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Pray for the Pastoral Search

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

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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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

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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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

 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 Barnett, ...

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Praying & Two Wills in God

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

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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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

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 await ...

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Tags: advent, christmas, jesus, savior

Pastor JJ's Philosophy of Ministry

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

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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Call Upon Me

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“Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” —Psalm 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble. Oh blessed verse! Is this then true sacrifice? Is it an offering to ask an alms of heaven? It is even so. The King himself so regards it. For ...

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Tags: prayer, spurgeon, trial, trouble, psalm 50

Wait for the Lord

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“Wait for the Lord;be strong, and let your heart take courage;wait for the Lord!”Psalm 27:14 Conscious of his own weakness, David addresses himself (the verb is singular), and seeks to encourage his confidence in God. The word wait suggests that there are further trials still to come, ...

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Tags: psalm 27, wait, trials, weakness, confidence, strength, calvin

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

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