CURRENT SERMON SERIES

A Series on the Book of Romans - The Gospel of God

September 2019 - March 2020

Part 1:  The Gospel of God (Romans 1:1-17)

In Pastor Dennis's message, he introduces us to the book of Romans.  Paul begins Romans by confirming his credentials and conveying his passion. He assured them his teaching was by the authority of his God-appointed apostleship.  What God had promised long ago was now fulfilled in Jesus and Paul wrote to affirm this marvelous good news of God’s plan of salvation.

Part 2:  The Gospel of God (Romans 1:18-32)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the second message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In these verses, we find that both the righteousness of God and the wrath of God are revealed.  What is this all about?

Part 3:  The Judgement of God (Romans 2:1-16)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the third message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In these verses, we find out that there is a judgement of God coming and all of us is without excuse.  What do we do?

Part 4:  What Does it Mean to be God's People (Romans 2:17-29)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the fourth message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In these verses, we find out what it means to be God's people.

Part 5:  We Find the Cross of Jesus (Romans 3:19-26)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the fifth message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In these verses on the gospel of God, we find at its very center the cross of Jesus.

Part 6:  In Faith (Romans 4:1-25)

Pastor Tim leads us in the sixth message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  How are we justified, we are justified through faith.  Why is it through faith and what do we put our faith in?

Part 7:  We are Justified by God (Romans 5:1-11)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the seventh message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  This message is the first half of the message "We are Justified by God".  We are justified by God.....therefore we should expect the following.

Part 8:  We are Justified by God (Romans 5:1-11)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the eighth message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  This message is the second half of the message "We are Justified by God".  We are justified by God.....therefore we should expect the following.

Part 9:  What Shall We Say Then? (Romans 6:1-14)

Pastor Tim leads us in the ninth message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  Romans 6 starts off with a question - are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?  What is Paul's answer?

Part 10:  Born Again, but Life Still Seems Messy. (Romans 7:7-8:1)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the tenth message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  We have acknowledged Christ as Lord and Savior.  But, as Paul states, we have the desire to do right but we still do what we do not want to do.  How do we deal with the sin in us?

Part 11:  In Christ...Alive in the Spirit. (Romans 8:1-17)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the eleventh message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  Are we walking according to the flesh or according to the Spirit?  Set your mind on the Spirit.

Part 12:  Christian Hope...Now Present, to be Revealed. (Romans 8:18-27)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the twelfth message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  Sin is the cause of all the suffering that exists in the creation of God.  But believers are to live in the hope of the 'glory' that is revealed in Christ. 

Part 13:  Experience God Loving Us. (Romans 8:26-39)

Pastor Dennis leads us in part 13 message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  We find out in these verses that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.  So how do we respond?  If God is for us, who can be against us?  Who can separate us from the love of Christ?

Paul’s letter to the Romans answers some very basic and fundamental spiritual questions. What happened to our relationship with God? What are the consequences? How can it be restored?  Paul introduces the good news of salvation in the beginning.  However, if there is good news, there is also bad news.  The bad news is that every person since Adam has sinned and is deserving of  eternal divine judgment and condemnation.  But God, through His Son Jesus Christ, has given everyone the opportunity to not be part of that condemnation.

Part 14:  God's Purpose, it's by Faith. (Romans 9:1-16 & 30-33)

Pastor Dennis continues the sermon series on the book of Romans.  God's purpose and the responsibility of man are linked in our understanding of the Gospel of God.   Hold tightly to both.

Part 15:  One Way of Salvation. (Romans 10:1-13 & 21)

Pastor Tim continues the sermon series on the book of Romans.  Romans 10:9-10 carefully describe the two steps in believing and confessing that is needed for a person to be born-again.  Have you personally taken these two steps in your personal life?  

Part 16:  God's Sovereign Plan for Offering Grace. (Romans 11:1-11, 19-23, 29-36)

Pastor Tim continues the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In God's greatness and wisdom, He provides a way of salvation by grace.  We have a choice: humble ourselves and call out to God, or, reject God and harden our hearts.

Part 17:  Living in Christ...First Steps. (Romans 12:1-8)

Pastor Dennis continues the sermon series on the book of Romans.  Paul tells us that we are, by the mercies of God, to present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.  How do we do that?

Part 18:  Living Out the Will of God. (Romans 12:3-21)

Pastor Dennis continues the sermon series on the book of Romans.  The foundation is set (Romans 12:1-8).  Now we are to present ourselves to God, being transformed by the renewal of our minds, humility, and serving through spiritual gifts and faith in God for that service.

Part 19:  God's Authority and Us. (Romans 13:1-14)

Pastor Dennis continues the sermon series on the book of Romans.  The word submit is looked at negatively in today's world.  But Paul said that as believers in Christ we should follow the rules set forth by the government, remembering that  God, as the true authority, established it.  How do we do that? 

Part 20:  Judging Brothers. (Romans 14:1-12)

Pastor Tim continues the sermon series on the book of Romans.  How should I react to Christians who live out their faith differently than I think Christians should?  

Part 21:  Judging, Serving and Chasing (Romans 14:13-15:7)

Pastor Tim continues the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In these passages, Paul gives us instructions on how we should treat each other as brothers in Christ. 


Christmas 2019 & New Years 2020

Sunday (12/22) Message:  The Birth of a Savior (Luke 2:1-20)

In the Sunday before Christmas message, Pastor Tim asks the question, 'What is the Christmas Messge'?  It is 'good news of great joy' for all people'.  But who is this child and what is our response?

Christmas Eve Message:  Christmas & Traditions (Matthew 2:1-12)

In the Christmas Eve message, Pastor Dennis talks about Christmas and traditions.  Traditions are what we do, but do we understand why we do what we do?

Sunday (12/29) Message:  NLC Expecting More in 2020 (Hebrews 6:9-20)

In the his message before the new year, Pastor Dennis talks about expecting more in 2020.  What should Northern Lakes Church look for in 2020 using the hope of God as our anchor?

Sunday (01/05) Message:  NLC Core Values (1 Timothy 3:14-16)

In 1 Timothy 3 the church is described.  In this message, Pastor Dennis uses these verses to tells us the core values of Northern Lakes Church and what they mean.

Sunday (01/12) Message:  NLC Core Values (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8)

Pastor Dennis continues his message on the core values of Northern Lakes Church.  The core values discussed in this message are; 'being a missionary to the community and to the world', 'come as you are' and 'authentic, heart=felt worship'. 

Sunday (01/19) Message:  NLC Core Values (John 3:1-8 & 14-17)

Pastor Dennis continues his message on the core values of Northern Lakes Church.  The core values discussed in this message are; 'transformational relationship with Jesus' and 'Bible & its authority in church and personal lives'. 


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?


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SERMON ARCHIVE

A Series on the Book of Philippians - Serving with Joy and Unity

June / August 2019

More than any other church, the believers in Philippi offered Paul material support for his ministry. Paul’s affection for these people is clear throughout the letter as he encouraged them to live out their faith in joy and unity.

Part 1:  Growing in Love for the Glory of God (Philippians 1:1-11)

Part 2:  Living for Jesus Amid Difficulties (Philippians 1:12-30)

Part 3:  Responding to God (Philippians 2:1-11)

Part 4:  Children of God (Philippians 2:12-18)

The God of Second Chances - A Series on the Book of Jonah

May - June 2019

When the call of God came to him, Jonah could not see beyond his own selfish desire for God to punish the Assyrians. How could God want him to take a message of mercy to such people? Before Jonah could relay God’s message, he had to be broken. He had to learn something about the mercy of the Lord. 

Part 1:  Serving the God of Second Chances (Jonah 1:1-17)

Part 2:  Jonah Prays (Jonah 1:17-2:10)

Part 3:  God Gives a Second Chance (Jonah 3:1-10)

Part 4:  Window into Jonah's Heart (Jonah 4:1-11)

The Cross of Jesus

March - April 2019

The cross is one of the most well-known symbols of Christianity.  But its significants lies lies far deeper than a piece of jewelry wrapped around your neck or wrist.  "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18. 

Part 1:  Truth of the Cross

Part 2:  God in Christ...on the Cross

In his second message on the cross of Jesus, Pastor Dennis discussed how the cross saves us.  God in Christ equals the substitute.  Because God is holy and righteous, He can forgive.

However, we regret to state that due to unfortunate circumstances, the second message was not recorded.

Part 3:  It is Finished (John 19:17-37)

Part 4:  He Is Risen! (2 Timothy 1:10 & Ephesians 2:1-6)

James - Faith and Works.

January - March 2019

The Book of James was written by James, the brother of Jesus.  James's readers were suffering persecution and living in poverty.  They were in social and spritual conflict.  Many of the believers were living in a worldly manner.    James corrects them and challenges them  to seek God's wisdom to work out these problems.  Christians must live out their faith.  They should be doers, not just hearers, of God's Word.

Part 2:  Christians and Temptation

Part 3:  Be Hearers & Doers

Part 4:  God's Favorite

Part 5:  Saving Faith

Part 6:  A Christian and Their Tongue

Part 7:  Christians and "the Self"

Part 8:  God's Authority in a Christian's Life

Part 9:  How We Keep God Real in Our Lives

The Sermon on the Mount

July - October 2018

In the book of Matthew, Jesus starts preaching to his disciples and we see Him essentially showing us what true believers look, act, and live like, through the counter-cultural teachings & Spirit-filled life found in the Sermon on the Mount.  This sermon series is based upon Matthew 5-7. 

Part 1: A Study of God's Will

Part 2: The Beatitudes I

Part 3: The Beatitudes II

Part 4: God's Purpose for Christians

Part 5: The Lord's Prayer

Part 6: The Lord's Prayer

Part 7: Judge not...be not Judged

Part 8: Alerts from Jesus

Part 9: The Authority of Jesus

2 Timothy - Generation to Generation

In the book of 2 Timothy, Paul's last known writing, Paul writes to Timothy reminding him of that which is spiritually important and that which he’s prayed for, asking God to do/make real in Timothy’s life and experience with God.  In this series, Pastor Dennis and Pastor Tim are team-preaching, focusing on how each geneartion can help the other generations live better for Christ. 

Part 1: 2 Timothy 1:1-5

November - December 2018

Part 2: 2 Timothy 1:1-7

Part 3: 2 Timothy 1:3-14

Part 4: 2 Timothy 1:6-11

Part 5: 2 Timothy 1:12-18

Part 6: 2 Timothy 1:12-18

Colossians

March-May 2017

In this sermon series, Pastor Dennis focuses on the book of Colossians, with its themes of Christ's Preeminence and Sufficiency in all things.   

Part 1: A Sermon Jesus Preached

Part 2: Praying for the Will of God

Part 3: Jesus is God

Part 4: The Mystery of God. What does Paul Mean?

Part 5: Dead... Made Alive and Forgiven

Part 6: How do Christians 'Fit' into Today's World?

Part 7: "On" and "Off"... Spiritual Growing

Part 8: Family Relationships 

Part 9: Changed People and Me... 

The Kingdom of God

January-February 2017

In this sermon series, Pastor Dennis focuses on the parables told by Jesus.  The overarching theme is that Jesus speaks in parables so that all can understand. 

Part 1: Introduction to the Kingdom of God

Part 2: Why in Parables?

Part 3: Parable of the Sower

Part 4: Like Weeds and Wheat

Part 5: Like the Mustard Seed

Part 6: Like a Treasure & Pearl

Part 7: Like a "Dragnet"

Part 8: Conclusion

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