How you see yourself

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Assistant Pastor Zach Zirbel on Sunday basically said, “The way you see yourself (and God) will determine your future.” It’s important you know that things can be different. Your life can change! However, as someone once said, “Your life won’t change until your thinking changes and you cannot live beyond what you believe.”

So how utterly important it is for us to see ourselves as God sees us (as dearly loved children), and then live accordingly as He changes us from the inside out through the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). All the while remembering every great blessing and precious promise is the result of God’s free gift of grace and the full work of Jesus Christ.

Attached are notes and lists used in the sermon: The 20 Cans of Success and Who I am in Christ from Neil Anderson’s book Victory Over the Darkness and “I am…” inspired from Joel Osteen’s book The Power of I am.

Personalize these truths. Write them down.Tape them to the fridge. Get them deep down in your heart…”…and the truth will set you free!”

I am/I can

Humanity series: What needs to change?

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Humanity Series

How do you want to live? Do you want to live burdened? Do you want to constantly battle to paddle upstream in life? Or do you want to flow with the unforced rhythms of grace? What’s Jesus asking you to do differently in light of his truth and his presence in your life? What could be different if you let him? Pastor Zach Zirbel asks these questions of his listeners as he continues the “Humanity” teaching series based on the Beattitudes from Matthew 5. Message delivered 10/18/15.

Dave and Abby Messenger led worship with the songs on this YouTube playlist.

Surviving the storm

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“Life is a storm, my friend,” according to the movie clip played during Pastor Zach’s message on Back to School Sunday. How can you endure it? Survive it? Triumph in it? Trust in Jesus, he says. Message delivered 8/30/15.

(Sorry, but there’s a glitch about 8 minutes into the recording, and a few minutes of the message were lost. But the rest of it is good!)

A brand new life

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Zach Zirbel, an elder at N3C, shares a message withtwo main purposes: encouragement to believers whose joy in Christ has gotten dampened by life and time, and an invitation to those who don’t know Christ and his peace to find that peace. Message delivered 11/30/14.

Spiritual battles, spiritual blessings

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Zach Zirbel, one of our elders, shares about realizing the power of our inheritance in Christ, the power of our identity as children of God, and the spiritual inheritance we’ve been given. Message delivered 10/12/14.

Diamonds in the desert (or The Winepress)

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Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels? Stuck in a rut and accomplishing nothing while trying to follow God? Cheer up! Zach Zirbel shares how the wasteland is an invaluable season of preparation where God transforms you into the person who can do your dreams. Message delivered 7/13/14.

I am the vine

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Zach Zirbel shares on the parable of the vine and the branches from the book of John, chapter 15, stressing that God wants us to be strong and greatly fruitful. Message delivered 3/9/2014.