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Prayer and Fasting

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We have called for a day of fasting and prayer as our fall ministries kick off and as we continue to seek the Lord for His provision of all we need to complete the Planting Joy campaign.Jesus said in Matthew 9.15: "The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they...

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Tags: fasting, prayer

Capital Campaign & Pastoral Search Update

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During the Members' Meeting on May 17, we voted to extend a call for the Associate Pastor of Care & Discipleship to Tim Gosselin with 97% approval. Last night, Tim accepted the call and currently plans to begin his pastoral duties on September 1. We praise God for bringing the Gosselin's to...

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Tags: building, giving, pastor search, planting joy

Introducing a Pastoral Candidate

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A few weeks ago, we posted an update about how God had been leading in the search for an Associate Pastor of Care and Discipleship to join us in equipping the saints at Five Points to continue serving one another so that we all find our joy in Christ alone by the Spirit to the glory of the...

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Tags: candidate, care, discipleship, pastor

Pray for the Pastoral Search

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So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for...

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Tags: discipleship, pastoral search, prayer, shepherding

Our Lament

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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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 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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Praying & Two Wills in God

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During the summer of 2001, I was working as a summer programmer at Camp Barakel. Camp always begins the summer season with two weeks of counselor training, and I will never forget one particular workshop session. We all gathered in the East Side chapel and Dan...

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Tags: god's will, grace, prayer, reformed

He Will Save

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She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.Matthew 1.21 Every Christmas advertisement proclaims to have "the" thing you and your family need this holiday season. The reality, however, is that nothing you buy on this earth...

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Tags: advent

NOEL: Come & See What God Has Done

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This Advent at Five Points, we invite you to come and see what God has done. For some, this is a well known story. One you have heard since before you can remember. For others, this might be the first time you have heard it. Nevertheless, for all of us, there are always new discoveries that...

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Tags: advent, christmas, jesus, savior

Pastor JJ's Philosophy of Ministry

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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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