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As we head into this Christmas season, may we be wrecked by the gift that was given to us so long ago. May we see Christmas as a way to give more than we receive. May you be blessed by the time you spend with friends and family. May you experience the peace and joy that only Jesus can give.
I love the words of the Little Drummer Boy.
“I have no gift to bring…that is fit to give a king.”
Those words remind me that when Christ called me to Himself, I gave nothing. I had nothing to offer. I was wicked and in need of a Savior. Jesus saved me. The gift that He gave me is the reason that I have the joy and opportunity to point people to Jesus by sharing the gospel with them.
Hope you are having a great weekend and you are especially excited for our Sunday morning worship gathering tomorrow morning. I cannot wait to meet with my FaithPoint family.
I wanted to thank you again for giving to Westside Elementary. They were very appreciative of the doughnuts and school supplies that we gave them. We want to support them and love them as they pour into kids in our city. We want the staff and teachers know that there is a church in Warner Robins that cares about them and wants them to fall in love with Jesus more than they love the students that go to their school.
If you noticed the title of this post, this is no longer called Letter to FaithPoint. I changed it to FaithPoint News because there is stuff in this post that you really need to know.
So, what can you expect to see coming up at FaithPoint?
- This is the last week of our Proverbs 31 Woman series. It has been a great time and we are excited for how the series is going to end tomorrow.
- Starting next week, we are going to take some sections of Scripture and we are going to spend three weeks in Scriptures that will push us to growth and maturity in Jesus.
- Also starting next week, our first men’s group. This group will meet at 9am at BK beside the Ramada Inn. We are going to see how this goes for the first few months and then we will decide if we need to change the time, location, or day of meeting. I am looking forward to this meeting and am expecting God to do great things in and through the men of FaithPoint.
- Our next series is going to be called We are Family. We are going to talk about FaithPoint and walk through the covenant and doctrinal statement so that we can all be on the same page.
Jesus said that we are supposed to have faith like a child. We are called children of God. We are supposed to have a childlike trust and faith in Jesus.
I want you to jump.
When I dress Luke on his changing table, he likes to stand up after I put his shoes on. He throws his hands up in the air and jumps off. He trusts that I will catch him. He expects that I will catch him.
Some of you need to trust Jesus and build relationships and have the conversations that you know you need to have with the people that God has strategically placed in your life. Take the jump. Invite them to church. Share the gospel with them. Do what you know God has told you to do. Live your life in obedience to God.
Some of you need a church to call home. You have been coming for quite some time and you know that Jesus has called you here. Take the jump. Join FaithPoint and be part of our FaithPoint family.
You are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that you should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
I Love Our Church!
Back in January, we started a sermon series at FaithPoint titled, Build Your Kingdom Here. During this sermon series we did two things:
1. We asked that you would write down 5 names on a 3 x 5 card. You started to pray for the names on your card. We asked you to pray for the people on the card, pray for your relationship with them, pray for God to open the opportunity for you to meet with them and cultivate that relationship, and pray for you that God would prepare you for talking to those people about Jesus.
2. We created a hashtag for FaithPoint’s use on social media. It doesn’t matter if you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+. The hashtag is #codeblueyear. We want you to use this hashtag to share with FaithPoint and the rest of your social network what amazing things Jesus has been showing you this year.
In hospitals, Code Blue is generally called to indicate a patient that requires resuscitation or is in dire need of immediate medical attention.
How does that translate to a hashtag for FaithPoint?
Jesus says in Luke 5:31-32,
Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.
We believe that Jesus is not done working in the Middle Georgia area yet. We are in a city where much needs to be done. We know that there are people that live here that Jesus wants to redeem. He wants to be their Lord, Savior, Redeemer, Shepherd, and King. He will accomplish this through His churches.
Jesus is going to use:
- gospel sharing
- Jesus loving
- Bible obeying
- gospel centered
What can you do?
As you are studying the Bible, as you are engaging with your friends, family, co-workers, as you are praying, as you are sharing the gospel, as you are inviting people into your home, as you are excited about what Jesus is doing – use the hashtag to share with others on your social network channels what Jesus is doing.
We look forward to reading all the posts tagged with #codeblueyear.
Our other tag is #myFaithPoint. We will talk about that one later.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at our Wednesday night gathering.
I love you, FaithPoint!
Hollywood paints a vast landscape. On one hand, you have the wuss, the mama’s boy, the passive nerd who is the target of bullies and jocks and anyone that might feel the least bit intimidated by their knowledge.
On the other hand, you have the Expendables, Rocky, James Bond, the Avengers, Batman. Tough guys who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. If there is a crisis situation, these guys will come in, guns blazing, taking out as many bad guys as possible until the crisis is averted.
Is there a middle ground. Is it possible that a man can be both tough and tender?
Enter: The Dude’s Guide To Manhood. I
n Dude’s Guide, Darrin Patrick wants to point men to Jesus as the ultimate example of what a man is to be like. It is time to put aside excuses. Your past does not define you. Jesus does.
You can be a godly, gospel centered man. You can be the husband and daddy that God has called you to be. You no longer have to be a slave to porn. You can love your wife and kids the way that Jesus has called you to because you are increasingly becoming obedient to what Jesus has called you to.
Men have to take responsibility for their actions, own up to their mistakes, learn when to fight for something they believe in, learn to be strong and not foolish, wise and not stupid.
A Christian man is a forgiven man. A forgiven man lives his life in light of the death and resurrection of Jesus. A forgiven man understands that confession and repentance is necessary. A forgiven man knows his identity as a man is found in Jesus. This book is a wonderful tool to get men back on track to becoming the man that God wants them to be.
This book helps define manliness from a biblical perspective not a worldly one. There is one condition. The reader has to be coachable. If you are already stubborn and pig-headed and act like you don’t need advice or help, then you will not read this book. You do not have it all together. To think so is foolish. You will always be learning, you will always be changing, you will always be in a constant state of progressing in sanctification. You will constantly be conforming to the image of Jesus. Dude’s Guide is a manual to help walk you through this journey of becoming the gospel-centered man that hates what Jesus hates and loves what Jesus loves.
Beards are optional.
You can buy The Dude’s Guide To Manhood here.
Today, I am happy to bring you a guest post by my friend, Pastor Jeremy Lundmark. Jeremy is the pastor of Community Baptist Church. He lives with his wife, Alison and their kids in Apalachin, New York. He is a husband, daddy, pastor, and author. You can connect with Jeremy:
on Facebook: Jeremy Lundmark
on Twitter: @JeremyLundmark
or follow him on his blog at Theology and Life.
For this special #Furyfragment I wanted to give Pastor Jimmy Proulx’s readers something that is very near to my heart. The Fury of God is not just a secondary theological concern. It strikes at the very heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In order to demonstrate the essential nature of this theological truth, I take readers to a ceremony that should be a regular part of every believer’s worship: The Lord’s Supper. In many churches the Lord’s Table is observed once a month as a regular reminder of what Jesus Christ did on the cross. It is a ceremony of remembrance, of communion, and of promise as we look ahead to Christ’s return.
In Chapter 10 of The Fury Of God, A Tale of Two Cups, I ask readers to sit down with me at the Lord’s table, and consider the cup of the Lord’s table a little more deeply.
When I was a kid, I loved to mix soda. Whenever our family
went out to eat at a restaurant that had soda dispensers, I would
take my cup and add a little bit of every single brand of soda. As I
did this, I always tried to get an equal amount of each soda to get
the perfect, balanced, mix. When Jesus Christ went to the cross,
both the cup of God’s blessing and the cup of His wrath were
mixed into one person. On the cross, Jesus drank the cup of the
wrath of God for His people, those whom the Father had given
Him, and those who would ultimately receive Him. Furthermore,
He also poured out the cup of God’s blessing onto those same
people. These two cups are ultimately symbolized in the cup
of the Lord’s Table. The Apostle Paul tells us that the two cups
become one cup of blessing and communion:
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the
communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we
break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For
we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all
partake of that one bread. ~1 Corinthians 10:16,17 (NKJV)
When we, as believers in Christ, join together to participate
in the Lord’s supper we all drink from the cup as commanded by
our Lord. It is interesting to me that the story of Jesus’ anguish
over the cup of God’s wrath in the Garden of Gethsemane is
directly preceded in Luke 22 by these familiar words of Jesus:
And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave
it to them, saying, This is My body which is given for
you; do this in remembrance of Me. Likewise He also
took the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new
covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. (NKJV)
The cup symbolizes the wrath of God that was transferred,
or imputed, to Christ, from those who believe. It stands as a
bitter reminder of the depth of our wickedness, the severity
of the cost of our sin, and the high price that Jesus paid on our
behalf when He died in our place.
The cup also represents the blessing that has been poured
out on all who believe. In the cup of the Lord’s Table, we see
Christ becoming the fulfillment of the blessings mentioned in the
Psalms. For believers in Christ, Jesus is the cup of our salvation.
Further, it is because of Christ and Christ alone, that our cup
runs completely over. All believers can say that in Christ they
are more than satisfied. We who are in Christ have more than
we could have expected, and most certainly more than we ever
This #FuryFragment was taken from Chapter 10 of The Fury of God. To order the book visit www.FuryOfGod.com, Westbow Press, major book retailer website, or visit your local bookstore and ask for The Fury of God.
This is a video by Paul Tripp. The thing that grabbed me the most is when he says that we are in a war. We do not live in peacetime. We must preach the gospel to ourselves. We live in a fallen world. It does not operate the way that it is supposed to. Every day, we have a very present need for the gospel in our lives. May we never forget that.