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.

True Discipleship

February 18, 2024 Preacher: John Bell Series: The Gospel According to Mark

Passage: Mark 9:30–50

Big Picture: Our discipleship to Jesus and to one another must always be defined by the cross of our Messiah. At no point does the way of Jesus diverge more sharply from the way of the world than on
the question of greatness.

1. True disciples serve a suffering Messiah (30-32)

  • Passion prediction #1: 8:27ff
  • Passion prediction #2: 9:30ff
  • Passion prediction #3: 10:32ff

2. True disciples are servants of all (33-42)

3. True disciples count the cost of discipleship (43-50)


The Nature of Christian Discipleship

(Mark 8:34) “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
(Mark 9:35) “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
(Mark 10:43-45) “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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