Welcome to the former online home of New City Baptist Church!

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.

The Authority of the Anointed One

October 8, 2023 Preacher: John Bell Series: The Gospel According to Mark

Passage: Mark 1:14–39

 The authority of the “Anointed One” (Christ/Messiah) is demonstrated by . . .


  1. Jesus bringing the kingdom near in his “good news” ministry (14-15)


  1. Jesus calling his disciples to himself – a call rooted in his messianic authority (16-20)
  • Jesus seeks his own disciples.
  • Jesus is the subject of the call to discipleship – “Come, follow me.”
  • Discipleship is a call to service – “I will send you out to fish for people.”
  • There is no special preparation for discipleship.
  • Discipleship is costly.


  1. Jesus’ teaching, healing, and exorcisms (21-39)

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