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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 dancingonmyashes.com “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, October 09, 2016: New Song Sunday – “And Can It Be (Amazing Love)”

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Once again we’ll be learning a new song together this Sunday at LifePoint’s gathering. The song is an adapted rendition of Charles Wesley’s classic hymn And Can It Be produced by members of LifePoint’s worship ministry. Below you’ll find a performance video and lyrics. But first, a little context and an explanation of why this hymn matters for LifePoint. Some time back, Pastor Lane asked me to incorporate this (Read More)

October 5, 2016 // 2 Comments

Sunday, July 3, 2016: Look Up And Sing (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 the musical worship ministry at LifePoint since its beginning in 2004. They have two awesome kiddos and live here 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 dancingonmyashes.com If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (Col. 3:1) What Worship Is About In the (Read More)

June 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Six)

“Not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42) The will of a king can be imposed, questioned, and even opposed, but rare is the case when the will of a king is submitted. Sovereignty doesn’t submit – it rules. However, two thousand years ago that is exactly what took place on the night the Lord Jesus, the Sovereign of the universe, laid aside his will to accomplish the will of God. Sovereignty submitted itself to save a race set on opposing Sovereignty. Throughout the four gospels the writers intend to demonstrate for us the sovereignty of Christ over creation, sickness and death, (Read More)

March 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Five)

“And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:14-16) On the eve of the Passover, Jesus sat around a table with his disciples for the meal. It was the day the lamb was to be sacrificed and eaten in remembrance of God’s deliverance from slavery and death (Mark 14:12). Any Jew of good standing would have grown accustomed to this, and yet this occasion was different. Jesus, holding (Read More)

March 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Four)

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.” (Matthew 26:3-5) Confession: I struggle with people-pleasing. If we are honest with ourselves, most of us probably do. We prefer to be on good terms with everyone, all the time. In Matthew 26:3-5, we find that this is also true of the Pharisees who plotted against Jesus. We might be a little more like them than we care to (Read More)

March 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Three)

After cursing the fig tree and cleansing the temple (Mark 11:12-19), Jesus and the disciples “went out of the city” (v. 19). On their way back the following morning, the disciples saw the fig tree Jesus cursed the day before, and it had withered away to its roots. They marveled at this, “[a]nd Peter remembered and said to him, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered’” (Mark 11:21). Jesus’s response: “Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he (Read More)

March 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking with The Lamb (Day Two)

In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. 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. (Matthew 21:18-19) And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a (Read More)

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sunday, March 15, 2015: Has Your Socks-ology Hindered Your Doxology? (a guest post by Heather Gilion)

This week’s wittily named post is written by LifePoint Band member Heather Gilion. Heather and her husband Dallas have been serving in the musical worship ministry at LifePoint since its beginning in 2004. They have two awesome kiddos and live here 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 dancingonmyashes.com I had my airline ticket in hand, and bags packed neatly. I may have looked like I had it together, but the moment when I pulled off my boots EVERYONE (Read More)

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments