Resources by Joel Littlefield

Joel Littlefield is the Pastor of New City Church in Bath, Maine and a church planter for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). He is married to Callie, and they have four children: Micah, Nathanael, Aliyah and Henley.

Nov 15, 2018

When It's Hard to Be a Patient Parent by Joel Littlefield

What if the bigger issue in having your kids obey isn't their obedience, but rather, is your patience with them?

Aug 31, 2016

The Wall is Broken Down by Joel Littlefield

The first step to our nation's renewal is going to be the repentance of every individual man, woman and child who names the name of Jesus. 

Jun 6, 2017

The Devil and the Dunk Tank by Joel Littlefield

The Word tells us to be sober - to have a clear mind going in - so that when the taunting from the enemy comes, we will be ready.

Apr 22, 2016

Strengthened by Affliction by Joel Littlefield

In affliction you have the opportunity to draw closer to Christ, to His pain, to His cross and thus to His comfort, all by the hand of the loving Father.

Jul 28, 2016

Sin is Out of the Question by Joel Littlefield

Christ’s forgiveness should not relax the Christians attitude towards sin. On the contrary, Christ’s death, burial, resurrection and our forgiveness thereby should increase our hatred of sin and bolster our longing for its defeat in our daily lives. 

Feb 11, 2016

Shaping Your Child's Discipline with Doctrine by Joel Littlefield

Let the Gospel of the cross be your proof to them that Jesus loves imperfect people.

Dec 20, 2015

Orchestrating Seasons For His Glory by Joel Littlefield

Your current season may be cold and bitter too, but if you wait on the Lord you will find that the next season is full of the warmth of God’s faithfulness and the sweet reassurance of His constant care.

Oct 27, 2017

Love People More Than Your Country by Joel Littlefield

In light of the bigger picture of the Gospel, whether someone stands, sits, or kneels is really no matter to a disciple of Jesus.

Mar 24, 2017

Keep Going Out and Keep Sowing by Joel Littlefield

It’s not the tears that produce fruit, or even the faithfulness of the sower.

Oct 13, 2017

Jesus Was A Disciple Maker, What About You? by Joel Littlefield

Placing your faith in Jesus, who saves, is to place your life in the hands of the One wants to use you as a witness for His glory.

Dec 30, 2016

If You Love Waiting, Raise Your Hand by Joel Littlefield

You may not love waiting. But if you love Jesus, you can learn to see that waiting, though in many ways part of the curse, can be redeemed for Him.

Jan 21, 2016

I Don't Go to Church Because It's Full of Hypocrites by Joel Littlefield

There are several reasons why a professing believer won’t go to Church. Among the most common is this: “The Church is full of hypocrites!” Well, okay.

Oct 24, 2015

He Will Not Despise the Broken by Joel Littlefield

The next time you enter the church to fellowship with God’s people, go with a sacrifice of brokenness.

Oct 11, 2017

He Remains Faithful by Joel Littlefield

In every area of life that faithfulness really matters to us Jesus is our greatest example. 

Aug 3, 2017

Faith That Affects Our Children by Joel Littlefield

I want my children to understand that the gospel of Jesus and the spread of that message is the most important thing on earth.

Jul 7, 2016

Every Sermon is the Opportunity of a Lifetime by Joel Littlefield

Preachers, learn to see every sermon as an opportunity of a lifetime - an opportunity to bring change where it matters most, change in the heart of people for whom Christ died and now lives.

Jul 1, 2016

Do You See the Fatherless, or Are You Not Looking? by Joel Littlefield

Even just visiting the fatherless in their affliction is considered among the most holy and Christ-like of actions.

Nov 21, 2015

Darkness Only Seems to Succeed by Joel Littlefield

The darkness that seems to hide the face of grace is actually a defeated darkness. It is inferior to the power of God’s unchanging light and grace. That’s like saying that clouds can smother the Sun.

Aug 31, 2017

Church Planting: A Shaping Matter by Joel Littlefield

Church planting reminds us that we are feeble, weak creatures, but we are banking on the words which Jesus spoke to His disciples and to us - "I am with you always."

Sep 2, 2016

Be Careful How You Read Your Bible by Joel Littlefield

Open each page with faith and expectancy even if you are a little unsure what you might or might not hear.

May 16, 2017

Aren’t There Already Enough Churches? by Joel Littlefield

Some ask, "Do we really need another church?" The better question is, "Are there still lost people in our communities?"

May 25, 2016

An Elder's Example of Work and Giving by Joel Littlefield

Paul was not a rich man, probably not even well-to-do, but he certainly knew what it was to work.

Aug 17, 2016

A More Decisive Power is at Work by Joel Littlefield

There’s a greater and more decisive power at work in this world and it’s not the American government, the EU, the Global peace initiative or the Islamic State.

Mar 15, 2017

Adoption is Commitment by Joel Littlefield

I want the Father’s adopting-love ingrained into the very fabric of my thinking

Aug 17, 2017

3 Things I Know About Church Planting by Joel Littlefield

There’s so much that I do not know about planting a church. But those things I do, I will commit to with all the heart and passion which I can muster and which the Spirit so graciously supplies.