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From Pastor Barnes
Growing in Grace and Knowledge
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
What a wonderful celebration we enjoyed together on the seventh of September, as we worshipped together and I was officially installed as the new senior pastor of Grace Point Baptist Church. It was a significant moment in the history of our church, and we were blessed to have so many friends and family sharing the occasion with us.
Eric Spady shared with us from the Word of God, and he charged the church
family to support and encourage our family. Eric then charged me to be unwavering in my commitment to follow the Lord and to preach the Word of God. Utilizing the Word to “correct, rebuke and encourage.”
What a timely message and charge to us as a church and to me as a pastor.
The Lord is leading us on a journey, and the road ahead is going to be strewn with glorious victories and heavy challenges. But we will be undaunted as we
firmly place our feet on the pathway that the Lord has prepared for us to navigate.
Over the next month we will be following a sermon series on the church and focusing on the four foundational pillars of the church.
The first pillar is Worship; we gather together primarily to worship God as we
pray, sing, give and study the Word.
The second Pillar is Discipleship; we grow together as a body as we
disciple one another, spurring one another on in our Christian walk.
The third pillar is Evangelism; the church growth model that Jesus taught us.
And the fourth pillar is Compassion; caring for those in our community who are lost and hurting, desperately in need of a savior.
As we look at these four pillars, we will notice that they all focus outwards and not inwards. Discipleship is the only pillar that tends inwards, and yet the end
goal of discipleship is to equip one another to do the work of the ministry. This is the mark of a missional church - our focus is constantly outwards, and in that
we will see the Lord use us to impact our community and the nations.
I am excited and thrilled to be here at this time, taking this journey with you, and together following our King.