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The Father of Two Lost Sons [Bible Reading 6/25 Week]

The Father of Two Lost Sons [Bible Reading 6/25 Week]

Jesus told a famous parable of a loving father with two lost sons. In the characters’ attitudes and actions, we see a picture of human sinfulness, the grace-filled posture of God, and the deadliness of self-righteousness. Like the original listeners of this parable, we are called not to resent God’s grace but to celebrate God’s […]

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  June 25, 2017   No comments
The Good Samaritan [Bible Reading 6/18 Week]

The Good Samaritan [Bible Reading 6/18 Week]

In the prelude to the parable of the good Samaritan, an expert in the law asked Jesus how to gain eternal life and then summed up the message of the Old Testament in the commandments to love God and to love one’s neighbor. In response to the man’s question, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus told […]

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  June 18, 2017   No comments
The Unmerciful Servant [Bible Reading 6/11 Week]

The Unmerciful Servant [Bible Reading 6/11 Week]

Jesus taught on forgiveness through the parable of the unmerciful servant. Jesus’ followers are invited to forgive others because they have been forgiven a much greater debt. Forgiveness of others is an overflow of God’s good news, not simply an occasional act when it feels appropriate. To follow Jesus means to remember we are forgiven […]

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  June 11, 2017   No comments
The Sower and the Soils [Bible Reading 6/4 Week]

The Sower and the Soils [Bible Reading 6/4 Week]

Jesus taught His disciples about how God’s kingdom actually comes. Jesus’ message is spread liberally, like the casting of seed by a sower, but people’s responses are not determined by the content of the message but by the condition of their hearts. Jesus’ parable of the sower and the soils helps us understand why, as […]

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  June 4, 2017   No comments
Jesus and Zacchaeus [Bible Reading 5/28 Week]

Jesus and Zacchaeus [Bible Reading 5/28 Week]

Zacchaeus was a man whose example shows us what overflowing gratitude looks like in the heart of a sinner who encounters the love of Jesus. Zacchaeus overcame obstacles to see Jesus, obeyed Jesus’ command and welcomed Him into his home, and then he showed incredible generosity as a result of his transformation. Understanding Jesus’ desire to […]

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  May 28, 2017   No comments
United Family Worship

United Family Worship

On June 4th, at the 11:00 hour, we will gather as the North Side family for a time of united worship. It has been the desire of our elders to move from multiple worship services to a united family worship gathering for years. We have heard from many how special our Christmas Eve services are […]

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  May 23, 2017   No comments

    One of the “joys” of being in seminary is that you are never at loss for something to read. This past semester, I had the pleasure of reading a recent book by Tim Keller, Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism. If you are familiar with Keller and some of his other […]

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  May 10, 2017   No comments

Dear North Side Family, About a year ago (May 8th, 2016 to be exact), we began a sermon series here at North Side entitled “Everyday Church” in which we stated that “Christianity is no longer at the forefront of our society.”  We then asked this question, “How do we as the church fulfill the Great […]

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  April 23, 2017   No comments