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Featured Podcast – Andy Stanley | North Point Community Church

North Point Community Church

  • 13 August 2017: Guardrails: Direct and Protect - Guardrails are designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas. They minimize damage by keeping us in the safety zone. But the highway isn’t the only place we need guardrails.
  • 6 August 2017: Four-By - We all want to be known for something. But what do you do when you don't measure up . . . even to your own standards? You’ll never become who you want to be until you are willing to face up to who you actually are. And the only way to do that is to stop worrying about being known for something, and allow yourself to be known by a group of someones.
  • 30 July 2017: Voices: Chasing Failure - What would you do if you couldn’t fail? Would you write a book, produce music, or start your own business? Would you go back to school? Would you get married? Whatever that thing is, don’t you think it’s time to sweep aside all of the excuses you have for not pursuing the life God has planned for you?
  • 23 July 2017: Voices: Keeping Up Appearances - We’re tempted to think things or social status will make us happy. We construct lives that look amazing on the outside, even though we’re rotting on the inside. But keeping up appearances is difficult. It leaves us longing for something more. It leaves us searching for meaning in life.
  • 16 July 2017: Voices: I Can't - We’ve all had voices in our lives that have influenced us—parents, teachers, friends. Those people are important because sometimes it’s hard for us to see our potential. Sometimes we look at the possibilities in front of us and think, “I can’t. There’s no way.” We need those voices in our lives to help us recognize and achieve our full potential.
  • 9 July 2017: The Last King - What would God think about that? We all do things from time to time we know displease God. And our disobedience leads to discipline from God. But why does he discipline us at all? Why can’t he just look the other way?
  • 2 July 2017: Heroes: Just Be You - A hero sees what everyone sees, but is not content to do what everyone does. Nobody ever feels like a hero. But what separates heroes from the rest of us is choice. Heroes don’t accept the status quo. Heroes take action . . . even when the problem is too big for one person to solve. Heroes leverage what they have and who they are on behalf of other people.
  • 25 June 2017: Heroes: Losing Is The New Winning - A hero sees what everyone sees, but is not content to do what everyone does. A hero doesn’t let his or her fear stand in the way of saving the day. One of the things we most admire about heroes is their willingness to sacrifice on behalf of others. But that’s also one of the biggest things that gets in the way of us seizing opportunities to be heroes.
  • 18 June 2017: Heroes: Kryptonite - “Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It’s Superman!” A hero sees what everyone sees, but is not content to do what everyone does. A hero saves the day. Even though that may sound lofty and unattainable, hero status is accessible to all of us. But just like Superman is vulnerable to Kryptonite, there’s a common weakness we must overcome if we’re going to be heroes.
  • 11 June 2017: Heroes: All-Access Pass - A hero saves the day. If you believe Hollywood, a hero saves the planet. That makes heroism seem inaccessible to most of us. But with a single question, Jesus made hero status available to us all. He also took away our excuses for not accessing our heroic potential.
  • 4 June 2017: Heroes: Unlikely People - Faster than an speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! There’s something about hero blockbusters in the summertime. We can’t get enough of them. Saving the world and rescuing the weak resonates with us. But what does it look like to be a hero in real life? Maybe we need a new definition of what it means to be a hero.
  • 21 May 2017: Pack Your Bags: Yesterday's Investments - Half of college students who grew up in church drift away while away at school. But we don’t have to accept the status quo. So, how can yesterday’s investments continue to pay off tomorrow?
  • 14 May 2017: Pack Your Bags: Praying Ahead - Sometimes you know what’s coming next—graduation, wedding, new baby, new job, retirement. But there’s no correlation between knowing what’s next and being prepared for what’s next. So, how do you prepare for the next season when you can't see what’s coming?
  • 7 May 2017: Pack Your Bags: Know What You Don't Know - We’re all headed somewhere. We’re all moving toward a new season. And none of us has been where we’re going. Yet it’s up to us to figure out what we need to pack in our bags so that we’re prepared for that coming season. But how can you know what you’ll need when the coming season is a mystery? How can you know what you don’t know?
  • 30 April 2017: Pack Your Bags: Motion Sickness - We’re all headed somewhere. Arriving at our new destinations requires change. For most of us, change creates stress. Just like when we travel on a boat, plane, or in a car, traveling through life can give us motion sickness. We’re knocked off balance. The ground beneath our feet doesn’t feel solid. So how do you prepare for what’s next when the anxiety of transition has you fighting motion sickness?
  • 23 April 2017: Pack Your Bags: Now And Then - Life is full of change. Transitions can be both exciting and stressful. That’s because we can’t see into the future. We can’t tell what comes next. But what if there was a way to prepare for the next season? What if you could do something now to influence where you end up then?
  • 16 April 2017: Believe Again - Do you sometimes wonder how anyone could believe Christ died for our sins, was buried, rose from the dead, and was seen? It was enough then. Maybe it’s still enough today. 
  • 9 April 2017: David: When Dreams Can't Come True - Plans are great. Reality is greater. Reality wins. Things don’t always go as planned. Some dreams don’t come true. So what do you do when you discover your dream can’t come true?
  • 2 April 2017: David: The Great King - Few things are as repulsive as a leader, parent, boss, or politician who leverages infuence for his or her benefit to the neglect of those he or she is responsible for. Few things are as inspiring as a leader who says no to himself or herself in order to say yes to those for whom he or she is responsible. So how can we lead well when authority is placed in our hands?
  • 26 March 2017: David: The Abigail Way - The way of God isn't appealing when we have been wronged by someone else. Our natural urge is to try to get even. We want to wrong the people who wrong us as a way of getting payback. That seems just. It seems fair. But does it solve anything? Maybe there’s a better way.
  • 19 March 2017: David: Killer Giants - The way of God is most unappealing when we are angry, isolated, or afraid. That’s when we consider things we would never otherwise consider. It's when we feel compelled to do something . . . anything. But maybe there's a better way.
  • 12 March 2017: David: The Reluctant Hero - David went from humble shepherd to national hero to great king. But he wasn't great because of his reputation or military prowess. He was great because of where he'd learned to place his hope.
  • 5 March 2017: Your Church - For 21 years, we’ve put a lot of effort into creating churches unchurched people love to attend. It’s worked because so many people have made it work. It’s worked because we broke every church tradition we knew to embrace the mission of the church: to draw people to Jesus.
  • 26 February 2017: The (Not So) United States of America - Can the church bridge the divide when compassion and national security collide? We say yes.
  • 19 February 2017: White Noise: The Stamp Of Approval - Inadequacy whispers into every quiet moment of the soul. We think, "I don't have what it takes." For so many, inadequacy drives the pursuit of power, prestige, and possessions. If we never deal directly with our inadequacy, the white noise will keep us dissatisfied.

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