Archive for October, 2011

Timeline of Truth 02 – God Creates the First Man (Genesis 2:4-17)

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

We look at the detailed account of God creating, placing, and commanding the first man (Adam), and what impact that has on men today.

5 Habits of Grown-Up Believers in a Grown-Up Congregation (1 Tim 3:14-15)

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

What does a mature local church look like? How does it conduct itself? What is expected of a believer? 1 Timothy 3:14-15 gives very detailed instructions on what mature believers in a mature church look like.

“These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:14-15)

What Are We Here For? God’s Plan for Northridge (Ephesians 4:11-16)

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

What are God’s plans for Northridge Baptist Church as a local assembly? Ephesians 4:11-16 gives God’s specific direction and intention for a local body of believers. Notes only.

Key Characteristics of Northridge Baptist Church

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

What are our core beliefs that make us who we are? Here are seven key characteristics that describe what we believe:

  • Fundamental (we believe in basic core truths)
  • Evangelical (we believe salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ’s person and work)
  • Dispensational (we believe that God works in different ways at different times)
  • Cessationist (we believe that God’s Word is complete, and that He is no longer utilizing direct revelation, tongues, etc.)
  • Baptistic (we hold to Bible beliefs traditionally believed by Baptists, so we can be called “Baptist”)
  • Family-Focused (we minister to families as families, as well as to individuals)
  • Christ-Ruled, Pastor-Led (we believe God appoints men to lead us to follow Christ’s rulership)