Recent Sermons at North Shore Fellowship
 
 
 

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.


November 2023

“Death and Life”

God’s grace is more than just unmerited favor; it is the transforming power and presence of God’s Spirit. This is why grace does something to us.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Death and Life” (Romans 6) by Pastor Matthew Friedman.


“Sin Abounds”

While the law helps us see our sin clearly, that clarity sharpens our view of God’s grace. Only by knowing our sinfulness can we truly appreciate God’s grace.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Sin Abounds” (Romans 5:12-21) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Hope”

When we put our hope in people, things or anything other than God’s promises, we are destined for disappointment. We need to put our Hope in the Lord.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Hope” (Romans 5:1-11) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Abraham: Father of Faith”

Abraham’s faith in God led him to act out of belief. But the Bible makes it clear that good actions did not justify Abraham; he is our prime example of justification by faith.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Abraham: Father of Faith” (Romans 4) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


October 2023

“Condemnation or Consequences”

While we may be forgiven of our sin and saved from eternal death and the wrath of God, we may still reap the consequences of our sin. How can we live so that we reap the good reward God has for us?
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Condemnation or Consequences” (Romans 3:9-3:31) 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 2:17-3:3) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“What We Deserve”

To appreciate the grace of God, we need to be aware of how badly we need that grace. In Romans 2, Paul makes it clear that every one of us is deserving of God’s wrath.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “What We Deserve” (Romans 2:1-16) by Pastor Brian Higgins.


“The Wrath of God”

Only a loving parent chooses to discipline and protect they children they care for. In the same way, God’s wrath is actually a strong indicator of his faithful love.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “The Wrath of God” (Romans 1:18-32) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“To Everyone Who Believes”

The good news of Jesus is for everyone who believes, but it takes a commitment of courage, dedication, and boldness to spread the gospel. We cannot be ashamed of the gospel despite the rejection we may receive for preaching it.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “To Everyone Who Believes” (Romans 1:1-17) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


September 2023

“Without Excuse”

The book of Romans is the clearest and most comprehensive presentation of Christian
doctrine in the New Testament. As we study this incredible book, we’ll see how God’s creation and Holy Spirit have truly left us without excuse.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Without Excuse” (Assorted Scriptures) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“Giving In Humility”



August 2023

“Everyone Needs Compassion”

God’s nature is to show love and compassion toward sinners. In this chapter, we see that everyone, both violent cities and angry prophets, need God’s compassion just as much.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “Everyone Needs Compassion” (Jonah 4) by Pastor Raphael Giglio.


“The Consistent Compassion of God”

Can we sin so much that God won’t forgive us anymore? For Jonah and the Ninevites, God always respond to repentance with love and forgiveness.
 
Worship, Prayer and Teaching on “The Consistent Compassion of God” (Jonah 3) by Pastor Brian Higgins.