Simply Good News 

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We all love to receive good news and starting Sunday 18th, we're starting a series which will bring exactly that, 'Simply Good News'. Wrapped around Easter and baptismal celebrations, we will be exploring in more detail the death and resurrection of Jesus - what it meant then and what it means for us today. 

Below is everything you need to know for our 'Simply Good News' series and we warmly invite you to join us. Please contact us if you would like more details of our Easter events at NPBC and we'll provide you with the details as soon as we can.

Simply Good News Programme

Sunday 18th @ 10.30am
'Nothing Wasted'
Jack Walker
We begin our series with a story of contrast; the adoration and love of Mary (see John 12:1-11) and the rejection and hatred that meant Jesus would soon experience death on the cross. The act of Mary reminds us that nothing done for Jesus is wasted, and nothing is forgotten; how then should we respond?
Sunday 25th @ 10.30am 'A Kingdom Like No Other'

Steve Wood
As Jesus entered Jerusalem on the back of a colt, the people stopped to praise Him. They believed this was the dawn of a new Kingdom, yet they had not grasped just how different the Kingdom of God would be. Today, we still await the coming Kingdom. Do we understand everything that it is and what it will bring?
Maundy Thursday 29th @ 8.00pm 'The Last Supper'

Roy Taylor
On this evening, as Jesus celebrated the feast of Passover with his disciples, the meal took on a new meaning and a greater significance than ever before. On this evening, we come together to share in the Lord’s Supper; to remember past rescue; to receive present feeding; and to reflect on the promise of future table fellowship with the one who gave everything for us.
Good Friday 30th @ 11.00am 'He Gave Everything For Us'

Jack Walker
"Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground, and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."" As we join together on Good Friday, we reflect on the suffering that Jesus went through for each one of us and thank him for it.


Sunday 1st @ 6.30am 'Risen!'

Steve Wood
Imagine the scene. Early on Sunday morning, you visit Jesus’ tomb only to find it empty. As so many thoughts rush through your head, an angel tells you: “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” Imagine the joy that follows.
Sunday 1st @ 10.30am 'The Greatest Love' (Mary’s story)

Jack Walker
Early on the Sunday morning, Mary visited Jesus tomb, only to be told by an angel that “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” In the moments that follow, and using all of the gospel accounts, we hear her say the words: “I have seen the Lord”. She is filled with joy- this news is the best news of all; news too good to be true; news so good it has to be true. How will you respond?
Sunday 8th @ 10.30am 'It’s For Sharing'

Steve Wood
The Guards’ were paid to share some fake news that would explain how Jesus’ body had disappeared. We all have a choice as to how we respond to the good news? We can pretend it’s not true and keep it to ourselves or we can believe in Him, trust in Him, and show our love for Him by sharing His good news with everyone we know.
Sunday 15th @ 10.30am 'Recognising Who Jesus Is' (Pilate’s Story)

Jack Walker
Never before has the act of washing one’s hands held such significance. In one sense, it is Pilate who sentences Jesus to be crucified. On the other, he seems to recognise the injustice of his actions, and the reality of who Jesus is. Join us as we reflect on Pilate’s story and what it might tell us about Jesus, King of the Jews.
Sunday 22nd @ 10.30am 'Acceptance'
(Judas’ story)

Steve Wood 
Every story needs a villain and, in this one, it’s Judas. We rarely take the time to reflect on who he was and what he did but here, we will explore the role he played, the remorse he felt and the response we should have to him, and others like him.
Sunday 29th @ 10.30 'Everyone Gets Another Chance' (Peter’s Story)

Jack Walker
Peter, the Rock, famously failed to live up to his nickname as he disowned Jesus. He could not have sunk any lower and yet his repentance led to his reinstatement and ultimately his redemption. What can we learn from his mistakes and from Jesus response to them.


Sunday 6th @ 10.30am
'The Best Meal Ever'
Steve Wood
As Jesus prepared for his crucifixion, the Passover Meal he shared with his disciples took on new meaning and significance. Now, this simple meal provides us with an opportunity to remember what Jesus did for us, each time we take part in it. This morning we explore more of what it means and what it offers.
Sunday 13th @ 10.30am
'It’s What We’re Called To Be'
Jack Walker
Jesus had the authority to teach and forgive, and showed his ultimate authority in his resurrection, his victory over death! Now he gives that authority to us as he asks us to go out, in his name, and make disciples. As we end our focus on Jesus’ death and resurrection, we’ll take this moment to remind ourselves what we are called to be – his good news. 
Sunday 20th @ 10.30am 'Given Everything We Need'

Jack Walker
Jesus asks us to go, but he does not ask us to go alone. As we celebrate Pentecost - the coming of the Holy Spirit – we remember the power that is alive in us to share his good news.