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Bob Jones

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I Love My Church

Being a Pastor is a privilege...I’ve done it for 33 years now. Its my life. Pastoring is not leadership. You can be a pastor without being a leader. It took me about 6 months into ministry to figure that out. Leaders help bring about change. My first change in ministry was to make a change in how youth ministry was being done. (Up until that time the first 6 months had been good. I was pastoring and made no changes. I thought I was doing great.) Then our volunteer youth leader, who did not like the change, called a Board member to complain about me and rallied up the rest of the youth group to resist the change. So I…
Bob Jones
April 13, 2013
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Carnation Coronation

At North Pointe’s Good Friday service, everyone was given a carnation. The carnation is one of the world's oldest cultivated flowers. Its name derives from "coronation" for the floral garlands that were fashioned for ancient Greek ceremonial events. Carnations are, “The Flower of God.” Carnations come in a variety of colours and each one has an associated meaning. Light red carnations are often used to convey admiration. Dark red is an expression of love. White carnations are associated with purity. Pink carnations are often given as a sign of gratitude. As an act of worship, each person took their carnation and attached it to a rugged wooden cross. The carnations served as a coronation – honouring Jesus as Victor, King…
Bob Jones
March 29, 2013
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Resurrection Road

Easter weekend is a perfect time to experience “the true grace of God.” North Pointe’s church family has been reading, studying, memorizing and being challenged by the Holy Spirit through the New Testament book, 1st Peter. It can feel like a “deep” book to get into. Every paragraph is saturated with layers of theological terms and Old Testament throwbacks. However, its also an inspiring, grace-filled book when you take it at face value. It was written to people whose worlds were being rocked because of their commitment to Jesus of Nazareth. They were persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and executed just for being Christians. Peter encourages his readers to choose the “resurrection road.” To follow the example of Jesus when he faced…
Bob Jones
March 28, 2013
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The Monk and the Merchant

The “Monk and the Merchant” is a modern parable written by Terry Felber. In God’s economy, a businessperson’s occupation is holy. It is their ministry. From a “merchant’s” business, “monks” can be supported. Excellent life and financial principles presented: 1. Work hard and God will prosper you. 2. Financial prosperity is connected to soul prosperity. 3. A man must do whatever he can to provide for his family. 4. Trials develop your character, preparing you for increased blessings. 5. Take responsibility for problems that are the result of your own bad decisions. 6. See challenges as stepping stones, not as obstacles. 7. Be meek before God, but bold before men. 8. Loaning money destroys relationships. 9. Live debt free and…
Bob Jones
March 22, 2013
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The World is Watching…Are You?

“The world is watching right now and we are incredibly humbled by the reaction to the series. Ultimately The Bible will be seen and felt by billions around the globe.” History Channel’s venture in presenting the Bible has attracted one of the largest audiences in their history. Are you watching? The series has its detractors. Trying to condense 4,300 years of history into a 10-part series is bound to leave a few gaps. Some depictions are intense and violent. However, this is a series that lets God be God. God is seen inspiring faith, directing individuals, and guiding the events of history toward the completion of His work of salvation through Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death and Resurrection. I couldn’t count…
Bob Jones
March 19, 2013
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WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHY

It was one of those requests you can't forget. A young couple's 6 month-old son died of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). He was their only child. Would you please come over? The living room was full of family members when I arrived. Tears flowed freely. Can you help us? WHY? Their worst nightmare was visited by a recurring question, "WHY?" * An elementary-aged student, on his way to a happy day at school, stepped off a curb into an intersection. He never saw the bus. His too young life was over. "WHY?" * A young woman, driving home after a wonderful evening with friends, was broad-sided by a drunk driver. Her parents would never hear one more "I love…
Bob Jones
March 7, 2013
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The Bible

The Bible is cool. The History Channel on 3:3:13 will be the hot place to see the Bible come alive in HD.  Who better to bring it to life than TV’s favourite angel, Roma Downey and her husband of “The Apprentice” fame, Mark Burnett. If Burnett could make, “You’re fired!” a household catch-phrase, there may be hope that interest in the Bible will catch on in households and hearts across North America because of this series. “The Bible,” a ten-part series, has been four years in the making and a personal passion for Downey and Burnett.  Why? They said their faith is central to their lives and they took the responsibility of telling the Bible’s stories seriously. "We believe the…
Bob Jones
February 28, 2013
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Family Day 2013

How did you spend Family Day? The Family Day holiday was first celebrated in Alberta in 1990. Way to go Alberta! The Premier of the day, Don Getty, said it was important for all Albertans to take time for their families and this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values. Our family spent today apart, in different parts of the country, but we were living out the Jones family values. My wife Jocelyn, was in Nova Scotia (where there is no Family day holiday...yet). She is there for a month caring for her elderly mum who had just had hip replacement surgery. “Going home,” for adult children is always an “interesting experience” because no matter how old you are,…
Bob Jones
February 18, 2013
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Liftoff!

North Pointe is pleased to announce the launch of our new website! New look...new features. Our website serves to inform and inspire. Refer people you want to invite to North Pointe to check out the site before they check out our church. There is a helpful video that walks people through what, where and when things happen on Sundays at North Pointe. Go to the website today. We'd love your feedback on what you like best. Email us at info@northpointechurch.ca or leave a reply. And let your friends know about North Pointe. Thank you!
Bob Jones
February 11, 2013
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Open my Eyes

Who do you see? Hindsight is perfect. Foresight is profound. 20:20 sight is preferred. Insight is priceless. A person doesn't require natural sight to have supernatural insight. Ask the Lord to, "Open my eyes to see." To see the potential in me, and the possibilities in others around me. John 4:7-26 is the longest recorded conversation that Jesus had with anyone in the New Testament. His interaction is a model for us. Jesus knew his potential - he knew who he was and that made him secure. Insecurity breeds fear and makes us judgmental. When you are secure, God can give you insight into others. Insight frees us to accept others just as they are, without judgment and with understanding.…
Bob Jones
January 28, 2013