• A God-Sized Vision

    Sep 1, 2018

    God’s vision for National Community Church is bigger than ours. Why? Because it’s not our church, it’s His church. And Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against.” Why would God give us a city block in the nation’s capital? Because God wants us to be a bigger blessing to our city!

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  • A Theology of The City

    Aug 25, 2018

    Our vision is much bigger than simply building a church. Our vision is to bless the city to the third generation. Our vision is to seek the peace and prosperity of the city by loving it and serving it. Our vision is to have such a significant impact that the history of Washington, DC cannot be written without mentioning National Community Church.

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  • Throwing Better Parties

    Jul 7, 2018

    When people think of “church” they don’t often think of “party” but that’s a recurring theme in the gospels, a recurring theme in the parables of Jesus. From day one, our dream for NCC has been that when people miss church they actually miss church. Why? Because that’s where the party is at. Throwing better parties is part and parcel of following Jesus.

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  • Changing the Narrative

    Jun 16, 2018

    The first four letters of every testimony is “test”. Once you pass the test, you get a testimony. And once you get it, you need to use it. Why? Because it’s not “your” testimony. God is writing His story through your life! Your testimony is your gift to the world.

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  • Seed the Clouds

    May 19, 2018

    Most of us get stuck spiritually because we’re waiting for God to make a move while God is waiting for us to make a move. Quit watching the clouds and start seeding them. Delayed obedience is disobedience!

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  • Your God is Too Small

    May 12, 2018

    Don’t box God in. Don’t box people out.

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  • God in the Hands of Angry People

    Apr 7, 2018

    In the beginning, God created humankind in His image. We have been creating God in our image ever since. But what you end up with is a god who looks a lot like us! That’s the God we’re dismantling in this series so we can discover the true God, the God of the Bible. And that God might surprise you.

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  • Storyline

    Mar 31, 2018

    The key to changing the way we think, the way we feel, and the way we behave is NOT changing the way we think, the way we feel, and the way we behave. The key? Changing the stories we tell ourselves!

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  • After Amen

    Mar 25, 2018

    Prayer is a two-sided coin. You can’t just pray like it depends on God, you also have to work like it depends on you. Pray. Then pray some more. But at some point, you need to stop praying about it and starting doing something about it. The best prayer is a well-lived life. The best prayer is doing what Jesus did. And God will help you do it beyond your ability. It’s called the anointing, and it’s the difference between the best you can do and the best God can do.

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  • From Now On

    Mar 10, 2018

    It takes seventeen seconds to recite the Lord’s prayer, but it takes a lifetime to live it and learn it. The turning point in the prayer, the tipping point, is this: “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This prayer is the difference between bitter and better. If you’re stuck emotionally or spiritually, maybe it’s because you’ve prayed the first half of this prayer but not the second half. If you want to be whole, you have to pray the whole thing.

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  • Kingdom Calculus

    Feb 10, 2018

    When you put what is in your hands into the hands of God, 5 + 2 no longer equals 7. When you add God to the equation, 5 + 2 = 5000 R12. It’s Kingdom Calculus. By definition, a God-sized dream is beyond your ability and beyond your resources. In other words, you cannot do it. But God can. And that’s how God gets the glory! He does things we can’t take credit for.

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  • The Mercy Shop

    Jan 6, 2018

    The way we reboot spiritually is God’s mercy and grace. Mercy is NOT GETTING what we deserve. Grace is getting what we DO NOT deserve. The good news? The Mercy Shop is never closed.

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  • The Mundanity of Excellence

    Dec 30, 2017

    Master of is not a mystery. Mastery of anything requires mundanity. It’s a habit done consistently and correctly over and over again. That’s the heart and soul of excellence.

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  • Fear Not

    Dec 23, 2017

    The message of Christmas is: Fear Not. Fear is playing not to lose. Faith is playing to win. If you run away from what you’re afraid of, you’ll be running the rest of your life. It’s time to face your fears!

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  • Enjoy the Journey

    Dec 9, 2017

    God is in the business of strategically positioning us in the right place at the right time, but divine appointments don’t just happen. We’ve got to do our part by obeying the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Your dream will probably take longer than your original estimate, but if you keep doing the right thing day in and day out, God is going to show up and show off.

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  • Brave

    Nov 5, 2017

    Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous! Your brave is someone else’s breakthrough.

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  • Whisper – A Pierced Ear

    Oct 29, 2017

    “Whoever has ears, let them hear.” It’s only six words, but it’s an urgent exhortation with exponential implications. The word “obey” in Latin means “to give ear.” God speaks in seven languages. The first language is Scripture, and it’s in a category by itself. But there are six secondary languages—desires, dreams, doors, people, promptings, and pain. Your ability to learn those languages is the key to your destiny. Learn more at MarkBatterson.com/Whisper

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  • Whisper – The Bravest Prayer

    Oct 21, 2017

    Learning to discern the voice of God is the solution to a thousand problems. It’s also the key to discovering your identity and destiny. Is God’s voice the loudest voice in your life? Learn more at MarkBatterson.com/Whisper

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  • Magic Moves

    Sep 16, 2017

    Meekness is not weakness. It’s strength under control. Few character traits are more impressive than someone who isn’t trying to impress! If you stay humble and stay hungry there is nothing God cannot do in you and through you.

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  • Playing the Long Game

    Sep 9, 2017

    Playing the Long Game starts with a mindset: it’s all FROM GOD and it’s all FOR GOD. When we give, we are “giving back” what God gave us in the first place. And that’s where joy is found, on the giving side of life. The more you give, the more you enjoy what you keep. And you discover that you cannot out give God. Every investment in God’s kingdom earns compound interest for eternity.

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  • Redeem the Time

    Sep 2, 2017

    Time is measured in minutes, but life is measured in moments. Redeeming the time is discerning those critical moments, holy moments, teachable moments and making the most of them. It’s living each day like it’s the first day and last day of our lives. It’s being fully present right here, right now. And, ultimately, it’s trusting God’s timing.

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  • Color Brave

    Aug 19, 2017

    Inaction is an action. Indecision is a decision. And sometimes silence sanctions! If you follow Jesus, you will love people who aren't like you. Being color blind isn't enough. We're called to be color brave!

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  • Know Thyself

    Jul 8, 2017

    The key to discovering WHO YOU ARE is remembering WHOSE YOU ARE

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  • Fight One More Round

    Jun 24, 2017

    Hope confronts the brutal facts with unwavering faith. It knows that 1) This too shall pass 2) Its ok to not be ok 3) The obstacle is the way!

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  • Faith is a Muscle

    Jun 17, 2017

    Faith grows stronger the same way a muscle does. You have to stretch it, exercise it, and feed it. You break it down to build it up.

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  • The Homing Instinct

    May 13, 2017

    At the end of the day, I want to be famous in my home. Success is when those who know you best respect you most. It starts with the last verse in the last chapter in the last book of the Old Testament, Malachi 4:6. God wants to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children.

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  • The Ring Master

    Jan 21, 2017

    You aren’t the mistakes you’ve made. You are who God says you are.

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  • Play for Keeps

    Jun 22, 2014

    The Bible is the Promise Land--there are thousands of promises. If we claim them, God will keep them.

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