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.

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.

A Series on the Book of Revelation - The Alpha and the Omega

September 2020 - March 2021

Part 1:  Revelation - Introduction (Revelation 1:1-11)

In Pastor Dennis's message, he introduces us to the book of Revelation.  We find out at the very beginning of Revelations that "blessed" are those who hear and keep what is written in it, for the time is near.  The second coming of Christ is also talked about and He is described as the Alpha and the Omega.  What does this all mean?

Part 3:  Revelation - Message to Ephesus & Smyrna (Revelation 2:1-11)

Chapter 2 starts the message to the seven churches.   Pastor Dennis lets us know that the messages are outlined in the following way - the revelation focus, what God knows, the identified problem, action needed and the overcomer promise.  We can use each message to identify how we can grow in our relationship with God.

Part 5:  Revelation - Alive in Christ (Revelation 3:1-13)

In this message Pastor Tim summarizes the messages to Sardis and Philadelphia.  Sardis has a reputation of being alive but Christ tells them they are dead.  Christ tells Philadelphia that they have kept His word and have not denied His name.  Sardis needs to repent while Philadelphia is promised to be kept from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world.

Part 7:  Revelation - Be Zealous and Repent (Revelation 3:14-22)

In this message Pastor Dennis summarizes the message to Laodicea.  Jesus called Laodicea 'lukewarm' and because of this he said he will spit the church out of His mouth.  What does 'lukewarm' mean and how can we prevent that from happening in our lives?

Part 8:  Revelation - Looking into Heaven (Revelation 4:1-11)

In this message Pastor Dennis gives us heavenly realities as describe in Revelation 4.  We know that God is on the throne (verse 2), He is holy (as worshipped by the 4) and He is worthy (as worshipped by the 24).  What does that mean for us in 2020.

Part 9: Revelation - The Lion and the Lamb (Revelation 5:1-14)

In Pastor Dennis's message on Revelation 5, we find the description of Jesus.  Jesus is described as the Lion but also described as the Lamb. How can both descriptions work?  As we explore the answer, we also find out something else. He is worthy of our praise!

Part 10:  Revelation - Keeping Faithful (Revelation 1-5)

In this message, Pastor Tim reviews the first five chapters of the Book of Revelation.  First, Christ is revealed and then we find out that blessed are those who hear and keep what is written in this book.  Lastly we find out what hope there is in these changing times.

Part 12:  Revelation - The End Begins (Revelation 6:1-7:17)

Pastor Dennis gives us this message on the beginning of the end.  The seals open and we find out what must happen.  All of mankind is shaken, but who can stand?

Part 13:  Revelation - The End is Coming (Revelation 8:1-13)

Pastor Tim continues the message on the coming of the end.  The last seal is opened and there was silence in heaven!  Then seven trumpets were given to seven angels.  As each trumpet blows, God brings justice.

Part 14:  Revelation - The Sweet and Bitter End (Revelation 10)

In Pastor Dennis's message on Revelation 10 we find a rare instance, God instructs John not to reveal what he has just seen and heard.  This is an important reminder that God alone knows everything.  We are not meant to know all things and cannot claim to know all things.

The book of Revelation pronounces a blessing to those read, hear and keep what is written (Revelation 1:3).  Those who understand the revelation of Jesus Christ through John's vision and live such that they have "kept" what it reveals - is blessed.  Northern Lakes will be going through each chapter in the book of Revelation.  May the Lord bless all of us with the reading, hearing and keeping of this word. 

Part 15:  Revelation - The Justice of God (Revelation 10:1 - 11:19)

Pastor Dennis gives this message on the justice of God.  We see God mightedly at work in this chapter.  And as the seventh trumpet sounds, heaven praises God for His righteous judgement on evil.

Part 16:  Revelation - God Reigns, Evil Attacks (Revelation 12:1 - 13:18)

Pastor Dennis continues on with the sermon series on the Book of Revelation.  In these chapters we see that there is a spiritual war going on, both in heaven and on earth.  But, we know that the authority of God is greater than evil.

Part 17:  Revelation - A Clear Distinction Is Made (Revelation 14)

Pastor Tim gives us this message where a clear distinction is made.  Who will you worship?  Are you living for what does not last or for that which never ends?

Part 18:  Revelation - It is Finished (Revelation 15:1-16:21)

Pastor Dennis gives us this message on these two chapters of Revelation.  The seven bowls are introduced in chapter 15 and described in chapter 16.  The 7 bowls are the third in a set of 3 cycles of devine plagues.  This set is the most severe, total destruction (the judgement of God and the isolation of evil).

Part 19:  Revelation - A Call for Faithfulness (Revelation 17-18)

Pastor Tim gives us this message on these two chapters of Revelation.  In chapter 17 the great prostitute and the beast are mentioned and the dwellers of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life marvel to see them.  But the Lamb will conquer them!  

Part 20:  Revelation - Hallelujah's Heard in Heaven (Revelation 19:1-21)

Pastor Dennis gives us this message on Revelation 19.  Up to this point, the earth has been subjected to a series of judgements by God.  Now John hears voices praising God which leads into the second coming of Christ and the final battle.

Part 21:  Revelation - Christ Reigns (Revelation 20:1-15)

Pastor Dennis gives us this message on Revelation 20.  After 1,000 years, Satan is released and defeated and sent into the lake of fire forever.  Then the White Throne Judgement.  Is your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life?

Part 22:  Revelation - God Makes Everything New (Revelation 21)

Pastor Tim gives us this message on Revelation 21.  The old has passed away and all things are made new, including a new Jerusalem.  God will dwell with them and His glory gives it light.

Part 23:  Revelation - The Last Words (Revelation 22)

Pastor Deebus gives us this message on Revelation 22.  In this final chapter we get a glimpse of the future.  Then John completes Revelation by including another reassurance from Christ that these are His words.

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