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Memorize Philippians

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Posted by Brett Toney on

We're a few weeks into 2017 and hopefully you're still going strong in your Bible reading plan. (If you've fallen off the wagon, there's grace. Pick up where you left off.) But we're kicking off our Bible memory plan for the year this Sunday. In previous years, our "Hidden Treasure" Bible...

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Tags: bible memory, missions, philippians

Advent Resources

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Posted by Karen Houston on

Advent is upon us. This time of year I’m always looking for good readings to guide my thoughts and heart Godward, to the baby Jesus and all that he encompasses. Here is a list of a few resources that might be a help to you:  Desiring God – Their “Advent is for Adoring...

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Tags: advent, christmas, devotional, resources

Thanksgiving is for Mission

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Posted by Brett Toney on

When King David brought the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem and placed it in a new tabernacle, he called for a national day of thanksgiving. Sacrifices were made, a feast was had, songs were sung, and gratitude was expressed. David wrote a special song for the occasion and gave it to his...

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Tags: gratitude, mission, praise, thanksgiving, worship

Praying for Our Nation

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Posted by Brett Toney on

As we set time aside today to pray ahead of tomorrow’s election, consider using this as a guide for your time of praying. This guide is structured to facilitate an hour of prayer, taking ten minutes for each section. We'd love to have you join us in prayer from 9am-4pm at the church today...

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Tags: government, politics, prayer

Holding the Ropes

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Prior to his departure, William Carey, missionary to India and the “father of modern missions,” told the leader of his newly founded missions organization, “Well, I will go down, if you will hold the rope.” The idea Carey was getting at was that a significant part of...

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Tags: communication, missionary care, sending

The Dawn of a New Endeavor

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Posted by Becky Houston on

About three weeks has passed since the one year mark of being home from the World Race. In that time I have started, and quickly erased, blogs—desiring to commemorate the year of growth and change; but always with the lingering uncertainty of the right words to use. It was actually the...

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Tags: adventure, dawn, glory, missions

Anniversary Video

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Posted by Brett Toney on

On Sunday, July 31, we came together to give thanks to God for his faithfulness for the seventy-five years Five Points has gathered as a church here on our corner (one of the five points of the old intersection). As part of that time together, we watched the below video made by John Irvine. If...

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Tags: gratitude, history, 75th anniversary

Our Lament

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

During our worship gathering yesterday, we lamented and prayed together for our country after a week of violence and fear. Let us continue to weep with those who are weeping, as we continue to pray for the advance of God's Kingdom in this world through the proclamation of the gospel and through...

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Tags: black lives matter, gospel, hope, lament, peace, race

Five Points 75th Anniversary 

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

 On a tiny piece of Oakland County farmland, five dirt roads met. It was here in February 1940 where God gathered a little platoon of people purchased by the blood of His Son to be His witnesses. Before the world began, their names were graven on His hands by sovereign grace. William...

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Members' Meeting Recap (5/18)

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Posted by Brett Toney on

At our members' meeting last night, we covered a number of topics. We received the following fifteen people into covenant membership: Mark & Janet Roth Eugene & Darcy Mazza Julia Morin Allison Cowan Mitchell & Carrie Nees Tim Bryson Eric Goble Aldo & Alejandra Castro Zsophie...

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