April 26, 2020

Thank you to Bob for the reminder of just how abundantly equipped Jesus is to lead us. We are so blessed to have a Saviour and King who has all the authority, power, moral capacity, and foreknowledge to lead His people lovingly and with purpose.

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that the know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” – John 17:1-5

Announcements

  • All Zoom meetings will be held in room # 741 548 1408. The password is applicable to all meetings, and can be requested by email at contactnewtonassembly@gmail.com. 
  • Monday, 7:00PM – ROOTED: A Study of Church Basics – this month’s topic is Baptism. All are welcome!
  • Tuesday, 7:00PM – Young Adults Bible Study
  • Wednesday, 7:00PM – Assembly Prayer & Bible Study
  • Sunday, 10:00AM – Worship & Ministry

April 19, 2020

Thank you to Johnny for his powerful and encouraging message, which the Lord seems to have orchestrated as a “Part 2” of a series on keeping our focus on the Lord Jesus! We are so blessed to be able to go into this week with knowledge of the faithfulness of God in the past, His promises to be forever by our side in the present, and hope in His return and our eternal future with Him. I think we all especially enjoyed the picture of Christ’s extended hands which, whether empty or full, demonstrate His undying faithfulness to us.

So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. – Hebrews 6:17-20

Announcements

  • All Zoom meetings will be held in room # 741 548 1408. The password is applicable to all meetings, and can be requested by email at contactnewtonassembly@gmail.com. 
  • Tuesday, 7:00PM – Young Adults Bible Study
  • Wednesday, 7:00PM – Assembly Prayer & Bible Study
  • Sunday, 10:00AM – Worship & Ministry

April 12, 2020

HE IS RISEN!

It was so lovely to get to see everyone on this Resurrection Sunday! We certainly missed the hugs and celebrating with one another face to face, but it was such a blessing and encouragement to share our appreciation and love of Christ through scripture, prayer, and hymns (that thankfully make excellent poetry!).

Thank you to Brad for his encouragement this morning to keep our focus on Christ in every circumstance. We truly need reminders like this daily, and are so blessed to have a God who fulfills every need and desire of ours in His own person.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. – Hebrews 12:1-2

Announcements

  • All Zoom meetings will be held in room # 741 548 1408. The password is applicable to all meetings, and can be requested by email at contactnewtonassembly@gmail.com. 
  • Tuesday, 7:00PM – Young Adults Bible Study
  • Wednesday, 7:00PM – Assembly Prayer & Bible Study
  • Sunday, 10:00AM – Worship & Ministry

April 5, 2020

Thank you to Ajay for unpacking more of Philippians for us this morning, highlighting how Paul found contentment in the knowledge of Christ, even as he was isolated in prison. May we all endeavour to loose our grasp on all the things we count as gain in this world so that we can embrace Jesus more fully!

But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him – a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ… – Philippians 3:8 (AMP)

Announcements

  • All Zoom meetings will be held in room # 741 548 1408. The password is applicable to all meetings, and can be requested by email at contactnewtonassembly@gmail.com. 
  • Tuesday, 7:00PM – Young Adults Bible Study
  • Wednesday, 7:00PM – Assembly Prayer & Bible Study
  • Sunday, 10:00AM – Worship & Ministry

March 29, 2020

Thank you to Ajay for his message this morning on the power of Christ’s resurrection to overcome our disillusions about God’s plan, our unbelief in His power, and our feelings of inadequacy. What a beautiful thought that the resurrection which proved and proclaimed God’s pleasure with Christ is the same resurrection that we get to claim as Jesus’ co-heirs!

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. – Philippians 3:8-11

Announcements

  • All of the following meetings will be hosted via Zoom. 
  • Monday 7:00PM – ROOTED: A Study on Church Basics. All who have responded “Going” to the Facebook event will be sent a private message with instructions for joining the meeting.
  • Tuesday 7:00PM – Sessions Young Adults Bible Study. Please visit the Facebook page for meeting details.
  • Wednesday 7:00PM – Assembly Prayer and Bible Study. Meeting details will be sent via email.
  • Sunday 10:00AM – Worship and Prayer. Meeting details will be sent via email.
  • Please remember to be intentional in connecting with one another this week! Send texts and messages, schedule video chats and calls, and pray for each other. We’re all in this together 🙂

March 22, 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual service this morning! It was so encouraging to see all your faces, be caught up on how you’re doing, to hear words of encouragement, and read Scripture together:

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:25-33

It truly is comforting to know that we have a God who not only knows our needs, but cares deeply enough to meet them. We also can’t understate the value of our spiritual family that God uses to strengthen and encourage us in uncertain times. We are truly blessed to have such reliable access to peace and rest in days like these.

Don’t forget to check your emails for the information you will need to join our virtual Bible study this Wednesday. And please also remember to keep in touch with one another by whatever means available to you. As mentioned this morning, there is ample opportunity to use this season and circumstance for good. Together, we wait with hopeful expectation for God to reveal more of His glory through the days that are to come!

Important Sessions Announcement

With prayerful consideration, we have decided to postpone tonight’s Sessions until April 4th.

We know many are nervous regarding the novel, COVID-19 virus at this time, so as a safety precaution and desire to be good stewards and neighbours to our community, we’ve come to this decision believing that our God is bigger than our greatest fears.

As our Lord Jesus said, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

God bless and stay safe out there.

March 8, 2020

Thank you to Ashley for challenging and encouraging us this morning to expand our view of, appreciation for, and dependence on the Holy Spirit. It is so easy to lose sight of what it means to have the Spirit of God dwelling in us daily:

“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” – Romans 8:11

Announcements

  • Tuesday 7:00PM – Young Adults Bible Study at the Milnes’ house
  • Wednesday 9:30AM – Ladies’ Bible Study at NCA
  • Wednesday 7:30PM – Assembly Prayer/Bible Study at NCA (2 Peter 2)
  • Saturday 6:30PM – Sessions