Holes in our Souls

2019.08.11 - Aaron Hixson - "Holes in our Souls" Do you have any struggles that you keep coming back to? Does it seem like you've got gaps in your defense that results in you making the same mistakes over and over? In this message, we'll explore what John says about the 3 core weaknesses we all have, and what we can do to build up our defense against them. 1 John 2

Money Matters

2019.06.23 - Graham Spruill - "Money Matters" Money matters, but why does it matter? And how much should it matter? And if it matters, how do we make it matter most? In this sermon, we’ll be looking to the wisdom of the ancient King Solomon to establish a firm foundation in how we should wisely use the resources that God has given us for His glory. Proverbs

Kids These Days

2019.06.16 - Aaron Hixson - "Kids These Days" Parenting is hard. And actually, being parented is hard. The whole thing is just hard to figure out, and everybody seems to have a "fool-proof plan." How do we navigate this crucial relationship in life? Is there a way to raise kids that honors God and points them toward godly goals? Let's see what Proverbs has to say. Proverbs 29:17

Hear, Near, Far

2019.05.26 - Josh Horn - "Here, Near, & Far" There is a thread that runs throughout the entire narrative of scripture, from the very beginning to the very end. It describes God's love for all peoples and a plan to see every tribe, language, and nation represented among those who follow Jesus for all of eternity. The real question for us is: what role will we play? Matthew 28

Those Fearful People: Goosebumps

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF THE GROUP TRIMESTER. TAKE SOME TIME AT THE END OF GROUP IN PRAYER TIME TO ASK EACH OTHER HOW YOU ARE EACH DOING AT ACCOMPLISHING THE GROWTH GOALS YOU SET AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIMESTER.

ALSO, TAKE SOME TIME TO PASS OUT END OF TRIMESTER FEEDBACK FORMS, OR HAND OUT 3X5 CARDS FOR GROUP MEMBERS TO SHARE THEIR FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS ABOUT THEIR GROUP EXPERIENCE THIS YEAR. THIS WILL BE HELPFUL FOR YOU AS LEADERS TO MAKE APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENTS WHEN GROUPS BEGIN AGAIN.

2019.05.19 - Drew Karschner - "Those Fearful People: Goosebumps" We are all afraid of something and know someone who is fearful. Fear carries many powers that can often take us to places we never wanted to go. How do we help people dealing with fear and uncover the antidote to our own fear? Numbers 13

Those Overly Positive People: Rainbow Puking Unicorns

This is the second to last week of the group trimester. Take some time at the end of group in prayer time to ask each other how you are each doing at accomplishing the growth goals you set at the beginning of the trimester.

2019.05.12 - Drew Karschner - "Those Overly Positive People: Rainbow Puking Unicorns" Have you ever had to deal with someone who never has a bad day? They always look at things through a positive lens, but they don’t embrace reality. Often people like this can be hard to navigate, but there is a solution to those relationships. Matthew 7:3-5

Those Greedy People: Possession Obsession

2019.05.05 - Nate Miller - "Those Greedy People: Possession Obsession" We've all experienced Those Greedy People because we are all born with a preoccupation for possession. BUT what if the measure of a life well lived isn't in the stuff we've accumulated, but in something else? Ecclesiastes 5:10-19

Those Proud People: Me, Myself and I

2019.04.28 - Drew Karschner - "Those Proud People: Me, Myself, And I" Unfortunately, pride is a major downfall that most people deal with. It blinds us to who we truly are. So if prideful people are around us everyday, how do we deal with proud people without becoming them? Matthew 7

Still Rolling Stones

2019.04.21 - Drew Karschner - "Still Rolling Stones" Most people know the Easter story, but many haven’t felt and experienced the impact it can have on their everyday life. On Easter we celebrate Jesus conquering the grave and defeating death. And the truth is, this was one of many stones throughout history that Jesus rolled back. John 11

Gained Ground

We are encouraging Community Groups to throw a party with their group this week in celebration of what God is doing in our lives and in and through our church.

Below are general sermon discussion questions you can use to discuss any sermon.

2019.04.14 - Drew Karschner - "Gained Ground" The Bible is full of people who followed God even though it made them look foolish to the world around them. Throughout the 130 years of Northridge’s history, we have seen the faithfulness of God time and time again. Now we have the opportunity to step out in faith to see people in our community come to know Christ’s love. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Sacrificial Ground

2019.04.07 - Drew Karschner - "Sacrificial Ground" Throughout the history of the Bible, God used prompts in people’s lives to help them remember His past faithfulness and lead them toward His new plan. As we begin this new journey God is leading our church on, it’s important that we remember His past faithfulness and listen for His new prompt. Joshua 4

Missional Ground

If you didn’t get a chance to discuss growth goals with your Community Group last week, make sure to take a few minutes during prayer time to have everyone in your group set a growth goal for the trimester. See a list of growth goals below.

If using the Gaining Ground Booklet for discussion, the discussion questions for weeks 1 and 2 are in the wrong order. Make sure you use the questions on page 28.

2019.03.31 - Drew Karschner - "Missional Ground" Jesus said He would build His Church, but do we really understand what His Church is? God’s Church has always been about and for people. As we look ahead into our future we can’t forget that this is, and always has been, about people. Matthew 16:18