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Welcome to the Sermon Blog of Life Church (formerly New Testament Baptist Church/NTBC). Feel free to listen to or download sermons from our Sunday morning services. Then click on the comments to dialogue about the messages so we can learn from each other throughout the week. You may also click on the envelope after each post to send the link to a friend.

Dec 29, 2013

Be It Resolved!

As we close in on the start of a new year, Pastor Mark discusses New Years Resolutions and why we should resolve to improve. The text is taken from Ephesians 4:17-24.

Dec 22, 2013

"I've Got Something Great To Tell You!": Christmas Sermon Series, Part Three

Pastor Mark preaches on Luke 2:8-20 that describes the experiences of the shepherds and how they responded to the angel's message of the Savior's birth in Bethlehem.

Dec 15, 2013

"What Mary Knew About God": Christmas Sermon Series, Part Two

Preaching from Luke 1:39-56, Pastor Mark McEathron delivers this sermon which shows that Mary knew God is amazing!

Dec 8, 2013

"God's Grace Revealed": Christmas Sermon Series, Part One

Pastor Mark McEathron, preaching on the genealogy of Jesus written in Matthew 1:1-17, describes how God is a God of great grace.

Dec 1, 2013

"The Church is Called to Be Bold": Living With Passion Sermon Series, Part Three

Preaching from Acts 4:1-22, Pastor Mark discusses why God expects His church to be bold witnesses for Him.

Nov 24, 2013

"Practical Steps in Pursuing a Passionate Relationship with Jesus": Living With Passion Sermon Series, Part Two

Pastor Mark McEathron shares this sermon from Luke 18:35-43 on why passion for Christ rarely occurs in a vacuum.

Nov 17, 2013

"How the Individual Can Live with Passion": Living With Passion Sermon Series, Part One

Preaching from Ephesians 3:14-21, Pastor Mark shows that living passionately for Christ occurs in response to a deep realization of what He did for us.

Nov 10, 2013

"Lacking Purpose": Common Challenges of Life Sermon Series, Part 5

Pastor Mark McEathron preaches on how we find purpose in our lives by putting our eyes on God and bringing glory to Him. The text is taken from John 15:1-17.

Nov 3, 2013

A Message by Alan Dias-Martin from Romans 3, 4 and 5

Alan Dias-Martin shares a message on whether salvation and the Christian life is works based or faith based.

Oct 27, 2013

"Loneliness": Common Challenges of Life Sermon Series Part Four

Pastor Mark McEathron, preaching from Acts 2:42-47, shows how the best antidote for loneliness is to be close to God and Christian believers.

Oct 20, 2013

Welcome Pastor Paul Veit! (The Dino Pastor)

NTBC welcomes guest speaker Paul Veit, a.k.a The "Dino Pastor". Paul is a pastor, dinosaur researcher, nationwide speaker, and self-taught paleontologist. Through various venues he uses science and evidences of the natural world to demonstrate the reality of creation and the need for Jesus Christ. He also provides a variety of evidence for the Bible being the one and only truly supernatural book.

Oct 13, 2013

God is calling us, 'Come Up Higher'

Elder Paul Sargent shares this message from John 1:1-18.

Oct 6, 2013

"Finding Balance": Common Challenges of Life Sermon Series Part Three

Teaching from Proverbs 3:1-22, Pastor Mark McEathron reveals that finding balance in life starts with God.

Sep 29, 2013

Welcome Paul and Esther Lawal, Missionaries Working in Nigeria

After a brief introduction by Pastor Mark, guest speaker Paul Lawal gives an encouraging message on being "fishers of men" and also shares his own personal testimony.

Sep 22, 2013

"The Desire to Quit": Common Challenges of Life Series, Part Two

Preaching from John 6:60-71, Pastor Mark shows why God does not want Christians to be quitters.

Sep 15, 2013

"Worry": Common Challenges of Life Sermon Series, Part One

Preaching from Luke 12:22-34, Pastor Mark McEathron advises us to change our "worrying time" to "worshipping time"!
 

Sep 8, 2013

Great Lessons from Philemon

Pastor Mark McEathron, preaching from the entire book of Philemon, shows how Christianity calls believers to different standards than the surrounding culture.

Sep 1, 2013

"Be an Encourager!" 1 John Sermon Series Part 8

In the final message of the 1 John sermon series, Pastor Mark preaches from 1 John 5:13-21 that reveals how God wants you to be an encourager.

Aug 25, 2013

"Be an Overcomer!" 1 John Sermon Series Part 7

Speaking on 1 John 5:1-12, Pastor Mark McEathron presents five ways God wants us to live as overcomers.

Aug 18, 2013

Guest Speaker Bill Alexson of SportsPower International

Guest Speaker William Alexson visits NTBC and delivers a positive and hopeful message that encourages and uplifts the church to live faithfully with God.

Aug 11, 2013

"The Spirit World": 1 John Sermon Series Part Six

Pastor Mark McEathron preaches from 1 John 4:1-21, showing that the Power of God is far greater than the power of Satan.

Aug 4, 2013

Why Church? (Matthew 28:18-20)

Youth Leader Chet Jobert brings this message on the meaning of Church and what it looks like God's way.

Jul 28, 2013

July 28, 2013

NTBC held its annual church service and picnic at an outdoor park, therefore the sermon, Part Five of the 1 John series, was not recorded.

Jul 21, 2013

Being Children of God: 1 John Sermon Series Part Four

In part 4, Pastor Mark McEathron speaks on why it matters to God that God matters to us. The text is taken from 1 John 2:28-3:10.

Jul 14, 2013

Beware of Spiritual Deception: 1 John Sermon Series Part Three

Pastor Mark McEathron preaches on 1 John 2:18-27 which warns against smooth talkers who tell us that you don't need Jesus in order to get to heaven.

Jul 7, 2013

Transforming Our Actions: 1 John Sermon Series Part Two

Pastor Mark McEathron preaches from 1 John 2:1-17. SUMMARY: Challenges face our desire to transform our actions.

Jun 30, 2013

Living Well: 1 John Sermon Series Part One

Pastor Mark McEathron delivers this sermon which reveals why we can rejoice in John's testimony of Jesus, and his simple calls to living well.

Jun 23, 2013

Two Questions

Elder Gary Brennan speaks on the all-important question of the identity of Jesus.

Jun 16, 2013

What is Church?

Pastor Mark McEathron delivers a message revealing how the local church is one of God's greatest creations.

Jun 9, 2013

What are Christians Called to do?

This message by Pastor Mark McEathron is based on Matthew 22:34-40.

Jun 2, 2013

"Marriage God's Way" PART THREE: God Desires Greatness in Marriage

In part 3, Pastor Mark McEathron speaks on how God offers four simple steps on the road to a great marriage. The text for the sermon is from Genesis 2:18-25.

May 26, 2013

"Marriage God's Way" PART TWO: God's View of Submission

In part 2 about marriage, Pastor Mark describes how Biblical submission has a richer meaning than you might think. The Scripture for the sermon is taken from Ephesians 5:22-33.

May 19, 2013

"Marriage God's Way" PART ONE: God Said More About Marriage Than You May Realize

Pastor Mark McEathron delivers this sermon demonstrating that God's vision for husbands and wives is not limited to just the Scripture passages that refer to husbands and wives.

May 12, 2013

A Biblical Perspective on the Environment

Pastor Mark McEathron speaks on Genesis 1:20-2:3 revealing that God calls us to be wise stewards of His creation.

May 5, 2013

Take Pleasure When God Blesses Others: Jonah Series Part Four

Pastor Mark McEathron speaks on Jonah 4:1-11. (Please note that the audio begins at the 11 second mark)

Apr 28, 2013

God is a God of Second Chances: Jonah Series Part Three

Pastor Mark McEathron resumes the Jonah series revealing that God is often a God of second chances. The text is taken from Jonah 3:1-10.

Apr 21, 2013

Controversial Christ

Guest speaker Dr. Andrew Sargent shares this sermon based on Mark 2:18-3:6.

Apr 14, 2013

Apr 7, 2013

Does Disobedience Really Matter? Part One of Jonah Series.

Pastor Mark McEathron speaks on Jonah 1:1-17, which demonstrates that our emotions can challenge our obedience to God. (The sermon begins at the 11 second mark.)

Mar 31, 2013

Who Was Jesus?

On this Resurrection Sunday, Pastor Mark McEathron invites us to use logic, not emotion, to discover who Jesus really was. The Scripture for the sermon is from Luke 24:13-43.

Mar 24, 2013

The Paths of Destiny

Steve Todaro shares this Palm Sunday message. The text is taken from Matthew 21:1-11.

Mar 17, 2013

"Important Lessons from the Life & Ministry of Jesus" PART SIX: Hell is a Real Place

Pastor Mark McEathron delivers this message on the "Sheep and the Goats" found in Matthew 25:31-46.

Mar 10, 2013

"Important Lessons from the Life & Ministry of Jesus" PART FIVE: Forgive

Pastor Mark McEathron delivers this sermon based on the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant from Matthew 18:21-38. Please note that the message begins at the 13 second mark.

Mar 3, 2013

"Important Lessons from the Life & Ministry of Jesus" PART FOUR: Love Your Neighbor

The series continues with Pastor Mark McEathron speaking on the parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10:25-37.

Feb 24, 2013

"Important Lessons from the Life & Ministry of Jesus" PART THREE: The Why's, How's and What's of Prayer

Pastor Mark McEathron delivers this sermon expounding on why praying matters. The message begins at the 16 second mark. The text is taken from Luke 18:1-8.

Feb 17, 2013

"Important Lessons from the Life & Ministry of Jesus" PART TWO: The Risk and Rewards of Obedience

Pastor Mark McEathron continues the series by speaking on Mark 6:30-44, which reveals that we usually only experience the power of God when we faithfully and obediently take risks for Him.

Feb 10, 2013

"Important Lessons from the Life & Ministry of Jesus" PART ONE: The Reality of Temptation

Pastor Mark McEathron speaks on how it is only through preparation that we can guard against temptation. The Scripture for the sermon is taken from Luke 4:1-13.

Feb 3, 2013

Do You Trust God with your Finances?

Pastor Mark McEathron brings this message based on Malachi 3:6-12. Because God understands our struggles with money, He invites us to test His faithfulness in this area.

Jan 27, 2013

Is It Like a Cliff or Like a Waterfall?

Pastor Mark McEathron speaks about how our perspective about money will determine what we do with it. The text for the sermon is taken from Matthew 6:19-24.

Jan 20, 2013

"Four Chapters To A New You" Part 4 - How Does the 'New Me' Accomplish Something Meaningful?

Part 4 is based on Nehemiah 2:1-20. Pastor Mark McEathron shows how good ideas for the Kingdom only turn to reality because of effort.

Jan 13, 2013

"Four Chapters To A New You" Part 3 - Stumbling Blocks To Undertaking Service

The Scriptures used for the message are Exodus 3:9-14; Exodus 4:1-13 and Genesis 12:1-10. The sermon by Pastor Mark McEathron begins near the 20 second mark.

Jan 6, 2013

"Four Chapters To A New You" Part 2- What Happens When Our Eyes Are Open?

Pastor Mark McEathron speaks on Genesis 41:15-36 which reveals how God does not leave us unaware of areas needing change.