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

September 2020 - 

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 6:  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 7:  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.

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 8:  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 9:  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.

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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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 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 spiritual 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 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


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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