Sunday, September 26
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Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
18 In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.
20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither at once?” 21 And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
The Authority of Jesus Challenged
23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
The Parable of the Two Sons
28 “What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 And he answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.
The Parable of the Tenants
33 “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. 34 When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. 35 And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. 37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39 And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”
42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
“‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord's doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. 44 And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”
45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. 46 And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
22 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’ 5 But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”
HAPPENING @ NORTHWEST
Wednesdays, 12 PM, Facebook Live
We believe that God is doing something new during this time of global uncertainty! Connect with us each week as we go through a devotional and a time of prayer for ourselves, for each other, and for the world around us. We need God’s comfort and strength more each day.
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Have you wanted to tell someone about Jesus but felt intimidated and weren't sure where to start? Has Jesus made a difference in your life and you know He can do it for someone you love? At Northwest, we believe you have a unique story and a divine platform God wants to use to reach those who don't yet know Him. If you're interested in joining or leading an 8-week group, fill out the interest form today and let us know!
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30 PM, Christian Life Center
Everyone is invited to join our church family for dinner! Connect with our Northwest community each week through a casual, family-style dinner. A meal will be served until 6:30 pm. $5 for adults and $2 for children. To-go boxes are also available for you to take your meal with you during your small group time!
1st & 3rd Thursday of each Month, 7-8:30 PM, Northwest | Theater
The Well is a place for Young Adults in their 20's through their mid 30's to expand their community and grow with the body of Christ in an environment of grace. This semester we'll be learning how we fit in our world. Join us as we worship together, form friendships, and explore what it means to follow Jesus. For specific details, follow us on Facebook. Come connect with others as we grow in Christ together over good food and fellowship!
1st & 3rd Friday of each Month, 10:30 AM, Northwest Community Center
Women's Conversation Club is a great way for women to connect with refugee women learning English in a small group setting twice a month. Volunteers are given a list of questions to use as a springboard for conversation to help refugee women practice speaking English. Register to serve refugee women!
Sunday, October 3, 5-7 PM, Northwest | Theater
Calling our Northwest Bible Church family! Join us for a night of building intentional, intergenerational relationships over games and fun. Whether you’re young or young at heart, we’ve got a space for you. Bring your favorite game or come ready to learn a new one as we enjoy an evening of laughter and fun together. Snacks will be provided! Register and let us know you're coming!
Friday, October 8, 9 AM-4 PM, Northwest | Theater
The BOLDLY Conference is a wonderful opportunity for working women to gather and come together for a purpose! There will be sessions on how you've been created boldly, how you can lead boldly, and how to live boldly. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reduced pricing available of $68.25 with code NWBIBLE. Limited scholarships are available.
Find more information on the sessions and registration here!
Sunday, October 10, 12 PM, New Connections Room
Are you new(er) to Northwest? We would love for you to join us at a fun, casual lunch where you can learn more about Northwest! This is a great opportunity to meet some of our staff and others new to Northwest in a small group environment.
Individual boxed lunches will be served. Childcare is available for Birth through 5th Grade, and older kids are welcome to join us at the lunch! Register online today!
Tuesdays beginning October 12, 1-2:30 PM, Offsite
Are you learning what it's like to be a first-time mom? Square One is a seven-week series just for you! This is a casual time of fellowship and heartfelt conversation. Bring your baby and connect with other new moms at this gathering with seasoned mentor moms—you will find biblical encouragement and nurturing support as you begin your journey into motherhood. We’re planning to meet in person, but accommodations can be made to participate virtually. Register to join other first-time moms!
Friday, October 15–Saturday, October 16, Eisenhower State Park
Do you know how to rest? Really rest? Let’s be real, life is hard. We all need time to slow down, but few of us actually know how to find true, soul rest. This fall we will take some time to get away and re-center on God and find peace in the midst of this busy season. Special guest, Angela Cirocco, will teach us how we can have a peace that lasts when we find true rest.
We’ll kick things off Friday night here in Dallas with music, teaching, and s’mores. Join us Saturday at Eisenhower State Park an hour north of Dallas for a chance to get away, relax, and unwind with friends. Register today to join the fun!
Thursdays, 6:45–9 PM, Christian Life Center | Quads A & B
Recovery for Life is now Celebrate Recovery.
You are invited to Celebrate Recovery where you can gain new tools and insights in a confidential, supportive, and grace-filled community. No need to pre-register unless you would like to take advantage of free childcare.
By 2026, we will be having thousands of surprisingly easy-to-start conversations about Jesus all over our city because we are convinced, where God has us is where Jesus is.
Share your stories of conversations about Jesus with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.