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Fighting for Joy through Devotional Time

Isaiah 55:1-3a
“Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
    and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
    listen, that you may live.”

This year as a church, we’ve been focusing on joy. So I am a little embarrassed to admit that also this year, I’ve struggled to feel joyful. Instead, the circumstances in my life in the last few months have brought out more shame, insecurity, and sin that needs to be weeded out. And anxiety and depression feel like deep waters always on the brink of bursting through a weary, old dam. Continue reading Fighting for Joy through Devotional Time

Proverbs: Wisdom and the Tongue

This morning, our lead pastor Nic Gibson spoke about the impact of wisdom on the power of the tongue. Here are the verses and the lists referenced in the service. Let’s pray for God to convict us when we use our words for harm – and to empower us to use our words for giving life.

What Proverbs says about wisdom and the tongue:

(18:7) A fool’s mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

(29:20) Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

(18:13) He who answers before listening – that is his folly and his shame. Continue reading Proverbs: Wisdom and the Tongue

2016 Dominican Republic Team Updates!

We have two teams going to our partner community, El Amirante, in the Dominican Republic this summer – an adult team and a student team. Here’s what the adult team has been up to! Check back here for updates throughout the week.

Day 1 Blog about our arrival in Santo Domingo, June 25, 2016

Day 2 Blog about worship and community reception, June 26, 2016

Day 3 Blog about foot-washing, Physical Therapy, laying the proper foundation, June 27, 2016

Day 4 Blog about home visits, VBS, construction progress, concert June 28, 2016

Day 5, Blog about construction, home visits, VBS, Teen BS, June 29, 2016

Day 6 Blog about marriage proposal, baseball, library and more

Further Study on 1 John 5:4-21

On Sunday, Pastor Nic lead us through the last sermon in the 1 John series, Secure Standing. We looked at a few verses that are considered some of the most difficult to interpret in the New Testament.

D.A. Carson preached a sermon on 1 John 5:4-21 that will further clarify the truth in this passage. You can download his sermon here!

 

Recommended Reading: Onward by Russell Moore

BH-Onward_ShareSquares19-300x300In the sermon on Sunday, Pastor Lloyd mentioned that the High Point Church staff are reading a book together about the strangeness of Christianity. We would love for you to join us. The book is Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Russell Moore. We hope this book will equip and encourage anyone who reads it to engage our city with the Gospel.

Continue reading Recommended Reading: Onward by Russell Moore

2015 Dominican Republic Team Updates

DR Team

High Point Church has a partnership through Hands of Hope with the community of El Amirante in the Dominican Republic. This year we had two teams that went – an adult team and a student team. Check out the updates from each day!

Team 1 Updates

July 14: Our arrival in Santo Domingo

July 15: Home visits, medical clinic, construction, community reception

July 16: Home visits, education, VBS, constructing bathrooms

July 17: Prodigal Son & Elder Brother, homes, hugs, happiness

July 18: Foot-washing, community tour, mentoring

July 19-20: We’re heading home from the DR, so what happened in us, what happens next

Team 2 Updates 

July 22: Day 1

July 23: Day 2

July 24: Day 3

July 25: Day 4