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The Final Victory

Jesus is distinct from any other political leader. He is God in the flesh. He is a coming King. He will bring earthly powers into account. He will win the final victory. It’s not unusual these days to hear people ask, “Is this the end times.” Maybe. God tells us what...

Songs of Christmas

Daily Christmas Devotional

Celebrate Christmas with us all month long! Whether you break out the Christmas music in early November or prefer to wait, carols are a big part of the Christmas season. This December, we’re offering a daily devotional called The Songs of Christmas, written by LifePoint volunteers and staff. Every day from December 1 through 25, we’ll explore your favorite Christmas carols in a fresh way. 

A Model Citizen

A Model Citizen

More than almost anything else, Jesus talked about the Kingdom of God and that it was now available to everyone. He explained that those who trust Him become citizens of that Kingdom. Jesus also compared the Kingdom to a great treasure that someone would sell all they...

The Kingdom of God Now

The Kingdom of God Now

The kingdoms and empires of this world are small compared to God’s kingdom. God’s kingdom is active now. It sometimes operates in obscurity and ordinariness. It is unseen but real nonetheless. And God invites us to participate in this kingdom—to make seeking His...

Vote for Jesus

Vote for Jesus

It seems clear that Jesus wants to shape culture. To ultimately transform the conscience and morality of a people. His disciples anticipated that Jesus was about to establish a political machine capable of toppling the Roman Empire. But that’s not what Jesus did. The...

A Traditional Christmas

Every year when I pull out our personalized Christmas ornament from 2009, I laugh at the hilariously botched spelling. Getting a personalized ornament that represents something about our year is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Traditions bring comfort and belonging.  They help us feel connected to our families and to the past.  

Kids Experience November 22

Choose to be grateful for what you have.Today we hear a story from Jesus that show this: God gives freely to everyone. It can be tough for us to be grateful when we look around and see the things other people have. We start to wish we had more ourselves. That’s why we...

Living in the Moment

Here is the thing: we experience the taste of heaven and the presence of Jesus when we live in the moment. Living in the moment is underrated. We often recall the past, relishing in memories or regretting past decisions, and dream of the future of what is to come. In the moment is often hard, so we look for an escape.

Family: A Holiday Balancing Act

A friend and I were recently discussing our plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I mentioned that in years past, we would typically spend it at home, with an open invite to my husband’s extended family as we usually did for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. “Wow,” she said. “Offering to host both holidays, every year? Isn’t that exhausting?”

Kids Experience November 15

Take the time to thank others.It is not hard to say “thank you, “ is it?  But how often do we forget?  In today’s story, we will hear about 10 people who had a lot to be thankful for but only one actually remembered to say “thank you.” Sometimes it can be hard for us...

Just Like Our Father

I do understand the many ways that our parent-child relationship is a microcosm of the relationship God desires with His children. So many of us find it easy to model ourselves after God’s word when it is right in front of us, but how many of us do it when we don’t feel Him as closely? How many of us give in to following our own selfish desires when His purpose feels distant or isn’t clear?

Parenting (Barely) Adult Children

During the teen years, I’ve gotten to watch our daughter and son transform from baby-faced middle-schoolers into one adult and one almost-but-not-quite-adult before my very eyes. Yes, there have been challenges and many tears (on both their part and mine!), but I love seeing the people they have become and are still becoming.