Finding Hope - Part 4: How Hope Changes You (Col 1:3-14, 21-23, 25-27) Hope is often combined with Faith and Love in biblical text. It provides a foundation for life, produces the strength to endure, and reminds us that not all is fulfilled in this life. Hope gives us the bigger picture.
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Finding Hope - Part 3: Hope for You (Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-25) A carpenter in a small town and a young girl were selected by God, approached by angels and told an “unbelievable” prediction about themselves and their son. This is an incredible story of faith, hope and love manifested between God and his people that culminated in the birth of a Savior.
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Finding Hope - Part 2: Hope for Your Family (Matthew 1:1-17) The are certainly better ways to grab a potential reader's attention that what Matthew did in Chapter 1. He essentially begins with a long list of names that seem to go on forever. But he wasn't going for really cool intro to a riveting best seller. His audience would essentially consist of skeptical Jews who needed to see the lineage of where this Jesus character came from. To that end, the opening pages of the book of Matthew was exactly the kind of intro it needed. Of course, within this list of sometimes unpronounceable names are some familiar ones, like Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Ruth, King David and Joseph. But there are also some unexpected names, like Rahab, who was known to be a harlot. The point was that Jesus came from people just like us. Not everyone was spotless within his family tree. Yet all were important enough to be listed. Who have you “written off” and stopped inviting to church or stopped praying for because you think they’ll never come to God?
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Finding Hope - Part 1: Hope for the World (Luke 1:57-80) Is Christmas season a time of Hope for you? Has the busy-ness and commercialism overwhelmed God‟s promise? "Hope for the World" is the first message in the December 2009 series "Finding Hope".
Direct download: NGM_12-06-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Unselfish - Part 5: Tom Eggum: Hope 4 Kids International Tom Eggum, founder of Hope 4 Kids International, shares his vision for helping children all over the world for Jesus Christ.
Direct download: NGM_11-29-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Unselfish - Part 4: Gratitude: The Secret of Generosity (2 Corinthians 9:6-15) Generosity grows out of a grateful heart. And when those who have been recipients of another’s generosity are truly grateful they find a way to “pay it forward”.
Direct download: NGM_11-22-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Unselfish - Part 3: Dedication: Giving When It's Difficult (2 Corinthians 8:1-15 ) The early church members were dedicated to giving to one another in the church. It was out of their struggling that they continued to give which gave them joy and generosity. Generosity continues even when things are difficult that is what Jesus modeled with his life.
Direct download: NGM_11-15-09_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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Unselfish - Part 2: Wealth: Good News/Bad News (1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-21) Anyone who earns more than $37,000 a year is in the top 4% of wage earners world-wide. We may not feel rich but we are. That is both good news and bad news. We are pretty much aware of the benefits of wealth but blind to it’s dangers.
Direct download: NGM_11-08-09_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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Unselfish - Part 1: Satisfaction (Ecclesiastes 1:1-9, 5:10-15, 12:13&14) “I can’t get no satisfaction.” Sings Mick Jagger. The song lyrics only echo the words of King Solomon, the wisest man who every lived. No matter how much we have we always seem to want more.
Direct download: NGM_11-01-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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If I Should Die - Part 4: Living As If Eternity Matters (Psalm 39:4-7; Colossians 3:1-17 and Matt. 6:19-21) Bumper sticker: “He who dies with the most toys wins”. If the doctor told you that you only had one month to live you would probably change many of the things you do to reflect that news. But if you learned that a friend only had one month to live, would you tell him/her about heaven? The important thing to remember is that you never know if you even have one month!
Direct download: NGM_10-25-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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If I Should Die - Part 3: Hell (Luke 16:19-31; Romans 1:18-21, 2:1-4) Hell is a reality, created by God in righteousness and holiness. We may not like to think or talk about it, but it’s not our invention, it’s God’s.
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Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 2:30am PST

If I Should Die - Part 2: Heaven (1Thessalonians4:13;Rev. 21:1-5) Do you think the Bible has a lot, or only limited, specific information about heaven? Do you think it is important? The Bible does say a lot about heaven and our lives there, but much of what we understand comes from many small references rather than long, detailed treatises. Some understanding comes by comparison to what the Bible says about the first paradise, the Garden of Eden, before sin and the curse. People have come to different conclusions on some of these issues, depending on how they interpret Scripture. Most of these differences are not essential beliefs and there is room within the united body of believers for some alternatives.
Direct download: NGM_10-11-09_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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If I Should Die - Part 1: The Moment After (Hebrews 9:27-28; 2 Cor 5:1-10; Rev. 20:11-15) Can you conceive of heaven and hell as real places, or are they just abstract concepts beyond your ability to picture? What basis do St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, baby-faced cherubs floating on clouds with harps, or ghosts and haunted houses have in the Bible? "The Moment After" is the first message for the October 2009 Series "If I Should Die Before I Wake"
Direct download: NGM_10-04-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Next:  Part 4 - Reachable (1 John 1:1-9) We are recipients of grace. We have experienced the power of grace in our own lives. In our own way we have “heard”, “seen” and felt the “touch” of Jesus on our lives. The full joy of this is experienced when we share it with others who experience His grace with us.
Direct download: NGM_09-27-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Next:  Part 3 - Available (John 13:1-17) Jesus was not one to just tell people what to do. He showed them. He spoke of love and then loved people, he taught Kingdom truth and He lived it. And he spoke of the greatness of serving and then he served.
Direct download: NGM_09-20-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Next: Part 2 - Personal (John 13:34-35, 1 John 4:7-21) Jesus said that the mark of his followers is love. The apostle John expounded on this truth years later in his first letter to the church. This is a remarkable message from one once called one of the “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17). It was a message he learned from The Master.
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Next:  Part 1 - Unstoppable Next: Unstoppable (Matthew 16:13-20, 28:18-20) Jesus said that he would build his church. The church is Jesus’ labor of love. He is the one at work but he has also called us to partner in his work. We are the one’s who have been commissioned to share the Gospel.
Direct download: NGM_09-06-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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The Call: Future Calling (Acts 20:17-30) None of us fully knows the future. We sometimes think, “If God would just lay it out plainly before me, just end me an email, then my decisions about the future would be much easier.
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The Call: Calling Ahead (2 Peter 1:1-11) Our calling is never static, it is always on the move. Our choice to follow Jesus Christ puts us on a path. And to follow that path is to constantly learn where God is leading and to follow Him closely.
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The Call: Called to Account (Matthew 25:14-30) All that we have comes as gift from God. But what He has given us is not for ourselves. A biblical understanding of our gifts, resources and finances is that they are never really ours.
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The Call: Everyone Has a Calling (Colossians 3:1-4, 22-25) God has designed each of us uniquely. Everyone is a distinct combination of talents, abilities and gifts. Our choice of vocation should be a recognition of God’s call to simply “do what you are” and to do it with all our heart.
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The Call: Called to Follow (Luke 5:1-11) When Jesus called the twelve disciples it changed their lives. He called for a whole-hearted commitment to follow him. For each of them their way of living was changed drastically. What should that call look like for us? How do we follow him with the rest of our lives?
Direct download: NGM_08-02-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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A Church With a View: Great Potential (The Ends of the Earth) We are called to reach out to the ends of the earth with the message of Jesus Christ. How are you able to make a difference for Christ in a place far from home?
Direct download: NGM_07-26-09_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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A Church With a View: Urban Renewal (Samaria) In Jesus' day, Samaria was the place that was considered off-limits. But Jesus called his disciples to reach out to that area. Where is your "Samaria," and how is God prompting you to make a difference there?
Direct download: NGM_07-19-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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A Church With a View: Location, Location, Location (Judea) God has placed you in the perfect community to fulfill His mission - your community! How can you reach out to your surrounding community?
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A Church With a View: Open House Northgate campus has a fantastic location. It is situated on top of a hill overlooking the water, and has a great view. What we don't often realize is that our sphere of influence as a church is literally as far as the eye can see. As far as our "view" is, so is our mission field in our surrounding communities. So the question is, how do we turn our view into a vision to reach our communities? In Acts 1:8, Jesus says that his disciples will be his witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the Ends of the Earth. It is also a metaphor for our mission as Christ followers... (Jerusalem) Open House: Some of the best outreach starts at home. How can you use your home to reach people for Christ?
Direct download: NGM_07-05-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Defining Moments: How God Uses Circumstances Have you experienced a life-changing moment? Has there been a turning point in your life? How can God use these moments to draw attention to Him?
Direct download: NGM_06-28-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Personal Ministry: Why God Gives You Gifts Is there a difference between gifts and talents? How can God turn your gifts and talents into purpose and passion for His Kingdom?
Direct download: NGM_06-21-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Influential Friendships: How God Grows You Through Others Do your friends help you grow in your faith, or do they pull you away from God? How can you find and build friendships that help you grow closer to God?
Direct download: NGM_06-14-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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A Renewed Mind: Spending Time With God How much time do you spend with God? Is He your focus, or just an afterthought? Can spending time with God be more than just praying and reading your Bible?
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That Was Then This Is Now: Beyond Getting Even Matthew 5:38-48 Revenge is an endless cycle. Every hurt that is returned with a hurt continues to escalate the problem. Is there any way to break the cycle?
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That Was Then This Is Now: Word of Honor Matthew 5:31-37 There is nothing more important than integrity. We are to speak and live truthfully, we are to be faithful to our promises and true to our word.
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That Was Then This Is Now: Anger Management Matthew 5:21-26 Anger is a powerful emotion. You can learn to control angry outbursts and divert aggressive behavior but the real change needs to take place within because anger has to do with our thoughts and words as much as our actions.
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That Was Then This Is Now: The Life (Mother’s Day) - Matthew 5:17-20 Every life comes as a gift and every life holds a deep longing for fulfillment. The fulfilled life is one that fully becomes what they were created to be. Jesus taught such a life is not determined by external conformity but by a transformation of the soul.
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That Was Then This Is Now: A New You A New You - Matthew 5:1-16 Like it or not we are being evaluated by our behavior. More than that, Christianity itself is being appraised by our actions and attitudes toward those around us. What are people looking for and how can we best display it in our lives?
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Mythbusters: Do I Really Need A Church to Be A Christian? Ephesians 4:1-16, John 15:1-17 Many claim to believe in God but have rejected the church. They want to enjoy a relationship with God without a commitment to a church family. Is that an option? Can you be a Christian without belonging to a church?
Direct download: NGM_04-26-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Mythbusters: Wasn't Jesus a Good Teacher, But Not Really God? Phil. 2:5-11, John 8:48-58 For centuries there has been debate over Jesus. Who was He really? What did his early followers believe about him? What did he say about himself? Do his teachings really make sense if he made the claim to be God?
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Mythbusters: I'm a Good Person, Isn't That Enough? 1 Cor. 5:1-22, John 11:17-27: Many people spend their lives trying to be a “good enough” person to get into heaven but how do you know what’s “good enough?” The answer to our “good enough’ problem is grace. In Jesus, God did for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves. His resurrection assures us, what he did was more than “good enough”.
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Mythbusters: Aren't All Religions the Same? Acts 17:16-31, John 14:1-7 It’s an amicable notion but any honest examination of world religions makes it clear they are very different and Christianity stands out uniquely. What is it that makes Christianity different?
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Man vs Wild: Releasing Your Wild Man 1Kings 2:1-4; 1Chron 22:11-16 Solomon and David Being successful husband and father today requires clear focus and a desire to keep going no matter what. Sometimes you just need some encouragement from those closest to you. Knowing what natural abilities God blessed you with can help give you a direction for your life that will let you be successful in your endeavors. This is the final message in the Man vs Wild series delivered in March 2009.
Direct download: NGM_03-29-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Man vs Wild: The Finish is More Important than the Start John 21: 1 - 22 (Peter's challenge) We have all made mistakes. We have all said or done something that caused problems in our lives. But we have to remember that where we finish is way more important than where we start. Together, we’ll look at a story in the bible where a man is given a second chance. Do you believe in second chances?
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Man vs Wild: Leading Sometimes Means You Stand Out Matthew 3: 1 - 12 (John the Baptist) When a man takes a stand as a follower of Christ, it sometimes means that you stand out from the crowd. This can make you feel uncomfortable, and that you are on your own. John the Baptist had to deal with the same leadership issues. We are going to take a look at his story, and see what his life shows us about leading in our own wilderness. Are you ready to be a leader? Are you ready to stand out?
Direct download: NGM_03-15-09_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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Man vs Wild: Time to Stop Running “Time to Stop Running!” 2 Samuel 23: 11 - 12 (Shammah) There comes a point in every man’s life where he says, “No More!” It’s a moment when he decides he is not going to commit the sins of his father, he is not going to be a failure as a husband or dad, and he is not going to live a life of fear in his relationships. Today is the day that we see what God wants for us in this area, and we say, “No More!” Where are you when it comes to the relationships in your life?
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Man vs Wild: Don't Wait, Get in the Fight 2 Samuel 23: 20 - 23 (Benaiah) We’ve made having a relationship with Christ simple and sanitary, but it should be the exact opposite. When it comes to being a follower of Christ, we need men that are going to rush into the fight, and not sit and wait on the sidelines anymore. What is keeping you from getting into the fight?
Direct download: NGM_03-01-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Unsung Heroes: The Courage of Convictions “The Courage Of Convictions” Numbers 13,14; Joshua 14 (Caleb) Courage isn’t something that you muster up all at once. Most often it is the result of every experience through which we have faced our fears in the past. Every step we take to rely on God’s faithfulness gives us the ability to trust him for even greater things. Courage is the product of faith.
Direct download: NGM_02-22-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Unsung Heroes: It's All About Timing “It’s All About Timing” - Luke 10 (Martha) Using your gifts and talents to serve others can be very rewarding. But it’s possible to get so wrapped up in our work that we miss the things that are truly important. People who want to make a difference need to learn to do the right thing in the right way at the right time to keep themselves from burning out.
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Unsung Heroes: The Marks of a Champion Acts 4,11,15 (Barnabas) Champions are admired for their success. There are few things more exhilarating than to stand on the top of the podium and claim the trophy. But there is another type of champion –the champion who supports, defends and promotes the success of another. How can we be like Barnabas?
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Unsung Heroes: The Amazing Power of Grace 2 Samuel 9 (Mephibosheth) Grace is an amazing word. It holds so much promise and comfort, it offers hope and transformation to a broken world. It is God’s love for the undeserving and it is at the heart of the Christian faith. But what does it look like in action and, having received it, how do we now live in it?
Direct download: NGM_02-01-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Extreme Makeover-Life Edition: Staying on Course / Finishing Well Nehemiah 8,13 One of the greatest pitfalls of success is complacency. When we’ve experienced a measure of success it is tempting to rest on our past and lose sight of our future. But God’s vision for our lives is eternal and while we are still on this earth there will always be room to grow and expand with God. The Big Idea: Under Nehemiah’s leadership the task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem was completed. But God had a greater purpose. He wasn’t as interested in rebuilding walls as he was in rebuilding His people.
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Extreme Makeover-Life Edition: Speed Bumps, Detours and Road blocks Nehemiah 4,5&6 A vision worth pursuing will demand leaving what is comfortable and taking on challenges that will make us uncomfortable. To fulfill God’s will for our lives we will often have to deal with all kinds of obstacles in our way. But through them God builds our character, refines our vision and stretches our faith. The Big Idea: Nehemiah had to deal with all kinds of distractions. He had to deal with outside opposition, internal conflicts and personal attacks. As he dealt with each of these his vision and resolve grew even stronger. Knowing how to handle discouragement and distractions is key for living out our calling.
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Extreme Makeover-Life Edition: Enlisting the Help of Others “Enlisting The Help Of Others” – Nehemiah 2:11-4:6 Life-transformation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It happens with the help of others who care and encourage us along the way. It happens when we share our hopes with those who are willing to invest in our lives.
Direct download: NGM_01-11-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Extreme Makeover-Life Edition: Seeing Things as They Could Be Many fail at their New Year’s Resolutions because it’s a piece-meal approach to change. Patching up minor character flaws or making little behavioral adjustments tend to fail because they don’t see the bigger picture. What’s needed is a personal vision of what God can do in and through our lives. The Big Idea: Nehemiah was moved by a need. His concern moved him to prayer and through prayer to a conviction that God had called him to be part of the solution. God used his circumstances and position to prepare Nehemiah for the work He had for him.
Direct download: NGM_01-04-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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