United We Stand

“It’s easy to get good players. Gettin’ em to play together, that’s the hard part.”—Casey Stengel. Many people think you need a whole bunch of superstars to make a team effective. Not necessarily. We have all seen teams that have less talent, but succeeded because they worked together as a team. In the New Testament,…

Meet The Killjoys

In Sunday’s message, I talked about three joy-killers: disunity, pride and selfishness. And I talked about the solutions to each. The Northstar vision is to help the whole world find and follow Jesus. We need to agree on our mission, our purpose, our future and the path to that future. In fact, we as a…

Philippians, Paul And Your Pastor

Philippians is about Christ in our life, Christ as our goal, Christ as our strength, and joy through suffering. It was written during Paul’s imprisonment in Rome, about thirty years after Christ’s ascension. You may be wondering why I chose Philippians to be one of the two teaching series where we use a more expository…

Distractions? Or Opportunities?

MEH. That’s urban slang for indifference or lack of enthusiasm; to be used when one doesn’t seem to care. Sometimes life is “meh,” when circumstances and distractions are invading every part of your life. And the distractions are becoming more difficult to deal with because my guardrails no longer fend them off. The distractions can…