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”.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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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"
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Hollywood Christmas - Home Alone - It's Not About Belonging When eight-year-old Kevin is accidentally left behind while his family flies off on vacation he has to fend for himself. At first he enjoys being home alone but soon discovers it’s a dangerous place to be. For some, Christmas with family is a wonderful celebration, for others it brings some pain. But something inside all of us aches for that sense of belonging and safety that ought to be “home”.
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Hollywood Christmas - The Santa Clause: It's Not About Appearances One Christmas Eve, Scott Calvin suddenly inherits the job of Santa Claus. At first he thinks it’s just a dream but when he begins to take on all of the characteristics of Santa he begins to accept his new assignment. When angels announced the coming of a new king there was nothing special about his appearance. But in his humble beginnings Jesus was fulfilling the promise.
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Hollywood Christmas - A Christmas Story: It's Not About Stuff Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker has only one thing on his Christmas list -an official Red Ryder, 200-shot, BB rifle with a compass in the stock. That one desire occupies his every waking thought, it influences his behavior, it determines his choices. What one thing in our lives has that kind of power? Is there anything or anyone worth that kind of devotion?
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Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Hollywood Christmas - Scrooged: It's Not About You In the modern remake of Charles Dicken’s classic, a cynically selfish TV executive comes to grips with the realization that he needs to change. And the change needed is a complete turn-around. With the coming of Jesus, God has begun the great reversal. All because a young peasant woman was willing to say, “I am the Lord’s servant, may it be to me as you have said.”
Direct download: NGM_12-07-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Tom Eggum: Hope 4 Kids International Impacting the lives of kids around the world has never been a job for Tom Eggum; it has been a lifestyle. Thirty years ago, Tom sat in a college classroom reading about the struggles in the Soviet Union who suffered silently behind the Iron Curtain. Tom took matters into his own hands and began to smuggle suitcases full of aid into the Soviet Union. He had eight successful trips into the Soviet Union until 1981 when he was caught, arrested and blacklisted by the KGB. He had his visa revoked and was forbidden to enter the Soviet Union for five years. Instead of standing on the sidelines, he took six trips into China. He brought medicine, vitamins, antibiotics, clothes and shoes. From these life-altering experiences, he founded Hope 4 Kids International. Currently, Hope 4 Kids International has been in over 94 countries bringing hope and necessary care to kids.
Direct download: NGM_11-30-08_MESSAGE_TOM_EGGUM.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Money: Where's It All Go? Part 4-Why Has God Given Me So Much? You may not consider yourself to be rich but by all measurements we have considerably more than most people in this world. Have you ever asked yourself, “Why me, why do I have so much when others in this world live in need?”
Direct download: NGM_11-23-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Money: Where's It All Go? Part 3-How does God view money? Whenever a preacher teaches about money people jump to the conclusion that he only wants them to give. Jesus taught more on the topic than any other subject yet he never asked anyone to give him their money. So what is God’s view of money? What does He want us to do with it?
Direct download: NGM_11-16-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Money: Where's It All Go? Part 2-Why Is It That More Is Never Enough? Have you ever noticed that no matter how much our income increases it still doesn’t seem to be enough? No matter how much stuff we accumulate we still want more. Why is that? What is it that makes us so discontent and how can we change the situation?
Direct download: NGM_11-09-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Money: Where's It All Go? Part 1-Where Does It Go? Many people live on the edge financially. Extending ourselves beyond our financial means we live with the constant stress of trying to make ends meet. We come to the end of the month and we wonder, “Where did it all go?” “How can I be making so much and still feeling such financial pressure?” Is there a way out of this mess?
Direct download: NGM_11-02-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Fear - What's Gripping You - Part 4: Fear of Rejection hat will people think of me? Will they think I’m weird or crazy? How do I let other’s know what I believe without being judged?
Direct download: NGM_10-26-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Fear - What's Gripping You - Part 3: Fear of Failure What if I want to help, but I just can’t do it? What if I end up making things worse? Is the church better off without me?
Direct download: NGM_10-19-08_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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Fear - What's Gripping You - Part 2: Fear of Being Hurt If I let my guard down, will the people I trust hurt me? I’ve been hurt by friends in the past, are church people any different?
Direct download: NGM_10-12-08_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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Fear - What's Gripping You - Part 1: Fear of Death Where do we go when we die? How do I know that I’m going to heaven? I’m a good person, is that enough?
Direct download: NGM_10-05-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Change is Good Part 4: Changing How We Share A decision to follow Christ not only changes us, it changes they way we view those around us. Once you’ve experienced His life-changing power you just can’t keep it to yourself. It’s such good news you’ve just got to share it. But how can you share your faith without being “preachy”. How can you share it without being weird?
Direct download: NGM_09-28-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Change is Good Part 3: Changing How We Serve Anyone who has volunteered their time and energy to helping others can tell you that they got back far more than they gave. The fulfillment that comes from serving others is life-changing. The old saying is true, “You make a living by what you get but you make a life by what you give.”
Direct download: NGM_09-21-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Change is Good Part 2: Changing How We Care Change happens best in a caring community. It’s within our closest, caring relationships that we find acceptance so we can be ourselves and be honest about our short-comings. It’s also within a caring community that we experience the encouragement, support and provision to grow. Where can we find such relationships and how can we better care for each other?
Direct download: NGM_09-14-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Change is Good Part 1: Changing How We Connect Nothing can be more life-changing than an encounter with God. God loves us and longs for us to be connected with Him but it turns out that the biggest obstacle to such a connection is us. Our pride, negligence and hectic pace of life keep us from experiencing the love that God has for us. How can we live better connected to God?
Direct download: NGM_09-07-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Sex: Getting It Together Part 4 - Sexual Freedom Followers of Jesus Christ believe that he came to redeem the whole person— body, soul, and spirit. Christ has set us free from the distortions and compulsions that bring us harm. "Sexual Freedom" will explore how He has also set us free to love and embrace, to experience self-giving and unreserved intimacy.
Direct download: NGM_08-24-08_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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Sex: Getting It Together Part 3 - Distorted Sexuality Sexual desire may very well be the strongest of human urges. When that desire runs out of control it can leave a mass of heartache in its wake. How do we keep our sexuality in its proper place? "Distorted Sexuality" will explore how can we get back to sexual sanity.
Direct download: NGM_08-17-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Sex: Getting It Together Part 2 - Setting Moral Boundaries Everyone has moral boundaries. Whether they have been well thought out or not, we all have certain lines which we will not cross when it comes to our sexual morals. But where do we draw the line? How far is too far? "Setting Moral Boundaries" will look at whether there is a reliable standard for setting those boundaries.
Direct download: NGM_08-10-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Sex: Getting It Together Part 1 - It's God's Idea In a culture that uses sex to sell us everything from sports cars to breath mints it’s difficult to avoid the subject, yet it is seldom talked about in our churches. Our sexuality is a gift from God, designed to be enjoyed as the fulfillment of the intentional, committed relationship of marriage in which two become “one flesh”. "It's God's Idea" will look at what God had in mind when he created us as physical beings, male and female in His own image.
Direct download: NGM_08-03-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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iDoubt Part 4: What Do I Believe? Everybody believes. Everyone is a person of faith. Whether it’s a belief in human nature, in science, in a some vague “higher power” or in a personal God, everyone has a set of beliefs that they build their life on. Ultimately, all of us must answer the question, “What Do I Believe?” This weeks message concludes the "i Doubt" sermon series.
Direct download: NGM_07-27-08_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

iDoubt Part 3: Reality Check The life of faith is meant to be lived out. Living is faith’s reality check. If faith is not being practiced it will eventually be considered impractical. If it is only doctrine and dogma it will eventually be doubted as untrue. So, if we live out what we claim to believe, will doubt diminish? Join us for "Reality Check as we continue our "i Doubt" sermon series.
Direct download: NGM_07-20-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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iDoubt Part 2: Faith Out of Focus Everyone experiences times of confusion, questioning and doubt. As humans we always live with uncertainty and we will always be left with questions. How should we deal with our questions and doubts? Some of our doubts arise from a faulty view of God. Faulty presuppositions lead to faulty foundations of faith and when those foundations are shaken, so is our faith. That gives rise to doubt. Can doubting actually lead us to a better understanding of God and therefore grow our faith? Join us for "Faith Out Of Focus" as we continue our "i Doubt" sermon series.
Direct download: NGM_07-13-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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iDoubt Part 1: Doubt, Belief and Faith Everyone experiences times of confusion, questioning and doubt. As humans we always live with uncertainty and we will always be left with questions. How should we deal with our questions and doubts? Sometimes we think that faith requires that we not have any doubt. We may feel guilty because we don’t believe with enough certainty. Is there really a difference between faith and belief? How about between doubt and unbelief? This weeks message, "Doubt, Belief and Faith", is the first of a new sermon series entitled "i Doubt".
Direct download: NGM_07-06-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Can You Hear Me Now? Learning How To Pray PT 5: Unlimited Long Distance God has invited us to participate in His work in this world through prayer. Prayers offered up in one part of the world can have incredible impact around the globe. Join us for "Unlimited Long Distance" as we conclude our current sermon series, "Can You Hear Me Now?"
Direct download: NGM_06-29-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Can You Hear Me Now? Learning How to Pray PT 4: Who's In Your Fave Five? One of the privileges of our relationship with Christ is the ability to support and strengthen others through prayer. God encourages us to serve as His go-between on behalf of others. Join us for "Who's In Your Fave Five?" as we continue our current sermon series, "Can You Hear Me Now?"
Direct download: NGM_06-22-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Can You Hear Me Now? Learning How to Pray PT 3: Raising the Bars Prayer isn’t an event as much as a lifestyle. God invites us into an ongoing conversation. Prayer is really about experiencing God in your everyday life. Join us for "Raise The Bars" as we continue our current sermon series, "Can You Hear Me Now?"
Direct download: NGM_06-15-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Can You Hear Me Now? Learning How to Pray PT 2: Permission to Speak Freely God invites us into communion with Him where we can be open at the deepest levels of our souls. Don’t settle for polite, nice-sounding prayers. God wants us to speak from our hearts. Join us for "Permission To Speak Freely", as we continue our current sermon series, "Can You Hear Me Now?"
Direct download: NGM_06-08-08_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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Can You Hear Me Now? PT 1: Learning How to Pray If God knows everything and already has a plan, why should we pray? The answer begins with understanding that prayer isn’t about getting God to see things my way as much as my learning to see His way. This week begins a new monthly sermon series, called "Can You Hear Me Now?"
Direct download: NGM_06-01-08_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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Desperate House Lies 4: Someday, Things Will Settle Down Our pace of life plays havoc on our physical well-being. We tell ourselves, "Someday I'll pay attention to my health, when things settle down." But that "someday" never comes. God designed us with limits for our own protection. If we don't follow His instructions we will suffer the consequences. This weekend we conclude our "Desperate HouseLies" series with a look at another lie we tell ourselves: "Someday, Things Will Settle Down".
Direct download: NGM_05-25-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Desperate House Lies 3: The Perfect Job It's tempting to define yourself by your career. But can the key to professional success actually be found in learning to do less? Join us as we continue our series, “Desperate HouseLies” , with lie #3: "Getting the Right Job Will Make Me Happy".
Direct download: NGM_05-18-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

Desperate House Lies 2: The Perfect Neighborhood We all want the best for our kids —the best school, the best home, the best sports team. But in pursuing all of this we may be neglecting more important matters. This weekend we continue our “Desperate HouseLies” series with a look at another lie we tell ourselves: "The Perfect Neighborhood Will Get Me The Perfect Family".
Direct download: NGM_05-11-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Desperate House Lies 1: Life Is What You Get Out Of It In an effort to get the most out of life we tend to spend more than we take in. We overextend ourselves and then live with the stress of making ends meet. Giving God priority in our finances can bring relief and give us more out of life. “Desperate HouseLies?, our new series, begins this weekend with a look at one of the lies we tell ourselves: "Life Is What You Get Out Of It".
Direct download: NGM_05-04-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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cHarmony.com-Part 4: Encouraging Each Other In a culture filled with criticism, fault-finding and blame a single word of encouragement can work wonders. And when our words of encouragement are coupled with action it can be life-giving. “Encouraging Each Other?, concludes our series "c Harmony.comm" with a look at practical, Biblical ways we can support each other.
Direct download: NGM_04-27-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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cHarmony.com-Part 3: Restoring Broken Friendships Even the best of friends can have disagreements and differences, and sometimes hurt each other. That’s why we need to practice the fine art of forgiveness. “Restoring Broken Friendships?, this week's study, continues our series "c Harmony.comm" with a look at forgiveness.
Direct download: NGM_4-20-08_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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cHarmony.com-Part 2: Authenticity-Honesty With Each Other In a family you can be yourself and know that you'll be loved. Openness, honesty and authenticity are the qualities needed for deeper relationships in our homes and in our church families. "Authenticity: Honest With Each Other", this weekend's study continues our series "c Harmony.com" with a look at how to build authentic relationships.
Direct download: NGM_04-13-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
Category:Weekly Messages -- posted at: 6:30am PDT

cHarmony.com-Part 1: Committed to Each Other One of the great myths of relationships is that the key is finding a "perfect match." The truth is that we never find that perfect match. The real key is making the commitments to each other that provide the foundation for deeper friendships. "Committed to Each Other" —beginning a message series titled "cHarmony.com" focusing on church harmony.
Direct download: NGM_04-06-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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Our Worship: It's Not What You Think "Our worship - it’s not what you think!" Churches have literally closed their doors because of the battles that have been waged over how we are to worship. Denominations have looked down their noses at other denominations because of the idea of how we are to worship. Jesus was very clear about worship! Are you?
Direct download: NGM_3-30-08_MESSAGE_SCOTT_BLOYER.mp3
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God So Loved-Part 4:Will Have Eternal Life Jesus said "I have come that you might have life in all its fullness!" And then he freely offered up his own life for us. The good news of Easter is, He accomplished what he promised. Because He lives, we can have a brand new life. "Will Have Eternal Life.", this weekend's study concludes our series on John 3:16, What's It Really Mean?
Direct download: NGM_03-23-08_MESSAGE_KEN_JENSEN.mp3
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