Archive for the ‘Ministry Philosophy’ Category

God Wants ALL of ME: How It Looks in Action (Romans 12:9-21)

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

God Wants ALL of ME:  How It LOOKS in ACTION (Romans 12:9-21)

After God describes His will for us in Romans 12:1-8, wanting our bodiesas living sacrifices, renewing our minds to replace worldly thinking, andgifting us to serve one another, He uses the rest of the chapter to paint apicture to show us how this looks in action. God describes our attitudes, actions, and relationships as they look when we are yielding our bodies, our minds, and our time to Him. This is the last of a four-part series on Romans 12.

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God’s Leaders in the Church: The LEADING Functions of a Pastor

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: The LEADING Functions of a Pastor
From our summer study of “God’s Leaders in the Church,” we looked at two areas of pastoral responsibility: leading and feeding. In this study, we examine 15 biblical leading responsibilities assigned to pastors.

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God’s Leaders in the Church: Why Be a Bi-Vocational Pastor?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: Why Be a Bi-Vocational Pastor?
Adding to our Wednesday series, we examined a chapter written by our pastor relating to bi-vocational ministry – pastors who work part-time or full-time while serving as a pastor. We discuss the Biblical logic for bi-vocational ministry as the norm. We then look at numerous benefits as well as some drawbacks. This presentation is not the end of the discussion, but it certainly helps to get it started.

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Jesus Corrects the Disciples’ View of Children (Luke 18:15-17)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Jesus Corrects the Disciples’ View of Children (Luke 18:15-17)

Much of the world now sees children as a bother – a distraction from our passions and pursuits.  Even the Church is deeply immersed in this viewpoint. The disciples acted on the basis of this view. Jesus – greatly troubled by this – indicates that this anti-child view is 180 degrees off from what is true. Children are to be allowed and encouraged participate, and all people can only enter the kingdom if they become as little children. Children are not a distraction from the Gospel – they are the very illustration of what is required to embrace the Gospel. This has clear implications regarding the need for salvation and the simplicity of salvation. Have you become as a little child, simply believing the truth of our Sin-bearer, Jesus?

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Key Characteristics of Northridge Baptist Church

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Want a 10,000 foot 1-hour overview of what we believe as a church? Here it is.

You can describe Northridge Baptist Church as: fundamental, evangelical, dispensational, cessationist, baptistic, family-focused, and Christ-ruled/pastor-led.

A Little Church with a Big God: Truths that Help a Small Assembly Stand Strong (Revelation 3:7-13)

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

We take a look at 13 observations from the exhortation given by Jesus to the Church at Philadelphia.

7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: 8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 “Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie — indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. 13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘ (Rev 3:7-13)

The Arrival of the Messiah (Isaiah 53:1-3)

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

We begin today a “different view of Christmas,” much more from God’s perspective in Isaiah 53. Capture the true Christmas story from a less common source.

Jesus comes, not as a celebrity, but as a commoner who drew no attention to Himself by how he looked.

Paul’s Final Words to the Ephesian Elders (Acts 20:32-35)

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

In this lesson, we summarize verses 17-31, and then take a look at five final principles Paul shares with the Ephesian elders. What last, most important things would you share to church leaders?

Paul’s Charge to the Ephesian Elders (Acts 20:28-31)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Paul commands the elders of Ephesus regarding their responsibilities to themselves and to God’s flock. He also warns them of two imminent threats to the church.

Seven Life Lessons from Paul’s Ministry (Acts 20:17-27)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Paul is heading to Jerusalem. On his way, he stops by Miletus, a city about a day’s journey from Ephesus. Under a strict schedule, but wanting to charge the elders of Ephesus, he calls for them and they meet him in Miletus. Paul bares his soul, first using his own life to challenge and encourage this church leaders. In this study, we look at Paul’s own example, and seven lessons we can learn from that example.