Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Ian Macdonald & New Church Sherman Oaks

Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017 will see the launch of an addition to the mission of New Church Whittier: New Church Sherman Oaks.

Pastor Ian Macdonald and his family are stepping out in faith to start a brand new faith community in Los Angeles.

Please keep this amazing family and work in your prayers. As we talked this morning, Ian emphasized his desire to

…remain faithful to God’s calling to reach those who are seeking answers to their questions about God and finding their place within His  Kingdom.”

the most important of all

“And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:28-31‬ ‭ESV‬‬
http://bible.com/59/mrk.12.28-31.esv

Take up your cross.

Kingdom reversal

“And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭8:34-38‬ ‭ESV‬‬

What high calling and destiny is Jesus calling you to?

How should you sacrifice for the kingdom?

Why does Jesus want us to lose our lives?