(Galatians Ch 1&2)

"Some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ." There's a huge difference between religion and Grace: 1) Religion demands performance, Grace offers acceptance. 2) Religion focuses on Conformity, Grace promotes Authenticity. 3) Religion insists on Obedience, Grace gives freedom to live. 

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(Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 1:1-9; Matthew 16:17-19) Pastor Ken Jensen takes time to share a number of key thoughts and a few personal reflections during a Sunday morning gathering in the worship center as the congregation celebrates the 20th anniversary of Northgate Christian Fellowships presence in Benicia.  

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(Mark 2) Do you ever pray knowing that God CAN answer, and hoping that that He WILL answer, but secretly feeling that He probably WON'T answer?

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What would your life look like if you made prayer a focus?

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Few things inhibit our prayer like unanswered prayers. How can we still pray when God seems silent?

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(Ephesians 3:14) Everyone comes to God with a set of preconceptions. Those preconceptions have a huge impact on our prayers.

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Mark South, founder of Origin Coffee and Tea in Rocklin, CA, brings a vital message on the love God has for his daughters from the book of Mark. He is a committed crusader who wants to see the sex slave industry ended and the lives of many young girls restored. 

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(Daniel 1&3)

You never know what life will bring you but you can prepare yourself now for whatever may come your way.

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(Ephesians 4:1-16)

You cannot live a meaningful life in isolation. A Life that counts requires connections with other people.

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(1 Timothy 6:17-19)

Viewing our wealth in the context of eternity loosens our grip on our stuff, which in turn loosens its grip on us.

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(Eph 5:15-17; Prov 3:5-7)

Though pain and trouble may come our way through no fault of our own, most of the circumstances of our life emanate from decisions we've made. Every decision and its outcome become a permanent part of our life's story. Fortunately, God tells us how that story should read, and how to write it.

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(Colossians 1:9-14, 28-29) 

Teach me, Lord, to see my days in the bigger picture... from the perspective of eternity.

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(John 9:1-41) 

The circumstances of life can sometimes leave us confused. But Jesus always meets us right where we are.

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(Psalm 90:1-12)

Life doesn't have a rewind button. It is always played forward, so it's important to get it right the first time.

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Pastor Ken Jensen kicks off 2011 with some words of encouragement. He also has three special guest speakers from the church share their thoughts on 2010 and their preparation for getting started in 2011. 

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(John 1:1-18; 10:9-10)

Jesus didn't come to have us join a cause, ascribe to a set of values or adopt a creed. He came to give us life.

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(John 1:1-18) Most religions agree that there is an ideal of right and wrong. Most agree that all of us fall short of the ideal. But only Jesus provides what is truly missing: Grace.

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(John 1:1-18; 1 John 1:1-4) It is the nature of light to be revealing. As the "Light of the World" Jesus makes things clearly visible.

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(John 1:1-18, Hebrews 1:1-3)

Throughout human history God has been speaking. Now, in Jesus, He fulfills all that He has been saying for centuries.

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Special guest Tom Eggum representing Hope 4 Kids International accepts a gift from the church for the Nickels for Nets drive and then presents his annual message on opportunities to get involved with Hope 4 Kids as sponsors. 

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(Acts Ch 6-7) At some time in your life you may have an opportunity to declare yourself to be a follower of Jesus Christ. When that time comes you will surely require a kind of boldness that can only come from the Holy Spirit, like the boldness that Stephen had toward the end of his life.  

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(Matthew 5:16) Our life in Christ is not “compartmentalized” to a Sunday service – it is who we are, 24/7. Our everyday lives, our interactions with other people, our behavior and our activities are a reflection of Christ within us. Matthew 5:16 says, "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." Pastor Larry Davis continues in the series and teaches us how we can each be a light "on location" in our everyday lives.

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(James 1:27) Pastor Larry Davis shares his humorous and heart-felt story of how he and his wife, Michelle, came to adopt their son, Malachi, from Ethiopia. Their humorous story includes numerous times when they put their faith to the test only to see incredible miracles result. It is a wonderful message of love and anticipation as this young family works through all the issues involved with adopting a young child from a country so far away.

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(Matthew 5:13-16) The message of God's grace is a message that cannot be delivered only with words. It must be delivered with our lives.

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(Acts 17:16-28) God has reconciled us to Himself and given us the message of reconciliation. But it won't be heard until we take it on location. 

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(Genesis 32 and 33) When family relationships are painful or strained, we may want to write them off. But deep within we need that connection.

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(Luke 12:16-24) We've all done things that we regret. Even after receiving God's forgiveness we can still have a hard time letting go of our shame.

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(Luke 12:16-21) The most common source of anxiety is over money and in this economy it's a source of many sleepless nights.

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Insomnia: What's Keeping You Up? Part 3-Life Decisions

(Ephesians 5:15-17; Proverbs 2:1-9) When faced with major decisions where neither option has a clear advantage, how do you make the right choice? This message helps answer that dilemma by posing three questions you can ask yourself so that you can make wiser choices. 

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(Matthew 5:23-26; 18:21-35) It is possible to resolve conflict with forgiveness by 1) Acknowledging the conflict,  2) Taking the initiative, 3) Surrendering the right to get even and 4) Making forgiveness a life long commitment.

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(Matthew 6:19-34) Anxiety disorder is the primary mental health problem in America. But God has an answer for our worries and fears.

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(2 Cor 10:12-18)

It takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people. Each church must discover and fulfill its own unique call.

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(2 Cor 5:11-21) There is nothing more compelling that love. And the most compelling love of all is God's love revealed in Christ.

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(2 Cor:4) Every church, every Christian experiences pressures and challenges. In Christ we find a resiliency beyond ourselves.

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(2 Cor 2:17-3:19) II Cor 5:20 calls us to be ambassadors for Christ. Only when you understand how to be “Real” toward others can you live out the Christian life in a way others can relate to.

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True Vine Ministries In Uganda

(Acts 3) By Faith in Jesus, can you make a difference. Special guest pastor Wilbur Sigombe of True Vine Ministries in Uganda brings  short message from the book of Acts 3 before taking part in an interactive question and answer period with Pastor Ken about his life and his work in Uganda.

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Jesus Goes Where No One Goes

(Mark 5:1-20) Jesus was not afraid to go into situations where no one else would venture. He did not avoid the difficult situations, including when he and his disciples were confronted with a demon possessed man who claimed his name was Legion. Jesus set this man free from his affliction and at the same time demonstrated his power over the evil one. 

 

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Mercy Air Brazil: Mike and Jodi Bunn

Special guests Mike and Jodi Bunn share about their lives serving as missionaries in Brazil. They also bring a compelling message based on key passages from Luke 10 and from the book of Acts where the disciples are sent out as missionaries by Jesus to the region of Samaria. 

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Renew-Part 5: ReStore

(Psalm 51) We're all familiar with the battle of temptation and what it's like to fail. But God does more than forgive... He restores.

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Renew-Part 4: ReLinquish

(Psalm 131) We often have difficulty knowing where the boundaries are between God's role and ours in our daily lives. We like to have things our way in almost all areas in our life except when it's obvious that we need God's help in some aspect of our life. Maybe instead of saying "God, I love you... but could you just do this for me...", we should just try saying "God, I love you..."

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Renew-Part 3: ReSound

(Psalm 47) Praise cannot be done in silence. By it's nature praise has to be expressed out loud, and the louder the better. True worshippers worship with Abandon, with Awe, and with Assurance.

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Renew-Part 2: ReCalculate

(Psalm 95) Many of us may have spent a good portion of our lives hardening our hearts in disobedience or ungratefulness to God. This week's message in the Renew series entitled ReCalculate, helps us to make a 180 by turning our heart to Him in praise and worship. 

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Renew-Part 1: ReNew

(Psalm 23) We're all familiar with the words, "The Lord is my shepherd." But what does life under the care of a shepherd look like? As you'll hear in this message, you choose a life of contentment instead of worry, a life of rest instead of frantic activity, a life of reflection instead of noisy distraction, and a life of connectedness instead of wandering.

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The Prodigal God - Part 3: The Heart of the Father & the Older Son

(Luke 15:1-3, 11-32) We often see the parable of the prodigal son through the eyes of the father and often don't take the time to examine the heart of the oldest son in the story. There is much we can learn about our own heart and the way we see others who have lost their way. This message examines the return of a lost son from both perspectives; a loving father who has waited for a very long time for his son's return and a selfish older son who sees nothing but frustration when his brother finally returns. 

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The Prodigal God - Part 2: Coming Home

(Luke 15:11-32) The prodigal son finally "comes to his sense" and decides to return to his father. His independent life was not what he had hoped it would be. But coming home would require a change in his heart evan as grace was being extended to him. 

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The Prodigal God - Part 1: A Far Off Place

(Luke 15:1-16) The story of the prodigal son is a very familiar one to most people. This week begins a new three-week series that provides a different perspective on this insightful story; Part 1: A Far Off Place.

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The Me I Want To Be-Part 6: Take The Plunge

(Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4) "Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant." A Spiritual Gift is a special ability given by the Holy Spirit to every believer empowering them to do God's work. Pastor Ken delivers the final message in the six part series of The Me I Want To Be, based on the book by John Ortberg.

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The Me I Want To Be-Part 5: Make a Splash

(Ephesians 2:4-10) The fifth message in the series "The Me I Want To Be" by John Ortberg. God did not design you to merely exist. He designed you to live life at the fullest and your life will only be fulfilled in Him.

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The Me I Want To Be-Part 4: Redemptive Relationships

(Ephesians 3:14-21) At the core of the Holy Spirit's power to transform us is love. And that love comes to us through His family of love... the church.

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The Me I Want To Be-Part 3: Redeeming My Time

(Ephesians 4:17; John 16:7-15) Living in the flow of the Holy Spirit. The greatest obstruction to the Spirit's flow in our lives is sin. The Spirit will not allow us to hide in that sin, but will guide us back to the presence of God.

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The Me I Want To Be-Part 2: Renewing My Mind

Taking control of our thoughts is critical to renewing our mind. You have the ability to decide what you retain in your daily thoughts and what you let pass through. Dwelling on things that are positive can change your entire outlook and help take you in a direction where God is honored in all we do.

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The Me I Want To Be-Part 1: Discovering The Spirit

(John 7:37-39) There is a person God designed you to be, a life He longs for you to live. It is life in the flow of His Holy Spirit. For five weeks, April 18 - May 23, all Community Groups are studying John Ortberg's newst book - The me I want to be.  The studies are contained in the Participants' Guide, available at the Information Center or from on-line vendors. 

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Miracles of Jesus-Part 6: Delays, Disappointments and Dead Ends

(John 11:1-44) We are all too anxious to have God answer our prayers on our terms and under our time frames. Just because we may experience disappointment because God may seem silent to us, it doesn't mean He doesn't care about us or our situation We just don't see the whole picture. The story of how Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave illustrates this very principle.

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Miracles of Jesus-Part 5: This Changes Everything

(Acts 2:22-39) Easter is not a celebration of God. Nor is it a celebration of Jesus. It is a celebration of a significant event; the resurrection of Jesus. It is an event that not only forms the foundation of Christianity and our faith in the miracle of Jesus Christ, but it also has the power to transform a persons life. This one solitary but incredibly important event in history... changes everything.

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Miracles of Jesus-Part 4: Now I Can See

(John 9:1-38) Have you ever had a God moment that challenged the "theology‟ you thought you knew? Jesus healed a blind man on the Sabbath and in doing so demonstrated to everyone that God wants to make a person whole and that He is not concerned with the day or the manner in which he does it. This is truly a revolutionary concept to those in Jesus' day who were not allowed to work at all on the Sabbath, regardless whether it was trivial or a miracle.

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Miracles of Jesus-Part 3: Storms Happen

(Matthew 14:25-32) Jesus challenged his disciples in many ways, not the least of which was his encounter with them on the lake. They were not accustomed to seeing someone walking on water. Then he challenged Peter even more by calling to him to join him on the water. This would require real courage and faith on Peter's part to leave what he knew (the boat) to join God's calling. Living a rewarding life in Christ may often call us to uncomfortable situations. We need to answer that call with faith and trust in the one who is able to give us real meaning in life.

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Miracles of Jesus-Part 2: What Do You Really Want?

(John 5:1-15) Jesus sees your need, and He says to you, "Do you want to be made well?" (or whole). You may have excuses why you are not whole. But that is no problem to Jesus. He can make you whole immediately! But He may ask you to do something that seems impossible, just like He asked the man who could not walk to get up and walk, and even carry his bed! 

 

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Miracles of Jesus-Part 1: The Power of Joy

(John 2:1-11) The Bible provides many insights into the miracles Jesus performed during the time when he walked among us. However, it is sometimes hard to accept them at face value, especially when they can't be explained using today's science.

The first message in the series "The Miracles of Jesus" helps us understand the importance of one of Jesus' first miracles where he turned the water at a wedding into wine. But that was only the beginning of a call for us to experience the power of joy in our lives.

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God Is Great: Part 3 - God Is Greater Than My Confusion

(Mark 14:17-31) Can your trust God when everything is falling apart? Can you maintain faith when all that you have believed in seems to have been a false hope? Is God great enough to carry you through your most confusing circumstances? The answer to each of these questions is "Yes, you can." 

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God Is Great: Part 2 - How Great is Your God?

(Judges 6:11-16, 25-32, 36-40; 7:1-8, 15-22)  The way we live and the risks of faith we are willing to take are the result of the “greatness” of our God. If we live with a “shrunken” God we will be plagued by fear and anxiety, we will worship without awe, pray without faith and suffer without hope. Our problem is that most of us have a God who is too small.

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God Is Great: Part 1 - The Great Creator

(Psalm 19:1-4, Genesis 1&2, Acts 17:24-28) The Bible tells us that God created the universe, the earth and every living thing we see around us. You can see evidence of God’s creation in the wonder of nature all around us, the universe that expands beyond our comprehension, even in the beauty of a tiny baby. The one and only Holy God who created billions of stars and all we see around us loves each one of us, personally. God alone is the great creator.

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The Game of Life Part 6: Words of the Wise

(Proverbs & James) There is little disagreement among most adults that our words carry tremendous power. They can be used either to encourage or to hurt others. For example, gossip is something we are all tempted to engage in. But in reality we should recognize that when we participate in gossip, someone is about to be hurt by our words.

This message, "Words of the Wise", is the concluding message for the series entitled the Game of Life. 

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The Game of Life Part 5: Career - Wisdom for Your Work

 

(Proverbs 6:6-11, 10:2-5, Ecclesiastes 4:4-8) The way you approach your work can say a lot about how seriously you are seeking Godly wisdom in your life. Proverbs has many valuable insights into how you should see your career in context to you walk with Jesus. In so many ways, your work is your ministry. You should never forget that when you walk into your place of employment. 

 

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The Game of Life Part 4: Add A Family - Building It To Last (Proverbs 5:18-19, 6:20-23, 24:3) God's Word provides us with tremendous insights into the kind of family dynamics He wants us to build. But it doesn't come easily. It will take wisdom and commitment to ensure your family truly moves in a Godly direction.
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The Game of Life Part 3: Payday - Finances (Proverbs 3:5-10; 11:24-28; 22:7, 9, 26, 27) God's desires for you financially is that you do not live beyond your means. If your lifestyle exceeds your income, you will eventually lose your ability to choose your own financial future. But you can begin today to get rid of your 'dumb debt' using God's Word. All it takes is a desire to change.
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The Game of Life Part 2: It's Your Move - Deeper Friendships (Ecc. 4:9-12, Prov. 17:9,17; 27:6,9,10,17) In these passages, God encourages us to have (and to be) close friends with others who will love at all times. But we often are too busy or don't know what this kind of love should look like. Today's message helps explain how we should open our lives to those around us.
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The Game of Life Part 1: Getting Started - Making Wise Decisions (Proverbs 3:5&6, 16:1-25) You can learn the difference between knowledge and wisdom. But it will take a willingness to be honest with yourself and a desire to spend some time in Proverbs. Getting Started - Making Wise Decisions is the first in the January series entitled The Game of Life.
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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.
Direct download: NGM_10-18-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN_r2.mp3
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.
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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.
Direct download: NGM_08-23-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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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.
Direct download: NGM_08-16-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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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?
Direct download: NGM_07-12-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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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?
Direct download: NGM_06-07-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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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?
Direct download: NGM_05-31-09_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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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.
Direct download: NGM_05-24-09_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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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.
Direct download: NGM_05-17-09_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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