Ponder these questions after you listen to the message:  

  1. As followers of Jesus we want to serve others well. At Northgate we consider this value as being downwardly mobile.
    What are some excuses you have used or have heard others use to avoid serving in your community?
    What are some fears you or others might have toward serving and why? How can we overcome those fears?
  2. In our culture today we have many things which tempt us to strive for immediate satisfaction. But we don’t want to follow culture, we want to follow Jesus. We are weird, because normal isn’t working.
    What are some of those things that bring immediate satisfaction?  What are some ways in which striving for immediate satisfaction is dangerous and/or destructive?  
  3. It’s important that we innovatively teach the Bible.
    What are some ways in which we can relate to people in the world who don’t know Jesus, showing them we are more alike than different?