Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 in the Books

Another year is in the books.  One of my annual New Year’s resolutions is to read 50 books in the year, including the Bible.  I came up short in 2011 at 33, particularly disappointing because I read 9 in January, … Continue reading

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Christmas Update from Thailand

Here is an update from one of our missionaries to Thailand, Mark Rodli.  Mark works in Thailand as an extension of our missionary efforts from LifePoint Church.  We support him in a variety of ways, including prayer and monthly financial … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For Some Christmas?!

Do you hear that?  The clock is ticking… If you’re not ready for Christmas, the time to get ready is NOW. If you have the opportunity to make corporate worship a part of your Christmas plans this weekend, I would … Continue reading

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Surprised by Joy

Pop quiz: What do all these epic verses have in common?  And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. For to me … Continue reading

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Christmas Weekend at LifePoint Church

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes.  One thing they have in common is that they’re meant to be opened.  It doesn’t stop there.  After a gift is opened it is meant to be used.  I think we would all … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Church

One of the reasons I love the Christmas season is that it serves as the culmination to every year.  It’s a time of love, joy, and celebration, but it is also a time of reflection.  I love completing things.  Early … Continue reading

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When Messiah Comes…

We’re looking forward to another exciting Sunday this week at LifePoint as we continue “God with Us.” This week we handle the middle passage of three very classic Christmas texts from Isaiah. Last week we knocked out Isaiah 7:1-14 with … Continue reading

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Blessed Assurance

I’ve been singing Blessed Assurance this week by Fanny Crosby.  This one never gets old: Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His … Continue reading

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Where is Your Trust?

Tomorrow morning we take our next step in God with Us by examining Isaiah 7:1-16.  This is the famous passage that points forward to the virgin birth and gives us the name “Immanuel,” or “God with us.”  The title of … Continue reading

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Is Your Church a Didgery-Doo?

Have you ever found yourself drained by “doing church,” and wondering why you can’t just “be church?”  I preached a message about 9 months ago title “doing church.”  My big idea was “It’s time to stop doing and start being.”  … Continue reading

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