Isaiah is a book that unveils the full dimensions of God’s judgment and salvation. God is “the Holy One of Israel” (see 1:4; 6:1 and notes) who must punish his rebellious people (1:2) but will afterward redeem them (41:14,16). Israel is a nation blind and deaf (6:9–10; 42:7), a vineyard that will be trampled (5:1–7), a people devoid of justice or righteousness (5:7; 10:1–2). The awful judgment that will be unleashed upon Israel and all the nations that defy God is called “the day of the Lord.”
Work It Out
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. - (Philippians 2:12)
During the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, people came to California from all around the world because they had heard there was “gold in them thar hills.” Apparently some people imagined they would arrive and find chunks of gold just lying around in the streets ...
Daniel Smith, Toronto, Canada
Today we pray for Daniel Smith, one of our missionaries in Canada. He serves in the Brampton area, west of Toronto. He spends his days going door to door in the big apartment complexes, which are filled with many immigrants from Africa. Daniel is also from Africa, so they welcome him and wait to hear what he has to say. His message, of course, is that they need Jesus Christ. He is starting a new church, which so far includes people from Sierra Leone and Ghana, two West African countries.
IF Gathering - March 9, 6:30-7:45 pm
What Inspires you? Join us for the 1st IF Gathering of 2015! We look forward to a great night of fellowship, discussion and challenge for the new year. God is at work and we get to be a small part of his movement!
Children's Ministry Center
The Children's Ministry Center will house NorthSide's Awana Ministry for children on Wednesday nights as well as serve as a fellowship building for the church. In addition to the multi-purpose/fellowship room with the Awana recreation pattern etched into the floor, the building will provide a nicely equipped kitchen and additional restroom facilities.
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, hang-ups and habits. Founded in 1991, Celebrate Recovery is a faith based program that, through Jesus Christ, brings real healing to those struggling by changing their hearts and not just their minds.