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THE CHURCH: A FELLOWSHIP OF DIFFERENTS

Scot McKnight is a theologian and a storyteller, which makes for the best combo in communicating complex concepts. The theological term for his subject is "ecclesiology." The everyday term is "what-the-church-is-all-about." The kind of church Scot McKnight describes in A Fellowship of Differents isn’t your parent’s church or for that matter your grandparents’ church. It's way older than that, going all the way back to the New Testament. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 14, 2019
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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND LOVE

The intensity of what happened after I prayed convinced me that something supernatural was taking place. My future changed in an instant. I was filled with the Holy Spirit. (more…)
Bob Jones
February 13, 2019
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4 CHRISTIAN MYTHS THAT MAKE YOU MISERABLE

MYTHS Photo by Hans-Peter Gauster on Unsplash Belief does not have to be true in order for it to affect you emotionally. Myths, especially Christians ones, will make you miserable. 4 Christian Myths That Make You Miserable 1. Being exposed to sound Biblical teaching will automatically solve your problems. There is no Bible hocus-pocus application by osmosis. You need to apply teaching. Even then, your problem may not be resolved. 2. All the problems you will face are addressed in the Bible. They are not. There are many times when you will not be able to find any Scripture that explicitly deals with what you are facing. 3. Because you‘re a Christian, your problems are easily solved. The Bible never…
Bob Jones
November 14, 2018
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AN OPEN LETTER TO DADS

She was blond and beautiful, with azure eyes and a tumble of tawny curls. At three years of age, she would climb into her daddy's lap, snuggle up with a wide, satisfied smile, and purr, "This is my safe place!" And so it was. A SAFE PLACE Dads, husbands, YOU are the "safe place." You are our protector and provider. And when you gather us for a time with God, we need a safe place. A safe place, not a lecture. A safe place, not a sermon. A very human dad/husband who simply cares about God and us. We don't need or even want a "spiritual giant." We just want you. And we need a gathering time where it's safe…
Bob Jones
June 15, 2018
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A SUNDAY IN THE LIFE OF A PASTOR

A Sunday in the life of a pastor...January 24, 2016. Awake at 5:03am - no alarm - just time to be up. Praying at our kitchen table for what the day could hold. Read the YouVersion’s Bible plan - "Digging Deeper Daily." A see-you-later kiss with Jocelyn before heading out the door on a surprisingly mild January morning. Pulling into an already filling parking lot ninety-five minutes before service time. Handshakes, smiles and hugs with staff and volunteers. Good-natured ribbing on my return from a two-week holiday. High-fives with pre-schoolers in the foyer. Pictures with a family of Patriot football fans decked out in the colors, hours before the AFC Championship game kick-off. Prayer with our ministry team before taking…
Bob Jones
January 27, 2016
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7 Ways A Walk Can Change Your World

Bruce Wilkinson wrote the book, "The Prayer of Jabez." The book instantly became a best seller. Why? Because Wilkinson took an obscure character from a portion of the Old Testament that a lot of readers skip over or yawn through and brought him alive. Bruce saw something in the Old Testament and people loved what he saw. Wilkinson gets the same result with the rest of the Old Testament in his "Walk Thru The Old Testament" live event coming to North Pointe October 23rd and 24th. 7 Reasons To Attend the Walk Thru The Old Testament Event 1. Its THE BEST FIVE HOURS YOU'LL EVER SPEND WITH YOUR BIBLE: Where else could you learn the entire Old Testament in five…
Bob Jones
October 4, 2015
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Free Mobile Friendly Bible Reading Plans: 2015

Make 2015 your best year in the Bible ever! Here are two FREE reading plans that will build you up every day. No regrets: Get into the Bible and get the Bible into you in 2015. No excuses: With Bible reading apps like YouVersion, there is every reason to be able to use your smartphone or mobile devices to access the Bible everyday. And did I mention, they are FREE. 1. DAY BY DAY WITH BILLY GRAHAM I chose the "Billy Graham Reading Plan" for North Pointe this year because of Dr. Graham's unequaled, worldwide influence. You may never get to meet Billy Graham in person but reading his devotionals could bring heaven to your soul and your soul to…
Bob Jones
December 28, 2014