MOST RECENT

Hunger

June 28, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:9-18

How long has it been since you had a genuine hunger and thirst for the Lord? We can mistake many things for true hunger. We are bombarded by so many things, it's easy to mistake these things for real nourishment and neglect the very thing that would truly satisfy us. Pastor Marc Sharp talks about this in today's message, which was also live-streamed on Facebook. If you would like to view today's video as well as previous ones, 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/.


That You All Agree

June 21, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10-12

When Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he was concerned that divisions and factions had sprung up within the once-united church. In the almost 2,000 years since his letter was written, that simple community has transformed into a web of between 21,000 and 33,000 distinct Christian denominations. There are so many flavors, it’s impossible to get an accurate count! In today's message, Pastor Marc Sharp speaks about unity in the body of Christ and what it takes to achieve it. Spoiler alert - agreement is based on the value of a person! Today's service was live-streamed on Facebook. If you would like to view it, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/266139631117528/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional videos and information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


God's Dwelling Place

June 14, 2020 | By: David Walt | Scripture: Leviticus 10:1-3

The Bible paints a vivid picture from beginning to end that God desires to dwell with his created and chosen people. In today's sermon, Pastor David Walt speaks clearly about God's dwelling place historically and currently for those who have put their hope and trust in Him. Immanuel, God with us, should radically impact our daily lives, thanks to his enormous grace! Today's service was live-streamed on Facebook. If you would like to view it, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/258787115382532/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). For additional videos and information, you may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.


Time To Rebuild

June 7, 2020 | By: Deshun Avery | Scripture: Nehemiah 1:2-10

Pastor Marc Sharp introduces our guest speaker, Pastor Deshun Avery from First Progressive Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. In these days of hurt, division, and turmoil in America, Pastor Avery brings a timely message of hope, healing, and unity. You will want to hear his perspective from life and from God's word. Today's service was live-streamed on Facebook. If you would like to view it, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/2936902699697095/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). You may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/ for additional videos and information.


Chat With Deshun Avery

June 2, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp |

Pastor Marc sat down with Pastor Deshun Avery of First Progressive Baptist Church to discuss the current state of racial tension, the murder of George Floyd, and the Kingdom of God. Pastor Avery will be our special speaker on Sunday, June 7th at 10:00AM. Today's discussion was live-streamed on Facebook. If you would like to view the short video, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/550415342317786/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). You may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/ for additional videos and information.


Salvation and Kingdom

May 31, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Matthew 13:31-33

Today, Pastor Marc Sharp concludes the series “Compare and Contrast” by looking at the simple message of salvation against the backdrop of the Kingdom. Many never look at the Kingdom of God as bigger than Christ’s saving work, reducing the gospel to the lowest common denominator. However, the gospel means considerably more. It's an even more satisfying, assuring truth about who Christ is, and who we are in relation to him. The gospel is bigger than we’ve imagined! Today's service was also live-streamed on Facebook for those who could not attend in person. If you would like to view the complete video of the service, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/258248468783773/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). You may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/ for additional information and updates.


Union and Communion with Christ

May 24, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: John 15:14-15

Pastor Marc Sharp continues the series on “Compare and Contrast” by discussing union with Christ and the resulting communion with Christ. So what does it look like to be united with Christ? For one thing, it is so much more than a clean record and ticket to heaven! Body of Christ? Bride of Christ? Listen to be challenged and encouraged! Today's service was also live-streamed on Facebook for those who could not attend in person. If you would like to view the complete video of the service, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/248019729861101/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). You may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/ for additional information and updates.


Assumption and Assurance

May 17, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Hebrews 6:11-13

In today's message, Pastor Marc Sharp continues the new series called "Compare and Contrast" by discussing assumption and assurance. What is assurance? Is it important? If it is, why don’t pastors and authors talk much about it anymore? Has assumption replaced assurance in modern churches? Pastor Marc takes us on a journey through church history that may surprise you! Today's service was also live-streamed on Facebook for those who could not attend in person. If you would like to view the complete video of the service, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/236937584259876/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). You may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/ for additional information and updates.


Justification and Sanctification

May 10, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

On this unusual Mother's Day, Pastor Marc Sharp begins a new series called "Compare and Contrast". In today's message, Pastor Marc contrasts two foundational elements for Christians - justification and sanctification. Do you know the difference? It's profound and important that we fully understand both justification and sanctification, and the role that Jesus plays in making them part of our daily lives. Today's service was also live-streamed on Facebook for those who could not attend in person. If you would like to view the complete video of the service, go to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/263285435080942/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). You may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/ for additional information and updates.


Discouragement and Encouragement

May 3, 2020 | By: Paul Landers | Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

This is the first sermon delivered in person at the church after quarantine restrictions eased. Elder Paul Landers brings a very timely and encouraging message of practical ways to deal with discouragement, and ways we might encourage ourselves and others around us. A nap? A snack? Yes! Today's service was also live-streamed on Facebook for those who could not attend in person. We encourage you to view the complete video of the service by going to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/2783847401737549/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). You may also visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/ for additional information and updates.


God's Steadfast Love

April 26, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Psalms 33:13-22

Good News! Pastor Marc Sharp announces that North Ridge Life Church will be open for meeting on Sunday, May 3rd. There are conditions and restrictions, so please listen carefully. Then, Pastor Marc delivers another encouraging and informative message about God's sovereign character and love for us. His eye is always upon us, guiding and sustaining us through all circumstances! Today's message is taken from our Facebook "Live" Sunday service broadcast. We encourage you to view the complete video of the service by going to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/1356470104539706/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). We also encourage you to visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/ for additional information and updates.


Being Thankful

April 19, 2020 | By: David Walt | Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

In the midst of the pandemic we all are coping with, Pastor David Walt reminds us that it is God's will for us to give thanks in all circumstances. God is still in control of everything, and there are at least six "big" things we should be thankful for as we await our glorious future in Christ Jesus! Today's message is once again taken from North Ridge Life's Facebook "Live" Sunday service broadcast. We encourage you to view the complete video of the service by going to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/230115544728319/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar). We also encourage you to visit the church website, www.northridgelife.org, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/northridgelife/ for additional information and updates.


Easter Sunday 2020

April 12, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Psalms 16

Today is “Resurrection Day”. We will fix our gaze on an empty tomb and be filled with praise! Listen to Pastor Marc Sharp's inspiring Easter service message taken from North Ridge Life's Facebook "Live" broadcast. We encourage you to view the complete video of the service by going to: https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/2615219805462622/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar).


Good Friday 2020

April 10, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Isaiah 53

For Good Friday 2020, Pastor Marc Sharp delivers an informative and hope-filled message of the true meaning of the Jewish Passover and what Jesus accomplished on the cross. Then, as we meditate on and remember those things, and prepare our hearts, we come thoughtfully by faith to the Lord's table to feast on the riches of his grace and and the fullness of his purifying blood. This audio message is from North Ridge Life's Facebook "Live" broadcast. If you want to see the complete video of the Good Friday service, go to https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/509034963336390/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar).


Palm Sunday

April 5, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7

Today is Palm Sunday. While we are grateful for technology that allows us to meet together "virtually", we don’t have the benefit of each other’s comforting presence. It’s vital we remember what Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem meant, and draw encouragement from it, especially in the uncertain days in which we find ourselves. Fear not! Be of good courage. Turn in full faith to the Prince of Peace for your comfort and assurance. He reigns! This is our 2nd week of streaming because of Corona Virus. The audio is from North Ridge Life's Facebook "Live" broadcast. If you want to see the complete video of the Sunday morning service, go to https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/3807726425964111/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar).


Treasuring Christ

March 29, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Philippians 3:7-11

In today's message, Pastor Marc Sharp reminds us that there’s only one treasure: Jesus. May we all re-discover that truth during this difficult time, and embrace it as our life-long, sacred, guiding reality! This is our 2nd week of streaming because of Corona Virus. The audio is from North Ridge Life's Facebook "Live" broadcast. If you want to see the complete video of the Sunday morning service, go to https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/668084070620208/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar).


What does Coronavirus mean?

March 22, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-12

If someone were to ask you why God would allow us to be faced with a worldwide pandemic, what would you say? Pastor Marc Sharp brings us an insightful and encouraging word for the times we are in. We did not meet at the church building, so the audio has been extracted from North Ridge Life's Facebook "Live" broadcast. If you want to see the complete video of the Sunday morning service, go to https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/videos/2530237250575715/ (copy and paste into your web browser address bar).


The 5 Solas: Soli Deo Gloria

March 15, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Romans 11:33-36

In today's message, Pastor Marc Sharp concludes our series on the 5 Solas: the 5 doctrinal affirmations of the church. Previous sermons discussed Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, Grace Alone, and Faith Alone. Today, the focus is on the last great guiding truth. “Soli Deo Gloria”. This is Latin for “to God alone be the glory”. This was a battle cry of the reformation. All creation exists to bring God glory, and while some now resist and even refuse, the day will come when their resistance will be shattered and every tongue will give God glory!


Sola Fide - Faith Alone

March 8, 2020 | By: David Walt | Scripture: Galatians 2:16

We are in a series called “The 5 Solas”, five statements of fundamental truth that guard all Christian theology. “Sola” is Latin for “alone”. The 5 Solas are Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone and to the Glory of God Alone. Every false doctrine that has infiltrated the church in two millennia springs from abandoning these truths. These 5 Solas are at the heart of everything we embrace as believers. Today Pastor David Walt considers the fourth truth - Sola Fide - Faith Alone. We’re saved by placing our faith in God’s love shown by Jesus on the cross. We’re made righteous by trusting him. Martin Luther said justification by faith alone is “the article upon which the church stands or falls”!


Sola Gratia - Grace Alone

March 1, 2020 | By: Marc Sharp | Scripture: Luke 10:21-24

Pastor Marc Sharp continues the series on the “5 Solas”, 5 statements of fundamental truth that guard all Christian theology. “Sola” is Latin for “alone”. The 5 Solas are Scripture alone, Christ Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone and to the Glory of God alone. Every false doctrine that has infiltrated the church in two millennia springs from abandoning these truths. These 5 Solas are at the heart of everything we embrace as believers. Today Pastor Marc considers the third truth - Sola Gratia - Grace Alone! *NOTE: The audio has a few problems but evens out after about 6 minutes.