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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.

Oct 6, 2019

Check Up - Galatians

No one likes check ups, but they are necessary if you want to stay healthy. Paul wrote several letters to churches as spiritual "check ups". He looked at their health (good and bad) and gave instructions on how to move forward. Today we look at his instructions to the churches in Galatia and what it means to have "freedom in Christ".

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Galatians 1, 2 & 5

Sep 29, 2019

Check Up - 1 & 2 Corinthians

No one likes check ups, but they are necessary if you want to stay healthy. Paul wrote several letters to churches as spiritual "check ups". He looked at their health (good & bad) and gave instructions on how to move forward. Today we look at his instructions to the church in Corinth and what it means to be "ambassadors of Christ".

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: 2 Corinthians 5

Sep 22, 2019

Check Up - Romans

No one likes check ups, but they are necessary if you want to stay healthy. Paul wrote several letters to churches in the New Testament as spiritual "check ups". He looked at their health (good and bad) and gave instructions on how to move forward. Today we look at his instructions to the church in Rome.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Romans 8
*(Please note that the audio cuts out briefly between the 13 and 14 minute mark) 

Sep 15, 2019

The Movement Begins - Movement of Multiplication

The church is more than just a gathering, it's a missional movement. The book of Acts isn't about the growth of one church, it's about the movement of Jesus' people multiplying all over the ancient world. They were changing culture, values, perspectives, and lives. Today we look at what multipliers look life.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Romans 10 & 16

Sep 8, 2019

The Movement Begins - Movement of Diversity

The church is more than just a gathering, it is a missional movement. Through Jesus people of all types, backgrounds and walks of life have been united together. Together, through unity in our diversity, we become a part of something beautiful that God is putting together - a family!

Speaker: Associate Pastor Aaron Kaeble
Text: Acts 10 & Ephesians 2:11-22

Sep 1, 2019

The Movement Begins - Movement of Synergy

The church is more than just a gathering, it's a missional movement. Each person brings different gifts and talents to the church as a whole, but the greatest gift a church has to offer the world is Jesus.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: 1 Corinthians 12 & 13

Aug 25, 2019

The Movement Begins - Movement of People

The church is more than just a gathering, it's a missional movement. In a culture of brands, names, buildings, and big lights, it's easy to forget that the church is not a place or a name, but simply God's people on God's mission.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Acts 2 & 1 Corinthians 12

Aug 18, 2019

The Movement Begins - Movement of Power

The church is more than just a gathering of people, it's a missional movement. The church began with a surge of power when the Holy Spirit filled the followers of Jesus. What does having that type of power mean? What does that power allow the church to do? Today we dive into a discussion on power.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Acts 1 & Matthew 5

Aug 11, 2019

Life of Jesus - Risen

The Resurrection is the single biggest moment, not just in Christianity, but in the history of the universe. Life as we know it hinges on this event. Today we look at why Jesus came to be crucified and why He rose again. And how we can know that we are loved personally by the God of the universe.

Speaker: Associate Pastor Aaron Kaeble
Text: Matthew 28:1-10 / 1 John 4:7-19

Aug 4, 2019

Life of Jesus - Crucified

Jesus' sacrifice on the cross is the single greatest expression of love humanity has ever known. Jesus' sacrifice is both the reason and model for stepping into faith, and for taking any step of faith. Today we take a look at the effects of Jesus' sacrifice on humanity.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Matthew 27; 1 John 1; Colossians 1;  2 Corinthians 1

Jul 28, 2019

Worship the One Who is Worthy


Guest Speaker: Bruce Snavely of Global Baptist Training Foundation gbtf.net
Text: Revelation 4 & 5

Jul 21, 2019

7/21/19

Due to extreme weather conditions and problems with our church facility, the service was canceled for the day.

Jul 14, 2019

The Life of Jesus - Multiply the Offering

Jesus is the central figure in the entire Bible and all of human history. His life, ministry, death, and resurrection have made an undeniable impact on our world. Today we look at one of Jesus most well known miracles, and how that same miracle can be produced in our lives if we are willing to give ourselves completely to Him.

Speaker: Aaron Kaeble
Text: Mark 6:30-44

Jul 7, 2019

The Life of Jesus - The Sower

Jesus is the central figure of the entire Bible and all of human history. His life, ministry, death, and resurrection have made an undeniable impact on our world. Today we look at one of the first lessons Jesus ever taught and how a simple story about planting seeds is foundational to understanding all of Jesus' teachings. *(Please note that the audio cuts out near the end of the sermon and was not recorded)  

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Mark 4

Jun 30, 2019

The Life of Jesus - The Word

Jesus is the central figure of the entire Bible and all of human history. His life, ministry, death, and resurrection had made an undeniable impact on our world. Today we take a look at the period of time right before He arrived, and what people were expecting the Messiah to be like.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: John 1

Jun 23, 2019

The Prophets - Jonah

The prophets were men who were tasked with communicating messages from God to humanity. Jonah was a peculiar prophet because he spent all his time and energy fighting, arguing, and running from God. His story is tragic, but gives us a unique look into how God sees the people we refuse to give chances to.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Jonah 1-4 & Matthew 5

Jun 16, 2019

The Prophets - Daniel

The prophets were men who were tasked with communicating messages from God to humanity. Daniel was a prophet who spoke more with action than words. His story exists as a model for followers of Jesus on how to show the love of God to the world without compromising obedience to God.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Daniel 1 & 6

Jun 9, 2019

The Prophets - Hosea

The prophets were men who were tasked with communicating messages from God to humanity. In Hosea we see God's scandalous, relentless and underserved love put on display through Hosea's marriage to an unlikely spouse. Today we look at how this message has the same implications for us today.

Speaker: Associate Pastor Aaron Kaeble
Text: Hosea 1, 2 & 3

Jun 2, 2019

The Prophets - Isaiah

The prophets were men who were tasked with communicating messages from God to humanity. Isaiah's central message was "only God can save".  Today we look at where that message started, how it was communicated, and what that means for us.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Hebrews 11, Isaiah 6 & 30

May 26, 2019

God's Songs - Psalm 110

The Psalms are a collection of songs written for and about God. Psalm 110 is quoted more often in the New Testament than any other Old Testament passage. Today we find out why!

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Psalm 110, Hebrews 7 & Romans 1

May 19, 2019

God's Songs - Psalm 31

The Psalms are a collection of songs written for and about God. Psalm 31 is filled with both deep anguish and joyous celebration. Today we look at how the songwriter uses both to endure hardship.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Psalm 31

May 12, 2019

God's Songs / Psalm 22

The Psalms are a collection of songs written for and about God. In Psalm 22 we look at some of Jesus' final words on the cross. Why did He choose these words? And what do they mean for us? We may just see that He wanted to show us something way bigger than ourselves.

Speaker: Associate Pastor Aaron Kaeble
Text: Psalm 22

May 5, 2019

God's Songs / Psalm 8

The Psalms are a collection of songs written for and about God. In Psalm 8, David conveys an incredible "awe" of who God is, His power of creation, and the massive value He places in each human being. Today we look at what it really means to be in "awe" of God.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Psalm 8

Apr 28, 2019

Above All Else

Guest Speaker: Scott Maiden
Text: Luke 10

Apr 21, 2019

Easter - The Way

People from every country, every ethnic group, and all walks of life celebrate a small town Jewish carpenter each year on Easter Sunday. Why? What makes Jesus the centerpiece of human history? Could it really be that Jesus was exactly who he said he was? The "Way" to a relationship with God?

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: John 14 & 20

Apr 14, 2019

The Life of David

King David is the most mentioned figure in the Bible after Jesus. He was a great leader, and called a "a man after God's own heart". Today we look at David's life to find a few principles that made him a great servant, shepherd, warrior, and king.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: 1 Samuel 16 & Acts 13

Apr 7, 2019

The Battle - Own It

Samson was a powerful man who was chosen by God to rescue Israel, but he squandered his potential  however by never owning his weaknesses and mistakes. If we never own defeat, defeat will own us.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Judges 14 & 15

Mar 31, 2019

The Battle - Called Out

God desires to call out of us what He has placed inside us - mighty heroes for His kingdom! Today we look at a man named Gideon and see what drove him from being a selfish, scared, overlooked man to a mighty hero for Israel.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Judges 6 & 7

Mar 24, 2019

The Battle - Battle Within

Before the Israelites were ready to battle for the promised land, God wanted them to face the battle within themselves. The battle against the brokenness, fear, and turmoil within themselves.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Joshua 1:1-9

Mar 17, 2019

Three Alternatives

Speaker: Guest Bryan Spicer of Bay State Baptist Church in Billerica MA
Text: John 6:60-69

Mar 10, 2019

GODS AT WAR- God of the Law

It's one thing to guard your heart from idols, but why follow the God who gave "the law". Is the law a reflection of a strict God who demands nothing less than absolute, unwavering obedience from His followers or else?? Or is there more to the law than that?

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Exodus 20 & Romans 3

Mar 3, 2019

GODS AT WAR - Doubt

God gave Moses a great mission; to be part of rescuing the nation of Israel from the clutches of Egyptian bondage. Moses' reaction was to immediately doubt himself, God, and the outcome. Today we look at how God sees and handles our personal doubts.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Exodus 3

Feb 24, 2019

GODS AT WAR - The Story

Every great story has three things; an author, a hero, and a message. Today we pick up on the beginning of Exodus and examine how those three elements play out in this story.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Exodus 1



Feb 17, 2019

Life of Joseph - Freedom to Forgive

Today we see the story of Joseph come to its climactic end. Joseph gets the opportunity of a lifetime to get his revenge, something we can all relate to. But we see that Joseph was able to overcome his bitterness and freely forgive. And we're going to look at how we can have that same freedom.

Speaker: Aaron Kaeble
Text: Genesis 45 & 50

Feb 10, 2019

Life of Joseph - A Rise to Power

Life throws tests at all of us: the test of the pit; and the test of power and prosperity. Many of us pass the test in the pit and run to God in our worst times, but most fail the test of power and prosperity. Today we see how Joseph was able to pass both tests and depend on God even more during the good times.

Speaker: Aaron Kaeble
Text: Genesis 40 & 41

Feb 3, 2019

Life of Joseph - His People

The life of Joseph starts off tragic, and then becomes one of the most inspirational stories in the Bible. God reminds Joseph of His presence even in the most difficult times. Today we look at the significance of God being present in our lives.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Genesis 37 & 39

Jan 27, 2019

In the Beginning - FAITH IS...

After Adam and Eve turned from God toward sin, humanity spent generations trying to figure out its relationship with God. Today we take a look at the lives of several figures in Genesis and how their faith was shown and made their lives pleasing to God.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Hebrews 11

Jan 20, 2019

In the Beginning - Heart, Soul, Mind, Strength

Jesus said that the most important commandment was to love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength. Today we take a look at the significance of that command and how Adam and Eve's decision in the Garden is directly connected to that command.

Speaker: Pastor Steven Lucas
Text: Genesis 3, Mark 12

Jan 13, 2019

In the Beginning - Made to Worship

Continuing our journey through the Bible, today we look into the fall of man and Satan's plan to destroy mankind. But we also look at how worship just may be our most important weapon.

Speaker: Associate Pastor Aaron Kaeble
Text: Genesis 3: 1-15

Jan 6, 2019

In the Beginning - From Which We Came

As we begin our journey through the Bible, we need to first understand what happened at the beginning in order to understand the whole story. Today we look at our beginning and what that has to say about how we relate with God, our Creator. (Please note that there was a problem with our mic which caused a decrease in volume around the 13 minute mark. However, we were able to boost the volume so that all the sermon is still audible.) 

Speaker: Associate Pastor Aaron Kaeble
Text: Genesis 1-2