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Weekly sermon archive
The Great Prayer 1 | John 17:1-5
John 17 gives us a glimpse behind the curtain at the most significant prayer in history. Jesus' prayer was about a RELATIONSHIP OF GLORY and the GLORY OF RELATIONSHIP. Eternal life is knowing God, and this message will encourage you to know God.
Ministry Mobilisation | SEE23 Vision
In this last message of the SEE23 Vision series, Virginia Mathews unpacks Ministry Mobilisation. The kingdom comes There are jobs to be done Your obedience is required A beautiful synergy To the glory of Messiah
Forward Press | SEE23 Vision
p = mv... Momentum equals mass times velocity. As a church, we are gaining momentum for the Kingdom. We want to keep a forward press and lean into the future the Lord has for us.
Next Generation | SEE23 Vision
The fifth strategic key of our SEE23 vision is NEXT GENERATION. At NorthernLife, we believe we must focus on passing on the Gospel to the Next Generation. In this message, Benjamin Shanks unpacks Psalm 145 and its vision of commending the Gospel generation to...
Missional Push | SEE23 Vision
In this fourth message of our SEE23 Vision series, Jonathan Shanks unpacks our strategic key: MISSIONAL PUSH. The good news of the kingdom (Greek: euangelion) requires HEARERS and HERALDS to proclaim (Greek: kérussó) the message.
Big Sundays | SEE23 Vision
John 20:19-23 records the meeting of the disciples on the very night of the resurrection. After a tumultuous and chaotic week, the disciples gathered together on Sunday when the risen Lord Jesus appeared to them. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord! In...
Next 100 | SEE23 Vision
Luke 5:1-11 records the story of the choosing of the disciples framed by an act of trusting obedience to the plan of Jesus by Simon Peter. Six questions to ask yourself: Do you want to be part of God’s story? Do you recognise the season you’re in? Do you recognise the...
Spiritual Formation | SEE23 Vision
This message kicks off our SEE23 Vision series. Jonathan Shanks unpacks the first of our 7 strategic keys: spiritual formation.Spiritual formation is essential for the health and growth of our church.
Miracles... God intervening supernaturally, transforming the natural order. The Bible teaches us to expect miracles, and yet the subject is not without complexity and mystery. Why does God seem to only sometimes answer prayers for miracles? What if the real miracle...
Gideon | Strong Eyes CXX
Gideon was called by God to overcome his fear by stepping out in sovereign grace. This message encourages us to do the same.
Daniel | Strong Eyes CXX
Daniel was able to stand with faith in the lions den because he had learned over a life time to obey God on his backstage. What area of compromise are you working through in your life?
David | Strong Eyes CXX
In this second message of the Strong Eyes CXX series, Jonathan Shanks looks at the life of David as a model of being faithful while the Lord slays giants. FAITH-INSPIRED OBEDIENCE on the back stage leads to FAITH-ACQUIRED CONFIDENCE on the front stage.
Moses | Strong Eyes CXX
Even when he was old, Scripture says Moses had strong eyes with faith for the future. In this first message of the "Strong Eyes CXX" series, Jonathan Shanks surveys the life of Moses as a faith-filled example for life.
Christmas Day 2022
A message from John 3:16 on Christmas Day 2022 by Jonathan Shanks.
Revelation 21:4 | Lachlan Ford | Glorious 7
Lachlan Ford preaches on Revelation 21:4 in the seventh message of our "Glorious" series looking at seven of the most glorious passages in the Bible.