Northpoint Church
Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
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  • Northpoint Church
    988 W Ontario Ave, Corona, CA 92882, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Northpoint Church Corona
    Sunday 10:00 AM
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We are honoring the guidance provided by local, regional, and national authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic and not gathering together in person. While we are physically distant, we are socially and spiritually connecting through the technological platforms available to us!
Welcome to Northpoint! We are so glad you have chosen to worship with us today.

Reservations for NEXT Sunday!

We’ll be back at Northpoint NEXT Sunday, June 28, with three services: 8:00 a.m.9:45 a.m., & 11:30 a.m. We’ll only be allowed 100 persons (including staff and volunteers) per building, per service. To balance the congregants at each service, we will be using an online reservation process. This will ensure we comply with the government guidelines and maximize the use of our space. You can choose your service time and make a reservation below:

https://northpointcorona.org/media/reservations/

New NP Online Care Card

Stay Connected with the Northpoint Family. We all ache to gather again. Being separated is tough, but during stressful times, it is even harder not to have face to face fellowship and the strength that comes from physically being together. Even so, we can still connect with each other. One way is to fill out the new confidential NP Care Card (See link below.). Once submitted, the card will be reviewed by the Northpoint Care Team. If you so indicate on the card, someone from the team will contact you.

https://northpointchurch.shelbynextchms.com/external/form/a4fb3311-b59f-4ee5-8957-640b8c858b77

View the Lyrics to our Worship Songs


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He Took Them in His Arms
Mark 9:42-10:16
Tony Chute, Interim Pastor

View the Sermon Note and Slides

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Overview
Jesus provides a series of warnings about sin that serve as sobering but necessary reminders of the disorientation of the human heart when it comes to the things of God. Sin finds many avenues into our lives, carries the potential to wreck the lives of others, and has serious consequences after this life is over. Jesus, therefore, instructs His followers to fight against sin for their own good and for the benefit of others. These truths are illustrated in the discussion that follows regarding marriage and divorce. Although God provided marriage as a lifelong blessing between a man and a woman, unchecked sin can lead one or both hearts to become hardened to the point of separating what God has joined together. As sobering as these truths are, Jesus offers tender hope to everyone who turns to Him in childlike faith—He will indeed take them in His arms and bless them as members of His kingdom
Sermon Key Note 01.
The desire to enter the kingdom of God is evidenced by understanding the nature of our sin, agreeing with the penalty for our sin, and refusing to indulge our sin.
Sermon Key Note 02.
The ability to enter the kingdom of God is achieved by coming to the One who knew no sin, trusting in Him who took the penalty of our sin and receiving His righteousness in place of our sin.
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
1. Read Mark 9:42-48. Is there any possible way to conclude that Jesus was soft on sin? Why do you think people ignore such hard sayings about sin? Is our denial of sin or minimizing of sin also proof of the pervasiveness of sin?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
2. In what ways do you find people influencing others to sin (Mark 9:42)? How do social media, corporate advertisements, and other cultural influences contribute to a worldview that either excludes or denigrates biblical values? How can you ensure that you are influencing others for good, not evil (Mark 9:50)?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
3. What issues stand out to you regarding Jesus’ teaching on marriage and divorce in Mark 10:1-12? Are there legitimate reasons for divorce and or remarriage in the Bible? What is the significance of Jesus’ citation of Genesis 2 in His response to the Pharisees (verses 5-8)? How should His approach inform our understanding of marriage?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
4. How does the section on marriage and divorce illustrate the pervasiveness of sin referred to in Mark 9:42-50? Are we more or less likely to find fault in others (spouse included) when we fight our own sins, as Jesus describes?
Questions for Discussion and Discovery:
5. What does it mean to “receive the kingdom of God like a child?” How does your conversion story reflect a childlike trust in Jesus Christ? What blessings have you received since you have trusted Him as your Savior?

Giving

As a part of our worship we are called to cheerfully, generously, and sacrificially give (2 Cor 9:7). Your faithful partnership in and support of the ministries at Northpoint Evangelical Free Church allows us to impact the lives of thousands, both locally and globally, for His Kingdom.

https://northpointcorona.org/giving/

For Further Reading:

For Further Reading: Dane Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Crossway, 2020). 

https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Lowly-Christ-Sinners-Sufferers-ebook/dp/B086GWZ6CY/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=dane+ortlund+gentle+and+lonely&qid=1593217073&sr=8-2

Find Out More About Northpoint Church

OUR MISSION: Making Disciples Who Make Disciples. A disciple is a person who has been reconciled into a right relationship with God through new birth by faith in Christ and is consequently growing in love for God, love for others, and in joyful obedience to all of Christ’s commands.

https://northpointcorona.org/about/who-we-are/