Sunday, June 25, 2017: What Would It Sound Like? (A guest post by Heather Gilion)

This week’s post is written by LifePoint band member Heather Gilion. Heather and her husband Dallas have been serving in LifePoint’s musical worship ministry since 2004. They have two awesome kiddos and live in Ozark. Heather has also co-authored the book Dancing on My Ashes: Learning to Love the One Who Gives And Takes Away with her sister Holly. She and Holly blog regularly at “Whoever has ears, let them hear.” (Matthew 11:15) What would it sound like if the trees had a voice and in unison they began to sing a song? One song. The same song. (Psalm 96: 11-12) (Read More)

June 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, June 18, 2017: God Knows More About You Than Google

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” (Jeremiah 17:9-10) What Our Search Histories Say About Us I have to confess, I’m a total podcast junkie. I’m always on the hunt for something interesting to listen to. Knowing this, a friend recently recommended I listen to an episode of a podcast produced by NPR. In it, a former data scientist for Google named Seth Stephens-Davidowitz was interviewed. (Read More)

June 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, June 04, 2017: The Blessing Of Life in The Household Of God

So then . . . you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. (Ephesians 2:19) A Strong Sense Of Family Ties According to Barna, the majority of Americans say that family is an essential part of their identity. When asked the question, “How much does family make up your personal identity?,” 62% of those surveyed responded, “A lot.” Thus Barna concluded that “People rank family as more central to their identity than any other surveyed factor,” including faith, nationality, ethnicity, or career. Based on these findings, we must (Read More)

May 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, May 28, 2017: What We Gain When We Repent

“Repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15) How Do You Come to Church? It’s all too easy for us to come to church without paying any mind to the true condition of our hearts. Think about it, how often do we show up to a worship gathering only to go through the motions and leave without being truly impacted by God’s presence, His Word, and the witness of His people? Too often we walk into church with sin festering in our hearts, and then walk out in the exact same state. Which reminds me of what A.W. Tozer once said, “It is our wretched habit of tolerating (Read More)

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, May 21, 2017: What Are You Bringing to Church This Sunday?

For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you—that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. (Romans 1:11-12) It’s Sunday morning and you’re getting ready to head out the door for church. What do you bring? Think about it, what’s on your “mental checklist” of stuff you need? Probably your phone and car keys. Hopefully your Bible. Maybe you need a quick, on-the-go breakfast so you reach for that trusty protein bar. Oh, and don’t forget your kids. No matter what the (Read More)

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Why We’re Learning A New Song Based on The Lord’s Prayer

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.” (Luke 11:1-4) Once again we’ll be learning a new song together this Sunday at LifePoint’s gathering—Our Father by Hillsong. Directly below, you’ll find a lyric video of the song, (Read More)

May 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, April 30, 2017: What Exactly Is Christian Worship?

“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24) Why Bother with A Definition? What is Christian worship? As Christians we acknowledge that this thing we call worship is, as one theologian put it, “the supreme activity of the Church.” And yet many in the church aren’t serious about giving due consideration to their worship. As a result, a great many Christians are much too careless in the way we talk about, think about, and go about worshiping the living God. However I believe that if we will theologically define (Read More)

April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, April 23, 2017: God Exalts Himself to Show Mercy to Sinners Like Us

Therefore the LORD . . . exalts himself to show mercy to you. (Isaiah 30:18a) Why We Don’t Like Self-Exalting People Most of us have a natural aversion to self-exaltation. We tend to be turned off by people who make a practice out of parading their self-importance. And rightfully so. Man’s blatant self-exaltation is, by its very nature, quite ugly. And this is probably so for two main reasons. First, human beings are, in large part, instinctively attracted to humility. For instance, we often find it refreshing when we meet a famous person who exhibits humble qualities, (Read More)

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, April 09, 2017: Odds Are, Church Needs to Become More Inconvenient For You

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. (1 John 3:16) Inconvenienced by Revival I once read about a revival which took place among some of Scotland’s rural churches back in the 1800s. Many of the believers who belonged to these churches, living in the middle of nowhere, would travel long distances for gathered worship. Bear in mind that this was before the emergence of automotive technology! What’s more, the revival came during winter months, which made the commute quite treacherous due to weather (Read More)

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, April 02, 2017: How Are We Supposed to Relate to God When We Gather?

Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and he came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offerings. And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people. And fire came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the pieces of fat on the altar, and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces. Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and (Read More)

March 29, 2017 // 1 Comment