Virginia Mathews speaks on building Christian community inside and outside the small group gathering.
Being Rich in What Matters Most: Tithing
The bible talks a lot about giving; financial giving. At NorthernLife we don't so much. 2021 starts off with a teaching on stewardship, be encouraged the bible says you can give to the Kingdom of God and the proclamation of the Gospel as much as you want. How much...
Being Rich in What Matters Most / 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Paul instructs Timothy to command those who are rich in this world to be rich in good deeds and willing to share. This message explores this challenging and encouraging passage of Scripture.
Christmas Day 2020
Unlike many other aspects of our lives throughout 2020, the Christmas story hasn't changed - it still offers us FAITH, LOVE, HOPE, PEACE and JOY. Be encouraged by the unchanging story of the birth of the Saviour of the world.
I Am Jesus: I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life
This message reframes the well known I AM statement as "I am the real life journey" - be encouraged that Jesus is with us in every part of real life, through death and into eternity.
LifeHubs: Deeper Discipleship
Life Hubs provide wonderful opportunities to grow disciples. This message covers the areas we hope to grow in through the ministry of LifeHubs at NorthernLife.
I Am Jesus: I Am the Resurrection and the Life
The raising of Lazarus from the dead was a tremendously significant moment in the ministry of Jesus - life from the dead would now be possible. This message explores the strange inversion in the economy of God whereby life is found through death. "Anyone who...
LifeHubs: Deeper Devotion
This is the second in our series of life hub training - DEEPER DEVOTION. We explore how LifeHubs can help achieve the second part of our church vision statement - LOVE OTHERS. This talk touches on how LifeHubs help us live out core values of: Life Matters, Canvas of...
LifeHubs: Deeper Delight
Life Hubs Go Deeper. This talk focuses on how LifeHubs can provide the means for our congregation to Go deeper in loving God - we call it DEEPER DELIGHT. How can LifeHubs help people to deepen their delight in the Lord? - KNOWN AND LOVED, JESUS IS WORTH IT, GOD...
What is Spirituality?
How do we define spirituality? What is it and how do I develop it?
C.O.A.C.H. Program Introduction
Introduction to the exciting new community coaching program launching next year at NorthernLife called C.O.A.C.H. Spoken by Virginia Mathews.
I Am Jesus: I Am the Gate / John 10:1-10
Jesus makes exclusive claims to truth, stating that He is the gate through which one must enter to have eternal life. It is easy to breeze through life assuming that when we die we will all go to heaven. This is counter to the teachings of Jesus. This message...
I Am Jesus: I Am the Light of the World
John 8 tells the story: In a moment of courage and vulnerability Jesus came to the rescue of a woman in trouble. As he reframed justice and goodness bringing all concerned to a level ground of conviction - He declared "I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD". This message will...
Pastoral Care Life Hacks
Virginia Mathews masterfully takes us through 4 Life Hacks for building relationships that foster pastoral care. This is essential training for life hub leaders at Northern Life and anyone called to care for others pastorally in the local church.
Is Christianity a Straitjacket?
This talk explores what true freedom really is by unpacking the original design of the Ten Commandments and the mind-blowing meaning behind Israel's covenant-keeping God. Freedom can be freedom from but more importantly it can be freedom for!