Life is a string of choices. At the end of the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses puts before the people of Israel two choices: life or death; obedience or disobedience; God or not. This message from Jonathan Shanks will encourage you to choose God!
The Book of Deuteronomy is Moses’ last words to the people of Israel before they enter the Promised Land. In it, Moses encourages faithfulness to Yahweh and exhorts them to turn away from false gods. This sermon series will encourage you if you are about to enter something new in your life.
Deuteronomy: Blessings & Curses
This message tackles the difficult topic of blessings and curses. Deuteronomy 28-29 spells out the consequences of obedience and disobedience to God's word. Do curses still exist? What does blessing mean? What does it mean that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the...
In the Book of Deuteronomy, God commands the people of Israel through Moses to "not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of JUSTICE." This message unpacks biblical justice—which is restorative justice that works to give power and a voice to the most vulnerable.
Deuteronomy: Sin & Syncretism
In Deuteronomy, God commanded the people of Israel through Moses to "purge the evil from among you." Because of what Jesus has done for us, our sin has been dealt with, yet the imperative in the life of a Christian is to "put to death whatever belongs to our earthly...
Deuteronomy: Wholehearted Mission
What does it look like to be wholeheartedly on the shared mission of Jesus? This message looks at the fear of the Lord—the beginning of knowledge which, rightly applied, leads to wisdom and to life. FEAR - OBEY - LOVE - SERVE
Deuteronomy: Missional Learners
How is your memory? Do you learn from your mistakes, or do you repeat them over and over again like the Israelites in Deuteronomy? This message will challenge you to remember the things God has done for you, to preach the Gospel to yourself daily.
Deuteronomy: The Solution to Idolatry
Our God reigns outside of time. He is Alpha & Omega and His wisdom is perfectly hindsight-informed wisdom. What if that means that He is engaging with generations at once, answering the prayers of future great-grandchildren in your life today? In this...
Deuteronomy: Drivers For Mission
Deuteronomy 6 contains the Shema—the most holy Jewish prayer. In this second message of May Mission Month in our Deuteronomy series, Jonathan Shanks unpacks the key drivers for mission from Deuteronomy 6.
Deuteronomy: Ready Set Go
We're starting a new series at NorthernLife through the book of Deuteronomy, called "Ready, Set, Go." In this first message of the series, Jonathan Shanks encourages us to STEP OUT, STEP IN, and STEP UP as we follow God.