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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   
  • Extended Sessions   
  • Wednesday Night Suppers Schedule   
  • Forerunner School   
  • Opportunities for Service   
  • September Birthdays   
  • Athol Barnes Elected Senior Pastor   
  • Women's Ministries at Grace Point   
  • Extended Session Workers   
  • Election Day Ministry   
  • Backsnack Ministry 2014-2015 School Year   
  • August Birthdays   
  • New Senior Pastor   
  • Forerunner Christian Academy   
  • Athol Barnes Ordination   
  • Missouri Baptist Children’s Home   
  • From Pastor Athol Barnes   
  • Apple Festival   
  • Grace Point Grizzlies Finish Third!   
  • It’s all New—tile, sinks, roads!   
  • Get the Word Out   
  • Office Closing   
  • Power of the Holy Spirit   

    Community Assistance Council
  • Community Assistance Council   

    Pastor Search
  • Church Profile   

    Prayer Requests
  • Prayer for Upcoming School Year   

    Thank You Grace Point
  • Thank You, Grace Point   
  • Thank You   

    The Hook and Needle Crew
  • Hook and Needle Crew Meeting   

    Warford Elementary School
  • Warford Backsnack Ministry   

    Widows & Widowers
  • Widows & Widowers Luncheon   
  • WW Luncheon   

    Women on Missions
  • WOM Project   

    Youth
  • Youth Information   
  • Youth - Back to School Party   

  • 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



    Grace Point Snapshot

    Grace Point Church is a loving, inclusive church family intent on worshiping God and extending God's light.
     

    News & Happenings

  • Statistics  .. (read)
  • Offering Envelope .. (read)
  • Praise Team .. (read)
  • New Address .. (read)
  • Extended Sessions .. (read)
  • Wednesday Night S .. (read)
  • Forerunner School .. (read)
  • Opportunities for .. (read)
  • September Birthda .. (read)
  • Athol Barnes Elec .. (read)
  • Women's Ministrie .. (read)
  • Extended Session  .. (read)
  • Election Day Mini .. (read)
  • Backsnack Ministr .. (read)
  • August Birthdays .. (read)
  • New Senior Pastor .. (read)
  • Forerunner Christ .. (read)
  • Athol Barnes Ordi .. (read)
  • Missouri Baptist  .. (read)
  • From Pastor Athol .. (read)
  • Apple Festival .. (read)
  • Grace Point Grizz .. (read)
  • It’s all New— .. (read)
  • Get the Word Out .. (read)
  • Office Closing .. (read)
  • Power of the Holy .. (read)

    Community Assistance Council

  • Community Assista .. (read)

    Pastor Search

  • Church Profile .. (read)

    Prayer Requests

  • Prayer for Upcomi .. (read)

    Thank You Grace Point

  • Thank You, Grace  .. (read)
  • Thank You .. (read)

    The Hook and Needle Crew

  • Hook and Needle C .. (read)

    Warford Elementary School

  • Warford Backsnack .. (read)

    Widows & Widowers

  • Widows & Widowers .. (read)
  • WW Luncheon .. (read)

    Women on Missions

  • WOM Project .. (read)

    Youth

  • Youth Information .. (read)
  • Youth - Back to S .. (read)
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    Contact Info

    Grace Point Baptist Church
    10415 Chestnut Drive
    Kansas City, MO  64137
    (816) 761-4342 (Office)
    (816) 765-5433 (Fax)
    info@gracepointbaptistchurch.com