Monthly Archives: July 2012

Another Return to Youth Camp

We’re T-minus an hour until the buses roll out from our church facility to carry around 120 students and leaders to youth camp.  For the second year in a row I’m coming out of youth ministry retirement to preach at … Continue reading

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The God Who Pursues

In our first week of Between the Trees we took a look into the foundational identity of God in Scripture: the God who creates.  We started in Genesis 1-3 and ended in Galatians 3.  The central idea was “God created access … Continue reading

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Adopted: The Beauty of Grace

I get a rare but exciting opportunity this weekend. Drew (our youth pastor) and his staff have invited me to come out of retirement and preach at youth summer camp. Our theme is “Adopted: The Beauty of Grace.” It’s going … Continue reading

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“God who?” meets “God Who…”

I think the name “Mars Hill” is a pretty good name for a church in the 21st century.  In the book of Acts Mars Hill was a place that the Apostle Paul came upon when he was journeying through Athens, … Continue reading

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The Road Opens

Faithful Blog Reader, You’ll please bear with me as I tell you a story… I once knew a man who came to a detour.  He spent a number of hours planning out an alternate route (he even wrote a blog … Continue reading

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Backpack Outreach at LifePoint

Click here for an update from one of our missionaries who is across the world preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.  When we talk about being on the mission of Jesus to our culture at LifePoint we often use the … Continue reading

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Update from Thailand

Mark Rodli, our missionary to Thailand, just sent me this update.  Pray for Mark as he represents LifePoint Church bringing the gospel across the world.

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Spiritual Gifts [Part 2]

1 Corinthians 12:1-3 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand … Continue reading

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Concerning Spiritual Gifts

I feel like a fuse has been lit within my soul concerning right teaching and practice of Pentecostal doctrines and spiritual gifts.  This blog is number three this week on the subject.  (read part 1 or part 2) I believe … Continue reading

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The Wolves in Pentecostal Sheep’s Clothing

As I attested to in my former letter, O Theophilus, I was born and raised (and have spent my entire ministry life) in Pentecostal churches.  I’m a native son.  Yes, my friend, I do speak in tongues on a daily … Continue reading

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