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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

  • Bible 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?   
  • Memory Verse for the Week    
  • Giving Thanks   
  • Deacons   
  • Nehemiah Series   
  • Upcoming Dates and Events   
  • Team Xtreme Outreach   
  • The Hinton Family   
  • W&W Luncheon   
  • CBF Christmas Offering Campaign begins December 7   

    Birthdays
  • November Birthdays   

    Christmas Events
  • 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   

    Missionary Focus
  • David Cole   
  • The Hildebrand Family   
  • Elias Montavlo   
  • The Kleyn Family   
  • Toya McLean -- Cameroon   

    Missions
  • WOM Meeting   

    Music Ministry
  • Christmas Music Practice Schedule Addition   

    Neighborhood Outreach
  • Community Assistance Council   
  • Donated Goods Needed for our Church Family   

    Sunday Service News
  • Statistics    
  • Extended Sessions   
  • Sermon Series on Nehemiah   
  • Sermon Recordings Available   
  • Baptism and Child Dedications Nov. 30   
  • Sunday Message, Nov. 30   

    Thank You
  • Thank You from JoAnn O'Dell   
  • Thank You from Sal Dasta   
  • Thank you Grace Point   

    Update Addresses
  • New Addresses of Members   

    Warford Elementary School
  • Warford Bible Club   

    Youth
  • Youth Information   
  • Children’s Worship    
  • Open Gym    

  • Nehemiah Series

     

    This past Sunday was our final message in the series on Nehemiah. We saw how the Jews experienced revival after the reading of the books of the Law by Ezra, but sadly they were not diligent in their obedience the law. In chapter 13 we read how Nehemiah came back to Jerusalem after a few of years serving King Artaxerxes, and to his dismay the people had turned away from the Law of Moses. They were not following the Sabbath day; they were trading and working on the Sabbath. They had also intermarried with the foreign tribes in the region.

     

    Nehemiah took drastic action. He quickly went about restoring order and bringing the city into alignment with the laws of God. In fact his example of church discipline is one that probably would have him thrown in jail in our society (13:25). Nehemiah was angry because he knew the consequences of the sins of the people would lead to further punishment from God. Nehemiah saw things from a heavenly perspective.

                    So applying this to our lives, how we keep the faith? How do we continue to grow and experience more of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives? Our lives should be a constant growing experience, becoming more like Jesus. If you are not more like Jesus today, than you were a year ago, something is wrong and you need to re-evaluate your walk with the Lord. You see, revivals come and revivals go, but it is up to you to appropriate that to your personal life, you are responsible for how you respond to Jesus’ call (Revelation 3:20).

     

    I want to give you 4 things we need to do to ensure that we encounter God on a daily basis and live in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

    1. Bible – The first is reading and studying the Word of God, make it the priority of your life. This is the Word of God from which we gain our sustenance; it is the sword of the Spirit. Our primary offensive weapon in this world.
    2. Confession – unconfessed sin will prevent you from experience revival and it will also ensure that you remain a spiritual infant. Confess your sins before God, and ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and lead you to repentance.
    3. Community – In this day and age, we hear a lot about community, but true community is rare. Even in our church, community is a goal that is seldom achieved. Connect with other Christians and commit to walking together, encouraging and challenging one another in your personal walk.
    4. Prayer – I cannot stress this enough. Prayer in your own private place, find a place, make it a regular encounter with God every day. And then praying together with other believers. Praying for revival. Worshiping God, thanking the Lord, Confessing our sins and bringing our requests before him. 

     



    News & Happenings

  • Bible Reading Marathon  (read)
  • Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting  (read)
  • Security System  (read)
  • From Pastor Barnes  (read)
  • Weekly Memory Verse  (read)
  • GPBC Annual Meeting held Oct. 26  (read)
  • What is God Asking You to Rebuild in Your Life?  (read)
  • Memory Verse for the Week   (read)
  • Giving Thanks  (read)
  • Deacons  (read)
  • Nehemiah Series  (read)
  • Upcoming Dates and Events  (read)
  • Team Xtreme Outreach  (read)
  • The Hinton Family  (read)
  • W&W Luncheon  (read)
  • CBF Christmas Offering Campaign begins December 7  (read)


    Birthdays
  • November Birthdays  (read)


    Christmas Events
  • Snowglobes Christmas Concert Dec. 21  (read)


    Hook and Needle Crew
  • Hook and Needle Crew Meeting  (read)


    Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Cards  (read)
  • Lottie Moon Missionary Offering  (read)


    Missionary Focus
  • David Cole  (read)
  • The Hildebrand Family  (read)
  • Elias Montavlo  (read)
  • The Kleyn Family  (read)
  • Toya McLean -- Cameroon  (read)


    Missions
  • WOM Meeting  (read)


    Music Ministry
  • Christmas Music Practice Schedule Addition  (read)


    Neighborhood Outreach
  • Community Assistance Council  (read)


  • Neighborhood Outreach

  • Community Assistance Council  (read)
  • Donated Goods Needed for our Church Family  (read)

    Sunday Service News

  • Statistics   (read)
  • Extended Sessions  (read)
  • Sermon Series on Nehemiah  (read)
  • Sermon Recordings Available  (read)
  • Baptism and Child Dedications Nov. 30  (read)
  • Sunday Message, Nov. 30  (read)

    Thank You

  • Thank You from JoAnn O'Dell  (read)
  • Thank You from Sal Dasta  (read)
  • Thank you Grace Point  (read)

    Update Addresses

  • New Addresses of Members  (read)

    Warford Elementary School

  • Warford Bible Club  (read)

    Youth

  • Youth Information  (read)
  • Children’s Worship   (read)
  • Open Gym   (read)