February 9, 2019
Grace means I’ll love you no matter what. Truth means I’ll be honest with you no matter what. Tough love happens where grace and truth meet, and it’s embodied by the person of Jesus. Discover the habits of highly effective grace givers and truth tellers: 1) know your tendency 2) don’t use your personality as a crutch 3) consider the source 4) know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em 5) pray it before you say it 6) level the playing field 7) catch people doing things right.
December 1, 2018
If you find yourself in a dark place, Pastor Mark shares four helpful hacks: 1) It’s always darkest before dawn 2) Widen your aperture 3) Live in day-tight compartments 4) Let your light shine
November 17, 2018
The heart of God is always oriented toward things that are broken. That’s how the grace of God seeps into the crevices of our heart. That’s also where mission begins. You need to inventory the broken places in your life, because those are the very places where God wants you to help others heal.
October 27, 2018
God loves you just the way you are, but he loves you too much to leave you that way! He is the God of comfort, but our comfort isn’t His ultimate goal. His ultimate goal is that we would be conformed to the image of Christ. What makes us think we can be conformed to His image without going through some of the same things Jesus went through? The good news is God is working all things together for good. Our job? One, learn the lessons God is trying to teach us. Two, cultivate the character God is trying to grow in us.
September 22, 2018
The power of prayer is not the words we chose. The power of prayer is the God we pray to--the Alpha and Omega. He is God Most High, but He is also God Most Nigh. He is God with us, no matter what. Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus!
September 8, 2018
There never has been and never will be anyone like you. That isn’t a testament to you. It’s a testament to the God who created you. But what that means is this: no one can volunteer your time, no one can use your talent, no one can give your treasure. Don’t let what you cannot do keep you from doing what you can!
September 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!
August 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.