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Putting Feet to the Gospel

After listening to Pastor Nathan this past Sunday as he shared his vision for Life Point Church, I was reminded what the Bible says in Romans 10:1415 were Paul said “how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? How can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? How can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? How will anyone go and tell them without being sent? The Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news”! Jonah chapter three is about a reluctant prophet proclaiming the word that the Lord gave...


Future Focused

Vision is an interesting concept. Everyone has a vision of some sort in their life. If you are a parent you have a vision of what you want for your children, if you are a business owner you will have a vision for what your company can become, if you are a social justice advocate you will have a vision for what can make your community better, and if you are a pastor you are given vision for the people of your church/family, neighborhood and community. However, vision is difficult, because it always requires patience and awaiting for future events. In my experience it is even...


Okay Fine, I’ll Pray

Why does prayer come in last? We make every effort to tell ourselves that this year will be different. “Today will be different I promise God,” we say. Our intent is that we will spend more time in prayer. Many of us may have been taught that as a kid. Make sure you say your prayers…when you wake up, before dinner and before you go to bed. But life takes over and our well-intentioned thoughts and promises to spend more time in prayer go to the wayside. We can go days, weeks…even months without being with our Father. We justify that with our many reasons. Through...


Wrestling Faithfully

The Old Testament Prophets are a treasure trove of detail, imagery, and revelation about God and his interaction with humanity. Whether you’re reading from Isaiah and his frightening description of an angel (ISA 6:2) or from Daniel about surviving the lion’s den (DAN 6) or reading about Ezekiel raising dry bones to life; the Old Testament is just as amazing and applicable today as it has ever been. Timothy Keller says it would be possible to go to church for many decades and never hear a sermon Habakkuk (don’t worry, we’ll teach you how to say it)! He is unique among the rest of prophets in...


Hosting the Presence

Without prayer there can be no relationship. I have become convinced that my time alone with God in prayer is the single most important aspect of my life. So why is this not the most sought after time of every christians day, mine included? It’s a difficult question to ask but a simpler one to answer. Christians do not give the time to prayer they need to, because they do not understand the nature of relationship with God. No matter how many times we hear that it is not about rules or morality there is still a sense that we must please God with our good...


Resurrecting Dry Bones

This Sunday we begin our 4 Sunday, 3 week fasting season that we start every year off, here at LifePoint. Please be praying, and asking God what your fast will be and what he wants to replace that area of your life with. Fasting is never about just giving something up, but also about what we choose to fill that time with. If you give up TV, social media, or types of food…what will you put in its place? Prayer? Journaling? Counseling or mentoring? As pastors and staff we will be fasting with the common goal of seeking God’s direction for ourselves and corporately with the...


Peace on Earth

With Christmas nearly here we are given the reminder to find peace in the craziness of life and yet still required to partake in the craziness…just find a little peace. When the Bible speaks of Jesus bringing peace to all mankind or being the Prince of Peace, just what is it referring to? Specifically the prophets spoke of one that would bring peace to the nations. Micah speaks of him bring peace with our enemies, but more than that he speaks of a much deeper peace: Micah 5:4-5aHe will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name...


For the Love of all that’s Holy!

It has been difficult for me to enter into this time of sermon preparation on love, as it feels as though the concept has been covered so much, it is like beating a dead horse…so to speak. Everyone from preachers to rock stars to actors to spiritual guru’s all have preached the values and essence of love. So what is there that I could possibly talk about that you have never heard of nor thought of? Honestly not much. I will say though that the love Christ and of the Father can be used as a mirror against the imposter forms of love. The Bible talks...


The Birth of Joy

I have included an excerpt from a sermon that I preached over 4 years ago and I hope you enjoy it as we prepare our hearts this advent season to look at what it means to find joy in all things. The year was 1809. The world was in an upheaval. Napoleon was sweeping through Austria and soldiers from many countries were dying on the battlefield. The fate of entire kingdoms and nations hung in the balance and the world seemed on the very edge of collapse It was 1809…And in that same year, several significant people were born. In Britain, there was William Gladstone –...


The Hope of a City

Anticipation, it can be agonizing or glorious. Think about waiting for test results of that mole that was removed by the doctor, agonizing. Or, those final moments when you will finally be face to face with someone you love that you have not seen in years, glorious! This Sunday will mark the beginning of the season of advent for us here at LifePoint. We wait in eager anticipation of celebrating the birth of hope, joy, love, and peace. We know this man now as Jesus, king of kings, Mighty Counselor, Prince of Peace, etc… However, to the people and the time He was born into, he...