Pastor’s Paragraph 3-5-2013

Greetings NorthPointers!  I hope you are paying attention.  We are coming up on the dreaded Spring time-change weekend.  Remember, it’s “Spring Forward,” so set your clocks up an hour before you retire Saturday night or you will be late to Bible Study Sunday morning.

That’s right, Sunday morning we begin Daylight Savings Time.  That means Spring is upon us, and Spring speaks of new beginnings, new life, a fresh start.  Excitement should always be in the air in the springtime, and it certainly seems to be at NorthPointe.  We’ve had two great Sundays in our new arrangement, and it appears to be working well.  Little improvements will be evident each week for awhile as we continue to experiment with what works best and what needs to be slightly recalibrated.  Some of the men did an awesome job of enlarging the platform this week, and maybe by next Sunday we will have a different video system (if not then, soon), and things keep getting better.

Remember, we need everyone to be alert to the needs of newcomers and guests as they try to find us at the end of that long hallway, and don’t forget that on the 17th we will have a flood of Nueva Vida folk sharing the building with us.  They will need your kind consideration as they begin to get acquainted with their new home.  As you are directing traffic, remember our Preschoolers are on the left as you come down the hallway from the front door toward our Worship Center/Fellowship Hall.  All the rooms on the right will be used by Nueva Vida.  Our Elementary Children and Adults are upstairs.

I hope you will be with us this Sunday to share the experience of Christian fellowship, Bible study and worship with people who really want to “walk in the light” along side of you (to quote last Sunday’s text).  I have enjoyed preaching on some of the traditional (and ancient) Christian disciplines this Lenten Season.  We’ve looked at the disciplines of Solitude, Simplicity, Frugality and Confession so far and will probably consider the topics of Intercession, Fasting and Giving in the Sundays left to us before Easter.  Some of these topics seem off the beaten path for moderns and maybe for Baptists in general, but I have been struck with how relevant they actually are.  Bring a friend Sunday and see how God’s Spirit will speak into our lives as we join in study and worship.

May God bless you today, and may your participation bless us all Sunday!

Bro. Linn

Guiding real people to embrace a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ