In the midst of COVID, and what feels like a never-ending time of isolation, momsLIFE ministry held its annual Bunco fundraiser. On Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 22 ladies attend this fabulous event. LifePoint did well to have masks available and hand sanitizer at the ready! With such a great turnout, they were able to raise funds to help sponsor several moms that could not otherwise afford the registration fees to attend momsLIFE (am or pm). Fees go towards the printing of the curriculum, crafts, and other items used during their meetings. We want to thank everyone that came out to participate in a night of laughter and fellowship. – momsLIFE ministry If you would like to know more about getting involved in momsLIFE, see our website at https://lifepointaz.com/moms/Continue Reading
Jesus fed five thousand people and then told them that in order to have eternal life, they must eat His body and drink His blood. John 6:60 says, “On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” This is a hard teaching. We have the benefit of knowing exactly what Jesus meant when he said this, but He didn’t clarify it for them. In fact, He said this to separate those who were there to follow Him wholeheartedly and those who simply wanted something from Jesus, whether it be food, miracles, or good teaching. They literally thought He was telling them to physically eat Him in order to attain this life. But that’s not the craziest part. The most convicting part is the way that the twelve responded to His words. John 6:66-69 continues, “66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. 67 “’You do not want to leave too, do you?’ Jesus asked the Twelve. 68 Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.’” Although they may not have understood exactly what Jesus meant, they were ready for whatever Jesus had for them, even if it was to eat His flesh and drink His blood. The question this week is, “Are you completely sold out for Jesus just as the twelve were? Are you all in?” As you take time to pray and fast this week, ask the Lord to search your heart and remove everything that holds you back from wholeheartedly giving your entire self to Him. Peace, Joseph WegertContinue Reading
Hi, my name is Tim Ferrara and I am the new Executive Pastor at LifePoint Church. I want to give you a brief overview of who I am and what the Executive Pastor does. I’ve lived in Arizona most of my life, technically born in Minnesota and moved here when I was five. I graduated from Arizona State for my bachelor’s degree and University of Phoenix for my MBA. I grew up in the church, my Dad was a Pastor and I have been involved in serving in multiple ways in the church over the years. My career has focused on business and I have worked for over 20 years in retail management. I am married to my wonderful wife Jamie and we have two children, Josiah and Abigail. We have been attending LifePoint for over 7 years. Jamie serves in the kids and leads MomsLife PM. I have been on the Elder board at LifePoint for 5 years. God put full-time ministry on my heart over two years ago but I did not know what that looked like at the time. I started an online ministry called Discerning Dad which started as a blog. God has blessed that and has allowed me to write a book and start a podcast called Everyday Discernment. When Pastor Nathan presented the opportunity of Executive Pastor about 6 months ago, it led to a long process of trying to hear from God and make sure it was His will for our life. After multiple confirmations and peace with the decision, I said yes and I am embarking on this new phase in my life. I am honored and humbled by the opportunity and I am excited for what God is doing at LifePoint and how He can use me to continue to accomplish...
This past Saturday several men went up to the San Carlos Reservation to continue the work on building homes for the Apache people. This specific home was for a pastor and his family who desperately needed a home to call their own. This home you see in the picture is also located right next to the church, giving this family the ability to witness in a tremendous way. We were able to get flooring down, cabinets hung, and the building of the front porch with a ramp. It was a lot of hard work but so worth it knowing that is family is one step closer to moving in. Thank you to all of you at LifePoint for the support of our local missions that allows us to do this! Pastor Blake WilsfordContinue Reading
For the past 7 years, we have started the year off with a season of fasting and prayer. Each year we have fasted and prayed with a different focus…Fast, Pray, Serve – Fast, Pray, Worship – etc… This year we will be changing it up a bit and titling January’s sermon series as, Disciples, Fast & Pray, As we enter into, what I believe to be, a year of harvest, it is important for God’s people to understand these two most fundamental acts of the disciple. I want to encourage you now to begin to prepare your heart before the Lord regarding fasting and prayer. Ask Him what He wants you to learn, journal each day while reading the Word and praying, talk with mentors about what they see as areas of growth for your life. I want to see us as a congregation grow up a bit in the area of fasting. This year we will not be encouraging abstaining from things, rather be focused on true fasts. I and the pastors and elders believe that in order to face what the coming year has in store, we will need to be prepared. According to the Bible, these two elements are how we do this, when we pray we begin to recognize God’s Holy Spirit: Matthew 10:16-20 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. On my account, you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given...