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Sermon Notes from 9/25

Food from the Table Mark 7:24-37 “Her pluck and persistence are a testimony to her trust in the sufficiency and surplus of Jesus: his provision for the disciples and Israel will be abundant enough to provide for one such as herself.”  James Edwards The Nature of Our Approach: We wrestle, struggle, and contend, and then… Continue Reading

Sermon Notes from Sunday

Matters of the Heart Mark 7:14-23 Living in this broken world means dealing with outside influences that can corrupt, taint and lead astray.  Bad company, persuasive co-workers and an onslaught of impure images (thrust in our faces virtually everywhere we turn) make honoring God a difficult task.  But Jesus says that outside influences are not… Continue Reading

Your Personal Invitation – A Quote

God is eager to pour His good gifts out for us. Not only is He willing, but also He is able to bless you beyond your wildest imagination. If you find yourself still hanging back, reluctant to crash uninvited into the presence of the King of the universe, then hang back no longer! God, through… Continue Reading

Strategic Prayer for Adventure Nights

Here it comes!  Adventure Nights is back – that fun, frenetic, rich, and meaningful week when hundreds gather every night at the Northpoint campus.  Yes, we want it to be fun.  By all means possible we reach out to connect to every person who comes.  We certainly desire that adrenaline flows, excitement abounds, and lasting memories ensue.… Continue Reading

God is Willing – A Quote

Most fathers love to be generous with their children.  Jesus understood this, and that is why he pointed to examples of fathers to explain God’s generosity in Matthew 7:9-11: “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?… Continue Reading

God of Peace, God of Power – A Quote

Prayer is an unnatural activity. From birth, we learn the rules of self-reliance as we strain and struggle toward independence, and frankly, prayer flies in the face of all that.  It is an assault on human autonomy, an indictment on self-sufficient living.  To people like me, who are fond of racing down the fast lane,… Continue Reading

For Your Happy Willingness – Anonymous

Thank you, Lord, for your “happy willingness” to create, as Tozer phrased it. Thank you that you were pleased to form the heavens and the earth, night and day, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Thank you that you lovingly and laughingly created the otter and the eel, the hawk and the hippopotamus, roses and orchids, black-eyed… Continue Reading

Lent: The Reality Behind the Season

“I don’t know where your son is.  He’s hiding in the garden, because he’s been bad.” A brief description of our youngest son’s offense followed this greeting at the end of a long workday.  The garden sure looked empty.  Not a hair to be seen in all his usual haunts.  He’s not at the side… Continue Reading


Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God – Andrew Murray There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying – John G. Lake You may pray for an hour and still not pray.  You may meet God for a moment and then be in touch with… Continue Reading

What Prayer Is All About

The Prayer Ministries at Northpoint Evangelical Free Church is not about prayer.  It’s about God.  The purpose of prayer isn’t so much to get answers.  It’s to draw close to Him.  Through prayer we… Enjoy access into God’s presence (Psalm 16:11) Come to know God’s mind (Luke 24:45; John 14:26, 16:13) Receive the ability to… Continue Reading