Like Father, Like Son - John 5
Chris Goldman, Lead Pastor

A special thanks to Barrett Knox for preaching a fantastic sermon last week from John 4. This week, we turn the page to understand Jesus’ relationship with The Father. 

John 5 speaks about the relationship between Jesus and God. Every parent knows the troubling moment of watching their child imitate some of their worst habits. You look and think, “Where on earth did they learn that?…oops!” It might be in speech, behavior, or habit … but every parent experiences those moments. 

Jesus makes clear that he imitates his Father. What the Father does, Jesus does. 

In exploring this theme for Sunday’s message, it dawned on me the Bible has a great deal for us to learn about the impact of parental examples when it comes to the good, bad, and the ugly. In the case of Jesus, imitation of His Father only resulted in good things (God is good through and through). However, in our own lives, imitation of our parents can lead to a wide range of results (good, bad, and yes, ugly). 

Discipleship is about imitation. Disciples were learning followers and practiced imitation of their rabbi. They imitated actions, speech, interactions, and reactions. Because of this, choosing the rabbi to follow literally changed their life. 

Who is your rabbi? Who do you imitate? What is the result?

These are questions we should all ask ourselves as we seek to understand why we are the way we are and why we do what we do. 

See you Sunday!

Sunday Worship at 10:30am 

Friends and members of the Northwest Church have been blessed by God with the acquisition, construction, and completion of the Community Life Center (CLC). We recently announced the retirement of our mortgage almost two and a half years ahead of schedule. This was possible because of your faith-inspired generosity. We want to invite everyone to a special banquet on Sunday, February 19, at 6 pm. 

Here’s what to expect:

  • All Supporters of the CLC Welcome & Wanted (member or not)
  • Celebration of Debt Retirement and Prayer of Dedication
  • Sustainable Financial Plan for the CLC 
  • Financial Overview of the NWChurch
  • Special Donations for the NW Youth Group

Your investment in the CLC makes a difference for the community of faith, our neighbors in Lynnwood, and the surrounding region. Our creative plan for sustainability will be revealed and explained at this banquet. We believe all who’ve invested in the CLC will be enthused to understand how this can be done without an ongoing capital campaign.  

We hope you’ll plan to attend this encouraging evening as we desire to say “Thanks!” 
RSVP below.

Northwest Church Health Ministry reminds us that
In February, the NW Health Ministry will conduct Blood Pressure Checks every week.
"Now a leper came to him and fell to his knees, asking for help.  'If you are willing, you can make me clean,' he said.  Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, 'I am willing.  Be clean!'"
~ Mark 1:40 NET
A foundation for relational poverty alleviation presented by the Everett Gospel Mission. 

Poverty 101
 is a training class that will help our community better understand the unique challenges of long-term poverty. It is designed to provide tools that will help us find the best way to engage with the people God puts in our path.

Filling up quickly, so please register ASAP.  
Click Here for more information or the registration link

Easter Play Auditions 

We will be doing a play on Easter Weekend (April 7 & 8).  If you would like to be a part of this play or be a part of the production crew, please click the link below. 

We need at least 15 men, click the link above if interested.
Cup of Connection Updates: 
1) Childcare will be provided, but we must know your little one will be coming!  The deadline to register your child(ren) is Wednesday, February 22nd.
2)  Don't let darkness or rain keep you from coming! If you'd like to OFFER or REQUEST a ride to the event, pls click on the link, and one of us will contact you.
Cup of Connection Childcare Registration
Cup of Connection Ride Request
Last meeting will be on February 23, from 6:45 to 9 pm in the Worship Center (6 pm for dinner.)
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

Classes For Kids ages 8 and older

Sundays February 26 – April 2, 2023
Click here for details on the class or to register.
Starts with Dinner at 6pm,  Program at 7pm, and Small Groups at 8pm 
The Bridge  (Young Adults 18 to 29)
Meets Thursday Evening at 7pm 

On February 16, the Bridge will host a marriage panel and everybody is invited.  How does God play a part in your relationship? What is the most difficult part of marriage? What is the most joyful part of marriage? A great opportunity whether you are thinking about marriage or have been married for years. 
This Week 

Sunday Morning Prayer
Every Sunday at 8:45 am in Room 107
Youth Group -
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
Rooted - Wednesdays at 6:00 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 
Click the logo above to go to the Higher Ground Website. 
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