Personal

Prayer: "What Is Prayer?"

Randy Christian

Prayer is communicating with God.  There are a lot of preconceptions about how that is done, but the scripture gives us the guidance we need—to know what we communicate with God about, and what form we use to do that.  All this is given to us to allow us to turn to him.

PRAYER - What Is Prayer study guide

MISSION 2015

January 4, 2015Randy Christian

NOCC exists to facilitate a passionate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, leading to lifelong discipleship. We have heard this restated many times in the last year—because it is the reason we exist! But what does that mean for each of us individually? What part of this is for the “staff” or the “leadership”? And what does the average person in the body do to fulfill this mission?

DECATHLON: Mine, Mine, Mine

August 12, 2012Randy Christian

The concept of personal possession is extremely strong in our society. If it is mine, you can’t have it—and I have a right to do whatever is necessary to keep you from getting it! Why is theft—stealing what belongs to someone else—so important? And how can we avoid becoming part of the problem?

DECATHLON: The Passionate Personal God

July 1, 2012Randy Christian

Just as parents set rules for the benefit of their children, God has given us rules by which to live our lives—rules which, if obeyed, strengthen us and draw us closer to Him. These aren’t the rules of an administrator, politician, lawyer or tyrant—but a father who wants a relationship with His children. Join us as we begin our look at the ten commandments by understanding why we have them and the person who gave them!