Thursday, December 29, 2016

Elder, John Duebel
Introduction: Lessons from Christmas classics
Proposition: Through these two songs we can learn a valuable lesson to be applied all year long.

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December 18, 2016 ~ "Christmas Gifts"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15
Proposition: In Micah 5:4-5 we find some benefits we receive through Christ.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

December 11, 2016 ~ "Christmas at the Feet of Jesus"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Two sisters & very different reactions 
Proposition: In Luke 10:38-42 we discover how to properly celebrate Christmas.

Monday, December 5, 2016

December 4, 2016 ~ "Stoking or Quenching?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Don’t say no, but say yes as God directs you by His Spirit 
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 5:19-24 we will examine some ways we must yield to the Holy Spirit’s work in us.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

November 27, 2016 ~ "What's in a Name?"

Kevin Wooster
Introduction: Today, we are going to talk about the power in God’s name and look at seven points found in Scripture.
Proposition: The power of God’s name can deliver us, it saves us, gives us life, justifies us, sanctifies us, protects us and it helps us.

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November 20, 2016 ~ "Thanksgiving 2016"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Paul gives 3 commands and not suggestions.
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 we find three Christian attitudes that should be expressed in our lives.

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November 13, 2016 ~ "God's Family Responsibilities"

Pastor Neal Brown

Introduction: Are we each fulfilling our responsibilities?
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15 we find some responsibilities we must all fulfill in the body.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

November 6, 2016 ~ "The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church"

Today we spent time focusing on and praying for our bothers and sisters in Christ around the world who face the persecution Jesus said we would face.  Pastor Neal Brown shared the thoughts recorded here.  Then we prayed WITH them - as one body - with the requests THEY pray for...

1. That they would love Christ more than life.
2. That they would love even their enemies
3. That they would rejoice in sharing the sufferings of Christ
4. That God would give the right words so they would fearlessly make Christ known.
5. That they would trust God & rest in His sufficient grace
6. For healing & physical needs… For the families, widows & orphans.
7. For us to continue to stand as one with them & for our own witness while we’re still free…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

October 30, 2016 ~ "Ready or Not..."

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Are the end times an important matter to you?
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 we will examine some facts concerning the day of the Lord.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

October 23, 2016 ~ "Batteries Not Included?!"

Youth & Worship Pastor, Rory Dardich
Introduction: What do all these toys have in common?
Proposition: We may be missing out on the fullness of God’s power and plan because of our assumptions, lack of faith, neglect and/or fear.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

October 16, 2016 ~ "Eternal Hope"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Paul offers helpful information on the subject of death
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 we discover what our hope offers us in dealing with death. 

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Monday, October 10, 2016

October 9, 2016 ~ "Increasing to Overflowing"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Is it your goal to progress every day?
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 we discover two areas in which we must continually increase. 

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Monday, October 3, 2016

October 2, 2016 ~ "Average Isn't Acceptable"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: An obligation & not an option – vs 2
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 we discover how we can progress in sanctification in a way that pleases God. 

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September 24, 2016 ~ "Compassionate Spurring"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: How are you doing?
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 we discover some ingredients that make up a compassionately responsible ministry. 

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Monday, September 19, 2016

September 18, 2016 ~ "Walk Like a Lion"

Elder, John Duebel
Introduction: God wants us to be fearless like a lion. ~ Joshua 1:9  
Proposition: By looking at the life and times of Joshua we will gain a better prespective on true courage.

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September 11, 2016 ~ "Worth it All!"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: How do we minister effectively?
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 2:13-20 we discover some facts concerning effective ministry. 

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Friday, September 9, 2016

September 4, 2016 ~ "Effective Ministry"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: How many ministers do we have at Northwood?
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12 we discover some traits found in effective ministers. 

August 28, 2016 ~ "Boldly on His Behalf"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: How faithful are you (we) as stewards of the gospel?
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 2:1-6 we will examine some traits of a faithful steward of the gospel. 

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Monday, August 22, 2016

August 21, 2016 ~ 'Lives of Action"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: I love my church.
Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 we discover some traits that characterize a true church.   

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 14, 2016 ~ "God in Us: Self-Control"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: The very concept implies a battle between a divided self.
Proposition: We will discover how we can experience more self-control. 

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Monday, August 8, 2016

August 7, 2016 ~ "God in Us: Gentleness"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: God’s desire is that we be kind & gentle people.
Proposition: Answering these questions about gentleness should better prepare us to experience it. 

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July 31, 2016 ~ "God in Us: Faithfulness"

Elder, John Duebel
Introduction: Faith is a game changer.
Proposition: God will give us faith and make us faithful.
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Monday, July 25, 2016

July 24, 2016 ~ "God in Us: Goodness"

Elder, John Duebel
Introduction: Uprightness of heart and life.
Proposition: We cannot rise above our God and God is good.

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July 10, 2016 ~ "God in Us: Kindness"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Random acts of kindness.
Proposition:  We will examine some facts concerning kindness.

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July 3, 2016 ~ "God in Us: Patience"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  God give me patience and give it now.
Proposition: We will answer some questions concerning patience.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

June 26, 2016 ~ "God in Us: Peace"


Elder, John Duebel
IntroductionThe peace produced by the Spirit is not the same as the world ~ John 14:26-27
Proposition: The Spirit produces two kinds of peace in us, eternal and temporal.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June 19, 2016 ~ "God in Us: Joy"

Elder, John Duebel
Introduction:  God is the only source of genuine joy.
Proposition:  God has good reason to create joyful people.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

June 12, 2016 ~ "God in Us: Love"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  Fruit is the manifestation of the character of Christ in the believers.
Proposition:  We will examine some facts concerning love which is a fruit of the Holy Spirit in Galatians 5:22.

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June 5, 2016 ~ "Where is Your Boast?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  The object of our boast captures our attention and absorbs our time & energy.
Proposition:  In Galatians 6:14-18 we discover why we should boast in the cross. 

May 29, 2016 ~ "What Are You Harvesting?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Paul is stating a spiritual law that continues to operate.
Proposition: In Galatians 6:6-10 we discover some applications of the sowing and reaping principle. 

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 22, 2016 ~ "OTHERS."

Pastor Neal Brown
IntroductionAddressing those who are spiritual & not fleshly.
Proposition: In Galatians 6:1-5 we discover some traits of one who yields to the Spirit’s control. 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 15, 2016 ~ "Which is Your Lifestyle?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: A lifestyle that should characterize all Christians.
Proposition: In Galatians 5:19-26 we discover two contrasting lifestyles. 

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Monday, May 9, 2016

May 8, 2016 ~ "Responsible Dependence"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Not freedom at all, but a cruel & cramping bondage.
Proposition: In Galatians 5:13-18 we discover more advice on living out our freedom. 

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Monday, May 2, 2016

May 1, 2016 ~ "The Magna Charter"

Pastor Neal Brown
IntroductionAre you living a life of freedom?
Proposition: In Galatians 5:1-12 we discover how we can live out the freedom we have by God’s grace.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 24, 2016 ~ "Law or Grace?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Do you really want to live by the law?   
Proposition: In Gal. 4:21-31 we will examine two contrasting approaches to right standing with God.

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April 17, 2016 ~ "What is Taking Shape?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: A personal cry of concern.
Proposition: In Galatians 4:12-20 we discover traits that accompany life lived in an atmosphere of grace.

Monday, April 11, 2016

April 10, 2016 ~ "Son or Slave?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: What is a son?
Proposition: In Galatians 4:1-11 we will examine our sonship to God. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

April 3, 2016 ~ "Truly Grown Up"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”
PropositionIn Galatians 3:23-29 we discover some results of justification through faith. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

March 20, 2016 ~ "Better in Every Way"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: A promise is a pledge or assurance of something.
Proposition: In Gal. 3:15-22 we discover why living by faith in God’s promise is superior to living by the law.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March 13, 2016 ~ "Forward in Faith"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: By faith or performance?
Proposition: In Galatians 3:1-14 we discover some facts concerning a life of righteousness by faith in Christ alone.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March 6, 2016 ~ "Greatness Hanging in the Balance"

Elder, John Duebel
Introduction:  The United States is great because it is good.
Proposition: The Church bears responsibility for the greatness of the United States.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

February 28, 2016 ~ "Is He REALLY Living in You?"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: “How then can a man be righteous before God?”
PropositionIn Galatians 2:15-21 we discover what is involved in being justified before God.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February 21, 2016 ~ "Protect! Proclaim! Personify!"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: How passionate are you concerning the gospel?
Proposition: From Paul’s example in Gal. 2:1-14 we learn how we should respond to the Gospel.

Monday, February 22, 2016

February 14, 2016 ~ "Changed by Grace"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction: Through Paul’s testimony – evidence of a life of grace.
Proposition: In Galatians 1:6-24 we discover some results of God’s grace.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February 7, 2016 ~ "The Circle of Grace"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  “The magna charter of Christian freedom."
Proposition:  In Galatians 1:3-5 we discover some reminders of what we experience through the gospel.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

January 31, 2016 ~ "To Know is to Trust"

Pastor Neal Brown
Introduction:  How do you make wise decisions?
Proposition: In Proverbs 3:5-7 we discover how to know we are walking in the will of God.
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