Lament

In light of recent events on a local, national and global landscape, I think it might be good for us to consider what it means to lament. I am not alone in feeling sad, confused and angry about the what is happening in the world. Lamenting is a useful tool and I hope you find...
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Finding Faith in Simple Things

Have you ever thought about what happens when you turn on a light switch? I don’t mean the inner-workings of the electrical current or the filament in a light bulb. I mean, in the moment just prior to you flipping the switch from the off position to the on position. Have...
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Be Faithful…Because Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy Faithfulness is not just a great song, it is also a Biblical phrase.As you read this, you can listen to a great version of the song here. One my favorite chapters in scripture is Lamentations 3. The book of Lamentations is a poem written by the prophet Jeremiah after...
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Be Faithful…

Be Faithful… Because He is faithful. This is the first in a week-long series entitled “Be Faithful…”. I have not been able to shake this simple phrase from my head for several months now. For the next five days, we will examine the idea of being faithful. God has called those who...
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Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind Part 3

I want to remind you of something before you read this post. GOD IS THE GOAL. When we engage in a series like this, when we strive to be transformed the goal is to get more of God. The goal is to be in deeper more intimate relationship with him, to know him better. The result of...
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Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind Part 2

This is the second of three posts this week where we will look into what it means to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” You and I were created to be in deep and intimate relationship with God in such a way that every longing that our hearts have ever known, every...
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Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

This is the first of three posts this week where we will look into what it means to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” You and I were created to be in deep and intimate relationship with God in such a way that every longing that our hearts have ever known,...
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Do Not Conform to the Pattern of this World

What does Paul mean when he says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world”? The answer is best in three points. Conform here is from the Greek root word Schema. This word very simply means form or appearance. Think about water into steam or ice. It remains H2O,...
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The Goal of Being Transformed

Romans 11:33-36 33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Who has ever given to God, that God...
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NEW SERIES: Transformed

Next Sunday (January 17) at North Church we will begin a series called Transformed. We launch off into this series with three weeks of discussion on Romans 12:2. This is not a commercial for the series or North Church. It is a commercial for intimacy and poetry inducing...
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