The Point Church

Women and the Gift of Teaching

May 11, 2017

This Sunday, Cindy Finley, the wife of our North Raleigh Pastor Bill Finley, will be handling the teaching from stage at our North Raleigh church. Cindy is a gifted communicator and possesses a unique knowledge of motherhood—she is the mother of 7 children! This will mark the first time that a woman has taught from […]

Today is Good Friday

April 14, 2017

Today is Good Friday. On a surface level reading of the events that happened on this day 2,000 years ago, the day seems oddly titled. The night before Good Friday, Jesus was betrayed by Judas, one of his 12 disciples, for 30 pieces of silver, and handed over to the Jewish authorities. After Jesus allowed […]

Embracing Grief and Loss

April 3, 2017

On Sunday morning we referred to the ‘5 Stages of Grief’ established by psychiatrist Elizabeth Kluber-Ross. She developed these stages through observing how terminally ill people responded to receiving the news of their terminal illness. Since these stages were established in 1969, they have become influential in describing people’s grief in all areas of loss, […]

Promise #30 – Holy Spirit

March 31, 2017

S for Scripture: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” – Galatians 5:16 O for Observation: Paul begins this chapter to the Galatians declaring, “It is for freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery,” […]

Promise #29 – Obedience

March 30, 2017

S for Scripture: “But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” – James 1:25 O for Observation: Obedience is honored. There are several criteria for the blessing here […]

Promise #28 – Generosity

March 29, 2017

S for Scripture: “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 O for Observation: In Paul’s letter to […]

Promise #27 – Humility

March 28, 2017

S for Scripture: “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.” James 4:10 O for Observation: This verse really ties back to verse 6, which quotes Proverbs 3:34, and says, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Verses 6 and 10 are like the bread of a “humility” sandwich, […]

Promise #26 – Spiritual Warfare

March 27, 2017

S for Scripture: “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” — 1 John 4:4 (ESV) O for Observation: Being “from God” refers to the fact that as believers, we are now considered children of God. That status […]

The Genogram

March 26, 2017

If we want to live emotionally healthy lives, we must understand how our past experiences affect our present ability to love Jesus and love others. There are many things in your past that shape us, but your family of origin generally is the most powerful influence over who we are. This week you were given […]

Promise #25 – Defender

March 24, 2017

S for Scripture: “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” Exodus 14:14 (ESV) O for Observation: When we look at the verses prior to this one, we see a desperate people facing the imminent threat of the approaching Egyptian army with nothing but vengeance and destruction in their intentions. […]