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Summer Bodybuilding Challenge

This week, Pastor John hands over the TAGD keyboard to Pastor Brent Whitefield, Northpoint’s Pastor of Missions and Outreach.   Summer Bodybuilding Challenge    “The physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength to the believer. … The believer feels no shame, as though he were still living too much in the flesh,… Continue Reading

Important Announcement

Important Announcement Hello Family, I hope you’ve experienced rest in Christ this week. My prayer has been that you would be “grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love, fastened to the Rock which cannot move.” (Owens) I’ve got exciting news for you on this Thursday. After much prayer and a thorough vetting process, my… Continue Reading

When He Comes

When He Comes   A few weeks ago, I was sitting in the living room of longtime Northpoint member Glenn Davidson (who went to be with the Lord on April 26, at age 83). As I put my arm around Glenn to pray with him, his energy was so depleted and his body was so… Continue Reading

Summer Missions Update

This week, Pastor John hands over the TAGD keyboard to Pastor Brent Whitefield, Northpoint’s Pastor of Missions and Outreach. Summer Missions Update Hello Family, I want to take this space this week to give you an update on some of the overseas missionary endeavors and summer activities with which we are involved, to keep in your… Continue Reading

Vacation Plans

5.25.2017 This week, Pastor John hands over the TAGD keyboard to Marti Wiegman, Northpoint’s Director of Women’s Ministries. Vacation Plans “So do you have any plans for the summer?” It’s a question you hear a lot this time of year. The kids will be out of school in a matter of days and summer is… Continue Reading

Truth [Not Greater Than] Grace

Truth [Not Greater Than] Grace   Recently, I was sitting in a gigantic ballroom listening to a (very good) preacher share his personal testimony of being rescued by God’s Spirit from a life of debauchery and rebellion. It was pretty powerful stuff. Even so, among the 1,800 of us who crowded around tables surveying this… Continue Reading

The Danger of Skipping Church

The Danger of Skipping Church Hello Friends, I have been praying for you this week, that “the Lord would be your portion … and that your hope would be in him” (Lamentations 3:24). In October 2015, I was in Raleigh, North Carolina at a conference for church planters and pastors who were considering launching a… Continue Reading

Northpoint Updates

4.27.2017 Hello Church Family, With Pastor John away at a conference, we want to use his column to highlight a few things happening over the next two weeks at Northpoint: The Clubbs’ Last Sunday at Northpoint For the last six years, Jonathan Clubb has overseen our junior high, high school, and college ministries, and we are… Continue Reading

Unique Message of Easter

4.13.2017 This week, Pastor John hands over the TAGD keyboard to Pastor Brent Whitefield, Northpoint’s Pastor of Missions and Outreach.The Unique Message of Easter Easter is a wonderful occasion for Christians. Not so much because it is a “holy day.” As Protestant Christians, we are not altogether comfortable with the notion of holy days in… Continue Reading

When Saints Pray

Hello Family,   I want you to know that I have been bringing you before the Lord this week, asking God to “reassure you of his steadfast love” and “lead you onto level ground” (Psalm 143:8,10).   It is often stated that the real benefit of prayer is that we are changed, and not that… Continue Reading