The Heart of LifePointe Church - Part 4a

Series: The Heart Of LifePointe Church

August 21, 2016
Chuck Bernal, Lead Pastor - LifePointe Church -

This message is Part 4 of the series “The Heart Of LifePointe Church” by Pastor Chuck Bernal. In this message Pastor Chuck reviews the purpose, mission and vision of our church and discussed the Biblical foundation that undergirds everything we do.

Episode Notes


Part 4 - Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pastor Chuck Bernal


Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it. (Habakkuk 2:2 – HCSB)

 And the Lord said to me, “Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others. (Habakkuk 2:2 – LB)


A great commitment to the great commandment

and the great commission will build a great church.


To point common people to an uncommon life in Jesus


To bring people to membership in God’s family, develop them to Christ-like maturity, equip them for their ministry in the church and their life mission in the world in order to magnify God’s name.


 The foundation that has already been built is Jesus Christ, and no one can build any other foundation. (1 Corinthians 3:11 – ERV)

 You are members of God’s very own family and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian. What a foundation you stand on now . . .  and the cornerstone of the building is Jesus Christ himself! (Ephesians 2:19-20 – LB)

C______________ - c_____________________  - B______________ - b_____________________

G__________ - g_________________________ - S____________________ - l__________

 P_____________ - p___________________ - M________________- m________________


 Recognizing God's call on each church to impact the world, we also recognize that like a puzzle piece, each church takes on a different shape as it seeks to live out that calling. The following values are the DNA of LifePointe and form the culture and context of our church.

 L ______________________ in action – Practical, tangible, continual paying it forward

 This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters! If we have possessions and see others in need, yet close our hearts against them, how can we claim that we love God? Our love must not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which show itself in action!  (1 John 3:16-18 - GNB)

I__________________________________ pathways to growth – Grand slam believers

 Let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity. (Hebrews 6:1 - NIV)

 Mark out a straight path . . . then stick to the path and you will stay safe. (Proverbs 4:26 - NLT)

 F__________________________ focused – “OGCDT” goals (Only God Can Do That!)

 What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead . . . You can never please God without faith, without depending on him. (Hebrews 11:1, 6 – LB)

 E______________________________________ members – Every member is a minister

 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don't need you.” The head can't say to the feet, “I don't need you.”  In fact, some of the parts that seem least important are really the most necessary  . . .  all of you together are Christ's Body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.  (1 Corinthians 12:21-22, 27 - NLT)

 P__________________________________ to start over – Second Chance Grace Place

 I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out. (Luke 5:30-32 - MSG)

 Warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified! (Romans 15:7 - LB)

 O_______________________________ discipleship -  Going deeper/growing stronger

 God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love. (Ephesians 4:15-16 - MSG)

 I__________________________ outreach – Developing a “whatever it takes” mindset

 I become a servant to everyone so that I can win them to Christ . . .  Whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him. I do this to get the Good News to them and for the blessing I receive when I see them come to Christ. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23         - LB)

 N_____________ generation commitment – Not just for the future but for right now

 Jesus: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven . . .  Be careful! Don't make the mistake of thinking that little children are unimportant.”  (Matthew 18:3, 10 - NIV/NCV)

 T_______________________________________________ is better - We rather than me

 Since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others. (Romans 12:5 - NLT)

 You should be like one big family, full of sympathy toward each other . . .  (1 Peter 3:8 - LB)

 E__________________________________________ - It honors God and inspires people

 Whatever work you do, do your best. (Ecclesiastes 9:10 – ICB)

 Work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. (Romans 12:11 – NLT)

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