Due to the current inclement weather conditions, tomorrow’s “Sunday Prayer, Praise and Preaching Service” has been cancelled. As important as fellowship and gathering together is, we are equally responsible and aware for the health and safety of our family and guests. As the Lord leads, stay safe and check in on those you were expecting or hoping to see tomorrow.
Utilize our library of resources here at New Berean to stay spiritually refreshed, on guard and ever-growing in the things of our Lord.
IMPORTANT: MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH BY BEING SAFE DURING THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS
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I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Psalm 122:1
The Lord has granted us this special opportunity to be eyewitnesses of His majesty. He has provided us everything we need to bring glory to his holy name. According to Heb 10:24-25 we are commissioned to stir up the love in us unto the good works which we are ordain (Eph. 2:10). We are expected to exhort each other daily as we see the Day approaching. When we gather together, it is to fellowship, worship, encourage and edify one another in love. In the words of Pastor Cason from his timely Watch Night message . . .
Visit Us for our Sunday Morning Prayer, Praise and Preaching service beginning at 9:0 am. All our church family guests and friends are invited to join us together in prayer. Then we will be encouraged by the blessedness of singing and hearing praises to the Lord in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Last but not least, we will be encouraged, challenged, taught and exhorted by the preaching of God’s holy word.
Our world has dramatically changed – some for the good and not so good. Being that we do not meet in person as we used to, we have added another option for you to give your regular and special financial gifts to the work and ministry. If, you would like to give using our online service, talk to one of our Trustees and we’ll guide you through the safe simple and secure process. Thanks again for your continued support of God’s work.
Ministry Leaders, begin planning out this year’s events. Let us know how we can coordinate and collaborate to minister, bless and encourage God’s people and reach the community with the Gospel of Christ
Ministry Leaders, let’s begin planning out this year’s events. Let us know how we can coordinate and collaborate to minister, bless and encourage God’s people and reach the community with the Gospel of Christ. Meeting date TBD
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works“
This week’s Pulpit Points message, entitle “A Tale of a Father’s Grace – The Prodigals“. Pastor Cason shares from the Lord’s parable of the Prodigal Son, Following the same theme of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin parables, Jesus reveals the Heavenly Father’s compassion and love for the lost. These parables were prompted by the reaction of the self-righteous Pharisees and Scribes who were critical of Jesus for welcoming and eating with tax collectors and sinners.
We’ll learn of the depth, the width and the breath of God’s love for those of us who feel that we care not or cannot be loved.
Tuesday Mid-Week Bible Study
Join us for our weekly “In-Person” Bible Study this Tuesday evening. Our series on “The Local Church – Why It Matters” will continue. This week’s subject will be on Discipleship and the Local Church. Every believer is not a member of a local church, and every member of a local church is not a disciple. There are reasons for these issues of concern. But God’s plan for his local church is for every one of his children, every believer to be an active integrated, functional part of a local body of other believers of like-faith. He also desires that every one of these believers desire to be made disciples (Matt. 4:19). Disciples are not only believers but students and followers of the teachings of Jesus and his leaders in the local assemblies.
Every Wednesday “The Men of Grace Ministry” meeting together before the throne of God (via ZOOM) to seek his guidance and wisdom. More times that we can admit, we as men are challenged and overwhelmed at the role God has place on us. In order to honor the Lord and be a blessing to our Lord, we must understand what he desires and what he expects. This thirty-minute time moment allows us to encourage each other to be accountable and responsible to God’s word.
Women’s Midweek Virtual Bible Study
What is the “Lordship of Jesus Christ?” In our Ladies current series, we are examining the distinct difference between believing in Jesus Christ and living under his Lordship.
Year End Statements will be made available as soon as possible in January and after all financial gifts have been collected for the 2021 year. Please contact your Deacon or ministry leader to ensure your mailing address is correct on the directory. If you’d like your year-end statements electronically mailed, provide us with your emailing information.
Thank you whole-heartedly for your faithful and consistent giving which keeps us serving you, our leaders and missionaries serving to the glory of the Lord.
PREACH TO THE LOST, BAPTIZE THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND DISCIPLE THOSE WHO WILL FOLLOW
Our worth as individuals are defined by the word of God. We are many members but of one body with the potential of reaching the multitudes who need to be saved. Share, serve and love is what we do as we search the scriptures daily. Thank you for being a blessing
Over the past year, as we all can attest, have had our share of distractions. Some we could not avoid and other we could only minimize. God’s word reminds us “Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit serve the Lord” (Rom. 12:11). It is our intent at New Berean to provide you and our guests a blessed worship experience and a place where we can all fulfill our calling through the preaching and teaching of his word. We can and will do this with a deliberate plan to protect you from all forms of distractions and adhering to these guidelines.
The safety of our worship facility is one we have and will continue to prioritize so we can minimize the risk of your health. Our signages, postings and verbal instructions are intended to be in compliance with the federal, state and local recommendations and directives. But more importantly it is to be in alignment with God’s words to attend to the needs of the people of God, especially those of the household of faith (Gal. 6:10). Our guidelines and expectations will remain in place until further notice.
New Berean Ministry still offers alternatives for those who are unable to come inside the building. We are grateful to the Lord for the things He has provided for us during these challenging times. We are always seeking ways to keep our church family and friends connected to the “Commission of Our Father’s Business”.
Pastor Cason’s Sunday morning messages are recorded and posted to our website under the “Inspiration” tab entitled Pulpit Points. Along with this we have our weekly ZOOM Ladies Bible Study, Pastor Cason’s Mid-Week Lessons series, theSunday School Devotionaland Pause-N-Pray. Pause-N-Pray is simply a mid-week reminder to join in with our Prayer Warrior’s to pause for a moment at the throne of grace and share with our Heavenly Father the things on our heart. We also have live FM transmission of the Sunday Morning service beginning at 9:15 am. If you have any questions, concerns or comments about your church, inquire with any one of the Officials or your respective Ministry Leaders
Just as it was for the saints of the early Church, being scattered is just another opportunity to spread God’s word outside the walls, encourage others in their faith and point people to the hope we have found in Christ Jesus. Nothing is impossible with God (John 19:26). While we are looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, let us encourage others to do likewise
In today’s message “A Tale of Four Preachers“, we learn that towards the end of the time of the Judges, God had been silent to Israel for decades. The priests are corrupt. The surrounding countries continued to jeopardize the land’s safety. Even Eli, the high priest and judge of Israel, was not faithfully serving God and the people. Israel needs more than a judge. Israel needs the Word from God. Israel needs a prophet, a Man of God. But who would God choose? Let’s find out in this is a tale of four preachers.
In conclusion, we see that Israel was witness to God’s uncompromising stance. He wants His creation to worship Him in His way from the pew to the pulpit. Perhaps we should take this tale of four preachers as a warning to all who serve God in his Church. Are we like Samuel, or like Hophni and Phinehas or their father Eli? Have we dealt with the sacraments of God with fear and trembling? Have we served Christ in every person over whom we have charge properly? Have we devoted ourselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and the prayers? Or has the Church become fat from comforts of finances and praises of men, lax in our duties or become self-serving in our leadership positions. Let us serve our God in such a way that when we serve the flock of God, we do right before God, before His people and before world who watches what we do.
Visit Pulpit Points, our archive of more preached messages from the pulpit of New Berean Baptist Church
With our ever-changing world, it is imperative we know what options are available to help keep us and our families safe. We should want to know what we can do to stay healthy at home and at our local assemblies of worship. In light of the more recent changes in our communities, we are providing information to you from the CDC and VDH and other medical experts. This “Safe Fellowship Protocol” plan is specific to guests and visitors of the New Berean Baptist Church facility primarily but can be applied elsewhere. Listed below are several initiative measures we want to use to re-emphasize things you should expect when you attend (please use the links for additional information).
We all need and want fellowship. Fellowship is biblical and practical, but we must do it in consideration to our current health environment. We also must be considerate to the health of our sisters and brothers with who we want to fellowship. Maintain safe distancing practices and encourage others to the same while in the facility. Minimize times of close contacts and maximize your distance.
Frequently wash, clean or sanitize your hands as often as necessary. Being that these viruses are communicable and we touch surfaces, it is important we make sure our hands are clean. Simple safe practices can greatly decrease the risks in spreading viruses. For your connivence we have provided hand sanitizers throughout the facility.
While inside the facility of New Berean, masks are to be worn at all times. It is founded the use of masks help reduce the risks associated with communicable viruses (mask usage). We have implemented the use of wearing masks and by the grace of God, we have adjusted and minimized these risks. No, it is not as comfortable as it used to be in places of worship, but things have changed, We are always educating ourselves so we can provide a high level of confidence and safety for our guests. The symptoms of COVID can be similar to those of the flu virus. Take very good notice of your health, monitor, and seek medical advice if conditions warrant.
Staying healthy is always a challenge. But as believers, we are reminded our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19). God expects us to manage his dwelling place faithfully (I Cor. 4:2). So as we apply these biblical principles to our lives take the necessary precautions to monitor and maintain your personal condition. We will continue check body temperatures of our guests. Anyone with a surface body temperature >100 degrees F we’re going to ask you reconsider coming in the facility. To help us be considerate of the health of others around you we are still using our transmitter service.
Thank you for praying for us and adhering to our plan as it is designed to provide us with a safe worship environment. We want everyone attending our fellowship to be safe and confident as they gather for spiritual encouragement. The Lord reminds to “exhort one another daily as we see the Day approaching (Heb. 10:23-25).
If you have any special concerns, share them with us. Thanks
New Berean offers our family and guests the opportunity to enjoy the Sunday morning worship from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle.
New Berean is interested in your spiritual health as well as your physical. In addition to our regular modified worship service, we have set up our audio recordings and video recordingson Youtube we are set to launch a new and different way for you to be blessed by a live experience without the close contact.
Beginning this and now every Sunday, we will be providing an audio version of our service live via FM radio transmission. Simply drive up, tune in your FM car receiver to radio frequency 107.5 and worship. This will allow you to listen in on all information and service live from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle.
The Lord reminds us from his word not to become complacent or settled with not regularly meeting together with other saints (Heb. 10:25). We all know things have challenged us to be creative in our meetings but we’re still obligated to the Lord to corporately worship if it is safe. We want to minister to you and this is just another way to meet the need of a worship service if you choose.
The Garment of Praise – In today’s message, Pastor Cason shares from Isaiah 61 which begins as a passage about God’s promises to the post exile children of Israel. He tells them he would bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness or despair in Isaiah 61:3.
– God’s Promise for Salvation and a Garment of Praise – Isaiah 61:1-3
– God’s Plan for Future Blessings on His People – Isaiah 61:3
In conclusion, Pastor Cason asks, “has life got you on hold? Has despair robbed you of hope? No desire to spend time with God? Is the spirit of heaviness weighing you down? The Word of God tells us to exchange that spirit of heaviness for a garment of praise. When we do and begin to praise the Lord in spite of our circumstances, others will begin to see it in our lives. And as we begin to experience the joy of the Lord again, God will get the glory.
Blessing Bags in the making…The Missions Ministry of New Berean are making it happen for those less fortunate and in need. We are grateful to all of you who gave and participate in this precious opportunity of ministry. Unto good works which we have been ordained to do (Eph. 2:4-10) … May the Lord be glorified and the people blessed.