Today is Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the season of Lent. Traditionally this is time when the Christian church begins a period of reflection and repentance before the celebration of Jesus' resurrection on Easter.
This year NorthBridge will be posting a reading plan for the season of Lent. If you did not make it to church this week please go to www.northbridge.org and download your schedule to follow along.
In part of today's reading the prophet Jonah is instructed to go to the city of Nineveh and proclaim that they repent so the Lord will not destroy the city. He eventually goes and when they do repent Jonah is angry because the people that lived there are his enemies. This short book of the Bible then concludes in a very peculiar way -- with a question. God says to Jonah, "But Neneveh has more the 120,000 people who do not know their right from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned with about that great city?"
Are you concerned with the people in our city who do not know God?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Jesus doesn't take lightly the reality of hardship and trouble. Although he doesn't prescribe any steps to erase the pain, he does offer himself as a source of hope. He has overcome the world, and that includes suffering and pain.
So I'm wondering... How does that affect your ability to trust God with the parts of your life that you can?t see or understand?
Friday, February 13, 2009
Many people know that Jesus died on a cross nearly 2000 years ago and that the cross has eternal significance in the future when we die. But what does the cross mean for us today? During this series we will explore some new ways to look at what God may be telling us through the cross and its significance for our every day lives.
Service Times: 9 & 10:30AM
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
In order for us to continue to grow in our relationship with Christ, we need other people who are pursuing this same goal. Let this be the year that you connect or reconnect into community. To get connected into a community group, just click here!
Monday, February 2, 2009
On Sunday Andy gave us this challenge: "This week, spend a couple minutes at a specific time at a specific place with a specific plan to read the Bible."
Ready to do this?
Click here to download a list of reading plans or feel free to do your own thing.
When you get a chance, leave a comment letting us know how it's going.
This is gonna be great,