People

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, too many people in the stores, and awkward family you are obligated to spend the holiday with! Sounds stressful, right? Who doesn’t have at least one person they would love to avoid this holiday season? While there is no antidote available to make people more bearable this time of year, there ARE some biblical principles that can help us maintain our sanity and grace. This week, we explore how to deal with people when we just don’t want to.

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Busyness

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or that is what all the signs tell us. For some, it is a season of stress, anxiety, too many obligations, and no control of where the time goes. How do we make it through the season with our sanity intact? This week, we explore how to deal with the plague of busy-ness and focus on relieving the stress of the holidays.

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The Story

Many of us have grown up hearing stories from the Bible. Noah’s Ark. Jonah and the big fish. Many more have grown up seeing the Bible as an unattainable list of rules to follow. But have we ever stepped back to see the message as a whole? What if the Bible was, in fact, a very large, complex story of God’s plan to save us, and all he created? This week we walk through The Story, focusing on the past that brought us here, and the promises meant to guide our future.

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The Comparison Trap

So many people want the perfect life. We want to work the most rewarding jobs, have the happiest families, and take the best trips. And when we see others living the life we wish we had, that familiar thought swims into our heads: “I want more.” But true contentment isn’t about a picture-perfect life. This week we dive into the perils of comparison and explore what living your best life truly means.

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Help Me Help You

Mental Health is such an under-addressed topic, but affects many, including those in relationship with God. We wrap up our series on where mental health and faith intersect, with a Q&A session designed to address the personal questions many have always wanted to ask.

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Freedom from Chains

All we really want is freedom from our chains. But what if it's not actually the chains that are binding us? What if the reason we can't seem to be free is because we approach freedom the wrong way? What if in our attempt to be free we're actually tightening our chains and ensuring we'll never be free? This week we look at freedom in a new way and take a fresh look at the one thing we all want.

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Dream Again

Remember when you were a kid and you flew a kite? The sense of awe? Of wonder? The way it made you dream? What if that’s what we were made for? To dream God sized dreams. What if we were never made for our dreams to die, but it’s our dreams that change the world? As we celebrate our second birthday we remember the dream that started City North Church, and learn to dream together again.

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I Don't Want What I Need

What do you do when you discover the monster that lived in your closet as a kid didn't actually disappear, but just moved closets? You run and hide, of course! But the monster doesn't go away in the dark. It grows. And grows. And grows. The only thing that gets the monster back in the closet is light, but we fear the light more than the monster, because the light has the potential to prove the monster is real. This week we face the monster head on and find the hope we need to face him.

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The Face of Fear

Fear is universal. It begins with our survival instinct at birth, but as we grow something terrible happens. The fear intended to keep us alive becomes a fear that keeps us from fully living. We become fearful of so many things we were never supposed to be afraid of, and Satan whispers “what if’s” in our mind to drive us deeper and deeper, knowing the more fearful we are the less we can live in God’s freedom. But what if we could overcome fear once and for all? What if we could stand in the face of fear? And what if the way we do it is more simple than we could possibly imagine.

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