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Saturday A Day of Waiting

by: Sean Fitzgerald

04/11/2020

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CONSIDER THIS...

Read Matthew 27:57-61

Pilate pronounces him dead, Joseph asks for the body so he can bury him in the tomb. The dream is over. The One is dead. How alone the disciples must have felt.How confused they must have been. This wasn’t the way it was supposed to be, Jesus was supposed to be the one to save them.

If only we could step into this moment and tell them that it’s all ok. If we could just whisper through time, "hold on don’t lose hope yet, He lives!" As they struggle through the day Saturday wrestling with all their emotions… read more

Good Friday

by: Sean Fitzgerald

04/10/2020

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CONSIDER THIS...

Read Matthew 27:27-50

As I laid my head on the pillow last night I couldn’t stop thinking about all that was going to happen to Jesus as the world lay asleep. As they leave the upper room they move to the garden where Jesus spends some time in prayer, it’s obvious the disciples do not yet realize the magnitude of the night as they are found sleeping during Jesus time of earnest prayer. As the night continues, the betrayer arrives with an angry mob, arresting Jesus and dragging him through the late night and early morning courts of Pilate and… read more

Thursday - Reframing the Passover

by: Sean Fitzgerald

04/09/2020

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CONSIDER THIS...

Read Matthew 26:26-30

Jesus and his disciples had gathered to share a meal to celebrate a past deliverance of the Hebrew people. The deliverance from Egypt and salvation from the spirit of death. As God had instructed the Hebrew people celebrated this feast every year, never forgetting what God had done for them. This feast is rich with imagery from the sacrificial lamb to the blood by which they were saved.

As we look in on Jesus and his followers take a good look around the room, at the table with him, Judas, the betrayer, Peter the denier, and the… read more

Wednesday - God's Plans Never Change

by: Sean Fitzgerald

04/08/2020

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CONSIDER THIS...

Read Matthew 26:1-5

As Jesus is telling his disciples that he will be crucified, the religious leaders are shoring up their plans to arrest and kill him. It’s interesting to note the difference in the way they (the religious leaders) planned and the actual timeline of the events. This reading tells us that they intended to wait until after the feast had passed to enact their plan, yet we know that it’s during the feast that it all begins. So what happened, God showed up and did what he had always planned to do.

If we pause for a moment and… read more

Tuesday - Giving to God What is God's

by: Sean Fitzgerald

04/07/2020

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Consider This...

Read Matthew 22:15-22

While Jesus is in the temple teaching, he is targeted by the religious leaders. Their plan on this day is to entrap Jesus, making him choose to side either with the Jewish people and deny their need to pay taxes to Rome or to side with the Roman government and demand the Jewish people to pay their taxes. Either way, the opposing party of people would turn against him and they, the religious leaders, would be free from this man and his trouble causing ways.

Jesus' response, like usual, is one of wisdom and profound meaning. "Whose likeness… read more

Monday -Cleansing the Temple

by: Sean Fitzgerald

04/06/2020

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Consider This...

Read Matthew 21:12-20

When Jesus arrives at the temple he is angry at what the "worshippers" had allowed it to become. As he enters he finds a marketplace full of people interested in their own desire for money rather than seeking to honor and worship God. He is filled with righteous anger and makes quite the scene as he flips tables and scatters money quoting from the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah. "My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you make it a den of robbers."(21:13)

What's really beautiful about this scene though is that Jesus doesn't just turn… read more

Triumphal Entry - Great Expectations

by: Sean Fitzgerald

04/05/2020

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Consider This...

In Matthew 21:1-11 we read of Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem the Sunday prior to his crucifixion. The reception that is given is one fit for a king and suggests that many were there in the belief that Jesus was the foretold Messiah that was to come.

Many laid their coats on the ground, others brought branches (palm leaves) and laid them out for the donkey that to walk on. As he rode past the crowds in front and behind were sing praise, acknowledge him as the Messiah.

As the remainder of the week unfolds we will find that in four short… read more

How do I make my contribution in this time apart?

by: Sean Fitzgerald

04/04/2020

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We have continued to have this question asked s we wanted to publish again the options available to everyone.
  1. Give By Driving By

    As long as shelter in place is not in effect you can deliver your gift to the building, leaving it in the mailbox if no one is here.

  2. Give By Mail

    You can always place your gift in an envelope and mail it to the building @ 1501 Denver St., Portland, TX 78374

  3. Give By Bill Pay

    If you currently use online bill pay with your bank, it’s likely that you can add the North Bay Church as a “bill” for your… read more

Welcome To The New North Bay Church of Christ Website

by: Sean Fitzgerald

03/19/2020

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We are so excited to present our newly designed website. As you can see, it has a fresh new look and easy navigation to help you get the information you need quickly and efficiently. Many thanks to the ChurchSpring team for helping us launch such a beautiful new church website. To God be the glory!

North Bay Church of Christ's mission is to love God, serve people, and to be a blessing. We hope that as you navigate our website and meet us in person you will find us fulfilling this mission.

There's still… read more