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2 Corinthians 9-10

Written by Andy Pisciotti | June 11, 2010 | 2 Corinthians 9 - 10

It is very interesting to be on task to be blogging on a day when I am walking around the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  We as NCC have a rich history and connection to this city, in that we helped get Beza International Church off of the ground here several years ago.  Our friendship and partnership with this church, which Pastor Zeb calls NCC East, has a deep spiritual …

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Proof that I’m a Servant of God (2 Corinthians 5-6)

Written by Will Johnston | June 8, 2010 | 2 Corinthians 5 - 6

...as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and …

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Incompetent II Corinthians 3-4

Written by Mark Batterson | June 8, 2010 |

II Corinthians 3:4-6 is one of my “fallback” Scriptures. I have certain Scriptures that I fallback on when my world seems to be spinning out of control.  These Scriptures anchor me. One of my Old Testament favorites is Proverbs 16:9.  When my plans don’t work out the way I want them to I have to fallback on this truth: “in his heart a man plans his course, but God orders …

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“Let’s Do Lunch”  2 Corinthians 1 & 2

Written by Juliet Main | June 7, 2010 |

“We should get together sometime!”

“I’ll call you!” 

How many times have you heard these words only to never hear from that person again, or if you really want to be honest spoke them yourself with no intention of following through?  We live in a city that is notorious for the “let’s do lunch” and “I’ll call you’s” that mean little more than a “hello” or where a “Yes” …

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Love a little (1 Corinthians 12-14)

Written by Jenilee LeFors | June 5, 2010 | 1 Corinthians 12 - 14

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit. -1 Corinthians 12:12-13

Each one of us are a part of the body …

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Facing Temptation 1 Cor 10-11

Written by Andy Pisciotti | June 4, 2010 | 1 Corinthians 10 - 11

I have a love/hate relationship with 1st Corinthians chapter 10. Paul begins the chapter reminding the Corinthian church how those in the wilderness were displeasing to God through idolatry, sexual immorality, that they were complainers and they tempted God. Paul goes on to say that, “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.” …

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Books Not Cases

Written by Maegan Stout | June 3, 2010 | 1 Corinthians 8 - 9

When I started working at NCC, I was the administrative assistant. Part of my job was to handle bulk orders of Pastor Mark’s books. Individuals would request cases to give copies away as gifts, small groups use them for book studies – entire churches even requested them for sermon series. Being detail oriented is a learned skill for me. Admittedly, I’m still learning. About a month in, I received an …

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All the single ladies…

Written by Jeremy Sexton | June 2, 2010 | 1 Corinthians 5 - 7

There aren’t too many single ladies that I know that want to be one as much as Carlos’ son does in that video. Usually, the tears flow the other way. 1 Corinthians 7 is a fascinating chapter in which Paul tells everyone that they’re better off staying single.

Wait, …

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Guides and Fathers (1 Corinthians 3-4)

Written by Heather Zempel | June 1, 2010 | 1 Corinthians 3 - 4

Toddlers are sponges. And parrots. My two-year-old niece Ruthie has begun copying everything she sees and hears. My sister Laura told me of a recent traffic incident in which she yelled out “You jerk” to a reckless driver who had cut in front of her, and from the back seat, she heard a tiny voice echo, “jerk.” Laura recognized it was time to start watching her language and reactions more …

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