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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Invests Relationally

Invests Relationally

Relationships are central to the Christian Faith. The two greatest commandments in all of scripture are rooted in relationship – love God, love others. Jesus said that all of the words and laws of the Bible could be reduced to our need to love God and others. Indeed,...

How We Love

How We Love

Our early life experiences, for better or worse, teach us how to love. Stumbling over the same irksome “dance steps” in their relationships, people usually have no clue there’s another way – a better way. Using attachment theory, experts Milan and Kay Yerkovich have...

Freedom Weekend

Freedom Weekend

This weekend, churches all across the globe are partnering with International Justice Mission (IJM) in Freedom Sunday. LifePoint is thrilled and honored to participate again this year and to host a very special guest speaker. Sean Litton serves as President of IJM,...

Loves Extravagantly

Loves Extravagantly

Loving others means taking action for someone else. We love others because God has loved us first, with extravagant, unconditional love. Love is meant to be given away in overflowing measure. God demonstrates His own love for us by sending Jesus to die for us. We...

Surrenders Continually

Surrenders Continually

Saying, “I give up,” sounds like defeat unless we are surrendering to God. Victory and purpose in life are found when we live like Jesus lived. When we surrender continually to God we admit our absolute dependence on Him. And we acknowledge that our lives are really...

Hot or Cold? – Revelation 3:14-22

Hot or Cold? – Revelation 3:14-22

The last book of the Bible is one of the most difficult to understand. Revelation contains imagery and symbolism that can be very confusing. One such passage in Revelation involves Jesus warning a church that he is preparing to “spit them out of his mouth” because...

Confessing Jesus – Romans 10:9-10

Confessing Jesus – Romans 10:9-10

People often try to make salvation harder to get than it really is. Faith alone in Christ alone is the clear teaching of the Bible. But a few verses in the Book of Romans seem to suggest that you must also confess Christ openly if you really want to be saved. What...

Perfect Judgment – Matthew 7:1-12

Perfect Judgment – Matthew 7:1-12

Maybe you’ve heard that the Bible tells us not to judge others. Perhaps you’ve even used those words to defend a mistake or misstep on your part. And yes, while there is a verse in Matthew 7 that begins like that, when context is understood, we find there is much more...

Hope and Change – Exodus 32:9-14

Hope and Change – Exodus 32:9-14

Can we trust God? The easy answer is, of course, but this answer is sometimes easier to say than it is to believe. When things go wrong, is God still there? When we go wrong, can we still trust God? Or will He change His mind and reject us in anger? Our experiences...

Receiving Grace In Vain – 2 Corinthians 6:1

Receiving Grace In Vain – 2 Corinthians 6:1

Quite often we find ourselves racing through life, taking advantage of every opportunity, moment, and experience that comes our way. In this fast-paced reality it is incredibly easy for us to get consumed in the rush of activity, but eventually realize our priorities...

What is Dead Faith? – James 2:17

What is Dead Faith? – James 2:17

Suggest to people that salvation is by faith alone and you’re likely to hear disagreements. Many would say, “Faith is not enough. It must be accompanied by works or it’s not real. So, the person of dead faith remains an unbeliever.” James 2 is a chapter filled with...