North Cleveland Baptist Church
Where Love is Alive
What’s happening this week?
- Sunday’s Sermon Outline: Reasons to Have Hope
- WOMEN ON MISSION is collecting items for Women at the Well during the month of November. A list of items needed is located with each box. Donations can be placed in the boxes in the vestibule, welcome center, and annex. See Ann Duggan for more details.
- WOMEN ON MISSION will not meet during the month of December.
- CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA ORDERS We will be decorating our sanctuary for the holidays with poinsettias. The cost will be $15.50 each. Forms will be available at sanctuary entrances for placing an order.
- HANGING OF THE GREEN is Sunday, Nov 27th at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
- WINTER YOUTH RETREAT is December 2nd-4th. Cost is $80 per student, which covers 2 nights of lodging, activities, and meals. Deadline to sign up is Nov 27th. See Jason, Jake, or Emery for more information.
- DECEMBER 4TH IS THE SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVENT. We will leave the church at 1:00 PM. The show starts at 3 and we will return by 6:30 PM. Cost is $20 per person. Deadline to sign up is Nov 27th.
- YOUTH THANK YOU CELEBRATION for Jason is Wednesday the 30th at 6:30 in the gym. There will be light refreshments. All are welcome to come by and offer thanks to Jason for his many years of service.
Join us Sunday Mornings
8:30 AM – Worship
9:45 AM – Bible Study
11 AM – Worship
DOWNLOAD THE SERMON OUTLINE for Sunday, October 30:
THE GOSPEL AND GOD’S RESOURCES
Watch Livestream of Sunday Worship
- My NCBC Story: Dr. Jay McCluskeyI witnessed the providence of God guiding our church in a series of church decisions made between 1997 and 2000. In the late 1990’s the… Continue reading My NCBC Story: Dr. Jay McCluskey
- My NCBC Story: Jeff MoweryI remember when the sanctuary was most recently remodeled. Before new carpet was applied, we had the opportunity to write our favorite scriptures on the… Continue reading My NCBC Story: Jeff Mowery
- My NCBC Story: Anita BatesAs a “lifer”, one of my first vivid memories of North Cleveland Baptist is of a bright day when the men and ladies were working… Continue reading My NCBC Story: Anita Bates
- PRESCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL teachers and helpers needed for preschool classes.
Contact: Holly Cox
- MEDIA SHOUT – We need volunteers to run the computer on a rotating basis during the Sunday morning worship services.
Contact: Lanny Green
- LIVESTREAM – We need volunteers to run the livestream during both services on a rotating basis during the Sunday morning worship services.
Contact: Lanny Green
- COMPASSION CARE MINISTRY – Serving and attending to temporary needs of the elderly/homebound members of our congregation. Additional info at the entrances to the sanctuary.
Contact: Jean Tucker
NCBC is hiring!
WEEKDAY CHILDCARE MINISTRY IS HIRING! If you or someone you know enjoys working with babies through pre-kindergarten age children, please call 472-4172 to learn more or to get an application.
Weekly Words from the Staff
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
-Deuteronomy 6:5-9 NIV
Just a quick recap from my sermon Sunday on Deuteronomy 6. This familiar passage on spiritual family life can feel overwhelming at first glance. When we break it down sentence-by-sentence we can see that discipleship is taking the things we already do in everyday life and incorporating God into those behaviors. It’s allowing God to shape our everyday family experience to include His ways and His truths.
Discipling our children doesn’t require a seminary degree, a lifetime of biblical knowledge, or even the right answer all of the time. Instead, it has everything to do with a willing heart and intentional actions.
There are three distinct steps to family discipleship in Deuteronomy 6:5-9. The first is loving the heart of God. The second is speaking the truths of God to our children as we go about the daily activities of life. Moses did not mean that every conversation is about God. He was talking about the concept of “teachable moments.” These are moments that happen in the course of everyday life when we are sitting at the breakfast table, driving in the car to school, sitting in the drive thru at Chick-Fil-A, or watching TV as a family. The third principle we see on discipleship is modeling the ways of God to our children. In verses 8-9 Moses said to take the truths of God and tie them as symbols on our hands and bind them on our foreheads; writing them on the door frames of our houses and on our gates. Take note of the figure of speech Moses used here: Tie them, bind them, write them.
These are all verbs; actions that are performed. Moses was saying that a component of discipling our children is wrapped up in our actions. Our children learn how to be like Christ by watching us. They watch the way we spend our money, what we do with our time, the words we speak to strangers, and how we respond when under pressure.
Discipleship is about shaping the heart. Our temptation as parents is to default to behavior modification. We try to “fix” our kids by changing their behavior. From the model of discipleship we are shown in Deuteronomy 6, the last step in the process deals with actions and behavior. The first step is connecting their heart to God’s heart. After the heart is right, right behavior will follow.
Where are we located?
2815 North Ocoee Street
Cleveland, Tennessee 37312
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