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Prophet, Priest, and King, Pt. 6 - Christ the King

January 10, 2021 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Acts 2:22-36

Pastor Marc Sharp presents part six of our series looking at the roles of prophet, priest and King in the Old Testament, and how Jesus Christ perfectly fulfilled each of these roles. God promised King David that one of his descendants would sit on the throne of Israel forever. From a human perspective, the kingdom of David seemed to fail, being ruled mostly by wicked kings and eventually conquered by her enemies and exiled. Where then was the promise of God? Had it failed? The goal of this message is that we can live with grateful hearts and bended knees as we daily recognize the One who is sovereign over everything, that we lay aside competing loyalties and foreign loves, giving ourselves to deeper faith. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Prophet, Priest, and King, Pt. 5 - The Kings

January 3, 2021 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:4-22

Today, Pastor Marc Sharp resumes the series he started a few months ago, looking at the roles of prophet, priest and King in the Old Testament, and how Jesus Christ perfectly fulfilled each of these roles. In this message, Pastor Marc looks at the role of the king in Israel’s history. Did Israel need an earthly king, or did they just want one so they could be like all the other nations? If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


My prayer for NRLC in 2021

December 27, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: 3 John 1

We’ve come to the end of one of the toughest years many of us can remember. In today's message, Pastor Marc Sharp brings a message of hope for the new year of 2021 ahead. Believers are called throughout scripture to rest in hope; not a hope that is mere wishful thinking, like when we say we “hope” all turns out alright. Our hope is a confident assurance in the supremacy of Christ over all circumstances, and over all people, places, things and times of our lives! If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Advent, Immanuel Pt. 4, The New Jerusalem

December 20, 2020 | By: David Walt | Scripture: Revelation 21:1-4

In today's message, Pastor David Walt concludes our four-part series for the Advent season, revealing God's purpose of creation is to dwell with us. The enemy has tried over the centuries to spoil God's plan, but nothing or no one can stop Him from dwelling with us! God's amazing plan to rescue mankind includes a new heaven and new earth, with a new Jerusalem that will be the dwelling place of God and his people - forever! If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Advent, Immanuel Pt. 3, Ministry of the Holy Spirit

December 13, 2020 | By: David Walt | Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20

Pastor David Walt continues with part three of our four-part series for the Advent season, revealing God's purpose of creation is to dwell with us. The enemy has tried over the centuries to spoil God's plan, but nothing or no one can stop Him from dwelling with us! God's amazing plan to rescue mankind includes sending the Holy Spirit to dwell in those of us who believe and trust Jesus, the Christ, as our savior. But how does the Holy Spirit function and what is the evidence of His presence in our lives? And what is Jesus doing during this time? If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Advent, Immanuel Pt. 2, Great Rescue

December 6, 2020 | By: David Walt | Scripture: Luke 2:1-14

Pastor David Walt continues our four-part series for the Advent season, revealing God's purpose of creation is to dwell with us. The enemy has tried over the centuries to spoil God's plan, but nothing or no one can stop Him from dwelling with us! God's amazing plan to rescue mankind begins with an unmarried, pregnant teenage girl in a nowhere town. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Advent, Immanuel Pt. 1, God With Us

November 29, 2020 | By: David Walt | Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23

This week's message begins a new four-part series for the Advent season. Pastor David Walt stirs our hearts with hope in revealing God's purpose of creation is to dwell with us. The enemy has tried over the centuries to spoil God's plan, but nothing or no one can stop Him from dwelling with us! If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Let Us

November 22, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Hebrews 10:20-25

This week, Pastor Marc Sharp shares some thoughts from the book of Hebrews as a follow-up to last week's part 4 of the series "Prophet, Priest, and King", which will be paused for the Advent (Christmas) season, beginning next week. The phrase “Let us…” is repeated 14 times in Hebrews (ESV). When the writer says “let us”, he’s encouraging us to respond intentionally to the gospel we’ve heard. We always respond to the gospel one way or the other! If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Prophet, Priest, and King, Pt. 4 - Christ the Priest

November 15, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Hebrews 7:20-28

Pastor Marc Sharp continues the series on the prophet, priest and king. So far, Pastor Marc has looked at the role and function of Old Testament prophets and priests, and shown how their lives and ministries pointed forward to Christ Jesus. Today's message closely examines how Jesus perfectly fulfills the priesthood, relegating Old Testament priests to merely a shadow of his reality. Jesus Christ is our great High Priest, replacing all other priests by proving them to be ineffective for our salvation, making them unnecessary and obsolete. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Youthenasia

November 8, 2020 | By: Paul Landers | Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16

Youth vs. aged - an "age old" struggle! It seems today's culture around the world, and especially in America, exalts younger folks over more mature or elderly people. How does the Bible weigh in on this? In today's message, Elder Paul Landers brings a very insightful word of warnings, advice, and commands from scripture addressing this subject. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


God Rules Over All

November 1, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-7

Today's message by Pastor Marc Sharp is brought to you from his home while he is temporarily in quarantine due to the covid virus. It's especially important to remember during these unusual times of pandemic and politics that our God still reigns and Jesus still has all power and authority over heaven and earth. Do our lives as Christians reflect that truth to those around us? Pastor Marc's timely message is both uplifting and challenging. If you would like to view the video of today's message, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Prophet, Priest, and King, Pt. 3 - The Priests

October 25, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Hebrews 5:1-4

The message today continues the series on the prophet, priest and king. So far, Pastor Marc Sharp has looked at the role and function of Old Testament prophets, and shown how their lives and ministries pointed forward to Christ Jesus. Today, looking at the Old Testament, Pastor Marc describes how the functions of prophet and priest (as well as king) often overlap, but are still distinct. For example, the priest’s ministry involved making intercession for the people before God, similar to what the prophets did, but operating differently. They stood as God’s human representative before the people and presented the people’s needs and petitions before the presence of God. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Prophet, Priest, and King, Pt. 2 - Christ The Prophet

October 18, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: John 1:1-5

Pastor Marc Sharp started a new series last week examining the roles of prophet, priest and king in the Bible by looking at the role of the prophets in the Old Testament and how Jesus Christ fulfills each of these roles. Today's message examines Christ as the fulfillment of the prophetic ministry. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Prophet, Priest, and King, Pt. 1 - The Prophets

October 11, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: 2 Peter 1:16-21

This week, Pastor Marc Sharp begins a new series examining the prophet, priest and king in the Bible, looking at what purpose they served and how Jesus Christ fulfills each of these roles as our Redeemer. Pastor Marc will also discuss how the church is currently serving in these roles for the world. Today's message begins by looking at the prophets of the Old Testament. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Gospel Generosity - Why and How

October 4, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Matthew 13:44-46

Today, Pastor Marc Sharp concludes a short series about generosity. Generosity is central to God’s loving nature (demonstrated by creation; proven by giving Christ to be the redeeming sacrifice for sin). The life of a genuine Christ follower mirrors God, being marked by generosity. Generosity is inherent to true belief. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Generous God, Faith, and Obedience

September 27, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1-7

Previously, Pastor Marc Sharp looked at how God is a generous God and is the source of everything good in the life of every creature on the earth we inhabit. We should never stop thanking God for his good provision for our daily needs of food and shelter, or for his eternal provision of justification, sanctification, and glorification through Christ. However, in today's message, Pastor Marc speaks of a God who not only provides the things we all need generally, but also provides for us individually and specifically. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Vessels of Mercy for God's Glory

September 20, 2020 | By: Elders | Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-23

Today's message is not the usual sermon. Elder Paul Landers and Pastor David Walt share their hearts with a fresh word from God leading to corporate prayer. Paul talks about God's glory and the "name above all names" - Jesus! Pastor Dave speaks of mercy. We follow a God who is rich in mercy and we are called to be like him. The story of the Good Samaritan provides insight. Both Paul and Dave deliver words very appropriate for the days we live in. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Generous God

September 13, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: James 1:16-17

We serve a God who is generous and dependable. The Bible reveals that giving generously is always God's habit. In today's message, Pastor Marc Sharp talks about the fact that our Heavenly Father, who created everything for his pleasure and his glory, cannot help but give it away generously to the least deserving, without being anxious or nervous. God never changes and is always generous with his people. Those who know the living God have no need to worry or fear! If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Discernment

September 6, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Isaiah 5:20-24

Previously, Pastor Marc Sharp talked about the parameters of how a Christian should make assessments of others. Another way to say this is “how are Christians to judge?" In today's message, the other side of this equation is tackled. This side is called “discernment”. Why do we confuse good and evil, light and darkness, sweet and bitter when we’ve been given scripture, the Holy Spirit, and the fellowship of the church to help us rightly judge? If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


To Judge or Not to Judge

August 30, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Romans 14:4-8

There’s a lot of confusion in the church (and in a culture that constantly criticizes the church) on the topic of judging others. Christians are generally accused of being highly judgmental towards others. But is this true? And are there times when we should judge, even strictly? If so, what are the parameters of that judgement? Pastor Marc Sharp provides answers and clarification in today's message. If you would like to view the video of today's service, as well as previous videos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.