(Luke 7:36-50)

Pastor Larry Davis continues teaching in the Book of Luke as he describes how the woman who worshipped and honored Jesus through her tears and her hair was also condemned by the religious leaders of his day. 

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(Luke 5:36-39; 6:27-36)

Of all Jesus' teachings, the most difficult and challenging may very well be his command to love your enemies.

Direct download: NGM_09-30-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Luke 5:1-11)

Jesus didn't pick the smartest and the most influential.He was looking for those who would follow him whole-heartedly.

Direct download: NGM_09-23-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Luke 5:17-26)

Love for God means sharing His heart for people. And when people are hurting is when they need to see His love the most.

Direct download: NGM_09-16-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Luke 4:14-30)

Jesus' mission was all about the Good News. Sadly, today that good news often gets lost in translation.

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(Luke 3&4)

We all face temptations. But if we can stop for a moment and realize what's really going on, we can win the battle.

Direct download: NGM_09-02-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Luke 1&2) 

Luke begins writing his gospel after having "carefully investigated everything from the beginning", which means he did his homework. He interviewed eyewitnesses, he followed leads, he talked with those who actually experienced Jesus' life among them. Likely, he interviewd Mary, the mother of Jesus. How else would he know such detail of how she felt & what she thought at the time. One of the things he discovered about Mary is that she thought a lot about these things and their implications. Mary's song gives us a hint at the things she pondered. 

Direct download: NGM_08-26-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Luke)

If we are to become whole-hearted followers of Jesus, we really need to get to know the Jesus we are following.

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This years's trip to Uganda In early August 2012 forever changed the lives of the 18 people that went. Many left with no real idea what it would be like to meet the people of the villages Northgate supports through the sponsorship of children who are in real need and in the building of new wells that now supply clean water to many nearby villages through the efforts of Hope for Kids, International. A number of those who went are featured on this recording as they recall some of the many ways God revealed himself to them on their trip.

Direct download: NGM_08-12-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Quite often when we read stories in the Old Tetament we tend to skip over seemingly unimportant details because we can't quickly understand them. In this important message, Pastor Jesse Peterson challenges us to dive deeper into the pool of understanding when it comes to the Old Testament. Often it simply comes down to putting the passages through the dual lens of Covenants and Context. 

Direct download: NGM_08-05-12_MESSAGE_JESSE_PETERSON.mp3
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(John 3:16)

Steve Davidson brings a message that deals with a difficult topic: Genuine Forgiveness. Steve recommends that we make the following truth an integral part of our life: "I am learning how much God loves me and wants to forgive me so that I can more easliy forgive people who wrong me."

Direct download: NGM_07-29-12_MESSAGE_STEVE_DAVIDSON.mp3
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(Colossians 3:1-14)

Most everybody says they want to go to heaven but nobody's in a hurry to get there. We wonder what happens when we die.

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(Hebrews 1:1-3; 11:6)

Scripture says that without faith it's impossible to please God. Why is that so? Why doesn't He give us more proof?

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(Mark 5) 

Pastor Larry Davis delivers this weeks message about understanding God's will for your life in a unique and entertaining way. Using contemporary video references, he draws pictures of what it must have been like to be standing near Jesus as he brings healing to those most in need. 

Direct download: NGM_07-08-12_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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(Romans 8:18-39)

Life in this world is filled with suffering and evil seems to be all around. Why doesn't God do something about it?

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(2 Timothy 3:14-17; Psalm 119)

Faith, by its very nature, also includes uncertainty. Because we aren't given all the answers we wll always be left with some questions. But questions can lead us to a deeper, greater faith if we are willing to pursue the answers. And while we may not get all of our questions answered, by asking questions we can expand our understanding and the reasons for our faith.

Direct download: NGM_06-24-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(2 Peter 1:1-9)

Faith is often portrayed as the opposite of knowledge. But the two have far more in common than we might think.

Direct download: NGM_06-17-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(John 14: 1-6)

What appears at first glance to be a narrow and exclusive claim turns out to be the most open and inclusive of all.

Direct download: NGM_06-10-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Romans)

While all religions may share some commonalities, they do not all believe the same things.

Direct download: NGM_06-03-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(John 21:9, 12, 14)

Inviting someone to come to church is a lot like asking a dating partner to meet your family. Both experiences involve vulnerability, risk, fear, and many other feelings. Rarely does a relationship move towards marriage without meeting the family. In the same way, a person's relationship with Jesus Christ can only grow so much without meeting the family (church). 

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(Ephesians 4:17-24; Hebrews 10:26-28;James 1:13-18)

One of the most pervasive sins throughout our culture is the plague of pornography. Like all sin it takes its toll in many areas of individual lives. And, like all sin, it has a pathology. In this weeks message Pastor Larry takes a look at how sin gets a hold of our lives and how we can break free.

Direct download: NGM_05-20-12_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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(Ephesians 5:21-33)

Marriage is hard because love is hard. What makes the so hard is our selfishness. God, who is pure love, knows that to truly experience love we need to let go of our own self-interest and give ourselves fully to one another. Christ's example not only shows us how but empowers us to be able to give and receive such love.

Direct download: NGM_05-13-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(1 Corinthians 6: 2 Corinthians 6; 1 Peter 3)

God created us as complete beings-physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual. Our sexuality is only part of the whole package. To develop true oneness means growing into intimacy in every aspect of our lives. As we bring all the parts together in intimacy each individual aspect thrives in its own way. 

Direct download: NGM_05-06-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Ephesians 5:21-33)

God created us as complete beings - physical, emotional, and spiritual. Our sexuality is a gift from God, designed to be enjoyed as the fulfillment of an intentional, committed relationship. We need to have a clear understanding of why God created sex, what He intended it to be and why He set boundaries around it for our ulitimate benefit.

Direct download: NGM_04-29-12_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PST

(1 Corinthians 7:1-7) 

God created us as complete beings - physical, emotional and spiritual. Our sexuality is a gift from God, designed to be enjoyed as the fulfillment of an intentional, committd relationship. We need to have a clear understanding of why God created sex, what He intended it to be and why He set boundaries around it for our ultimate benefit.

Direct download: NGM_04-22-12_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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(Genesis 2:18-25)

Our sexuality is a gift from God, designed to be enjoyed as the fulfillment of an intentional, committed relationship.

Direct download: NGM_04-15-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(John 21:2-22)

When the resurrection intersects our own life experience it becomes more than a story, it's personal.

Direct download: NGM_04-08-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:00am PST

(Matthew 6:9-13)

Prayer always begins and ends with God. He's given us the freedom to ask, but the last word always belongs to Him.

Direct download: NGM_04-01-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Matthew 6:9-13)

Knowing our struggle with sin Jesus taught us to pray, not only for forgiveness, but for strength to break sin's power.

Direct download: NGM_03-25-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Matthew 6:9-13)

God's provision and forgiveness are what we really need but what we've received we are also to extend to others.

Direct download: NGM_03-18-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Matthew 6:9-13)

In praying, "Your Kingdom Come" we are re-ordering our hearts, our lives and our world to align with His.

Direct download: NGM_03-11-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Matthew 6:9-13)

When jesus taught us to pray to "Our Father" he introduced a radical concept and a change in relationship.

Direct download: NGM_03-04-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Romans 12:3-8; 1 Peter 4:8-11)

Generous living involves every aspect of our lives. God's generosity enriches our lives so that we can enrich others.

Direct download: NGM_02-26-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Philippians 2:1-11)

Generous living requiresa mental shift. God is just as interested in why we do something as he is in what we do.

Direct download: NGM_02-19-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Psalms, Colassians, 1 Thessalonians)

Generous living develops best when it flows out of an attitude of gratitude.

Direct download: NGM_02-12-12_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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(Proverbs 30:8,9)

Generous living is often hindered by our lack of financial freedom. The Bible gives us practical wisdom to get free.

Direct download: NGM_02-05-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19)

Instead of trying to figure out how to get rich maybe we need to realize that we are rich so that we can better be rich

Direct download: NGM_01-29-12_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

It may seem counter-intuitive, but Scripture tells us that the way to a rich life is through generosity.

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(Matthew 25:14-30)

Parables are windows through which we understand the Kindom of God.

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(Malachi 3:7-12)

God is generous and he created us to be generous. Generosity is so important to God he's given us a challenge.

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(James 4:13-17)

As we enter a new year, we often look forward to set goals, make plans and establish priorities. James provides some good guidance on this topic in Chapter 4.

 

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(Luke 2: 8-18)

The Good News announced by angels 2000 years ago is something we still need today... peace.

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(Luke 1:26-56)

The words of the angel to Mary were words of grace, of assurance, purpose and promise. They gave her as sense of belonging as well as a sense of purpose. 

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(Luke 1:5-20, 67-80) 

We all face seasons in our faith when God seems silent. We wonder if He cares... we wonder why we even trust. In those times when our faith may be shaky we can still cling to hope.

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(James 1:27, 2:14-17, 4:13-17)

One of the results of God's work in our lives is that we begin to look at people through a different set of eyes. Specifically, it changes the way we see people in need. Seeing through the eyes of Jesus means looking at people with compassion. If our faith doesn't result in acts of compassion then it hasn't fully formed in us. Every time we feel compelled to act but do nothing we become less likely to ever take action. 

Direct download: NGM_11-27-11_MESSAGE_TOM_EGGUM.mp3
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(James 3:13-18)

James gives very practical direction for personal relationships. More often than not, the change needs to happen in us.


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(James 2:14-26)

This week Pastor Brian Logue tackles an often challenging spiritual concept; Faith versus Works. "The Productivity App" is grounded in the book of James and is the second message in the current series "There's An App For That."

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(James 1:16-25)

Daily we face choices and challenges that can shape our character. How can we make the most of those opportunities?

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(The Book of Acts)

For 2,000 years the church has been a movement of God's people in this world. So how do WE keep this movement going?

Direct download: NGM_10-30-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Acts 15:5-20)

How can we "not make it hard" for those turning to God?

Christ told his apostles to take the Gospel message to every nation (Matt 28:19-20), but he did not mean only to the Jews in those nations. He meant that the Gospel was for everyone. But did he mean that Gentile believers were to become Jewish? This was a very serious question for the apostles because Jesus was the Messiah that God had promised to the Jews, and the early church was comprised mostly of Jews. This message looks at the key issues highlighted in this passage that deal with how the early church dealt with Gentiles who were becoming Christians in a church culture born initially out of the Jewish faith. It still applies today.

Direct download: NGM_10-23-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Acts 11:19-26)

We should never be surprised at who God loves and wants to bring into His Church, or play God and decide not to talk to anyone because they are "outsiders". Instead, We need to pray for boldness and wisdom to welcome and encourage others in growing their faith in God.

Direct download: NGM_10-16-11_MESSAGE_STEVE_DAVIDSON.mp3
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(Acts 4:32-5:-11, 1Cor 10:1-13)

In the early chapters of the book of Acts, we see the Church as a wholesome community of people following Jesus' instructions to love one another. Everything is going great... and then comes Chapter 5. What is up with this scary story of Ananias and Sapphira? Why doesn't this one get much air time in church?

Direct download: NGM_10-09-11_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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(Acts 3&4)

When the early church faced threats for preaching about Jesus they didn't pray for protection or safety. They prayed for boldness.

Direct download: NGM_10-02-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Acts 2:42-47)

The early church was far from perfect,  but their actions were tangible expressions of lives transformed by God's love.

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(Acts 1 & 2)

The purpose of the church can be summed up in one word... Action. The book of Acts provides a history of the founding and growth of the early church. Acts is not just history, though. It also provides insight into personal experiences of conversion, redemption and growth in a Christ-following lifestyle. it is a call to action for the modern church.

Direct download: NGM_09-18-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Romans 8:18-38)

During a special remembrance service on the anniversary of the events of September 11th, 2001, Pastor Ken Jensen brings a message of hope as he answers a crucial question: "How do you sustain Hope in a world that seems to be so hopelessly broken?"

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(2 Timothy 1:1-14, 2:11-13, 2:20-22; Acts 1:8)

2 Timothy is the final known letter from the Apostle Paul at the end of his ministry. Paul never let his flame die down, and as a result most of the New Testiment was written by him under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In this letter to Timothy, his young protege, we learn that if we let our lives reflect God's handiwork and reveal His divine power working through us then others will want to experience that same power in their lives too.

Direct download: NGM_09-04-11_MESSAGE_BRIAN_LOGUE.mp3
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(Daniel 3) 

Daniel 3 describes how Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow down to King Bebuchadnezzars golden image since that would have compromised their faith in the one true God. They were sentenced to die for their disobedience. But in the extremely stressful situation, things did not turn out the way the King expected them to. 

When we face stressful situations in our daily life, we need to remember that others are watching us to see how we manage the stress. Do we act like everyone else might? Or do we have something more to draw on? God may not chose to remove stress from our lives, but He will always be there with us as we go through it. 

Direct download: NGM_08-28-11_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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(Jonah 2:9-10)

Do you think God would place stressful situations in your life? Or do you think that a God of love, in his Grace, just wants us to have joy and peace... that stress comes from somewhere else? This weeks message touches on these and other questions that we may wrestle with when stress enters our life.

Direct download: NGM_08-21-11_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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(Matthew 6:25-34)

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus provided valuable insight about the cause, futility and remedy for stress (or worry). He was teaching his new followers true and practical ways to righteous life, often contrasting them with worldly or religious norms. In this passage he addressed stress as it relates to material things. 

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(Mark 4:35-41) 

Stress often shows itself when we lose control during certain situations. It can also be seen as the difference between what we think should happen and reality.

Mark tells us about Jesus' demonstration of divine power over nature by calming a storm on the Sea of Galilee. His disciples were in high stress and needed some calming of their own. 

Direct download: NGM_08-07-11_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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Guest pastor David Harris From Bayside Christian Church in Granite Bay California brings to Northgate the final message in his three part series, "There Are No Perfect People." The topic of todays message is "Intentionality". 

Direct download: NGM_07-31-11_MESSAGE_DAVID_HARRIS.mp3
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Guest Pastor David Harris from Bayside Church in Granite Bay delivers part 2 of his message series There Are No Perfect People. This message is entitled: Authenticity.

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This week Northgate welcomes a very special guest speaker, Dr. David Harris.  He is a pastor at Bayside Church in Granite Bay and Managing Director of Thriving Churches International. His message, There Are No Perfect People, centers around the concept that God's center line is grace. 

Direct download: NGM_07-17-11_MESSAGE_DAVID_HARRIS.mp3
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Bob Kilpatrick, a well known author and worship leader, visited Northgate recently, bringing a special time of music, humor, and an inspiring message.

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(Mark 12:13-17)

Jesus used a controversial question about taxes to help delineate the roles of faith an government for a believer. 

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(Jonah 3:1-4:11)

Receiving grace is far easier than extending it. But we don't truly understand God's grace until we have to extend it to others.

Direct download: NGM_06-26-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Jonah 1:17-2:10)

Sometimes we have to hit bottom before we start looking up. But God's mercy and grace meet us right there at the bottom.

Direct download: NGM_06-19-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Jonah 1:1-17)

Each of us, at one time or another, has run from God. The good news is that God doesn't give up the chase.

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(Luke 18:18-27)

The point is you're rich and I'm rich and that puts us at a serious disadvantage. Jesus says it is so hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Direct download: NGM_06-05-11_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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Earlier this year, Pastor Larry Davis and Ric Small traveled to Uganda to visit the village that Northgate sponsors. They met the children that they personally sponsor as well as lived among the people there for several weeks. The experience changed their perspective on life and on how God works in the lives of his people no matter where they happen to be. 

This message captures the insights and experiences that Pastor Larry and Ric brought to the church body during the 11 am service. 

Direct download: NGM_05-29-11_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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(Galatians 5&6)

"Those who sow to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life." Gal 6:8b

Direct download: NGM_05-22-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Galatians 5:13-26) 

"The best way, the only way, finally, of expressing a life of freedom is through an act of love." Eugene Peterson

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(Galatians 5:1-14)

God's desire is not that we perform the right actions but that we become the right kinds of people. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. 

Direct download: NGM_05-08-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(Galatians 3:21-4:6) 

God's desire is not that we perform the right actions but that we become the right kinds of people. When religion becomes a relationship it changes how you relate to scripture, to others, and how you relate to God.

Direct download: NGM_05-01-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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(1 Corinthians 15:3,4,11) Easter Sunday "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, he was buried, that he was raised on the third day... this is what we preach, and this is what you believed."

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(Galatians 3:1-22)

"Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort?" Galatians 3:3

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(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. 

Direct download: NGM_04-10-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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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.  

Direct download: NGM_04-03-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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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?

Direct download: NGM_03-20-11_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
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Few things inhibit our prayer like unanswered prayers. How can we still pray when God seems silent?

Direct download: NGM_03-13-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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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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Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST

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. 

Direct download: NGM_02-27-11_MESSAGE_MARK_SOUTH.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

(Daniel 1&3)

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

Direct download: NGM_02-20-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PST

(Ephesians 4:1-16)

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

Direct download: NGM_02-13-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST

(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.

Direct download: NGM_02-06-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST

(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.

Direct download: NGM_01-30-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PST

(Colossians 1:9-14, 28-29) 

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

Direct download: NGM_01-23-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST

(John 9:1-41) 

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

Direct download: NGM_01-16-11_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PST

(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.

Direct download: NGM_01-09-11_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PST

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. 

Direct download: New_Years_2011.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PST

(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.

Direct download: NGM_12-26-10_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST

(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.

Direct download: NGM_12-19-10_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST

(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.

Direct download: NGM_12-12-10_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST

(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.

Direct download: NGM_12-05-10_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST

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. 

Direct download: NGM_11-28-10_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PST

(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.  

Direct download: NGM_11-21-10_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST

(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.

Direct download: NGM_11-14-10_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PST

(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.

Direct download: NGM_11-07-10_MESSAGE_LARRY_DAVIS.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PST



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