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Welcome to the weekly audio podcast for North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA where our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our desire is that this podcast will encourage you in your relationship with God. Visit us at northpoint.org.

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Love, Dates & Heartbreaks, Part 3: Grownup Love // Andy Stanley
1966

From elementary school through high school, many of us had ideas of what the perfect relationship would look like in the future. While those dreams may not represent our current reality, a step in the right direction could be to follow the apostle Paul’s advice—move from our childish ways and start being grownups.

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Aug 18, 2019
Love, Dates & Heartbreaks, Part 2: The Fine Print // Andy Stanley
2284

If becoming the right kind of person is key to a great relationship, how do you do that? Is there something you can do to prepare? Does it just happen? Sure, we’re supposed to love others, but what does that really mean? Let’s lean in and read the fine print.

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Aug 11, 2019
Love, Dates & Heartbreaks, Part 1: The Right Person Myth // Andy Stanley
2304

In relationships, we often believe if we find the right person it will make everything right. So we ask ourselves, “Is this the right person for me?” Maybe we need to be asking a different question—a question that shifts our focus from seeking the right kind of person to becoming the right kind of person.

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Aug 04, 2019
Out of the Shallows, Part 3: We > Me // Jamey Dickens
2606

Many of us have viewed faith as something we do alone. We might have said that it’s private. But there’s a limit to our faith growth when we go it alone. There’s a deepening to our faith that we only experience together. When it comes to consistently growing our faith, “we” is greater than “me.” Who’s spurring on your faith and whose faith are you spurring on?

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Jul 28, 2019
Out of the Shallows, Part 2: Work it Out // Jamey Dickens
2485

Moving out of the shallows starts with feeding ourselves spiritually. But if we stop at that first step, we’ll be left spiritually fat rather than spiritually fit. How do we prevent that from happening? The next step involves a spiritual workout that’s unique for each of us.

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Jul 21, 2019
Out of the Shallows, Part 1: Pick Up the Fork // Jamey Dickens
2569

No one strives to be shallow. We all want something real and relationships with depth. But how do we grow deeper spiritually? The journey starts with a step that each of us can only take for ourselves.

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Jul 14, 2019
You’re Not the Boss of Me, Part 6: Undercover Boss // Andy Stanley
2246

When we see someone we care about make bad decisions, we can either confront them about it or hope someone else does. Many times we opt for the latter, under the guise of being kind, not wanting to interfere, or waiting for them to ask for our input. But we should ask ourselves: are we really being kind, or are we letting fear, discomfort, or indifference be the boss of us?

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Jul 07, 2019
You’re Not the Boss of Me, Part 5: Fear // Andy Stanley
2149

All of us walk through life with occasional fear. And it’s not always a bad thing. Fear is a byproduct of our ability to think about what might happen in the future, and it can protect us from harm. However, living with too much fear can cause us to be self-absorbed, distracted, and overly protective. But the good news is this: You don’t have to be afraid even when there’s something to be afraid of.

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Jun 30, 2019
You’re Not the Boss of Me, Part 4: Anger // Andy Stanley
2466

When we feel anger, our emotions tell us it’s 100 percent someone else’s fault. But James, the brother of Jesus, has something different to say. When we take a step back and acknowledge what the problem really is, anger will no longer be the boss of us.

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Jun 23, 2019
You’re Not the Boss of Me, Part 3: Envy // Andy Stanley
2302

Envy causes us to compare and compete with others in an unhealthy way. It brings arrogance when we’re winning and discouragement when we’re not. It robs us of contentment and causes us to feel like—as an ancient king put it—we’re chasing after the wind. But envy doesn’t have to be the boss.

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Jun 16, 2019
You’re Not the Boss of Me, Part 2: Guilt // Andy Stanley
2256

When it comes to guilt, many of us naturally lean in one of two ways: we wallow in it by reliving the past, or we deny it by making excuses. In either instance, guilt is causing us to be out of balance. The apostle Paul reminds us that, because of Jesus, guilt is not the boss of us.

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Jun 09, 2019
You're Not the Boss of Me, Part 1: From the Heart // Andy Stanley
2139

We all monitor our behavior to some degree. This keeps us out of trouble and helps us in our personal and professional relationships. But Jesus invites his followers to take monitoring a step further.

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Jun 02, 2019
Fight for It, Part 4: Building Resilience in the Next Generation // Clay Scroggins with Tim Elmore
2574

Resilience has changed throughout the generations and as a culture, we are trending toward. The trend for parents is to protect rather than prepare the next generation for adulthood. Our greatest opportunity for leading the next generation is to model and build resiliency muscles.

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May 19, 2019
Fight for It, Part 3: Your Struggle Can Be Your Superpower // Clay Scroggins with Sheryl Sandberg
2676

Being connected is not enough. When we respond to adversity in our lives by showing up for each other, we turn connection into community. In our greatest adversities, we receive the gift of being comforted by God, so we may then comfort others.

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May 12, 2019
Fight for It, Part 2: Building Resilience Through Rejection // Clay Scroggins
2096

Everyone faces rejection. How we handle that rejection can either cripple us or force us to become more resilient. In a critical moment during Jesus’ ministry, his heavenly Father reminded him of something that can help all of us walk through seasons where we feel rejection.

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May 08, 2019
Fight for It, Part 1: How to Build Resilience // Clay Scroggins
2208

Life is full of trials. Every trial carries with it a setback that we experience. Our ability to bounce back after experiencing a trial is called resilience. In this message, Clay teaches us how to use the smaller trials of life as the building blocks to a resilient life.

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Apr 28, 2019
Easter: Invitation to Believe // Andy Stanley
1934

Following Jesus’ crucifixion, his followers expected what anyone expects after someone dies: that they would remain that way. But one of Jesus’s followers, John, gave an eyewitness account which summarized the main event surrounding Christianity: Jesus rose from the dead. In this seventh and final sign that John documents, he makes the case that Jesus is exactly who he claimed to be.

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Apr 21, 2019
Bystander, Part 6: Coexistence // Andy Stanley
2622

At different points in our lives, many of us wonder why a good God would allow bad things to happen. And without a clear response, that dilemma could cause us to question God’s existence altogether. The gospel writer John documented an occasion where Jesus not only brought his friend Lazarus back to life, but demonstrated how God can exist in the midst of a world of evil and suffering.

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Apr 14, 2019
Bystander, Part 5: Open Eyes // Andy Stanley
2103

There are many products we buy, use, and put our confidence in without having all the information or fully understanding how they work. In the Gospel of John, we see a man begin to follow Jesus based on limited information. This man, who was born blind, said he only knew one main thing—and that one thing was enough to make him curious about who Jesus really was.

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Apr 07, 2019
Bystander, Part 4: Lunch and Learn // Andy Stanley
2352

Perhaps one of the most famous signs performed by Jesus is feeding over 5000+ people with five loaves of bread and two fish. Those that followed Jesus thought he was finally getting to the point of what he could do for them. They were more enamored with the signs instead of what the signs were pointing to.

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Mar 31, 2019
Bystander, Part 3: Carry On! // Andy Stanley
2331

Just outside of Jerusalem, Jesus performed a miracle that changed a man’s life forever. For 38 years, this man was unable to walk. But when Jesus said, “Get up,” the man was healed. However, it’s what Jesus said next that made this miracle a clear sign of who Jesus really was.

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Mar 24, 2019
Bystander, Part 2: Living As If // Andy Stanley
2274

In order to demonstrate who he was, Jesus performed a number of miracles—which the apostle John referred to as “signs.” The first of those signs was at a joyous occasion where Jesus turned water into wine. The second sign was in the midst of a heartbreaking circumstance in which a father desperately asks Jesus to heal his dying son.

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Mar 17, 2019
Bystander, Part 1: Momma Says // Andy Stanley
1939

The first of Jesus' miracles that John documents is when Jesus–with a nudge from his mother—attended a wedding and turned water into wine. It was the first sign of many that gives evidence of who Jesus is.

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Mar 10, 2019
We Are North Point // Clay Scroggins
2414

All of us can remember someone who believed in us. Whether it was to pass a test, perform at an event or navigate life. The people who have believed in us have given us a gift that set us up for a better future. Today we are going to talk about what it would look like to invest our belief into the next generation. To make it our life mission to believe in those who need a champion in their corner.

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Mar 03, 2019
Money Talks, Part 3: Keep Track // Andy Stanley
1988

I’m easy to keep up with, but I’m difficult to catch up with. Keep up or you’ll be playing catch up. Keep up with me and I’ll keep up with you.

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Feb 24, 2019
Money Talks, Part 2: Send Me Away // Andy Stanley
2236

Are you mastering your money or being mastered by it? Maybe it’s time to flip the script. Instead of striving to have enough money to satisfy a me-first appetite, Jesus encouraged his listeners to have an others-first approach.

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Feb 17, 2019
Money Talks, Part 1: I Mean Well // Andy Stanley
2160

If our money could talk what would it tell us? You might be shocked to find that what our money would say is pretty close to what Jesus did say - and what we should still consider today.

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Feb 10, 2019
I Said This, You Heard That // Clay Scroggins & Kathleen Edleman
2199

For years people have tried to predict or understand behavior in an attempt to strengthen communication. One of the best keys to better communication is to understand the four temperaments. In this message, Clay Scroggins and Kathleen Edelman walk through four temperaments and show how understanding them will lead you to better communication.

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Feb 03, 2019
Inconceivable // Andy Stanley
1794

The Church is remarkable. And against all odds, it changed the world. There is still a great deal that needs changing. By God’s grace and with your help, perhaps we can be a small part of bringing about that change.

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Jan 27, 2019
This Changes Everything // Clay Scroggins
1150

Church can seem full of traditions. While those traditions are important, the meaning sometimes gets lost in the symbolism. In this message, we’ll look at a church tradition that goes back thousands of years and talk about why we believe a public declaration of a private decision is still relevant today. We’ll also hear stories of people who have declared that they’ve decided to follow Jesus…which changes everything.

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Jan 20, 2019
Better, Part 2: The Banana King // Andy Stanley
1987

Most of us want this year to be better. But “better” requires a bit of honest and awkward evaluation. So what are you holding onto that’s holding you back?

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Jan 14, 2019
Better, Part 1: Do This One Thing // Jeff Henderson
2315

Many of us want this year to be better than last year. We start off with good intentions by making a commitment to improve but inevitably end up not following through. There’s got to be a better way, right? A perfect year may be impossible. But a better year is possible.

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Jan 06, 2019
Jesus: Savior or Superhero? // Clay Scroggins
1432

Isn’t it so disappointing when Christmas doesn’t go the way you thought it would? Have you ever made a Christmas list just to have Christmas come and not receive anything on it? In this message we'll be talking about what we are looking for this Christmas season vs. what we are actually given, and we think you will see it's better than anything you could have imagined.

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Dec 24, 2018
The Unsettling Solution for Just About Everything, Part 3: Do You See What I See? // Andy Stanley
1898

God’s grace to us is an invitation to be amazing. It’s our chance to extend to others what God has freely extended to us. But while most of us are full of something . . . it’s usually not grace. So what are you full of? And what would it take for you to give someone what they don’t expect? Or deserve?

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Dec 16, 2018
The Unsettling Solution for Just About Everything, Part 2: Don't Do The Math // Andy Stanley
1971

The kingdom of God is characterized by unsettling generosity —the kind of generosity that gives the undeserving what they don’t deserve and regardless of how unright we’ve been, makes us right with God. So what do we do when we’re faced with this math that doesn’t add up? And how do we respond to this unfair, unsettling system that Jesus came to invite us into?

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Dec 09, 2018
The Unsettling Solution for Just About Everything, Part 1: Undeserveable // Andy Stanley
2209

There is an unsettling solution for just about everything, and we can sum it up in one word. Grace. It’s the undeserved, unearned, unearnable favor that Jesus came to offer us. So why wouldn’t we want Christianity to be true? And where should you start if it’s a word that was never part of the equation for you?

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Dec 02, 2018
Wild Goose Chase: The Hunt for More // Joseph Sojourner
1905

We all want more. Even though we’re thankful for what we have, something inside us wants a little more from life. Believe it or not, there is a path that can lead us to the more we are looking for.

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Nov 25, 2018
Be Rich, Part 3: God Is Love // Danielle Strickland
2322

Maybe the most simple thing we’ve ever learned about God is also the most complex : God is love. It’s a hard truth for us to understand because we’re influenced by so many other views of him. So how does it work exactly? And what do we do with that transforming love once we recognize it?

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Nov 18, 2018
Be Rich, Part 2: Hope Heals // Jay & Katherine Wolf
2722

Jesus told us, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Katherine and Jay Wolf's extraordinary story shows us what it looks like to hold onto the hope of Jesus when life-changing trouble arrives without warning.

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Nov 11, 2018
Be Rich, Part 1: Now or Never // Andy Stanley
2288

Chances are good that if you’re reading this, you’re in the 1% club. By international standards, you’re rich! Of course, you may not feel rich, but the truth is it’s time to start giving while you’re living because what you’re holding is molding! This month we’re going to encourage each other to Be Rich by being extravagantly generous. After all, our extravagant generosity toward others is the most appropriate response to God’s extravagant generosity toward us.

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Nov 04, 2018
The Bible for Grown-Ups, Part 4: For the World // Andy Stanley
2402

The Bible did not create Christianity. Christianity is the result of an event (the resurrection) that created a movement (the church) that produced sacred and reliable texts that were collected and bound into a book (the Bible). But how do we approach not being at peace with everything we read in the Bible? Paul—the apostle, Pharisee, author, preacher, and church planter—offers us clarity and confidence to move forward.

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Oct 28, 2018
The Bible for Grown-Ups, Part 3: The Old Testament // Andy Stanley
2161

The Old Testament chronicles God’s redemptive, sequential activity in history. It’s a fabulous, gritty, epic history of the Hebrew people in which, over and over, Israel is reminded that they are a divine means to an end. So, maybe instead of seeing the Old Testament as a spiritual guidebook or a storyline that needs to be tidied up, we should see it as something even better: the history of God preparing the world for a Savior.

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Oct 21, 2018
The Bible for Grown-Ups, Part 2: In the Beginning // Andy Stanley
2132

“In the beginning. . .” can be a loaded phrase—one that forces us into debate and doubt. But maybe we’re missing the point of Genesis 1:1—a point Moses made to a world where the violence and injustice of the gods justified and legitimized the violence and injustice of human rulers. Moses introduced a radically different, unparalleled, and untested worldview.

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Oct 14, 2018
The Bible for Grown-Ups, Part 1: Last Things First // Andy Stanley
2217

Most of us know some Bible stories, but very few of us know the story of the Bible. And you may be surprised to discover that it’s a story that doesn’t actually begin in the beginning. It begins with the accounts of a few men who sat down to record the death and resurrection of Jesus. It begins with the words of his followers who were compelled to document the events that had changed everything for them. Because they knew it could change everything for us.

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Oct 07, 2018
Reclaiming Irresistible // Andy Stanley
2550

Long before there were Christian Scriptures, there were Christians—men and women whose faith began with an empty tomb. These eyewitnesses to the resurrection experienced an event so extraordinary that it changed their lives and what they gave their lives to, forever. But now a generation is walking away from their faith as their confidence in the Bible is dismantled. They assume that as the Bible goes, so goes Christianity. Maybe it’s time we learned from the faith of those early eyewitnesses—faith that’s undeniable and, ultimately, irresistible.

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Sep 30, 2018
It's Fine, Part 3: Good Grief // Clay Scroggins
2189

Most of the emotional stuff we cover up and refuse to deal with revolves around loss. We all struggle with expectations that went unmet, goals we failed to achieve, or dreams that were broken. How we handle our loss matters. It impacts the quality of our lives. If we bury those negative emotions alive, they will come back to haunt us . . . and the people we love.

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Sep 23, 2018
It's Fine, Part 2: Healthy Emotional Habits // Clay Scroggins
2059

Establishing healthy habits will benefit the relationships you care most about. Others will reap from the emotional habits you sow.

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Sep 16, 2018
It's Fine, Part 1: Emotional Hygiene // Clay Scroggins
2140

Many of us learned from an early age to hide what we were feeling from other people. We got the message that showing our emotions made us look weak. In time, we became so skilled at hiding what we feel, we even learned to hide our emotions from ourselves. But hiding isn’t a sign of courage or strength.  If we want to grow, we have to stop saying, “It’s fine,” and start being honest—with ourselves and others—about what’s going on inside.

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Sep 09, 2018
The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future, Part 4: Appealing Is Revealing // Andy Stanley
2464

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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Sep 02, 2018
The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future, Part 3: Follow // Andy Stanley
2168

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 make our lives better and make us better at life. So we all have a decision to make. If not Jesus, then who? And if not Christianity, then what?

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Aug 26, 2018
The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future, Part 2: Your Intention Please // Andy Stanley
2064

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 your path. Our direction, not our intention, will determine our destination.

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Aug 19, 2018
The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future, Part 1: Principle of the Path // Andy Stanley
2344

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?

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Aug 12, 2018
Gently Used // Andy Stanley
2058

We all believe exercise is good for us, but we don't always head to the gym or go on a run. To actually get in shape, we have to exercise. We have to get off the couch and do it. And isn't it easier when we have someone to keep us accountable? The same is true of our faith—we can only get so far on our own.

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Aug 05, 2018
Wishful Thinking // Andy Stanley
2430

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?

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Jul 29, 2018
Three Things I Learned from a Movie I Didn't Want to See, Part 3: The Power Of Friendship // Clay Scroggins
2114

“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 your sails” kind of friend can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, or difficult. The energy required can feel overwhelming at times, but it’s well worth the effort.

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Jul 22, 2018
The Kindness Challenge with Shaunti Feldhahn
1942

“Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting a hard battle.” In this interview, Clay Scroggins talks with Shaunti Feldhahn, author of The Kindness Challenge, about how a little bit of kindness really can go a long way in relationships. 

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Jul 18, 2018
Three Things I Learned from a Movie I Didn't Want to See, Part 2: The Power of Kindness // Clay Scroggins
2300

How we see people determines how we treat people. If our view aligns with God’s, we will know how to love others better, regardless of their behavior or circumstances. But seeing isn’t the only thing that makes a difference…

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Jul 15, 2018
Three Things I Learned from a Movie I Didn't Want to See, Part 1: What Makes You A Wonder? // Clay Scroggins
1988

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 wander, or it can shape us into “a wonder”.

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Jul 08, 2018
The American in the Mirror // Andy Stanley
2126

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 is that we face our greatest leadership challenge every morning when we face ourselves.

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Jul 01, 2018
Me & My Big Mouth, Part 4: Right Where You Want 'Em // Andy Stanley
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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 as much about us as anything else. If our words are stones, will we choose to throw them, or use them to pave the way forward?

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Jun 24, 2018
Me & My Big Mouth, Part 3: According to Code // Andy Stanley
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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?

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Jun 17, 2018
Me & My Big Mouth, Part 2: Untamable // Andy Stanley
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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 few words. What do we do with that kind of power? We can’t lock it away. But we can, by God’s grace, learn to control it.

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Jun 10, 2018
Me & My Big Mouth, Part 1: Quick to Listen // Andy Stanley
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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 curiosity. You’ve probably been on the other side of that coin too. Taking the verbal offense may have won the argument but you lost relationally. What if we didn’t settle for being right, but tried to make things right instead? The longer we listen the more we learn, and the better chance we have of protecting ourselves from our own big mouths. 

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Jun 03, 2018
The Best Summer Ever // Clay Scroggins
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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 covered? We believe this can be your best summer ever and it starts by watching this special message from Clay.

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May 27, 2018
The Grass Is Always Greener Part 3: Stuff Ain't Enough // Darren Youngstrom
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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 isn’t making them as happy as we assume?

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May 20, 2018
The Grass Is Always Greener, Part 2: Rocky Ground // Jennifer McMillian
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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 greener grass is only for other people? When your dreams of greener grass have been replaced with rocky soil, how do you move forward?

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May 13, 2018
The Grass Is Always Greener, Part 1: The Other Side // Clay Scroggins
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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 never leads to joy. It robs us of life. So, what do we do with our longing for the greener grass?

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May 06, 2018
Aftermath, Part 3: Not Difficult // Andy Stanley
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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 the church today.

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Apr 29, 2018
Aftermath, Part 2: Mix 'n Match // Andy Stanley
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Jesus was irresistible. People from all different backgrounds were attracted to Jesus. But is the Church irresistible? Do Jesus’ followers represent Jesus in a way that makes it irresistible for the onlooking world to be attracted to Jesus?

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Apr 22, 2018
Aftermath, Part 1: Stand Alone // Andy Stanley
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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 realites of life, maybe it’s time for you to change your mind about Jesus. Maybe it’s time for you to consider the version of Christianity that relies on the event of the resurrection of Jesus as its foundation. If you gave up your faith because of something about or in the Bible, maybe you gave up uneccesarily.

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Apr 15, 2018
Easter Matters // Andy Stanley
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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 of a new movement: the church. They would maintain faith in the midst of incredible suffering. Many died still claiming that Jesus was their Savior. So what do we make of this defining event—the one that became the foundation of their faith . . . and of ours?

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Apr 01, 2018
Ninety, Part 12: The Pilate Chronicles // Andy Stanley
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At Passover, Jesus gathered his followers and spelled out a new relational arrangement between God and mankind: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” But Jesus wasn’t celebratory. He seemed troubled. Initiating this new covenant with God would require sacrifice. What came next would confuse his followers and send them scattering.

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Mar 25, 2018
Ninety, Part 11: The One Commandments // Andy Stanley
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Jesus didn’t come to initiate Judaism 2.0. He came came to offer something entirely new to the world: a new covenant that would forever change humankind’s relationship to God. And with that new covenant came a new ethic—one that insisted the greatest choose the back of the line.

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Mar 18, 2018
Ninety, Part 10: The New Covenant // Andy Stanley
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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 conditions. That suspicion extends to our relationship with God. Unconditional love? Unlimited forgiveness? There must be a catch. But what if there isn’t?

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Mar 11, 2018
Ninety, Part 9: Redefining Greatness // Clay Scroggins
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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 this message!

Mar 04, 2018
Ninety, Part 8: Nic At Night // Andy Stanley
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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 authority but refused to take charge. He wielded extraordinary power, but never for himself. What was he up to?

Feb 25, 2018
Ninety, Part 7: Mercy Amnesia // Clay Scroggins
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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?  

Feb 18, 2018
Ninety, Part 6: Jesus and the Disenfranchised // Clay Scroggins
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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 ourselves from those who are different?

Feb 11, 2018
Ninety, Part 5: Greater Indeed // Andy Stanley
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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 Jesus came to offer us a life greater than keeping religious rules.

Feb 04, 2018
Ninety, Part 4: New World Order // Andy Stanley
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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 of the old religion. He came to introduce something brand new.

Jan 28, 2018
Ninety, Part 3: Fish Tricks // Andy Stanley
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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 you?

Jan 21, 2018
Ninety, Part 2: Upside Down // Andy Stanley
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“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 down.

 

Jan 14, 2018
Ninety, Part 1: For the World // Andy Stanley
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Jesus didn't come to extend an old religion. He didn't come to just clarify old truths. He didn't come to just preach sermons and offer wise teachings. From the angel’s announcement to Mary that she would give birth to a son whose "kingdom would never end," it was clear: Jesus would do something new for the world.

Jan 07, 2018
Treat Yo Self // Clay Scroggins
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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!

Dec 26, 2017
Lost at Christmas // Clay Scroggins
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Being lost is frustrating because of how it makes us feel out of control. Not knowing what to do or where to go is a hopeless feeling. If you've ever felt lost or you feel lost now, this message is for you.

Dec 24, 2017
Welcome To Wonderland: Faith // Andy Stanley
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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, experience-denying faith, but what if that’s not true?

Dec 17, 2017
Welcome To Wonderland: Show and Tell // Andy Stanley
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We wonder because our frame of reference doesn’t provide us with all of the answers. Every version of religion works for children. But then life happens. We experience challenging circumstances that sow doubt in our childhood faith. Tragedy causes us to question if God is good and loving. Sin leads to guilt and shame. We wonder if God can really love us. Is there such a thing as a frame of reference that can accomodate a grown-up faith?

Dec 10, 2017
Welcome To Wonderland: Center of the World // Andy Stanley
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We wonder because our frame of reference doesn’t provide us with all of the answers. As our frame of reference changes or expands, some mysteries are solved. Some remain mysterious. So what do you do with the big mysteries in life—the mysteries that won't resolve no matter how much we explore them? What do you do with your unanswered questions?

Dec 03, 2017
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Dissatisfaction with what we have and what we can afford can lead to discontentment. We live in a culture that tells us newer and shinier is better. So, what do you do when you're no longer content with what you wear, drive, or live in?

Nov 26, 2017
Be Rich 2017: Andy Stanley with Jeff Foxworthy - "Just Say Yes"
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When the church does good, God’s name is made great. This year, we want to continue the wave of Be Rich good deeds we’ve experienced over the past decade. We want to show people in our communities that God loves them. And we don’t want you to miss this opportunity to be extraordinarily generous.

Nov 12, 2017
Be Rich 2017: Andy Stanley - "Hands On"
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At the heart of the Christian faith is this idea: in Jesus, God became one of us and dwelt among us. When it comes to those around us who are hurting and in need, the God who dwelt among us calls his followers to be hands on.

Nov 05, 2017
What Happy Couples Know: It's a Choice
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Happy couples decide they owe each other everything but are owed nothing in return. But that requires effort. Every married person makes a choice every day. That choice feels more like a reaction, so most people don’t think they have a choice at all. But they do. Happy couples make the happy choice.

Oct 29, 2017
What Happy Couples Know: Sometimes You Have to Throw Things
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As long as you think your spouse owes you, your marriage will be all about keeping score. That destroys intimacy. It destroys love. But what are we supposed to do about our hopes, dreams, and desires?

Oct 22, 2017
What Happy Couples Know: It's Mutual
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We all enter into marriage with hopes, dreams, and desires. They create expectations. But when you put those expectations onto your spouse, it turns your marriage into a debt/debtor relationship. Your relationship becomes marked by the belief that your spouse owes you something. So, how do you keep your hopes, dreams, and desires from becoming expectations?

Oct 15, 2017
What Happy Couples Know: Nothing
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A great marriage doesn’t happen by accident. It requires care and regular maintenance. But sometimes we don’t want to make the effort. As long as it’s not broken, do we really need to talk about it?

Oct 08, 2017
Scared To Death: The Problem with the Past
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Your past is a problem when it creates fear for your future. It limits your potential and gets in the way of a deeper relationship with God.

Oct 01, 2017
Scared To Death: The Perpetual Anxiety In the Present
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As a society, we have more anxiety now than we ever have before. We carry it around like a software virus. It slows us down and quietly keeps us from operating at our full potential.

Sep 24, 2017
Scared To Death: The Fear of the Future
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Fear is an emotion caused by belief in a looming potential loss. It’s based in the future.  The source of our fears is usually something we’re going to lose or we’re afraid we won’t have in the future. Since we can never really know what’s the around the corner, is it even possible to live without fear?

Sep 17, 2017
Guardrails: The Heart of the Matter
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It’s vital to erect guardrails around our hearts becuase an unguarded heart can overpower our most guarded behavior.
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Sep 10, 2017
Guardrails: Money Matters
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When it comes to our finances, it’s easy to cross the line into the danger zone. That’s why it’s essential to establish guardrails against greed.

Sep 03, 2017