Worship Jesus with us outside all the Sundays in July! Remember to bring a blanket, and a lawn chair or camping chair! There will be seating under the event tent. Stay after for fellowship, food trucks, and family games. Hope to see you there!Breakwater July - 0NE Service @ 10am

Passionately pursuing Jesus through deeper Bible study

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
Colossians 3:16

The Biblical Foundation Team will lead classes in sound Bible study to learn the full counsel of God’s Word.

It has been said that we become what we behold, and there is nothing more transformative to our lives than beholding God in His Word. Knowing Scripture is an essential part of spiritual maturity and Biblical literacy. But how can we conform to the image of a God we have not beheld?

As a disciple of Christ, we are called to learn, and learning requires effort. As we make the effort to know God better, we grow more in love with Him. And to know Him better, we must study His Word.

In the fullness of time

At the close of the Old Testament story, a small group of Israelites were reestablished in the Holy Land, the walls of Jerusalem and the Temple were rebuilt, and idolatry had been rooted out of the nation.  When the New Testament opens, Rome is the ruling power, synagogues are everywhere, and there are groups called Sadducees and Pharisees badgering the Jews about every aspect of life.

What happened in the middle?

Galatians 4:4-7 describes how Jesus was sent by God "in the fullness of time", or at exactly the right time.  

 Please join Sanjay Merchant as he teaches us how each ruling empire prepared the way for the arrival of Jesus, and the spreading of the Good News across the world. 

The Historicity of the Resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation for our Christian faith. Therefore, the historicity of Jesus’ death and resurrection is crucial to what we believe.

Join Adjunct Teaching Pastor, Sanjay Merchant, as he discusses biblical evidences of these events.

Are We Living in the End Times?

COVID! Riots! Natural disasters! Militant Islam! Persecution!

It seems like the world is coming down around our ears! To many Christians, it appears these events are pointing to the return of Christ. Are we living in the End Times? How can we know?

Join Dr. Alan Hultberg, Associate Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, as we explore what the Bible has to say about the events of the last days and where our own days might fit into them.

Session Notes

Part I: Are We in the Last Days?

Presentation Slides 

Part II: 11 Things that will Occur in Relation to the Return of Christ

Presentation Slides 

False Christianities versus The Gospel

Spend an evening with Adjunct Teaching Pastor, Sanjay Merchant, as he guides us in understanding false christianities versus the Gospel. 

*Due to technical difficulties, the first portion of this presentation was recorded on a cell phone and is lacking in quality.

Sanjay's Presentation Slides 

The Bible - Why We Trust It

Is the Bible true?

Is the Bible authoritative?

Is the Bible sufficient?

Is the Bible clear?

Adjunct Teaching Pastor, Sanjay Merchant, answers these questions, and many more.



Biblical Foundation Leaders

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Karla Burgin

Biblical Foundation Coordinator

Karla Burgin is a very active member of NCC, involved in the Music Arts and Biblical Foundation ministries. 

She is always reading a book, watching a TV show, listening to a podcast, or playing a game on her iPad – and she’ll give you her favorite picks any time.

Karla, and her husband Rodney, live in Arlington, have been married for over 20 years, have attended Northshore since 2006, and enjoy sharing their home with friends and family – including the dogs who visit with them.

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Peggy Gray

Life Group Leader

Peggy is a retired RN and has been married for more than 4 decades to her cozy husband, Roger. They have been blessed with 4 kids, 9 grands (so far), and 2 cats. She love to play outside anytime the weather dryish, but when the rain falls she disappear into books, skeins of yarn, and endless cups of tea. And yes, when it comes to Bible study, she does homework for fun!

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Paul Lowell

Community Care & Seniors Pastor

Office:(425) 407-1119 x1025

One of my hobbies is automobiles and classic cars. I like to follow the NFL and college football. I enjoy the challenges of memorizing Scripture, taking rides with my wife - Kathy, and going out to eat with friends. We also like to have folks over to our house.

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Sanjay Merchant

Adjunct Teaching Pastor

Office:(425) 407-1119 x1004

Sanjay is a Professor of Theology at Moody Bible Institute. He and his wife have four children, and live in Roselle, Illinois.