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Planting Joy Update: SOLD!

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

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”?

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

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...

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Theological Famine Relief

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

Missions Team Update

Posted by Debby Schmitt on

I'm often asked about the life of missions here, especially mission conferences.  "Do we have them any more?" "When is our opportunity to meet our missionaries?"  I'm happy to report that the answer is yes and no!  Under the guidance of the elders...

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Tags: missions

GOSPEL-ADVANCING … HALLOWEEN?

Posted by Brett Toney on

As a church that values gospel-centered mission, we desire to be a people who live with intentionality, desiring to commend Christ to whoever we can. Now imagine an opportunity where nearly all of your neighbors are expecting you to knock on their door, and you get to have a chance to talk with...

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Tags: halloween, gospel-centered, mission

LIVING SIMPLY TO RECEIVE MORE

Posted by Brett Toney on

I read a blog post this morning from Randy Alcorn, who seems to always have insightful and helpful things to say about how to view money and the things of this world. In his post, he gives six motivators for living more simply, essentially laying out the logic of why it is more blessed to give...

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Tags: giving, money, alcorn, worship

THE CUP OF DIVINE LOVE NEVER EMPTIES

Posted by JJ Sherwood on

The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips. The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. Psalm 16:4-5 The cruelties and hardships which men endure for their false gods is...

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Tags: worship preparation, spurgeon

NEW BIBLE STUDY HOUR CLASSES BEGINNING

Posted by Mark Kakkuri on

Starting this Sunday, September 7, we have new Bible Study Hour classes (9:30 am) for adults that are starting. Cindy Verner will continue to teach a women's study on the Gospel of John (in Rooms C & D), and Mike Houston, elder, and Eric Leiendecker, deacon, will continue to lead the College...

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Tags: bible study hour, doctrines of grace, calvinism

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