Year: 2022
The Secret to Learning God’s Secrets

The Secret to Learning God’s Secrets

Sometimes God keeps secrets and sometimes He likes to reveal them. Regardless of the outcome, one thing is always true: God’s thoughts and ways are bigger and higher than our own. And He has a right to keep or disclose secrets as He chooses. But can we get to a place...

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) Itend to believe I’m a good person - I try to be kind, respectful, honest....

Keeping Secrets

Keeping Secrets

Can you keep a secret? Maybe you can or maybe not. Secrets are mysterious, hidden, and concealed sometimes for good reason. But sometimes secrets are meant to eventually be revealed. Do you think God keeps secrets? Of course, He does. Some of God’s secrets we will...

LifePoint Kids – February 20

LifePoint Kids – February 20

Use what you have to help others. This familiar story is found in John 6:1-13. People had been clamoring to see Jesus heal and perform miracles. Even has Jesus crossed over the Sea of Galilee, they followed him. When Jesus saw them, He didn’t ignore them or send them...

Proof of ID

Proof of ID

Proof of ID "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV) I I planned my business at the bank for their least busy hour, so I could cash a...

Not a Game

Not a Game

From childhood, most of us have learned to love games. The excitement, the cheering, even the competition creates a rush of adrenalin that’s hard to find anywhere else. And on the playing field of life—even life with God—we can find excitement too. But living your...

LifePoint Kids – February 13

LifePoint Kids – February 13

Show others that they matter. In week two, we head to John 4:1-30, 39-42. Samaria was a region that the Jews in Jesus’ time tried to avoid. But rather than walking around this region, Jesus took His disciples straight through it and stopped at Jacob’s well. While He...

Embracing Change

Embracing Change

Embracing Change "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) During the spring semester of my senior year of high school, I was so ready to go to college...

Small Group/Huge Impact

Small Group/Huge Impact

Growing in Christian community is sometimes reduced to our gathering together in worship services and attending other congregational activities and events. While community growth can certainly occur in these venues, it is much more than that. Meaningful, life-changing...

LifePoint Kids – February 6

LifePoint Kids – February 6

Following Jesus means caring about others. We start February with a crucial moment from Jesus’ life, found in Luke 4:14-24, 28-30. After Jesus returned from being tempted in the  wilderness,He started teaching in the Synagogue. Soon Jesus traveled to Nazareth, where...

Cheek-Crushed-On-The-Carpet Prayers

Cheek-Crushed-On-The-Carpet Prayers

Cheek-Crushed-On-The-Carpet Prayers The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) My dear friend and my dad recently...

Cross-Training

Cross-Training

We’re commanded, over and over again in the Bible, to meditate on God’s word. So it makes sense that when the “Reveal” study surveyed thousands of Christians the behavior found to be most important for growing in Christ was “reflection on scripture” or meditation. Yet...

LifePoint Kids – January 30

LifePoint Kids – January 30

We close out the month with another one of Solomon’s vivid word pictures in Proverbs 25:16. We help kids find out what happens when we indulge and eat too much. This proverb isn’t just about how much we eat. Kids will learn that too much anything, even if it’s a good...

Sneaky Subtle Pride

Sneaky Subtle Pride

Sneaky Subtle Pride When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 (ESV) Even though we don’t like to admit it, we’re all a little more prideful than we’d like to be. But sometimes pride can be tricky. There is subtle pride, and it...

Resistance Training

Resistance Training

Our muscles grow stronger when we repeatedly push against a weight or force. Similarly, as followers of Jesus, we can grow spiritually stronger when we encounter resistance. Today, we’ll identify the three primary forces that push against us on our path towards...

LifePoint Kids – January 23

LifePoint Kids – January 23

In week four, we discover more about Proverbs 12:18. Solomon talks about the power of our words. We want kids to learn that by choosing the right words in a difficult situation, those words can bring healing to the situation. Bottom Line: Think before you speak. When...

When We Can’t See Home

When We Can’t See Home

When We Can't See Home "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:5 (ESV) I turn slowly and peek around the headrest. My husband drives on as the horizon glows marigold and magenta. Darkness settles, and I sense the uneasiness of...

Stages of Growth

Stages of Growth

While salvation is instantaneous, spiritual maturity involves a process. It’s one filled with twists and turns and failures and successes. And each stage of our growth requires an awareness of whether we’re a spiritual baby, a young person in the faith or a mature...

LifePoint Kids – January 16

LifePoint Kids – January 16

Next, we look at 1 Samuel 24 at a crucial moment in David’s life. He’s been anointed as the next kingof Israel, but King Saul is still around, and he’s out to get David. As David is on the run from King Saul, he discovers the perfect opportunity to take out King Saul...

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Jumping on the Bandwagon Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." Mark 8:34 (NIV) As you may have heard, the Superbowl is coming up and even...

Time to Grow Up

Time to Grow Up

Change is part of life. And we can change for good or change for the not-so-good. In the language of the Bible, changing for good is called growth. It’s normal for living things to grow—under one condition—if they’re nourished. In other words, growth doesn’t happen...