Passion Week Devotional: Thursday

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This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2020

Even Rocks Can Crumble It was Thursday evening in an upper room in Jerusalem. Jesus and his twelve disciples were gathered around a table to celebrate the Passover – or so they thought. The evening started off already being different with Jesus taking a servant’s place and washing the feet of all of His disciples. Following the foot washing, Jesus …

Palm Sunday Timelapse

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What goes into a livestream? As churches all over the world are converting to an online format for their church services, there is a lot of work happening behind the scenes by super talented individuals that are committed to serving the body of Christ even during this tumultuous time. Northstar is no exception! Ezra Richards, along with Ethan and Sarah …

Passion Week Devotional: Wednesday

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2020

All too often, the events of the Wednesday of Passion Week are overlooked. It was a seemingly insignificant day in the scheme of events that led to Jesus’ death on the cross. However, it is what’s not directly said about Wednesday, that plays a critical part in Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. There is a general consensus among scholars that it …

Passion Week Devotional: Tuesday

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Jesus answered them, “You are mistaken, because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God.” (Matthew 22:29) It was Tuesday. Jesus returned to Jerusalem with His disciples. On the previous two days, He had announced His authority by riding into town on a donkey, and then in righteous indignation, cleansed the temple by throwing out the money changers …

Passion Week Devotional: Monday

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2020

Jesus and the Religious Leaders at Passover Like every Passover during Jesus’ life, Jerusalem was full of pious Roman Jews coming from hundreds of miles in every direction. Roman authority was there too but only because their presence would ensure civility among the large crowds. The Jewish council of religious authorities, known as the Sanhedrin, was prominent that week, truly …

Passion Week Devotional: Palm Sunday

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2020

When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord …

Thinking of Others

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As I am socially distant or “quarantined” in Richmond with my parents, there are things that I’ve been thankful to see. People are spending more time with their families. Creativity is beginning to blossom in ways that it has been dormant for awhile. We’re finding more time to read or do that house project that we’ve been neglecting for months …

Digital Church Updates 2020

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Here is where you can see all of our digital church updates for 2020! We have been putting out daily videos encouraging our church members during the COVID-19 crisis, and you can check them all out here. Watch the latest one and then click the upper right corner of the video to take a look back over the rest! The …

Discipleship Initiative: 2019 Report

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In January 2019, we announced our intention to lead every one of our members through an initiative last year that would intentionally nurture their walks with Jesus. We called it the Discipleship Initiative. The process 1. Membership The process begins with a church member. There’s a reason for that. We believe and embrace discipleship. We also believe that membership is …