Recent Sermons at North Shore Fellowship
 
 
 

May 2024

“With Us”

God never promises that He will prevent difficult circumstances in our lives. Instead, He promises to be with us through them. In Daniel 3, God walks with His people in a miraculous way that can motivate our faithfulness today.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “With Us” (Daniel 3)  by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“The Power of Pentecost”

Many Christians walk through life timid, wondering if they lack spiritual gifts or the ability to share God’s word powerfully. In today’s teaching, we celebrate Pentecost and the power now available to us through the pouring out of the Holy Spirit.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “The Power of Pentecost” (Acts 2)  by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Deciphering Dreams”

King Nebuchadnezzar issued an impossible challenge. But where every other effort fell short, the gifting of God was able to meet the need. Today, God offers us the wisdom we need to face the difficulties of life.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Deciphering Dreams” (Daniel 2)  by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Standing Strong in a Wicked World

What do we do when following Jesus means walking alone? Where will we find strength to stand up for God when we are surrounded by wicked people? The book of Daniel helps answer those questions and much more.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Standing Strong in a Wicked World”  by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


April 2024

“Romans Review”

To wrap up our journey through the book of Romans, today’s teaching gives us Romans in Review. By exploring each chapter’s main theme, the topics of justification by faith, God’s promises to Israel, and living in the power of the Holy Spirit become clear.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Romans Review” by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Greetings and Warnings”

The Bible calls us to unity, but it must be unity built on Jesus. In Romans 16, we see the large community that Paul valued as well as a strong warning against those that threaten the unity of the church.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Greetings and Warnings” (Romans 16) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Israel and the Jewish People”

Jesus came as Messiah to fulfill the law and make a once-and-for-all atonement for all people. But this does not meant that the Jewish people are no longer chosen by God. In fact, they show that God’s covenant, oath, and promise are still very much intact.

Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Israel and the Jewish People” (Romans



“His Will Is Not Always Your Will”

What happens when what we want is different than what God wants for us? In Romans 15, Paul faces that exact scenario. In today’s teaching, we learn that God’s plans are always good even if they do not align with ours.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “His Will Is Not Always Your Will” (Romans 15) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


March 2024

“God Has Raised Him From The Dead”

This weekend we reflect upon the most important three days since the creation of the world, Jesus’ death and resurrection! We take this time to be sure we are not looking for Jesus among the dead. Instead, we recognize His life and seek to walk in His empowering.


“The Triumphal Entry”

As we approach Holy Week, where we celebrate the events of Jesus’ final days here on earth. Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday as a public, prophetic statement that He truly was and is our rightful king.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “The Triumphal Entry” (Mark 11) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Disputable Matters”

We are all servants of the Lord. He is in charge of us, and we are not the judge of the Lord’s servants. In this chapter, Romans makes it clear that in disputable matters, the proper response is love.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Disputable Matters” (Romans 14) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Spirit-Empowered Submission”

While many people are experiencing political stress, God enables us to live in His perfect peace. Romans 13 outlines how Christians should relate to their authorities through love and grace, knowing our true king is never shaken by any unrest.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Spirit-Empowered Submission” (Romans 13) by Pastor Brian Higgins.


“Your Gift – His Will”

God enables every believer with spiritual gifts to motivate one another. Do you know which gift yours is? Today, we learn what each gift is from Romans 12 so we can identify ours and ask God to help us use it well.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Your Gift – His Will” (Romans 12) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


February 2024

“Grafted In”

God’s gifts and calling are irrevocable. As we study God’s mercy and grace toward the Jewish people, we can learn the kind of mercy God extends to us which we can now extend to others.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Grafted In” (Romans 11) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God”

Many want to grow in faith, but how can we make that happen? In Romans 10, we see that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Whether we want to see people come to faith or watch ourselves grow in faith, it all comes down to hearing the Word of God.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God” (Romans 10) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Israel, Faith, and Sovereignty”

If God knows all things, how can we truly have a choice? Does God’s election invalidate our freewill? In today’s sermon, we dive into these difficult questions and discover that God’s ability always overcomes our inability.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Israel, Faith, and Sovereignty” (Romans 9) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Called According To His Purpose”

Do all things really work together for good? What does it mean to be called according to God’s purpose? In today’s sermon, we dive into these difficult questions and discover that God’s love is more powerful than any of our doubts or fears.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Called According To His Purpose” (Romans 8:26-38) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


January 2024

“Passing Suffering to Eternal Hope”

It’s not hard to find suffering in our world, but life in the Spirit offers us the hope of glory. As we find connection and relationship with God, we find a hope that is beyond comparison to the suffering we see all around us.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Passing Suffering to Eternal Hope” (Romans 8:16-25) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“The Church”

When the word “church” comes up in conversation, the first thing we think of is a building. But in the Bible, “church” is always a reference to people, not a place. Learn about our role as the church and what God calls us to be in today’s sermon.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “The Church”(Assorted Scriptures) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Free From The Flesh”

Despite the power the flesh may have, Christians are no longer obligated to live according to its demands. By making ourselves available to the leading of the Holy Spirit, we can walk in freedom from the demands and cravings of our sinful flesh.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Free From The Flesh”(Romans 8:12-17) by Pastor Brian Higgins.


“Governed By The Spirit”

Discover the power of walking in the Spirit! Join us as we dive into Romans 8 and learn how to overcome the battles within our minds, experience life and peace, and bear the fruit of the Spirit. Don’t miss out on this transformative message that will empower you to live a life governed by His Spirit, not the flesh.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Governed By The Spirit” (Romans 8:1-11) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


December 2023

“Vision 2024”

When a person lacks vision, they will lack joy and hope. God wants His people to experience glimpses of their divine purpose so they can walk in the calling God has for them. In this teaching, we dive into the importance of vision and how we can learn our vision from the Lord,
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Vision 2024” (Various Scriptures) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Mary, Joseph, and the Angel”

The Christmas season is a time for making and sharing memories, and Mary was sure to treasure up and ponder all the birth of Jesus meant. In this teaching, we take time to follow Mary’s example and ponder all the birth of Jesus means for us.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Mary, Joseph, and the Angel” (Luke 1:26-2:19 & Matthew 1:18-24) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“5 Prophesies Fulfilled at Christmas”

Everything about Jesus is purposeful and intentional, even at His birth. In this sermon, we’ll look at 5 Old Testament prophesies Jesus fulfilled at Christmas, proving that He was in fact the promised Messiah.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “5 Prophesies Fulfilled at Christmas” (Matthew 1:18-2:23) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Jesus, Light and Dedication”

For many, Hanukkah and Christmas are opposites from one another. But when we look at Jesus, the Feast of Hanukkah (or Dedication) can help point us to the true light of the world.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Jesus, Light and Dedication” (John 10:22-33) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Cognitive Dissonance”

Why do we often fail to do what we know we should, even when we really want to? It’s because our flesh within us desires to satiate the cravings of our body and appease the weakness of our soul. But by God’s grace, there’s a better way.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Cognitive Dissonance” (Romans 7) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.