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Divine Surge

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 40:28-31 28 Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. 29 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. 30 Even youths will […]

How To Get A Piece of Peace

We begin our Christmas Sunday message with the stunning passage of Luke 2:8-14 8 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9 Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel […]

Bold With God!

SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 3:12 “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. OBSERVATION: Totally opposite to how to approach God in the Old Testament, i.e., via the Temple/Tabernacle with its myriad of prescribed liturgies and protocols, Paul wants Christians at Ephesus to approach God’s throne, via prayer, boldly, not meekly, […]

A Heaping of Hope

Romans 15:13 (Message) Oh! May the God of hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope! Under normal circumstances or B.T.P.H. (before the plague hit) we would have lit the first candle of the […]

God Is There

Scripture: I Corinthians 10:13 (Message) No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through […]

Guard Your Heart With Gratitude

A Healthy Heart After a few weeks off we now refresh our “Guard Your Heart” series. We always need to be about guarding our hearts because the heart is the core or our being and doing. If our hearts are healthy our being and doing will be God glorifying, others edifying, and self-satisfying. Thus, we […]

Worship Cancelled for Sunday November 29

Dear Bay Pointers: I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and were able to joyfully connect with family and friends over tables laden with turkey, ham, and stuffing. As you know tomorrow kicks off the Advent Season. It is an exciting time in the church season whereby we celebrate both the 1st Advent of […]

Extravagant Blessings = Extravagant Thanksgiving

  Tomorrow the families of our nation will huddle around mountains of feasts as a way to render thanks to our Creator/Redeemer/Forgiver God for the abundant provisions he has lavished upon not only creation generally, but to each of us specifically. God is the God of abundance and we thank him in two ways: (1) […]

Guard Your Heart With Hope (Post Election Special)

Introduction: Four Years Ago I’ll never forget the Sunday Morning after the 2016 presidential election. We were working through a series called “Songlasses” which was a survey of the various worldviews of our culture which are anti-God and anti-church. Full-disclaimer: When it comes to ministry I adopt an apolitical stance, i.e., I don’t mix politics […]

“Orchestration”

Scripture: Daniel 2:21   The Lord controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings.   Observation: Like most powerful people the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar was quite the egomaniac and also quite insecure. One night he has a dream he can’t understand but senses it’s about his own eventual dethronement. […]