Who’s Saying What About Jesus? 
(John 1:19 - 51)
Chris Goldman - Lead Pastor

One day Jesus asked this simple question, “Who do people say that I am?” Do you ever wonder that about yourself? “What do people think I’m all about?” “What do people believe about me as a person?”

People believed and said all kinds of things about Jesus — and still, do to this day. One of my favorite quotes on this topic is from CS Lewis:

“I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon, or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

When Jesus first began his public ministry, what was being said about him? And, what do we believe about Jesus in our own hearts? Here’s the strange thing about this topic: What others believe about Jesus doesn’t change who Jesus is. Read John 1 in preparation for this message, and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

New to Northwest?

EXPLORE NW - January 22 at 1:30pm

If you're new to NWChurch, we want to get to know you. Join us for an opportunity to meet church leaders. We'll offer "next steps" for deepening relationships and involvement. This is about a 1-hour deep-dive session into who we are and what we believe. And ... you'll get a chance to ask those questions you have. Plus if you have time a quick tour of our facility. 
Click here to let us know you will be attending.
ROOTED is a 10-week, small group experience that connects people to God, to one another, and to their purpose. ROOTED isn’t simply a Bible study or a book. It is a community experience where people practice seven rhythms essential to a healthy relationship with Jesus. Individuals establish firm roots in the truth of God’s Word through personal study and then come together to discuss what they’re learning in a space where they are safe and known.

ROOTED will begin on Wednesday evening, January 25, and will continue each week for 10 weeks FROM 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Sign up below if you are interested in being a part of this small group experience. 

Registration closes on Sunday, January 22, at noon. 
Thursdays Jan 26 / Feb 2, 9, 23, 6:45 - 9 pm in the Worship Center
Join us for an AWESOME weekend at CRISTA Camps’ Miracle Ranch!
Miracle Ranch is a western-themed camp offering a wide variety of fun activities, including horseback riding, archery, paintball, and a high ropes course!
February 10-12
Miracle Ranch
Cost: $99 per person

Register by Feb 1
This is all-inclusive
(accommodations, meals, activities, & teaching)
Click here to Register for Fusion 2023
This Week 

Sunday Morning Prayer
Every Sunday at 8:45 am in Room 107
Explore NW - Sunday at 1:30 pm 
Youth Group - Sunday Evenings at 6 pm
GriefShare - (Grief Support Group) - Mondays at 7 pm online (info here)
Women's Study (Encountering God) - Mondays 9:30 am (details here)
Willie's Bible Study - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Prime Timers (Senior Bible Study) - Thursdays at Noon
H.U.G.E. Men of God (Men's Event) - Thursday at 6:45 pm
The Bridge (Young Adults 18 to 28) - Thursday at 7 pm
Celebrate Recovery - Fridays  Dinner at 6 pm Program at 7 pm 
Sisters of SOUL

Theo Chocolate Tour

Gals of NWC, the Sisters of SOUL have arranged - for you and your girlfriends - a private tour of the Theo Chocolate factory in Fremont, Saturday, Feb 11th, from 11a-noon. We'll do lunch together afterward (optional, location TBD). Informal carpools will meet at the CLC at 10. This is a tasty opportunity to start or strengthen a friendship. Please join us!
  • Registration required
  • Space is limited so register soon
  • Cost: $15 - Pay online or by cash or check NWChurch
  • Questions: contact Patti W (see registration page)

Easter Play Auditions 

We will be doing a play on Easter Weekend.  If you would like to be a part of this play or be a part of the production crew, please click the link below. 
Sunday Morning Adult Classes  

Lessons of Faith from C. S. Lewis's Life and Writings
Dr. Connie Rice | Various topics drawn from writings of C.S. Lewis

Gideon: Recognize Your Weakness to Experience God's Strength in Your Life
Gena Peth | 7-session video series with class discussion  

Galatians: Revolutionary Message from a Terrorist
Larry Powell | Textual study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians
Starts with Dinner at 6pm,  Program at 7pm, and Small Groups at 8pm 
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