Northstar Church
By Northstar Church
About this podcast
The podcasts and messages of Northstar Church in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Episodes (Total: 52 / Page: 1)
Salvation is more important than service. And yet we are called to serve others in the name of Jesus. What should be our proper heart posture in service? Learn how to base your joy on Jesus and not on serving others or their responses to you.
Sept. 11, 2017
In this last BE'N'GO message, we discover how important it is to serve others AS the people of God. We serve as saints and not as sinners. Our identity is defined by what Jesus has done for us, not what we do for Jesus.
Sept. 3, 2017
Before God's people can serve for God, they must internalize God's great love for them. This message reminds Christians that God loved us first, and in response, we love Him. God's love for His people is what motivates, sustains and renews our relationship with Him - not our service.
Aug. 27, 2017
This message teaches us the importance of truly understanding who Jesus is before you serve Him. In the passage in John 6:60-68, many disciples left Him because they couldn\'t accept who He was.
Aug. 20, 2017
In the last message of a three-part study of the church in our \"Think to Change\" series, we examine humility. You can\'t \"work on\" humility, but how can we grow in it?
Aug. 13, 2017
In this second part of our three-part series on The Church, we look at how the church should \"behave.\" Loving service to one another, our world and to God should characterize our lives.
Aug. 6, 2017
This message from 1 Peter 2:4-10 both begins a three-part study of the Church and informs us on how to BE the church.
July 30, 2017
This is the last of a three-part study on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. In it, we look at Galatians 5 and the result of the Spirit\'s work in the life of a Christian. Every believer who allows the Spirit to lead will experience His fruit.
July 23, 2017
In Galatians 5, we are taught that we should \"walk by the Spirit.\" In this message, we learn what that means and how a Christian should live in relationship to the Holy Spirit.
July 16, 2017
This is the first message in a three-part series on the Holy Spirit in our \"Think to Change\" emphasis. What does the Bible teach us about our relationship to the Holy Spirit? How does He relate to the Father and the Son? How does He benefit the lives of believers?
July 9, 2017
This is the last part of a three-part series on the doctrine of salvation. From Romans 8:12-16, we learn that we can have assurance of our salvation. In this message, we learn how to be confident that we belong to God and are saved.
July 2, 2017
This is the second message in our Think to Change focus on salvation. In Philippians 2:12-13, we are instructed to work out our salvation AND that God works IN us. How do these two realities impact us as we live and think like Jesus?
June 25, 2017
We experienced a powerful Sunday of worship and testimony as our youth shared about their experience at Crossroads Summer Camp. We called an \"audible\" when our service ran long. Our lead pastor Jeff Noble shared briefly from Deuteronomy 7 and invited others to share as well. What a great Sunday! We will return to our regularly scheduled Think to Change series next week with Neal Nelson teaching.
June 18, 2017
This message looks at the central teaching about salvation from Ephesians 2:1-10. It launches our summer 2017 \"Think to Change\" series. We are rescued and saved because of grace through faith in Jesus, not through our own effort.
June 11, 2017
On Sunday, June 11, 2017, we had a special service of worship and sharing in celebration of our Acts study. This podcast contains the stories and testimonies from the people of Northstar on that Sunday.
June 4, 2017
This is the last message of our Acts series. With Paul finally in Rome, his tale ends with him being under house arrest. How does his full life of ministry and mission to this point reveal a heart fully committed to Jesus? Listen in as we examine principles and challenges for living a life that writes the next chapter of Acts.
May 28, 2017
Acts 27 tells the harrowing adventure of Paul\'s journey to Rome by ship and how a massive storm on the Mediterranean almost claimed the life of the apostle and all on the ship. Paul was encouraged by an angel, shipwrecked and snake-bit, all in this message. What can we learn when life\'s storms get us down?
May 21, 2017
In Acts 25-26, Paul has an opportunity to share his testimony before a Roman governor and a King. He is called crazy for his views that Jesus is God. We learn principles for defending our own faith and being willing to be thought crazy for Christ.
May 14, 2017
In Acts 24, Paul is on trial before Felix, the Roman governor. Felix is a compelling example of somone with spiritual curiosity that never leads to spiritual commitment. What does it mean for a person to have saving faith?
May 7, 2017
In our annual \"Send Off Sunday,\" we recognize those who will be transitioning out of our community and encourage them to \"be the church\" wherever they are sent. We look at 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 for principles of living sent.