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On Your Marks: January 21

This week’s readings are based on the “Making The Handoff” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you…  Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.  But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then... Read More
at Friday, January 21, 2022

On Your Marks: January 20

This week’s readings are based on the “Making The Handoff” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he's thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don't let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil... Read More
at Thursday, January 20, 2022

On Your Marks: January 19

This week’s readings are based on the “Making The Handoff” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) Christ is seen... Read More
at Wednesday, January 19, 2022

On Your Marks: January 18

This week’s readings are based on the “Making The Handoff” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not... Read More
at Tuesday, January 18, 2022

On Your Marks: January 17

This week’s readings are based on the “Making The Handoff” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, "Come back to God!"  For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we... Read More
at Monday, January 17, 2022

On Your Marks: January 14

This week’s readings are based on the “Running The Race” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you…  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And... Read More
at Friday, January 14, 2022

On Your Marks: January 13

This week’s readings are based on the “Running The Race” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic... Read More
at Thursday, January 13, 2022

On Your Marks: January 12

This week’s readings are based on the “Running The Race”sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NIV) Run With Fruit. When we run with God, He promises that we will bear... Read More
at Wednesday, January 12, 2022

On Your Marks: January 11

This week’s readings are based on the “Running The Race” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… You've all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally. I... Read More
at Tuesday, January 11, 2022

On Your Marks: January 10

This week’s readings are based on the “Running The Race” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… "So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new... Read More
at Monday, January 10, 2022

On Your Marks: January 7

This week’s readings are based on the “Starting Blocks” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Ephesians 3:12 (NIV) Christ’s Love will always compel us to restore. Through Christ we have freedom and confidence in the presence of God. But,... Read More
at Friday, January 7, 2022

On Your Marks: January 6

This week’s readings are based on the “Starting Blocks” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don't use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love;... Read More
at Thursday, January 6, 2022

On Your Marks: January 5

This week’s readings are based on the “Starting Blocks” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) Christ’s Love will always compel us to forgive. Where do you need to receive, seek, or give forgiveness?... Read More
at Wednesday, January 5, 2022

On Your Marks: January 4

This week’s readings are based on the “Starting Blocks” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that... Read More
at Tuesday, January 4, 2022

On Your Marks: January 3

This week’s readings are based on the “Starting Blocks” sermon from the On Your Marks series. This season, we want to focus on what it means to be the Church (God’s people). Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you… For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He... Read More
at Monday, January 3, 2022

Down To Earth: December 31

This week’s readings are based on the Christmas At Northside sermon. In this season, we want to turn our focus to Jesus. Don’t just read the text, but let it read you throughout the week! Jesus said, "For a brief time still, the light is among you. Walk by the light you have so darkness doesn't destroy you. If you walk in darkness, you don't know where you're going. As you have the light, believe in the light. Then the light will be within you, and shining... Read More
at Friday, December 31, 2021

Down To Earth: December 30

This week’s readings are based on the Christmas At Northside sermon. In this season, we want to turn our focus to Jesus. Don’t just read the text, but let it read you throughout the week!  When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12 (NIV) Darkness cannot contain the Light of Jesus. Today, where are you feeling the weight of... Read More
at Thursday, December 30, 2021

Down To Earth: December 29

This week’s readings are based on the Christmas At Northside sermon. In this season, we want to turn our focus to Jesus. Don’t just read the text, but let it read you throughout the week! "You're familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,' and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.' I'm challenging that. I'm telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time,... Read More
at Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Down To Earth: December 28

This week’s readings are based on the Christmas At Northside sermon. In this season, we want to turn our focus to Jesus. Don’t just read the text, but let it read you throughout the week! As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew 9:9 (NIV) Jesus gives a simple but life changing invitation “follow me”. He always leads the... Read More
at Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Down To Earth: December 27

This week’s readings are based on the Christmas At Northside sermon. In this season, we want to turn our focus to Jesus. Don’t just read the text, but let it read you throughout the week! ​​When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali-- to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:   "Land of Zebulun and land of... Read More
at Monday, December 27, 2021