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I Have Said You Are gods

The most audacious and bold claim that Jesus ever made was that “he was God, One with the Father of Judaism and the giver of eternal life.” This is a difficult thing to hear from somebody who, by all-natural appearances, is human and is bound by all the same restraints you and I are and was born of a woman. He was leading many astray by his claims, but not just his claim of being God, but also these miraculous superhuman sings he was performing. Yet, just like you and I today the people wanted more, John 10:24b “How long will you keep us in suspense? If...


Ministry & Benevolence

This has been a trying week for the world. Fear, violence, and deceit have filled our television screens, social media, and thoughts. Through it all we hear reports of tremendous forgiveness, choices to not hate those who could do such a thing and ideas that we should be doing more to protect ourselves from such terror. As I sat in prayer this week, I kept hearing God’s reassuring voice ask me, “Do you still trust Me? Will you stay the course? Do I have your heart?” That last question is the one that really haunts me. God has been asking His creation since the beginning, do I...


Who is my neighbor?

“Who is my neighbor?” An earnest lawyer asks Jesus this question in Luke 10:29. We soon learn it’s one of those conversations that’s planned out in advance. He asks a question to set up something he wants to say. He was earnest to “justify himself,” as Luke makes clear. And obviously, he was feeling pretty good about how it was going through verse 28. But then comes the curveball. Whatever this lawyer had in mind for the answer, it wasn’t the story Jesus told. And it’s not what we would expect either. Yes, we may all know the parable of the Good Samaritan, but it can be...


Should I stay or should I go?

Every organization needs a mission statement, a phrase or sentence that lets people know what they are really all about. For example: Microsoft’s mission statement is, “to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” Uber – “We ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion.” Google – “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. LifePoint Church – “…help people become fully devoted followers of Christ through intentionally SERVING, GIVING & CARING FOR OUR NEIGHBOR.” As you can see, each of the statements above help give people an idea of what you’re all about, a tech company is...


When We Come Together

In the weeks that have gone by, we have received some excellent messages on marriage; the role that each of us plays as husband and wife. I encourage you to go and listen to them again. In our world today, marriage seems to be an option, or often, a short-term commitment. This coming Sunday, we are talking about what happens when the believers come together & understand what it means to function together as one body (the body of Christ) in the setting of the church or as we meet in home fellowships. Henry Ford once said, & I quote, “Coming together as the “Body of Christ”...


Come to the Table

We will close out our series on marriage this week as we look at marriage and what it tells us about our relationship with Christ. Have you ever seen that young couple who are just completely in love and she is so excited that he asked her to marry him and everyone around the young lady says, “Oh goodness, how can you not see how selfish and mean he is to people, how vain he is and sees only his needs?” The young lady replies, “I don’t know about all that, all I know is that I love him.” You see, immature love and mature love actually...


For Your Consideration…

Dear LifePoint Family, Over the course of the last 6 years, I have seen God move in absolutely miraculous ways in this community and this church. I have watched dozens of marriages saved from the brink of divorce, I have seen men and women at the very bottom of their lives, give them to Jesus and rise up and do wonderful things for the work of the Kingdom, we have had the honor of watching God move on the hearts of STV people and have sent hundreds on mission trips and opened their eyes to the plights of others and how they can have such a huge...


My Buddy

Who do you think of when someone asks you “Who is your best friend?”. For the longest time my thoughts would have gone to certain guys, dudes or bros currently in my life. I picture the scene in a bar where you find yourself in a bad spot, in a wee bit of trouble per say, and outnumbered by a group of guys who want to beat you to a pulp. It always feels a little better if you can look to your right or left and have that someone standing next to you willing to fight. That’s who I picture my best friend to be. The...


What’d You Expect?

Last week we talked about the purpose and the function of marriage and where marriage comes from. We can say all day that we know marriage comes from God, we can strongly fight against some types of marriage, and we can defend the sanctity of marriage, but do we really have a biblical idea of marriage? Do we have our expectations in line with the biblical design for marriage? Where do we get our expectations?   In Ephesians 5:21-33, Paul outlines so much about marriage that gets lost or glossed over when we hit the word “submit.” How can we align our vision of marriage with God’s...


Purpose and Function

Ahhh marriage, such an easy thing to enter into and yet so much harder to stick with. It is the dream of so many little girls when they think about their wedding day with the location, the dress, the amenities, it is all so festive and beautiful. Then comes the reality…1 year, 5 years, 15 years, etc…why did I spend so much time preparing for a singular day of my life when I should have been preparing for the thousands of days to follow and having to live with this barbarian? Then we have the male species, who let’s be honest doesn’t really put a lot of...