Sunday, January 9, 2011

9/365: NLC


When Kris Allen was on American Idol I remember him talking about New Life Church numerous times. He made it sound so awesome.  I hadn't been to church in a long time and was really hoping to find a new place to go. 

I don't like when a church isn't fun and you feel like you are forced to sit through a boring sermon  Or when the preachers are too overly excited and start basically screaming at you.

A lady that works with my mom is a member of NLC and she invited me to go with her one Sunday last year, because she said there was a chance Kris would be there that weekend.  No, I did not want to go to the church just because it is Kris' church, I had been wanting to go anyways. Kris was just an extra perk.

My sister, dad and I went that Sunday and as soon as we sat down, an usher came up to me and said that Kris wasn't able to make it.  I thought this was strange because, it's not like I had asked anyone if he were there or anything.  I guess that was God's way telling me before I got my hopes up. I thought it was pretty cool.

The church is unlike any other church I have ever been to before.  There aren't pews; just black metal chairs.  It doesn't really look like a church inside. it's really laid back and relavent.  There aren't crosses and pictures of Jesus and angels everywhere like in other churches

They have awesome music before every sermon.  It feels as if you are at a show.  You don't get bored with Pastor Rick's sermons.  You sort of feel like he is having a conversation with you instead of preaching to you, and he breaks it all down so it is easy to understand everything.  I love when he preaches he is so funny he makes you laugh throughout the entire sermon.

When my sister, cousin and I moved into our apartment in Little Rock, I was excited because this meant that we would be closer to New Life.

Today was my first time back in probably a little over 3 months.  We accidently showed up 30 minutes late and missed most of the service...but I am so glad we got to hear what we did.  I can't wait til next Sunday.

-laurenmikael

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