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15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Let’s face it—2020 was a hard year. As much as we wish the challenges of last year didn't follow us into 2021, we’re all still dealing with our own challenges and wondering how we’re going to face the days and months ahead. In many ways, our world and our life can feel hopeless right now—like the odds are stacked against us...
There’s no better place to turn to as we begin 2021 than the scriptures. In this series, we will discover the importance and power of the Bible. It’s more than just a book—it’s one overarching story with the credibility and practical application that reveals and points to Jesus Christ. One Story, One Scripture, One Savior.
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. – Romans 15:4 NIV
Often times when we face challenges in our lives, we withdraw from scripture and from God, yet that’s when we need Him most. What we tend to forget is that the Bible is more than just an instruction manual filled with information, it’s filled with stories of people who have had to deal with situations just like what we are going through—political tension, civil unrest, economic hardships, racism, plagues, and oppression.
The Bible was written for our strength and endurance, not just our knowledge. And if we look close enough, we’ll see ourselves in their shoes living out similar stories. One of the ways we follow Jesus together is by learning from the people He’s put in His story.
In the Old Testament, we see some of the greatest examples of obedience against all odds. Through these stories, we see the faithfulness and blessing from God over and over again. He is the Author and Perfector of our faith.
One of the great joys of working at Northland is seeing lives changed through how God uses each one of us. Our requirement is simple, be available! Jesus calls us to be witnesses to a transformational story of how we are made new through His saving grace. Accepting Jesus as your Savior is the beginning of a new life. The old really is gone. There is no greater story than to hear or tell the stories of the moment Jesus was invited into our hearts and what has transpired as we live our lives as He created us to.
C.S Lewis in Mere Christianity writes “Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already.”
Webster’s defines stewardship as “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care” this really isn’t at all disconnected from what God expects from us. God is our provider and He commands us to be the managers of everything He brings into each of our lives and to always do this in a way that honors God. When we honor God through how we manage the time, treasure, and talent He has entrusted us with, we are creating those “there was Jesus” moments for others to witness.
For those of you who support Northland, thank you for enabling us to be Jesus’ hands and feet and present the saving grace of Jesus through so many different ministries and outreaches. If you have never supported Northland financially or haven't in a while, please pray about doing so.
God Bless each and every one of you!
Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Get your tickets to see Christian comedian, Chonda Pierce.
This session of Belong and Grow will meet via Zoom. It will be fun and family friendly! More details will come your way after you register.
Tuesdays, January 26 to February 16, 6:30 P.M.- 8 P.M. | via Zoom
This is a 4-week class. Registration is required.
Join us as we come together as a church to pray for our lead Pastor as God prepares him for us and us for him.
Stop by the bookstore before or after service this weekend and dive into God's word.
Join the Women's Bible Study as they journey through the book of Hebrews in this eleven week class. This study will be offered both virtually and in person with COVID safety protocols in place.
This co-ed, 40-week overview of the entire Bible is designed to help Christians explore the Word of God and grow in their understanding of who God is and what He has done. This class will be offered both virtually and in person with COVID safety protocols in place.
These questions invite you to dive a little deeper into this week's message, "
One Story, One Scripture, One Savior
“The Bible is one story that unfolds in one book, by one author, about one subject. A story that moves from promise to fulfillment.” Alistair Begg
Whether you are brand new to exploring the Bible or you have read it many times, God’s Word is strong, wise, and applicable for our life situations. The stories in Scripture are the very Words of God written for the people He loves. No matter your age or circumstances, God’s Word is alive and given to each of us to know God and make Him known to the world.
At Northland, we are launching into 2021 with God’s Word as the foundation underneath us. Use your Bible and this simple study guide in your discipleship journey to dig deeper and equip others to be fully alive in Jesus.
Series: Against All Odds. What are some questions, struggles, and challenges you have or have had with the Bible? Share your comments. They are real!
Let’s REVIEW the main points from week one.
1. Do you remember the four “Big Themes” that Pastor Gus shared from the Scriptures as One Story of the Savior?
2. Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17. What are the four things the Word of God is useful for?
3. Memory Verse: “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)
What do you get from this Scripture verse about the “so that” for the One Story of the Bible?
For the rest of this weeks Digging Deeper study click here >