Archive for the ‘Evangelism’ Category

Jesus Weeps Over Israel’s Coming Destruction (Luke 19:41-44)

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Jesus Weeps Over Israel’s Coming Destruction (Luke 19:41-44)

In one of the most emotional moments of His entire earthly ministry, Jesus weeps for Jerusalem. Israel as a nation has rejected their Savior and Messiah, and their destruction is certain, including their leading city. Their refusal to acknowledge Jesus as the Promised One from God as foretold in the Old Testament has crossed a line of no return. Their time to respond has passed. They will be destroyed. Our own opportunity to respond to God’s mercy and salvation is limited. Will you respond to Jesus before it is too late for you?

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Jesus Is Presented as Messiah King (Luke 19:29-40)

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Jesus Is Presented as Messiah King (Luke 19:29-40)

An event which in our day is called “Palm Sunday,” Jesus instructs a couple of His followers to do something rather strange: “Gotoo a village and get a colt that is tied up there.” In a fairly brief account, the details given are clear. Jesus presents Himself as the Messiah, the One promised of God throughout the Old Testament. How do Jesus’ followers react? How do religious leaders react? We find the answer to both questions. We also find seven lessons we ourselves can learn from this account. Have YOU acknowledged Jesus as the One God promised?

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Jesus Schools a Rich Man on His True Sinfulness (Luke 18:18-27)

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Jesus Schools a Rich Man on His True Sinfulness (Luke 18:18-27)

Riches cannot buy heaven, but they can keep you from it. Jesus is approached by a young ruler who is very rich, and very concerned about his eternal destiny.  He asks Jesus what he can do to inherit eternal life. Jesus answers the rich man based upon the man’s question, listing 5 of the 10 commandments. The rich man affirms his lifelong compliance with these 5 commandments. Jesus then instructs him to sell all that he has and give the proceeds to the poor. Do we have to give everything away to gain eternity? No. Jesus was seeking to help this young man see that nothing he was, he had, or could do would work to secure his eternal future. The law was given to show us our helpless, sinful state. Regardless of our status – rich or poor, educated or not, tall or short, talented or accomplish or having nothing to show – anything – is useless to us. Our only hope is God’s salvation, and nothing we are, we have, or that we can do can save us. We can only believe in God’s loving Sin Bearer – Jesus. What are you trusting in to get yourself into the kingdom of God? There is only one way, and that is Jesus’ payment for your sins.

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Jesus Illustrates Your Two After-Death Possibilities (Luke 16:19-31)

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Jesus Illustrates Your Two After-Death Possibilities (Luke 16:19-31)

Jesus compares two men of very contrasting living conditions. One man is very rich and lives lavishly in luxury. The other man, a very poor man named Lazarus, has nothing – not even his health. Both men die, but end up in two entirely opposite ends. The rich man finds himself in Hades in incredible pain, and Lazarus is in comfort next to Abraham. Jesus focuses primarily on the rich man and his urgent pleas in the midst of his suffering. Jesus also highlights the extreme importance of responding to the Word of God in this life. What will YOU wake up to when you die?

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Jesus Illustrates the Joy a Lost One Brings When Found (Luke 15:1-10)

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Lost Sheep Big Deal

Hearing the ongoing scornful complaints of the religious scribes and Pharisees regarding the company He is keeping, Jesus shares several parables to illustrate how God sees those that are lost and know they are lost. First is a parable of a lost sheep, the owner of which leaves the other 99 sheep in order to search for the lost sheep until it is found. The second parable Jesus tells is of a lost coin, the owner of which lights her house, sweeps her floor and searches until she finds it. These first two parables both end with rejoicing and celebrating, which Jesus likens to the joy that happens in heaven when one lost sheep or coin is found. Heaven is more excited about one sinner repenting that all those who think they do not need to repent.

Have you acknowledged being a sinner, and believed on Jesus? Or are you of the group that believes he/she does not need to repent. It makes a difference – eternally. Has heaven celebrated over you?

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Jesus Emphasizes Our Need to Accept His Invitation (Luke 14:15-24)

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

While still at the meal He was invited to (Luke 14:1-14), one attendee near Jesus says to Him, “Blessed [is] he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!”  Instead of automatically affirming the idea, Jesus highlights the idea that everyone won’t be eating bread in the kingdom. Only those who respond to God’s invitation will be present. Many have rejected God’s invitation already. Have you received God’s invitation?

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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.

The Resurrection of the Messiah (Isaiah 53:10b-11)

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Cut off, and now alive! God saw, and was satisfied!

The Payment of the Messiah (Isaiah 53:4-6)

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Continuing on in our study of a “different kind of Christmas,” we see what the Messiah accomplished. We saw a man trodden down, thinking God was against Him. Instead, He was suffering for US.

Timeline of Truth – Abram Believes (Gen 15:1-6)

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

How was Abram (Abraham) saved in the Old Testament? By faith! We look at this key passage which is referred to in detail in the New Testament in several places. Salvation involves being fully persuaded that God can and will perform what He has promised.