Nehemiah Ecumenical Church

Nehemiah Ecumenical Church

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What the Power of Praise Can Do - 8 Things: 1. Praise gets our focus off ourselves and back on God. In our often “selfie” focused world, we need this constant reminder - life is not all about us. We may know that in our heads, but yet our hearts think differently so often. We're prone to selfishness, He desires our eyes be set firmly on Him, because that's where our true hope is found. He is worthy of our praise, no matter what we face from day to day. “Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!” Psa. 150:2 "And my tongue shall speak of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long." Psa. 35:28 2. Praise brings us to a place of humility. We remember our dependency on God, as we acknowledge our need for Him. As we praise Him as Creator and King of this world, we admit and recognize that we’re not in control, but He is. He is above all. “Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” Psa. 95:2-3 "I will give you thanks in the great congregation: I will praise you among much people." Psa. 35:18 3. Praise makes the enemy flee. It pushes back the darkness the surrounds, and blocks the attacks and hissing lies over us. Evil will not stick around if we’re praising our God, who will fight our battles for us. In the story of Jehoshaphat, we see God miraculously defeat the enemy, because of the people’s obedience to praise Him. “As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated” 2 Chron. 20:22 4. Praise leaves no room for complaining and negativity. Sometimes even within our prayers, we can tend to complain about our problems. God knows our hearts. And He cares about all that concerns us. But through praise, we’re focused on Him, no longer allowing too much attention to be centered around the struggles. We’re reminded of what He has already done in our lives. We’re reminded that He knows what concerns us, and is capable of taking care of all that burdens us. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.” Psa. 103:2-4 "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name." Heb. 13:15 5. Praise makes room for God’s blessings over our lives. He will not hold back His goodness, praise opens the gateway of blessing as we come into the Presence of our King. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” Psa. 100:4 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:" Eph. 1:3 6. Praise invites His presence. God dwells close to us when we praise Him. He lives there. He looks for it. “He inhabits the praises of His people.” Psa. 22:3 "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;" 1 Pet. 2:9 7. Our spirits are refreshed and renewed in His presence. We're strengthened by His peace and refueled by His joy. Through a heart of praise, we realize that God doesn’t just change our situations and work through our problems, He changes our hearts. “In His presence, there is fullness of joy.” Psa. 16:11 "Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands." Psa. 63:3-4 8. It paves the way for God's power to be displayed, miracles ​happen. People's lives are affected and changed. God shakes things up through praise. As Paul and Silas sat in prison, shackled, and chained, they kept right on praising God. And God sent an earthquake that shook the cells and broke the chains. The jailer and all his family came to know Christ that very night. “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were unfastened.” Acts 16:25-26 We have a choice every day in this life. To live absorbed in worry and stress, on the fast track of busy, focused only on what surrounds us, tuned into the roar of the world. Or, we can ask God to help us take our eyes off all that may be swirling around, our problems and mess, or the voices of others. And we can look up...to Him, the One who holds it all together, and who holds us in his hands. God desires our whole heart. He waits for us to return. He longs for us to know the power of His presence over our lives. He desires to bless us more than we could imagine. His Spirit urges us onward, calling us closer. May He help us to look up...open our mouths...and sing. Dear God, We praise you today with our hearts and songs, we praise you for your faithfulness, we praise you for your great power and love. We confess our need for you, our lives don't go so well when we just spin around on our own. We struggle and worry, get weary and worn. Yet you never leave us. Thank you for your presence. Thank you for your care over us, thank you that you breathe renewal right into our souls. We ask for your spirit to fill us, to draw us close to yourself, and to work your purposes through us, as we set our eyes on you. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Nehemiah Ecumenical Church, Senior Pastor George Brown Presiding Bishop and General Overseer, Bishop Redfern II,

Our Mission ECUMENICAL CHURCH OF CHRIST “To bring people to Jesus and membership into his family, develop them in Christlike maturity, equip them for ministry within the church and their mission in life, all in order to magnify God’s name.” Share the Vision�A Great Commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will build a Great Church. The Great Commandment “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might….Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”. (Matt. 22:37-40) The Great Commission “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded.” (Matt. 28:19-20) Five “Keys” to our Mission Membership: We incorporate God’s family into our fellowship Maturity: We educate God’s people through discipleship Ministry: We demonstrate God’s love through service Mission: We communicate God’s Word through evangelism Magnify: We celebrate God’s presence in worship THE FIVE PURPOSES OF ECUMENICAL CHURCH OF CHRIST Worship Love the Lord with all your heart. The way to love God with all our heart is to worship Him. Worshiping God is the first purpose of the church. Ministry Love your neighbor as yourself. Ministry is demonstrating God’s love to others by meeting their needs and healing their hurts in the name of Jesus. Ministry is more than attendance, ministry is service. Evangelism Go and make disciples. It is our responsibility and privilege to share the good news wherever we go. Church growth is commanded by Jesus. God wants people to be saved. Fellowship Fellowship is identification with the body of Christ. Going, baptizing, and teaching are the essential elements of the disciple-making process. As Christians we are called to belong, not just believe. The church is to provide fellowship for believers. Discipleship Teaching them to obey. We are to educate God’s people. Discipleship is the process of helping people become more like Christ in their thoughts, feelings and actions. This process begins when a person is born again and continues throughout the rest of their life. We are called to reach people, but also to teach them. The Ecumenical Church is committed to supporting education and development of job skills; helping people meet food, clothing and shelter needs; working with children, families and the elderly; and providing support for health and recovery, locally and globally.

Mission: "The purpose of the Nehemiah Ecumenical Church is to bring people to Jesus and Membership in His family, develop them to Christlike Maturity, and equip them for their Ministry in the church and life Mission in the World. Ecumenical is committed to supporting education and development of job skills; helping people meet food, clothing and shelter needs; working with children, families and the elderly; and providing support for health and recovery.

Rev. George Brown Preaching at the Ecumenical Church

Rev. George Brown Preaching at the Nehemiah Ecumenical Church on April 26, 2020.

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Lectionary Date: Fifth Sunday In Lent
Lectionary Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14* Psalm 130* Romans 8:6-11* John 11:1-45

"Dry Bones, Dry Bones Hear The Word Of The Lord."

"Dry Bones, Dry Bones Hear The Word Of The Lord."
Rev. George Brown
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Lectionary Date: Fifth Sunday In Lent
Lectionary Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14* Psalm 130* Romans 8:6-11* John 11:1-45

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Lectionary Date: Fourth Sunday In Lent
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Lectionary Date: Second Sunday After Christmas Day
Lectionary Text: Jeremiah 31:7-14* Psalm 147:13-20* Ephesians 1:3-14* John 1:1-9, 10-18

The Refugee! Sermon Text: Romans 1:1-7

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The Refugee! Sermon Text: Romans 1:1-7

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Lectionary Date: First Sunday After Christmas Day
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The Time Is now! Sermon Text: Matthew 1:18-25

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Lectionary Date: Fourth Sunday of Advent
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Lectionary Date: Second Sunday of Advent
Lectionary Text: Isaiah 11:1-10* Psalm 72:1-7,18-19* Romans 15:4-13* Matthew 3:1-12

Sermon Text: Advent The Coming Of Christ: Are We Ready For the Return Isaiah 11:3* Psalm 72: 1-7; 18-19* Matthew 3:1-12

Sermon Text: Advent The Coming Of Christ: Are We Ready For the Return Isaiah 11:3* Psalm 72: 1-7; 18-19* Matthew 3:1-12

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Lectionary Date: Second Sunday of Advent
Lectionary Text: Isaiah 11:1-10* Psalm 72:1-7,18-19* Romans 15:4-13* Matthew 3:1-12

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Christ To Be Seen In Every Aspect Of Your Lives: Every Thing Made By Christ And Made For Him By The Cross.

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Isaiah 65:17-25: Isaiah 12* Malachi 4:1-2a* Psalm 98* 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13* Luke 21:5-19

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"A Christian Response to Precarious Times"
Sermon Text: Psalm 145:17-21
Lectionary Texts:
Haggai 1:15b-2:9 and Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 or Psalm 98 • Job 19:23-27a and Psalm 17:1-9 • 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 • Luke 20:27-38

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Our Story

ECUMENICAL CHURCH OF CHRIST WORLDWIDE Our Mission “To bring people to Jesus and membership into his family, develop them in Christlike maturity, equip them for ministry within the church and their mission in life, all in order to magnify God’s name.”

Share the Vision A Great Commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will build a Great Church.

The Great Commandments “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might….Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”. (Matt. 22:37-40)

The Great Commission “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded.” (Matt. 28:19-20)

Five “Keys” to our Mission:

Membership: We incorporate God’s family into our fellowship

Maturity: We educate God’s people through discipleship Ministry: We demonstrate God’s love through service

Mission: We communicate God’s Word through evangelism

Magnify: We celebrate God’s presence in worship

THE FIVE PURPOSES OF ECUMENICAL CHURCH OF CHRIST

Worship Love the Lord with all your heart. The way to love God with all our heart is to worship Him. Worshiping God is the first purpose of the church.

Ministry Love your neighbor as yourself. Ministry is demonstrating God’s love to others by meeting their needs and healing their hurts in the name of Jesus. Ministry is more than attendance, ministry is service.

Evangelism Go and make disciples. It is our responsibility and privilege to share the good news wherever we go. Church growth is commanded by Jesus. God wants people to be saved.

Fellowship Fellowship is identification with the body of Christ. Going, baptizing, and teaching are the essential elements of the disciple-making process. As Christians, we are called to belong, not to just believe. The church is to provide fellowship for believers.

Discipleship Teaching them to obey. We are to educate God’s people. Discipleship is the process of helping people become more like Christ in their thoughts, feelings and actions. This process begins when a person is born again and continues throughout the rest of their life. We are called to reach people, but also to teach them. The Ecumenical Church is committed as Christians to supporting education and development of job skills; helping people meet food, clothing and shelter needs; working with children, families and the elderly; and providing support for health and recovery, locally and globally.


  • We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, trustworthy and true, without error, Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  • We believe there is only one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

  • We believe Jesus Christ is God, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His death that paid for our sin through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension/rising up to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:1; Matthew 1:18,25; Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 9:15-22; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 9:27-28)

  • We believe that acceptance of Jesus Christ and the corresponding renewal of the Holy Spirit are the only paths to salvation for lost/sinful men and women. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who lives within and guides Christians so they are enabled to live godly lives. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14)

  • We believe in eternal life, and that through belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, we spend eternity with the Lord in Heaven. We believe that in rejecting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we receive eternal suffering in hell. (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, that all believers are members of His body, the Church. (Philippians 2:1-4)

  • We believe God’s design for sexual intimacy is to be expressed only within the context of marriage. God instituted marriage between one man and one woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

  • We believe that God created all human beings in His image. Therefore, we believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; that we must honor the physical and spiritual needs of all people; following Christ’s example, we believe that every person should be treated with love, dignity and respect. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)
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