February 15, 2015
New to Northpoint? If you have questions and want to know more about us, stop by the Information Center at the east side of the Foyer. Pick up a visitor’s packet, or just talk to some of the friendly people there about Northpoint.
GROWTH GROUPS – GET CONNECTED
We believe major life change happens when we are committed to applying the truths of Scripture while living life together. We also believe this kind of living happens best in small groups, or Growth Groups. Groups meet at various times and places during the week. For more, visit the Ministries page at northpointcorona.org.
THE GOSPEL AT NORTHPOINT
A gospel which is only about the moment of conversion but does not extend to every moment of life in Christ is too small. – Fred Sanders
Worship Leader: Tri Nguyen
Today’s Message: Fff – James 4:7-12
What Works Are Worth [A Study through the Letter of James] – Pastor John Sloan
Benediction: Pastor Scott Williams
LOOKING AHEAD AT NORTHPOINT
GriefShare is a ministry here at NP for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The new session begins February 24, at 7:00 p.m., in the Auditorium Music Room. To pre-register, or to inquire about being a facilitator, please visit our table in the Foyer TODAY!
Get your tickets now! The Northpoint 2015 Women’s Conference, Good News for Weary Women: Escaping the Bondage of To-Do Lists, Steps, and Bad Advice, will be Saturday, March 7. Renowned author and teacher Elyse M. Fitzpatrick will be the featured speaker. Register TODAY in the foyer or click here to register online.
Our next Carranza Mission Trip is March 20-22. All team members must have a valid passport. Get the process started now at the Corona Public Library. Sign up for the trip beginning February 22 in the Foyer. Click here for more.
Want to keep up to date with all that is happening here at Northpoint and get a special email note from Pastor John each week? Sign up to receive NP News, by contacting Bob Brown.
THIS WEEK AT NORTHPOINT *
Preservice Prayer, 8:00 a.m., Auditorium Prayer Room
Adult Discipleship Groups (Classes), 9:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m., Heritage Hall
The Church at Work: Calling, Vocation and the Kingdom of God, 9:00 a.m., Heritage Hall
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 1:00 p.m., Auditorium Music Room
Revolve (College Age Group), 6:00 p.m., at the Clubbs’ Home (1518 South Main St., Corona, 92882)
Church Office Closed in Honor of Presidents’ Day
Men’s Prayer Time, 6:00 p.m., Courtyard
Men of the Word (Men’s Bible Study and Small Groups), 7:00 p.m., Heritage Hall
Women of the Word (Woman’s Bible Study and Small Groups), 6:00 p.m., Heritage Hall
Senior High Youth Group, 7:00 p.m., T202/203
Wednesday Men of the Word (Men’s Bible Study and Small Groups), 6:00 a.m., Heritage Hall
Women of the Word (Women’s Bible Study and Small Groups), 9:00 a.m., Heritage Hall Women’s Prayer Time, 11:45 a.m., Auditorium Family Room
ESL (English as a Second Language), 6:30 p.m., Heritage Hall
Awana (Kids 3 years old to 6th Grade), 6:30 p.m., Campus-wide
Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., Auditorium Music Room
Junior High Youth Group, 6:30 p.m., T202/203
Rejoice! Children’s Choir, 6:45 p.m., T100
A Mother’s Place, 9:00 a.m., Heritage Hall
Pieces of Love Quilters’ Group, 9:00 a.m., T100
Revolve Departs for Retreat, Pine Mountain Club, Frazier Park
Awana Games Practice, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Northpoint
Pieces of Love Quilters’ Group Party, 10:00 a.m., Heritage Hall
2.24 GriefShare Begins, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium Music Room
3.7 Women’s Conference, 9:00 a.m., Auditorium
* For the latest each week, contact Bob Brown to receive the NP All-Church email, NP News.
WINDOW INTO NORTHPOINT – REVOLVE
Revolve is the college and young adult ministry of our church. We get together every Sunday evening to grow as a community while we experience the challenges that come with life in college and at the beginning of important life decisions. We accomplish that through small groups, group study and discussion, and pursuing each other in friendships. Currently, Revolve is going through a survey of every book in Scripture to get a better understanding of the entire picture of redemption. Each week we read one book and then spend time Sunday evening discussing themes, theology, and application.
One of the best ways to get acquainted with Revolve is to join us for a retreat. Our Winter Retreat is taking place February 20-22, in Frazier Park, at the Pine Mountain Club. We’ll be taking a tour through the book of Revelation with guest speaker Dr. Greg Harris, Professor of Bible Exposition at the Master’s Seminary. The cost for the weekend is $100.00, and scholarships are available if needed.
Pastor John Sloan
Introduction: Nothing tests our understanding of, and commitment to the gospel more than living with broken and sinful people (like us) on a broken and sin-cursed world (like ours). It’s fair to say that it’s in our relationships, perhaps, more than any other area, that what we truly believe comes out. But how do we make sense of all the conflict we experience? And what, if anything, can we do about it?
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION & DISCOVERY
1. What does James mean when he says that our passions are at war within us (verse 1)? Where do ungodly desires come from?
2. How desperate would you say you are in your prayers? What does it mean to ask God for something “wrongly” (verse 3)?
3. What does “friendship with the world” (verse 4) look like in everyday life? How does that put a person “at enmity with God”?
4. How is intentionally engaging unbelievers different than pursuing friendship with the world?
5. In what specific ways have you seen God’s grace at work in your life this week, particularly in your relationships?