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Jym Shorts - February 18, 2016

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"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts." -Zechariah 4:6 History seems to tell us that almost every movement of God starts small. From finding a lost book of the law in the days of King Josiah, to the preaching of a desert hermit named John in the days of Jesus. From ...

Jym Shorts - February 11, 2016

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These past few weeks we've had our fair share of LifePoint members spending a significant amount of time in hospitals, rehab centers, or recovering at home. It's always difficult as a pastor to see people hurting and suffering. As I write this Jym Shorts article, quite a few are still facing long ...

Jym Shorts - February 4, 2016

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Next Wednesday, the 10th of February, begins a 40-day observance leading up to Easter that the church universal has celebrated for almost 1,700 years. Here’s a brief history for those who care - and who wouldn’t care about history! : ) Many books confidently assert that Lent was ...

Jym Shorts - January 28, 2016

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"I find him always singing one note."-Stephen Vaughan, speaking of William Tyndale Stephen Vaughan was a British merchant and a favorite of King Henry VIII. In 1531 he was commissioned by Thomas Cromwell, the king's advisor, to track down William Tyndale and bring him back to England, where the ...

Jym Shorts - January 21, 2016

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Do you ever wonder where faith leaves off and doubt enters in? Daniel chapter three tells the story of Daniel’s three friends, Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael. These young men were whisked away from their families, homelands, and everything they knew around 600 B.C. by the invading Babylonian ...

Jym Shorts - January 14, 2016

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I hope you’ll bear with me as I address a few housekeeping items in this week’s Jym Shorts. Before I do that, however, I do want to encourage you to spend some time this winter/spring in Peter’s first letter. We will be studying 1 Peter for the next several months in our ...

Jym Shorts - January 7, 2016

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As we welcome in the new year, we have much to be thankful for here at LifePoint. I've been out of the pulpit for the past two weeks and was away from our own worship service this past Sunday while I visited friends and family and officiated a wedding in Bloomington, Illinois. While I was away we ...

Jym Shorts - December 30, 2015

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We have a wonderful assortment of gifted and godly volunteers at LifePoint who help shepherd, teach, lead, and carry on the work and ministry of the church.  Even with our paid ministry staff, we could not function as an effective part of the body of Christ without them.  Some of our ...

Jym Shorts - December 23, 2015

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As we approach Christmas 2015, I want to take the opportunity to tell you how grateful I am to be your lead pastor.  Being a pastor is hard work, quite frankly, but it is a work that “fills my cup.”  I feel like a satisfied farmer most nights when I go to bed (minus the ...

Jym Shorts - December 17, 2015

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…Magnificat anima mea Dominum; Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo Salutari meo. -Luke 1:46-47 This coming Sunday brings to a close our Advent series for 2015, which we entitled “Kingdom Come.” The series has been an attempt to focus our attention this advent season not only on ...

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