Luke 6: 12-16

 

As a believer of the Good News of Jesus, I find this passage significant in my journey of faith. I infer from these verses that Jesus had many disciples at this time. A disciple is likened to a student. Apparently, Jesus decided that the time was right to select and turn loose a few of his top students and called them to be apostles. An apostle is considered a messenger. The 12 men chosen were deemed ready to carry forth the message Jesus had come to earth to deliver, the Good News of eternal life, joy, and peace. 

I wonder if God wants us all to graduate to be apostles. Does it frustrate Jesus if we remain lifelong students, never getting outside of the classroom of the church? I don't believe that salvation depends on being an apostle. I believe disciples will inherit heaven through faith in Jesus. However, am I missing out in greater rewards of peace and joy by not stepping out into the world around me as an apostle? My gut tells me, the answer is yes. 

 

Why Nic’s Place

We exist to provide fellowship and encouragement for the spiritually hungry through periodic gatherings.

We exist to connect our neighbors to faith and community based services we alone are not capable of providing

We exist to worship God through our offerings of service

We come just as we are.

 

What We Do:

We gather together periodically to share, encourage and pray together. We are a “free range” organic gathering where all are welcome to come, explore and be uplifted.

How We Live

  1. To love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls, and minds; and our neighbors as ourselves

  2. To be peacemakers in our homes and communities

  3. To be guides to those who seek

  4. To stand against injustice

What We Believe

We believe God created the universe

We believe Jesus Christ is God among us

and that belief in him and obedience to his teachings

provides life, joy, and peace everlasting

We believe in the Holy Spirit which connects us to Jesus 

We believe Jesus wants us to help each other along our journey with him

How We Pray

Eternal God, who is in heaven,
Hallowed be your Name.
Your Kingdom come. 
Your will be done in earth, 
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our failures,
As we forgive those who fail us. 
Help us when we are tempted, 
And deliver us from evil. 
For yours is the Kingdom, 
The power, and the glory, 
For ever and ever. 
Amen.