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Bob Jones

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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
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FAITH, HOPE AND JOY

"Faith, hope and joy to you." These are the words I write on the dedication page of each copy of the book Ornament. They aren't offered lightly. The words are tested and true. Kristen Fersovitch a thirty-year old wife, and mother of three boys under five, facing inoperable cancer, showed me over and over again how powerful the words are. Even in death they ring true. GREEN BALLOONS AND HOPE Kristen passed away on October 4, 2013 after a two year battle with cancer. The day after Kristen’s funeral I accompanied her body with John Davediuk from Serenity Funeral Services, to Garth Evangelical Cemetery - a small, countryside, cemetery. In preparation for the graveside service three green-coloured, star-shaped balloons had…
Bob Jones
January 14, 2013
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2013 One Word

Do you have your One Word for 2013? My word is "Intrepid." It means "resolutely courageous; fearless; daring; bold." It picked me in December during preparation for the our focus at North Pointe. Maybe a word has already risen to the surface for you. Or perhaps as you have prayed you developed a list of possibilities and aren’t sure which to choose. Or maybe you haven’t even begun to think about it yet. Wherever you are in the process, here are some helpful things to consider when choosing your One Word: 1. Focus on being rather than doing. Pray about who the Lord wants you to be, and choose a word that will help you become that. Different than resolutions,…
Bob Jones
January 11, 2013
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One Word

Its that time of year for…resolutions. “2013 will be different.” I will (FILL IN THE BLANK) “lose weight; watch less TV; read the Bible more; make more money; waste less time; pray more; be more organized.” Our spirits may be willing but our flesh is mush. What can make a difference? Not more will power, because a lack of will power is not a character flaw. Focus is the key to allowing the Lord to help you become more of the person He wants you to be. What is one word that sums up who you believe the Lord wants you to be or how He wants to live in 2013; one word that you can focus on every day,…
Bob Jones
January 7, 2013
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AWAKEN TO WHAT GOD IS UP TO

Where do sunrises fit on your scale of enjoyment? Some of the most searched images in Google are for "sunrise." Are you one of those people who've never seen the sun rise other than in someone else's photos? Like a sunrise to sleepy heads, God's work may only be seen through someone else's experience. Don't miss out...Romans 13:11 alarms, “Be up and AWAKE to what God is doing.” What Is God Up To? 1. He is working on who you are. Your identity plays a pivotal role in how you deal with life. As a Christian, your identity is not based on what has been DONE TO you, but on what Jesus has DONE FOR you. Your past cannot be…
Bob Jones
January 7, 2013
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20,000 DAYS AND COUNTING

On the 20,000th day of his life, Robert D. Smith decided to change the way he measured his life. He spent the next 48 hours planning his next 20,000 days—and walked away with life-changing information. His book, 20,000 Days is a crash course for mastering your life. Recognizing life is short and needs to be lived intentionally leads to a whole new future because today takes on whole new meaning. 5 "I Will's For Today 1. I will gain critical wisdom. 2. I will be pushed to maximize my relationships. 3. I will dedicate 100% of my life to God. 4. I will possess a crystal clear vision for my life. 5. I will realize life’s true value. 7 Questions…
Bob Jones
December 22, 2012
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The One About Ornaments

A guest post about Christmas from Cindy Glubish. Chris and I started a tradition our very first Christmas together where we would exchange ornaments. Not just any ol’ ornament, but an ornament that held a special memory or inside joke pertaining to something that had happened to us that year. Some ornaments hold funny stories. Some ornaments are serious, like, ‘First Christmas Together,’ or, ‘Our First Home,’ or, ‘Baby’s First Christmas,’ or, ‘World’s Best Dad.’ And some ornaments are downright cheesy. The point is… they all mean something. I realized my life is like a tree. The trials I endure and the blessings I receive are my ornaments. Read the full article on Cindy's blog.
Bob Jones
December 20, 2012
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First Love

Guest post from Kathy Brown sharing her Christmas story. “When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.” Luke 2:17-18 It has been a very tough year. Very rewarding in many ways, but also disappointing in many other ways. I’ve made new friends, heard a lot of music, traveled and worked with a world class orchestra, bonded with my niece, served at my church a little bit, took several seminary courses among other things. On the other hand, I haven’t had sufficient employment in over a year, my house is out of order, my devotions have slipped,…
Bob Jones
December 18, 2012
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The Eyes of a Child

Life through the eyes of a child is awesome. Sunday night I got to sit beside my granddaughter Quinn (18 months) as we experienced the Singing Christmas Tree together. She was enthralled and I had fun watching her. When the Tree lights exploded in colour and the orchestra launched into their first piece and the projection screens came alive with the faces of the choir, Quinn had no idea where to look first. Back and forth from screen to platform to screen, taking it all in. When Michelle Buchynski sang, Quinn sang along with her. When Mannie Fonte led the choir and orchestra with his baton, she followed along with her hand. When the dancing Santas came down the aisles,…
Bob Jones
December 11, 2012