A Series on the Book of 1 Timothy - Spiritual Leadership

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 1:1-11)

As a follower of Christ, we must emphasize love, not law.  If our desire is to witness a real difference in people's lives, then we must meet them where they are and show them the love of Christ, never judging them.  We will not sway from the Word of God, we will stand firm in His truth, but witness God's gift of grace through faith.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 1:12-20)

The enemy desires to destroy our fellowship, gratitude, humility, and faith.  We are in constant battle against these forces.  We must rely on the Gospel, God's grace and have strong faith and trust He will guide us through these battles.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 2:1-7)

Our top priority in the church must be prayer.  Above all things, we must pray for the salvation for the lost.  We must pray they come to the Father through Jesus, and pray they receive the freedom we have in Christ our Savior.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 2:8-15)

God desires our holiness within the church.  God desires us to have peace within the church.  We are called to be Holy and not happy.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 3:1-2)

Effective leaders are those we can trust.  Effective leaders live above reproach in their marriages, minds, and manners.  If we desire to be an effective leader of our community, this must start within our home.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 3:3)

What does an effective leader look like?  Any effective biblical leader cannot let anger, alcohol, or money control them.  Instead, they must allow Christ to be in control of everything.  This is how we can lead others to Him.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 3:6-7)

As biblical leaders, we must avoid the pitfalls of leadership, which are the honor and dishonor of men and women.

Paul instructs Timothy on how the church is effectively lead.  Throughout the book, we see that what a church believes will directly shape how its members live and behave.  The church's theology and beliefs must constantly be critiqued and formed by scriptures and the good news about Jesus.  The church should be know for its devotion to it's Lord, Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

To be effective servants helping the church be all that God called it to be, we must be genuine servants.  We must be serious, sober, and straightforward in our service for Christ.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 4:1-8)

Deceptive Delicacies - If we're going to remain vital in our churches and our own spiritual lives, we must watch out for the false doctrine of self-help spirituality and instead feast at the table of God's word with exercise in the gym of good works.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 4:9-16 & 5:1-16)

The Battlefield of Truth - Are you developing your spiritual muscles on the battlefield for God?  We must preach, practice, and persevere in God's word and set an example by our speech, life, love, faith, and purity.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 5:1-16)

Silver in Their Hair - In a culture that values it's elderly less and less, God calls us as a church to treat the elderly like family and like a fortune.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 6:1-2)

Worthy Works - In Paul's culture, there was a great social and legal gulf separating masters and slaves.   But as Christians, masters, and slaves become spiritual equals, brothers and sisters in Christ (Gal 3:28).  Pual did not speak against the institution of slavery, but he gave guidelines for Christian slaves and Christian masters.  This can be applied to the employer / employee relationship today.

Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021

Sunday (12/20) Message:  Light / Darkness (Isaiah 9:2-7)

Pastor Dennis gives us the Christmas message through the book of Isaiah.  Experience the coming of the Light of God.  Experience the Wonderful Counselor and the Mighty God.

Christmas Eve Message:  Good News of Great Joy (Luke 2:1-20)

Pastor Tim answers the following questions in this Christmas Eve message. What happened at Christmas and what is Christmas all about?  More importantly, what is the response to Christmas?

Sunday (12/27) Message:  He Shall be Called... (Isaiah 9:2-7)

Pastor Dennis gives us part 2 of the Christmas message through the book of Isaiah.  Jesus is given many names and through these names we know one thing...He reigns.  Experience the peace of Christmas knowing that he reigns.

Sunday (01/03) Message:  NLC Core Values (Joshua 24:14-28)

In this message, Pastor Dennis gives an overview of two core values of Northern Lakes Church - transformational relationship with Jesus Christ and the Bible's authority in our church and in our lives.

Sunday (01/10) Message:  NLC Core Values (Joshua 24:14-15, 1 Timothy 3:14-15)

In this message, Pastor Dennis gives an overview of the rest of the core values of Northern Lakes Church - authentic, comtemporary worship, come as you are, emphasis on family and mission involvement locally and to the world.

A Short Sermon Series on Questions People Have Asked

July 2019

Part 1:  The Bible and Christian Faith Today (2 Timothy 3:10-17)

In his first message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis reveals how important the Bible is in the christian faith today.  The Bible reveals God to us through His own Word.

Part 2:  Tithe...What's it About? (Malachi 3:6-12)

In the second message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis addresses the question - Is the tithe only to the local church or does it include all charitable giving?

Part 3:  Family & VBS Day (Ephesians 6:1-4 & Ephesians 3:14-21)

In the third message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis addresses these questions regarding family.  What can I do for my children to bring them close to God and away from the world?  The second - marriage (combined families) with young and adult children, grandchildren being part of this.

Part 4:  Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People (1 Peter 4:12-19)

In the fourth message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis addresses the question - Why do bad things happen to good people?

Northern Lakes Church


A Second Series on the Book of 2 Timothy - The Will of God for Me, April 2021 - May 2021

A Series on Easter 2021 - The Cross,

March 2021 - April 2021

A Series on the Book of Revelation - The Alpha and the Omega, September 2020 - March 2021

A Series on Psalms and Proverbs, June - August 2020

A Series on the Book of Romans - The Gospel of God, September 2019 - March 2020

A Series on the Book of Jonah - Serving with Joy and Unity, June / August 2019

The God of Second Chances - A Series on the Book of Jonah, May - June 2019

The Cross of Jesus, March - April 2019

The Book of James - Faith and Works, March - April 2019

Sermon Series on the Sermon on the Mount July - October 2018

Sermon Series on the book of 2 Timothy: Generation to Generation November - December 2018

The Book of Colossians - Jesus + Nothing, March - May 2017

The Parables of Jesus,

January - February 2017