We invite you to visit and join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM for worship and fellowship time.

Welcome to Noelridge Christian Church

Chalice_HighWe are a Disciples of Christ Christian church where members gather in friendship and grow in their faith. Our worship experience is spiritual and uplifting, and touches people on a personal level.

At Noelridge Christian Church you are part of a caring family. We welcome all into our home with open arms. We offer many opportunities to serve and become involved. We are a small church with big church faith.

If you are looking for a church home where you can seek answers to life, grow your relationship with God and feel a sense of belonging… we invite you to visit us.

Sunday Schedule

Please join us this Sunday morning!

8:15 a.m. Choir/Special Music Rehearsal

8:30 a.m. Adult Bible Group

8:30 a.m. Fellowship Time

8:35 a.m. Praise Team Rehearsal

9:30 a.m. Worship Service & Children’s Church

10:45 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

11:30 a.m. CYF & Lunch Bunch

Service Changes/Weather: Check our calendar for changes in worship times and special services.  Check local news media for weather cancellations.

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Map & Directions

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7111 C Avenue NE (north of Boyson Road)
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(Near CoffeeSmith’s & Subway)
Handicapped Accessible (Drive-up Canopy Entrance)
Convenient Parking

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The Power of Our Words

Rev-Stu-01-webRev. Stew Royce, Senior Minister, Noelridge Christian Church

An important biblical teaching that we often neglect to consider today is the power of the spoken word. What we say, and the words used to express it, does matter.

In the Old Testament, Isaac was nearing the end of his life and had very poor eyesight. He was about to pass on the birthright, an inheritance that included God’s promise of great blessings. Isaac’s oldest son Esau was out hunting when the younger Jacob deceived his father and received the blessing intended for Esau. Despite being fooled, Isaac was bound by the words he had spoken and could not take them back. Once Isaac had spoken, his words, as the saying goes, were “written in stone.”

For us today, oral agreements are not valued as highly as the written contract. However, the words we speak still matter. Jesus said in Matthew 12:37, “For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

We don’t think much about the words we use when speaking. As a result, some words have lost their deeper meanings. Also, to help sell their products, advertisers frequently manipulate the words of our language. Unfortunately, many of the words and concepts carrying important meanings for the Christian faith have been trivialized. Some examples of words that no longer carry strong meanings are “love” and “friend.” The worst abuse, however, is the way “God” gets tossed around in our society. Although most Americans are still willing to acknowledge there is a God, we’ll hear people exclaim, often in the most trivial situations, “Oh, my God!”

  • Here’s the problem:
    By using the name of the Lord in vain, respect for God is lost.
  • By abusing His name, God becomes less important to us.
  • Even worse still, God will no longer seem real to us!

In thinking about the words we use, and the hazards of using the Lord’s name in vain, consider this: Can we make the transition from street usage to worship and get the full force and meaning of God’s chosen words?

Blessings, Rev. Stew

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