Year: 2018
The Power of Habits

The Power of Habits

There is no shortage of resources claiming to help us live full lives. Yet, despite the easy access of self-help information, how many of us would honestly describe our lives as full? Why doesn’t information automatically translate into transformation? This weekend,...

Good News, Great Joy

Good News, Great Joy

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.   ...

For All

For All

The good news that an angel shared with shepherds over 2000 years ago is the good news that we celebrate every year at Christmas. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that this good news is not just for us to keep to ourselves, but it’s for all the people. If we really...

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

Peace. It is something we all long for, something we especially anticipate with the coming of Christmas. Yet, peace is elusive, especially with the coming of Christmas. With so much to do, this time of year when we expect to experience peace can often be filled with...

Fear Not

Fear Not

Fear paralyzes. It catches us off guard. Fear seeks to write a story that robs us of hope and joy. This is why God so often reminds us, “Don’t be afraid.” That first Christmas, shepherds were awestruck at the angelic announcement of a Savior. But they were also...

Things Happen When We’re Grateful

Things Happen When We’re Grateful

We’ve seen what can happen when our church gives and serves and loves. We influence our surrounding region in profound ways. But we change too. We get influenced by our own acts of generosity and kindness toward others. But there’s another practice that can literally...

Things Happen When We Love

Things Happen When We Love

One of the last things Jesus told his disciples was that they should love one another the way he loved them. It sounds really good, and it is. But how did Jesus love his disciples, and what does that mean for how we love others? Great things happen when we love....

Things Happen When We Serve

Things Happen When We Serve

Typically, we serve when we are made aware of a need. However, we can easily go through life without ever seeing the people who need love and kindness right in front of us. But when we intentionally and prayerfully resist the myriad of distractions and reach out to...

Ephesians: Conclusion

Ephesians: Conclusion

Study Guide Download In Ephesians, God reveals to us aspects of His character, challenges us to be worthy of our calling in Christ, and gives us direction in our personal interactions with each other. Ephesians is a foundational explanation of the principle of unity...

Things Happen When We Give

Things Happen When We Give

It seems like money is an obsession in our culture. Whether it’s lottery winners or superstars with giant contracts, many people are fascinated by those who “have it all.” Our view of money says a lot about us. And God’s view of money says a lot about God. While money...

Ephesians Chapter 7

Ephesians Chapter 7

Study Guide Download Welcome to our Fall Bible Study of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesian Church! LifePoint’s mission is to influence people to find and follow Jesus with the goal of becoming Christ-like influencers. A Christ-like influencer engages with God daily. But...

Shipwreck

Shipwreck

We often think we know where we are heading and even how we’re going to get there. God often has other ideas. Sometimes He allows us to go through storms that threaten to batter and break us. At such times surrender to a God who would allow such storms seems like the...

The Honor of Influence

The Honor of Influence

With our eyes set on Jesus we’re changing to become Christ-like influencers. But what is the purpose of that change? Certainly, we bring God glory when our lives more closely resemble His Son. But living like Jesus also means we’re able to influence others by the way...

Ephesians Chapter 6

Ephesians Chapter 6

Study Guide Download Welcome to our Fall Bible Study of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesian Church! LifePoint’s mission is to influence people to find and follow Jesus with the goal of becoming Christ-like influencers. A Christ-like influencer engages with God daily. But...

Paul & Power

Paul & Power

Week 7 Paul & Power Week 7 Most of us measure success by whether or not we achieved the desired outcome. Success means achievement. Success, therefore, is rooted in our ability to control processes and circumstances to achieve the outcomes we want. But as we learn...

Engages with God Daily

Engages with God Daily

One way to gauge your progress as a person who wants to follow Jesus is to ask whether or not you engage with God every day. Do you instinctively turn to God as a habit and include Him as a normal part of your life? When we understand God makes movement toward us...

Ephesians Chapter 5

Ephesians Chapter 5

Study Guide Download Welcome to our Fall Bible Study of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesian Church! LifePoint’s mission is to influence people to find and follow Jesus with the goal of becoming Christ-like influencers. A Christ-like influencer engages with God daily. But...

Mars Hill

Mars Hill

Week 6 Mars Hill Week 6 This week in our study of Acts we’re going to examine Paul’s stay in Athens. After a series of troubling visits to Philippi, Thessalonica, and Berea, Paul found himself in Athens waiting for his companions to join him. Taking advantage of the...

Gives Generously

Gives Generously

Giving generously means recognizing that God has given us gifts, talents, possessions, time, and influence to use for His purposes. We are merely stewards of what we have—it all belongs to God. Giving well means giving with open hands and hearts, trusting God to meet...

Ephesians Chapter 4

Ephesians Chapter 4

Study Guide Download Welcome to our Fall Bible Study of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesian Church! LifePoint’s mission is to influence people to find and follow Jesus with the goal of becoming Christ-like influencers. A Christ-like influencer engages with God daily. But...

Paul in Prison

Paul in Prison

Week 5Paul in PrisonWeek 5As we continue our journey through the book of Acts, we find Paul and Silas, his partner in ministry, in prison. They were arrested after casting a demon out of a girl who was being exploited by evil men who had found a way to make money from...