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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The Lies of Labels

It is hard to get away from labels. Nerd. Jock. Rebel. Princess. But sometimes these terms can be used to limit us, to hold back our potential. What labels have we convinced ourselves apply to us? How do we overcome these descriptors and step into who God calls us to be? This week, we look at the ways labels are used to hinder our relationship with Christ, and how to overcome the lies that are too often used to define us.

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The Comfort of Apathy

We don't think much about spiritual apathy, but it was a big deal to Jesus. So big a deal in fact He said it made him sick. Why is it such a big deal? How can we ignite passion back into our faith? In part two of Overcomer, we tackle this huge issue and make a commitment to reclaim our passion.

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The Curse of Comparison

We are all different And the world has made commonplace the practice of comparison. It tells us to own more stuff, to be more beautiful, to have more money or influence. The temptation to judge ourselves by impossible standards, and pursue a lifestyle where you can never have enough, is all around us. This week we discuss the Curse of Comparison, how to gain perspective and focus on the bigger picture, and overcome the lies that surround us.

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Empowering the Poor

We know that poverty exists in the world, but how do we treat it in our own backyard? How do we detach from a worldly view of success and begin serving the person instead? Join in as we discuss principles that will help us adjust our perspective and find connection with all people.

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Orphans Embraced

It’s difficult in this day and age to imagine what it’s like to grow up as an orphan, yet there are still so many in the world today. What can we do to change this reality? This week, we sit down with Cindi Gremling of the Sunbury House to talk about what the Church can do to live out the Bible’s call to care for orphans.

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Racism Reconciled

God calls us to be neighbors, but sometimes it is hard to see the invisible lines we draw. How do we rise above societal bias and racial stigma? What role does racism play in our approach to loving people? In part one of this four-part series, we explore where faith and community intersect and break down the barriers of racism.

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Preparing to Hear

How do we hear from God? Does God still speak today? Listen to part 1 of our miniseries Frequency. We'll look at several stories Jesus told that can teach us how to prepare to hear from God and uncover reason why you might not be hearing His voice today.

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Tomorrow Matters

Handling money God’s way includes some things we often don’t think about, like investing. God is looking for multipliers, and the only way to multiply our money is by letting our money make money. Sound odd? Jesus talked about it, and when he did he said some pretty strong things. As we close this series we’ll look at one of the least talked about parts of God’s approach to finances.

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Giving is Good

Generosity. Giving. For some people those words provoke some strong emotions when we talk about them in church. But what if generosity isn’t what we think it is. What if generosity is actually the key to unlocking God’s potential in us because it’s at the core of his heart? What if giving isn’t really about money, but is about changing the world?

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Stress is Bad

Stress is bad, especially financial stress. We all have it...but what if you could remove it from your life, permanently? It is a possibility no matter how much money you make if you’ll begin to put these principles into practice.

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