Ephesians Lesson Three – by Mike Kekel

This isn’t a teaching of a full chapter, but rather a look at the idea expressed in Eph. 2 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Cornerstone from NTCC St. Louis, MO – right) Jesus is God’s Cornerstone The Cornerstone (or []

Ephesians Lesson Two – by Mike Kekel

Lesson One gives a lot of information about Ephesus itself, and the greatest part is knowing God can establish a church in a place like that. Again, chapters 1-3 are doctrinal, while 4-6 are practical. It seems that Paul is hoping to enlighten them, (1:18-19) that they would understand (comprehend) the benefits they had in Christ; then they could stand for God (Eph. 6:14) or in other words, walk worthy (4:1). Those first three chapters layout in detail a HUGE lading of benefits, []

Ephesians Lesson One by Mike Kekel

Ephesus (Ancient Greek Ἔφεσος, Ephesos; Turkish Efes) was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire’s capital. Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it the []

10 Suggestions? -by Mike Kekel

Someone has written these beautiful words. Try to understand the deep meaning. They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time. 1]  Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout.  2]  So a Car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.  []

Sorriness by Mike Kekel

TEXT: II Cor. 7 (10) “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” INTRO: It is true that forgiveness sometimes must be earned. A domestic dispute isn’t always resolved with a simple apology. One must feel that the other is truly SORRY for what they did. When they say “sorry” or “sorry about that” or offer an explanation like, “I don’t know what got into me,” or “I’ve just been stressed out []

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That’s right! If you want quick updates about things from the inside, subscribe to my blogs and my Twitter. Twitter is more than some ‘cool’ toy for teenagers, but it’s being used by many organizations today for ‘getting the word out quick’. I can shoot a few sentences and even a picture or two, out to followers in seconds, from my mobile phone. You can also receive them on your mobile phone. Here’s how… Go to http://www.twitter.com and setup a simple User []

Quit you like Men

Text: I Cor. 16 (13) BR: I Cor. 16 (13-14) 13 “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14 Let all your things be done with charity.” INTRO: Interesting, the word ‘Quit’ is found in the bible 13 times; a very unlucky word indeed. In the text, the Apostle Paul seemed to feel that real men don’t quit easily, and that the Christian man shouldn’t quit in a ‘girly’ way. In fact, he’s saying DON’T QUIT! []

Introducing the Pavilion

With the weather already getting colder in Missouri, the brethren are racing to get the foundation for the new Pavilion laid before the freeze. As of Thursday 10 November, the foundation is ready for concrete, which is scheduled for Friday. Rev. J. L. Johnson, General Overseer, flew to Missouri with plans in hand, (courtesy of Elliot Gesang our on-staff General Contractor) and brethren came in from various places to assist Rev. Johnson and Rev. Smart (Camp Curator) in the work. Its location []

Good News for Trumpet Subscribers

NTCC’s monthly magazine, TheTrumpet, was first published in April 1983 as a simple two-page newsletter to keep NTCC members informed and to share good reports. This simplistic publication was created using very primitive means and corner-stapled. It was a blessing in its time, but was only meant to be a Newsletter. For a time it was unpublished, but then the Newsletter idea was revived and, as a result, we have enjoyed The Trumpet for many years and watched it get better. It []