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Giving Thanks in Adversity

We read in the Bible, specifically the Old Testament book of Daniel, about a man named Daniel; a Jew who had been relocated from Jerusalem to Babylon after the Babylonians had invaded and conquered Judah about 600 years before Christ was born. Daniel and three other young Jewish men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, rose to prominence with the Babylonian rulers because of their exemplary character. … [Read More...]

Testing the Proposition

For several weeks we've been looking at a new vision for organizing and functioning as a community of Christ followers who believe that our identity is based upon two Biblical principles: Generosity and agility. Generosity is explicitly identified in the Bible and exemplified by the life of Jesus who gave His life for the sins of all mankind. Agility is not as overtly articulated as generosity, … [Read More...]

Hospitality: Opening the Door to Better Relationships

1 Peter 4:8-10 (NIV) 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. I believe we all know that Jesus taught us to love one another. The word translated charity here is … [Read More...]

Distilling Our Identity – Part 4: What Matters Most

We began this sermon series with the fundamental assertion that the mission and purpose Christ assigned to everyone who would follow Him is that we go into the world to share His love and, in the process, create disciples in His Kingdom. Then I set about defining the two central qualities/values - generosity and agility - which uniquely identify LifePoint as a church community. Generosity is a … [Read More...]

Distilling Our Identity – Part 3: Agility – This Might Work…!

In this sermon series I have been making the case for our identity as a local group of Christ followers. We have determined from the outset that there are two unique qualities/values which we most want to define us as followers of Jesus; generosity and agility. We see generosity as a mindset which governs how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. Generosity is demonstrated by sharing the … [Read More...]