Year: 2022
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...

LifePoint Kids – January 9

LifePoint Kids – January 9

In week two, we focus on a word picture Solomon uses in Proverbs 25:28. Solomon uses the idea of giant city walls keeping people safe as an example for people to understand the importance of living with self-control. Kids will discover why ancient city walls are a...

What I Need

What I Need

What I NeedAnd my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:9 (ESV)ve not been sleeping well lately. Lots of things on my mind combined with the need for a new pillow and a minor cough (not Covid,...

Proverbs: The Quest for Character

Proverbs: The Quest for Character

We might define success by using external qualities like the amount of money someone accumulates or the amount of fame they achieve. However, in the Bible, we find a successful life is defined by our character - our disposition towards qualities like love and...

LifePoint Kids – January 2

LifePoint Kids – January 2

We start with a crucial moment from Jesus’ life, found in Luke 4:1-13. After Jesus’ baptism, He went to the wilderness to fast and spend time with God and prepare for ministry. While Jesus was in the wilderness, the Devil tempted Him. Jesus was prepared for this. Even...