Discipleship
Live as One Approved by God

Live as One Approved by God

Approval is something we all long for, especially from the people who matter most to us. There is something deep inside of us that craves knowing that others are pleased with what we do and who we are. Approval gives us a sense of meaning and significance in the...

Suffering for the Gospel

Suffering for the Gospel

As Paul writes his last words, he encourages Timothy to remember the gospel in kind of a strange way: he urges Timothy to join with him in suffering for the gospel. Is there a different way to see suffering? In this message, we’ll see how God empowers us to maintain...

Shalom

Shalom

Peace. We sing songs about it. We march for it. Demonstrate for it. Hold conferences about it and create think tanks to create it. We long for it. But it remains elusive. We live in a world broken by war, poverty, hatred, and illness, making peace seem impossible. Yet...

Your Part to Play

Your Part to Play

One eager to please God is determined to get out of the bleachers and into the game. But our involvement in serving doesn’t have to be random or chaotic. God has given each believer a spiritual gift—a specific, supernatural ability for building up the body of Christ....

Get Your Hands Dirty

Get Your Hands Dirty

Following Jesus calls us out of the bleachers and into the game. But being in the game means we have to get out of our comfort zones and get our hands dirty. This willingness to lay aside ourselves is at the heart of volunteering. In this message, we’ll see how Jesus...

the god of success

the god of success

If there is a god most near and dear to the heart of our culture it is the god of success. The god of success promises us the control, allowing us to make our own way; the approval of others who recognize what we've done; and the access to whatever pleasures we may...

Come and Die

Come and Die

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...

Come and See

Come and See

Jesus never insists that we clean up our lives before we can be rescued and redeemed. Thank God. Jesus, instead, invites us to take a closer look. To listen to the whispers of our curiosity. To come and see who He really is. Jesus is still inviting people to draw...

Becoming Unoffendable

Becoming Unoffendable

Seems like there’s plenty to be upset about in our world. We can even get personally offended by the actions and comments of others around us. Here’s a radical, relational idea: What if you can become unoffendable? That’s right—unoffendable. It’s rare but possible....

Counterfeit Connection

Counterfeit Connection

Our relationships develop and grow through the stories we tell each other. We connect with people when we know the past they've come from, the present they live in, and the future they hope for. We feel connected when those people also know our stories. But when...

Harry

Harry

Harry Perrine has been a Christ-follower for 55 years. Years of perseverance to stay faithful. He shares his story about how his faithfulness to God is the true way of life. “Being saved is really a great thing but living the Christian life is truly wonderful.”...

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....

Relationships of Jesus – Week 6

Relationships of Jesus – Week 6

Week 6: The Disciples This week, we look at the relationships of Jesus with his disciples, and how he invited them to participate with him. Come and See Follow Me I Am Sending You SermonsStudiesGuidesArticlesStoriesFilmsDonateAboutLifePoint ChurchSubscribe to our...

The Miracles of Jesus – 5 – God of Rescue

The Miracles of Jesus – 5 – God of Rescue

This week we will continue our study on the miracles of Jesus, looking at a story where Jesus heals a demon-possessed boy. This takes place right after he has come down from the Mountain where He was transfigured and His glory was revealed to three of His disciples....

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Be Fruitful and Multiply

It has always been the mission of the church to grow. Jesus told His disciples that they were to go the ends of the earth making disciples and inviting people to become part of the community of faith. This is an incredible calling, but it is also challenging. Growing...

Divided We Fall

Divided We Fall

It’s a sad story when something starts well and ends poorly. God had picked a people for Himself. They started well with a unified purpose and calling. But soon division threatened to destroy what God was building. Not only was the kingdom divided but worse yet, they...

Something About Those People

Something About Those People

The good news about Jesus is that He came so that we might have life and have it to the fullest. An offer this amazing can easily seem too good to be true. It is completely understandable that someone would be skeptical or want to reserve judgement. But when we...

Just to be Clear

Just to be Clear

The life-changing hope of the good news about Jesus is too important to make muddy. We owe it to ourselves to be clear about this simple message of salvation. You have a story to tell. But your story can take others only so far. Sooner or later, you’ll need to know...