It’s Fine | Emotional Hygiene | North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins

Ever had an argument that ended with, “It’s fine”? When someone says that, it’s never fine.

“It’s fine” has become a term we use to smuggle our fears, faults, and feelings into the future. That simple phrase prevents us from paying attention to the things in us that really need our attention—our emotions.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future | Appealing is Revealing | North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley

The best way to predict your future is to pay attention to where you’re headed. But sometimes it’s easy to get distracted by what’s on the path. The appeal of money, acceptance, or security can lower your defenses and lead you away from the path you want to be on. So is there a way back? How do we change course when we realize that we’ve chosen a path that leads us to what’s appealing instead of what’s ultimately satisfying?

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The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future | Follow | North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - We all start out life with great intentions. But our intentions aren’t good indicators of our destinations. In fact, our direction trumps our intention every time. That’s why we all need to follow someone we trust. Someone who can … [Continue reading]

The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future | Your Intention Please | North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - Nobody gets lost on purpose. But we often find ourselves in places we never intended. If there’s a disconnect between what you hope to be true in the future and the direction you’re headed now, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at … [Continue reading]

The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future | Principle of the Path | North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - We’re all going to end up somewhere in life, but often there’s a disconnect between where we want to end up and the path we choose. So how can we avoid choosing a path that’s guaranteed to get us where we don’t want to be? more... … [Continue reading]

Gently Used | North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - We all believe exercise is good for us, but we don't always head to the gym or go on a run. But to get in shape we have to exercise. We have to get off the couch and do it. Isn't it easier when we have someone to keep us accountable, … [Continue reading]

Wishful Thinking | North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - We all have wish lists. But what if there are some wishes that, if we keep front and center, will make our lives better, our relationships richer and our faith journeys more exciting?more... … [Continue reading]

Three Things I Learned from a Movie I Didn’t Want to See – The Power of Friendship | North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins - “Everyone deserves a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” We all need relationships that put wind in our sails — ones that help us to feel seen, understood, accepted, and loved. However, being a “wind in … [Continue reading]

Three Things I Learned from a Movie I Didn’t Want to See – The Power of Kindness | North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins - Be kind, because everyone is fighting a hard battle. more...   … [Continue reading]

Three Things I Learned from a Movie I Didn’t Want to See – What Makes You A Wonder? | North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins - We all have dreams. We want life to go a certain way. But life doesn’t always turn out as we imagine. It can bring disappointment and adversity. Our response can either cause us to wonder, or it can shape us into “a wonder”.more...  … [Continue reading]

The American in the Mirror | North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - Only one person can ensure that we end up somewhere on purpose. And that person isn’t in the House of Representatives or the White House. They’re in our house. In fact, we look at that person in the mirror every morning. The reality … [Continue reading]

Me & My Big Mouth – Right Where You Want ‘Em – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - What goes around often comes around. The powerless often find themselves in a position of power and the people who hurt us may someday need us. In the moments when we’ve got those people right where we want ‘em, what we say will say … [Continue reading]

Me & My Big Mouth – According to Code – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - Our big mouths can be destructive, but they also have the power to build others up. What we say can impact the quality, and even the direction, of the lives of the people around us. How can we use this power for good?more...   … [Continue reading]

Me & My Big Mouth – Untamable – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - Like a small spark that has the potential to scorch an entire green forest, our tongues are untamable, with the power to control our whole bodies. We have a tool that can be used to build up those around us or tear them down in just a … [Continue reading]

Me & My Big Mouth – Quick to Listen – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - We all know what it’s like to be hurt by someone who just couldn’t listen long enough to understand us. Maybe in their attempt to be right, they damaged a relationship that could have been saved with a little patience and … [Continue reading]

The Best Summer – North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins - We believe this can be your best summer ever and it starts by watching this special message. There are a lot of options for how to spend your time this summer. What if we told you that North Point has your family … [Continue reading]

The Grass Is Always Greener – Stuff Ain’t Enough – North Point Community Church

Darren Youngstrom - There’s always more. There’s always better. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. It’s easy for us to look at what our neighbors have and assume their lives are better than ours. But what if their stuff … [Continue reading]

The Grass Is Always Greener – Rocky Ground – North Point Community Church

Jenn McMillian - Greener grass is possible, but we’re all tempted to pursue it on our own terms. We dream big dreams and work hard to make them come true. But what happens when your dreams die and you lose hope. What happens when it seems like the … [Continue reading]

The Grass Is Always Greener – The Other Side – North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins - The grass is always greener on the other side. It may be an old cliché, but it lurks in every one of us. It’s that thing we don’t currently have that we think will give us what we want most. It’s an insatiable appetite for more. It … [Continue reading]

Aftermath – Not Difficult – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley -   While Christianity draws many roots from the Old Testament, the early days of the New Testament church were marked by radical decisions that would set it on a new trajectory. These decisions continue to shape and challenge … [Continue reading]

Aftermath – Mix ‘n Match – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - Jesus was irresistible. People from all different backgrounds were drawn to him. But as the early church was forming, there was a tendency to go back to their familiar old religious traditions rather than live by Jesus’ new covenant. … [Continue reading]

Aftermath – Stand Alone – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - If you were raised on a version of Christianity that relied on the Bible as the foundation of faith, a version that was eventually dismantled by academia or the realities of life, maybe it’s time for you to change your mind about … [Continue reading]

Everybody Always – North Point Community Church

Bob Goff - Our lives move so quickly we often prioritize being right or seeking the applause of others over pausing to love them well. But what if we spent our short time on Earth getting to know Jesus, who is immensely patient with us and moves … [Continue reading]

Easter Matters – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - If you think Jesus was a great leader and teacher, but find it hard to believe in his resurrection, you’re in good company. Even his disciples were skeptical. But those same followers were the ones who would later become the spokesmen … [Continue reading]

Ninety – The Pilate Chronicles – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - At Passover, Jesus gathered his followers and spelled out a new relational arrangement between God and humankind: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” But Jesus wasn’t celebratory. He seemed troubled. Initiating this … [Continue reading]

Ninety – The One Commandments – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - Jesus didn’t come to initiate Judaism 2.0. He came to offer something entirely new to the world: a new covenant that would forever change humankind’s relationship with God. And with that new covenant came a new ethic—one that insisted … [Continue reading]

Ninety – The New Covenant – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - The words unlimited and unconditional make us suspicious.  Whether those words describe an insurance policy, cellphone agreement, or meal plan for a college student, we assume unlimited is really limited and unconditional has some … [Continue reading]

Ninety – Redefining Greatness – North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins - We all have a working definition of what it means to be great. It probably includes power, prosperity, or popularity. As we journey through the life of Jesus, we can't help but stop and look at how he redefined greatness. Don't miss … [Continue reading]

Ninety – Nic at Night – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - Jesus claimed to be greater than the temple. He made the temple obsolete. Most of his followers assumed his end game was to declare himself king. The more discerning among them sensed something else was going on. Jesus spoke with … [Continue reading]

Ninety – Mercy Amnesia – North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins - We surround ourselves with people who like us. We surround ourselves with people who are like us. But Jesus calls us to maintain relationships with those who disagree with us. How do we do that? more... … [Continue reading]

Ninety – Jesus and the Disenfranchised – North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins - We all have a natural tendency to surround ourselves with people who like us. Whether we’re geeks, jocks, hipsters, Democrats, or Republicans, we surround ourselves with people who are like us. But what is the cost of isolating … [Continue reading]

Ninety – Greater Indeed – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - Something in us is tempted to believe God loves his Law more than his people. We’re tempted to prioritize rules over people. Maybe you left church because somebody prioritized the Bible over your divorced mother or gay brother. But … [Continue reading]

What the World Needs Now – Is Love, Sweet Love – Steve Testerman

Matthew 22:35-40 “Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy … [Continue reading]

Ninety – New World Order – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - If you aren’t religious or you gave up religion, you probably had good reason to walk away or stay away. You’re a reasonable person, and there are plenty of good reasons to reject religion. But reconsider Jesus. He wasn’t an extension … [Continue reading]

Ninety – Fish Tricks – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - When you read the Gospels, two things are abundantly clear. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify you from following Jesus. And being an unbeliever doesn’t disqualify you from following Jesus. So, what does that mean for … [Continue reading]

What the World Needs Now -The Filter of Love – Steve Testerman

  Baby Boomers have seen a lot of things; we remember JFK, Vietnam war protests and riots, Watergate and 9/11.  However, I fear that many Americans today are either too young to fully appreciate the impact that these kind of events have … [Continue reading]

Ninety – Upside Down – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley “Might makes right” is the default setting for the world. Those with wealth and power write the rules, and they usually write them to favor themselves. That was true in Jesus’ time as well. But he came to turn everything upside … [Continue reading]

Ninety – For the World – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - It's the start of a new year. But believe it or not, we'll be celebrating Easter in just 90 days. Between now and then, join us on a journey through the life of Jesus.Jesus didn't come to extend an old religion. He didn't come to just … [Continue reading]

Treat Yo Self – Clay Scroggins – North Point Community Church

Clay Scroggins - Joy. Contentment. Satisfaction. That's what we're all seeking in this life. In this message, Clay describes the best road to get there. Hope you enjoy! more ...     … [Continue reading]

Welcome to Wonderland – Faith – North Point Community Church

Andy Stanley - We all wonder. When we fix our eyes somewhere other than on God, wonder leads to wander. If you’ve wandered from the faith or are looking for the door, it’s not because of Jesus. You may think Christianity requires mind-numbing, … [Continue reading]