Archive for October, 2011

What we believe as a Christian housechurch

What We Believe 1. We believe that the Bible is inspired by God; that it is the only infallible, authoritative word of God, and our final authority in faith and practice. 2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 3. We believe in the deity […]


Rejoice In Opportunities To Preach The Word God

Rejoice In Opportunities To Preach The Word God John 4:36, “36 Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.” Pastor’s blog: Kevin Jesmer NIU UBF 10-11-12 Recently I met Matt Armstrong. He heads up Cross Roads […]


Why House church ministry?

The small house church was very effective revealing the Gospel of God’s grace. Let’s think of some of the benefits. 1. In a house church setting there is accountability. Throughout history, one of the weaknesses of Christianity has been hypocrisy. Christians tend to act one way on Sundays and another way throughout the week. But […]


How we are trying to reach out to others

I am a pastor of a very small house church ministry. How to reach out to the young people of Dekalb and NIU is the “million dollar” question. I haven’t been able to do it in a big way. I have in small ways through 1:1 Bible study and mentoring (shepherding). We try to do […]


Review On Practicing His Presence: By Brother Lawrence.

Review On Practicing His Presence: By Brother Lawrence. By Kevin Jesmer NIU UBF. 9-28-11 This book is a series of letters that Brother Lawrence writes while living in a monastery in France. He lived in the 17th century and wrote these letters over a period of twenty five years. In most of the letter he […]


A Critic on “Your Church Is Too Small”

This is the second time I read the book. This second time around, I was on a deadline and it was required reading and so I got a lot more out of it. I agree with Dr Armstrong’s thesis, that we need a missional/ecumenism in order to achieve unity among Christians. I learned that that […]