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What is Different About Grace Point @ Eagle Heights?

 

Grace Point at Eagle Heights (GPEH) is above all Christ centered – “We proclaim Him” (Col. 1:28).

GPEH is a Bible Believing Church that is firmly rooted in a commitment to the fundamental distinctives of the Christian faith.

We strive to be Bible focused and Christ centered in all we do.  For this reason God’s Word is uppermost in our worship.

We are committed to the expository unfolding of the Word of God.  God’s Word takes precedence in our church over all other forms of authority.  At GPEH the Word of God is preeminent over all things.  We believe the church’s health depends on our consistent pursuit of Biblical knowledge and living.

Evangelism is also central to the life of GPEH.  We have a passion to see souls brought to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ the Lord of glory.

Our worship style is a combination of both contemporary and traditional worship.  We worship because of the marvelous truths about who God is and what He has done through Jesus Christ for His people.  We desire our worship to be genuine, passionate, and heartfelt.  We desire for our worship to be God centered not man centered.  We sing songs because they glorify God, not simply because we like them. Therefore, every song undergoes a Biblical litmus test so that we sing only that which we believe is truly reflected in Scripture.
We believe the older children at GPEH should be in corporate worship and hear the preaching of God’s Word.  Men, women, boys, & girls of all ages benefit from hearing the Word of God and exalting God through song… together.

Our church is committed  to giving at least 20% to missions. We support a variety of works in places nearby and abroad, like Sudan, Kenya, Russia, Mexico, and more. We help send at least one mission team out every year to do short-term mission work.

We believe in the Great Commission and our responsibility to take the gospel to every creature.

 

Controlling Yourself

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“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matt. 5:5).

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MAINTAINING SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY

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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matt. 5:4).

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Mourning Over Sin

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The Resurrection the Focus of the Sermons Recorded in the Book of Acts

resurrection1The certainty and glory of the Resurrection, and the hope provided by it, is the central focus of all the sermons recorded in the book of Acts.

1. Peter’s second sermon (delivered on the Temple Mount):

“Men of Israel… you put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead…” (Acts 3:12,15)

2. The Apostles’ initial preaching in Jerusalem:
“…the Sadducees came upon them, being greatly disturbed because they [the apostles] were teaching people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.” (Acts 4:1-2)


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Psalm 19…The Multi-faceted All Sufficient Word of the Lord

THE MULTI-FACETED ALL SUFFICIENT
WORD OF THE LORD

The Name of the Word

The Character of the Word

The Effect of the Word


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God’s Word Is…Given by Inspiration

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Given by inspiration of God.

2 Tim 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteou …

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Our Savior’s Prayer

Our Savior’s Prayer

And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed. 


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God’s Word Is…

bible-eyesA few descriptions of God’s Word taken from Sunday’s sermon.

Pure – “The words of the Lord are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.” (Psalm 12:6)

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Fellowship with God

Psalm 84 –
Do you long and yearn for fellowship with God?
The Psalmist longed to be in the presence of God. At that time God dwelt in the Temple among His people. To be away from the Temple was to be away from God. The Psalmist was even envious of the birds who built nests in close proximity to the Temple. To him, one day in the courts of the Lord was better than a thousand days outside of them.


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Praying For Our Sons and Daughters

Psalm 144:12 – Let our sons in their youth be as grown up plants, and our daughters as corner pillars fashioned for a palace.

It is safe to assume that all of us pray for our sons and daughters (or grandkids). The question is how do you pray for them?

  • What goals do you have for them?
  • What is the content of your prayers for your children?
    • Salvation?
    • Success?
    • Wisdom?
    • Moral character?

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My Prayer for You Today, Church Family

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all …

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10 Traits of Inwardly-Focused, Ineffective Churches

10 Traits of Inwardly-Focused, Ineffective Churches

 

In his book, I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference, Thom Rainer addresses the country club mentality that is prevalent in too many church members.  This mentality leads our churches to become inwardly-focused. Rainer writes, “In our survey [of 557 churches] we found ten dominant behavior patterns of members in these churches.” They are…

  1. Worship wars. One or more factions in the church want the music just the way they like it. Any deviation is met with anger and demands for change. The order of service must remain constant. Certain instrumentation is required while others are prohibited.
  2. Prolonged minutia meetings. The church spends an inordinate amount of time in different meetings. Most of the meetings deal with the most inconsequential items, while the Great Commission and Great Commandment are rarely the topics of discussion.
  3. Facility focus. The church facilities develop iconic status. One of the highest priorities in the church is the protection and preservation of rooms, furniture, and other visible parts of the church’s buildings and grounds.
  4. Program driven. Every church has programs even if they don’t admit it… The problem is not with programs. The problem develops when the program becomes an end instead of a means to greater ministry.

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Some Bible Reading Plans to Peruse…and Use!

Bible Reading Plans for 2015

FROM  Dec 26, 2014 Category: Articles

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

Many Christians take the beginning of a new year to evaluate their Bible reading habits, and then change or begin a Bible reading plan.

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from. Maybe in 2015 you will read more of the Bible each day. Perhaps you’ll slow down your reading and instead spend more time considering what you read. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a reading plan, you should find it below:

52 Week Bible Reading Plan

Read through the Bible in a year, with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: Epistles, The Law, History, Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Gospels.


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Resolution for a New Year

Resolution for a New Year

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On January 23, 1723, I made a solemn dedication of myself to God and wrote it down; giving up myself and all that I had to God, to be for the future in no respect my own; to act as one that had no right to himself in any respect; and solemnly vowed to take God for my whole portion and felicity, looking on nothing else as any part of my happiness, nor acting as if it were; and his laws of the constant rule of my obedience, engaging to fight with all my might against the world, the flesh, and the devil, to the end of my life. 

These are the words of Jonathan Edwards, spoken at the age of twenty, only two years after receiving salvation and one year after serving in his first pastorate. His father was a pastor, as was his grandfather, and consequently, Edwards grew up in an environment where he did not lack in his knowledge of the Scriptures. In fact, by the age of thirteen, the year he began undergraduate studies at Yale, he already knew Latin, Hebrew, and Greek. As a child, Edwards even responded to one of his father’s messages and committed himself to prayer five times a day – even building a secret prayer booth in a swamp with some local school friends.


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10 Ways the Enemy Gets the Upper Hand in a Church

10 Ways the Enemy Gets the Upper Hand in a Church

The devil strategically attacks us and we need to know his ways to fight against these attacks

 

He wants us to give up on prayer. He points out unanswered prayer, reminding us that God has at times not heard us in the past. Why would we then seek God’s presence and power today? He wants us to get puffed up with ego. In fact, this strategy is the root of the rest of these strategies. When we reside on the throne of our lives, the enemy is at least temporarily winning.

 

Let me start this post with a clear caveat: Satan will not ultimately win as he attacks God’s church. Jesus broke the powers through His cross (Col. 2:15), and the enemy will eventually be cast into outer darkness (Rev. 20:10). In the meantime, though, the devil strategically attacks us. Consider these ways he seeks to get the “up”per hand.


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Theology Test Answers (from Wednesday Night Study)

Here are the Theology test answers from our Wednesday evening study, Learning from Church History.

There are some essential doctrines that if you deny them, you are not a Christian. Which ones above would you consider to be essential?

 

1. How many gods are there in the universe? One

The Bible clearly teaches that there is only one God in existence, anywhere, any time, any place.

  • Isaiah 44:6,8
  • See also, Isaiah 45:6; 14, 18, 21, 22.
 

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Fast Facts on the Mormon Church’s Admission of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy

Fast Facts on the Mormon Church’s Admission of Joseph
Smith’s Polygamy

  • Recently the Mormon Church publically admitted for the first time that the founder of their religion, Joseph Smith, had upwards of 40 wives. Theologically this is a devastating admission.
  • First, this admission reveals the changing nature of Mormon doctrine. While Mormons officially deny the practice of polygamy today (since Mormon President Woodruff’s revelation of 1890), it is clear that i …

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The Persecution of John Huss, Brave Defender of the Christian Faith

john hussBy John Foxe
(Author of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs)

 

John Huss [1372-1415]

John Huss was born at Hussenitz, a village in Bohemia, about the year 1372. His parents gave him the best education their circumstances would admit; and having acquired a …


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The Result of Persecution

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Persecution is a reality for Christians. While persecution is mild here in America, it is anything but that in much of the world. When faced with persecution, Christians are to respond in a manner that is fitting for servants of the Most High God. The result is triump …


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The Persecuted Church-our response

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Biblical Responses to Persecution

 Persecution is a reality for Christians.  While there are many ways for Christians to respond to that persecution, here are a few responses to consider:

1. Remember that God is sovereign. He has you. Trust Him.

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The Persecuted Church

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“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” Tertullian, 1st century AD

Christians across the world are being persecuted for their faith. The Reason for Persecution is obvious: 

 


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The Attributes of God-introduction

attributes imageWho is God? How do we define God? Volumes have been penned in an attempt to answer questions such as these. A. W.  Tozer has said, “What you think about God is the most important thing about you”. We discovered last evening the validity of Tozer’s statement. High views of God lead to hi …


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What Caused the Reformation?


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Theologian for the Ages: John Calvin

Theologian for the Ages: John Calvin

FROM  Oct 27, 2014

     John Calvin (1509–1564) is easily the most important Protestant theologi …


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Telephone & Fax: Tel: (409) 745-0050

Email: GPEH@GPEHchurch.com

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