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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 31, 2017

Making Sense of the Battle

We deal with spiritual warfare everyday. It's easy to get overwhelmed and give up or give in to temptation. Today we look at James 1 to see how temptation works so we can fight it off more effectively. Life brings chaos, but God's Word brings clarity to the battles in our lives. Pastor Steven Lucas brings this message.

Dec 24, 2017

Dec. 24, 2017

We apologize again that we had problems with the recording of today's sermon. We will be upgrading our equipment in the hope that this will no longer be an issue.

Dec 17, 2017

Dec. 17, 2017

Due to technical problems, the sermon was not recorded on this day.

Dec 10, 2017

Ghost of Christmas Future

Fear and resistance to change can keep us from living impactful lives. Today we look into James 1:22-25 and passages in Philippians about ways that we can change and live an impactful life. Aaron Kaeble shares this message.

Dec 3, 2017

Ghost of Christmas Present

One of the most prevalent issues in our culture today is anxiety. Anxiety isn't anything new, but it is on the rise. Today we turn to Matthew 6 and John 15 to see what Jesus said about anxiety. Pastor Steven Lucas shares this sermon.

Nov 26, 2017

Ghost of Christmas Past

We all struggle with things from our past. Today we talk about how to overcome the shame from our past. Pastor Steven Lucas shares this sermon which was taken from various scriptures from both the Old and New Testaments.

Nov 19, 2017

Attitude Matters

The holiday season is supposed to be filled with cheer, but it is often the hardest time to be encouraged or encouraging. Today we look at Joshua 1 to find keys to having a God honoring attitude even in hard times. This sermon was delivered by Pastor Steven Lucas.

Nov 12, 2017

Overwhelmed

In life we get faced with many overwhelming circumstances and don't know how to respond. Today we take a look at how we respond to our circumstances by looking at the example of Joab. The scripture is taken from 1 Chronicles 19:8-15 and Aaron Kaeble shared this message.

Nov 5, 2017

bigCHURCH - Big Difference

The church has had a greater impact on the course of human history than any other religion, organization, or invention. Today we look at what differences we have made, and how to continue to make differences in the lives of those around us. The message was delivered by Pastor Steven Lucas.

Oct 29, 2017

bigCHURCH - Big Drift

The tension between the concepts of grace and truth has been felt in churches for 2000 years. We have a tendency to drift toward one or the other. Today we discuss a major tension the early church faced and how to avoid drifting into the mindset of only specializing in one or the other. Pastor Steven Lucas brings this message based on Acts 15.

Oct 22, 2017

bigCHURCH - Big Audience

Guest speaker Pastor Bryan Spicer challenges us to not be satisfied with being comfortable in our faith. Instead we should confront our comfort with the Word, challenge ourselves to take risks in our faith, and change to live more like Jesus. The Scripture is taken from Acts 9:1-19.

Oct 15, 2017

bigCHURCH - Big & Bold

The early church grew quickly due to the boldness of the followers of Jesus. Today Aaron Kaeble talks about what we can learn from the boldness of the early church and how we can be bold in our faith today. The Scripture for the sermon is taken from Acts 5:27-42.

Oct 8, 2017

bigCHURCH - Big Prayers

How we pray matters. The early church grew due to the bold prayers of the followers of Jesus. Today we talk about how to pray big prayers. The Scripture is from Acts 4:23-31 and the sermon was delivered by Steven Lucas.

Oct 1, 2017

October 1, 2017

Steven Lucas introduced a new sermon series on what it means to be a church. Unfortunately, the sermon was not recorded due to technical difficulties.

Sep 24, 2017

The Good News

Today we are going back to basics. Followers of Jesus have been given a message to spread the Gospel. That message is the good news that God has provided a connection between you and Him through Jesus! The sermon is given by Steven Lucas and the Scripture is taken from the Gospel of John chapter 3.

Sep 17, 2017

C4 - Core

Speaking from 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Steven Lucas emphasizes the importance of every Christian "running the race," which is the Christian life of service, knowing it will reap an eternal reward. 

Sep 10, 2017

C3 - Connect

Aaron Kaeble brings another message in the C4 Series concerning the importance of making close connections within the body of Christ. The Scripture is taken from Ecclesiastes 4:7-12.

Sep 3, 2017

C2 - Crowd

Aaron Kaeble delivers this sermon from John 1:10-14 that speaks of God being full of truth and grace, which should be openly displayed by us in equal measure as His followers. *(please note that a very brief section of the sermon was deleted due to recording problems at the 25 minute mark)

Aug 27, 2017

C1 - Community

Steven Lucas discusses our responsibility to make Christ known in and around our community. The Scripture is taken from Mark 2:1-12. *(We apologize for the overall low volume throughout the sermon)

Aug 20, 2017

C4 - My Job

Preaching from Matthew 28, Steven Lucas points out that Jesus commanded ALL of His followers, not just those that are "gifted" in evangelism, to go and make disciples by His designated authority to the Church.

Aug 13, 2017

"However..."

Aaron Kaeble challenges us to examine whether there are any "high places" in our lives that need to be taken down and whether God is who we truly value above all else. The Scripture is taken from 1 Kings 8:59-61 and 1 Kings 11:1-6, 9.    

Aug 6, 2017

Playlist: It's Not Over (Track 2)

Continuing the theme of the church's spiritual playlist, Steven Lucas discusses Track 2, which is that Jesus' work in you is not over and that Jesus' work through you is not over. He explains these truths based on Philippians 1 and Acts 16.

Jul 30, 2017

Playlist: God is God (Track 1)

Just as we make personal music playlists comprised of songs we prefer to hear above other music, Steven Lucas explains how we should also have a playlist of spiritual truths that we constantly bring to remembrance above all the noise that competes for our attention. The first track of this spiritual playlist, taken from Psalm 46, is that God is God and is sovereign in all circumstances.

Jul 23, 2017

Sync: Love My Neighbor

Steven Lucas teaches on the Parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10:25-37 and the various actions involved in truly loving our neighbor.

Jul 16, 2017

Sync: My Strength

Life Church welcomes Aaron Kaeble as he continues the series on Mark 12:29-30 and discusses ways we can love God with all our strength.

Jul 9, 2017

Sync: My Soul

Steven Lucas continues his series on connecting with God by speaking on the Parable of the Talents from Matthew 25:14-30 that encourages us to use our own unique talents and our time with a sense of urgency for the glory of God.

Jul 2, 2017

July 2, 2017

We are sorry that there is no recording available of the sermon for this day.

Jun 25, 2017

Our Salvation, Our Foundation, Our Connection, Our Action

Elder Steve Todaro gives this sermon and synopsis on the book of 1 Peter that deals with our identity in Jesus and how we should act in accordance with our calling with Christ as our Cornerstone.

Jun 18, 2017

The One Who Works

Youth leader Manny Sutka speaks on Jesus' Parable of the Two Sons in Matthew 21:28-31 that describes those who actually do the will of God as opposed to those who say they will serve Him but then refuse to do so.

Jun 11, 2017

Getting Our Hearts "In Sync" With God - Part One

Guest speaker Steven Lucas brings this message from the Gospel of Mark inviting us to examine our hearts and to determine which "soil" we are in the parable of the sower so that we can bear fruit by being in sync with God.

Jun 4, 2017

Walking in the Spirit

On this Pentecost Sunday, Brad Jobert delivers a message from Acts 1 and 2 on living our lives in the fullness and power of the Holy Spirit.

May 28, 2017

From the Mess to the Message: Testimonies - Week 3

Two more members of Life Church share their stories of God's grace and faithfulness in times that test our faith.

May 21, 2017

The Holy Spirit: Our Path Out Of The Mess

Brad Jobert speaks on Psalms 51 and 86 and shows that the power and strength of the Holy Spirit within us is one of the keys to help us through the storms of life and glorifies God.

May 14, 2017

From the Mess to the Message: Testimonies - Week 2

This week continues the series of testimonies of God's grace and faithfulness during times of doubt or difficulty in the lives of members of the Life Church family.

May 7, 2017

Francis Chan - "Getting Real"

Life Church watched a video called "Getting Real" by Francis Chan that urges Christians to deal honestly with themselves and with God in regards to unconfessed sin. The sermon can be seen at this link...https://youtu.be/vKzHCiNm-XM

Apr 30, 2017

From the Mess to the Message: Testimonies- Week 1

This week begins the series of testimonies of God's grace and faithfulness during times of doubt or difficulty in the lives of members of the Life Church family.

Apr 23, 2017

From the Mess to the Message

Elder Brad Jobert shares this sermon on Acts 2:1-12, 37-39 about the day of Pentecost and the moving of the Holy Spirit on the church and how He continues to work in our own lives today.
*(Please note that the sound drops between the 24th and 30th minute of the message)

Apr 16, 2017

God's Heart For Us

Elder Brad Jobert brings this message on Resurrection Sunday about God's heart of great love to redeem lost sinners and those struggling with their faith. *(please note that due to technical problems the volume drops briefly on occasion during the sermon)

Apr 9, 2017

Rejoice In the Lord ALWAYS!

Guest speaker Steven Lucas shares this Palm Sunday message about how we as followers of Jesus have reason to rejoice each and every day, not just on holidays and Sundays. The text for this sermon is taken from Matthew 21:1-11.

Apr 2, 2017

Self Oppression Suppresses God

Youth leader Manny Sutka returns to speak on how "self-hatred" and wrong thinking suppresses the Holy Spirit's work in our lives, but focusing on the fact that we have been forgiven and redeemed and empowered by the Holy Spirit will encourage us to pursue whatever work God has planned for us.

Mar 26, 2017

True Hope!

Youth leader Manny Sutka brings this message from Romans 8:22-25 about having true hope that only comes from a relationship with God and how God wants us to be His hands and feet and use our spiritual gifts to be obedient to Him in fulfilling the role He has for us in the Body of Christ.

Mar 19, 2017

March 19, 2017 - Troy Bourne

Life Church welcomed singer, songwriter and musician Troy Bourne  (http://www.jirehscopeministries.org) as he ministered to the congregation with songs and a message for our church. Though Troy allowed us to share that service, unfortunately we had technical problems with the recording and are unable to share that special experience.

Mar 12, 2017

Unboxed!

Guest speaker Steven Lucas brings a message that discusses the popular trend on Youtube of unboxing items with the intention of revealing the various uses and contents and how we can do something similar by "unboxing" ourselves and Jesus. The text is taken from Revelation 2:1-7.
*(please note that due to technical difficulties the volume drops near the 7 minute mark and remains low to the end of the sermon)  

Mar 5, 2017

The Role of Church in a Believers Life

Life Church welcomes guest speaker and our former youth pastor Chet Jobert! Chet gives us an update on the new church plant called The Well and delivers a sermon on what our mindset should be in regards to obediently living out our mission as the Body of Christ. *(please note that a brief  portion of the sermon between the 49th and 50th minute was not recorded)

Feb 26, 2017

The Fourfold Witness - Gospel of John Series, Part Nineteen

Elder Steve Todaro completes John chapter 5 by discussing verses 28-47 and those that testify to the identity of Jesus and His deity. Steve encourages us also to be a light to the world for Christ.  

Feb 19, 2017

"The Son, the Giver of Life" - Gospel of John Series, Part Eighteen

Elder Steven Todaro speaks on John 5:15-30 and how Jesus appeared to the legalists as "breaking the Sabbath," but was actually working to give life to the spiritually dead.

Feb 12, 2017

February 12, 2017

No service was held due to inclement weather.

Feb 5, 2017

Do You Want To Be Made Well? - Gospel of John Series, Part Seventeen

Elder Steve Todaro preaches from John 5:1-15 and the healing by Jesus of a man at the Pool of Bethesda and applies the truths of the miracle to our own lives.

Jan 29, 2017

"Superficial Faith" - Gospel of John Series, Part Sixteen

Brad Jobert discusses John 4:43-54 that reveals the problem of superficial belief among those who appear to follow Christ compared to those with true faith that leads to salvation.

Jan 22, 2017

Are You Thirsty For Living Water? - Gospel of John Series, Part Fifteen

Elder Brad Jobert speaks on John 4:27-42 and the powerful impact the Samaritan woman had on her village due to her witness about Jesus.

Jan 15, 2017

Woman at the Well: "Water of Life" Part Two - Gospel of John Series, Part Fourteen

Elder Bill Welch continues discussing the conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. The text is taken from John 4:15-26.

Jan 8, 2017

Jan. 8, 2017

No service was held on this day due to snow.

Jan 1, 2017

Woman at the Well: "Water of Life" - Gospel of John Series, Part Thirteen

Elder Bill Welch starts the new year speaking on John 4:1-15 and the meaning behind the surprising encounter between a Samaritan woman and Jesus at Jacob's well.