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The NEWSLETTER of Grace Point Baptist Church

Our Vision: To be a loving, inclusive church family worshipping God and extending God's light




Articles

  • Statistics    
  • Offering Envelopes   
  • Praise Team   
  • New Address for Emmaly Bottcher   
  • Opportunities for Service   
  • September Birthdays   
  • Athol Barnes Elected Senior Pastor   
  • Women's Ministries at Grace Point   
  • Extended Session Workers   
  • Backsnack Ministry 2014-2015 School Year   
  • New Senior Pastor   
  • Forerunner Christian Academy   
  • From Pastor Athol Barnes   
  • Grace Point Grizzlies Finish Third!   
  • Power of the Holy Spirit   
  • New Staff   
  • Deacon and Deacon Families for the Week   
  • Donated Goods Needed for our Church Family   
  • New Addresses of Members   
  • Extended Sessions   
  • Open Gym   
  • New Security System   

    Community Assistance Council
  • Community Assistance Council   
  • CAC Fundraiser   

    Pastor Search
  • Church Profile   

    Scriptures
  • Know God   

    Sunday's Message
  • Sunday Message Sept 21   

    Thank you from Grace Point
  • Special Thanks to Eugene Rogers   

    Thank You Grace Point
  • Thank You, Grace Point   
  • Thank you from Ann Jackson   

    The Hook and Needle Crew
  • Hook and Needle Crew Meeting   

    Warford Elementary School
  • Warford Bible Club   

    Widows & Widowers
  • Widows & Widowers Luncheon   

    Women on Missions
  • WOM Project   

    Youth
  • Needed for Preschool   
  • Youth Information   
  • Youth Sunday, August 31   
  • Children’s Worship    

  • From Pastor Athol Barnes

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    Growing in Grace and Knowledge

     

    "17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. 18

     

    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2 Peter 3 NIV)."

     

    Are you growing?

     

    As Christians we are either moving forward or we are sliding backwards. The colloquial term "doldrums" comes from the nautical expression used to describe the phenomenon that occurs in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans near the Equator. In this location sail-powered ships can be trapped for days or even weeks without the aid of wind. In the era of wind-powered vessels, the doldrums were feared and could be fatal on occasions. The Webster dictionary gives the meaning of the doldrums as: "a state or period in which there is no activity or improvement."

    As Christians we need to avoid at all costs the temptation to lower our sails and rest on the past ex-periences that we have had in Christ. We need to be-ware of the spiritual doldrums. What may seem as a period of rest after a busy season may well become a period of stagnation that leads to spiritual death. Peter exhorts his readers, in the verses mentioned above, to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior. His exhortation followed the warning to stand firm in their faith and not to allow themselves to be misled by those who were outside of the Body of Christ.

    We have just completed a busy and exciting season of establishing new bylaws and searching for a new pastor. It would be easy to sit back and think that the church will be able to run on "auto pilot" for a while. But now it is more important than ever before to raise our sails and allow the wind of the Holy Spirit to take us to the next destination that the Lord has for us.

    This new journey will take us on some unfamiliar pathways that will cause us to go through a period of learning and stretching. As we pray and ask the Lord to lead and guide us, may we embrace every oppor-tunity to grow in our faith.

     

    —- Athol Barnes



    News & Happenings

  • Statistics   (read)
  • Offering Envelopes  (read)
  • Praise Team  (read)
  • New Address for Emmaly Bottcher  (read)
  • Opportunities for Service  (read)
  • September Birthdays  (read)
  • Athol Barnes Elected Senior Pastor  (read)
  • Women's Ministries at Grace Point  (read)
  • Extended Session Workers  (read)
  • Backsnack Ministry 2014-2015 School Year  (read)
  • New Senior Pastor  (read)
  • Forerunner Christian Academy  (read)
  • From Pastor Athol Barnes  (read)
  • Grace Point Grizzlies Finish Third!  (read)
  • Power of the Holy Spirit  (read)
  • New Staff  (read)
  • Deacon and Deacon Families for the Week  (read)
  • Donated Goods Needed for our Church Family  (read)
  • New Addresses of Members  (read)
  • Extended Sessions  (read)
  • Open Gym  (read)
  • New Security System  (read)


    Community Assistance Council
  • Community Assistance Council  (read)
  • CAC Fundraiser  (read)


    Pastor Search
  • Church Profile  (read)


    Scriptures
  • Know God  (read)


  • Scriptures

  • Know God  (read)

    Sunday's Message

  • Sunday Message Sept 21  (read)

    Thank you from Grace Point

  • Special Thanks to Eugene Rogers  (read)

    Thank You Grace Point

  • Thank You, Grace Point  (read)
  • Thank you from Ann Jackson  (read)

    The Hook and Needle Crew

  • Hook and Needle Crew Meeting  (read)

    Warford Elementary School

  • Warford Bible Club  (read)

    Widows & Widowers

  • Widows & Widowers Luncheon  (read)

    Women on Missions

  • WOM Project  (read)

    Youth

  • Needed for Preschool  (read)
  • Youth Information  (read)
  • Youth Sunday, August 31  (read)
  • Children’s Worship   (read)