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

Physical Ground

This is week 1 of our new series Gaining Ground and our Spring Community Group Trimester.

Make sure to review the “Beginning of Trimester Agreement” and Set “Growth Goals” with your Community Group this week in addition to discussing the sermon.

You can find the sermon discussion questions in the Gaining Ground Booklet handed out on Sunday as well as via the links provided below.

Important note:

week 1 and week 2 sermon discussion questions are listed in the wrong order in the booklet.

If using the booklet, Please use the questions on page 32 for Week 1 and the questions on page 28 for week 2

2019.03.24 - Drew Karschner - "Physical Ground" Jesus said He will build his church, and yet He invites us to be a part of that story. As a church, we are always looking for ways to fulfill our mission of more and better. As we follow God’s lead, He has led us to physical ground for our Webster campus to continue fulfilling the mission He gave us. The question is, will you be a part of it? Matthew 16

Mercy Given, Mercy Abused

COMMUNITY GROUPS MAY BE ON BREAK THIS WEEK BUT WE WOULD STILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONNECT WITH YOUR GROUP THROUGH TEXT MESSAGES, COFFEE DATES, INVITING A FEW PEOPLE OVER FOR DINNER FROM YOUR GROUP, FINDING A SERVING OPPORTUNITY, OR SIMPLY SITTING TOGETHER IN A SERVICE ON SUNDAY. ENJOY YOUR BREAK!

2019.03.17 - Drew Karschner - "Mercy Given, Mercy Abused" God is rich in mercy. We love to be on the receiving end of His mercy, yet sometimes we don’t like when He extends mercy to others. Jonah was caught in that trap. He couldn’t celebrate what God was doing, because he was blinded by his selfishness. May we fight to avoid that same trap. Jonah 4

Trying That Again

While Community Groups are on break over the next 2 weeks, we would encourage you to connect with your group through text messages, coffee dates, inviting a few people over for dinner from your group, finding a serving opportunity, or simply sitting together in a service on Sunday. Enjoy your break!

2019.03.10 - Aaron Hixson - "Trying that again..." Ever wanted a second chance? In this chapter, Jonah gets his second shot at obedience, and something happens that far exceeds his expectations. God can show more mercy than we think is possible, and there is nothing better than being on the receiving end of that mercy. But what happens what that mercy is extended to an enemy? We'll evaluate our reaction to God's liberal mercy and what that means for our everyday lives. Jonah 3

Swallowed by Mercy

THis is the last WEEK of the winter GROUP TRIMESTER. WE’D ENCOURAGE YOUR GROUP TO CELEBRATE COMMUNION TOGETHER AS WE FOCUS ON GOD’S MERCY IN THIS SERMON SERIES.

2019.03.03 - Aaron Hixson - "Swallowed By Mercy" Rock Bottom. You've been there, or you know someone who is there. It's nobody's definition of a good time. Yet, almost anyone will say that their lowest experience is one that left them changed - often for the better. This week, we're taking a dive into Jonah's lowest moment, and what God did in his heart when all seemed lost. Jonah 2

Running Man

There are just 2 weeks left in the group trimester. We’d encourage your group to celebrate communion together either this week or next week as we focus on God’s mercy in this sermon series.

2019.02.24 - Drew Karschner - "The Running Man" Have you ever tried to run away from what God obviously called you to? Running from God at times may seem right, yet we fail to understand that we can’t outrun his pursuit of us. God, in his mercy, doesn’t pursue us to punish us, but to win us back. Jonah 1

Playing Favorites

2019.02.17 - Drew Karschner - "Playing Favorites" When it comes to our society we often look at people based on outward appearances. If someone looks rich, we prioritize them. But if someone looks poor we overlook them. James speaks directly to a culture that did just that and offers them a new way of living. James 2:1-7

Still Dreaming

2019.02.10 - Drew Karschner - "Still Dreaming..." In our nation's history one of the greatest fractures is racism. For far too long, people have shown prejudice toward people based on their skin color, background, and ethnicity. Yet when Jesus came and died for us, he declared that we are all equal. Maybe it’s time we start living that way. Ephesians 2:14