New City Church is located in Northern Delaware, and affiliated with the Pennsylvania-Delaware District and the General Council of the Assemblies of God. It is “a place where love works”, and a place where “it is OK to not be OK.”
New City Church
Sometimes a promise hasn’t come true because we have not declared it!
The promise is waiting for our part!
1. Jesus said, “My house will be a house of prayer — for all nations!”
2. This church will be a house of extravagant love.
3. This will be a house that tears down strongholds and addictions.
4. Revival of our youth and young adults.
5. Reunification of families and salvation.
6. Teachers and preachers will be called through this ministry.
7. Revival for the city of Wilmington.
8. This church will be rebuilt and the walks will be stronger than ever.
9. Lord, you have done it before, and You will do it again!
10. New City Church will be a lighthouse.
11. New City Church will be a house of miracles.
12. Truth will set us free — truth revealed and lies exposed.
13. Financial blessing will flow in and through this church and there will be no lack.
14. This house will overflow with worship.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” — Colossians 3: 16
To grow in grace is to mature as a Christian. We grow in grace by reading God’s Word and letting it “dwell in us richly” and by praying. Maturing in our Christian life is not about what we do, but about what God does in us, by His grace.
We know from Hebrews 4:16 that we can fearlessly, confidently, and boldly draw near to the throne of grace that is full of God's unmerited favor to us (as sinners, not perfect in any way!) so that we may receive mercy for our failures and receive God’s grace to help us correct those failures and have God’s help with all our daily living needs.
So do that! Call out to God and ask Him to help you with all the decisions that you have to make. Listen for His direction in the choices that you make that will lead you on the unique plan that God has for your life.
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.” — Ephesians 2:4-9
God reached down to us in our worthless, degraded and rebellious state and worked a miracle. He made us alive with Christ. This is the ultimate demonstration of love, in that “while yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).” Jesus paid the price of our sin so that we might be made righteous before God through Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).
The power of God that raised Jesus Christ from the dead also made us alive in Christ. We who were separated from God and without hope were brought into a personal relationship with God. Our souls are no longer separated from their Creator. This is all His work of grace.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ” — 2 Corinthians 12:9
The writer of the letter to the Corinthians, Paul, has learned a valuable lesson. If you have nothing in this life but Jesus, you have enough. Our weakness cannot compare to the overwhelming power of Jesus. Where we are weak, God is strong. His strength is made perfect when we look to Him rather than trying to accomplish it on our own.
Boasting in one’s weakness is the opposite of what the world tells us to do. We flaunt our successes. We only post the best photos on social media. We know how to put on a good face. But Paul teaches us a different way...to boast in our weakness, to not hide our faults. Why? Because it’s a testament of God’s strength.
Paul is walking not by his strength, but God’s. This is what the Christian life is about. Our weakness can bring God glory when we bring it to him rather than keeping it hidden. Weakness brings the opportunity for God’s divine power to be displayed.
”Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace. ” — Romans 6:14
The context of this passage is the spiritual condition of those who are saved. Paul’s remarks here are about those who have expressed saving faith in Christ, not to the entire human race (Romans 5:1). Paul concludes his commands to not allow sin to tell us what to do. He again reminds the reader that sin has no authority in our lives any longer. Those without Christ, standing on their own merits apart from God, are compelled to sin. As we once were, they are slaves to sin. Because Christ rescued us, that’s not who we are any more. Sin is not the boss of us.
“But if this is by grace, then it is no longer on the basis of actions. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace. ” — Romans 11:6
Loving Father, thank You that Your salvation is a completely free gift of grace, which I do not deserve, but which You gave to me simply because I believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that there is nothing I could do to gain it, and nothing I have to do in order to keep it. Thank You in Jesus’ name, Amen.