Nov 8, 2015
“No Other Foundation” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
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 11.8.2015
"No Other Foudation"
By: Patrick Barber
1 Peter 2:9-12
As we talk about a Christian worldview this morning, I wanted to first share with you a quote from a book written a quarter century ago by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon called Resident Aliens. Early in chapter 5 they write, "From a Christian point of view, the world needs the church, not to help the world run more smoothly or to make the world a better and safer place for Christians to live. Rather, the world needs the church because, without the church, the world does not know who it is. The only way for the world to know that it is being redeemed is for the church to point to the Redeemer by being a redeemed people. The way for the world to know that it needs redeeming, that it is broken and fallen, is for the church to enable the world to strike hard against something which is an alternative to what the world offers." The need hasn't changed, and neither has the answer.
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  • Nov 8, 2015“No Other Foundation” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Nov 8, 2015
    “No Other Foundation” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
     11.8.2015
    "No Other Foudation"
    By: Patrick Barber
    1 Peter 2:9-12
    As we talk about a Christian worldview this morning, I wanted to first share with you a quote from a book written a quarter century ago by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon called Resident Aliens. Early in chapter 5 they write, "From a Christian point of view, the world needs the church, not to help the world run more smoothly or to make the world a better and safer place for Christians to live. Rather, the world needs the church because, without the church, the world does not know who it is. The only way for the world to know that it is being redeemed is for the church to point to the Redeemer by being a redeemed people. The way for the world to know that it needs redeeming, that it is broken and fallen, is for the church to enable the world to strike hard against something which is an alternative to what the world offers." The need hasn't changed, and neither has the answer.
  • Nov 1, 2015“Listening for God” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Nov 1, 2015
    “Listening for God” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
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    11.1.2015
    "Listening for God"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-6
    Two weeks ago, I preached about questions we all ask. How? When?  Where? What? Why? And most importantly, Who? That final question is always most important, because the answer to it becomes the key by which we decipher everything else in our life. Now, I know that life isn’t as simple as putting a bumper sticker on our car that proclaims: Jesus is the Answer! But even so, Jesus and the God he reveals to us is the ultimate answer to our biggest and most critical questions. This morning, we begin a series of lessons called “Listening for God,” and as we work through these questions that shape how we see ourselves and our place in this world, I want us all to be praying daily that God will soften our hearts and make ready our ears for his truth which can completely upend our lives.
  • Oct 25, 2015Area Wide Worship – “Spiritual Families” – Speaker: Mike Ireland
    Oct 25, 2015
    Area Wide Worship – “Spiritual Families” – Speaker: Mike Ireland
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    Area Wide Worship
    October 25, 2015
    "Spiritual Families"
    By: Mike Ireland
    Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:4-9
  • Oct 25, 2015Sermon – October 25, 2015 – Guest Speaker: Mike Ireland
    Oct 25, 2015
    Sermon – October 25, 2015 – Guest Speaker: Mike Ireland
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  • Oct 18, 2015“Asking the Right Questions” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Oct 18, 2015
    “Asking the Right Questions” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
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    10.18.2015
    "Asking the Right Questions"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Scripture: Psalm 89:5-8
    If you've ever spent much time around young children, you know that they can ask, on average, 32.7 questions per minute. That may not be scientific (actually, I made the number up), but it SEEMS like they ask that many questions. As a dad of three curious kids, it's sometimes funny to hear one question follow another in rapid-fire succession. At other times, the constant questions wear me out. Do you wonder what it's like for God to hear our questions? We know he's patient and kind, so I don't think he gets tired or impatient the way we might. But there may be times when he just sits there listening to our 32.7 questions per minute wondering when we'll slow down long enough to ask the one question that really matters.
  • Oct 11, 2015“An Eternity’s Worth of Difference” – Speaker: John Langley
    Oct 11, 2015
    “An Eternity’s Worth of Difference” – Speaker: John Langley
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    "An Eternity's Worth of Difference"
    By: John Langley
    Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23
    Let me ask you a question. If you could do anything for the sake of Jesus, what would it be? If there were no limitations in front of you, what would you like to accomplish for Jesus? Sometimes we get caught up in our day-to-day lives and we don’t recognize that God is moving. He is bringing us opportunities to serve Him. It could be while we wait in line at a grocery store. It could be participating in school activities. It could even be right here in our congregation. God has called us to be a tool in His hands to do His work in the salvation of this world. How is that part of your Christian life? What are you destined to do in the name of Jesus? Think about it. Paul wrote in Ephesians 3:21, “Now to Him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever amen.” There is something you have been created to do. I pray you find it. I hope you will pray to find it. Let’s go make an eternity’s worth of difference!
  • Oct 4, 2015Friends Day – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Oct 4, 2015
    Friends Day – Speaker: Patrick Barber
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    Friends Day
    By: Patrick Barber
    Welcome to East Point! We're grateful to God that we've been able to come together today for a time of worship, encouragement, and connection. If you're new here and have any questions or needs, please let us know. Some of our leaders are pictured inside this bulletin, and any of them would love to meet you and assist in any way they can. As we share this time together today, let's pray that God will give us peace, assurance, and joy. We all have struggles and sin, but God has made his strength and forgiveness available to us through Jesus his son. His love is real, and he offers it to every single one of us.  There is no better news than that.
  • Sep 27, 2015“Rich???” – Speaker: Richard James
    Sep 27, 2015
    “Rich???” – Speaker: Richard James
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    "Rich???"
    By: Richard James
    Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
    Ever stood in front of a closet full of clothes trying to find something to wear? Ever traded a perfectly good car in for another. . . .car? Ever killed some time talking on your cell phone while standing in line to get a newer version of the same phone? Ever go shopping just to relax? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might be rich. No you probably don’t feel rich. Rich is the other guy. Rich is having more than you currently have. But you can be rich and not feel it. And that’s the problem. We are all richer than we think. And the problem we aren’t all that good at being rich. – Andy Stanley, How to Be Rich, Zondervan Publishers 2013
  • Sep 20, 2015Involvement Day: Part 2 – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Sep 20, 2015
    Involvement Day: Part 2 – Speaker: Patrick Barber
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    9.20.2015
    8Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:8-11
  • Sep 20, 2015Involvement Day: Part 1 – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Sep 20, 2015
    Involvement Day: Part 1 – Speaker: Patrick Barber
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    9.20.2015
    8Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:8-11