Five Points Blog
- Brett Toney
- Aug 25, 2012
Fall is just around the corner and I am excited for the many different classes that will be starting up on September 9. Let me highlight for you some of the opportunities you will have to connect with others in digging into God's word.
We will continue with a full spread of Bible Study Hour classes for adults. Pastor JJ will be teaching a class called "God Saves: Studies in Jonah & Hosea" (Room I/J), highlighting how these often-obscured prophets clearly anticipate Christ. One of our elders, Mike Houston, will continue to partner with Eric Leiendecker in leading the College & Career class through the Letter to the Colossians (Room A). Another elder, Dick Mills, will be teaching an expositional or topical study in the Sanctuary. Cindy Verner will continue teaching the women's class in the Gospel of John (Room D). And I will have the privilege of walking through redemptive history, looking at how God is working to establish his people in his place with his presence by creating his kingdom through a covenant (Room C).
And while we will mainly focus on the deep truths of God’s word on Sunday mornings, we will consider how those truths impact our daily lives at our Evening Family Gatherings. Pastor Brent will be teaching a class titled, "Marriage: A Marvelous Mystery" (Sanctuary). Elder Mark Kakkuri will teach "Apologetics to the Glory of God" (Rooms I & J), and Ken Whitely will be teaching the class "The Fruitful Credit of Faithful Finances" (Rooms C & D).
And of course, classes for children and students will be held during the same times as well.
Consider joining us as we pursue joy in Christ alone through the study and application of his word together.
- Dave Houston
- Jun 14, 2011
Check out Tim Keller's article titled Vocation: Discerning Your Calling. It's an excellent overview of vocation and how as Christians we are all called to some sort of work, be it secular or religious, and how we are to discern that calling in our life. Here's a excerpt:
Work is taking the raw material of creation and developing it for the sake of others. Musicians take the rawmaterial of sound and bring the meaning of art into our lives. Farmers take the raw material of soil and seedand bring food into our lives. This means we are God’s ministers in our work not only when we are witnessingor talking directly about Jesus, but when we are simply doing our work. A musician is serving God when shemakes great music, not solely when she is singing about coming to Jesus.
- Dave Houston
- Jun 03, 2011
By making the choice to rejoice in the Lord in the midst of unpleasant circumstances, we guard ourselves against fear, doubt, double mindedness, and the discouragement that comes from opposition.
If you get a chance to read the article, let me know what you think. How has this proved true in your life?