WISDOM FOR THE TIMES
We face big questions today. Questions like, “Who’s in charge? Who’s running the show? Who can I trust?” Questions so big they sometimes feel like obstacles, especially in the times we are facing right now. It’s easy to slip into an attitude of, “What’s the point?” when it feels like those in charge . . . those with the power . . . are heading in directions that feel so completely wrong. We need wisdom . . . wisdom for the times.
Is it possible to see our reflection and forget what we look like? How many of us have left the house with hair out of place or little pieces of toilet paper covering shaving cuts? The Bible says (James 1:22-25) when we hear the word of God but don’t do what it says, we are like a person who sees their reflection but forgets what they look like. Not seeing ourselves through God’s eyes can lead to more than the mere embarrassment. The consequences can be eternal. Join us in our series, Reflections, as we look into the mirror of God’s word.
Written six hundred years before the birth of Christ, the book of Isaiah is often called the fifth Gospel. You know, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Isaiah. Wait, how could Isaiah be called one of the Gospels? The Gospels are eyewitness accounts of the life of Jesus; but Isaiah was long dead and gone by the time Jesus arrived here on earth. It is called the fifth Gospel because the prophecies that Isaiah made regarding things that would happen in and around Jesus’ life are so detailed it is as if he was there. We are going to look at just one of Isaiah’s prophecies…Isaiah 53…in a series called “The Prediction.”
Is it possible for me to do or say something that could cause God to decide he has had enough of me? That’s the question we are exploring as we look at Roman’s chapter 11.
Like most organizations, True North Church has a mission statement. We’re going to talk about our mission statement, how it was formed, and why we believe God placed True North Church here.
January 10, 17, 24
Ever been sitting around as a family when the “birth stories” began? “I remember when you were born . . . I was in labor 43 hours!” or, “You tried to come out bottom first!” But how would you describe the birth of a church?
DRESS FOR THE JOB YOU WANT, NOT THE ONE YOU HAVE
Peter was a fisherman when he met Jesus, who told him that he would be “a fisher of men” (Luke 5:1-11), but after Jesus’ death Peter went back to fishing. So how did Peter go from there to fulfilling the role Jesus had said he would have? Our teacher today is Christoph Koenig.