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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 us ...

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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 pray ...

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Tags: amendment, constitution, marriage, supreme court

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly ...

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

Pastor JJ is on his way up to Camp Barakel for a week to proclaim the glories of the gospel to a group of Junior High campers. Will you join us in praying that they have ears to hear God speak, eyes to see the glory of Jesus and hearts that would be transformed, and that Pastor JJ would be ...

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Tags: barakel, pray, prayer

The Becca Prange Ministry CarePoint

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Yesterday morning we announced the launch of the Becca Prange Ministry CarePoint through the work of Christ’s Hope International. This ministry center will endeavor to provide for some of the basic necessities of children in Kenya as a context for sharing the hope of the gospel ...

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The Priority and Motives of Consecration

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Posted by Mark Kakkuri on

This post is part of a series from the book Man of God by Octavius Winslow. “But first gave their own selves to the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 8:5 Oh, what a lovely spectacle it is to behold a young believer just emerging from the world and traveling to Calvary ...

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Me, a World Racer?

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Posted by Becky Houston on

Like many others I spent countless hours in the months leading up to the World Race reading blogs, looking at pictures, and watching videos from the field. I eagerly awaited the time that I would openly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ on a daily basis around the world, welcoming new believers ...

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