Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dear LifePoint Family - Easter 2014

Dear LifePoint Family,

Well it looks like Spring has finally come, I LOVE this time of the year! Flowers are growing, birds are singing, the fish are biting, but more important than all of that, Easter Week is finally here! This is Superbowl Sunday for the church. There is nothing bigger than the Resurrection of our Lord! We have stuffed eggs, sent out invitations, put out radio ads, and have even been featured in the paper. God has been so good, but the work isn’t over yet. In order for us to make the biggest impact possible on our community for the Kingdom of God we NEED your help, here’s how you can pitch in!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The old, old, story...

As Christians we are called to live our lives to the glory of God, which includes resting in His grace while living wisely and pursuing holiness in our day to day living. To say this is a challenge would be something of an understatement. Thankfully though we are given a great resource for daily living that we all know about, but yet still many of us routinely neglect, the Bible.

Monday, April 1, 2013

How to Keep Easter Going

So you made a decision, a new one or a recommitment to God to live the life He has planned for you. Congratulations on a great decision! But you soon noticed that Monday came right on schedule, bringing the real world with it. You've already been tempted back to that life you asked God to deliver you from You feel the slide back to normal coming and you don't know how to stop it. If that fits your description then this post is for you!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

4 Things the Election Won’t Change

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This morning I walked into a government building, handed them my identification, took my ballot and proceeded to voice my opinion as a citizen of this great country about who I feel should lead and serve my country and community. Where I voted there were no shots fired. There were no bullies trying to sway my vote before I went inside. It was simple, easy, and actually pleasant.

As a nation we have endured a long and bitter presidential race. We have heard from the candidates, the press, various celebrities, our neighbors, and our churches on the issues and even on how they feel we should vote. There is palpable fear in the air over what the outcome might be from my friends on the right and the left. Agents from both sides and even those who claim to be in the middle have done much to contribute to that fear, but no matter who wins the election there are at least 4 things that will not change.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fifty Shades of Mike: One Pastor’s Thoughts

As I read through my Facebook status my heart turned sick. There were numerous posts, both positive and negative, about the book Fifty Shades of Grey and the movie Magic Mike. The cultural buzz surrounding these newest additions to the “mommy porn” genera are generating quite a buzz lately. My initial reaction was to not post anything about it at all. I don’t want to open portals of curiosity on a topic that don’t need opened just because I have an opinion. I had hoped to speak to the issue from the pulpit, which I still plan to do, but after reading Karen Yates article Why Pastors Should Respond to Fifty Shades of Grey I felt compelled to offer my thoughts on this issue now.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ag-GROW-culture: Shepherds and Sheep

As we continue into our Ag-GROW-culture series we take time to look at the role of a shepherd. For this video I take us to the 29 acres where my Dad and I are raising 20 holstein steers and heifers on grass. In this lesson we take a deeper look into Psalm 23, a psalm written by a shepherd, David, about the Great Shepherd.

You can listen to the message here, and download the LifeGroup Study Guide here. A big thank you to Steve Carr for writing the study guide this week!

AgGROWculture- Shepherd and Sheep from LifePoint Lebanon on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

5 Things NOT to do if You Choose to Leave a Church

Yesterday I posted 5 Things to do If You Choose to Leave a Church. It was precipitated by many difficult discussions I have had over the last few years with people who for various reasons want to leave their church. First of all I don't believe that leaving Church is usually a good idea unless it is something God is leading you to. And if you are claiming His leading, you need to be sure. Claiming God's leading in an area where He isn't directing us begins to sound like taking His name in vain. If you read through yesterday's post, today's may help you as to continue to discern your next steps.