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Sometimes we may not understand just why God is using us in the way He is, but if we continue to worship and praise Him through it all, it'll all make sense in the end; because it ain't about us!
Minister Smith continues our series in week three with the story of Joseph and his brothers. Joseph was elevated while working his assignment. Never let people or situations deter you!
Lady Melody Radford opens up our new series, We Gonna Be Alright, ministering about freedom in transition - The FIT.
We all have areas of limitation. In this story, a dad has a demonically tortured son, and those in positions to help were limited. What happens when the help you need is limited? Jesus teaches a lesson on how little things can keep you from big breakthroughs.
Has your response ever been, “I’m just holding on?” If it has, find comfort in the word given to a church that was doing just that; holding on. In week three of our “Less is More” series, Pastor Mario shares from the book of Revelation promises from God for a church that was holding on with little strength.…
Sometimes God adds by subtracting. It's such a complex concept but losing is often the road towards winning. In week 2, Pastor Mario shares the story of how Gideon lost many, but gained victory with what was left.
We often look at what we have as not enough for what God wants to do. When God asks something from us, He knows exactly what we have. The lesson about the 2 fish and five loaves is about trust. In week one of the Less Is More Series, Pastor Mario shares powerful insights from this story.
You are the preacher your friends are looking for. Yes, read that again. How will your friends and family be reached unless the gospel is preached? In week three of our Framily Series, Pastor Mario shares not just how to preach, but what to preach to your Framily. They are waiting on you, let’s get started.…
we had all experienced sickness in our lives. There's also times when that sickness isn't ordinary or something easy to get over. Sometimes it's the small things that hinder us from big things. Simon's mother-in-law is sick and the only thing he knows to do is to get her to Jesus. Pastor Mario teaches us what to do when our house is sick.…
We all could use a friend. The question we must ask is, will anyone say that we’ve been a friend to them? In week one of our Framily series, Pastor Mario shares how a guy named Philipp became a friend to someone who needed direction. This week, let’s be a friend to someone who desperately needs one.
We all have great moments in life that we’d love to relive over. Those are the moments we’d love to keep bottled in the memory of our minds. The disciples were challenged with this very thing, but were encouraged not to stay gazing.
Grace begins where religion ends. Religion is rule based. Grace is relationship driven. Jesus shows us in his interaction with Thomas that grace knows no limits. As grace is one of our core values; this message explains its significance to God, us, and our mission as a church.
Growth Point has three core values represented in the words; Growth, Grace, and Gather. Pastor Mario uses Peter's experience in denying Jesus to explain how we can grow from failure.
Jesus had been in the tomb for three days and his followers were still grieving. In their grief they still came to the tomb looking for Jesus. Many are grieving all around the world, but Pastor Mario encourages us to keep looking for Jesus.
We all have people and things that we hold on to. It's common to think that we can do a better job with them in our hands than anyone else's. Jesus asked the disciples to go get him something that was tied up. Why? Because he wanted to use it. Pastor Mario teaches a Palm Sunday message about the power of releasing people to God.…
In order to live a life of persecution and count as joy for the name of Jesus. We have to remain COOL, CALM, and COLLECTED and "stay in the pocket" (tempo) with Jesus.
Only in Jesus is the beatitude fulfilled; for He is the Peacemaker. Peacemakers make peace out of the peace they have experienced themselves as a result of the gospel and their relationship to Jesus.By growthpoint
A life that gets God's attention, is a life that is birthed through personal reflection, genuine repentance, and a transformed heart. We all have the opportunity to see the very face of God...question is, are you willing to do what it takes to see Him?By growthpoint
Most of the attitudes up to this point have been directed at a current state or spot in life. Now we find one that is based on an attitude of action. If you're in need of mercy, the first step may begin with you.By growthpoint
We often believe that meekness is weakness. This message teaches us that there is a blessing reserved for those who allow their strength to be under control.By growthpoint
A broken life is a blessed life. In week two of our series, we learn that God comforts us in our grieving. Pastor Mario challenges us to move from faking it to facing life.By growthpoint
We all know about attitudes. Some good and some bad, however, there is an attitude that God blesses. In week one of this new series, Pastor Mario teaches about having an attitude that acknowledges complete dependence on God.By growthpoint
Transfer of power doesn’t happen overnight. The journey towards confirmation of your call will be met with challenge. Pastor Mario reminds us that regardless of the challenge, the Lord is with you. Someone needs what you have.By growthpoint
God is never limited by history and events of the past. He can use everything that has been and turn it into something glorious. Don’t allow yesterday to limit your next move. Pastor Mario shares why God asked the prophet Samuel to keep it movin'.By growthpoint
Resolutions, goals and plans fill our calendars in hopes that our schedules will open again. As uncertainty floods our life, Christ remains resolutely the same. This is the hope we have and hold on to.By growthpoint
Many of us can’t wait to get out of our homes. Pastor Mario is so non athletic but drew some great parallels from when the NBA was confined to a bubble. What if God allowed this, to prepare you for next? This message will speak to your heart.By growthpoint
We’re in a new year with residue from the old year, yet we still believe that there is more to life than suffering and pain. It may seem everlasting, but Pastor Mario reminds us that things will work out.By growthpoint
Waiting is the last thing that we want to do. A day. A month. What about 42 generations? This was the context surrounding the birth of Christ. There's hope in knowing that, he'll make it worth the wait.By growthpoint
Life has a natural flow and rhythm. This year, our rhythm has seemed to break that flow, but God's word hasn't. Trust what God says, it will never return to you void.By growthpoint
God doesn't promise that we won't go through things, but does promise to carry us through. Pastor Mario begins a brand new series centered around the promises of God.By growthpoint
Generosity begins with a proper understanding of giving. In this message Pastor Mario uses the application of farmers sowing seen in the ground. Everything that grows first begins as a seed that was planted.By growthpoint
If we looked beyond our external, we’d notice that internally we have something in common. The need for connection, family values and more exist in all of us. The miracle we want to become often starts with the language of commonality.By growthpoint
Your greatest mission and challenge my be tested by those who know you. Your assignment to be a miracle shines brightest when you know who called you to do it. The spirit of the Lord is upon you.By growthpoint
Being a miracle often means carrying the burden for someone until they can stand on their own. In week one of our series, Pastor Mario shares about four men who carried a man to Jesus. Who are you willing to carry to Jesus?By growthpoint
This week Associate Pastor Guilluame talked about working with two names. Acts 9, Saul had his Demascus Rd. experience! God created you to be a Designer Label. Your name has purpose and promise attached to it. Saul later started using his Roman name, Paul. Dual names with one purpose!By growthpoint
For the last few weeks, Pastor Mario has taught on personal worship. In today's conclusion, we learn about pursuing the glory of God. No one can experience God's glory and remain the same.By growthpoint
No experience is wasted with God. Some of our most uncomfortable moments may have been orchestrated to redirect your attention to Him. Pastor Mario shares the story of Moses and how God drew him into a personal encounter.By growthpoint
Truth introduces intimacy. A key ingredient to worship is truth. God is still seeking people that will worship Him in spirit and truth. Pastor Mario teaches about the encounter with Jesus and the woman at the well in week two of our Facetime series.By growthpoint
Many of us have Zoom and various video conferences that fill up our days. Video interactions require us to turn on our camera. Pastor Mario opens up week one of our new series with David's response to God's request to spend time with him. Is your camera on for God to see you?By growthpoint
Faith is an internal conviction that has an external reaction. In the conclusion of our Cover Your Mouth series, First Lady Melody Radford encourages us to Speak to IT, not at it!By growthpoint
Pastor Mario approaches part two of Think Before You Speak with the reminder that we can overcome anything we face by choosing our words carefully. We may not be able to control everything, but we can control how we think and speak about everything.By growthpoint
We have a choice in how we use our words. Our very world was framed by words. Pastor Mario continues the Cover Your Mouth series with a teaching on thinking about your words before you speak them.By growthpoint
How often do you check the expiration date on your fruit? Would you eat expired fruit? Pastor Mario teaches about the power of words and the connection with fruit.By growthpoint
It seems like this season will never end. If you've been trying to figure out what this season has been about, listen to this message. Evangelist Stacey McDonald shares that there is a purpose to the adversity. It's time to pour again!By growthpoint
In this conclusion of Background Noize, Pastor Mario teaches about the woman who came into a room she wasn't invited into. One encounter with Jesus changed her entire life.By growthpoint
In a world of busyness and choices, when is the last time you chose stillness? Pastor Mario shares a lesson about choosing what matters.By growthpoint
Our ability to hear God's voice in the midst of distraction is often attached to our level of desperation. In week three of Background Noize, Pastor Mario shares a message about a blind man's ability to focus on the choice of God in the midst of a distracting crowd.By growthpoint
Every huge sign isn't always God, but God will use every sign to get your attention. Are you distracted by big noises and missing the lower whisper of God speaking? Week two of our new series is definitely for you.By growthpoint
If we're honest, we can all get distracted from time to time. Pastor Mario in week one of a series called Background Noize, uses the lesson from Peter's distraction to teach about the power of focus. In the midst of the noise of distraction, Jesus is still calling you.By growthpoint