Passage: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11, 9:7-9 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Sermon0725.mp3 Sermon Summary Many people believe that we can find ultimate satisfaction in life by pursuing our pleasures. The preacher in Ecclesiastes dispels this myth, however, by pursuing his pleasures to the fullest extent, acquiring them, and finding it
At NSCBC, we believe that multiplying disciples who make disciples is crucial to seeing a gospel movement on the North Shore. Throughout the year, we want to highlight encouraging stories of our people growing through discipleship groups and preparing to multiply their faith. Our discipleship groups run for about one-year
Passage: Ecclesiastes 1:1-3, 1:12-15; 12:13 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/sermon0704.mp3 Sermon Summary We need all the Bible’s wisdom literature to help us make sense of the good-but-fallen world that we’re living in. The book of Ecclesiastes involves the sustained reflections of the “preacher”, a man who has
Passage: John 3:1–15 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/sermon0627.mp3 Sermon Summary Over the past several weeks, we’ve looked at practices that define the Christian community. We need to remember, however, that these practices are what Christians do, not who Christians are. A Christian is someone who has experienced
Passage: Psalm 95 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/sermon0620.mp3 Sermon Summary Humans are hard-wired to worship. While church membership may be in decline, our God-given instinct to worship is not. Today, however, people often look “horizontally” (to created things) for ultimate worth and value, rather than looking “vertically”
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Passage: Galatians 1:11-17; 5:13-14, 6:2 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/sermon0613.mp3 Sermon Summary Because we are made in the image of the triune God, we are hardwired to live in a close, interconnected community, marked by bearing one another’s burdens. In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, Paul reminds
At NSCBC, we believe that multiplying disciples who make disciples is crucial to seeing a gospel movement on the North Shore. Throughout the year, we want to highlight encouraging stories of our people growing through discipleship groups and preparing to multiply their faith. Our discipleship groups run for about one-year
Passage: Mark 6:30-44 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection https://nscbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/sermon0606.mp3 Sermon Summary Statistics show that people feel lonelier and more isolated than ever before. For a culture facing such a “loneliness epidemic,” the gospel comes as good news. It is a message of hospitality for the stranger, and it