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PALATABLE JOY!

PALATABLE JOY! Editor’s note: This week’s encore Advent article by Pastor Mark focuses on Joy. So, enjoy. “Joy to the World, the Lord has come”… is a theme that is expressed through song, giving of gifts, on Christmas cards. (I received a card in the mail today with...

ADVENT: ARE YOU PREPPING?

Editor’s note: This week’s encore Advent article by Pastor Mark focuses on preparation. Enjoy. A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The...

ADVENT: BEING A CHRISTMAS LIGHT!

Editor’s note: Last week Pastor Mark shared some wonderful insight into the meaning of Advent. This week, we dust off another great piece he crafted on how to live out the heart of Advent. Enjoy. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ADVENT

Editor’s note: Advent, once a cornerstone of the Christmas season, has slowly disappeared from many Christian worship services. Since our founding, Advent has become an annual tradition at Narratives Church. Because it can be so foreign to those who have never...

GIVING GOD THE GLORY!

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” — Colossians 3:15 We can all find the heart of God when we are in peace and, as a result, we are thankful and act with gratitude. Gratitude also...

A CLOUDED COMMUNITY

There is no doubt Narratives Church is in transition. As we all know, Pastor Mark and his family will end their tenure here on Dec. 31. It is certainly a time of reflection, sadness, and, yes, even celebration as we honor the gift of their ministry in birthing...

DO YOU KNOW YOUR BODY PARTS?

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” — I Corinthians 12:27 No other religion, organization, or community uses the analogy of the human body for community. The Apostle Paul uses this analogy to convey several important aspects. 1) You...

OBEDIENCE THAT REVEALS FAITH

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.” Hebrews 11:1-2 Can you imagine trying to live a Christian life without faith, commitment, hope, and conviction? It would be...

LIGHT TRIUMPHS THE DARKNESS

Editor’s note: Pastor Mark wanted to share a letter that was read during last week’s Pastor’s prayer gathering. The letter was written by Troy Russell, a former parishioner at Meridian Baptist, who now lives in Las Vegas and works at a local hospital. It is quite...

EXERCISING MORE THAN THE BODY

Editor’s note: Before leading us into worship on Sunday morning, Levi Michaud took a few minutes to share how God was working in his life last week. We asked him to share it with the full community through this week’s In the Know. Here’s his thoughts. My ordinary trip...

THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES

On Sunday, Ben Phaychanpheng, a seminary student and deacon at Narratives Church, brought to us a message on Jehovah Shalom (peace), one of a series of sermons on the Names of God. So far, we’ve learned about Jehovah Jireh (provider), Jehovah Nissi (banner), Jehovah...

IN PURSUIT OF THE CLOUD

My dear friend from college-English-major days, Cari, now lives in Waco, my birth town. We shared a passion for all things British-the literature, long afternoons over tea and biscuits and rainy days. It was on her heart some time back to share with 10 of her friends...