Year: 2022
Kindness Toward Ourselves

Kindness Toward Ourselves

There is often enormous pressure to keep up with the non-stop noise and activity of our modern world. Jesus offers us an alternative to this frantic pace but following Him and resisting the pressure around us will require a simple act: kindness toward ourselves. Is...

LifePoint Kids – June 26

LifePoint Kids – June 26

Be patient with each other. In week four, we spend time discovering more about Proverbs 15:18. Waiting can be the worst! But something Solomon wrote in Proverbs can help us remember why patience is so important. A person with a bad temper stirs up conflict. But a...

Bearing With One Another

Bearing With One Another

Bearing With One AnotherBear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 (NIV)Anyone who grew up with siblings knows those relationships can be complicated. I remember growing...

Simple Unplugging

Simple Unplugging

Our immediate access to people and information through the use of technology has become a prevailing cultural norm. What has become the normal daily consumption of input can have a numbing effect on our soul and lead to our faith gradually growing thinner and thinner...

LifePoint Kids – June 19

LifePoint Kids – June 19

You can help others make peace. In week three, we jump back to 1 Samuel 25:1-35, where we find a story about a woman named Abigail that starts with King David. He was furious with a man named Nabal, who mistreated his soldiers. David decided to get revenge until the...

A Supporting Role in a Perfect Plan

A Supporting Role in a Perfect Plan

A Supporting Role in a Perfect Plan"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)"She picked us!” exclaimed my then 4-year-old son as he leapt and twirled...

Drinking Beauty

Drinking Beauty

God paints on a large canvas. His creativity is seen in the grandeur of the mountains, in the wildflowers on a rolling hillside, in classic masterpieces in an art gallery, or in the curious expression on the face of a child. Beauty is all around us. But seeing it...

LifePoint Kids – June 12

LifePoint Kids – June 12

Choose joy no matter what’s going on. This week, we head to Acts 5:17-42. When Jesus’ disciples started sharing about His death and resurrection with others, they faced all sorts of trouble. Thankfully, they had Jesus’ Holy Spirit to help them find joy.  ...

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

No Strings AttachedHe called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this...

Pausing to Detach

Pausing to Detach

So much about the pace of life conspires against us. We might even be convinced that the faster we go and the busier we become, the more we’ll get done. But what does that kind of toxicity do to our souls? Could it be that God invites us to find Him through a...

LifePoint Kids – June 5

LifePoint Kids – June 5

Love others because God loves you.   We start our month in 1 John 4:9-13. John tells us exactly what real love looks like: God loved us enough to send Jesus to offer His life and make us complete. John goes on to say: Dear friends, since God loved us this much,...

Walking Together

Walking Together

Walking TogetherAnd let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)I started walking...

Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Resilience is such a powerful concept. Some of our greatest heroes and inspirational characters in stories are defined as people of resilience. But what does it look like to have a resilient faith? Spoiler alert... it doesn't mean that things are always going to go...

LifePoint Kids – May 29

LifePoint Kids – May 29

Keep going because of what Jesus  did for you. We finish the month in Hebrews 12:1-3. Resilience might not be easy, but the author of Hebrews reminds us of something important: all sorts of people have gone before us. They give us an incredible example to follow of...

Stranger Friends

Stranger Friends

Stranger Friends You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:34 (ESV) A new commandment I give to you, that you love...

Never Stop Listening to God

Never Stop Listening to God

When we fail to listen to God, it’s a hearing problem for us not a speaking problem for God. Most notably, God has spoken in His Son Jesus. In the fifth and final warning in the book of Hebrews, the author warns us that it’s a mistake to turn away from God and ignore...

LifePoint Kids – May 22

LifePoint Kids – May 22

Trusting God can help you get back up. For week four, we spend time in Hebrews 11. The author of Hebrews reminds us that when life gets hard, we can look to the heroes of the faith and see how they trusted God through some tough circumstances. We use Abraham, Joseph,...

Steadfast and Sanctified

Steadfast and Sanctified

Steadfast and Sanctified Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing....

Avoiding Willful Defiance

Avoiding Willful Defiance

Even Christians can behave badly. And the Bible acknowledges that a believer can walk away from Jesus all together. To treat God with this kind of contempt is a terrible act of defiance. In the fourth of five warnings in the book of Hebrews, the author tells us about...

LifePoint Kids – May 15

LifePoint Kids – May 15

You can choose joy when life  gets hard. In week three, we jump over to Acts 16:16-40 and find two more early followers of Jesus: Paul and Silas. After being arrested, they could have given up their calling to share Jesus’ love with others. However, they had...

The Dangers of Spiritual Sleepwalking

The Dangers of Spiritual Sleepwalking

The Dangers of Spiritual Sleepwalking But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, “Do not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him.” Acts 20:10 (ESV) A ccording to Sleep Foundation, sleep-walking affects 29% of children and about 4% of adults. Tales of...