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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...

REFLECTIONS ON JEHOVAH NISSI – THE LORD IS MY BANNER

In Exodus 17:8-16 we read that Moses and the Israelites have been wandering in the desert of Sin (pronounced Zin). They were being attacked by the Amalekites (it's interesting to note that they were from the line of Esau). Moses told Joshua to gather the men of Israel...

MEDITATIONS ON WOOD

3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the...

HOW THE GOSPEL IMPACTS RACIAL RECONCILIATION

Editor’s note: Amanda Cave, who participated in a panel discussion on millenials earlier this year at Narratives Church, is an advocate for racial reconciliation. In this guest article, she shares her insights on this weekend’s devastating racial violence in...

OVERCOMING SPIRITUAL COMPLACENCY

Narratives Church, By Ben Phaychanpheng It was my honor and pleasure preaching to you all. As a recap to my "Intentional Living in Christ" sermon, I went over three key themes. • Spiritual complacency • Examples of spiritual complacency • Warnings against complacency...

I THANK YOU, GOD, THAT I AM NOT . . .

"Whenever there is trouble over who is the greatest, there is trouble over who is the least. That is the crux of the matter for us, isn't it? Most of us know we will never be the greatest; just don't let us be the least." - Richard J. Foster in his book 'Celebration...