Living without purpose is not really living at all. When you find new life in Christ, you can then find a new purpose—an investment of your life that makes sense and brings glory to God. If someone asked, “What is your purpose in life?” how would you respond? Those of...
Christmas is a time of expectation. We expect traditions to continue, carols to be sung, and gifts to be given…until something unexpected changes everything. Hear what Joe Duke, our Senior Pastor, has to say about how unexpected moments can be life-changing.
Songs of Christmas
Daily Christmas Devotional
Celebrate Christmas with us all month long! Whether you break out the Christmas music in early November or prefer to wait, carols are a big part of the Christmas season. This December, we’re offering a daily devotional called The Songs of Christmas, written by LifePoint volunteers and staff. Every day from December 1 through 25, we’ll explore your favorite Christmas carols in a fresh way.
Near the beginning of His ministry, Jesus stood up in the synagogue and said, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.” (Luke 4:17) Jesus calls us to be like him. To be people of love and compassion. To be people who use our power and resources to set others free.
Have you ever wondered what the Christian life is all about? Jesus Christ calls people to follow Him, to be changed by Him, and to go on mission with Him. His mission is for us to be disciple-makers, disciples who make disciples. That’s what He wants our lives to be about, but are we actively doing it? Making disciples can seem difficult, even scary, so we tend to avoid it. In this message, we see how Jesus calls us, empowers us, and gives our lives purpose.
When we believe, Jesus invites us to follow Him and live with Him as apprentices of His way. This is an invitation to come and die to ourselves in order to follow Him into a new life with the Father. To die to our sin, our brokenness, our plans to save ourselves, and...
Whatever your experience and response to this pandemic, remember who you are before God. You are loved. Remember to Whom you belong. You are His and nothing can separate you from His love. You have all you need. Close your eyes and rest in that.
Ready. Set. Go!! Some of the writers of the New Testament talk a lot about running the race set before us (Hebrews 12:1) and finishing strong (2 Timothy 4:7). But in order to run, we must be ready to run. We must train and discipline our bodies to compete the...
During these times, parents can be called to spiritually lead their families in a way that they haven’t had to before. If your kids aren’t able to attend Sunday classes, small groups, or church events, that doesn’t mean that their spiritual journey has to be on pause.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)OBSERVE Trusting someone can be so hard. Especially when you are trusting them with your present,...
We can trust God. This week we hear how Stephen was DETERMINED. But we will see that he trusted God. He decided to stand strong in what he believed. We don’t always know how things will turn out. Sometimes we feel stuck because we feel like life just isn’t going our...
Our old lives are a faded picture. We remember our beautiful, colorful lives, but today we live in gray. We keep trying, yet we can’t move the hands of the clock beyond 3 am.