Tonight, in the Geissler home, we had an incredibly precious moment as a family. We were blessed to have one of LifePoint’s international aid workers, Liz, over for a visit. As we were getting our daughter Claire ready for bed, she asked me about a song she remembered from church, “What a Beautiful Name it is.” This floored me! Claire insisted that before she went to bed, we go back in to see her mom and Liz, and all sing that song together. So, there in our living, at nearly eight o’clock at night, our two year old daughter led all of us grown-ups in worship. If that weren’t incredibly moving and precious enough, as I’m placing my daughter in her bed, Claire tells me, with no prompting and with complete confidence, that Jesus loves her a lot.
Nancy and I, have done the very best we can to pour into our daughter and to model for her what Jesus Christ looks like. We have failed that effort many times, but she’s still been watching, still learning, despite our flaws and mistakes. The reality of it is, she hasn’t just been watching and learning from Nancy and I, LifePoint Church, she’s been watching all of you, too! She’s imitating what she sees and what she hears. I know for a fact that for some of you reading this now, your children either now or over the years have done the same thing as well. Our children are finding out what it means to be a follower of Jesus by watching us, followers of Jesus. Our children aren’t the only ones watching either…
LifePoint, in the short time that we have existed as a local church, we have witnessed so many lives that have been radically transformed by the power of the gospel. People who were at one time so distant and perhaps hostile to God, have had their lives turned upside down and now can’t be kept from talking about their Saving King, Jesus! I look around on Sunday morning, and I see so many people who have abandoned the notion of just wanting to maintain a comfortable, no-risk relationship with God – people who are venturing out into the deep, trusting that their Lord is with them as they go and risk for Him and for the sake of others.
As we prepare for this new building, we have to ask ourselves this question, “what’s your final destination in all of this?” If you’re one that feels we’ve “arrived,” and have reached the finish line once we’ve had our first service in this new building, then I’m sorry to say you’ve missed it. You have missed out on the greatest adventure that can ever be found in all of human existence! And that adventure has been going on for quite some time now. Do you long for others to have that joy that you have in knowing and partnering with Jesus? If you do, then join us in this work! Let’s partner together to see our city transformed by the power of the gospel! All that you may find wrong and broken about this city can be restored and made new, but nothing that you or I possess apart from Christ will do anything to truly redeem it. Only Christ can!
I’m excited for this new building! Countless others are excited about this new building!
But, are we ready for what we are supposed to do with it? That preparation begins right now. Are you allowing Jesus to rebuild and restore your life? As important and significant as it is (and I DO NOT say this lightly), the building is the easy part.
LifePoint, are you ready?
LIFEPOINT CHURCH at 39th and Harrison
Coming Soon by God’s Grace and Provision, Winter 2018