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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 25, 2016

The Heart of Christmas

Elder Brad Jobert delivers this Christmas Day message on Luke 2:11. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

Dec 18, 2016

A Gift For The Savior

Elder Steven Todaro brings this Christmas message from Matthew 2:1-12 and discusses the significance of the gifts given to Jesus by the Wise Men and what gifts we can give Him today.

Dec 11, 2016

The Cleansing of the "Temple" - Gospel of John Series, Part Twelve

Elder Bill Welch returns back to the Gospel of John chapter 2 verses 13-25. Bill reveals that Jesus cleansing the temple in Jerusalem should correlate to our own personal lives today, for we are God's holy "temple."

Dec 4, 2016

"He must increase, but I must decrease." - Gospel of John Series, Part Eleven

Elder Brad Jobert completes John chapter 3 by preaching from verses 22-36 and John the Baptist's witness to the superiority of Christ.

Nov 27, 2016

"How Did Jesus Witness?" - Gospel of John Series, Part Ten

Elder Brad Jobert discusses John 3:18-21 and what Jesus discloses to Nicodemus about the true way that leads to salvation.

Nov 20, 2016

"So Very Thankful that God So Loved the World" - Gospel Of John Series, Part Nine

Elder Steven Todaro brings this Thanksgiving message on John 3:16-21 and the wonderful truth that God sent His Son to the earth for the salvation of mankind.

Nov 13, 2016

"Are you the teacher of Israel?"... Gospel of John Series, Part Eight

Elder Steven Todaro begins teaching on the third chapter of the Gospel of John. In verses 1-16, Steve discusses Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus, a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin, and the spiritual rebirth necessary to see the kingdom of God.  

Nov 6, 2016

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation..." - 2 Corinthians 5:17

Youth Leader Emmanuel Sutka, shares this brief message on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 on the spiritual transformation that takes place when one is united into the body of Christ.

Oct 30, 2016

Christ's First Miracle: Turning Water Into Wine - The Symbolism (Gospel of John Series, Part Seven)

Elder Bill Welch begins John 2 verses 1-13 and discusses the first miracle by Jesus and the symbolic meaning of taking the old and making it new.

Oct 23, 2016

"…We have found the Messiah (that is, the Christ)." - Gospel of John Series, Part Six

Brad Jobert completes the first chapter of the Gospel of John by speaking on verses 32-51.

Oct 16, 2016

"Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" - Gospel of John Series, Part Five

Elder Brad Jobert, preaching from John 1:19-39, discusses the Apostle John's and John the Baptist's deep comprehension of the divine and heavenly origin of Jesus.

Oct 9, 2016

"Jesus, the Lamb of God" - Gospel of John Series, Part Four

Elder Steve Todaro preaches on John 1:13-29 and how John the baptist pointed to Jesus as the perfect sacrificial "lamb" who takes away the sin of the world.

Oct 2, 2016

"What it Means to be a Child of God" - Gospel of John Series, Part Three

Elder Steve Todaro shares this sermon from John 1:11-14 and discusses how one who receives and believes in Christ has the right to become a child of God.

Sep 25, 2016

"Christ is The Light" - Gospel of John Series, Part Two

Elder Bill Welch continues the sermon series on the book of John discussing John 1:5-12.

Sep 18, 2016

"In the beginning was the Word"… Gospel of John Series, Part One

Elder Bill Welch begins the sermon series on the Gospel of John by discussing the first five verses of chapter 1.

Sep 11, 2016

What is the Measure of Your Love? - Part Two

Elder Brad Jobert preaches from Revelation 2:1-7 and shares the remedy Christ gives to restore the church in Ephesus, and to all Christians, who have left their first love.

Sep 4, 2016

What is the Measure of Your Love? - Part One

Elder Brad Jobert gives this message from Luke 7:35-50 on the great love shown to Jesus by a "sinful" woman in the house of Simon the Pharisee.

Aug 28, 2016

Sermon for the Commissioning Service of Legacy Christian Academy

Elder Steven Todaro delivers this message for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year at Legacy Christian Academy. The texts are taken from Colossians 2:2-8 and Hebrews 3:12-14.

Aug 21, 2016

"Because he has set his love upon Me..."

Brad Jobert delivers this sermon on Psalm 91:14-16 and the importance and necessity of home groups to help our spiritual growth.

Aug 14, 2016

LIFE Series - Part Eight: "Embracing the Bible as God's Divine, Inspired Word for Our Lives"

In this second sermon on the letter "E" of our LIFE Church acrostic, Brad Jobert speaks on Matthew 5:6 which encourages us to hunger and thirst for righteousness, and for Christ Himself, in all circumstances as He reveals Himself to us through Scripture. *(Please note that the end of the sermon was not recorded due to recording limitations)

Aug 7, 2016

LIFE Series - Part Seven: "Embracing the Bible as God's Divine, Inspired Word for Our Lives"

Starting from Hebrews 4:12, Elder Brad Jobert delivers this message on the letter "E" from our Life Church acrostic, and speaks on how the word of God becomes alive to us only when Christ, who is the Word, is living in us.

Jul 31, 2016

LIFE Series - Part Six: "Building a Strong Tower, by Being a Witness Outside the Church"

In this second message on the meaning of the letter "F" in our LIFE Church acrostic, Steve Todaro speaks on fostering meaningful relationships outside the church. The text is from 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 and Acts 1:6-9.

Jul 24, 2016

LIFE Series - Part Five: "Building a Strong Tower, by Building His People"

In message five, Elder Steve Todaro speaks on the letter "F" in our LIFE Church mission statement acrostic, and focuses on fostering meaningful relationships inside the church. The text is taken from Ephesians 4:10-16.

Jul 17, 2016

LIFE Series - Part Four: "Strategic Investing"

Teaching from the outline provided by Jim O'Neill of Christ Community Church, Elder Bill Welch discusses Philippians 3:12-16 and "focused giving" and the forward look needed to grow the Kingdom and to receive eternal heavenly rewards.

Jul 10, 2016

LIFE Series - Part Three: "Giving it all Away"

Elder Bill Welch shares this message from Galatians 2:17-21, using the outline prepared by Pastor Jim O'Neill of Christ Community Church. Bill discusses our part on Mission: To use our gifts, talents and time collectively for the Kingdom of God.

Jul 3, 2016

LIFE Series - Part Two: "Leading as a Servant"

Brad Jobert shares this sermon (from the outline provided by Pastor Jim O'Neill of Christ Community Church) and discusses John 13:3-5 and the washing of the disciples feet by Jesus at the Last Supper.

Jun 26, 2016

LIFE Series - Part One: "Leading to be Led"

Elder Brad Jobert, collaborating with Pastor Jim O'Neill of Christ Community Church, begins a new series exploring the meaning behind our church mission statement, as represented by the acrostic in our church name (LIFE).

Jun 19, 2016

"Lord, it is nothing for you to help."

Elder Brad Jobert preaches from 2 Chronicles 14:1-11 showing how God can transform a life that is fully surrendered to Him.

Jun 12, 2016

Vision Focus

Jim O'Neill of Christ Community Church shares this message about focusing on the vision and mission that God has for our church. The biblical text is taken from Psalm 119:129-135

Jun 5, 2016

Who Do You Say I Am? - Part Four

Jim O'Neill concludes the series by discussing the power we have in Jesus name. The text is taken from Acts 3:11-16.

May 29, 2016

"Lord, what would you have me do?" - Part Two

Chet Jobert delivers this message from 1 Timothy 3:14,15 and John 17:13-21 that continues his original sermon given on April 17.

May 22, 2016

Who Do You Say I Am? - Part Three

Bill Welch continues the preaching series begun by Pastor Jim O'Neill. He discusses Hebrews 7:23-27 that reveals Christ as both Priest and Lamb.

May 15, 2016

Who Do You Say I Am? - Part Two

Pastor Jim O'Neill continues the series by looking at three words used to describe Jesus and his ministry, Shepherd - Prophet - Teacher. The text is taken from John 10:1-18.

May 8, 2016

Who Do You Say I Am? - Part One

Guest speaker Jim O'Neill brings this message from Matthew 16:13-20.
*(Please note that there is a portion of the sermon that drops in volume)  

May 1, 2016

Ingredients for a Christ Centered Church

We welcome back Pastor Jim O'Neill of Christ Community Church who brings this message on Mark 8:34-38 and what it means to deny ourselves and to truly follow Jesus.

Apr 24, 2016

Magnitude: Living your life Shaken by God

We welcome guest speaker Pastor Jim O'Neill from Christ Community Church who delivers this message taken from Acts 9:1-8.

Apr 17, 2016

"Lord, what would you have me do?"

Chet Jobert brings this message on Acts 22:6-10 and Matthew 13:44.

Apr 10, 2016

"You are not your own: you were bought with a price."

Bill Welch preaches on 1 Corinthians 6:14-20 and discusses how we should view ourselves as bondservants of Christ.

Apr 3, 2016

Due to inclement weather, service was canceled on this day.

Mar 27, 2016

Easter Message 2016

After reading from John 20 (not recorded) Steve Todaro shares this Resurrection Sunday sermon. He is risen!

Mar 20, 2016

Palm Sunday Message 2016

Elder Brad Jobert shares this Palm Sunday sermon that explores the meaning of Jesus' "Triumphal Entry", which took place about a week before His crucifixion and resurrection. The text is taken from Matthew 21:1-9.


Mar 13, 2016

Our Living Hope

Chet Jobert shares this message from 1 Peter 1:3 and Acts 2:25-29.

Mar 6, 2016

Choosing The Better Part: Devotion to Christ

Quoting from Luke 10:38-42 and John 11:20-12:11, Elder Brad Jobert discusses the events of Mary, Martha and Lazarus that highlight the necessary and proper devotion to Christ.

Feb 28, 2016

"Lukewarm and Loving It" - Francis Chan Video

The congregation watched another video this week from Francis Chan. He speaks on the church of Laodicea, a rich and lukewarm church that is described in Revelation 3. Chan shows how it applies to many churches in our nation today and warns of the danger of God's judgment. The video can be seen from the following link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBhqrtMqrv8

Feb 21, 2016

The State of Our Church

Elder Brad Jobert shares this message in regards to our church body and to practical and spiritual  changes that may need to take place in the near future. The primary Scripture reference is from John 5:5-9.

Feb 14, 2016

Francis Chan Video

On this day, the congregation watched a video by Francis Chan entitled "If Jesus were the pastor of your church." This video may be watched by clicking on the link below.

Feb 7, 2016

"My house will be called a house of prayer"… Matthew 21:13

On this day, our church held a special service dedicating our time to prayer. Elder Brad Jobert gave a very brief message based on Matthew 21:13 and Philippians 4:4-7.

Jan 31, 2016

Video- Jim Cymbala of The Brooklyn Tabernacle

Instead of our regular morning service with our own sermon, the congregation watched a powerful message on video by Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle entitled "My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer." This exact video can be seen with the following link to Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U79YOKje2zU

Jan 24, 2016

The Conclusion of the Book of Hebrews, Hebrews 13

Steve Todaro delivers this final message of our series on the book of Hebrews. Steve discusses the doctrinal truths, practical applications and precious promises of God that applies to us in our times.

Jan 17, 2016

God is a God of Love and a Consuming Fire

Youth pastor Chet Jobert shares this sermon on Hebrews 12:28-13:3.

Jan 10, 2016

Hebrews 12:18-29

Brad Jobert discusses the end of Hebrews chapter 12.

Jan 3, 2016

New Years 2016 Message

Steve Todaro brings this message on Hebrews 12. This chapter will both encourage us and guide us into this New Year.