October 25, 2021
The stories we believe make and break our lives because they give us our answers to the big questions and realities of human life. What makes humans different than other living organisms is that, by nature, we must find a larger story to live into that explains our existence, purpose, meaning, morality, destiny, and more.
We're diving in to the Story of Popular Culture and asking, "Is it a true story? Is there a better story? Is there a story more in tune with reality?"
Do you know what story you're living? Let's unpack it together.
October 18, 2021
"Is it okay to question God? Is it okay to tell him what I'm really thinking?"
The Bible gives us many examples of real people who brought their doubts, their struggles, and their questions to the Lord. In this message, we're looking at five examples of ways God responded to people who came to him with questions, honesty, and even accusations. How does God respond to them? What might he say to us if we come to him? Let's find out.
October 11, 2021
If your deepest beliefs are driven and formed by vengeance, a desire or longing to be in control of your own life, or by fear and insecurity, the way of Jesus offers something different. In week two of Unpacking Faith, we're asking three clarifying questions that can help you process doubt and deconstruction.
September 27, 2021
We all wrestle with anger.
We would all like to think that other people or inanimate objects are the ones to blame for our anger, but with a brief survey of Scripture, we see this is simply not the case. Only you can control your anger. So is it worth the fight?
Founding Pastor Bob Cherry offers us six steps to controlling anger. You may be surprised by how simple they are once you really commit to placing your anger in the shadow of the cross.
September 20, 2021
God has you where you are for a reason. No matter where you work, you have an opportunity to love the people around you with the love of Jesus. We're passionate about helping you do just that.
Richard Mosqueda, our Spiritual Formation Team Lead, is passionate about helping people understand who they are so they can do what they're called to do. What might the Lord be calling you to do so you can unleash the love of Jesus in your workplace?
September 13, 2021
The Bible says in 1 John 2:6 that "Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did." As Jesus followers, we must ask ourselves, "How did Jesus walk?"
Guest Speaker, Nicole Unice, joins us this week with a powerful sermon exploring the intersection of Grace & Truth. Can you have one without the other? Are grace and truth like a see-saw that must be balanced, or is it possible to abound in both?
September 7, 2021
There are two "Great Commands" in the Bible: Love God and Love Neighbor. A desire for the second flows out of the first. You can’t white-knuckle a desire for the mission of God into your heart.
A desire to live FOR God grows from a life spent WITH God. The "Great Commission" to go and make disciples of all nations is not forever. Life with God is. How does this affect our mission to live life on purpose?
August 30, 2021
We live in a culture where "evangelism" feels wrong. But before he ascended into heaven, Jesus' last words to his disciples commissioned them to be his witnesses in the world. Today, our role as a public witness to Jesus means we must ask ourselves every moment, "What will this say to the unchurched and dechurched about Jesus?"
One of the most relevant "evangelistic" traits we have is hope. While everyone is distracted, bored, outraged, afraid, lonely, sad, exhausted, and doing all they can to avoid getting old, we bring hope!
August 24, 2021
Jesus had a moral vision for life. He promised it would lead to resurrection life, but he also promised it would be the way of the cross. One of Northeast's core values is "Faithfulness to Truth". Is your life faithful to truth? Would you define "truth" the same way Jesus does in Scripture? Let's find out together.