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Worship together, Strengthen each other, and Share with our world.
Texans are known for savory Sweet Tea. Take a well-brewed pot of quality tea, add just the right amount of sugar, pour over crystal- like ice cubes, and add a slice of lemon. Ahhh! Nothing better to quench one’s thirst on a blistering hot Texas day! Soothing. Satisfying. Refreshing.
God’s blessing has a similar effect as we walk down life’s scorching, life-sapping trails. The blessing of God – Soothing. Satisfying. Refreshing. Whether it comes from the birth of a child, a sense of God’s presence, or a deliverance from conflict with evil, the blessing of God enriches our lives. It certainly is worth pursuing and preserving.
As the people of God, Israel experienced the blessing of God – for a time. And then they lost it. So God gave them a book to rehearse their history, telling them how they received then lost His blessing. It is quite a story! And it was written to encourage God’s people to keep pursuing His blessings and enjoying their relationship with Him. The history was written to ignite their hope that God’s blessing could still be theirs.
In the coming months, Centerpoint will seek this same encouragement given to Israel long ago. We are asking God to ignite our hope for His blessing as we learn to pursue God’s blessing together. In the coming months, Dr. Vic, Pastor Steve, and a few guest speakers will guide us through 1-2 Samuel, helping us learn from the lives of Samuel, Saul, and David.
Along the way, we expect to experience that soothing, satisfying, refreshing blessing of God. You will want to join us!
In today’s culture, names are really a “legal label” that we use to distinguish each other. They are given to each of us (usually by our parents) out of preference, or family tradition, and they go on our legal birth certificates, driver’s licenses, passports. They are only changed when a marriage occurs, or someone wants to go through the legal process of changing their name for another reason–and even then, you must divulge your “aliases” in legal proceedings.
But names are quite different when encountered in the Bible. They are often given to indicate a trait or destiny, and are frequently changed as a result of changed circumstances. In the Old Testament, God changes “Abram” and “Sarai” to Abraham and Sarah, as he gives them a new destiny as the parents of the Hebrew nation. He changes Jacob’s name to “Israel” (which means “he who wrestles with God”) because Jacob did just that–wrestled with God. In the New Testament, an angel tells Joseph to name Mary’s baby “Jesus” because he will save his people from their sins, and Jesus later renames Simon son of Jonah, “Peter,” which means “rock,” for on this rock, he would build his church.
This Summer, our sermons will ponder some of the names in the Old Testament for God, and in doing so we will come to know Him better–His character, His qualities, His desires. The Preaching Team will consist of five men: Steve Bergstrom and Vince Willis (both Elders) will be joined by Luke Spencer, Nate McKanna, and Leon Li. As we take turns in the pulpit, we are desperately preparing and praying together that those who might hear our sermons will draw closer to our magnificent God so that we might worship Him better, be strengthened, and be able to share Him with our world.
An Invitation to Become Like Jesus
Join us on a Discipleship Journey
Like a Sculptor chiseling a rough rock into a thing of beauty, so our God chisels away at us – chipping, shaping, molding, and refining as He goes. God’s vision: To make us more like Jesus Himself. As Master Sculptor, God works with an eye toward our ultimate perfection – an amazing thing of beauty!
At the same time, we respond by following Jesus on this journey – a discipleship journey whereby disciples increasingly become like their master.
Starting February and running through May, the Sunday morning messages at Centerpoint Church will challenge us to Become like Jesus. Our messages will focus on this process – perhaps more intensely than ever before! And you are invited to join us.
During this series, we will consider our connection to Jesus and how faith must grow as God chisels away at us. We will explore how Jesus has sent us to do His work and imitate His self-less sacrifice. Our desire to become like Jesus will increase, and we will be encouraged by a vision for the end product. All this comes from a careful investigation of selected passages flowing from the Holy Spirit through the pen of the Apostle John.
Our preaching team (Vic, Steve, and Mark) is ready to go. Our musicians will help us move forward. And along the way you will have opportunity to engage in personal spiritual disciplines to stimulate your growth during the week. You will want to join us as we pursue Becoming Like Jesus: A Discipleship Journey! Start time is 10:45 a.m. – Sunday.Read More
Our goal as believers in Jesus Christ is to become better disciples, and one way that we are growing as disciples is in the context of small groups, which we call “Connections Groups.” Today, we will look together at our Connections Groups here at Centerpoint.
Our Easter rituals like Peeps, candy, and colored eggs might have seemed surprising to the original observers of the Resurrection. However, we are also caught off guard by one of their reactions to the Resurrection of Jesus. Their strange reaction points to God’s desired response by us . . . a striking response that can change our lives.We are in Mark 16:1-8.
Bob AbeggRead More
End of year, 5th Sunday Special:
Part of our service on Sunday, Dec. 30th, was a highlight of some of the many events which occurred during 2012 in Centerpoint Church. Attached is a link tothe slideshow with a voiceover narration.Read More
A Christmas Musical created by Steve Moore, Rob Howard, & David Guthrie; produced & performed by members of Centerpoint Church!
Video produced by Mark Finley, 12/16/2012Read More