WELCOME TO
NEW BEGINNING ASSEMBLY OF GOD
 
New Beginning Assembly is a church that believes in Jesus,
a church that loves God and people.   New Beginning exists to
connect people to God, to one another, to the marketplace and to
the world.  We believe that Jesus is the Hope of the world. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUR MINISTRIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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OUR MISSION
 
 
 
 
 
LOCATION & TIMES
 
248 Dolphin Street, Port St. Joe, FL
 
SUNDAY
Morning Worship – 10:30AM (In-Person Service)
Evening Worship – 6:00PM – Facebook Live
 
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study & Prayer – 6:30PM (In-Person Service)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NEED PRAYER?
 

There are times when life is overwhelming, when all we have is questions. The great thing about prayer is that it shifts our perspective toward the One who stands ready to listen. No matter what you’re facing, we’d love to pray with you!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discover the transformational
power of God’s Word through our
weekly devotional blog post.
 
 
 
 

A Flourishing Tree

Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. Proverbs 11:28
Today’s Scripture & Insight: Proverbs 11:24–30
 
I’ve always had a collector’s heart. As a kid, I collected stamps. Baseball cards. Comics. Now, as a parent, I see the same impulse in my kids. Sometimes I wonder, Do you really need another teddy bear?
 
Of course, it’s not about need. It’s about the allure of something new. Or sometimes the tantalizing draw of something old, something rare. Whatever captivates our imagination, we’re tempted to believe that if we only had “X,” our lives would be better. We’d be happy. Content.
Except those things never deliver the goods. Why? Because God created us to be filled by Him, not by the things that the world around us often insists will satisfy our longing hearts.
 
This tension is hardly new. Proverbs contrasts two ways of life: a life spent pursuing riches versus a life grounded in loving God and giving generously. In The Message, Eugene Peterson paraphrases Proverbs 11:28 like this: “A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.”
What a picture! Two ways of life: one flourishing and fruitful, one hollow and barren. The world insists that material abundance equals “the good life.” In contrast, God invites us to be rooted in Him, to experience His goodness, and to flourish fruitfully. And as we’re shaped by our relationship with Him, God reshapes our hearts and desires, transforming us from the inside out.
 
By: Adam R. Holz
 
Reflect & Pray
When has an undue focus on material things become a major spiritual struggle for you? What helps you keep your desires in proper perspective?
Father, thank You for the good gifts You give. Help me to keep putting my trust in You rather than the stuff of this world.

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A Good Man

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Romans 3:10-18
 

“Jerry was a good man,” the pastor said at Jerald Stevens’ memorial service. “He loved his family. He was faithful to his wife. He served his country in the armed services. He was an excellent dad and grandfather. He was a great friend.”

But then the pastor went on to tell the friends and family gathered that Jerry’s good life and good deeds were not enough to assure him a place in heaven. And that Jerry himself would have been the first to tell them that!

Jerry believed these words from the Bible: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) and “the wages of sin is death” (6:23). Jerry’s final and eternal destination in life’s journey was not determined by whether he lived a really good life but entirely by Jesus—the perfect Son of God—dying in his place to pay sin’s penalty. He believed that each of us must personally accept the free gift of God, which is “eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (v. 23).

Jerry was a good man, but he could never be “good enough.” See the link below to view Rasool Berry’s “In Pursuit of Jesus” story. He, like us, had to learn that salvation and righteousness aren’t the results of human effort. They’re gifts by God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8).

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).


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