Monthly Archives: September 2011

Run-in with Grace

I’ve always loved baseball.  Around age 4 I joined my first team, a T-ball club in Sebastopol, CA.  My parents would bring me to Ragle Park on sunny Saturday mornings as I proudly donned my ball cap and stirrups, ready … Continue reading

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Slavery and the Bible

In my message Sunday two of the verses from Titus that I exposited (2:9-10) addressed “slaves.” I said that I would post a more detailed explanation of the slavery issue as it is addressed in the New Testament. Here it … Continue reading

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The Cost of Grace

In recent weeks as I’ve been preaching Titus, the line between grace and law has been on my mind consistently.  We are not under the law, but under grace.  But what is grace? In his book Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer draws … Continue reading

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Morals v. Moralism

The mind amazes me.  From time to time it seems that there are certain subjects or issues that occupy a broom closet in my mind.  During those spaces or gaps in the day that we all experience; it is as … Continue reading

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Job Fair @ LPC

We hosted a job fair today @ LPC.  Here’s a quick little video shot and put together on the fly by our tech staff:  

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Serving

I’ve been reading a book called Simple Church this week.  It is quite good.  I’ll post a review and summary here at 2thesource when I finish it.  The book is all about simplifying the discipleship process at your church.  It’s … Continue reading

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Beware of this Dirty Little Disease

I woke up this morning thinking about the book of Revelation.  There are some amazing things in the book, although it is certainly among the most misunderstood in Scripture.  It is, from beginning to end, a book about Jesus Christ.  … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Rat

Perhaps you share with me the human tendency to think of yourself more highly than you ought. I tend to think of my positive or loving actions as evidence of who I really am. In keeping with this tendency, I … Continue reading

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The City: Children’s Ministry

Here is another great feature of The City.  As soon as we raise the necessary funds, our Children’s Ministry check-in process can be stream-lined through The City.  Check it out:

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One Church: Two Expressions

This Sunday, September 18, LifePoint Church is giving birth.  Exactly 8 months ago this week, we consolidated to one Sunday morning gathering.  We were in the beginning of the Ekklesia series, I preached Acts 2:42-47, and the big idea of … Continue reading

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