Worship


Worship in person at the building has resumed at 9:30 a.m.!!! The service will continue to be streamed live on Facebook live or on Youtube live.

More information on our new schedule is available under 
events.

We are an independent, non-denominational congregation who follow Jesus, we listen to the guidance of the Bible and we actively serve God in the world. We are not perfect, but we are united in our belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, that He is at work in our city, through our church and in your life, too. We hope that you will be our guest and worship God with us this Sunday at NorthWest. Our door is open to you, and we hope you will feel welcome. We'd love for you to make this your church home.

Sun, Apr 11th

Together

There is value in being alone, especially in hearing the voice of God. However, we also have the opportunity to encounter Him together.

Sun, Apr 4th

Death Was Overwhelmed

The tomb is empty! Christ is risen from the dead! Today is a special where we celebrate with our brothers and sisters around the world the risen Savior Jesus. No matter who we are or what we have done, our Messiah has given His life for us and he has defeated the grave on our behalf.

Sun, Mar 28th

The God Who Saves

This Sunday is traditionally regarded as "Palm Sunday" commemorating the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The people who cheered for Jesus as He entered were actually making a grand declaration in addition to the plea for his power and blessing over them.

Sun, Mar 21st

The God Who is Worthy

God is worthy. Does our life reflect that by the praise we give? Let's stop and listen today to the word of God and the example of praise given to us inside of it.

Sun, Mar 14th

The God Who Listens

At times our actions, our words, and our lives can feel irrelevant. This morning we will discuss our God that speaks to each of our lives and says the exact opposite of that.

Sun, Mar 7th

The God Who Speaks

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God literally SPOKE all creation into existence. This speaking is what drives all things to this day. This speaking that created the cosmos is the same that speaks quietly into our hearts and vibrantly through our failures.

Sun, Feb 7th

Light and Love

Two very major themes in all of John's writings are themes that we are probably familiar with: light and love. How do these two concepts blend together and what does it look like when this happens?

Sun, Jan 31st

Rise Up As A Light to the Nations

The past month we have listened and prayed over how we might Rise Up through the power of the Holy Spirit - at home, in the church, and in the community around us. Today, we want to listen to the Holy Spirit as we reflect about how we might Rise Up on the international scene.

Sun, Jan 24th

Rise Up in the Community

What does it mean to go out into the world and especially into our community? When we go out and serve, what is the difference between us and an atheist doing the exact same thing? The answer is simple: we go in the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Sun, Jan 17th

Rise Up In Church

Are we approaching God's church as those who are called to Rise up?

Sun, Jan 3rd

Rise Up

This morning we launch our new focus for 2021! We are the church and this coming year, we plan on acting on that declaration. This morning, we plan on talking about some things that we hope for this to look like.

Sun, Dec 20th

Everlasting Father of Joy

Isaiah describes Jesus as the "everlasting father." The term father has a variety of meanings to different people and this is largely based on what your relationship was/is like with your own earthly father. Isaiah promises a father who overcomes all dysfunctionality and places joy in our hearts.

Sun, Dec 13th

Wonderful Counselor

The arrival of Jesus marks the arrival of our Wonderful Counselor, What does this mean? Today we will discuss this and the radical impact He wants to make in our lives.

Sun, Dec 6th

Peaceable Kingdom

God long ago promised peace among enemies. His people have always waited. Join us this month as we celebrate the coming of God's peace offering - his son, Emmanuel, Messiah, Jesus, the Christ.

Sun, Nov 29th

Delivered Together

God has always watched over His people. A very major theme in His provision for His people both now and in the Old Testament, was that He watched over them as a whole. We are delivered together.



Sun, Nov 22nd

Delivered By Grace

Why did God use plagues to deliver his people? This week we study what it means that God is Lord over everything.

Sun, Nov 15th

Delivered from Ourselves

We all have a deep seeded question within us that we ask God and ourselves: Who am I? This morning we will look at Moses asking God just that question and then see how Jesus knew His own identity and continues to form our identity to look more like him.

Sun, Oct 18th

The Storm

The year 2020 has been a pretty miserable one for just about everyone. There's been a pandemic, mass quarantine, political unrest, and a slew of other issues and events that have caused an immense amount of stress on just about everyone. We have felt a loss on a number of levels in a loss of our routine, a loss in being able to meet together for a large portion of the year, a loss of major events, and some of us have lost people whom we held so dear.

Sun, Oct 4th

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Revolution is a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. Revolutions of various kinds and degrees have occurred throughout history, and they are unsettling. Some say one or more cultural revolutions are occurring currently. Some Christians are asking how we should respond. My question is …

Sun, Sep 27th

The Power to Live as One

We've studied this passage several times and noted that Christians are to be unified, like-minded, not selfish or conceited but humbly putting others ahead of us. Both the world and the church desperately need to see people doing this, especially right now. We know our responsibility, but where do we get the power to live this way?

Sun, Sep 20th

Spiritual Wisdom

Life is especially complex right now, and we are in great need of wisdom. In Scripture, however, wisdom is not cleverness nor even knowing what to do. Rather, it is …

Sun, Sep 13th

Another Key to Prevent Drifting

We noticed last week that we face the danger of drifting away from the faith, especially during hard times. We may be tempted to think the solution to this is to be more strict with ourselves, but …

Sun, Sep 6th

Healthy Habits for Handling Hardships

I am struggling quite a bit, off and on, and all that is going on in our nation and world makes matters much more difficult. But I was blessed this morning when I remembered that the people who received the book of Hebrews were also facing hardships, and I was helped when I then re-read the divine advice in the book that encourages us ...

Sun, Aug 16th

Changing the World like Jesus

We noted last week that the world is terribly broken. Jesus encountered many broken people in his day as well. He taught us how to view them and showed us what they need.

Sun, Aug 9th

Momentous Announcement

By the time Jesus came to earth, Satan held virtually dominated mankind. Everywhere his the devastating effect of his tyrannical rule was apparent. But in Jesus God launched an invasion into Satan's kingdom that changed the course of human history. It all began with a simple but momentous announcement, a proclamation of good news:

Sun, Aug 2nd

Proverbs for Pandemics

We are all aware that we Covid 19 has put us into uncharted waters. As a result we are all searching for the best way to handle matters. While we may not find all the guidance and answers we yearn for ...

Sun, Jul 19th

Living In Fear

With fear surrounding us on all sides, how should we as Christians respond?

Sun, Jul 12th

How to Survive the Storms

At the risk of cliché, there are many storms in our lives. We have been in a big one for the last few months. There is also a major storm coming at the end of time, namely, the judgment. What can we do to make it safely through the storms and The Storm?

Sun, Jul 5th

American Independence versus Biblical Freedom

Independence was built in our nation from the beginning. We want to control our own destiny without anyone or anything interfering. Because this cultural value is so strong, we sometimes assume that the Bible's references to freedom are talking about the same thing Americans are celebrating this weekend.

Sun, Jun 28th

Suffering Faithfully

Though none of us is really comfortable with the idea, Jesus made it crystal clear that we would have to suffer, and most of us are experiencing that right now. We might want to hear a message on how to avoid suffering, but God does not give us that. Still, God does give us help. He shows us …

Sun, Jun 21st

Turning Tragedy into Triumph

We have heard plenty of tragic stories lately, as well as over the years. You have probably also noticed that there are some very tragic stories in the Bible. Have you ever wondered why? One reason is that tragedy is a part of the stuff of life. But there is more to it than that.

Sun, Jun 14th

When Will I See You Again?

One difficult effect of the quarantine has been that we really miss seeing our friends and loved ones. Even as the quarantine is being lifted, we still probably won't have as much contact as we would like. What do you do when you are prevented from being with the ones you love?

Sun, Jun 7th

One New Humanity

If you think the world is going crazy and is out of control, you're right. Tracing it to its source, the problem is that our natural (versus supernatural) human tendency is to think we are better than others. We will use anything we can find to try to prove this, including race and ethnicity. Clearly such a tendency does not bring people together but rips them apart.

Sun, May 31st

One Bread

It's hard for people to get along. Even Christians have their difficulties, sometimes more so. The Coronavirus and quarantine have reduced conflict and tension among Christians in some ways, but increased it in others, especially now that we are discussing when and how to come back together again.

Sun, May 24th

Senior Celebration

Join us in celebrating our five graduating seniors.

Sun, May 17th

Why We Do It

While many people think it is wonderful that NorthWest is supporting people who are proclaiming Jesus in other parts of the world, others may not be comfortable with it. A lot of people think we have plenty of work to do right here at home, and some even believe it's wrong to try to persuade others to accept the beliefs we have.

Sun, May 10th

What Does God Tell Us About Mothers?

Family can be a wonderful experience, a horrible one, or anywhere in between. It is never easy when you put multiple people in such close proximity, but things will be much better if we let God guide us.

Sun, May 3rd

Be Content

It's safe to say not many of us are happy about our current situation, including matters related to the virus and other matters as well. A part of what it means to be the church, however, is to be content. But how can we be content at a time like this?

Sun, Apr 26th

Be Greatly Encouraged

We've been staying home for a month now, and the threat and the restrictions are wearing on us all. We're trying to adapt and find good things to do, but this phase is definitely seeming long and stands to last even longer. Is there a word of encouragement for us?

Sun, Apr 19th

Be The Church

We are not able to gather as a church on Sundays right now, but the church is always still the church on weekdays when we are not gathered together. We can still BE the church even when we're not meeting as a church. What does it mean to BE the church?

Sun, Apr 12th

Victory Over Death

Death has reared its ugly head in a dramatic way through Covid 19. The words of Scripture describe death as an enemy who reigns and holds people in slavery through their fear of it. But death does not have the last word!

Sun, Apr 5th

Expectations

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and as such we want to spend some time remembering the Triumphal Entry of Jesus.

Wed, Nov 18th

Empowering Subjects, 12 Where Do We Go From Here?

Final Lesson of the Empowering Subjects Program. Where Do we Go From Here?

Wed, Nov 11th

Empowering Subjects, 11 Explain/Equip the Subjects of the Kingdom

Lesson 11 in Empowering Subjects. This one is focused on Explaining and Equipping the Subjects of the Kingdom. 

Wed, Nov 4th

Empowering Subjects, 10 Announcing the Kingdom-4

Lesson 10 in Empowering Subjects. A fourth lesson on Announcing the good news of the Kingdom. This one is focused on what happens after we announce the news.

Wed, Oct 28th

Empowering Subjects, 09 Announcing the Kingdom-3

Lesson 9 in the Empowering Subjects Training Program. A third lesson on Announcing the Kingdom, focused on finding opportunities to speak.

Wed, Oct 21st

Empowering Subjects, 08 Announcing the Kingdom-2

Lesson 8 in the Empowering Subjects Training program. This is a second lesson on Announcing the Kingdom, focused on evidence, form, and manner.

Wed, Oct 14th

Empowering Subjects, 07 Announcing the Kingdom - 1

Lesson 7 in Empowering Subjects, and the first lesson on Announcing the Kingdom. This one focuses on clarifying the message we are to be speaking to those outside of Christ. 

Wed, Oct 7th

Empowering Subjects, 06 Reflecting the Kingdom

Lesson 6 in the Empowering Subjects Program. The focus this week is Reflecting the Reality of the Kingdom of God in our lives and deeds. 

Wed, Sep 30th

Empowering Subjects, 05 Having Compassion

Lesson 5 in the Empowering Subjects program, focused on Having Compassion for people, like Jesus did. 

Wed, Sep 23rd

Empowering Subjects, 04 Seeing People

Introduction to the SHARE acronym, which helps us remember aspects of Jesus' ministry, plus a intro to Seeing People.

Wed, Sep 16th

Empowering Subjects, 03 God's Work

A focus on God's work in growing his kingdom, to prepare us to cooperate appropriately with Him. 

Wed, Sep 9th

Empowering Subjects, 02 Basic Training for Subjects of the King

Basic training in godliness for Subjects of the King, to make us more useful to our Master

Wed, Sep 2nd

Empowering Subjects, 01 Introduction

Orientation to the Empowering Subjects Training Program

Wed, Aug 26th

Ezra 10

Marvin's Wednesday Night Class on Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Ezra 10

Wed, Aug 19th

Ezra 9

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Chapter 9

Wed, Aug 12th

Ezra 8

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Chapter 8

Wed, Aug 5th

Ezra 7

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Chapter 7

Wed, Jul 29th

Ezra 6

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Ezra 6

Wed, Jul 22nd

Ezra 5

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Ezra 5

Wed, Jul 15th

Ezra Special (2)

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra: Zechariah

Wed, Jul 8th

Ezra Special (1)

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Haggai

Wed, Jul 1st

Ezra 4

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Chapter 4

Wed, Jun 24th

This is How We Know We Belong to Him

Special Lesson this week. Click "Read More" for explanation

Wed, Jun 10th

Ezra 2

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Chapter 2

Wed, Jun 3rd

Ezra 1

Restoration of Exiles: The Book of Ezra. Intro and Chapter 1

Wed, May 27th

The Rain of God

Marvin's Wednesday Night Lesson (5-27-20)

Wed, May 20th

Perceiving the Truth

Marvin's Wednesday night lesson on why some people perceive God's truth and others do not. 

Wed, May 6th

Becoming Like Our Teacher (Marvin's Class)

An exercise in Discipleship.

Wed, Apr 29th

Salvation in the Book of Acts

A study of salvation in the Book of Acts based on passages where the word "salvation" or "saved" is actually used. 

Wed, Apr 29th

Zechariah's First Vision

We start our new Bible study!!!

Wed, Apr 22nd

The Grammar of Salvation (Marvin's Class)

Is salvation past, present or future?

Wed, Apr 22nd

God Silences the Heavens

God listens when you pray and He silences heaven to hear your every cry

Wed, Apr 15th

John's Easter Epilogue

A study of John's final chapter of his gospel

Wed, Apr 15th

Salvation in Zechariah's Prophecy (Marvin's Class)

When Zechariah prophesies upon the birth of his son, John the Baptist, he mentions salvation three times. This lesson explores that prophecy and what we can learn about salvation from it. 

Wed, Apr 8th

Psalm 86--A Prayer for Help in Trouble

A Psalm that teaches us how to pray when we face troubles, neediness, or people opposing us.

Wed, Apr 1st

The Lord is My Light and My Salvation

A Psalm of Lament and Trust that looks to the Lord for salvation from danger and trouble.

Wed, Mar 25th

God Saves through Judges

Other Aspects of Salvation: Judges