Monthly Archives: March 2011

Complement: America’s Next Top Christian Part 3

[For part 1 of this blog click here] [For part 2 of this blog click here] To review, here are 5 markers of a competitive mindset:  1) Self-centered 2) Opponents 3) Fight for competitive advantage 4) Goal: Winning 5) Outcome: … Continue reading

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Competition: America’s Next Top Christian Part 2

[For part 1 of this blog click here] Romans 12:3-8  For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober … Continue reading

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America’s Next Top Christian

If you grew up in America, as I did, you probably understand what I mean when I say that we live in a “competitive society.”  We are the culture that brought you reality TV, multi-million dollar televised poker tournaments, competitive eating, … Continue reading

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What the Glory?

I’ve grown up in the church.  As a part of that experience I’ve come to understand a certain set of vocabulary that people in the church use, which others with different backgrounds may hear but not understand.  It’s called “inside-speak” … Continue reading

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From ME to WE

One of the classic “coach speeches” that I remember from my youth included some version of the phrase “There is no “I” in TEAM.”  It took us until about 7th grade to realize that although T-E-A-M lacks an “I,” it … Continue reading

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Humility

My text for Sunday is Romans 12:3-8.  In my research I found this quote on humility: “Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is for me to have no trouble; never to be fretted or vexed or irritated or sore … Continue reading

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The Church Worships

On Sunday I preached Romans 11:33-12:2 in a message titled “The Church Worships.”  At the end of the sermon I gave 7 markers of a life sacrifice.  These were just “fleshed out” practical markers that I felt like clarified what Romans … Continue reading

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Preaching Worship

This morning I’m preaching on worship.  It is part 12 of our 15 week series called “Ekklesia.”  Today we look at “The Church Worships” from Romans 11:33-12:2.  But today I’m not only preaching on worship, I’m preaching as worship.  The more … Continue reading

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LifePoint Preaching

If you haven’t seen it yet, we now have our Sunday morning sermons (back-dated to the beginning of the Ekklesia series in January) on video.  You can get there through our website: http://www.lifepointvancouver.org or go directly to our LifePoint TV page by clicking … Continue reading

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The God of the Mountain

A few days ago I blogged about the God of the Box.  Scripture doesn’t reveal God as “the God of the Box.”  Scripture reveals God as the God of the Mountain.    Habakkuk is a character from Scripture who approaches … Continue reading

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