A message from Pastor David
Weekly Update 1/20/21
We resumed our, in person services—at all of our campuses. We are follow masking guidelines, social distancing, cleaning protocols, but we were gathering in person!
We will resume Thursday Night Church IN PERSON February 4th at 6:30 p.m.
Our online campus—NCC Live – continues as well. We look forward to engaging with all of you in one place or another.
We’ve had a great turnout for Financial Peace University. It’s not too late to sign up. Go to our website for information.
It’s also not too late for Rooted! This is a foundational starting point for Northwest Christian Church and our Discipleship Pathway! Both of these have some in person and some online options.
Well today we have a new president. I want to take time to pray for President Biden. As Christ followers that’s our privilege and responsibility.
I know we continue to be a divided country. As Christ followers lets do our part trusting in God. Monday we remembered Martin Luther King Jr. An eloquent minister who was active in some other divided times.
He has many great quotes. One I really like is this: Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
As Christ followers we understand this better than some. Jesus is the light of the world! He’s the one who takes care of the darkness. And when it comes to love—Paul reminds in that great Love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13—the love chapter–these 3 remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.
So, Christ followers, let’s pray, let’s love, let’s shed light, the light of Jesus Chris in the darkness!
Would you join me in prayer for our country and our president!
Our Father, we turn to you today, as our Shepherd…our Leader…our Friend…our God…our SAVIOR …and we THANK you for being consistent and pure and always good and faithful.
And we call out to you now, with hearts bursting with so many thoughts and feelings … we cry out to you on behalf of our nation and our families and our own hearts … because we need you.
We pray for President Biden and Vice President Harris. WE pray as we’ve prayed for our other presidents. We pray for wisdom, strength, discernment. Their tasks and responsibilities are not easy—give them endurance! We pray they will seek you! Pray that they will find your favor and lead well!
Father God, we come to You knowing that whatever emotions we are feeling, excitement, hopeful, some feel VULNERABLE and CONCERNED, we thank you that you are our protector and provider, our strong tower and fortress–that all of us, the most weak, oppressed, neglected, and disempowered among us can find strength and confidence and identity and assurance in you through Jesus.
So we seek you! And as we continue to deal with Division, we ask for your Spirit of unity to move in the church to help us model oneness.
And So we pray… a prayer from St. Francis. Lord make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Jesus Christ son of God, king of the universe, grant that we would not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
to BE understood as to understand;
to BE loved as to love, like you love.
And we pray all this in the strong, enduring, unchanging name of Jesus, Amen.