The life of Newport City Church is seen through ‘Our House’. Every component of the house is a reflection of His church. What we are building the house or [temple] with is important because the church Jesus is coming back for is a church ‘without stain or wrinkle’. [Ephesians 5: 27].
In the development of ‘Our House’ the first thing that is set in place is the foundation. The foundation for ‘Our House’ is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3: 11 says; ‘no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is Jesus Christ.’ His message, His principles and His love are what we stand on as a church.
As we begin to think about the materials we use to build our house we mix the cement; which is love. ‘And now these three remain; faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love’. 1 Corinthians 13: 13. His love never fails! It has a lifetime guarantee! There is no possibility of corrosion as we use His love to build ‘Our House’.
The walls are then constructed with humility and obedience. As we walk in humility, James 4: 10 says, ‘the Lord will lift us up’. We are also told to live as obedient children. 1 Peter 1: 14. Obedient to His word and His voice.
The roof is built by faith. Cause we know without it, we cannot please God. [Hebrews 11: 6] In ‘OurHouse’ we are believing His word by faith, for extraordinary results.
Our windows are made of joy. Which is expressed through our worship. We continually rejoice in all things and through all situations and circumstances. [Philippians 4: 4].
The door is the door of peace. We want people to walk through our doors and feel God’s peace; that comforts, strengthens and heals. [John 14: 27]
Now that ‘Our House’ is built, we need to install the heating system, which is prayer. Nothing happens in ‘Our House’ unless we pray. It is the life source of the church. Jesus said in Matthew 21: 13; my house shall become a house of prayer’. That’s what we aim to be.
And finally, the furniture. Everything we furnish our house with is found in Galatians 5: 22. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. No other furniture will do!
Welcome to ‘Our House’.