Sunday, September 09, 2018: The Glory of the Church is Christ in You

…on the day of our Lord Jesus you will boast of us as we will boast of you. (2 Corinthians 1:14) The real glory of the church is distilled into these words. True, on a given Sunday, the church doesn’t seem to merit such boasting. She looks like nothing more than a rag-tag collection of rehabilitated sinners gathered in weakness to worship an invisible God. In the eyes of the world, that’s complete foolishness. And yet the church as we experience it today abounds with the glory of Christ, which is something that the apostle Paul well understood. Seeing past the mere (Read More)

September 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sunday, September 02, 2018: Coming to Church With a Sword to Your Neck

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:12–13) How we approach God’s Word is the difference between growing and remaining stagnant in the Christian life. I doubt that anyone taking time to read this post has trouble affirming that the Bible plays a vital role in the life of a believer. Yet I (Read More)

August 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

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, August 19, 2018: God Doesn’t Sit on A Swivel Chair

The LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. (Numbers 6:25) Author James Bryan Smith, sharing his testimony, talks about how he used to view God before coming to a true knowledge of His love: “For years I related to God as if He sat in a swivel chair. When I did something good, God would look at me and smile. When I did something bad, God would turn His back to me until I made amends, when He would swivel back and accept me again. I kept God constantly on the move.”  Smith’s testimony is something most—if not all—of us can relate to in some way or (Read More)

August 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sunday, August 12, 2018: God Still Shows Up in the Nazareths of This World

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” (Genesis 28:16) In John 1:45, Philip tells Nathaniel, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote: Jesus of Nazareth.” For an Israelite at the time, this would’ve come as a surprise—”the world’s Messiah is from where now? Nazareth? Of all places?” You see, Nazareth wasn’t exactly a desirable place to live. It was about as podunk as you could get, hence Nathaniel’s snobbish response: “Can anything good come (Read More)

August 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sunday, August 05, 2018: You’re in Two Places at Once

“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) In Scripture, God occasionally allows us a peak behind the curtain of this material world to see how He is worshiped in heaven. One can’t help but marvel while reading such accounts—Isaiah’s vision in the temple, Ezekiel’s calling at the Chebar Canal, John’s encounter with Jesus while in captivity on the island Patmos. These men experienced heaven and their lives were forever transformed as a result. Indeed, these passages cause us to long for the bright future that awaits (Read More)

August 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

What Are We Singing on Sunday, July 29, 2018?

Set List for Sunday, July 29, 2018: The Lion And The Lamb (B. Brown, B. Johnson, L. Mooring) Glorious Day (S. Curran, J. Ingram, J. Smith, K. Stanfill) What A Beautiful Name (B. Fielding, B. Ligertwood) Singing in The Victory (M. Dawes, B. Land, A. Ivey, J. McCreary, L. Walter, D. Schmidt) Jesus Lifted High (A. Ivey, M. Dawes) Listen to a playlist of LifePoint’s current song rotation on (Read More)

July 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

What Are We Singing on Sunday, July 22, 2018?

Set List for Sunday, July 22, 2018: God Undefeatable (M. Carter, A. Ivey, R. King) In Christ Alone (K. Getty, S. Townend) Who You Say I Am (B. Fielding, R. Morgan) I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous) (C. H. Gabriel, C. Tomlin) More Like Jesus (B. Ligertwood, S. Ligertwood, K. Stanfill, B. Younker) Listen to a playlist of LifePoint’s current song rotation on (Read More)

July 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

What Are We Singing on Sunday, July 15, 2018?

Set List for Sunday, July 15, 2018: Center My Life (A. Ivey, B. Land) Who You Say I Am (B. Fielding, R. Morgan) O Praise The Name (B. Hastings, M. Sampson, D. Ussher) Arms Open Wide (S. Knock) Heart Abandoned (S. Curran, K. Stanfill) Listen to a playlist of LifePoint’s current song rotation on (Read More)

July 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

What Are We Singing on Sunday, July 08, 2018?

Set List for Sunday, July 08, 2018: Worthy Of Your Name (B. Brown, S. Curran, B. Younker) Hallelujah! What a Savior (Your Love Has Rescued Me) (P. Bliss, M. Carter, A. Ivey, H. Suh) Build My Life (P. Barrett, K. Kaple, K. Martin, M. Redman, B. Younker) Who You Say I Am (B. Fielding, R. Morgan) More Like Jesus (B. Ligertwood, S. Ligertwood, K. Stanfill, B. Younker) Listen to a playlist of LifePoint’s current song rotation on (Read More)

July 3, 2018 // 0 Comments