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Hear about different techniques for presenting the Gospel to the children in your life.
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NMC At the Movies 2020 Week 1
For our first week of At The Movies, we are featuring the film "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood" about the life of Mr. Rogers and the art of forgiveness.
NMC At the Movies 2020 Week 2
In week two of our At The Movies series, Rob shows a timely movie based on the unlikely relationship between a civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader during the summer of 1971, opposing the desegregation of schools in Durham, N.C.
NMC At the Movies 2020 Week 3
In week three of our "At the Movies" series, our Online Campus Pastor, Justin Woelk, uses the 90's film "The Sandlot" to illustrate the art of inclusion and just how powerful making others feel included can be.
The Invisible Enemy Week 1
We all struggle with worry or fear occasionally. But sometimes, anxiety grips us so tightly that we feel as though we are a prisoner in our own mind. In this new series, Rob talks to us about how we can tackle anxiety with God's help!
NMC At the Movies 2020 Week 4
In week four of our series, "At the Movies" we are looking at the film "Crazy Rich Asians" to illustrate the sister of racism, classism. Which - if we are truly living in the imago dei (image of God) should not be our way of viewing the world around us.
NMC At the Movies 2020 Week 5
In week five of our At The Movies series, we are looking at the movie Avengers: Infinity War to illustrate the sacrifice required for true victory.
More Than Happy Week 0
Rob talks about how our joy, which is rooted in God - should be what we seek over happiness, rooted in this world.
The Invisible Enemy Week 2
In week two of The Invisible Enemy, we discuss how we can pray scripture over our lives in a practical way.
The Invisible Enemy Week 3
In week three of our series on Anxiety, Rob talks about the hidden ways anxiety can creep up in our lives and how we can combat fear with gratitude. Not only combat fear but develop a whole new level of happiness!
100 Week 1
In week one of our series on finances, "100," Pastor Rob invites us to test our faith by inviting God into our finances. When we give God our first and our best, He will bless the rest.
100 Week 2
In week two of our series on Biblical finances, "100," Rob discusses the importance of saving and how we can be wise stewards of the blessings God has graciously bestowed upon us.
100 Week 3
In our conclusion of the series, "100," Rob wraps up our lesson on finances and how we can live in freedom in God with how we see our money and how we spend.
Jesus Is Better Week 11
In week 11 of our series in Hebrews, "Jesus is Better," Rob talks about our desperate need to have Jesus step in to fix the problem of our sin - namely, our guilt and shame. He redeems us so we can freely follow Him.
Jesus Is Better Week 12
In week 12 of “Jesus is Better,” Rob encourages us of our need to live in community. Hebrews challenges us to spur one another on toward Jesus & being strong in our Godly relationships. We can be stronger when we’re together! God has proven Himself faithful. He is making good on His promises. This is a hope we can cling to.
Football Sunday 2019 Week 0
Hear stories from NFL athletes in the Superbowl ascribing their success to God and their encouraging stories being brought from death to life!
Jesus Is Better Week 13
The blood of lamb isn't sufficient to liberate us. So Jesus comes as the passover lamb & as the sinless man He was, He freed us from the clutches of sin... Because He is better than the sacrificial system. He is better than the old covenent. He is better than any pleasure of the world. He is better than anything we could ever know. Jesus is Better.
Jesus Is Better Week 14
In week 14 of our series, Jesus is Better, pastor Tray talks about all of the ways in which we can depend on the everlasting promise of Jesus in the midst of uncertain times & trials.
Jesus Is Better Week 15
In week 15 of Jesus is Better, Rob discusses why Discipline is something that God, as a loving Father, does to stamp us with his ownership as daughters and sons, and His love. Also, discipline doesn't mean what we think it means.
Praying Your Guts Out Week 1
Do you pray as often and as boldly as you want to? There is a way to experience a deeper, more passionate, persistent, and intimate prayer life.In this 4-week series, we'll look at true, faith-building stories of God’s answers to prayer, daily scriptures and prayer prompts, that will inspire you to pray and keep praying like never before. Begin a lifetime of watching God work. Believe in God who can do all things. Experience the power of bold prayer and even bolder faith in "Praying Your Guts Out."
Observations Week 0
On the path to our dreams and desires, will we trust the way God leads us?
Jesus Is Better Week 16
Week 16 of Jesus is Better falls on Palm Sunday and Rob is diving into Matthew - when Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey in the most humble way like only the true King of Kings can
Praying Your Guts Out Week 2
In week two of "Praying Your Guts Out," Rob discusses the waiting phase. When your prayers are so deep and desperate but somehow God hasn't seemed to hear it yet... What is our reaction and encouragement in those moments?
Easter 2020 Week 0
Happy Easter North Metro! We get to live in the victory of Jesus - the one who paid it ALL!
The Invisible Enemy Week 4
In week four of The Invisible Enemy, Rob wraps up with explaining how we can overcome anxiety and re-wire our brains to be God-centered. We will have trouble in this world, but we can take heart because He has overcome!
Dependent Week 1
Dependent is a three-week series covering psalms of thankfulness and gratitude. When we are dependent on God, thankfulness comes easy. This series will challenge us to find thankfulness in the midst of dry seasons knowing that our circumstances don't determine His goodness.
Jesus Is Better Week 17
In week 17 of Jesus Is Better, our student pastor, Matt Johnston, talks about how we can model our lives after the prophets as shown in the book of Hebrews.
Praying Your Guts Out Week 3
In week three of "Praying Your Guts Out," Rob talks about when our prayers aren't met with a yes, but rather with a no. How do we know God is still good when our world is full of evil, pain, and loss?
Dependent Week 2
In week two of our series, Dependent, we discuss Psalm 40 and what it means to trust God in the waiting.
Jesus Is Better Week 18
“Speak Lord, your servant is listening.” What’s your posture toward God like? Is your heart prepared to hear our Heavenly Father when He wants to speak?
Jesus Is Better Week 19
In the final message in the series, "Jesus Is Better," we hear how we can be encouraged that God is truly working all things together for our good. Even when we can't see how all these things would work together, God is making beauty from ashes.
Praying Your Guts Out Week 4
In the final message of this series, NMC Care Pastor Tray Tankersly puts an exclamation point on the series with his real-life examples of his prayer journey & guiding pointers on how we can be more diligent in our prayer lives.
Dependent Week 3
In week three of our series, "Dependent," we discuss why it's important to fast. In order to truly hear from God, sometimes it takes sacrifice.
Dependent Week 4
ANXIETY | Through the struggles of our mind, God will give us the resources to overcome and find peace amidst the storm.
Christmas 2019 Week 0
Merry Christmas from us to you, North Metro! Pastor Rob talks about our need for a Savior.
Show & Tell Week 1
Our series, “Show & Tell” is a study of James about facing trials, because life is not all rainbows and butterflies. There are ups and downs, and we will focus on how to persevere through all of it in His mighty power.
Show & Tell Week 2
In week two of our series, "Show & Tell," Rob continues in the book of James encouraging us how to truly and outwardly show the rest of the world the authentic love of Christ.
Show & Tell Week 3
In week three of "Show & Tell," our series in James, Groups Pastor Daniel Hicks tackles the topic of favoritism, our tendency to make assumptions, and the power of showing the unconditional love of God despite what our preconceived notions are saying.
The Darkroom Week 1
Show & Tell Week 4
In week four of our series, "Show & Tell," Rob explains why and how faith and works are synonymous. Without works, our faith is useless if we are called to be the light of the world. We are called to live out our faith.
Show & Tell Week 5
In week five of "Show & Tell," guest speaker and NMC church planting partner, Gregg Sizemore, discusses the nature of our tongue... The Bible talks about the danger of talking at times, and what comes out of our mouth is a reflection of our heart, but may we know how to live out of love and honor Him with all that we speak.
Show & Tell Week 6
In week six of our series, "Show & Tell" on the book of James, Rob discusses how we can seek and attain wisdom - TRUE wisdom from God.
Easter 2019 Week 0
Happy Easter, North Metro! In Jesus, we get to live in the hope of eternity - never knowing death, in the perfect presence of Jesus. Without our Savior, we would live in the hopelessness of Friday without the victory that came on Sunday.
The Darkroom Week 2
In week two of the darkroom, Rob talks about the story of Joseph, how we can be developed in our own darkroom. Just as Joseph still acted honorably through his years in slavery, may we act honorably for God's glory no matter how dire our circumstances may seem because the breakthrough might be closer than we think.
The Darkroom Week 3
In week three of The Darkroom, Rob talks about the story of Esther and her place in history as a (very) normal woman mightily used by God to save an entire generation.
The Darkroom Week 4
In week four of The Invisible Enemy, Rob wraps up with explaining how we can overcome anxiety and re-wire our brains to be God-centered. We will have trouble in this world, but we can take heart because He has overcome!
Jesus Is Better Week 10
In week ten of our series, "Jesus is Better," Rob talks about the old covenant versus the new covenant. We have a better covenant now, and Rob answers the question, 'which one should we Biblically follow?"
Show & Tell Week 7
In week 7 of our series in James, "Show & Tell," NMC Care Pastor Trey Tankersly discusses the amazing grace of our God.
Show & Tell Week 8
In week eight of "Show & Tell," we are reminded that our days are a gift, and tomorrow is not a given. We can't count our days, but we can make our days count!
Jesus Is Better Week 1
"The heart of God speaking through the author of the book of Hebrews is breaking and beating for people to understand... Don't give up on Jesus. He's better than anything in the past, He's better than anything you're dealing with now, and He's better than anything you'll find in the future. Don't give up on Jesus." -Rob McDowell
Show & Tell Week 9
In week nine of our series in the book of James, our groups pastor, Daniel Hicks reminds us that in order to have the patience to persevere, we need perspective directed toward heaven.
Jesus Is Better Week 2
In week two of "Jesus is Better," Rob talks about why Jesus ' love is not ashamed of us, how we compare to the ranks of even angels, and a few of the amazing details showing the magnitude of His sacrifice for us.
Jesus Is Better Week 3
When God gives a command, that means that it's not natural for us to do it by ourselves, but we are capable of obeying it. Our lives ought to be lived as 'hearers' and 'doers' of the word.
Show & Tell Week 10
Week ten of "Show & Tell" talks about the power of community, prayer, and facing the things we struggle with, and accepting and giving forgiveness.
Jesus Is Better Week 4
In week four of our series in Hebrews, "Jesus Is Better," Rob talks about the sabbath, and why we are instructed to keep it as a rest day, no matter how tempted we may be to get some work done. He IS compassion, He is love and He wants us to run and NOT grow weary!
After Further Review Week 1
After Further Review is a series where we will examine Jesus’ most famous sermon and evaluate our own responses along the way. We often find ourselves moving through life with priorities out of order, direction blurred, and assumptions about how life should turn out. Jesus was the master at challenging his disciples to live with a fresh start and a new focus. The Sermon on the Mount stands as a message that is countercultural to the world–a message where losing becomes our gain, weakness becomes our strength, love becomes our currency, and people become our investment. As followers of Jesus, how are we each doing in these areas? Think about the journey of faith like a football game…how many times would a referee look at our lives and throw out a yellow flag?
The Vow Week 1
We all have a picture in our minds of what marriage is, what it isn't, and what it should be. Whether you are previously married, preparing for marriage, never want to be married, or happily married, discover four specific vows that can transform your future.
After Further Review Week 2
After Further Review, have you ever considered that your entire life is spiritual? We are spiritual beings with a temporary human component. May we not compartmentalize our lives into different categories apart from our Lord... May we live our lives as though He is everything to us. May we invite Him into every part of our day and our every thought.
Jesus Is Better Week 9
In week nine of our series, "Jesus is Better" Rob talks about God's promises fulfilled in the life of Melchizedek.
The Vow Week 2
In week two of the Vow, Rob talks about the promise of partnership, in thinking about living as a "we" instead of a "me."
After Further Review Week 3
In week three of "After Further Review," Rob discusses the passage Matthew 5:13-16 and 38-47 asking us tough questions along the way. What will you surrender, what will He ask you to give up in obedience?
The Vow Week 3
In week three of "The Vow," Rob discusses the promise of pursuit and the science of whether or not 'falling in love' is accidental, or a choice over and over to commit.
After Further Review Week 4
In week four of "After Further Review," Rob talks about our tendency to hold tightly to our Earthly treasures instead of having our true identity rooted in God, from whom all blessings flow!
The Vow Week 4
In week four of our series on relationships, "The Vow," we tackle the topic of sex, designed by God within the beautiful context of marriage. Instead of looking at sex through the lens of the world and what we're told to be 'normal,' we need to ask ourselves if 'normal' is really how high we want to set the bar for our marriage - when God has much greater things in store.
Jesus Is Better Week 7
In week seven of Jesus is Better our Groups Pastor, Daniel Hicks, talks about the call on the lives of men as leaders and how we can pursue God through seeking Himself and showing His love and truth to others.
Jesus Is Better Week 8
In week eight of the series in Hebrews, "Jesus is Better," our young adults pastor, Justin Woelk, talks us through a passage in Hebrews written to persecuted Christians and how it applies to us today.
Jesus Is Better Week 5
After Further Review Week 5
In week five of our series, "After Further Review," NMC student pastor, Matt Johnston, talks about worry and anxiety and how God can place opportunities in our life for us to overcome.
Jesus Is Better Week 6
In week six of our series, "Jesus is Better" based in Hebrews, our guest speaker Terrence Lester delivers a powerful message about how and why Jesus is truly better than anything-than our hardest trials or biggest crowns we will ever know.
NMC At the Movies 2020 Week 6
Peanut Butter Falcon tells a powerful and heartfelt story of two unlikely characters becoming the best of companions in the most unlikely way. Using Mark 2:1-12 and the film, Lead Pastor Rob McDowell shares a timely message about friendship. The kind of friendship that will do anything for each other as Jesus did for us.
NMC At the Movies 2020 Week 7
We’re back At the Movies with the miniseries centered around basketball star Michael Jordan called The Last Dance. We will look at a very special bond and relationship Michael Jordan formed as an older brother to a younger player and we will see how that reflects a similar relationship between Paul and Timothy in the New Testament.
Would You Rather? Week 1
In our Fall Kickoff series, "Would You Rather?" Rob uses Matthew 7:24, 1 Timothy 6:2–10, and Luke 9:23 to illustrate how we have the choice of Wisdom or Foolishness… We often allow what other people think of us to define us. Behavior flows from identity, and our identity can be shaped by foundational factors or reiterated reminders, but if we listen to what the world says about us, we will miss what God has spoken into us.
Would You Rather? Week 2
Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, illustrates what pride really looks like and brings our darkest tendencies under the light of God's truth. The object of this Would you Rather is "Humility or Pride"
Would You Rather? Week 3
Would You Rather build your life on the temporary (this world) or the eternal (God, His Kingdom, and your forever)? We have a choice to live with an eternal perspective or through the eyes of our worldly culture that pursues things that are nothing more than things.
Separation of Church and Hate Week 1
In the series "Separation of Church and Hate," Pastor Rob is tackling the truth behind the topics no one wants to discuss out of fear. In week one of the series, Rob talks about the idea of tolerance. We can have love and respect despite our disagreements.
Separation of Church and Hate Week 2
In week two of the series, Rob talks about the proper value we are to ascribe to women.
Separation of Church and Hate Week 3
In the conclusion of this series, NMC lead pastor Rob McDowell explores the topic of race. The conversation Rob says, "might ruffle a few feathers" starts with the elephant in the room, white privilege. In discussing race, we discover some Biblical examples of those disciples who we can learn from. Because ultimately, we ought to take responsibility for the racial brokenness in our culture.
Twenty Week 1
In the first message of our 20 Year Anniversary series, lead Pastor Rob McDowell walks us through one of the many Biblical 'lists' that many forego in reading or study... But Rob helps us hear lists in a new light, in light of cherishing the community that God has created us for.
Twenty Week 2
As we continue on in our anniversary series, Twenty, NMC guest teacher and former lead pastor, Mark Henry, shares a powerful message on the love Christ.
Twenty Week 3
As our 20 series comes to a close, Rob shared some exciting highlights on Sunday! From church planting in Auburn, and abroad in Scotland, to upcoming building renovations that will serve our community during the entire week and even better on Sunday morning.
Better Together Week 2
In part two of "Better Together" Rob illustrates how our society gravitates toward isolation and the fact that loneliness is now an epidemic. But God designed us to live in community with one another, as Jesus modeled choosing "we" over "me" while on Earth. Watch Part 1 HERE.
Better Together Week 3
In part three of "Better Together," Rob continues to illustrate how in community. we will always be better together. Sometimes it's getting out of our comfort zone to serve others, but in doing so, as Rob points out, "I find that not only strengthens their faith, but my faith is strengthened, too." We are most like Jesus when we're with others, because the only person we serve when we're alone is ourselves. Jesus said, "I came to serve not to be served."
Better Together Week 4
In part four of our series “Better Together," Pastor Daniel Hicks spoke about the power of being honest, vulnerable, and authentic with the people in our lives - from our families to our small groups.
Better Together Week 5
For the conclusion of our series "Better Together: part five" guest pastor and author of the book this series is based on, Rusty George, talks about the power of community and serving others, despite our tendencies to build our lives around ourselves and our desires.
Outreach Sunday Week 1
The Book of Ruth Week 1
Rob tells the story of God's fulfilling promises in the book of Ruth.
The Book of Ruth Week 2
In week two of our series in Ruth, Rob talks about how we can trust in God's faithfulness.
The Book of Ruth Week 3
In week three of The Book of Ruth, Rob talks about how to pursue romantic relationships.
The Book of Ruth Week 4
In week four of The Book of Ruth, Rob talks about how we can trust that God provides.
The Book of Ruth Week 5
Wrapping up our Ruth teaching series accumulating how God’s sovereign kindness brings people from death to life, from bitterness to joy, from emptiness to fullness and from despair to hope. Then take a deeper look into the last few verses, the genealogy.
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Strong Week 1
Courage to obey God in the present is fueled by reflecting on what He’s done in the past through Jesus Christ
Strong Week 2
No one is too far for God to reach.
Strong Week 3
Sometimes, our obedience to God makes no sense to the outside world. Yet, it’s our submission to His commands that lead others to know Him better.
Thanks and Giving Week 1
This three-week Thanksgiving series addresses how we can develop a heart of gratitude to God, which in turn leads to generous giving. Thankfulness is not an occasional act but a lifestyle of intentional and spontaneous appreciation that leads us into the presence of God, empowers us to be grateful in all circumstances and generates an overflow of generosity.
Thanks and Giving Week 2
This three-week Thanksgiving series addresses how we can develop a heart of gratitude to God. In week two, NMC Groups Pastor, Trey Tankersly, explores the ways in which we can be grateful to God in both good and bad times.
Thanks and Giving Week 3
In the last message of "Thanks and Giving," our Groups Pastor, Daniel Hicks, illustrates how God in His kindness looks past our mistakes and the things we've done that the enemy uses to haunt us. God not only looks past those things, but He saved us because of those things, looking past it all and laying Himself down for us. He came not to shame us, but to rescue us.
Unto Us Week 1
Jesus’s birth is a powerful display of God’s faithfulness to bring peace, hope, healing, and life to a lost and dying world. This four-week series, "Unto Us" explores the Christmas story by examining the relationship between the book of Isaiah and the purpose and work of Christ in the New Testament. Because of Jesus, we can experience the joy that comes through his finished work. This powerful guide will help you understand & apply the nativity story.
Unto Us Week 2
In week two of "Unto Us," pastor Rob illustrates how and why we can truly believe and rest. There is no 'measuring up' or 'earning it' because we are adopted sons and daughters. He has given us the greatest gift!
Unto Us Week 3
In the series conclusion of "Unto Us," we look at the steadfast promises of God and the weight that His word carries in our lives.
Unto Us Week 4
In our Christmas Eve service, Rob uses a classic Christmas staple - an illuminated Evergreen - to illustrate the how's and why's behind Jesus truly being the light of the world.
You Are Here Week 1
THIS MOMENT is where God is... not the past or the future, He meets us with grace for this exact moment... May we live expectantly in the present.
Strong Week 4
Our friend and guest teacher, Kenn Kington closes out our series on the book of Joshua.
Road to Bethlehem Week 1
We begin Road To Bethlehem with our first stop in the town of Nazareth.
No one wants to feel alone on Christmas; God is screaming out that we are not alone. Even though we may not see Jesus initially, we will eventually.
Road to Bethlehem Week 2
We continue on the Road To Bethlehem back in Nazareth looking at the coming of Jesus from Joseph's perspective. How can we respond like Joseph?
Christmas 2017 Week 0
Rob takes us back to Jesus' birth, painting a picture that may not look like our first thought of a nativity scene.
Galatians Week 1
We kick off our journey through the book of Galatians covering 1:1-24. Right off the bat, we see that the author of this book, the Apostle Paul, is mad at the people of Galatia. The Galatians had been set free through Jesus, but they didn’t know how to live free.
Galatians Week 2
God’s acceptance of you is NOT based on your performance for Him. God’s acceptance of you is based on your reliance upon Him. Continue on the journey with Paul as our Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, teaches out of Galatians 2.
Galatians Week 3
In week three of our series in Galatians, Rob talks about how our love for others ought to flow from our thankfulness for God.
Galatians Week 4
Football Sunday 2018 Week 0
An incredible look at faith in the NFL from some of the top players in the league.
Galatians Week 5
Rob continues the journey of Galatians, exploring our need of a Savior in the barriers that separate us from Christ. What it truly means to be saved by God's grace alone, through our faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
Galatians Week 6
Rob talks to us candidly about religion versus relationship. What’s important is not growing up in church, but growing up in Christ.
Galatians Week 7
We are children of promise, not performance. Guest speaker Michael Lumpkin talks about how God’s approval isn’t dependent on what we do, because He has fulfilled His promise. There’s no performance we need to give - because what Jesus performed on the cross was enough.
Galatians Week 8
Young Adults Pastor, Justin Woelk, walks through Galatians 5:1-15 to illustrate that Christianity is not what people assume it is. God is bigger than our rules, and He is bigger than any religious system.
Galatians Week 9
We talk about the fruits of the spirit. Spoiler: they don’t grow overnight.
Galatians Week 10
Rob encourages us to self-evaluate and ask how well we are situated within our faith and identity in God.
Galatians Week 11
NMC Groups Pastor, Daniel Hicks, closes out our series on the book of Galatians challenging us to press on and remain steadfast in Christ.
Easter 2018 Week 0
The greatest love story ever told. The redemption of Easter.
Clean Break Week 1
Our message on forgiveness, Clean Break, talks about the joy that comes from when we are able to forgive.
Leaving a Legacy Week 0
We say farewell to one of our beloved pastors, Tray Tankersley, who has ministered to thousands of people over these past fifteen years here at North Metro. Come on in for a living room conversation with Rob and Tray to reflect on what God has done in that time and what it looks like to leave a legacy.
Clean Break Week 2
Isn't She Beautiful? Week 1
Isn't She Beautiful? is a series about God's vision for His church. The unity of the church - the body of Jesus needs to be united and not divided
Isn't She Beautiful? Week 2
Biblical community is different than the rest of the world. We draw near to God and, in turn, point each other to Him.
Isn't She Beautiful? Week 3
Jesus is head over heels in love for people far from Him. He is absolutely crazy about them. Look at who he spent most of His time on Earth with. He came to seek and save the lost.
This Is Us Week 1
On Mother's Day, the start of our series, "This Is Us" based on the NBC hit series, kicks off. We are hearing from Rob and his wife Denise McDowell on God's plan for us and how they compare to our plans for our families.
This Is Us Week 2
Rob talks about the family dynamics between Jacob and Esau.
This Is Us Week 3
In week three of our "This Is Us" series, we talk about grief and how to keep hope in our Godly community. May we remember who He is, even in our grief.
This Is Us Week 4
This Is Us Week 5
In week five of our series, This Is Us, our guest speaker, Stuart Hall, talks about the art of parenting.
This Is Us Week 6
In week six of This Is Us, guest speaker Damean Boyd, talks about parenting. “Warriors have to develop their arrows
NMC At the Movies 2020 Week 8
The final week in our summer series At the Movies concludes with Disney's live-action box-office hit, Aladdin. Our Online Campus Pastor, Justin Woelk, will use movie clips from Aladdin to help illustrate what the Bible says on where and how we should find our significance. [Ecclesiastes 3:9-12, Luke 15:11-13;17-23, Romans 5:8]
Pivot Week 1
Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, begins our journey through the book of Acts in Acts 1:1-8. We'll see what Jesus says about the Holy Spirit, and how the Holy Spirit’s primary role is to glorify God through us.
Pivot Week 2
Rob picks back up in our Pivot series in Acts 2:1-13. We've all waited for something or someone. We'll see how the disciples were waiting for the promise of the Holy Spirit and how they had to pivot to talk about the wonders of God with those around them.
Pivot Week 3
Rob picks up in our Pivot series in Acts 2:14-41, Peter’s first sermon on the day of Pentecost. And when he finishes speaking, 3,000 people become followers of Jesus! We’ll see here how Peter needed to pivot to focus his faith, direct his devotion, and find the purpose for his personality.
Bridge Builders: Carmen & Cynthia's Story
Pivot Week 4
Jumping back into the book of Acts in Acts 2:42-47. We'll see how the Holy Spirit pivoted the early church's direction, devoting themselves to look more like Jesus, in turn, preparing them to help others follow Jesus.
A Fresh Start: Reeny Eberhard's Story
Pivot Week 5
In Acts chapter 3, we will see a clear picture of the Lord’s kindness, faithfulness, and promises as we look back at what has been done, look at what the Lord is doing in our lives, and look forward to what the Lord has promised to do in the future. This is where we find our hope. And in this difficult season, we want to encourage all of you to pivot your perspective to see the Lord’s ongoing work in the world and in our lives.
Pivot Week 6
This week we explore the first recorded prayer of the church in Acts. As we take a look at what they prayed for, we will be encouraged to see how their prayer has impacted us today and we will be challenged to think about pivoting our own prayers.
Pivot Week 7
So far, almost all of what we've looked at in this series has been uplifting and encouraging. This week, well, the tone takes a different direction as we see members of the early church hiding and lying to God for the sake of their own praise.
Paula's Story: Infertility & Loss
Pivot Week 8
In Acts 5:29 Peter and the apostles reply “We must obey God rather than human beings!" Rob uses this verse as a starting point to see what the Word says on Who is really in control, who we are, and why we are here.
Pivot Week 9
Student Pastor, Matt Johnston, continues on in our Pivot series looking at Acts 5:33-42, one of the most iconic and ironic passages in the Book of Acts. And, as we look at this text, we will be encouraged to see God’s plan unfold both then, continuing today, and moving into the future.
Pivot Week 10
We’re back in our Pivot series with Acts 6:1-7. We’ll see here, that the church’s growth had happened so rapidly that others were needed to help the Apostles carry out the mission. This is the section of Scripture where we get the word we use a lot around NMC, Tablesetters.
Pivot Week 11
This week, we’re picking up in Acts 6:8-8:3 and looking at the story of Stephen, one of the first Tablesetters of the Church and the first martyr of the Jesus movement. This passage is not only one of the most profound events in the Book of Acts, but it is also a pivot point for the rest of the Book of Acts. As we look at this narrative, we will learn from what Stephen has to say as he is put on trial for his allegiance to Jesus and we will see what motived Stephen to so faithfully follow, even in the midst of persecution.
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Pivot Week 12
In Acts 8 we see Philip the evangelist listening to God’s call and following it, even if it meant getting out of his comfort zone. We’ll walk through the Scripture and learn from Philip how we too can help others find and follow Jesus.
Pivot Week 13
Opening up to Acts 9:1-31, Saul moves from persecuting Christians to speaking boldly about Jesus, the Son of God. We will see here that no one is too bad or too broken to be reconciled to God.
Pivot Week 14
Rob and Matt work together this week as we open Scripture to zoom in on what it means to be a disciple and what becoming a disciple looks like for us today.
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Pivot Week 15
In this section of Acts, 10:1–11:18, we’ll see God move through two men, Peter and Cornelius, and learn a few things from each as we’re on our spiritual walk with Him.
Pivot Week 16
Our Online Campus Pastor, Justin Woelk, closes out Acts chapter 11 with a big pivot for the church that reminds us that God is working while we’re waiting.
Pivot Week 17
Groups Pastor Daniel Hicks sets up the message in Acts 12:1-4 and has a friend-to-friend conversation about creating space to process and get perspective amidst difficulty.
Christmas Carols Week 1
This week, we kick off the series by looking at one of the most hauntingly beautiful Christmas Carols we sing this time of year: “O Come O Come Emmanuel.” And in this, we will see that, throughout Scripture, and throughout our lives, the Lord is near and known, He is for and with us, and he evens dwells within and among us. So in this difficult year, we can take hope and confidence in the fact that the Lord is near.
Christmas Carols Week 2
NMC”s Discipleship Pastor, Matt Johnston, continues in our Christmas Carols series with an entire orchestration: Handel’s Messiah. This piece brilliantly tells, not only of the birth of Jesus the Messiah, but of all the Old Testament prophecies and promises leading up to it, the redemptive work Jesus would go on to do, and the resurrection and ultimate victory of Jesus.
Christmas Carols Week 3
Rob goes through one of the most beloved and recorded songs, O Holy Night, using Luke 2:1-12 as our guide.
Christmas at NMC 2020 Week 0
A Christmas message from our Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, taught from Luke 2:1-20. The story of Christmas is only the beginning, are we willing to hit “play next episode” on what God is doing in the local church today?
A New Morning Week 0
Each year leads us to both lament and thanksgiving, as followers of Jesus, we hold both of these things in tension and find joy in-between them. We hope this message encourages you to view 2021 as a new morning, a new gift, and another opportunity to find joy in the steadfast love of the Lord.
Pivot - Season 2 Week 1
Rob kicks off season two of our Pivot series, recapping where we've been and covering Acts 13. We’ll follow Paul’s first missionary journey for guidance on how we can love people who pivot towards and away from Jesus.
Pivot - Season 2 Week 2
Rob uses Acts 15 as the foundation to explain “help” in our mission statement, We Help People Find and Follow Jesus. When we have a message that is about life and death, no secondary message can get in the way.
Pivot - Season 2 Week 3
Rob runs through a lot of Scripture as we look at examples of conflict found in the New Testament and how, as Christ Followers, we are to handle conflict.
Pivot - Season 2 Week 4
NMC’s Discipleship Pastor, Matt Johnston, takes us back into the Book of Acts, Acts 16:6:40, as we see Paul pivot to Philippi. We’ll zoom in on the Philippian jailer to see how Paul’s presence changes this mind, and how Paul’s message changes his life.
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Pivot - Season 2 Week 5
Opening to Acts 19, we’re following the Apostle Paul as he goes into Beria and Athens. We’ll see how Paul shared the Gospel with the people where they were at, and glean from Scripture some ways we can know Him and make Him known in our lives today.
After Amen Week 1
Rob kicks off a brand-new series, After Amen, asking the question “What do we do after Amen?” We’ll look at Jesus’ example and some New Testament passages on how, mentally and spiritually, we are to align ourselves while we wait.
After Amen Week 2
Guest teacher, Damian Boyd, joins us to pickup in our After Amen series by looking at the life of Joseph (Genesis 37-50). We’ll see through Joseph’s story that the Lord was with him through every hardship, and how, through it all, he thrived and relied on God.
After Amen Week 3
Groups Pastor, Daniel Hicks, continues in our After Amen series looking at how we respond when our prayers aren’t being answered the way we want. We’ll look at various Scriptures to see the way we should respond is through remembering. Remembering who God is and what He has done.
After Amen Week 4
The author of After Amen, and friend of North Metro Church, Rusty George, closes out the series breaking down John 2:1-11. We’ll be reminded that God is faithful not just while we wait, but while we work.
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Pivot - Season 2 Week 6
Rob picks back up in our Pivot series, opening to Acts 18, where the Apostle Paul travels to Corinth and records who he meets. Specifically, we will focus on two people, Aquila and his wife, Priscilla, and how God uses the ordinary to accomplish the extraordinary.
Pivot - Season 2 Week 7
Rob continues in Acts 19 as we follow Paul's missionary journey. We'll come across a few "say what?!" moments and focus in on what the real miracles here are.
Pivot - Season 2 Week 8
NMC’s Discipleship Pastor, Matt Johnston, wraps up Season 2 of Pivot in Acts 19:21-41, observing Paul’s final confrontation in the city of Ephesus. As we work our way through the events described in the text, we'll see how the Way of Jesus comes into conflict with the most popular and widespread religion of the day...and we will see which one lasts and who is ultimately victorious.
Palm Sunday Week 0
We're beginning Holy Week together with a Palm Sunday message from our Online Campus Pastor, Justin Woelk. We'll sit in the events that happened on Palm Sunday and look back to Old Testament truths to fully understand where the culmination of history and expectations were beginning to meet.
Easter Sunrise Service Week 0
Groups Pastor, Daniel Hicks, kicks off Easter Sunday with a sunrise message as we celebrate the empty tomb and how it changes everything for our sinful nature.
Easter Celebration 2021 Week 0
Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, delivers an Easter message asking the question: How did Jesus give his disciples peace, and how does he want to give us peace? We'll see that peace isn't found in the absence of chaos but in the presence of Jesus.
Pivot - Season 3 Week 1
Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, kicks off Season 3 of our Pivot series by taking a look at the final years of the Apostle Paul’s ministry in Acts chapter 20. Do you live with the end in mind? What do you want to be remembered for? May Paul’s Kingdom mindset be an encouragement to us to live with intentionality, displaying the love of Christ to those around us.
Pivot - Season 3 Week 2
Rob gets back into our Pivot series opening to Acts 21. We'll see how Paul's Holy Spirit convictions were contagious and talk about what it looks like to hold on to our convictions today.
Pivot - Season 3 Week 3
Rob begins in Acts 22 and visits many books of the New Testament for support as we ask the question: What kind of people does Jesus pursue and use? We'll be reminded here that Jesus didn't come to cancel people. He came to redeem them.
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Pivot - Season 3 Week 4
Groups Pastor Daniel Hicks picks up the speed in our Pivot teaching series recapping Acts 22-26. As we look at Paul's trials, we'll find a common thread, obedience, out of love and honor for God. Then we'll ask the question: What does taking a step of obedience look like for you?
Mother's Day at NMC Week 0
Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, is joined by his wife, Denise, for a Mother's Day message taught from 2 Chronicles 20. Anyone with a sphere of influence can benefit from looking at Jehoshaphat's example of leadership–turning to God in every battle.
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Pivot - Season 3 Week 5
Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, covers the final two chapters in the Book of Acts, 27-28. Getting into Paul's sailing journey to Rome, we'll look at what happens when you find yourself in the middle of the storm, what voices we should be listening to, and where we should be setting our anchors.
Pivot - Season 3 Week 6
NMC's Discipleship Pastor, Matt Johnston, wraps up our teaching series, Pivot, looking back at the major themes we found within the Book of Acts and looking forward to what that means for the Church today.
Mixtape Week 1
Groups Pastor, Daniel Hicks, kicks off our Mixtape series with his favorite Scripture, found in Luke 15. We'll look at The Parable of the Lost Son to observe God's character and remind ourselves to continue running to the Father.
Mixtape Week 2
How do you really engage with God? Is He listening? Is there a step-by-step guide? Guest teacher, Kenn Kington, shares with us in week 2 of our Mixtape series what he’s learned over the years about communicating with our Heavenly Father. When we choose to listen and engage, God promises eternal perspective, peace in the middle, and the power to walk through what‘s ahead.
Mixtape Week 3
Guest teacher, Pastor Damian Boyd, brings a powerfully timely message about God and His relationship to humanity. Seen in Genesis 1:27, we’re beautifully made in the image of God “the Imago Dei,” and with that comes a profound responsibility to love others in the same way their Creator does. We are image bearers.
Father's Day at NMC Week 0
Lead pastor Rob McDowell discusses and celebrates the high calling of fatherhood and that leaving a lasting legacy as a dad is crucial. A Godly father models God as father.
Setting the Table Week 0
Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, teaches from the book of Nehemiah, where we see the idea of investing where invested. Not only did Nehemiah invest, but he also cast vision to his people to join him in making the same investment. Will you invest where invested?
Summer Baggage Week 1
Rob kicks off our summer teaching series, Summer Baggage, by looking at the fears we carry and trading those for the peace and protection we receive from the Lord.
Summer Baggage Week 2
Rob unpacks another piece of baggage we carry around, jealously. We'll look at the story of Joseph and his brothers in Genesis 37 and end with the reminder to confess our jealously to God and remember what we have in Jesus.
Summer Baggage Week 3
NMC Groups Pastor Daniel Hicks unpacks the baggage that comes along with unforgiveness. Reading from Matthew 18, we can find great freedom for ourselves once we decide to extend forgiveness to those that might have hurt us.
Summer Baggage Week 4
NMC's Online Campus Pastor, Justin Woelk, unpacks the final piece of baggage in our summer series, pride. We'll look at two New Testament Books to see how the Apostle Paul set his pride aside after encountering Jesus and how that changed everything.
Looking Back & Looking Forward Week 0
Lead Pastor, Rob McDowell, takes time to look back in the 2020/2021 ministry year to celebrate all the Lord did and looks ahead to what He believes the Lord is calling North Metro Church to in 2021/2022. This Sunday’s message cast vision into what could be and challenges the church body to be all in.
Beauty for Ashes
Airplane Mode Week 1
As the busyness of our world continues to beckon us into more busyness, the still small voice of our Heavenly Father continually calls us to commune with Him and others. This week Rob talks about our need to get alone with God in silence and solitude.
Airplane Mode Week 2
As the busyness of our world continues to beckon us into more busyness, the still small voice of our Heavenly Father continually calls us to commune with Him and others. This week, our group pastors, Becky Everette and Daniel Hicks discuss the necessity of growing spiritually with others in community.
Airplane Mode Week 3
As the busyness of our world continues to beckon us into more busyness, the still small voice of our Heavenly Father continually calls us to commune with Him and others. This week, Pastor Matt Johnston dives into our need to engage God through His word.
Airplane Mode Week 4
As the busyness of our world continues to beckon us into more busyness, the still small voice of our Heavenly Father continually calls us to commune with Him and others. This week, Rob talks about the spiritual discipline of faithful generosity.
Ferociously Fighting Fear Week 0
We all experience fear. What does God's word say about how to fight against it? How to face it? Listen to Guest teacher, Kenn Kington as he brings to light key scripture as the tool to have faith in the midst of fear.
Into Me See Week 1
In this series entitled Into Me See, we will be diving into the Old Testament book known as The Song of Solomon to glean from the poetic story of one couple's journey into intimacy. Into Me See is all about discovering what God's word says about relationships and marriage. This sermon teaches on Song of Solomon chapter 1: 1-7.
Into Me See Week 2
In this series entitled Into Me See, we will be diving into the Old Testament book known as The Song of Solomon to glean from the poetic story of one couple's journey into intimacy. Into Me See is all about discovering what God's word says about relationships and marriage. This sermon teaches on Song of Solomon chapters 1:8-2:7 with a focus on dating.
Into Me See Week 3
In this series entitled Into Me See, we will be diving into the Old Testament book known as The Song of Solomon to glean from the poetic story of one couple's journey into intimacy. Into Me See is all about discovering what God's word says about relationships and marriage. This sermon teaches on Song of Solomon chapters 2:8-3:11 with a focus on "The Wedding."
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Into Me See Week 4
In this series entitled Into Me See, we will be diving into the Old Testament book known as The Song of Solomon to glean from the poetic story of one couple's journey into intimacy. Into Me See is all about discovering what God's word says about relationships and marriage. This sermon teaches on Song of Solomon chapters 4:1-5:1 with a focus on "The Honeymoon."
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Into Me See Week 5
In this series entitled Into Me See, we will be diving into the Old Testament book known as The Song of Solomon to glean from the poetic story of one couple's journey into intimacy. Into Me See is all about discovering what God's word says about relationships and marriage. This sermon teaches on Song of Solomon chapters 5:2-6:12 with a focus on handling conflict.
Into Me See Week 6
In this series entitled Into Me See, we will be diving into the Old Testament book known as The Song of Solomon to glean from the poetic story of one couple's journey into intimacy. Into Me See is all about discovering what God's word says about relationships and marriage. This sermon teaches on Song of Solomon chapters 6:13-7:9 with a focus on maturing in love.
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Into Me See Week 7
In this series entitled Into Me See, we will be diving into the Old Testament book known as The Song of Solomon to glean from the poetic story of one couple's journey into intimacy. Into Me See is all about discovering what God's word says about relationships and marriage. This sermon teaches on Song of Solomon chapters 7:10-8:7 with the focus of "Til Death Do Us Part."
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Into Me See Week 8
In this series entitled Into Me See, we will be diving into the Old Testament book known as The Song of Solomon to glean from the poetic story of one couple's journey into intimacy. Into Me See is all about discovering what God's word says about relationships and marriage. This sermon teaches on Song of Solomon chapters 8:8-14 with a focus on parenting.
The Greatest Commandment Week 0
Welcome Guest Teacher, Matt Dean, as he teaches on "The Greatest Commandment" found in Matthew 22:34-40. Matt asks the question, "What does it look like to love the Lord your God with your whole life?" Matt is the Lead Pastor at Grace Auburn Chruch in Auburn, Alabama.
Kingdom Come: Shift Winter Weekend
Thanksgiving In Trials Week 0
Welcome Guest Teacher, Gregg Sizemore, as he teaches on having a posture of Thanksgiving in the midst of trials. He teaches from Romans 5:3-5 and James 1:2-4. Gregg is the lead pastor at Creekside Church in Dallas, Georgia.
Kingdom Come: Compass Winter Retreat
Compassion 2021 Week 0
This Sunday we partnered with Compassion International. For over 60 years, Compassion International has been making a difference in the lives of children living in poverty in Jesus' name. North Metro is specifically focusing on caring for children through sponsorships in Kenya.
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Gratitude for God's Kindness Week 0
Welcome Guest Teacher, Stuart Hall, as he teaches on God's kindness and how we are to respond with thanksgiving. Gratitude is an incredible emotion for worship — and a dangerous motivation for following Jesus. What makes faith fall apart isn’t adversity or doubt, it’s being too certain of the wrong things. So what is the full weight of your existence leaning against? Stuart teaches from Romans 8:35-38, John 14:1, and John 14:27.
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Christmas Carols 2021 Week 1
By examining specific Christmas carols, this teaching series will take us on a journey of preparation, anticipation, proclamation and adoration to help us better understand what an amazing thing God did by sending us a savior, Jesus Christ! This week we explore the song, "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and focus on Luke 2:8-20.