Jun 14, 2015
“Home of Hope” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
Series: (All)
 6.14.2015
"Home of Hope"
By: Patrick Barber
Philippians 2:5 teaches us that our attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.  We are created to have the same love, selflessness, unity, spirit and purpose that Jesus shares with God the father. The specific details of what that looks like will change from person to person.  No two lives are exactly alike.  But we know the shape all of our lives should take if they are modeled after Jesus.  The shape is the cross.  Jesus humbled himself and so God exalted him.  God works the same way with us.  When we humble ourselves, God exalts us.  We just have to stop thinking like the world.  We need to raise our own expectations and standards, because that’s what God does.  Wealth, fame, privilege, and power will all fade away in time.  The only way we’ll live forever is with God, and the only way we can look forward to that is if we live this life in the image of Christ.  So God would have us do today what he has always called us to do--indeed what he created us to do; God wants us to sacrifice and serve in ways that bring more people to  him.  At home, at work, at school, with our friends and neighbors, in the church, wherever we are and in whatever we do we live in ways that show the world what God is like. If we fail in this one thing, we have failed completely.  But if we are faithful in this one thing, then God himself will raise us up.
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  • Jun 14, 2015“Home of Hope” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Jun 14, 2015
    “Home of Hope” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
     6.14.2015
    "Home of Hope"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Philippians 2:5 teaches us that our attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.  We are created to have the same love, selflessness, unity, spirit and purpose that Jesus shares with God the father. The specific details of what that looks like will change from person to person.  No two lives are exactly alike.  But we know the shape all of our lives should take if they are modeled after Jesus.  The shape is the cross.  Jesus humbled himself and so God exalted him.  God works the same way with us.  When we humble ourselves, God exalts us.  We just have to stop thinking like the world.  We need to raise our own expectations and standards, because that’s what God does.  Wealth, fame, privilege, and power will all fade away in time.  The only way we’ll live forever is with God, and the only way we can look forward to that is if we live this life in the image of Christ.  So God would have us do today what he has always called us to do--indeed what he created us to do; God wants us to sacrifice and serve in ways that bring more people to  him.  At home, at work, at school, with our friends and neighbors, in the church, wherever we are and in whatever we do we live in ways that show the world what God is like. If we fail in this one thing, we have failed completely.  But if we are faithful in this one thing, then God himself will raise us up.
  • Jun 7, 2015“Untitled” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Jun 7, 2015
    “Untitled” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
  • May 31, 2015“Listen!” – Speaker: John Langley
    May 31, 2015
    “Listen!” – Speaker: John Langley
    Series: (All)
     5.31.2015
    "Listen!"
    By: John Langley
    Scripture: Hebrews 10:19-25
    Want your children, grandchildren and even those beyond to continue faithful to Jesus? If you have wondered what you can possibly do to help your children to become faithful followers of Jesus: Today’s lesson is about laying that foundation where your children can stand and stay faithful to God Almighty. Certainly, every page of the Bible has the capacity of helping us help our children’s faith. But, there are some things we can do beyond the pages of the Bible that will give a tremendous boost to that end. Come and see why Genesis chapter 23 is one of the top ten chapters in scripture. Also listen and find out how it shares the secret of multigenerational faith.
  • May 24, 2015“Drop the Anchor” – Speaker: Devin Schadegg
    May 24, 2015
    “Drop the Anchor” – Speaker: Devin Schadegg
    Series: (All)
     5.24.2015
    "Drop the Anchor"
    By: Devin Schadegg
    Scripture: Romans 8:31-39
    So where is God when tragedy strikes? It's a question you can't help asking. Facing a tragedy, big or small, can shake anyone's faith. Suddenly, nothing is certain. Nothing feels safe. And we wonder where God is and whether He has abandoned us in the middle of a tragedy. As the confusion of tragedy swirls around us, we all need something to hold on to an anchor. In the words of the Apostle Paul, written from a place of fear and pain, we learn a truth that can steady us in times of tragedy. And if we hold on tight, we may find that it's just what we need to help us move forward. Why would Paul want us to hold on to an anchor? If you’re on a boat in the middle of a storm, an anchor can do everything from keeping your boat from rolling, to helping it steer in the right direction against wind, to reducing the distance that it can drift. Similarly, in the middle of tragedy, you need something to hold on to. Something solid, a phrase or an idea, that can provide a dose of hope when you’re feeling hopeless, peace when you are afraid, security when anxious. Always remember, nothing can pull you from the God who loves you.
  • May 17, 2015“Make a Difference” – Speaker: John Langley
    May 17, 2015
    “Make a Difference” – Speaker: John Langley
    Series: (All)
    5.17.2015
    "Make a Difference"
    By: John Langley
    Scripture: Matthew 6:5-13
    With the last few weeks with loved ones going on to meet Jesus. With Policeman being shot during routine checks. Yes, and even when racial bias creates racial tension… What is a person to do? Where is a person to turn? How do we change things? How do we bare up under the loss of our loved ones? How do we curb the violence in our streets? How do we make sure that everyone no matter what their background or where they come from has a chance to know Jesus and the salvation he offers each one? Even Wednesday we witnessed the derailment of a train and the loss of life. It just doesn’t seem to stop. How do we do something positive that will make a difference? Our most powerful tool in all these situations is prayer! Prayer is specifically given to us to communicate with God almighty. If we knock on the door the Bible says it will open. If we seek we can find. If we ask it will be given, Luke 11:9-10. Our necessity is to believe and to act. May you change our world and yours as well, through prayer.
  • May 10, 2015Mother’s Day – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    May 10, 2015
    Mother’s Day – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
    5.10.2015
    Mother's Day
    By: Patrick Barber
    Scripture: Proverbs 6:20-22
    There are a few special days each year when we honor specific groups of people. When we do this, we run the risk of communicating that those groups are more important or more loved than those who don’t get special recognition. I hope, however, that all of us realize that we are significant and important parts of the body here at East Point. If Mother’s Day is difficult for you, please understand that we are not trying to be insensitive. But we don’t want to miss a great opportunity to thank not only our moms but all the ladies without whom we could not function as a church. Ladies, whether you are a mom or not, we want to honor you and thank you for the blessing you are to us.
  • May 3, 2015“Send the Light” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    May 3, 2015
    “Send the Light” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
    COC MISSION POSTER FINAL
    In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3And they were calling to one another:
    “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” 4At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. 5“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” 6Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” 8Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”   Isaiah 6:1-8
  • May 3, 2015“Super Missions Sunday Presentation” – Speaker: Bob Rives
    May 3, 2015
    “Super Missions Sunday Presentation” – Speaker: Bob Rives
    Series: (All)
    COC MISSION POSTER FINAL
  • Apr 26, 2015“Be Recognized” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Apr 26, 2015
    “Be Recognized” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Series: (All)
    4.26.2015
    "Be Recognized"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Scripture: Romans 12:9-13
    In the late-1930s in the German-occupied portions of Europe, Jews were made to publicly identify themselves by wearing a variety of insignia. The most famous was the yellow Star of David. The Nazis, however, were not the first to publicly identify those whom they hated. And they haven’t been the last.  Marking certain people as outsiders has been a part of many cultures and communities for centuries. There are a number of stories in the New Testament gospels that relate Jesus’ concern for outcasts and “marked” people. We know that he ate with prostitutes. He touched lepers. He socialized with Samaritans. The popular social and religious boundaries did not keep Jesus from going about his Father’s business. Boundaries shouldn’t keep us from working to advance God’s mission, either. In our case--as was true for first century Christians--we should live in ways that preempt societal or governmental attempts to label and mark us as distinctive. The things we say and do should make it crystal clear to the world around us that we are different. We should be more caring, more sacrificial, more involved, more peaceful, more benevolent, more gracious, and above all more loving. It is by marking ourselves in these ways that we show the world that we are God’s people.
  • Apr 19, 2015“New Life Begins” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
    Apr 19, 2015
    “New Life Begins” – Speaker: Patrick Barber
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     4.19.2015
    "New Life Begins"
    By: Patrick Barber
    Scripture - Luke 24:36-53
    If you don't believe that Jesus was raised from the dead, then being here today worshipping with his people seems like a strange place for you to be.  You could be golfing, fishing, sleeping, or whatever it is you do to relax. But you're here. And this is a messy place to be. Because this is a place made up of diverse people who are unified in their belief in a God that turns darkness to light and who gives the dead new life. We worship a God who speaks of glory and sacrifice at the same time. He's a God who wants us to find peace, joy, and contentment but won't allow us to paper over our failures and sins. He's a God who pushes us into growth even though he knows that growth is painful and disruptive and scary. Because growth means change and change means uncertainty.
    Still, if you're uncertain about whether you fit here with us or even with God, you've come to the right place after all. This is a place filled with people who understand your fears, who've asked your questions, and who in spite of our limitations have chosen to trust in the God who raised Jesus from the dead. We're here today, together, and it's my prayer that this can be a place where your new life begins.