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Jones Bob

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SCIENCE IS A WAY OF ADMIRING GOD

For thousands of years the curious and the romantic have studied the night sky and wondered if anything else is out there. Four centuries ago Galileo Galilie answered the question of the ages. He trained a telescope on the heavens and saw objects that no other person had ever seen: hundreds of stars, mountains on the Moon, satellites of Jupiter. Since then we've found planets around other stars, one hundred billion stars in our galaxy, and hundreds of billions of galaxies beyond our own. The 4% Universe According to physicists most of the Universe is still to be discovered. In 2010, Richard Panek, a journalist not a physicist, summed up what he gleaned from physicists by saying, “only 4 percent…
Jones Bob
July 7, 2012
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Hold On

Here's a good news story for you. CTV interviewed Kristen Fersovitch on June 28th, about her singing and recording. Continue to pray for Kristen and Mike and pass the word along to focus prayer on healing for her.  Join the "Breakfast Club" - a group of people who are fasting and praying from 12AM - 12PM any day of the week for Kristen and others.  Send a note to info@northpointechurch.ca.
Jones Bob
June 29, 2012
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A Day in Kristen’s Life

One snapshot of a day in Kristen Fersovitch's life - June 22, 2012. When I read her posts or talked to her, my prayer was, "Lord make her body as healthy as her spirit." Insight into what Kristen needed us to pray for. You probably know someone like Kristen who is going through a battle. You are supporting them and praying for them. You can find inspiration in the book "Ornament" - a legacy of Kristen's faith, joy and hope. Purchase it here.
Jones Bob
June 22, 2012
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It Takes a Team

The last page of Sports Illustrated is the first page I always turn to. Often there is "a human interest" story. The June 4th issue had one such story about a girl named Jaclyn. At the age of 9 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Now at the age of 17, she credits her survival to the Women's lacrose team at Northwestern University who became like big sisters to her during her treatments. Their affect on her was so profound that Jaclyn started her own foundation to connect elite sports teams with children suffering from brain tumors. And...Northwestern was so inspired by Jacyln's courage they went out and won 5 National Championships in a row, dedicating each season to…
Jones Bob
June 10, 2012
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Tomorrow is Secure

Cindy Glubish leads worship at North Pointe, among other ministry roles.   She will be hosting a special night of worship at NP on June 3rd at 6PM.  Her words of hope are..."I had a dream last night that I was floating in the clouds. Each cloud was called something different: peace, love, hope, joy etc. When I found the hope cloud, I laid down and slept. So when asked what hope means to me, I’d have to say it’s just that, a good night’s sleep. No tossing and turning with anxiety or stress or fear - it’s being able to lay your head down each night without your thoughts in turmoil, or your heart beating a mile a minute,…
Jones Bob
May 11, 2012
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Holding on to Hope

"Holding Onto Hope" records the reflections of Nancy Guthrie, a mother whose daughter, Hope, passed away from Zellweger Syndrome in June 1999. Hope lived for 199 days. Nancy gave birth to Gabriel in July 2001 and he too was diagnosed with Zellweger's and passed away 6 months later. I echo Joni Eareckson Tada's view of the book - "If you are stymied about God's goodness amidst life's heartaches, then this book is for you." Nancy's book records her experiences contextualized around the experiences of Job. She subtitled her book, "A pathway of suffering to the heart of God." She writes it to all who "feel their world is falling apart...hurt, and helpless and hopeless in the midst of loss." After…
Jones Bob
May 10, 2012
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Hope

Hope expects God to be good. It’s an attitude that says and believes, “Something good is going to happen today!” Psalm 27:13 - "I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living." (NASB) Be a good finder - see God at work in your life, today.
Jones Bob
May 8, 2012
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Make a choice…make an impact

Did you make a choice to make in impact?  Did you choose to invest in your own development? On Friday May 4th, North Pointe is going to be electric and eclectic. Just under 200 people, of all ages and from all walks of life will be participating in Leadercast 2012 - a seven hour encounter with some of the world's best leadership practitioners. Over 125,000 people around the world will be on the same page of learning through a live satellite feed from Atlanta, Georgia.  Every participant will have one thing in common - they made a choice to learn. You can still register today - call 452-5566 or go online to www.northpointechurch.ca and click the Leadercast 2012 link for…
Jones Bob
May 3, 2012
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Make Jesus Known

The Kony 2012 revolution - viral in March; virtually invisible in April. It was a good idea that started so well. It had a 2 month run. What a difference after two millenniums with the Jesus revolution. From 120 followers in 33AD to 2.2 billion believers today. Its the difference between a good idea and God's idea. The Jesus revolution is not without its challenges, but when Jesus is kept the main thing, the revolution works. The first recorded prayer of the new Christians kept Jesus the main thing. They were facing persecution, imprisonment, beatings and death threats. But their request of God? Acts 4:24-31 - "...they raised their voices together in prayer to God. 'Lord, consider their threats and…
Jones Bob
April 23, 2012
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The Day After – April 2nd

On Sunday we referred to some of the great April Fools Day hoaxes: Taco Bell's "purchase" and renaming of the Liberty Bell in 1996; the "Left-Handed Whooper" of 1998; Starbuck's “Plenta” and “Micra” sizes in 2010; 2012's Google's "Street Roo" in Australia and crushed cochineal bugs in Starbuck's Strawberry Frappuccinos. O wait. That last one isn't a hoax. It is true. Starbucks has gone all natural and replaced artificial colouring with all natural ingredients by using the residue from crushed cochineal bugs to add a pink hue to their Strawberry Fraps.  The move is bugging Vegans because the Fraps aren't Vegan anymore. Bugs from mainly Mexico and South America are dried out before they are ground and used in the…
Jones Bob
April 2, 2012