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Death, Cancer, Sin & that Glorious Day

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Posted by Brett Toney on

This past Sunday I taught on Psalm 46. It was a fitting cap to the previous week—grieving with hope at the loss of Becca, spending time with my mother-in-law as she starts chemo, attending a conference for pastors on the necessity of mortifying sin. It was a week of strained emotions and ...

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Building Update & New Pastor

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Please join us for our next Members’ Meeting on Sunday, February 22, at 5pm. During the meeting, learn the latest news about the Planting Joy building project and covenant members will have the opportunity to vote on a new pastoral position. New Pastoral Position Mentioned at our ...

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Grieving Not Without Hope

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

It is with broken hearts that the elders of Five Points have to let you know that Becca Prange passed into glory this evening. We do not grieve as those without hope as we know Becca was immediately in the presence of her Savior and swimming in the ocean of God's love. Please pray tonight and ...

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Tags: prayer, pranges, pray4becca

In God We Trust

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

God was David’s salvation and the strength of his life, as it was by his help that he felt himself safe, and free from the terrors of death. Certainly we find that all our fears arise from this source, that we are too anxious about our life, while we acknowledge not that God is its ...

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The Things of Earth

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Posted by Brett Toney on

As we come out of the din of Christmas flurry and reflect on another year for the books, we should ask ourselves why God gives us so much stuff. In The Things of Earth, Joe Rigney helps us in thinking through this. Why did [God] make a world for his own glory in Christ and then fill it to the ...

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Tags: worship preparation

Planting Joy Update: SOLD!

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Posted by Brett Toney on

An artistic rendering of what the building for our new neighbors, First & Main, will look like.

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Tags: news, planting joy, buildings

Wash Her With the WORD

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Husbands are called to imitate Jesus in relating to their wives (Ephesians 5:25). We are to provide and protect our wives physically and spiritually. One way in particular that is done is by “the washing of water with the word” (v.26)—bathing your wife in the Word of God. Pray ...

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Tags: bible study, marriage, women's bible study

What Do We Mean “Gospel-Centered”?

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Posted by Brett Toney on

At Five Points, we value gospel-centered worship, community, service, and mission. What do we mean by "gospel-centered"? John Piper articulates well what we're talking about in our "gospel-centered" values in a sermon he preached this past Sunday: You can hear more about our ...

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Tags: values, gospel-centered, worship, service, community, mission

Puritan Work Available Free Online

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Posted by Mark Kakkuri on

In my ongoing work with Don Kistler and The Northampton Press, I've offered to put one of the finished, edited, but yet un-printed Northampton books into blog form. Check out The Man of God Blog which features several posts -- a start of what I hope will eventually be dozens of book ...

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Theological Famine Relief

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Posted by Brett Toney on

The Famine This past summer I had the opportunity to travel to Cameroon again to teach at a seminary. I walked away with an increased burden to see pastors better equipped to faithfully teach and preach the Word. That’s the main reason I feel compelled to have an ongoing partnership with ...

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Tags: missions, giving, theological famine relief

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