• Prayer and Praise Exchange

    Share your prayer requests and praises.  Tuesday @ 8:30pm we gather for Prayer night at 200 Cypress Point.

  • Baptism Video - Acts 8:35-39

    Experience JOY of Northshore Family Baptism Celebration!


  • Tap Out

    “Tap Out” is a combat term popularized by U.F.C. 

    To infuse your passion with God’s power, tap out daily. 

    Daily surrender your heart’s attention & affection to God…
    acknowledging God’s authority over your life.

    Any day not surrendered to the authority of the Holy Spirit
    will automatically be lived in the flesh. ~ Beth Moore

    Galatians 5:16, “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”

    "Lord, thank You for the examples in the Bible and the people that I have seen living out a fully surrendered life in Christ.  Lord I want to be known for living a FULL life!  I recognize that it is impossible with my own resources.  I pray for those You are drawing into a personal relationship.  I pray for the person whose passions are out of balance because of an unwillingness to “Tap Out.”  Thank you for grace and mercy to restore.  Give us an immediate awareness and dissatisfaction of departing Your authority.  May we honor You by leaving and living with clean hearts.  In Jesus Name”

    What things keep you from daily “tapping out”…surrendering our heart’s attention and affection to God?

  • Aggie Experience

    I've always heard about the tradition and atmosphere surrounding Texas A&M, but have never experienced it myself until the 2010 A&M / Nebraska football game.

    My friends, the Abel's & family, were naturally excited about introducing me to their passion.  The adventure began with planning to leave at 11:30am for the 7:00pm game kickoff.  We toured the campus, got our official "maroon out" shirts, went to the player walk-in (a pre-pep rally) with the F-16 fighter fly-by, band sound off, corp line-up, and on through a sea of tailgating fans in route to the stadium.  We immediately were handed growl towels after getting in the gate.  All ages were together as one.

    As we surveyed the area from the top of the stadium before heading down to our seats on the 10th row, I couldn't help but think... this is what church should be like.

    Yell leaders strategically positioned around the stadium united the massive crowd in one voice.  My leg was pushed in front as people throughout linked arms on shoulders to sway to a familiar cheer.  I couldn't get the songs out of my head for days!  There was much more to the football game, band, crowd, and storming the field after an intense battle for victory just to celebrate.  I couldn't get it out of my mind... this is what church should be like.

    I could have been dropped off in the city and found my way to the game myself.  I know football and would have enjoyed the game by myself... BUT it could not have matched being guided through the experience from someone who knew all the background and was excited about sharing it.  Again... that is what church should be like.

    Acts 15:19, “...we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.”

    You can't come in contact with the Gospel... Cross... Relationship with Jesus... without serious struggle - something we all must give account.  Yet, we are reminded of the Peace in knowing Christ personally and the Joy in sharing His love with those around us.

    What other positive lessons could we apply in the church that we see demonstrated at a ball game?

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Proverb Chapter a Day to Monitor, Examine, & Clean Your Heart

Godly Wisdom is of great value!  Join us in reading a Chapter of Proverbs corresponding to today's date to fill your mind with wisdom... then allow it to marinate your heart.  Post daily thoughts & reflections.

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1 Pastor - Sun, September 4, 2011 @ 7:17 AM

Proverbs 4

Solomon was inspired by God to write Proverbs for all of life... wisdom, relationships, money, common sense, temptation, work, play, etc. and yet saw the most important thing... "Above ALL else, guard your HEART..."

God, I want to have clean hands (outside) and a pure heart (inside). I willingly give You all access to my heart. Help me examine every influence that is coming in (1 Thessalonians 5:21)... monitor every word and behavior that goes out (Matthew 15:18-19)... and keep it clean for Your glory and purposes (2 Timothy 2:21). In Jesus Name
2 Pastor - Mon, September 5, 2011 @ 8:41 PM

Proverbs 5:21, "For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths."
3 Joshua Abel - Mon, September 5, 2011 @ 9:42 PM

"My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding; That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge." - Proverbs 5:1-2

There are a lot of things out there today that can consume our time and attention. Since we are in this world, the challenge becomes listening and attending to those things which God says we should.

When we receive Godly advice, when we hear His Word, when we receive His statues and principles...we must listen to them and put them into practice in a steadfast manner. Why?

Because the "wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23)..."you reap what you sow" (Galations 6:7)...

Make sure the wages you earn is "life"! Listen to Godly wisdom!

"For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life." - Galatians 6:8
4 Pastor - Tue, September 6, 2011 @ 6:42 AM

Proverbs 6 Advice...

Don't let guilt monkeys make resident in your heart. Apologize, Purge, Exchange through full confession, so that you don't have a mentality of owing someone constantly hanging over your head.

Be a self-starter and work hard as for the Lord and not men... Colossians 3:22-23

Be weary of the one who is smooth on the outside, but the signs of the heart through their words & behaviors are death.

Warning against arrogance (get your focus off you onto God & others), lies (root out even areas that you share only partial truth), anything that doesn't value life, people coming up with or re-living evil experiences they have done or done to them, those who think evil words & evil behaviors are not that bad, and avoid a trouble maker within their family.

Guard against unhealthy appetites... don't even entertain the thoughts of "the grass is greener on the others side of the fence, " remember both must be watered and cultivated to grow. Intentionally invest in the relationships close to you. Be accountable to grow spiritually and root out unhealthy secrets in your heart.
5 Pastor - Wed, September 7, 2011 @ 6:48 AM

Proverbs 7 Wisdom gives us a foundation to base our decisions on faith and not just our feelings. "...write it on the chambers of your heart."

The enemy will twist any desire to lead us toward destruction. The enemy has been carefully studying our tendencies and weak points to trap us. By putting lots of strategically placed hooks in the water, he wants to give us ample opportunity to give our heart away to anything other than all access to Jesus Christ. Whether it is to another person or thing on the outside or even on the inside, we must constantly examine, monitor, and clean our hearts. We can be easily lulled into thinking that no one else is watching and consumed by the passions of the moment, but even that is an open door for a foothold. (Eph 4:27)

The enemy is satisfied with us settling for good or status quo because it causes us to miss God's best and distorts a clear reflection of Jesus Christ in the heart of the Christian to others who desperately need it for life. There is so much more at stake than we most often realize or pay attention... the signs are all around us and His Word is clear.
6 Pastor - Thu, September 8, 2011 @ 6:42 AM

Pursue Godly wisdom above wealth, career, relationships, hobbies, etc.

Do not welcome evil thoughts or words. Go after the heart issue and live free. When you hear or see evil/untruth in others, wisely point them to the love and compassion of Jesus Christ -- if they do not respond, be alert that you are not influenced to join them in any way (Galatians 6:1)

Proverbs 8:32-35, "So, my dear friends, listen carefully; those who embrace these my ways [says wisdom] are most blessed. Mark a life of discipline and live wisely; don't squander your precious life. Blessed the man, blessed the woman who listens to me, awake and ready for me each morning, alert and responsive as I start my day's work. When you find me, you find life, real life."
7 Pastor - Fri, September 9, 2011 @ 10:58 AM

Proverbs 9:10, "Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom.
Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment."

Proverbs 9:7-9,"If you reason with an arrogant cynic, you'll get slapped in the face; confront bad behavior and get a kick in the shins. So don't waste your time on a scoffer; all you'll get for your pains is abuse. But if you correct those who care about life, that's different — they'll love you for it! Save your breath for the wise — they'll be wiser for it; tell good people what you know — they'll profit from it."
8 Pastor - Sat, September 10, 2011 @ 8:12 AM

Proverbs 10.. (19)He who holds his tongue is wise.

(24)What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.

(25)When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.

Bless You Lord... I worship You... Worthy is Your Name! Psalm 139:23-24 Thank You for forgiveness. I submit to Your Lordship over my life... speak for Your servant is listening (1 Sam 3:10). Bring to mind those I need to pray specifically for this morning. Lord, I pray for the discernment of Solomon to follow you and lead others. I submit my appetites under your authority. Give me eyes to see those who need encouragement today. Ready my heart and mind to be the lead worshipper tomorrow. I pray for the workers of the harvest (Matthew 9:37-38) Give us Your heart for the city and a desire to live as truly free. I am grateful for Your mercy, grace, and love. In Jesus Name

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