Passion Week Devotional: Wednesday

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

As they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus told them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.” (Matthew 17:22-23) Weeks before Jesus entered Jerusalem for His final week, He had been repetitively predicting His betrayal, arrest, death and resurrection. …

Passion Week Devotional: Tuesday

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

Questions are powerful. Questions reveal the intentions of our hearts like a seasoned detective obtaining a confession of a crime without the criminal even realizing it. And Jesus was a master detective of the human heart as revealed in the events of Tuesday during Passion Week. Jesus’ time in the temple on the Tuesday of Passion Week included several dialogues …

Passion Week Devotionals: Monday

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

In Mark 11:12-14, we see an interesting, yet significant record of the character of Jesus. It had been one day since his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey amidst cheering and jubilation from the crowds. Yet, we find Jesus cursing a fig tree? A fig tree with leaves was supposed to bear fruit. The tree either …

Passion Week Devotionals: Palm Sunday

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This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

The disciple whom Jesus loved in the book of John is none other than the writer himself. Throughout the gospels we see Jesus and the apostle John close by one another. They are relatives and John is one of Jesus’ first disciples who left his father’s very successful fishing business to follow the Lord. John was one of only two …

Baptism Celebration: Daniel Graves

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We celebrated on Sunday, March 31 as we baptized Daniel Graves. Daniel attended Discovering Northstar last year and realized he had never embraced believer’s baptism. As he prayed and processed, he made the decision to be baptized and share his story with us.

Caught in the Act: Meghan Kuczmarski

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This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Caught in the Act

Meghan Kuczmarski, a long-time Northstar member was recently celebrated and recognized at the opening of her office in Blacksburg. Meghan and her husband Rob are both graduates of Virginia Tech. They commented that they love seeing Hokies stay in the area. Rob has been working with Volvo in Dublin since graduating in 2016. Meghan worked with a local not-for-profit organization …

New Member Spotlight: Chris Barb

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This entry is part 32 of 36 in the series New Member Spotlight

Chris Barb has been attending Northstar for a long time, but recently he knew he needed to embrace local church membership. Chris serves on our Sunday Prep Team and often helps train new volunteers. Tell the church little about yourself: I am originally from Culpepper County, and I came to Blacksburg for school and became a two-time graduate of Virginia Tech.  …

Baltimore Mission Trip

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Over the past year, Northstar has sent a few different people to visit with Redemption City Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Adam Wilson, a former college minister at Northstar, is one of the pastors on staff. It has been encouraging to have conversations with him over the past year about a potential partnership. Last Spring, Northstar sent a small group of …

Alumni Spotlight: The Millers

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This article was originally published in the Winter 2016 edition of the Northstar Magazine. Flipping back through the pages of great memories with Northstar, there are many incredible people that jump off of the pages of my mind but Paul and Allie Miller are deeply special to me. Paul and Allie came to Virginia Tech in 2009 and became involved in Northstar as …