Easter 2019: John 8

Bible Text: John 8:12-32 | Preacher: Dave Farris | Series: Stand alone | This week, as we celebrate Easter, Dave reminds us of the powerful words Jesus spoke in John 8. In these passages Jesus says He is the light of the world and without Him we dwell aimlessly in spiritual darkness. Dave challenges us to take the matter of …

Defined and Clarified – Defining Jesus

Bible Text: John 15:1-11 | Preacher: Dave Farris | Series: Defined and Clarified | For week 1 in our sermon series Defined and Clarified, we define Jesus and clarify our need to abide in Jesus. You may know about Jesus, but do you know Jesus? Jesus is the true vine and we are the branches. To know Jesus is to abide in …

Missions Sunday: Urgency

Bible Text: John 3:16-17 | Preacher: David Nelms | Series: Missions Sunday | This week we have the privilege to hear from Dr. David Nelms from The Timothy Initiative about the work his team is accomplishing by training up Pauls and Timothys all over the world and are reminded of the urgency we should have for the weight of the …

Think to Change: God’s Promised Holy Spirit

Bible Text: John 14:14-16 | Preacher: Dave Farris | Series: Think To Change As difficult as it must have been for the Disciples’ to say goodbye to Jesus, according to His own Words, it was for their benefit.  His departure meant God the Father would send The Helper to equip (among other things) the Disciples for future ministry. The incredible …

What Does It Mean to Be the Church?

Bible Text: John 15 | Preacher: Jeff Noble | Series: Stand alone Since we like to say, “Don’t Go To Church; Be The Church” often, it is only fitting that we regularly come back and define what that means using God’s inerrant Word to do so.  Today, Jeff Noble unpacked John 15 to challenge us what it really means to …

The Word Became Flesh

Bible Text: John 1:1-3 | Preacher: Dave Farris | Series: Think To Change Having the correct view of  who Jesus was and is can have eternal consequences for us.  This week we focused on the belief (and Truth) that Jesus Christ stepped down out of heaven as God to become fully human on and for our behalf.

Having the correct view of  who Jesus was and is can have eternal consequences for us.  This week we focused on the belief (and Truth) that Jesus Christ stepped down…

Easter Sunday: Believe in Your Heart

Bible Text: Romans 10:9-11 | Preacher: Dave Farris | Series: Easter He is Risen!  But do you truly believe Jesus actually walked out of the grave?  Do you, in your heart, believe it?  There is a significant difference between grasping the miracle in your head versus having a God-inspired, life-changing belief in the fact that Jesus Christ conquered death and …

He is Risen!  But do you truly believe Jesus actually walked out of the grave?  Do you, in your heart, believe it?  There is a significant difference between grasping the…

The Gospel is Not Everything (Grasping the Gospel week 1)

Bible Text: John 3:1-21 | Preacher: Dave Farris | Series: Grasping the Gospel Christians are called to share to the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ with others.  The problem is the Gospel story varies depending on who you are hearing it from. In the first week of our “Grasping the Gospel” series we try to clarify what the Gospel is not, …

Miracle at the Lake

Bible Text: John 21:1-14 | Preacher: Jeff Noble | Series: Worship at the Lake This message by lead pastor Jeff Noble is from John 21:1-14 where Jesus appears to His disciples by the Sea of Galilee. It is also the “Worship at the Lake” Sunday for the Northstar Church campuses, which made the message more meaningful, being delivered beside Claytor …

This message by lead pastor Jeff Noble is from John 21:1-14 where Jesus appears to His disciples by the Sea of Galilee. It is also the "Worship at the Lake"…

God as Provider of Gifts

Bible Text: John 14, 15, 16 | Preacher: Jeff Noble | Series: Gifted to Serve We begin a two week series on what it looks like to be gifted to serve. Today, Jeff Noble from Northstar’s Blacksburg campus helps us see that the Holy Spirit helps us and provides us gifts that are given by the Father to be used …

We begin a two week series on what it looks like to be gifted to serve. Today, Jeff Noble from Northstar's Blacksburg campus helps us see that the Holy Spirit…

The Worth and Cost of Following Jesus

Bible Text: John 21:15-25 | Preacher: Dave Farris | Series: John In the final passage in the book of John we see the cost, but more importantly the worth of following Jesus. Following Jesus means to love Him and to focus on Him. But we see through His living Word that He is the only thing worth fixing our eyes …

In the final passage in the book of John we see the cost, but more importantly the worth of following Jesus. Following Jesus means to love Him and to focus…