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On this page you can find weekly sermons from NorthernLife from Senior Pastor Jonathan Shanks and others. Subscribe to our sermons on your preferred podcast platform using the links below, explore past sermon series, search for a specific sermon, or browse the archive.

Weekly sermon archive

Deuteronomy: Choose Life
Deuteronomy: Choose Life

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!

Deuteronomy: Blessings & Curses
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...

Deuteronomy: Justice
Deuteronomy: Justice

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
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: Missional Learners
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
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: Ready Set Go
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.

Becoming Who I Am in Christ
Becoming Who I Am in Christ

For those of us who believe in Jesus, we have an identity spoken over us, yet there is intentionality involved in appropriating our identity and living it out. This message will encourage you to establish Godly, life-giving habits of righteousness. Righteousness is a...

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday

The story of Palm Sunday — Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem — contains three key elements: the RIDE, the ROAD and the WORD. In this message, Benjamin Shanks unpacks the story of Palm Sunday, encouraging you to receive Jesus with open palms, and to praise him with...