Northside Blog

Happy New Year to You!

I hope you had a memorable and meaningful Christmas and you’re looking forward to an amazing year of walking with Jesus. If you happened to serve or attend one of our Christmas Eve services, I want to say thank you for being a part of the largest weekend gathering in Northside’s history and invite you to be praying for all of those who made decisions to start a “new tradition” by accepting the grace and mercy of Jesus into their lives.

I can’t wait to gather this weekend to worship and talk about our new series called ROOTED. We’re all looking for a fresh start in the new year and this series is designed not only to help people have a fresh start with Jesus, but to grow us to start our next step with Jesus, no matter how long we’ve been following Him.

"So then, just as your received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7

God laid a new foundation for the world when He sent Christ and He wants to do an incredible work in us now, but that can only happen if our foundation is Jesus. This series will dig in and cover a multitude of questions and next steps for us as Christ followers or if you wonder what it truly means to be a Christ follower.

We have Rooted Journals that will lead you in five daily devotions a week for this series for sale in the Resource Center for $15. Pick one up before or after the weekend service and start walking through the devotionals for “Who is God?” this week.

This journal invites us not just to get into God’s Word but to PRACTICE God’s Word. God isn’t just a God of information but transformation. This is why being a part of a Life Group matters. We’re the Church when we operate as a community who’s centered on Christ. Here’s two ways you can join a group:

a. Find a Life Group in your area or stage of life
b. Join a Rooted group on campus

We are so committed to getting Rooted this year as a Church that even our kids &students are adapting this material for their environments. This way we’re all heading in the same direction as we start 2019. That fresh start you’re looking for… Jesus has already offered it to us, we just simply need to respond and watch Him do a work in us that we simply can’t do ourselves.

Looking forward to getting Rooted and growing with you this year!