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September 20, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides


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Biblical Worship of God

Romans 12:1-2

Professor Craig Hawkins, NP Adult Discipleship Group Leader

Overview: What is biblical worship of God, and how would He have us do it? Have you ever asked yourself: What is true worship of the true God? Where and when should I worship God? How should and how do I worship God? Roman 12:1-2, along with passages such as John 4:20-25, tells us the answers to these questions. We would do well to pay careful attention to them. Romans 12:1-2 is our main text for today.

01. We are called/commanded to be “living sacrifices.” This concept contains the idea of presenting ourselves to God for dedication, service, and His glory. See, for example, Luke 2:22; Romans 6:13; Ephesians 5:27; and Colossians 1:28.

02. The Greek word for “spiritual,” logikosversus pneumatikos:

03. The Greek word for “worship,” latreuo(n. latreia) versus proskuneo. Moreover, we should not overly subscribe to the so-called sacred vs. secular distinction.

04. We are not to be conformed to this world, or the pattern of this world, but we are to be “transformed by the renewing” of our minds. Positively, this is done through the four means of grace: the word of God, prayer, fellowship, and communion.

05. Spiritual worship of God is directly directed by Him to us. Our worship of God should be informed, empowered, and inspired by Him to equip us—individually and collectively—for works of service to and for Him. From this incredible passage, we see that we should worship God in all ways and everywhere, out of motives of love and to Him for who He is and what He has done for us! Worship of God is for our good and His glory. To God alone be the praise and glory!


  1. What does it mean to be a “living sacrifice’?
  2. What is biblical worship of God, and where, then, and how should we worship God? Why should we want to worship God this way? Is singing the only or main way to worship God?
  3. What is “spiritual” worship of God? What does it look like, or how would we do it? Why might Paul have used the Greek word logikos rather than the normal Greek word pneumatikos?
  4. Why should we find the difference between the Greek word latreuo (n. latreia) versus proskuneo interesting and insightful?
  5. What is the sacred/secular distinction, and how does it apply to our worship of God?
  6. How can we live to see ourselves not conformed to this world’s beliefs and values, but on the contrary, transformed by the renewing of our minds?
  7. What will/should be the results of knowing and doing the aforementioned matters?
Special Online Prayer Gathering

Special Online Prayer Gathering

Northpoint is planning to join with two prayer events in Washington D.C. on September 26. Both events involve calling on God for the sake of our country. We’ll gather online for a Zoom event: Franklin Graham’s Prayer March around the Mall at 12:00 p.m. The Return taking place at 9:00 a.m. between the Washington Monument and Capitol Hill.… Continue Reading

September 13, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

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Congregational Meeting – TONIGHT!

Congregational Meeting – TONIGHT!

A Special Congregational Meeting has been scheduled for TONIGHT, September 12, on campus, after our evening service (at around 7:45 p.m.), to present the Elder candidates, James Aeschliman, Mark Blincoe, and Perry Schaefer for affirmation. (See their bios HERE.) The meeting will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube for those who can’t attend in person. The meeting will be in-person on campus and… Continue Reading

Saturday Night Service at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Night Service at 6:00 p.m.

Join us THIS Saturday, September 19, at 6:00 p.m., for our outdoor, evening service. We’ll also continue with our new NP K!DS HangTime. See the story below. Saturday, our own Professor Craig Hawkins, will be with us to preach from Romans 12:1-2, Biblical Worship of God, where we will answer this question: What is biblical worship of God, and how would He… Continue Reading

NP K!DS Saturday Night

NP K!DS Saturday Night

The NP Leadership Team has given the green light for us to hang out with your kids during our Saturday night outdoor service! We’re calling it HangTime–and it continues THIS Saturday! Here’s how it works: all children begin the service worshiping for a time with their parents. Then, at some point before the sermon, the kids, 3 years-6th grade, are… Continue Reading

NP Online Care Card

NP Online Care Card

One way to stay connected with your NP family is to fill out the new confidential NP Online Care Card. Once submitted, the card will be reviewed by the Northpoint Care Team. If you so indicate on the card, someone from the team will contact you. In addition, you can always call the Church Office at… Continue Reading

September 6, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

9.6.2020 Click HERE to download Sermon Notes, Slides, & Song Sheets SERMON NOTES Truly This Man Was the Son of God Mark 15:1-39 Tony Chute, Lead Pastor Overview: The conspiracy to end the ministry of Jesus finds its fulfillment with His death on the cross. The chief priests, elders, and scribes hand Him over to be executed by… Continue Reading