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Marriage Amendment

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Posted by Brett Toney on

At the November 2015 Members’ Meeting, the elders will recommend that the congregation approve amendments to our constitution and bylaws and a statement on marriage and sexuality. These amendments and statement are based on recommendations from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission...

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Tags: constitution, marriage, supreme court

Pro-Life or Pro-Birth?

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

If you haven’t listened to Pastor JJ’s sermon from Sunday, listen here. You will be challenged. And hopefully you (and I and all of us) will be changed. As we’ve been hearing about Planned Parenthood in the news and our hearts are being spurred to action, it’s important...

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Tags: abortion, gospel, life, pro-life, resource

Pastoral Vote Result

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Posted by Brett Toney on

After this morning's service, the covenant members of Five Points voted with 97% approval to affirm the elders' recommendation that Pastor JJ Sherwood be called to serve as Lead Pastor. Join us in praising God for this display of unified discernment of God's leading us as a local church. Pray...

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Tags: pastoral search, vote, members meeting

Pastor JJ's Philosophy of Ministry

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

Below is a summary of Pastor JJ's philosophy of ministry. Join us on Sunday, August 2, at 6:00 pm as we gather to hear Pastor JJ further explain his vision for Five Points. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for Q&A so please bring your questions as we prepare for...

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Behind the Fa├žade

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Hopefully you have seen or heard about by now of the undercover videos that capture the admission of Planned Parenthood representatives to selling the body parts of aborted children. I read a few articles over the weekend about it and thought I'd share a brief round up. Ross Douthat, writing...

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Tags: abortion, life

Blinded by our Castle Walls

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Posted by Bethany McMahon on

After 31 days in Asia I climbed into my ridiculously comfortable bed, closed my eyes and immediately started to cry. My mind flashed back to images of the little boy curled up on the pavement sleeping with garbage piled around him, the sex menus on the streets of Bangkok being shoved in my face...

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Tags: action, asia, gospel, missions, trafficking

"I CAN DO IT ME SELF"

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

The story has been retold for me countless times. There I stand, at the door, blonde hair totally disheveled, trying to put on my puffy red coat. In comes Grandpa, kindly holding the arm out for me to make it a little easier. “I CAN DO IT ME SELF.”  That was my 18-month-old...

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Tags: humility, prayer, pride

Praying the Bible

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

In yesterday's sermon, Living by Prayer, Pastor JJ commended us to begin praying the Scriptures as a means of communing with God. But what does it look like to listen to the Word of God, rather than filling the silence of our prayer time with our own words and requests? Pastor JJ pointed...

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Tags: communion, method, prayer, praying

Wielding Weapons for our Children's Joy

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

“Today, a frightening number of kids are growing up in churches and Christian homes without ever being captured by the gospel of Jesus … They look back and realize that they learned much about Christian behavior and churchy experiences, but whatever they learned about Jesus...

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Why Five Points Cares About the Supreme Court Decision

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

A Supreme Court decision on whether states have the right to define marriage could be made within days. As our nation prepares for what is expected to be a day of victory for so called same-sex "marriage," we fall on our knees and pray. Russell Moore provides us with several ways we can...

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Tags: amendment, constitution, marriage, supreme court

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