Sun, Feb 24th
Where do you go to find out what it means to be a Christian? The Bible describes what it means, but where do you go to see one in flesh and blood? Where could you look to find someone who truly exemplifies the way of Christ? The answer may surprise you.
Sun, Feb 17th
You have to Give it to Get it
"After all is said and done, a whole lot more is said than done." Never was this more true than when churches meet to talk about a vision statement. Will our new vision at NorthWest make any real difference in what we do and how we live our lives?
Sun, Feb 10th
Developing as a Disciple at Northwest
There's something special about gathering around a campfire, especially when the weather is brisk and darkness falls. People seem to be instinctively drawn to the fire. Similarly, we need the warmth and light of God in a cold, dark world. We need to gather together in His presence to be blessed by Him and drawn together with others.
Sun, Feb 3rd
Devoted to Jesus
This Sunday is the "American professional football championship game" (wink, wink). Many of us are strongly devoted to our sports team, but unfortunately they rarely make it to the big game. We have many other devotions in our hearts and lives as well. Do you think you devoted to the right things?
Sun, Jan 27th
Deciding About Jesus
When I was young, I thought the only two real decisions I would have to make in my life were who to marry and what job to have. My, was I wrong! Some decisions do stand out, of course. The most momentous of them all is the decision we make about Jesus.
Sun, Jan 20th
The first phase in the journey of discipleship is discovering Jesus. Do you know Him? Do you want to know Him? As Jesus himself put it, Come and see! (John 1:35-39).
Sun, Jan 13th
The Journey to Discipleship
Too often we have thought we just need to check certain boxes and then we will be right with God. Actually the goal is to become like God. And you don't get there overnight. (Luke 6:40)
Sun, Jan 6th
Most of us want to be a part of a church that is healthy, but we don't always realize we play a part in determining how healthy our church will be. If we want our church to be healthy, one of the most important things we can do is make the most important thing the most important thing. But first we have to know what the most important thing is (Matthew 28:18-20).
Sun, Dec 23rd
Peace on Earth
We all want peace on earth and to enjoy tender feelings of peace personally. Instead, we frequently see and experience conflict and fighting. How can we find peace?
Sun, Dec 16th
If you have ever felt like you are the wrong age or gender or color or size or personality or anything else, I have good news: You're welcome. God welcomes people who may not be welcomed at many places in the world.
Sun, Dec 9th
Insidious is Stifling His Plan
Thousands of people around us don't know God. As a result, they are suffering personally, inflicting suffering on others, and stand to suffer terribly at the end of time. Jesus tells us what is needed.
Sun, Dec 2nd
Loving the Villain
Do you have any enemies?
Sun, Nov 25th
The Sunday after Thanksgiving seems like an appropriate time to think about whether we can and whether we should stop bad behaviors "cold turkey" style.
Sun, Nov 18th
Be Exalted, O God
Thanksgiving is great when things are good, but what about when they are not? Can we still give thanks? Should we? And if so, how do we do it? Psalm 57 teaches us.
Sun, Nov 11th
What does it Mean to Seek God?
Recently, Gail and I and a gazillion other people visited Israel. In some sense we were all seeking God. What did we find? And what does it even mean to seek God?
Sun, Nov 4th
Are you a follower?
Sun, Oct 28th
Rahab-Trophy of Grace (Chris Miller)
Even the prostitute Rahab was not beyond the reach of God's grace.
Sun, Oct 21st
Who is the Messiah?
Maybe you believe Jesus is the Messiah, but what does that mean? There may be more to Messiah than you have ever thought.
Sun, Oct 14th
Not all Commands are Created Equal
Do you ever get confused about what it means to be a Christian? Jesus gives us clarity in one of the most helpful passages in the whole Bible.
Sun, Oct 7th
You Could Be Wrong
What? Did I read that right? I know others can be wrong, but me?
Sun, Sep 30th
Giving to God what is God's (Casey Lankford)
What exactly are we giving to God?
Sun, Sep 23rd
Does God Have Expectations of Me?
We usually don't like it when people have expectations of us, but what about God? Does he have expectations of me?
Sun, Sep 16th
What if I don't like what Jesus says?
What Jesus says to us may not always be comfortable. How should we deal it?