SPEAR AND SHIELD

SPEAR AND SHIELD

A group of us were recently reading Scripture together, and we came across a verse that included weapons of war: But from then on, only half my men worked while the other half stood guard with spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. (Nehemiah 4:16a, NLT) When we...
POWER

POWER

POWER I began thinking about power several years ago, when I realized I had it. I was a respected minority, with resources, position and education that gave me access to people and places that the majority didn’t have. When I understood the capability of that power, I...
MIKE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

MIKE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

One of the best things about my role at Connection Pointe is the relationship I have built with our global partners. They are Rock stars, every one of them. For those who were in our services this past weekend, you heard from one of them – Paul. Yesterday I had a...
Jesus Knew

Jesus Knew

Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. (John 13:1a) Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. (John 13:3) For...
Project: Classroom Local and Global

Project: Classroom Local and Global

This weekend begins Project: Classroom, an annual summer feature at Connection Pointe. We have the privilege to bless teachers with resources that would not be covered in their regular budget. By focusing our attention on the teachers, they are better equipped to make...
Who’s There?

Who’s There?

“We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel. This all happened three days ago.” (Luke 24:21) Hopes can be dashed, just like these men. Their most recent report was that of an empty tomb and they couldn’t make sense of it. Turns out they were...