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Building & Capital Campaign Update

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Psalm 90:10 reads, “The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.” Because of how relatively brief and toilsome our lives really are, we ought all the more strive by faith to be ...

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Tags: building, capital campaign, dwelling, joy

Redeem Marriage Seminar Resources

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Posted by Brett Toney on

This past November, we hosted Pastor Robert & Karen Cheong for a weekend seminar titled "Redeem Marriage." It was a fruitful and practical discussion of how the gospel shapes and changes how we relate to our spouses. If you weren't able to join us for the seminar or want to review what the ...

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Tags: marriage, redemption, seminar, cheong

Memorize Philippians

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Posted by Brett Toney on

We're a few weeks into 2017 and hopefully you're still going strong in your Bible reading plan. (If you've fallen off the wagon, there's grace. Pick up where you left off.) But we're kicking off our Bible memory plan for the year this Sunday. In previous years, our "Hidden Treasure" Bible memory ...

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Tags: bible memory, missions, philippians

Thanksgiving is for Mission

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Posted by Brett Toney on

When King David brought the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem and placed it in a new tabernacle, he called for a national day of thanksgiving. Sacrifices were made, a feast was had, songs were sung, and gratitude was expressed. David wrote a special song for the occasion and gave it to his worship ...

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Tags: gratitude, mission, praise, thanksgiving, worship

Praying for Our Nation

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Posted by Brett Toney on

As we set time aside today to pray ahead of tomorrow’s election, consider using this as a guide for your time of praying. This guide is structured to facilitate an hour of prayer, taking ten minutes for each section. We'd love to have you join us in prayer from 9am-4pm at the church today or ...

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Tags: government, politics, prayer

Holding the Ropes

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Prior to his departure, William Carey, missionary to India and the “father of modern missions,” told the leader of his newly founded missions organization, “Well, I will go down, if you will hold the rope.” The idea Carey was getting at was that a significant part of ...

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Tags: communication, missionary care, sending

Anniversary Video

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Posted by Brett Toney on

On Sunday, July 31, we came together to give thanks to God for his faithfulness for the seventy-five years Five Points has gathered as a church here on our corner (one of the five points of the old intersection). As part of that time together, we watched the below video made by John Irvine. If ...

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Tags: gratitude, history, 75th anniversary

Members' Meeting Recap (5/18)

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Posted by Brett Toney on

At our members' meeting last night, we covered a number of topics. We received the following fifteen people into covenant membership: Mark & Janet Roth Eugene & Darcy Mazza Julia Morin Allison Cowan Mitchell & Carrie Nees Tim Bryson Eric Goble Aldo & Alejandra Castro Zsophie ...

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Theological Famine Relief Update

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Posted by Brett Toney on

In 2014, we set up a fund for designated giving that would be used for helping bring relief to the theological famine of the Global South—approximately 85% of the 2.2 million evangelical churches in the world are led by pastors who lack sufficient training. Organizations like the ...

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Tags: books, missions, theological famine relief

Good Friday Fasting

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Join us in setting aside Friday of this week for prayer and fasting as we prepare to reflect together on the death of Jesus on behalf of sinners. We will break the fast together at the Good Friday service (7pm) by partaking of the Lord's Table. If you are unable to fast from food for the day, ...

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