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.

How does Jesus Confront Sin?

October 15, 2023 Preacher: John Bell Series: The Gospel According to Mark

Passage: Mark 1:40– 2:17

Big Picture: Jesus confronts sin in his public ministry in a way that reveals to people something of who he is.

How does Jesus confront sin?

1. With holy indignation and a cleansing touch (1:40-45)
2. By forgiving the sinner, a prerogative of God alone (2:1-12)
3. With grace (2:13-17)


This is all expressed in a context of divine, messianic authority. But Jesus is also the main party sinned against, thus making Jesus’ compassion and grace utterly unique.