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.

“Bearing Witness Under Persecution: The Good, the Bad, and the Forgiven”

May 12, 2024 Preacher: John Bell Series: The Gospel According to Mark

Passage: Mark 14:43–72, John 21:15–19

Big Picture: suffering persecution and Christian discipleship are tied together. In fact, it’s God’s
will for all Christians.

1. When Jesus was persecuted, he submitted to God’s will. So must we.

2. When Jesus was persecuted, he witnessed to himself as the Messiah and future divine
judge. So must we.

3. In contrast, when Peter was persecuted, he denied Jesus. So do we.

4. Peter’s reinstatement: a portrait of God’s gracious forgiveness (John 21:15-19)

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