Chris' Blog

My hope is that you’ll find this blog to be a resource for study, inspiration for sharing the Gospel with our city and encouragement for living in constant communion with God. From my thoughts that didn't make the sermon to teachings and notes that will help you in your study, I hope you’ll visit the blog often for additional thoughts and insights. You’ll also find my observations and learnings about fathering, pastoring and life. Thanks for joining me here!

Faith and Freedom

July 03, 2017 | Chris Payne

Hey New Charlotte! I wanted to share a few thoughts from Sunday's conversation with First Lieutenant Josh Marano of the US Marine Corps. You can watch the whole conversation on our podcast page...

Parenting: The Orange Way

June 08, 2017 | Chris Payne

Click the image above to view a downloadable version of the Phase Overview Timeline.

Heaven Series

May 01, 2017 | Chris Payne

I hope you’re enjoying our Heaven series at New Charlotte as much as I am! I am learning so much about what will be our final destination as Christians, and it is exciting. The reality is,...

The Center of the Universe

April 05, 2017 | Chris Payne

We are the center of the universe! This was the prevailing theory of leading scientist and theologians before the 16th century. Everything changed in the 16th century as multiple people began to...

Loving Our Neighbor

February 08, 2017 | Chris Payne

When Life & Faith Collide:  3 Practical Thoughts On The Refugee Crisis From our friends at Project 658

2016 :: A Year In Review

January 25, 2017 | Chris Payne

Thank you for being  a part of New Charlotte Church. We love partnering with you to bring the new life of Christ to the City.

Advent 2016

December 08, 2016 | Chris Payne

Gather with family & friends. Share the Devotional. Read the scriptures. Light a candle. Pray together.  Download a PDF version here!

Be: United Top 10

November 24, 2015 | Chris Payne

I’ve had an amazing time preaching through the book of Ephesians these past 7 weeks at NCC.  I hope and pray that the sermons have been helpful and that you’ve been able to re...

Welcome Home or Keep Out

November 09, 2015 | Chris Payne

“No foreigner is to enter the barriers surrounding the sanctuary. He who is caught will have himself to blame for his death which will follow.” The temple of God in Jerusalem was su...

But God [Ephesians 2:1-10]

November 03, 2015 | Chris Payne

Reading the first few verses of Ephesians 2 is like being punched in the face. In fact, the first 3 verses read like a modern day rap sheet. It’s bad. Really bad. Ephesians 2:1-3: ...