Report and Media from 21st Community Christmas Jesus Celebration

Friday, December 30, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


A New Attitude for a New Year

Thursday, December 29, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Ephesians 4:22 Throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. 23 Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. 24 You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God's likeness – righteous, holy, and true.

As believers in Christ, we need to continue to "throw off" bad attitudes and behaviors whenever necessary. We don't want to let "stuff" from our "former way of life" creep back in.

A lot of what we see wrong in others is only the "rot" of our own poor attitude. Paul said, "There must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes." We need a revival for our thoughts and attitudes!

When your thoughts and attitudes change, you change. This change is powered by the new nature that Christ provided for us, and this "real you" is your best person. The old saying is true, "Your attitude determines your altitude."

Let the new year signal the emergence of a new attitude.


We are looking forward to a wonderful time at our 21st Community Christmas Jesus Celebration!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Dear New Covenant Family and Friends,

We are looking forward to a wonderful time this weekend! On Saturday, December 17 from 12noon to 4:00pm, we will serve close to 200 guests at our 21st Community Christmas Jesus Celebration! On Sunday, December 18, we will enjoy a special time of worship and ministry. 

Special thanks to Candase Cornett and our Share Team for their planning and hard work in bringing our Christmas outreach to fruition! Thanks to everyone for making preparations to bless the Lord and serve our guests!

Touching people for Christ, and serving people in innovative ways, is my greatest passion!  We remember the legacy of my mother Gaynell Hudson, whose example of loving people deeply shaped my life growing up, and along with dad, has shaped our culture of caring at New Covenant Church. We do this work in Jesus' Name, but we remember her as well. 

This year, we are doing something different with our program. Because it is different, I need you to be supportive and flexible. Having the program over the course of the afternoon from 12 noon to 4 PM allows us to serve a greater number of people in our building. Our anticipated numbers are as follows: 

12:00 pm   46 people including seniors from Forest Manor
  1:00 pm   36 Including men from Jesus House
  2:00 pm   64 people
  3:00 pm   45 people

Of course, we cannot predict exactly how people will come and go, but we will be blessed to see and serve every adult and child. We will flow with the people and with the Holy Spirit. Myself and designated leaders will be responsible for keeping the service, and people, moving with joy and love. 

Around the top of every hour we will begin with dinner in the multipurpose room, followed by performances, ministry, and gift-giving in the auditorium. We will end each hour with prayer and an invitation for people to receive Christ as Savior and Lord.

Finally, we will take group and family pictures and give prints as people are exiting. We'll also capture some testimonies on video.

While offering our program in the auditorium, people arriving for the next hour will go directly to the multi-purpose room for check-in and dinner. 

On Wednesday evening at 6:30pm, we will gather to wrap gifts and make preparation for the event. This is also a good time for rehearsals and team meetings. I will be meeting with the ministers and other leaders/workers as needed. 

Most importantly, keep the entire weekend in prayer! Come with joy and great expectation in our Lord Jesus Christ! 

God in Good...All the Time! Love You All!
 Pastor Bryan & Patricia Hudson


God's Unfailing Love and Faithfulness

Thursday, December 08, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Psalms 117:1 (NLT) Praise the LORD, all you nations. Praise him, all you people of the earth. 2 For he loves us with unfailing love; the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

This verse from Psalms 117 reminds me of how little God asks of us in contrast to how much more He gives us. It is not that praising God is little in terms of significance or that is the only thing required of believers. The whole Bible is full of admonitions and instructions.

It is amazing that we are the recipients of God's "unfailing love" and a divine faithfulness that endures forever. If you have ever been on the receiving end of "failing love," you know what I mean. If you have ever witnessed people make lame excuses, break their promises, or walk out of your life, you have experienced failed love and unfaithfulness. Of course, if someone's love has failed, faithfulness doesn't have a chance. Selfishness weakens human love, causing it to fail. At the same time, we must examine ourselves in this regard.

You are also blessed to know people who love you with God's unfailing love.

These circumstances serve to remind us in Whom to place our ultimate confidence. It's okay to trust people, but that trust should never exceed our confidence in the One whose love absolutely never fails, who never offers excuses, and who will never walk away from you.

If you are thankful to the Lord for His unfailing love and enduring faithfulness, take a little time right now and do what David said, "Praise the Lord!"


Great Quotes by Charles Kingsley

Saturday, December 03, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

While researching insights on the life of David, I discovered a series of written sermons by Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875). Kingsley was an English priest of the Church of England and university professor.

After reading his Five Sermons on David I continued an online search for the words and works of Kingsley. I discovered the quotes shown below on the website. Enjoy!

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults. 

All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. 

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know. 

Do noble things, not dream them all day long. 

Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell. 

Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work. 

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them. 

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means. 

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us. 

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left un-redressed on earth. 

There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. 

There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late. 

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. 

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded. 

(Retrieved 12/3/11 from


How to Get Clean and Stay Clean

Friday, December 02, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

John 1:7, But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

Walking in the light with Jesus and staying in fellowship with God's people is the best way to get clean and stay clean!