Saturday, October 10, 2015

Launching a New Sermon Series and Service Times

On October 18th, Centerpointe Church launches a new sermon series called "Pursuit." This series is based in the Book of Proverbs. It seems that everyone is pursuing something: wealth, power, influence, happiness, etc. The Book of Proverbs tells us that the greatest pursuit is that of wisdom.

My particular favorite Proverb is chapter two:

“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.” (Proverbs 2:1–10 NIV)

Pastor Keith

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Fight for What's Worth Fighting For

I'm reading Ephesians 6:10-20 about spiritual warfare and remembering that every fight is about control. This is true in our personal life, our family life, and this is also true in church life. Every church problem, every church fight and every church split is about control. When Jesus is not allowed to lead the church, there will be division.

This is why so many have been disillusioned by the church and wondered away from the faith. We have not always represented our leader, Jesus, very well.

We are in a battle. The battle is over who is in control of our minds, our hearts, our families, our church, etc.

Lord, help us to come together and surrender our hearts and our personal agendas to you. Let the church come together and fight for the things worth fighting for: healing of broken hearts, unity, peace, lost souls, families and our community.

So let it be.