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What Does It Really Mean to Be #Blessed

This article was originally posted on Desiring God by Vaneetha Rendall Risner, a freelance writer and a regular contributor to Desiring God.   Feeling blessed is in vogue. A quick look at Facebook and Twitter shows how many people today feel #blessed. In our social-media world, saying you’re blessed can be a way of boasting while trying to sound h...

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Preparing for Sunday: May 1, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This week we continue our new series The Best Sermon Ever on the Sermon on the Mount. Pastor Steve Lindenmeyer will preach from Matthew 5:13-16 about being salt and light to the world. You can prepare by reading Matthew 5-7 as well as listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering wit...

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Questions for Discussion: Matthew 5:1-12

Discussion Questions: Blessed Read Matthew 5:1-12. 1. What about Jesus’ teaching of the “Beatitudes” is surprising to you? How is his teaching comforting? 2. How would you define blessing? What circumstances in life would cause you to question God’s blessing?3. How have you seen these kingdom principles displayed (or not displayed) in your own li...

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Sending Out Our Own

This Sunday, we will honor and pray over 15 families who are moving to new cities, states and countries this summer.At Centerpoint, our desire is to be a “sending” church - intentionally training and sending leaders to begin new works at home and abroad. However, we also have many in our church that will be dispersed for other reasons,  a reality in a city...

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Preparing For Sunday: April 24, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This week we begin a new series called The Best Sermon Ever, which will cover Matthew 5-7, the sermon Jesus preached commonly referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. You can prepare by reading Matthew 5:1-12 as well as listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you on Sunday! ...

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Questions for Discussion: Luke 10:25-37

  Discussion Questions: Serve a Need Read Luke 10:25-37 1. Tell about a time when someone has served you in a way that was meaningful to you but may have seemed small to them. What obstacles keep you from serving others? Fear? Margin? Lack of intentionality? 2. Read Luke 10:29. “But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, 'Who is my neighbor?’"...

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Preparing For Sunday: April 17, 2016

Preparing for Sunday This week, Pastor AJ Rankin will deliver part three of Transformed, preaching on how to serve the needs in our community. You can prepare by reading Luke 10:25-37, listenting to last week's sermon, and listening to some of the songs we will be singing together. We look forward to gathering with you on Sunday! ...

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You Need Gospel Community

This post was originally featured on the blog For the Church by Brad Gray.   One of the odd wonders of human society is our relentless pursuit of independence, for autonomy. We fight and claw and scratch for the smallest sliver of liberty, believing that such liberation will finally enable us to realize our full potential. Mankind runs on the endless treadmill of ...

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Questions for Discussion: Luke 7:36-50

Discussion Questions: Share a Meal Read Luke 7:36-50 1. How have meals been essential in your life for building community? What kind of significant conversations have happened around your table? 2. How does your family do mealtime? How can you be more intentional with this time? Is it normal for you to have guests at your table? 3. Read Luke 7:34. What is significant a...

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SMI: South Africa

  Summer Medical Institute 2016 Medical Campus Outreach leads a yearly medical and dental trip overseas called Summer Medical Institute (SMI). Each trip serves as an opportunity to bring both medicine and the gospel to the underserved of the world. This year's clinic will be see each child at the Tshilidzini Special School in the Limpopo Province of South Afr...

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Preparing for Sunday: April 10, 2016

Preparing for Sunday We will continue the series, Transformed, which will help us think through how to live for Christ every day. Last week, Pastor Steve Heron delivered a powerful message about why we should saturate our lives with scripture. This week, Pastor Craig Tuck will deliver part two of Transformed, preaching on how to effectively engage with others and bu...

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Questions for Discussion: Romans 12:1-2

Discussion Questions: Transformed, Part 1: Study Scripture Read Romans 12:1-2. 1. How has the Bible been essential to your transformation? Are there particular verses of Scripture that have helped you grow in your faith?2. How do you normally study the Bible and how has this changed over time? Do you use a Bible reading plan? Is there a specific time of day that works be...

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