The NEWSLETTER of Grace Point Baptist Church
Our Vision: To be a loving, inclusive church family worshipping God and extending God's light
NEW TESTAMENT READING MARATHON Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting Security System From Pastor Barnes Weekly Memory Verse GPBC Annual Meeting held Oct. 26 What is God Asking You to Rebuild in Your Life? ALL CHURCH THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER Memory Verse for the Week Deacons Nehemiah Series Upcoming Dates and Events Team Xtreme Outreach
Snowglobes Christmas Concert Dec. 21
Hook and Needle Crew
Hook and Needle Crew Meeting
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Lottie Moon Christmas Cards Lottie Moon Missionary Offering
David Cole The Hildebrand Family Elias Montavlo The Kleyn Family Toya McLean -- Cameroon
Operation Christmas Child Heart for Missions Offering
Christmas Music Practice Schedule Addition
Community Assistance Council Donated Goods Needed for our Church Family
Sunday Service News
Statistics Extended Sessions Sermon Series on Nehemiah Sermon Recordings Available
Thank You from JoAnn O'Dell Thank You from Sal Dasta Thank you Grace Point
New Addresses of Members
Warford Elementary School
Warford Bible Club
Youth Information Children’s Worship Open Gym
What is God Asking You to Rebuild in Your Life?
This past Sunday we saw how Nehemiah and the people in Jerusalem began the project of rebuilding the walls of the city. As we looked at the significance of the rebuilding process we saw that it was so much more than the physical reconstruction of some brick and mortar wall.
What is God asking you to rebuild in your personal life, in your home? Not walls to prevent others from being able to contact you, but walls from which to operate as a Christian from a position of strength and security in the Lord. Knowing who your God is and moving from fear and defeat into a life filled with peace and most importantly a life that God will use for His glory as you lead others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
In Psalm 51, David is praying for forgiveness and crying out to the Lord to cleanse him from his sin after he had committed adultery and murder, looking at verse 18 we see David asking God to build up the walls of Jerusalem; “May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem.” What was David talking about here? The walls of Jerusalem were already built, it was a time of prosperity and power for the nation of Israel. David knew that he had caused the walls to be weakened by his actions, the spiritual walls of his own soul, but also the walls of the security of the nation. David knew that he had sinned against God and as a leader his personal sins would have far reaching effects on the future of the nation. Do you need to do some personal rebuilding today? There is no such thing as personal sin, it always affects those around us. There are always consequences.
Spend time wisely, praying and reading God’s word. As you ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart (Psalm 139:23), repent and allow the Lord to rebuild your personal walls and then begin to join in and be a part of what the Lord is building here at Grace Point and in our community.