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Sunday, August 26, 2018: What Is Your Heart’s Desire?

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. (1 John 5:3) John’s words provide important insight into the nature of Christian obedience. As missionary and martyr Jim Elliot once wrote, “Commandment-keeping is terribly laborious when it doesn’t spring from an eager . . . heart.” From where does this eagerness of heart come? It comes from God alone. To be eager to obey Him, we must love Him, which means that we first need new hearts, for the human heart, in its natural state, cannot possibly love God (Ez. 36:26). Thus (Read More)

August 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sunday, June 24, 2018: What Are You Confessing?

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. (1 John 4:16a) “You are loved.” If you worship with LifePoint regularly, you’re not unaccustomed to hearing those three words. They’re spoken over you every week. They’re the punctuation mark of our worship gatherings. But how do we know those words are true? How do we know that God loves us? The apostle John says it’s because we “confess that Jesus is the Son of God” (1 John 4:15). Whoever makes that confession by faith, “God abides in him, and he in God.” And (Read More)

June 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sunday, May 20, 2018: The Source of Most of Our Problems in Life

“We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) We often forget how loved we are. This is the source of most of our problems in life. When we fail to realize God’s love for us, we become frantic, sin entangles us, our worries prevail, our hearts grow cold. As a result, there’s little to no room for Jesus in our noisy, crowded lives. What can be done about this? If we’ll simply pause here for a moment, God can speak into our situation. Over every competing voice in our lives, He’ll tell us exactly what we need to hear—that in Christ we are loved with an (Read More)

May 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sunday, April 01, 2018: Simple Ways to Make The Most of Easter

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18) “Whose fool are you?” That’s the question LifePoint will be considering this Easter. If you’re planning to join us (8:00, 9:30, or 11:00AM), here are a few simple ways you can make the most of it: (1) Attend our Good Friday service. Join us this Friday, March 30th at 6:30pm for an evening of remembrance. We will focus on Christ’s crucifixion through singing, prayer, the Lord’s Supper, and listening to (Read More)

March 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sunday, March 25, 2018: How Gathered Worship Puts Us in Touch with Our Identity

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” (Ephesians 5:1) When getting to know someone, it’s common to be asked, So what do you do? That question is an implicit inquiry about your career or lifestyle. In response, you’re expected to say something like: “I’m a stay-at-home mom.” Or: “I’m a marketing consultant.”  More than simple curiosity, though, this familiar question reveals something profound—that what we do tends to define us. Our career, lifestyle, ambitions, relationships—these things often provide for us (Read More)

March 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sunday, October 29, 2017: How to Make The Most Of Celebration Sunday

O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you. (1 Chronicles 29:16-17) This Sunday will be the culmination of LifePoint’s COMPELLED campaign—Celebration Sunday. If you haven’t already, you can make the most of it by going to The City and watching this (Read More)

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, October 22, 2017: What We’re Singing This Sunday

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15) What is COMPELLED? COMPELLED is a movement among our church to live as we’ve been loved by Jesus. We believe God is calling us to do this by expanding our ministry capacity so that we can impact more people with the Good News that His Kingdom has been unleashed amidst our fallen world through Christ’s life, (Read More)

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, October 15, 2017: What We’re Singing This Sunday

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15) COMPELLED is a movement among our church to live as we’ve been loved by Jesus. We believe God is calling us to do this by expanding our ministry capacity so that we can impact more people with the Good News that His Kingdom has been unleashed amidst our fallen world through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. (Read More)

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, October 08, 2017: What We’re Singing This Sunday

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15) COMPELLED is a movement among our church to live as we’ve been loved by Jesus. We believe God is calling us to do this by expanding our ministry capacity so that we can impact more people with the Good News that His Kingdom has been unleashed amidst our fallen world through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. (Read More)

October 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sunday, October 01, 2017: Are You Compelled to Pray?

The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. (Acts 10:9) People who are fully devoted to Jesus know that His Kingdom advances through the work of believing prayer. Acts 10 demonstrates this reality. As Peter was praying on a rooftop in the city of Joppa, little did he know that a Roman centurion named Cornelius had already been seeking God in Caesarea (v. 2-3). As a result, God set in motion the events which led to the Holy Spirit being poured out on the Gentiles just as He had among the Jews on the Day of (Read More)

September 27, 2017 // 0 Comments