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NorthStar Baptist Church Sermons

Catch the latest sermons from NorthStar Baptist Church located in Hayden, Idaho. Learn more about God through his Word. See all our content at www.NorthstarBaptist.org

  • 2024 / 6 / 16
    The Gracious Father

    Join us on Father's Day as we discuss the Graciousness of of Heavenly Father as seen in the prodigal son parable from Luke 15.

  • 2024 / 6 / 9
    Careful How You Here

    Pastor Matt Irving Delivers us a message from Luke 8:16-18 on the importance of how we here the Gospel of the lord and live our lives as reflection of His Glory

  • 2024 / 6 / 2
    Fertile Soil

    Please join us for a message from Pastor Matt Irving on the Parable of the Sower from Luke 8:1-15. We explore the meaning of being Fertile Soil for the Gospel.

  • 2024 / 5 / 26
    Those that are Forgiven Much, Love Much

    Please join us as Pastor Matt Irving delivers to us a message on the power of Forgivenss in out Lord Jesus Christ.

  • 2024 / 5 / 19
    More Than A Prophet

    Join us as we explore Luke 7:18-35 with Deacon Ray Williams of NorthStar Baptist Church

  • 2024 / 5 / 5
    Pray for Your Pastor

    Please join us as on the day we ordained Matt Irving Pastor of NorthStar we have as our guest minister Robert Irving of Reformed Baptist Church of Riverside California. Robert delivers us a message on the...

  • 2024 / 4 / 28
    Faith and Compassion

    Please join us as Matt Irving Delivers a message on Faith and Compassion exhibited in Luke 7:1-17

  • 2024 / 4 / 14
    Loving the Unloveable

    Scott Hugey delivers us an important discussion from Luke on Christ's love for even those that are unlovable.

  • 2024 / 4 / 7
    Suffer with Hope, Succeed with Caution

    Join us as we take a look at the Beatitudes in Luke chapter 6.

  • 2024 / 3 / 31
    The Risen Christ

    He is Risen the King is Risen! Join us as we discuss the most important event in history. The resurrection of the King of Kings Jesus Christ!

  • 2024 / 3 / 24
    The Triumphant Entry

    Join us today as Matt Irving speaks on the Triumphant entry of Jesus as King into Jerusalem.

  • 2024 / 3 / 4
    The Lord of the Sabbath

    Matt Irving delivers us a message from Luke 6 on Jesus as Lord of the Sabbath.

  • 2024 / 3 / 4
    Why Don't Your Disciples Fast?

    Matt Irving Delivers us a message from Luke Chapter 5

  • 2024 / 2 / 11
    True Friendship and Faith

    Please join us as Pastor Matt Irving delivers a word from Luke Chapter 5:17-26 on true friendship and faith.

  • 2024 / 2 / 4
    Lord Make Me Clean

    Matt Irving delivers us a message on the importance of Jesus power to cleanse us of our sin. From Luke Chapter 5:12-16

  • 2024 / 1 / 28
    Fishers of Men

    Scott Hughey Delivers us a message from Luke 5:1-11 on Jesus making us Fishers of Men

  • 2024 / 1 / 21
    The Authority and Compassion of Christ

    Please join us as we hear Matt Irving deliver us a message on the authority and compassion of Christ displayed in his working of miraculous healing and casting off of demons in Luke 4:31-44

  • 2024 / 1 / 13
    We Must See Jesus

    Luke Rhee delivers us a message from Revelations on why we must see Jesus.

  • 2023 / 12 / 31
    Do You Trust God?

    Join us as we take a look at Luke 4 and the temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness.

  • 2023 / 12 / 24
    Mary Did you Know

    A message on the importance of the Season and the real reason for celebrating Christmas.

  • 2023 / 12 / 17
    From God to the Son of God Luke 3:23-38

    A look at the lineage of Christ and the powerful meaning behind it.

  • 2023 / 12 / 10
    You Are Mine

    We hear about the grand entrance to Jesus ministry with his baptism by Jon the Baptist in the Jordan river from Luke 3:15-22. We explore the importance of this point in history and of Baptism in our own lives.

  • 2023 / 12 / 3
    Prepare the Way

    We are delivered a sermon on repentance from the word of the Gospel of Luke chapter 3:1-14.

  • 2023 / 11 / 26
    In your Fathers House

    Join us as Matt Irving delivers a message from Luke Chapter 2:41-52 on being in our Fathers house and serving Christ always, not just Sundays.

  • 2023 / 11 / 19
    For the Salvation of Many

    Matt Irving delivers a sermon from Luke Chapter 2 vs 22-40 on the coming Messiah's purpose to deliver salvation.

  • 2023 / 11 / 12
    The Messiah is Born

    Scott Hughey preaches from Luke 2:1-21 of the Good News that the Messiah is Born!

  • 2023 / 11 / 5
    The Prophet of the Most High

    Matt Irving shares from Luke 1:57-80 on the coming of the Prophet of the Most High, John the Baptist.

  • 2023 / 10 / 29
    Magnify the Messiah

    Matt Irving delivers us a message from Luke 1:39-56 on what it means to truly magnify the Messiah in our lives.

  • 2023 / 10 / 22
    Luke 1:26-38 - "The Beautiful Promise"

    Matt Irving Delivers a message on the beautiful promise of the gospel.

  • 2023 / 10 / 8
    Joy in the Family of God

    Matt Irving delivers a heartfelt message from 1 Timothy 6:11-21 on experiencing Joy in the Family of God

  • 2023 / 10 / 1
    Godliness with Contentment is Gain

    A study in 1 Timothy 6:1-10, where we see how those who serve others are to do so well. We are to seek the wisdom of God, not our own knowledge, not being puffed up with conceit or quarrelsome. And how we are...

  • 2023 / 9 / 24
    Worthy of Honor

    Deacon Ray Williams delivers us a message about elders leading a church and how we as a congregation honor them. From 1 Timothy 5:17-25

  • 2023 / 9 / 17
    Encourage and Honor

    Matt Irving delivers a message on encouraging and honoring the widows and others in our church and community.

  • 2023 / 9 / 11
    How We Live Matters

    Matt Irving delivers a message from 1 Timothy on why, how we live our lives, matters in the eyes of God.

  • 2023 / 9 / 3
    Apostasy and the Good Servant

    A message exploring what it means when someone leaves the Christian faith, while encouraging God’s people with the traits and habits of a faithful servant of God.

  • 2023 / 8 / 27
    The Mystery of Godliness

    A message on the "Mysteries of Godliness" and the fullness of the doctrines of Grace, as seen in 1 Timothy 3:14-16

  • 2023 / 8 / 27
    Mystery of Godliness

    1 Timothy 3:14-16 Matt Irving Delivers us a message on the Mysteries of Godliness and the fullness of the doctrines of Grace

  • 2023 / 8 / 20
    Elders, Deacons and the Congregation

    Ray Williams continues our series from 1 Timothy Chapter 3 as he speaks on the qualification and duties of Elders, Deacons and the role of the Congregation.

  • 2023 / 8 / 13
    Men and Women in Worship

    Scott Hughey delivers us a message explaining the differences between men and women, and God's design for them in the church.

  • 2023 / 8 / 6
    Biblical Priorities

    Paul Stockton gives us a message on Biblical Priorities continuing our series from 1 Timothy

  • 2023 / 7 / 30
    Fight the Good Fight

    Matt Irving continues from 1 Timothy with a message on fighting the good fight.

  • 2023 / 7 / 23
    The Household of God

    Matt Irving delivers a message from the book of 1 Timothy

  • 2023 / 7 / 10
    Hope Has Feet

    Sean Hosington begins a series on the life of Joseph starting in Genesis 37

  • 2023 / 7 / 10
    The Keys to The Kingdom

    Sean Hosington delivers us a message from Matthew 16:13-19 on 7/2/2023

  • 2023 / 7 / 10

    Scott Hughey Delivers us a message from 6/25/2023 From th ebook of John 1:1-18

  • 2023 / 6 / 18
    Loving Along the Way

    Guest preacher Paul Stockton delivers us a message from the book of Matthew

  • 2023 / 6 / 11
    This Coming Age

    Guest Preacher Matt Irving delivers a message on the Coming Age from Matthew https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/This-Coming-Age-11-June-2023.mp3

  • 2023 / 6 / 4
    The Old Paths

    Deacon Ray Williams delivers a message on Walking the Old Paths from Jeremiah https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/The-Old-Paths-04-June-2023.mp3

  • 2023 / 5 / 28
    Your Sins Are Forgiven

    Guest preacher Paul Stockton delivers a powerful message on living in freedom since our sins are forgiven. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Your-Sins-Are-Forgiven-28-May-2023.mp3

  • 2023 / 5 / 21
    Back to Basics

    Guest speaker, Matt Irving, delivers a sermon from the book of Matthew encouraging us to return to the basics. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Back-to-Basics-21-May-2023.mp3

  • 2023 / 5 / 7
    At the Feet of Jesus

    Guest preacher, Paul Stockton encourages us to put Christ first above the anxieties and cares of this world. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/may-07-2023/

  • 2023 / 4 / 30
    Unity in Christ

    Guest preacher, Scott Hughey presents a picture of what it means to be unified as the people of Christ from Ephesians 4:1-6. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/april-30-2023/

  • 2023 / 4 / 23
    The Humility of Love

    Guest preacher, Paul Stockton shares with us the importance of a humble heart from John 13:1-17. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/april-23-2023/

  • 2023 / 4 / 16
    A New and Living Way

    Guest preacher, pastor Sean Hoisington challenges his listeners to consider the new and living way of life that we are all called to as believers from the author of...

  • 2023 / 4 / 9
    Resurrection Commission (John 20:19-23)

    Guest preacher pastor Sean Hoisington asks us to remember the mission of the church in today's social setting. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/april-09-2023/

  • 2023 / 4 / 2
    This is Jesus (Matthew 21:1-11)

    Guest preacher pastor Sean Hoisington asks us to consider the portrait of Jesus offered in Matthew's gospel account. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/april-02-2023/

  • 2023 / 3 / 26
    God is Rich in Mercy (Ephesians 2:1-10)

    Paul writes to the church at Ephesus that "you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked" and that, like us all, they were "by nature children of wrath." In view of such terrible news, how...

  • 2023 / 3 / 19
    Gospel Living and Legacy (2 Peter 1:12-15)

    After calling his readers to make every effort to confirm their calling and election, the Apostle Peter encourages them with the truth that his legacy of gospel teaching and fruitful ministry will outlive his...

  • 2023 / 3 / 12
    The Last Will Be First, and the First Last (Matthew 20:1-16)

    Matthew 19:30 (ESV): ”But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” During his years of ministry on this earth, our Lord Jesus was a story teller. In today’s message we are taking a break from our...

  • 2023 / 3 / 5
    Rejoice! Jesus is King Eternal (2 Peter 1:11b)

    Last week, we considered how believers in Jesus Christ can be assured of their calling and election, and their future hope in the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior. For this Celebration Sunday we want to...

  • 2023 / 2 / 26
    The Qualities of Faith - Part 3 (2 Peter 1:10-11)

    During the time of the writing of Peter’s second letter, as it is today, there was a false teaching being proliferated in the church that said that you could enjoy salvation from your sins, with no change of...

  • 2023 / 2 / 19
    The Qualities of Faith - Part 2 (2 Peter 1:8-9)

    Returning to this short, 3-part series from our study of 2 Peter, we continue to consider how our spiritual growth in moral excellence should give us hope for our eternal future. But what if we are lacking in...

  • 2023 / 2 / 12
    The Qualities of Faith, Part 1 (2 Peter 1:5-7)

    In the feast of the Christian life, we know that our faith is the main course. But what are the side dishes that the Lord has blessed us with to enjoy the fullness of his blessing on this side of eternity? In...

  • 2023 / 2 / 5
    The Weight of Glory (2 Peter 1:3-4)

    What is the gospel, and how does it transform us in our daily lives? So often, we say that the gospel of Jesus is what starts us on our own faith journeys, but the truth is that the story of Jesus' victory...

  • 2023 / 1 / 29
    Grace and Peace: Multiplied Now and Forever (2 Peter 1:2)

    As we continue to study the Apostle Peter’s second letter, we look this week to verse two, which many have described as a “wishful prayer” or an opening benediction. We consider what Peter is saying in this...

  • 2023 / 1 / 22
    Equal Standing in the Faith (2 Peter 1:1b)

    Today, as we return to Peter’s second epistle, we consider that those of us who have obtained faith from the Lord have equal standing, value and preciousness to those who were faithful eyewitnesses of all...

  • 2023 / 1 / 15
    Rejoice! God is Judge (Psalm 75)

    Several weeks ago we took some time to consider Psalm 74, a Psalm of Asaph, which asked the Lord how long he would stand idly by while his people continued to suffer. This week, we turn to the following...

  • 2023 / 1 / 8
    Rejoice: The Lord Restores and Sends Sinners! (1 Peter 1:1-2)

    As we begin this series on Peter’s second letter, we take a look back at  the story of Peter’s denial of Christ, and how by the grace of God and  the cross of Christ, he was restored to the point...

  • 2023 / 1 / 1
    Lose Your Life for the Sake of Christ (Matthew 16:24-28)

    At the beginning of each year, Pastor Joshua Shirey shares a message in the theme of “The State of the Pulpit”. We take some time to consider the health of the global church and how our local congregation may...

  • 2022 / 12 / 25
    Pray to Hasten the Day (Psalm 98)

    In this final week of our series on Prayer in the life of the church, we consider how we ought to pray in between the first coming of Christ that we celebrate in the Christmas season, and the second and final...

  • 2022 / 12 / 25
    A Christmas Eve Exhortation

    During our Christmas Eve hymn sing and candlelight service, Pastor Joshua Shirey shared a short gospel message and exhortation to remind us that the baby in the manger has become our Peace if we put our faith...

  • 2022 / 12 / 18
    Lamentation: Praying out of the Depths (Psalm 74)

    As we continue to consider the role of prayer in the life of the church and in our own lives as individual followers of Christ, we turn now to Psalm 74 to consider how we should respond when things are...

  • 2022 / 12 / 11
    Praise: Praying from and to the Heights (Psalm 111)

    On this Celebration Sunday, Pastor Joshua Shirey brings us a message from Psalm 111 to encourage us to praise the Lord both individually but especially when we gather together as God’s people. We ought to...

  • 2022 / 12 / 4
    Petition: Praying in the Fight (Psalm 107)

    What is the purpose of prayer of petition? Do we unnecessarily burden the Lord with our needs, fears and insecurities? In this continuation of our end of the year series on prayer, Pastor Joshua Shirey shares...

  • 2022 / 11 / 30
    Confession: Praying with Repentance (Pslam 106)

    In this second of six sermons in our series on prayer, we turn to Psalm 106 to consider prayers of confession and repentance of sin. How should we respond when we fall short of God's righteous standard? And...

  • 2022 / 11 / 20
    Pray (James 1:1-10)

    What stands in the way of a healthy personal life of prayer, and what affect does that have on the gathered people of God? In this first sermon in our short series on prayer, Pastor Joshua Shirey shares from...

  • 2022 / 11 / 13
    Search Me, O God (Psalm 139)

    As we return again to the book of Psalms, guest preacher Paul Stockton shares a message from Psalm 139 titled "Search Me, O God". Drawing from David's song, Paul shows us how God's intimate knowledge of David...

  • 2022 / 11 / 6
    Life Together: Joy (Nehemiah 8:1-12)

    How should we celebrate the Lord together, and what sorts of things get in the way of the joy that we have in him? How can we grow in our joy individually, but also as the gathered people of God? In today's...

  • 2022 / 10 / 30
    Life Together: The Character of God (1 John 4:7-21)

    As we continue to study our shared Life Together as the body of Christ, we take time today to consider a passage in 1 John that shows us that we are able to see and recognize who God is by Jesus' offering of...

  • 2022 / 10 / 23
    Life Together: Seeking the Reward (Philippians 3:12-16)

    Continuing our series on our shared "Life Together" as a church, Pastor Joshua Shirey implores the people of God to strive to take hold of the future blessing of Jesus Christ on their lives. Drawing from...

  • 2022 / 10 / 16
    Life Together: Creating and Preserving Marriages (Matthew 6:25-34)

    In this fifth part in our series on our shared Life Together, Pastor Joshua Shirey turns to an uncommon passage to give prudent advice to the young men and women of our church as they think about God's will...

  • 2022 / 10 / 9
    Life Together: The Gospel (Romans 3:21-26)

    In today's sermon, Pastor Joshua Shirey shares a message from one of the richest gospel centered chapters in all of the New Testament: Romans chapter 3. Paul's teaching here helps us to understand how we are...

  • 2022 / 10 / 2
    Life Together: The Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

    In this third part of our series on the church and our shared “Life  Together”, Pastor Joshua Shirey shares from Paul’s admonition toward the  Corinthian church regarding the inherently collective...

  • 2022 / 9 / 25
    Give Praise to the Lord (Psalm 148)

    In today's sermon Kirk shares with us a summons to give praise to the  Lord for all he has done for us. He shows us how the psalmist encourages  all of God's creation to give him praise, and how, as...

  • 2022 / 9 / 19
    Trust the Good Shepherd (Psalm 23)

    Today we take a look at one of the most beloved Psalms written by the  Shepherd-King David, Psalm 23. Matt Irving brings a message of  encouragement to look to the Lord as our sovereign Good...

  • 2022 / 9 / 11
    Life Together: The Two Families (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

    Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on...

  • 2022 / 9 / 4
    Life Together: Love God, Love One Another (Matthew 22:34-40)

    When Jesus was asked to weigh in on which is the first and great commandment, in Matthew 22, he responds with two: to love the Lord and to love one another. Although his adversaries were silenced by his...

  • 2022 / 8 / 28
    Stand Firm (1 Peter 5:12-14)

    In this final sermon in the book of 1 Peter, Pastor Joshua Shirey shows both the faith-bolstering evidence that the book was really written by the Apostle Peter who witnessed the risen Christ, but also how...

  • 2022 / 8 / 21
    The End of All Things (1 Peter 5:8-11)

    As Christians, we are called to avoid spiritual distraction and complacency, but to be watchful and alert. One reason that we are to remain alert, is because we have a true spiritual enemy who wants to harm...

  • 2022 / 8 / 15
    Yahweh: Our Hope and Joy (Psalm 16)

    Speaker: Paul Stockton In today's sermon, we take a break from 1 Peter to revisit a beloved Psalm of David, Psalm 16. Brother Paul Stockton shares how David, through all of his trials and difficulties, found...

  • 2022 / 8 / 7
    Rejoice! God Cares for You

    Sermon Text: 1 Peter 5:6, 7 We've all heard the glorious promise of 1 Peter 5:7 which calls us to cast our cares and anxieties upon the Lord, but we rarely consider the verse in context. In today's sermon,...

  • 2022 / 8 / 1
    Longings for the House of God (Psalm 84)

    In light of the weeks that we spent studying Peter's admonitions to pastors, we consider Psalm 84, a song and prayer of the sons of Korah. What type of man is the Lord looking for to care for his people? The...

  • 2022 / 7 / 24
    Marks of the Church: Love (John 17:24-26)

    Guest Speaker: Doug Helms Pastor Joshua's father-in-law and pastor Doug Helms shares this encouraging message from Jesus' High-Priestly prayer as recorded in John 17. In this powerful prayer, Jesus prays for...

  • 2022 / 7 / 17
    Exhortations to Elders - Part 2 (1 Peter 5:1-5)

    In this third week of our study of 1 Peter 5:1-5, Pastor Joshua Shirey walks us through some of Peter's specific admonitions for pastors: specifically that they manifest the heart of a shepherd towards their...

  • 2022 / 7 / 10
    Exhortations to Elders, Part 1 (1 Peter 5:1-5)

    What do Peter's exhortations to the early church elders mean for those of us in the church today, especially men? Who should serve as elders or pastors, and how can you know if you are "called" to serve the...

  • 2022 / 7 / 3
    Rejoice: The Lord is Our Shepherd (1 Peter 5:1-5)

    Pastor Joshua Shirey begins a multi-part miniseries today on Peter's admonitions regarding the shepherding role of those who serve the church as pastors (or elders). In this week's message we take a look at...

  • 2022 / 6 / 27
    Fiery Trials, Blessing, and Salvation (1 Peter 4:12-19)

    What is God's purpose for fiery trials and suffering in the life of the Christian? What sort of suffering should we embrace as the tool of God for our good, and what sorts of suffering should be avoided and...

  • 2022 / 6 / 19
    Honorable Conduct: Life in View of the End (Part 2)

    Sermon Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Peter, having explained in our previous passage the ways that Christians should no longer live in the passions that once marked their lives, now tells us how we should think and...

  • 2022 / 6 / 12
    Honorable Conduct: Life in View of the End, Part 1 (1 Peter 4:1-6)

    Guest Speaker: Matt Irving What should the Christian life look like? How should the surety of Jesus' victory over sin and death affect the Christian's life here on earth, while we wait for glory? Guest...

  • 2022 / 6 / 5
    The Hope of the Righteous: Salvation, Triumph, and Vindication (1 Peter 3:18-22)

    What is the final hope and vindication of the suffering believer in Christ? In this week's sermon, Pastor Joshua Shirey works through this difficult passage, where Peter grounds the believer's hope in none...

  • 2022 / 5 / 29
    Honorable Conduct: Fearless Endurance

    Sermon text: 1 Peter 3:13-17 What harm can befall a Christian who is zealous for good deeds? How should a Christian respond when they do suffer for righteousness' sake? How does our response to suffering open...

  • 2022 / 5 / 23
    Honorable Conduct: Life Together vs the World

    Sermon Text: 1 Peter 3:8-12 (ESV) Believers in Christ Jesus have been called for a purpose: to proclaim the excellencies of Jesus before the world around us. Today, Pastor Joshua Shirey of NorthStar Baptist...

  • 2022 / 5 / 15
    Genuinely Blessed: Psalm 32

    Paul Stockton shares a message based on Psalm 32, where David speaks of the genuine blessedness one receives when they repent of their sins and seek the Lord's forgiveness. Sermon Text: Psalm 32

  • 2022 / 5 / 8
    Honorable Conduct: Wives and Husbands (1 Peter 3:1-7)

    Sermon Text: 1 Peter 3:1-7 In today's message, Pastor Joshua Shirey shows us how both women and men should draw from the example of Christ as they seek to live faithfully as Christians, particularly within...

  • 2022 / 5 / 1
    Honorable Conduct: Rejoicing in God's Grace in Suffering (1 Peter 2:18-25)

    We have been called to follow Jesus in all things - including how he responded to unjust suffering. In today's sermon, Pastor Joshua Shirey shares how our suffering is actually a tool of God's grace that he...

  • 2022 / 4 / 24
    Honorable Conduct: Submission to Rulers (1 Peter 2:13-17)

    Sermon Text: 1 Peter 2:13-17 What does Scripture say about how we are to submit to the human institutions and authorities that God has put in place over us? Pastor Joshua Shirey shares how submission to...

  • 2022 / 4 / 17
    The People of God, the World, and the Return of Christ

    Sermon text: 1 Peter 2:11-12 On this Resurrection Sunday, Pastor Joshua Shirey shares how the most glorious truths and the most important teachings of 1 Peter hinge entirely on the truth of the resurrection...

  • 2022 / 4 / 11
    The People of God: Proclaim His Excellencies! (Part 2)

    Last week, Pastor Joshua Shirey took us through the theological basis for Peter's call for all believers to proclaim the excellencies of Jesus Christ; this week, we focus on the practical application of 1...

  • 2022 / 4 / 4
    The People of God: Proclaim His Excellencies! (Part 1)

    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a  people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once...

  • 2022 / 3 / 27
    Be Known. Be Led. Be Fruit.

    What is it that God expects of the Christian, and what place does the law have for us in our lives? Scott Hughey leads us through a summary study of Paul's letter to the Galatians, culminating in a final look...

  • 2022 / 3 / 20
    Friendship with the World is Enmity with God (1 John 2:15-17)

    What should the Christian life look like, and how should it look different than the lives of non-believers? John writes that we are to not love the world or the things in the world and tells us some of the...

  • 2022 / 3 / 14
    The Fruitful Life

    Statistics say that nearly 1/3 of the world’s population are Christians, but is that true? In today’s sermon, we explore Jesus’ Parable of the Sower, to discover what Jesus has to say about what makes a...

  • 2022 / 3 / 6
    God, Our Dwelling Place

    We live in a fallen world. This fallenness is a result of our own sin as well as the sins of the world. But, God, by His eternal power, has been our dwelling place since before He formed the world. In this...

  • 2022 / 2 / 27
    The House of God: The Offending Cornerstone

    Today, Scott will take us through Peter’s analogy of Jesus as the cornerstone of God’s house. How is God building His house and what significance does the cornerstone have in this...

  • 2022 / 2 / 20
    The House of God: Priests and Stones

    Having finished our series on "Life in the Family of God", we now shift our attention to "The House of God". Today we'll explore the imagery that Peter provides of us being living stones that are being built...

  • 2022 / 2 / 13
    Life in the Family of God: Growing Infants

    In this installment of our "Life in the Family of God" series, we will look at the image that Peter gives of an infant longing for its mother's milk and the implication on our Christian walk as members of...

  • 2022 / 2 / 6
    Life in the Family of God: Brotherly Love

    Today, we will look at brotherly love as it pertains to our life in the family of God. We will look at Biblical encouragements that show us the blessings that we can experience when we love one another as...

  • 2022 / 1 / 30
    Life in the Family of God: Older Brother

    Today we'll explore the hope that we ought to have in the knowledge of our older brother, Christ Jesus, who was chosen before the foundations of the world. Having such an anchor for our hope should inform the...

  • 2022 / 1 / 23
    Life in the Family of God: Fear

    In this lesson, we will learn what it means to live a life in the "Fear of the Lord". What does Christian fear of the Lord look like in our daily walk and how is it different from our usual understanding of...

  • 2022 / 1 / 16
    Life in the Family of God: Holiness

    In this lesson, we will examine Peter's exhortation to his readers to live a life of holiness because they have been adopted into the family of God. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/january-16-2022/

  • 2022 / 1 / 9
    Rejoice! The Lord Hears Us!

    In this lesson, we will look at the book of John and the assurances that we have knowing that our God hears us. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/january-09-2022/

  • 2022 / 1 / 2
    Kindness, Tenderness, and Forgiveness

    In the first sermon of the new year, we seek to set a trajectory for our church and how we can pursue faithfulness to the Lord together. From Ephesians 4:32, we see that we must be a kind, tenderhearted, and...

  • 2021 / 12 / 26
    The Revelation of Jesus Christ

    In this lesson, we will look at Peter’s imperative in verse 13 to put our hope in the promises of God by responding to the Gospel, living this “in-between” life full of zeal and with a sober mind, and fixing...

  • 2021 / 12 / 12
    The Longing of the Prophets and Angels (Part 1)

    In this lesson, we will examine 1 Peter 1:10-12 and see the claim that Peter is making regarding what the prophets knew when they were speaking the Word of the Lord to the...

  • 2021 / 12 / 5
    The Fruits of Genuine Faith

    In this passage, we'll see what Peter is teaching his readers regarding genuine faith. There is both clarity and assurance in the way Peter relates their faith to their love of...

  • 2021 / 11 / 28
    Trials, Faith, and the Return of Jesus Christ

    In this passage, we look at what it means to be a "walking contradiction" as we rejoice in the hope of the return of Christ Jesus, though in the same moment we endure grief through...

  • 2021 / 11 / 21
    The Glory of God’s Mercy and Power in Salvation

    In this message, we work to understand just how great God‘s mercy is and how active His power is in salvation, particularly in the new birth. Those who see these things can also bless God with all their...

  • 2021 / 11 / 14
    Saved by the Triune God

    Today, we will look at what it means that we were saved by the foreknowledge of God and how He works through His Spirit for the good of those whom He elects. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/november-14-2021/

  • 2021 / 11 / 7
    Elect Exiles from Every Nation

    In this lesson, we will examine what it means that we are exiles or sojourners as Peter alludes to in these next verses. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/november-07-2021/

  • 2021 / 10 / 31
    Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ

    In this lesson, we will examine why it is important to understand what it truly means that Peter was an Apostle, appointed by Jesus Himself. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/october-31-2021/

  • 2021 / 10 / 24

    In this lesson, we will take a biographical look at the person of Peter and learn what encouragement we can gain from his example. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/october-24-2021/

  • 2021 / 10 / 17
    How Should We Pray?

    Today, we look at the Lord's prayer in the gospel of Luke and learn at the feet of Jesus as He teaches His disciples how they should pray. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/october-17-2021/

  • 2021 / 10 / 10
    Why Should We Pray?

    Today, we will examine the parable of the corrupt judge and the parable of the Pharisee and tax collector from Luke 18 and see how Jesus is instructing us to pray and not lose heart. Why should we pray, and...

  • 2021 / 10 / 3
    God's Glorious Grace

    Today, for our "Celebration Sunday", we will examine the praise of David in Psalm 145 and discuss how a true understanding of God's grace toward us helps us to rightly celebrate all He's done for...

  • 2021 / 9 / 26
    Jonah's Anger and God's Grace

    Today, we look at Jonah chapter 4. How can Jonah's response to God's grace inform our hearts when we think of God's forgiveness and how He is free to extend it to anyone regardless of...

  • 2021 / 9 / 19
    According to the Word of the Lord

    Today, Scott takes us into Jonah chapter 3 where we see God accomplishes His purposes through His Word, no matter how hard-hearted or reluctant the preacher of that word...

  • 2021 / 9 / 12
    From the Belly of the Fish

    In today’s lesson, guest speaker Forrest Berry will take us through Jonah’s response to God from the belly of the fish. We will use Jonah’s prayer to help inform all of us how we ought to respond to God in...

  • 2021 / 9 / 5
    The Prophet on the Run

    In this lesson, we will begin our study in the book of the prophet Jonah. This story has been well known for its tale of a man who is swallowed by a big fish, but, as we'll begin to see in today's lesson, the...

  • 2021 / 8 / 29
    Inconvenient Love and Eternal Reward

    What does it look like to be a people who show love to everyone, even their persecutors? In this lesson we will explore Jesus's teaching on loving your...

  • 2021 / 8 / 22
    The Wicked and God's Justice

    Today we will look at Habakkuk's response to God as he sings a song of praise about God's might and justice. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/august-22-2021/

  • 2021 / 8 / 15
    The Wicked and God's Providence

    In this lesson, we will hear Habakkuk's response to God's reply and hear him ask a question of God. God's answer, of course, shatters Habakkuk's expectations of what he thought he knew of God and informs us...

  • 2021 / 8 / 8
    Wickedness Increases

    Why does a good God, allow evil in the world? Why do we see wickedness increasing and seemingly no response from God? In this lesson, we will begin exploring these questions as the prophet Habakkuk did and...

  • 2021 / 8 / 1
    Everything in the Name of Jesus

    In this lesson, we will be looking at what it means for the church to do "everything in the name of Jesus" and how Paul intended the church to live in light of their...

  • 2021 / 7 / 25
    Singing and the Word of Christ

    In today's passage, Paul provides singing as a way to let the Word of Christ dwell among us. We will explore different ways that this can apply to the church...

  • 2021 / 7 / 18
    Teach and Admonish One Another!

    In this lesson, we will look at what it means to teach and admonish one another as Paul instructs through his letter to the Colossians. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/july-18-2021/

  • 2021 / 7 / 11
    The Word of Christ Must Dwell Richly!

    In this lesson, we find that this passage is a command to the church in Colossae. How can this instruct how we go about the business of being a church today? https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/july-11-2021/

  • 2021 / 7 / 4
    Celebrate The Love Of God!

    The “Love of God” is not explicitly mentioned in today’s passage,  but, a closer examination of the exhortations of Paul in Colossians  3:16-17, reveals that it’s the love of the Father which should...

  • 2021 / 6 / 27
    The Word of Christ

    In this lesson, we will examine the passage in Colossians 3:16-17  regarding the "Word of Christ". What does Paul mean by this phrase and why does he command the church to "Let the word of Christ dwell...

  • 2021 / 6 / 20
    Do Not Despise God’s House!

    How can discouragement and apathy prevent us from building God's house? In this lesson, we will explore the exhortations and promises in chapter 2 of Haggai which God has shared not only with ancient Israel...

  • 2021 / 6 / 13
    Build God's House!

    In this lesson, we will explore how the command to "build God's house" in Hagai, applies to life in the Christian church. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/june-13-2021/

  • 2021 / 6 / 6
    Freedom From Worry

    In this lesson, brother Stockton will share a message about combating the sin of worry and instead, learning to trust in the Lord. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/june-06-2021/

  • 2021 / 5 / 30
    He Who Has Ears to Hear; Let Him Hear

    In this final lesson from the book of Hebrews, we explore the writer's exhortation to listen to and heed his exhortations and why this is so significant for churches...

  • 2021 / 5 / 23
    May You Be Equipped By God Through Christ

    In this lesson, we will look at the closing benediction in the book of Hebrews. This benediction is a prayer by the author of Hebrews for his congregation. What can it teach us about how we ought to view his...

  • 2021 / 5 / 16
    Pray Earnestly for Your Leaders

    In this lesson, we will explore the author's exhortation to pray. He specifically asks that they pray, urgently, for him and the other leaders in the church. How should this affect our prayer life? To explore...

  • 2021 / 5 / 9
    Obey and Submit to Your Leaders

    What does it mean to "submit to leaders" and who are our leaders? In this lesson, we will explore what the author of Hebrews means when he exhorts his congregation to obey and submit to their leaders and how...

  • 2021 / 5 / 2
    Keep the Feast of the New Covenant

    In this lesson, we will explore how the author of Hebrews ties our life under the New Covenant to the statutes of worship under the Old Covenant as he exhorts his congregation to continue on in the faith and...

  • 2021 / 4 / 18
    The Zeal of Christ

    Can our savior be gentle and lowly, while at once being consumed with zeal for the house of God? In this message brother Nathan Martin walks with us through John 2:13-17 to behold the zeal of Christ,...

  • 2021 / 4 / 11
    Celebrate the Unchangeable Christ!

    Why do followers of Christ have a sure and steadfast hope? Hebrews 13:8 tells us, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." In this message we celebrate our unchangeable Christ.

  • 2021 / 4 / 4
    But God Raised Him From the Dead

    In this message, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, we look at the apostle Paul's sermon recorded in Acts 13. In verse 30 he tells us that God raised Him from the dead. He is risen! What does this...

  • 2021 / 3 / 28
    Brotherly Love in Purity

    In this lesson, we explore how our lives can have an effect on those around us, especially our fellow believers. As we explore what the author of Hebrews has to say on the subject of living pure lives for the...

  • 2021 / 3 / 21
    Brotherly Love in Hospitality

    Last week, we explored how we can present acceptable worship and brotherly love through hospitality towards others and, especially, toward our fellow Christian, brothers and...

  • 2021 / 3 / 14
    Acceptable Worship in Brotherly Love

    Hebrews 13:1, in which the author encourages his congregation to continue to present acceptable worship through their practice of brotherly love toward each other serves as an encouragement for churches today...

  • 2021 / 3 / 7
    To Mount Zion - The Unshakeable Kingdom

    Does it seem easy to forget that our God is a consuming fire? In this message we look in Hebrews 12 at the unshakeable kingdom given to those who are covered by Christ's sacrifice, at the coming alternative...

  • 2021 / 2 / 28
    To Mount Zion - See the Great King

    Do we, as followers of Christ, live in light of the truth that we are sons and daughters of the King of Zion or do we allow the idea of God, as the judge of all, to drive us back to mount Sinai? In this...

  • 2021 / 2 / 21
    To Mount Zion - See the City

    In the last message we looked at Mount Sinai, to which Hebrews 12 tells us we have not come, but we've come instead to Mount Zion. So what is Mount Zion? To where have we come? What does it look like to live...

  • 2021 / 2 / 14
    Not to Mount Sinai

    In our thought processes, our approach, even our understanding of God's heart toward us we can so often be old-covenant-oriented. In this message we begin to look at the beautiful contrast presented in...

  • 2021 / 2 / 7
    True Worship

    What does it look like to truly worship God in spirit and in truth? What does Jesus mean when he says the Father is seeking "true worshipers"? In this lesson, guest speaker Paul Stockton will explore these...

  • 2021 / 1 / 31
    Obtain the Grace of God

    It is clear from Hebrews 12 that the race we are called to run can be wearying, dangerously so if we try to go it alone. It is the grace of God to provide brothers and sisters in Christ to help and be helped....

  • 2021 / 1 / 24
    Discipline Brings Assurance and Righteousness

    Knowing that God’s discipline is directly connected to His adoption of His children into the Kingdom brings assurance to those who understand that their trial is not punishment but, rather, preparation for...

  • 2021 / 1 / 17
    The Discipline of the Lord

    The discipline of the Lord can be an unpopular topic, but Hebrews 12 makes an explicit connection between it and God's love for His children. In this message we look at the Lord's discipline, how it prepares...

  • 2021 / 1 / 10
    Looking to Jesus

    In this lesson, Pastor Joshua will be discussing how looking to Jesus as the founder and perfecter of our faith brings unity and endurance. Jesus is the whole reason that we can endure in faith until the...

  • 2021 / 1 / 3
    The State of the Pulpit: 2021 - Having the Same Love

    Looking back and reflecting on the last year, and setting vision for the new year, the Scriptures call us to a seemingly radical kind of unity and love for one another: one that certainly had not seemed to...

  • 2020 / 12 / 27
    Looking to Jesus - Part 2: Endurance from Christ through Faith

    In this long and dangerous race we are supposed to run, how are we to do so with endurance and confidence? The author of Hebrews gives us key insights in the beginning of chapter 12.

  • 2020 / 12 / 20
    Looking to Jesus - Part 1: Getting Ready to Run

    The author of Hebrews depicts the Christian life as a race that needs to be run in order to live a life that pleases God and gain the prize. In order to run this race well, and with endurance, and if we hope...

  • 2020 / 12 / 13
    Something Better for Us

    If we are not careful, we can fly over small passages of Scripture that are less familiar to us and miss out on their significance. Hebrews 11:39-40 has massive implications for our understanding of how God...

  • 2020 / 12 / 6
    Faith in Victory, Faith in Defeat

    Guest speaker Nathan Martin shows us the contrast of how faith can manifest in the lives of people who live faithfully. Hebrews 11:32-38 is not only a list of triumphs. Some of the lives of those mentioned...

  • 2020 / 11 / 29
    Hebrews 11: Samuel

    Guest speaker Ray Williams shows us the life of faith that characterized Samuel and made him such an important figure in Israel’s history. Seeing Samuel’s life from the perspective of his trust in God at key...

  • 2020 / 11 / 22
    David: Faith and the Heart of God

    The author of Hebrews makes staggering claims about the nature of faith and its relationship to the promises of God. Holding the life of David up against these statements shows in bold contrast the nature of...

  • 2020 / 11 / 15

    Guest speaker Pat Harrell explains the life of Samson in the context of Hebrews 11. Samson is not a likely figure if we were to write Hebrews 11 in our day, yet even in imperfection and failure, God achieves...

  • 2020 / 11 / 8
    Jericho: Blessing, Judgement, and Repentance

    What does the defeat of Jericho tell us about how God operates? What does Rahab's example teach us about what the Lord values? In this message we dig into the implications of those events mentioned in Hebrews...

  • 2020 / 11 / 1
    The Crossing of the Red Sea

    In this message guest speaker Jeremy Bullen walks us through the faith of the people of Israel crossing the Red Sea (Hebrews 11:29): a picture of the faith of the people of God stepping out boldly in the face...

  • 2020 / 10 / 25
    Moses' Faith

    In this message we look at Hebrews 11:23-28, which touches on four episodes in the life of Moses. Why does the author of Hebrews choose these four, and not any of the other great events of Moses' life? To...

  • 2020 / 10 / 18
    Prepared for Glory

    There are so many questions we should be asking about suffering. What is the point? Why would a God who loves allow it? What should our response be to the suffering in our lives and the lives of others? In...

  • 2020 / 10 / 11
    Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph

    In this message we look with guest speaker Paul Stockton at the faith of Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph outlined in Hebrews 11:20-22; imperfect men who by faith trusted in a future inheritance and left generational...

  • 2020 / 10 / 4
    Abraham (Part 2)

    At a glance Hebrews 11:17-19 offers such a brief picture of what God is doing through the faith of Abraham, obediently offering his son of promise Isaac. In this message guest speaker Nathan Martin continues...

  • 2020 / 9 / 27

    Why does the author of Hebrews interrupt his list of the faithful in the middle of chapter 11? What is he pointing out by reminding us that Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Jacob "all died in...

  • 2020 / 9 / 20

    In this message we focus with guest speaker Scott Hughey on the faith of Sarah, who believed not primarily in the promise itself but "considered him faithful who had promised." (Hebrews 11:11-12)

  • 2020 / 9 / 13
    Abraham (Part 1)

    Continuing our study of Hebrews 11, in this message our guest speaker Nathan Martin walks us through the faith of Abraham, who was "looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder...

  • 2020 / 9 / 6
    Abel, Enoch, and Noah

    Why does the author of Hebrews choose Abel to begin the list of faith exemplars in chapter 11? What does Enoch's life teach us about the faith of those who seek God? To what higher reality does Noah's...

  • 2020 / 8 / 30
    Faith in Christ and not by Law

    What is so special about the faith of the people listed in Hebrews 11? In what exactly did they have faith? To what were they looking toward in faith, and how are they inheritors of God's promises not yet...

  • 2020 / 8 / 23
    It Has Always Been by Faith

    Hebrews 11 is a much-loved passage about faith, but what is the author's point by adding it here? Why is faith so important? How does it fit within the context of the letter to the Hebrews? How does it tie...

  • 2020 / 8 / 16
    An Urgent Call for the Church to Pray

    Why should we be a people of prayer? Is it necessary, or even critical? Why should we pray together with and for each other? Why don't we? How can we? In this message we address these questions beginning with...

  • 2020 / 8 / 9
    The Bold Assurance of Faith

    In chapter 10 verse 39 (ESV) the author of Hebrews assures his audience that, "...we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls." How can he say...

  • 2020 / 8 / 2
    A Tale of Two Lives

     In this message our guest Paul Stockton examines with us the two lives outlined in Hebrews 10:19-39; the one who by faith endures and holds fast to Christ, and the other who shrinks back is destroyed.

  • 2020 / 7 / 26
    The Horror of Sin and the Holiness of God

    In this message we take a hard look at the judgement unpacked in Hebrews 10:26-31, the horrible consequence of not holding fast together to our great high priest, and the salvation offered to us.

  • 2020 / 7 / 19
    The Life of the Church and the Day of the Lord

    In this sermon we focus in on Hebrews 10:24-25 to examine why this imperative to meet together consistently and with intent to encourage each other is so critical as we prepare for the Day of the Lord.

  • 2020 / 7 / 12
    Let Us Consider One Another

    In this message we focus on Hebrews 10:24. What does it actually look like for us as a church to, as the King James Version puts it, "consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works,"?

  • 2020 / 7 / 6
    Unlikely Friendships in the Body of Christ

    Do you have a tendency to skip over the greetings at the ends of the New Testament letters? In today's sermon our guest Pastor Doug Helms of Rock Creek Baptist Church in Crowley, Texas unpacks the beautiful,...

  • 2020 / 6 / 28
    Who is the "us"?

    Hebrews 10:19-25 entreats us to draw near, hold fast, and stir one another up to love and good works. In this sermon we examine this question: who is the "us" to which this letter refers?

  • 2020 / 6 / 21
    Be the One

    Our third sermon on the commands in Hebrews 10:19-25 focuses on practical application: how will you be the one who is a doer of these words, and not a hearer only?

  • 2020 / 6 / 14
    Life Together as the People of God

    What does life together look like in light of the three commands in Hebrews 10? In this sermon we continue to focus on what it means to draw near together, hold fast together, and consider how to stir one...

  • 2020 / 6 / 7
    Three Commands

    In this sermon we examine the commands given to us in light of what previous chapters have shown us about Jesus: to draw near, hold fast, and consider how to stir one another up to love and good works.

  • 2020 / 5 / 31
    The Epic of Christ and the People of Christ

    To what story is the book of Hebrews pointing us, and what does it mean for the people of Christ? In this sermon we look at the crescendo of the book of Hebrews in chapter 10.

  • 2020 / 5 / 24
    Christ Fulfilled God's Will

    In this sermon we look at the contrast between the dark shadow of the Law referenced in Hebrews 10 and the bright reality of Christ fulfilling the Father's will.

  • 2020 / 5 / 17
    The Good Things that Have Come

    What are "the good things that have come" referenced in Hebrews 9:11? In this sermon we examine that question, and how and why we participate in those good things through Christ.

  • 2020 / 5 / 10
    Christ's Priesthood and His Promise

    In this sermon we look further at the impact of Christ’s priesthood according to Hebrews 9.

  • 2020 / 5 / 3
    Shadows to Reality

    In this sermon we look what Hebrews 9 has to say about the regulations and symbols of the Old Covenant as foreshadowing of the New Covenant through Christ.

  • 2020 / 4 / 26
    The Better Promises of the Better Convenant

    In this sermon we look at the superiority of the promises of the New Covenant versus the Old, and to whom those promises apply.

  • 2020 / 4 / 19
    What's Really Going On?

    In this sermon we look at what Hebrews has to say about how the ministry of Jesus as our Great High Priest bears on reality past, present and future. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/april-19-2020/

  • 2020 / 4 / 12
    The Risen Christ and His Church

    In this sermon, we will look into the Revelation of John and how it speaks of the hope that we have when the risen King returns and reunites with His church. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/april-12-2020/

  • 2020 / 4 / 5
    The Gospel, Our Great High Priest, and the New Covenant

    How do we live in light of our new identity under the New Covenant, knowing that Jesus is our Great High Priest? https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/april-05-2020/

  • 2020 / 3 / 29
    The Gospel and the Purpose of the Church

    Why does the church gather? And what does the mission of the church mean to us in light of Scripture? In this lesson, we will explore how the purpose of the church is closely tied to the...

  • 2020 / 3 / 22
    The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

    How is faith connected to righteousness? In the Bible, faith is very closely related to righteousness. In this lesson, we will explore what Paul has to say about this in his letter to the...

  • 2020 / 3 / 15
    What is Biblical Faith?

    When you say or hear the word "faith" what does that mean to you? In this lesson, we will be exploring what the Bible says about faith and how it should affect our walk as followers of...

  • 2020 / 3 / 8
    God's Righteousness Revealed

    What is God's righteousness? And how is it good for us that He guards His righteousness for His own name's sake? We will explore these questions during this lesson and see what Paul has to say about it from...

  • 2020 / 3 / 1
    For Everyone Who Believes

    In this lesson, we will explore what it really means that the Gospel is for “…the Jew first, and also the Greek.” as Paul states in Romans 1:16. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/march-01-2020/

  • 2020 / 2 / 23
    Salvation: What Is It, and Why Do I Need It?

    In this lesson, we will take an in-depth look at the Biblical idea of Salvation. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/february-23-2020/

  • 2020 / 2 / 16
    The Gospel IS The Power of God

    As we explore what Paul means in his statement that he is "not ashamed of the Gospel" we will discover how the Gospel is the power of God for Salvation. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/february-16-2020/

  • 2020 / 2 / 9
    Ashamed of the Gospel?

    Why would Paul need to clarify that he is not ashamed of the Gospel? If the Gospel is indeed "good news", then why does Paul feel the need to address this? In this lesson, pastor Shirey will be exploring this...

  • 2020 / 2 / 2
    The Gospel

    This lesson is the first in a series called "The Gospel" where we will take a deeper look at what the Gospel really is and how we should be thinking about it and how we ought to relate it to...

  • 2020 / 1 / 26
    The New Covenant and the Burning Question

    In this lesson, we will explore the main point behind what the author of Hebrews has been saying so far. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/january-26-2020/

  • 2020 / 1 / 19
    Joy and Purpose in the Life of the Son

    In this lesson, we will explore and celebrate the reason behind the sanctity of life. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/january-19-2020/

  • 2020 / 1 / 12
    The Salvation of the World Through The Unity of the Church

    In this lesson, pastor Shirey will explore how God uses the unity of His church to bring salvation to a lost world. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/january-12-2020/

  • 2020 / 1 / 5
    State of the Pulpit 2020

    Happy New Year! In this sermon, Pastor Shirey will discuss our goals and emphasis as a church as we move into the year 2020. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/january-05-2020/

  • 2019 / 12 / 29
    The New Covenant and Our New Identity in Christ

    Scripture tells us that we have a new identity in Christ. In this lesson, we will explore what it means to be a new creation in Christ. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/december-29-2019/

  • 2019 / 12 / 22
    Christmas and the New Covenant

    In this lesson, Pastor Shirey will examine how Christ's first coming was really how God kept His promise to bring His people under a new covenant that is better than the...

  • 2019 / 12 / 15
    Christian Maturity

    What does it look like to be a mature Christian? In other words, I'm a Christian, now what? In this lesson, guest speaker Jonah Roads will help us examine this from 2...

  • 2019 / 12 / 8
    A Better Priest, a Better Hope, a Better Covenant

    Why do we need a new high priest? Was the old covenant flawed in some way? In this lesson, we will take a closer look at these questions and more. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/december-08-2019/

  • 2019 / 12 / 1
    From Melchizedek to Jesus

    In this lesson, we will look into this person named Melchizedek, who is referenced several times throughout the Bible. Who is he? What role did he play in Biblical history? And how does he relate to Jesus,...

  • 2019 / 11 / 24
    Leadership, Part 3

    In this final installment of our series on Biblical leadership, we will look at the example set for by Jesus Christ Himself who taught us what it looked like to lead and minister to those placed under our...

  • 2019 / 11 / 17
    Leadership, Part 2

    In this installment on leadership, we will examine the life of Paul and the example he set as a leader of the early church. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/november-17-2019/

  • 2019 / 11 / 10
    Leadership, Part 1

    Biblical leadership as described in the Bible is the responsibility of all Christians, but, in this first part of a series on leadership, pastor Shirey will look at the example put forth by John the...

  • 2019 / 11 / 3
    A Sure and Steadfast Anchor of the Soul

    What assurance does God give us that He is faithful to His promises? In this sermon, we will explore what Scripture says regarding two promises that God has given to us through Christ...

  • 2019 / 10 / 27
    Better Things

    There are better things in store for those who persevere until the end and do not fall away from the living God. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/october-27-2019/

  • 2019 / 10 / 20
    How Not to Fall Away

    It is important that we understand the danger of falling away is real in the Christian walk. We should take these warnings from Scripture and lovingly encourage and exhort one another to hold fast to...

  • 2019 / 10 / 13
    Dull of Hearing

    7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8 Although he was a...

  • 2019 / 10 / 6
    We The Church

    An in-depth look at the NorthStar Baptist Church covenant, and why it is important that we as a church exhort each other in the doctrines we hold to as a church...

  • 2019 / 9 / 29
    The Prayers of Jesus: Part 4

    Hebrews 5:7-10 7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8...

  • 2019 / 9 / 22
    The Prayers of Jesus: Part 3

    7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8 Although he was a...

  • 2019 / 9 / 15
    The Prayers of Jesus: Part 2

    Hebrews 5:7-10 7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8...

  • 2019 / 9 / 8
    The Prayers of Jesus: Part 1

    Jesus prayed for you and all believers. This truth should influence the way that we look at prayer and how we pray for others. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/september-08-2019/

  • 2019 / 9 / 1
    Jesus: Our Sympathetic Great High Priest

    Jesus can intercede for us because He has also suffered greatly for us. He knows our weaknesses and can understand our needs. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/september-01-2019/

  • 2019 / 8 / 25
    Knowing Christ, Your Great High Priest

    Getting to know and build a personal relationship with the one who would be our great high priest is one of the primary focuses of the Christian walk. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/august-25-2019/

  • 2019 / 8 / 18
    Jesus: The Great High Priest

    Jesus alone is our great high priest who is able to intercede with God on our behalf. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/august-18-2019/

  • 2019 / 8 / 11
    Build up the Church

    A sermon preached on building up the church and each believer's responsibility to build up one another. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/august-11-2019/

  • 2019 / 8 / 4
    There Are No Spectators in Evangelism

    A sermon preached by guest speaker Cole Norville on what it means to be about the work of spreading the good news of the Gospel. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/august-04-2019/

  • 2019 / 7 / 28
    Preach the Gospel

    A sermon preached by guest speaker, Jerry Wing on the importance of sharing the Gospel and what Scripture has revealed about God's redemptive plan. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/july-28-2019/

  • 2019 / 7 / 21
    God's Word and God's Rest

    A sermon preached over Hebrews 4. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/july-21-2019/

  • 2019 / 7 / 14
    Strive to Enter God's Rest

    A sermon preached over Hebrews 4. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/july-14-2019/

  • 2019 / 7 / 7
    Hope, Fear, and Rest

    A sermon preached over Hebrews 4:1-2 by Joshua Shirey at NorthStar Baptist Church. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/july-07-2019/

  • 2019 / 6 / 30
    You Shall Rejoice

    In the Bible, God commands his people to rejoice in Him. What does this mean for us? How can we rejoice and delight in the Lord in any circumstance? https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/june-30-2019/

  • 2019 / 6 / 23
    Exhort One Another: Kingdom the Mission and Your Life

    The Bible promises that we will enter God's rest if we endure and remain faithful until the end. So then, we must help each other endure with the vision of God's kingdom and his rest ever present in our...

  • 2019 / 6 / 16
    Exhort One Another: The Young and the Old

    How can people of different age groups exhort one another to endure until the end? We will explore this question through God's word in Hebrews 3:12-14. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/june-16-2019/

  • 2019 / 6 / 9
    Exhort One Another: Friends

    A sermon preached on the importance of being a friend to all, not just those we can easily relate to. Preached by Joshua Shirey at NorthStar Baptist Church. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/

  • 2019 / 6 / 2
    Exhort One Another: The Married and the Unmarried

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey at NorthStar Baptist Church on how married couples can export unmarried singles and vise versa. Hebrews 3:12-14 https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/june-02-2019/

  • 2019 / 5 / 26
    Exhort One Another: Parents, Children, and Siblings

    Parents, children, and siblings, we all have a responsibility to exhort and encourage our biological and spiritual families to endure to the end. Hebrews 3:12-14

  • 2019 / 5 / 19
    Exhort One Another: Wives Exhorting Husbands

    A sermon preached on the importance of wives to exhort their husbands. Preached by Joshua Shirey at NorthStar Baptist Church. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/

  • 2019 / 5 / 12
    Exhort One Another: Husbands Exhorting Wives

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey on the importance of husbands exhorting their wives in love.

  • 2019 / 5 / 5
    Exhort One Another: Anyone and Everyone

    12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,”...

  • 2019 / 4 / 28
    Exhort One Another: Through Prayer

    A sermon over Hebrews 3:12-13 on the importance of exhorting each other through prayer. 12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the...

  • 2019 / 4 / 21
    Exhort One Another: Through the Resurrection

    A sermon preached over Hebrews 3:12-14 on the reason for us to exhort one another every day. 12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from...

  • 2019 / 4 / 14
    The War Against Unbelief

    A sermon preached over Hebrews 3:7-19 by Joshua Shirey.

  • 2019 / 4 / 7
    Celebration Service: Rejoice in the Lord

    A sermon preached over 2 Corinthians 1:19 by Joshua Shirey for Celebration Sunday at NorthStar Baptist Church.

  • 2019 / 3 / 31
    Jesus: More Glorious than Moses

    A sermon preached over Hebrews 3:1-11 by Joshua Shirey.

  • 2019 / 3 / 24
    Consider Jesus

    A sermon preached over Hebrews 3:1-6 by Joshua Shirey.

  • 2019 / 3 / 17
    Be an Example of God’s Love in Trials

    A sermon preached over Acts 27 by Pat Harrell.

  • 2019 / 3 / 10
    Jesus Makes Propitiation

    A sermon preached over Hebrews 2:17 by Joshua Shirey.

  • 2019 / 3 / 3
    Jesus Blesses His People

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 2.

  • 2019 / 2 / 24
    Jesus: Our Champion

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 2:11.

  • 2019 / 2 / 17
    Jesus: Our Older Brother

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 2:10-13.

  • 2019 / 2 / 10
    The World We See

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 2:1-9.

  • 2019 / 2 / 3
    Everything Subjected to Jesus

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 2:1-9.

  • 2019 / 1 / 27
    Such a Great Salvation

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 2:1-4.

  • 2019 / 1 / 20
    Lest We Drift

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 2:1-4.

  • 2019 / 1 / 13
    God’s Word is True Forever

    A sermon on approaching the Word of God seriously from II Timothy 3:14-16.

  • 2019 / 1 / 6
    The State of the Pulpit: 2019

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey regarding the goals for NorthStar Baptist Church on January 6th, 2019.

  • 2018 / 12 / 30
    He is Superior to the Angels

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 1:3a on December 30th, 2018 for NorthStar Baptist Church.

  • 2018 / 12 / 23
    He Made Purification for Sins

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 1:3a on December 23rd, 2018 for NorthStar Baptist Church.

  • 2018 / 12 / 16
    Jesus: God and Man

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 1:3a on December 16th, 2018 for NorthStar Baptist Church.

  • 2018 / 12 / 9
    He is the Radiance of the Glory of God

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 1:3a on December 9th, 2018 for NorthStar Baptist Church.

  • 2018 / 12 / 2
    The Heir of All Things

    A sermon by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 1:2b on December 2nd, 2018 at NorthStar Baptist Church.

  • 2018 / 11 / 25
    By His Son…

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Hebrews 1:1-2a on November 25th, 2018 for NorthStar Baptist Church.

  • 2018 / 11 / 18
    And Be Thankful…

    A sermon preached by Joshua Shirey over Colossians 3:1-17 on November 18th, 2018 for NorthStar Baptist Church.

  • 2013 / 4 / 28
    Bold Humility

    Pastor Bennett teaches on the humility and courage of Ruth and the example it sets for us as Christians to be able to boldly and humbly approach Christ as Ruth approached...

  • 2013 / 4 / 21
    Sacrificial Love

    Pastor Bennett explores an example of sacrificial love from the book of Ruth. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/april-21-2013/

  • 2013 / 3 / 24
    He Redeems Our Suffering

    Pastor Bennett preaches from 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 on how we can have hope and joy in the midst of our suffering because we know that Christ has already redeemed our suffering through His work on the...

  • 2013 / 3 / 17
    The Purpose of the Church: Fellowship

    Pastor Bennett teaches from 2 Corinthians about spreading the Gospel through fellowship, and how God invites us into fellowship with Him. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/march-17-2013/

  • 2013 / 3 / 3
    The Purpose of the Church: Sharing the Gospel

    Pastor Bennett preaches on the mission of the church in light of the Great Commission. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/march-03-2013/

  • 2013 / 2 / 24
    The Purpose of the Church: Glorify God

    Pastor Bennett explores how glorifying God is the purpose of the church. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/february-24-2013/