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Our congregation approved a merger with Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church on January 21, 2024.

Once we receive the green light from the CRA, we will be officially known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. For now, we are one church under that name (spiritually), but two charities (legally).

Join us at 10:30am every Sunday and 7:30pm every Thursday at 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd.

What Does a Healthy Church Look Like?

March 10, 2019 Preacher: Series: The Purpose of the Church

Passage: Acts 2:42–47

Devotion:to attend to constantly; to focus on continually; to hold fast to despite difficulty.

Question:What evidence does the church in Jerusalem give of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit at work within them?  Is New City Baptist demonstrating that same evidence? 

Answer:

The church in Jerusalem is in a submissive relationship to the apostles (they are devoted to their teachings)

  • The church in Jerusalem is devotedto fellowship: that is,“a committed partnership” in which personal interests are subsumed under the common mission of the church, for God’s glory. 
  • The church in Jerusalem is devotedto relating to each other in love (hospitality, sharing all things, alleviating material needs)
  • The church in Jerusalem is devotedto praying together
  • The church in Jerusalem is related to the world in evangelistic outreach

 1: The believers are devoted to . . .

  • The Apostle’s teaching (2:42)
  • Fellowship -  that is, “committed partnership”, in which personal interests are subsumed under the common mission(2:42; 4:32)
  • The breaking of bread together (2:42)
  • Prayer (2:42)

2: The Apostles perform "signs and wonders" attesting to their authority and the truth of their message  (43) 

3:  The believers have all things in common so that no one is in need (2:44-45; 4:32-37)

4: They are evangelistic