Tag Archives: Ephesians 2

What’s The Point of Church?

Earlier this week I posted on the first part of our mission statement at LifePoint. We exist to glorify God. But how does this inform how we work with people in the local church setting? LifePoint exists to glorify God … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Confused…

Beware of confusing the BY and the FOR. I am talking about salvation here. We are saved by something, and we are saved for something, but the by and the for can be easily confused. In talking about salvation, Peter … Continue reading

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The Church is a People Called “A Holy Temple”

What do you think of when you hear the word “temple?” For most people the word probably evokes an image like this: It is very unlikely that the first image that comes to mind when you hear “temple” looks something … 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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Isolation

“Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.” Thomas Carlyle The passage we’re tackling Sunday begins and ends in “desolate places.” Mark 1:35    And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he (Jesus) … Continue reading

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Jesus: Builder, Owner, Architect

Matthew 16:16-18  Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in … Continue reading

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Church Shopping (and Return Policy) Part 1

If you’re a Christian you should be a part of a local church.  When I say “a part” I mean a committed, giving, serving, involved, connected member.  I don’t mean “affiliated with” a local church.  The life of a Christian … Continue reading

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