Join us at the next Sunday worship service: In-Person 9:00am & 10:45am, Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

Join us at the next Sunday worship service: In-Person 9:00am & 10:45am, Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

Join us at the next Sunday worship service:
In-Person
9:00am & 10:45am,
Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

Daily Devotional

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Work in Progress

November 19, 2014

The definition of perfection is the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects, the act of making something that can’t be improved. I think we would all like to obtain…

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Idol Fascination

November 18, 2014

If I told the average person on the street that they serve “idols” they would conjure up images of ancient Rome or Babylon bowing before huge statues of gold, silver or bronze. But you don’t have to have a time machine…

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The Perfect Resume?

November 17, 2014

Most of us have slaved over a resume at one time or another.  It is one sheet upon which you inform a potential employer about all your good qualities in an effort to distinguish your work and experience from the…

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Philippians Chapter 2 Recap

November 14, 2014

I hope you are enjoying our current teaching series, “The Pursuit of Joy” based on the book of Philippians. It is one of my favorite books in the Bible for several reasons. For one, there is a wonderful note of…

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Thermometer or Thermostat?

November 13, 2014

Confused? The title needs an explanation. I was reading a church blog when the following line jumped out at me: “The trouble with him is he’s a thermometer and not a thermostat!” The person being quoted explained that a thermometer…

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United We Stand

November 12, 2014

“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…

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Meet The Killjoys

November 11, 2014

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,…

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The True Servant’s Heart

November 10, 2014

Every one of us knows at least one person who will do about anything possible for you. I have met many such people at Northstar. They are willing to change their plans and help you at the drop of a…

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Philippians, Paul And Your Pastor

November 7, 2014

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…

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Distractions? Or Opportunities?

November 6, 2014

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…

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Choose Joy

November 5, 2014

“Joy is the serious business of heaven.” C.S. Lewis Are you enjoying the journey of your life? Is it meaningful? Is it an abundant life? Is it purpose-driven? Is it a joyful life? All too often we choose to have…

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Happiness Vs. Joy

November 4, 2014

Is there that much difference between happiness and joy? I heard somewhere that the word “happiness” in ancient times meant lucky, chance or turning out well. So logic would suggest that happiness is based upon you being fortunate or opportunistic.…