Year: 2017
After Midnight

After Midnight

We’ve all been up after midnight. While at times it has been in pursuit of joy and fun, there are times when anxiety, trials, and suffering keep us tossing and turning into the break of dawn. Join us as we visit King David on such a night and consider God’s Word prior...

Arrival

Arrival

There’s nothing like the suspense of anticipation. Sometimes the wait seems like it lasts forever—like a child waiting for Christmas to finally arrive. When Jesus was born that first Christmas, the world had been waiting hundreds of years. But now for all of us, the...

Ready for a Savior

Ready for a Savior

Advent is simply about waiting and in the last couple weeks we’ve heard about how to wait and the significance of what we’re waiting for. In this last week of Advent, we seek to understand our role in preparing ourselves. It’s easy for us to create plans for every...

The Promise of a Savior

The Promise of a Savior

Most of the events recorded in the Bible took place before Christmas. Long before the first Christmas was the promise that Christmas would come. This promise brought great hope, but it also brought frustration and restlessness. This is still true of Christmas. We...

You Need a Savior

You Need a Savior

Every human being is born in critical condition. We’re in trouble. Our inability to personally save ourselves and get right with God leaves us completely vulnerable. Christmas begins with your need and ends with God’s love. You need a Savior—a Savior who has come to...

Rich in Gratitude

Rich in Gratitude

During our Be Rich series, our church has been mobilized toward radical generosity, acts of service and simple gestures of kindness. But it’s possible to be rich in another area that often gets neglected. In each of us lies a capacity of enormous power. It’s a power...

Relationships of Jesus – Week 6

Relationships of Jesus – Week 6

Week 6: The Disciples This week, we look at the relationships of Jesus with his disciples, and how he invited them to participate with him. Come and See Follow Me I Am Sending You SermonsStudiesGuidesArticlesStoriesFilmsDonateAboutLifePoint ChurchSubscribe to our...

Love Stories

Love Stories

It’s easy to say that we love someone or a group of people and it’s good and right to communicate that love with our words. Putting that love into action, however, can be challenging at times. If we don’t demonstrate our love in our actions, our words about love...

Relationships of Jesus – Week 5

Relationships of Jesus – Week 5

Week 5: The Father This week, we learn that: Jesus has a perfect human relationship with the Father. Jesus has a perfect divine relationship with the Father. Jesus lives in perfect submission to the Father. SermonsStudiesGuidesArticlesStoriesFilmsDonateAboutLifePoint...

Serve It Up

Serve It Up

It’s easy to get swept downstream in the current of consumerism. In a me-oriented society, our lives can instinctively become all about us—our money, our time, our pleasure. But the one wishing to follow Jesus and walk as He walked will eventually be confronted with a...

Relationships of Jesus – Week 4

Relationships of Jesus – Week 4

Week 4: Authorities This week, we learn that: Authority is from God and for others. Jesus did not object to the power of the scribes and Pharisees but to how they used it. Give what you owe to authority. SermonsStudiesGuidesArticlesStoriesFilmsDonateAboutLifePoint...

Give to Get to Give

Give to Get to Give

Imagine our whole church unleashed into our community to make a difference. It’s called Be Rich. We’re taking Paul’s simple advice to Timothy and putting it into practice: “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” (1...

Relationships of Jesus – Week 3

Relationships of Jesus – Week 3

Week 3: Women This week, we learn that: Sometimes, God's favor doesn't look like we think it will. Our unworthiness doesn't change our worth. With the resurrection, Jesus reversed the curse. SermonsStudiesGuidesArticlesStoriesFilmsDonateAboutLifePoint ChurchSubscribe...

Another 30

Another 30

Three decades is a long time—long enough to experience the consistent faithfulness of our God. He has been with us through every twist and turn. God continues to empower us to be influencers who can help others discover His love and grace. Today we celebrate our first...

Beyond Our Plans

Beyond Our Plans

Life is filled with the unexpected. Sometimes our plans exceed our expectations and other times we fall short as we trip and stumble along the journey. We need to leave room for both successes and failures. Our plans must always create space for God to work in ways we...

Relationships of Jesus – Week 2

Relationships of Jesus – Week 2

Week 2: The Marginalized and Excluded This week, we learn that: Jesus overcame fear-based exclusion with love and compassion. What we assume about suffering determines our response to it. We have to see our prejudices and their consequences before we can overcome...

Relationships of Jesus – Week 1

Relationships of Jesus – Week 1

Week 1: Tax Collectors and Sinners This week, we learn that: Jesus sought out sinners and tax collectors. The people saw sin, but Jesus saw Zaccheus. Because Jesus saw him, Zaccheus saw himself and others differently.  ...

Beyond Our Comfort

Beyond Our Comfort

The cost of achieving great things usually requires sacrifice and focus. When the Jewish people were called upon to occupy Jerusalem, they found themselves at a crossroads. This next step of faith would require giving up their comfort. In fact, it would require they...

Beyond Our Failure

Beyond Our Failure

We’ve all failed. From minor mistakes to persistent sins, failure has marked our lives. The best place to turn in times of failure is to God. But sometimes turning to God about our sins just seems to magnify our moral crisis. Thus, we’d prefer to keep our distance...

The Miracles of Jesus – 6 – God of Life

The Miracles of Jesus – 6 – God of Life

This week, we will complete our study on the Miracles of Jesus, looking at the story Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.  Lazarus and his sisters, Martha and Mary, were dear friends of Jesus, and his response to their call for help and his interactions with them as...

Beyond Our Assumptions

Beyond Our Assumptions

If you think about it, we make a lot of choices and decisions based on assumptions. We assume we know what someone meant; that we have all the information; that we know the outcome. The problem is that our assumptions often turn out to be completely wrong and this can...