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 Cup, and Prayer from Temptation

April 28, 2024 Preacher: John Bell Series: The Gospel According to Mark

Big Picture: The major theme of this text is Jesus’ dependence on God in the face of temptation. When faced with trial and temptation Jesus turns to God in prayer and submits to his will – even death on a cross, the “cup” of God’s wrath.


1. Jesus sets us an example in attitude and prayer.

  • The text is very open about Jesus’ agony and struggle as he faces this moment.


2. Jesus prays openly and honestly to God and submits to God’s will.

  • God will listen—not by delivering Jesus from death, but by giving him strength.