Tag Archives: Church

Why Do You Go To Church?

[A Note: As I began to write this blog my intent was to address the issue of the “meet and greet time” that most churches participate in during their Sunday gatherings. For the sake of reasonable blog length, I’ll have … Continue reading

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Church People, Take Responsibility

I’m currently studying the book of Philemon, in preparation to preach it over the next 3 weeks at LifePoint. It’s a funny little book, the shortest authored by the Apostle Paul in the Bible. It’s also a great book to … Continue reading

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Why Do We Exist?

This is our mission statement at LifePoint: LifePoint exists to glorify God as a community being transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We begin that statement very intentionally with the emphasis on glorifying God. As we were forming this … Continue reading

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#Killer

Arrogance is a killer. Arrogance kills people in the church. My first thought was “arrogance kills the church,” but that’s not exactly possible. Jesus builds the church, he is the cornerstone who anchors it, and the gates of hell won’t … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Teach Giving to the Local Church?

I preached on Genesis 14:17-24 yesterday as we kicked off our new series at LifePoint, handling the subject of how the Bible instructs Christians to manage our money. That text establishes what author Randy Alcorn refers to as “The biblical … Continue reading

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The Church is a Structure

I have always gotten a kick out of Christian bumper stickers. Ever seen this one?  Growing up, my boss was actually a Gentile carpenter. He was also my dad. I grew up in the home of a carpenter. Well, a … Continue reading

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Life Together

From Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Before I post my next blog I need to lay the groundwork by posting this one.  I was simply going to quote a short excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, but this is way too … Continue reading

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