Brock Morgan gives a call to arms to the “mighty men” of NCS to awaken to their identity as men of God, to embrace that they are living in the overlap between heaven and earth, and to join God in lifting the heads of the next generation. Brock sees the hope of the next generation in us and challenges the “mighty men” of NCS to live out their faith so that the next generation can see what God is doing to restore the world to His original design. Brock also shares miraculous examples of the power of prayer and miraculous stories about how the Holy Spirit changed the hearts of the young people he served at Trinity Church in Greenwich.
Mohammad Yamout is a former Sunni Muslim who is now a Christian pastor ministering to Shiite Muslims in Tyre, Lebanon, a 95% Muslim city. Pastor Mohammad believes God presents us with “Open Doors”–opportunities to serve and give and share the name and love of Jesus. We either choose to go through those doors or we pass by. Mohammad shares about the miracles that God is doing in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria when the name of Jesus is shared and lifted up and when people are cared for in His name. Mohammad also urges us to go through the open doors–and witness God’s glory.
9/11 is a day to remember those heroes who risk, and sometimes lose, their lives caring for us, but it is also a time to reflect on how to care for others. John “Rev” Revell shares what he has learned about compassion while serving as Chaplain for the Stamford, CT Police Department and as founder of Life Line Chaplaincy, which is dedicated to serving first-responders. Being an NCS brudder means “showing up” when a spouse, child or friend is going through a difficult time. Rev helps us understand the importance of compassion and HOW to “show up”.
With great energy and classic NCS humor, Jason Pankau helps us understand the Great Commission by going deeper into what it means to be a disciple. Sharing his own struggles and the role mentors have played in his life, Pankau explains what it means to be in a “covenant” friendship and why we need mentors and mentees in order to grow in our faith. Jason’s insights can help every NCS brudder gain a better understanding of the transparent and authentic friendships that are at the core of NCS and NCS Energy Groups.
When many of us think of the Great Commission, we envision talking to people about Jesus (or wearing a placard on a street corner). Jay Lippy reminds us that the Great Commission can be carried out by discovering what God designed us for and then doing it with excellence. It is about living our faith. Jay Lippy