LifePointe Christian Church
ACCIDENTAL PHARISEE - Love > Hate - Week 4
Speaker: Chris Delfs, Senior Pastor
Locations & Times
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  • LifePointe Christian Church
    10291 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
We can accidentally OPPOSE the priorities, values and heart of God
Dark Side of Spiritual Passion: God’s grace only available to the deserving
Whose on your Luke 18:11 “Thank God I’m not like them” list?
Dark Side of Spiritual Passion: Compassion gets drowned out

Dark Side of Spiritual Passion: Mercy gets crowded out and cast aside
Pharisees: Had truth but did not exhibit grace
Important for Christians to speak up in the public arena
Vote our values according to God’s Will
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare (stirs up Anger. NIV). NLT

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses. NLT
The more we SPEAK God’s truth, the more we must SERVE others
Present at the killing of Stephen and approved of the execution (Acts 8)
Accidental Pharisee: Has hard time offering mercy to people (people will take advantage or use it as an excuse)
Saul cast his vote on more than one occasion to have Christians executed occasion (Acts 26:10-11)
Acts 26:11 In raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities. ESV

Jesus principle: Love must be greater than hate (Matthew 5:43-44)
Saul was misled about what it meant to serve and follow God
Saul was committed to the Law of God, but was missing the relation with God
Everything changed for Saul (Acts 9)
As a Pharisee, Saul was blind to the heart of God
Acts 9:18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again.
The more we encounter Jesus in our lives, the more we can see the Heart of Jesus for others
Do you have scales in your eyes blinding you to the heart of God for others?
Saul’s (Paul’s) letters were instructions for how Christians can love like Jesus loved
NEED PRAYER?
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We want to pray for you! Send us a prayer request at:
Pray4U@lifepointe.org

EASY WAYS TO GIVE

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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS AND EVENTS
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[UN] PUBBED TRIVIA NIGHT / JULY 12 / 6:15-8:30pm
Ages 20-39, come show off your smarts and win prizes! Diverse categories, nacho bar and mocktails.
Cost: $10/person, guests free. Free childcare through 12 years.
Register in the lobby, or at lifepointe.org/unpubbed-july PLATINUM

PLATINUM CLUB BLAST TO THE PAST / JULY 13 / 4-6 pm
Sixty years of age or older? Join the Platinum Club for a night of games, food, friendship and fun at LifePointe in The Foundry.
Cost: $8/person
Sign up in the lobby, or at: lifepointe.org/PCblast

WOMEN’S SCRAPBOOKING & CRAFTING NIGHT / JULY 19 / 6pm - Midnight
An open night for your craft projects. Cricut cutter provided.
RSVP appreciated but not required.
More info: Catie Martinez at catiemartinez@yahoo.com

LADIES DAY TRIPPERS: RAFTING TRIP / JULY 20
Join the Ladies on Cache Canyon River Trip and have the time of your life! Thrills, spills, and fun – a great time will be had by all!
Cost: $80/person
Sign up in the lobby, or at: lifepointe.org/LDTrafting

MOMS & SONS ADVENTURE RACE / JULY 20 / 4-7 pm
This event is a great chance for moms and sons (7th-12th grade) to build memories as they race to earn points by completing different tasks together.
Cost: $10/family.
Sign up now at: lifepointe.org/adventure-race

VOYAGERS: SCOTTS FLAT LAKE CAMPOUT / NEVADA CITY, CA / AUG 22-25
Relax, unwind, play games, swim, boat, fish, enjoy the outdoors with other Voyagers (45-65yrs). Cost: $50/person
Sign up in the lobby, or at: lifepointe.org/voyagers-campout

LP KIDS: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Looking for a blessing? Join our team and help impact God's Kingdom for the next generation. We need teachers, subs and classroom assistants for infants through 6th grade.
Contact Darla Blanton at d.blanton@lifepointe.org

LP STUDENTS - SUMMER EVENTS
The student ministry (7th-12th grade) has a ton of fun events this Summer. Check out all the details at: lifepointe.org/students