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Rethinking Our Rhythms

Posted by JJ Sherwood on

Our lives and our world underwent dramatic change the past week. We’ve had to reimagine our weekly rhythms, figure out how to work remotely or what to do if we no longer have a job, learn how to partner with schools for online learning, and the list goes on. But times of change are also...

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Tags: discipleship, distraction, home worship

Rooted Parent Update and Policy / Procedure Reminder

Posted by Jim Gardner on

Greetings Rooted Parents! Thank you for your participation in Rooted - Children’s Ministry of Five Points Community Church!  It is our sincere hope and prayer that Rooted is used to assist parents in teaching the truth of the gospel to their children in a nurturing and safe...

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Tags: children, parents, news/updates

Pursuing Joy in 2016

Posted by Brett Toney on

At our members meeting last week, Dick Mills introduced the 2016 budget the elders will be recommending the congregation approve on December 13. I wanted to provide a little more info about what we are thinking for 2016 and how that is expressed in the budget. The total figure we are...

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Tags: budget, counseling, discipleship, mission, pursuing joy

Wielding Weapons for our Children's Joy

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

“Today, a frightening number of kids are growing up in churches and Christian homes without ever being captured by the gospel of Jesus … They look back and realize that they learned much about Christian behavior and churchy experiences, but whatever they learned about Jesus...

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Why Pursue a Fourth Pastor?

Posted by Brett Toney on

As mentioned in an earlier post, the elders will be bringing a recommendation at Sunday’s Members’ Meeting to approve an increase in our annual budget to allow for us to pursue a fourth pastor to serve at Five Points. Here are four reasons that have informed the elders&rsquo...

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Tags: discipleship, job descriptions, spreading

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

Reorienting Resurrection Realities

Posted by Brett Toney on

As we prepare our hearts this week for the sorrow of Good Friday and victorious exuberance of Resurrection Sunday, it is good for us to see the connection of that sorrow and joy with our call to gospel-centered mission. Writing for The Gospel Coalition, Steven Lee hits the nail on the...

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As We Forgive Our Debtors

Posted by JJ Sherwood on

“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Matthew 6:12 Forgive us our debts: In Matthew, sins are called debts, because they expose us to condemnation at the tribunal of God, and make us debtors; nay more, they alienate us entirely from God, so that...

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Tags: worship preparation

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

Death, Cancer, Sin & that Glorious Day

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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