Celebrating God, Building Community, Making Connections
NBC is a community of Christians affiliated with Queensland Baptists who connect with the express purpose of sharing the grace of God with the Northern Beaches of Townsville. We are a new kind of old church committed to engaging our community in a contemporary way while holding on to the ancient truths of the Bible.
We exist to celebrate God in all we do, to build authentic community with one another, and make connections with the community around us.
Hebrews 10:24-25 "And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another- all the more as you see the Day approaching."
When was the last time you openly sought to encourage a brother, or sister? Can you remember... I'm struggling! So often we find ourselves getting a bit frustrated, and cranky at little things someone does and our consequent attitude can ruin our day. We are told, a lot, to encourage one another and to uphold each other in faith and prayer. So let's do so! Let's make an effort today to openly encourage and support each other, and our community.
Samuel 24:8 and 10 After they had gone through the entire land, they came back to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days. David was conscience-stricken after he had counted the fighting men, and he said to the LORD, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. Now, LORD, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing.”
Here we see David take a census of all the able-bodied fighting men throughout Israel. We see him trust in his own strength, following his own accords and having faith in his own power instead of Gods. Was it wrong of him to conduct the census? Probably not. However, as we have seen this week, what God truly desires is a pure heart, no hidden motives or selfish desires attached. Let us seek Him and trust Him with all our hearts.