There has always been change; the opposite of that word is death. But today, change begets more change. Its increasing momentum is ever before us, and the shifting realities can be unsettling. So how do we respond?

We could run for comfort of course; seek shelter in nostalgia or some static, reinforced zone of “Unchange.”

Or we can meet the change head-on and interact with it. We can retool, realign, and reestablish our voice for a postmodern mind and a post-Christendom context. This is my choice, and I commend the adventure of it to you.

The postmodern era brings us a world that deconstructs established institutions (including the church) and longs for mystery rather than simple equations for life. Monologues must be traded for dialogue; conventional wisdom for innovation; dogmatism for open spirituality; the mapped-out for the uncharted. How do we discuss the age-old gospel in such contexts?

Let’s find out. In these pages, I seek to interact with you via the electronic word. Just beware my dyslexia and the blunders it invites! Fear not, however. There also will be video, as I walk the streets and talk with everyday people; audio, particularly through my weekly teaching at Grace Point; and pictures that are often worth a thousand words. In other words, this page itself is a postmodern response to the questions of the day. My disability has actually driven me toward embracing the multimedia expressions that postmodernity favors.

This world has shifted even since you began reading this page. Together let’s chart the changes in real time.

“Who is My Neighbor” – Series, “Love Better,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, August 9, 2020

Central Text: Luke 10:25-37 What are the greatest and 2nd greatest commandments (for review see Luke 10:27)? In your own words, describe what the 1st and 2nd greatest commandments look

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“Prayer is a Lifestyle” – Series, “Life Reimagined,” Message 9 – Mike McDaniel, August 2, 2020

Grace Point Church of Northwest Arkansas Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor Series, “Life Reimagined,” May-August 2, 2020 Message 9James 5:13-18

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“Win, Lose, or Peace” – Series, “Life Reimagined,” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, July 19, 2020

Grace Point Church of Northwest Arkansas Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor Series, “Life Reimagined,” May-July, 2020 Message 8James 3:13-18 7.19.20 Message Discussion Guide – “Win, Lose, or Peace” Read James 3:13-18

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“How to Train Your Dragon” – Series, “Life Reimagined,” Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, July 12, 2020

Grace Point Church of Northwest Arkansas Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor Series, “Life Reimagined,” May-July, 2020 Message 10James 3:1-12 It [your dragon] can accomplish nearly anything—or destroy it! It only takes

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“Make America Great Again?” – Series, “Life Reimagined,” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, July 5, 2020

Proverbs 14:34 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What is the leading indicator that we have a great nation? (Proverbs 14:34)? What is righteousness? What does God expect from our leaders (Proverbs 16:12) How

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“Turning My Learning into Living” – Series, “Life Reimagined,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, June 14, 2020

James 1:21-25

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“Reimagining the Church” – Series, “Life Reimagined,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, June 7, 2020

Isaiah 43:19

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“You Choose: Stand Strong or Fall Hard” – Series, “Life Reimagined,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, May 24, 2020

James 1:5-8

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“Growing Up, Growing Down, and Launching Out” – Series, “Life Reimagined,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, May 17, 2020

James 1:5-8

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“No Pain, No Gain” – Series, “Life Reimagined,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, May 10, 2020

James 1:1-4

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“Moving Beyond the Possible” – Series, “Disruption,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, May 3, 2020

2 Corinthians 4:7-16

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“Look to Prayer in Times of Pressure” – Series, “Disruption,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, April 26, 2020

Psalm 55

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“Looking for Hope in Darkness” – Easter Sunday – Series, “Disruption,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, April 12, 2020

Mark 8:31-33; 16:1-8

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“Jesus in the Court of Public Opinion” – Series, “The Crown and the Cross” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, April 5, 2020

Mark 7 and 8 The Man and His mission, the crown and the cross: they all speak to 2000 years ago when God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to establish

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Series, “The Crown and the Cross” Message 4 – Lori McDaniel, March 29, 2020

Mark 7 and 8 The Man and His mission, the crown and the cross: they all speak to 2000 years ago when God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to establish

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“Heart Check”  – Series, “The Crown and the Cross” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, March 22, 2020

Mark 4:1-20 The Man and His mission, the crown and the cross: they all speak to 2000 years ago when God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to establish His Kingdom

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Navigating COVID-19 from a Christian Perspective– GPC Panel, March 15, 2020

No Grace Point Worship Gathering on this date Grace Point Church of Northwest Arkansas – Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor A panel addressing the current coronavirus concerns from spiritual, sociological, business,

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“The Jesus Calling”  – Series, “The Crown and the Cross” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, March 8, 2020

Mark 1:1-27 The Man and His mission, the crown and the cross: they all speak to 2000 years ago when God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to establish His Kingdom

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“Who is Jesus: Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?”  – Series, “The Crown and the Cross” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, March 1, 2020

Mark 1:1-27 The Man and His mission, the crown and the cross: they all speak to 2000 years ago when God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to establish His Kingdom

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“Necessary Ingredients to a Fresh Start”  – Series, “Fresh Start” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, Feb. 9, 2020

Colossians 1:1-23 A little-known prophet named Haggai appears in the Scriptures for only a brief six months, but he helps usher God’s people into a fresh start as they emerge

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“The Problem of Misplaced Priorities”  – Series, “Fresh Start” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, Feb. 2, 2020

Colossians 1:1-23 A little-known prophet named Haggai appears in the Scriptures for only a brief six months, but he helps usher God’s people into a fresh start as they emerge

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“Clarity of Life Mission”  – Series, “Clarity: What’s Your Why?” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, Jan. 26, 2020

Colossians 1:1-23 When we have a clear, God-sized vision of our purpose in life we are no longer victims to the pull and push of the world around us. Clarity

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“Role Clarity”  – Series, “Clarity: What’s Your Why?” Message 3 – Brett Ferguson, Jan. 19, 2020

Colossians 1:1-23 When we have a clear, God-sized vision of our purpose in life we are no longer victims to the pull and push of the world around us. Clarity

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“You be You”  – Series, “Clarity: What’s Your Why?” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, Jan. 12, 2020

Colossians 1:1-23 When we have a clear, God-sized vision of our purpose in life we are no longer victims to the pull and push of the world around us. Clarity

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“Clarity of Purpose”  – Series, “Clarity: What’s Your Why?” Message 1 – Brett Ferguson, Jan. 5, 2020

Colossians 1:1-23 When we have a clear, God-sized vision of our purpose in life we are no longer victims to the pull and push of the world around us. Clarity

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“Simeon: When Wonder Enables Rest”  – Series, “Wonder: O Come, Let Us Adore Him,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, Dec. 24, 2019

Luke 1:39-56 This Christmas, let’s rediscover the wonder of Christ, or maybe you need to find it for the first time! Christmas wonder can last throughout the year because Christ

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“Wise Men: When Wonder Flips the Script”  – Series, “Wonder: O Come, Let Us Adore Him,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, Dec. 22, 2019

Luke 1:39-56 This Christmas, let’s rediscover the wonder of Christ, or maybe you need to find it for the first time! Christmas wonder can last throughout the year because Christ

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“Shepherds: The Wonder of the Gift”  – Series, “Wonder: O Come, Let Us Adore Him,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, Dec. 15, 2019

Luke 1:39-56 This Christmas, let’s rediscover the wonder of Christ, or maybe you need to find it for the first time! Christmas wonder can last throughout the year because Christ

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“Mary: The Wonder from the Inside Out”  – Series, “Wonder: O Come, Let Us Adore Him,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, Dec. 8, 2019

Luke 1:39-56 This Christmas, let’s rediscover the wonder of Christ, or maybe you need to find it for the first time! Christmas wonder can last throughout the year because Christ

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“Joseph: Filled With Obedience”  – Series, “Wonder: O Come, Let Us Adore Him,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, Dec. 1, 2019

Matthew 1:16-25 This Christmas, let’s rediscover the wonder of Christ, or maybe you need to find it for the first time! Christmas wonder can last throughout the year because Christ

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“Step by Step Through the Land of the Unknown”  – Series, “(Mis)understanding God,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, Nov. 24, 2019

Song of Solomon 3:6–5:1 Life has a way of bringing us face-to-face with injustice, doubt, fear, and hopelessness. How can there be an all-powerful, good God who allows injustice in

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“iTrust: In the Land In-between”  – Series, “(Mis)understanding God,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, Nov. 3, 2019

Song of Solomon 3:6–5:1 Life has a way of bringing us face-to-face with injustice, doubt, fear, and hopelessness. How can there be an all-powerful, good God who allows injustice in

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“iDoubt: God, are You Sure You Know What You’re Doing?”  – Series, “(Mis)understanding God,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, Oct. 27, 2019

Song of Solomon 3:6–5:1 Life has a way of bringing us face-to-face with injustice, doubt, fear, and hopelessness. How can there be an all-powerful, good God who allows injustice in

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“Hey God, What’s Up?” – Series, “(Mis)understanding God,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, Oct. 20, 2019

Song of Solomon 3:6–5:1 Life has a way of bringing us face-to-face with injustice, doubt, fear, and hopelessness. How can there be an all-powerful, good God who allows injustice in

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“ENDURANCE: Through the Years” – Series, “Love Songs,” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, Oct. 6, 2019

Song of Solomon 3:6–5:1 Love, marriage, and sexual intimacy are more than things artists sing about, poets write about, or actors portray. Love, marriage, and sexuality are beautiful gifts that

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“SATISFACTION: I Will ALWAYS Love You?” – Series, “Love Songs,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, Sep. 29, 2019

Song of Solomon 3:6–5:1 Love, marriage, and sexual intimacy are more than things artists sing about, poets write about, or actors portray. Love, marriage, and sexuality are beautiful gifts that

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“RESTORATION: What’s Love Got to Do With It” – Series, “Love Songs,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, Sep. 22, 2019

Song of Solomon 3:6–5:1 Love, marriage, and sexual intimacy are more than things artists sing about, poets write about, or actors portray. Love, marriage, and sexuality are beautiful gifts that

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“Sheet Music” – Series, “Love Songs,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, Sep. 15, 2019

Song of Solomon 3:6–5:1 Love, marriage, and sexual intimacy are more than things artists sing about, poets write about, or actors portray. Love, marriage, and sexuality are beautiful gifts that

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“Just the Two of Us: We Can Make it if We Try” – Series, “Love Songs,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, Sep. 8, 2019

Song of Solomon 2:1-3:11 Love, marriage, and sexual intimacy are more than things artists sing about, poets write about, or actors portray. Love, marriage, and sexuality are beautiful gifts that

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“Lovin’ Feelin'” – Series, “Love Songs,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, Sep. 1, 2019

Song of Solomon 1:1–2:7 Love, marriage, and sexual intimacy are more than things artists sing about, poets write about, or actors portray. Love, marriage, and sexuality are beautiful gifts that

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“Relationships that Refresh” – Series, “Refresh: Philemon,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, August 18, 2019

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“Being a Breath of Fresh Air” – Series, “Refresh: Philemon,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, August 11, 2019

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“The Power of One” – Series, “Who’s Your One,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, July 28, 2019

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“The Significance of the One” – Series, “Who’s Your One,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, July 21, 2019

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“The Passion for the One” – Series, “Who’s Your One,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, July 14, 2019

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“Grace Point Church: A Work of God” – Mike McDaniel, June 30, 2019

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“The Fruit of a Disciplined Life ” – Mike McDaniel, June 16, 2019

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“Developing a Life of Faithfulness and Gentleness” – Mike McDaniel, June 9, 2019

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“Fruitful Living” – Mike McDaniel, June 2, 2019

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“Love Drunk” – Mike McDaniel, May 12, 2019

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“Living Beyond Your Limitations” – Mike McDaniel, May 5, 2019

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“Intoxicated with the Promise” – Mike McDaniel, April 21, 2019

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“Jesus on Facebook” – Mike McDaniel, April 14, 2019

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“Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing” – Series, “Margin,” Message 11 – Mike McDaniel, April 7, 2019

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“Staying Sharp” – Series, “Margin,” Message 10 – Mike McDaniel, March 31, 2019

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“Living the Good Life” – Series, “Margin,” Message 9 – Mike McDaniel, March 10, 2019

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“When Pain Creates Margin” – Series, “Margin,” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, March 3, 2019

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“The Robbery of Wealth” – Series, “Margin,” Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, February 17, 2019

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“Creating Space for God” – Series, “Margin,” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, February 10, 2019

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“Better Together” – Series, “Margin,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, February 3, 2019

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“The Voice of the Margin(less)” – Series, “Margin,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, January 27, 2019

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“Making Time Count” – Series, “Margin,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, January 20, 2019

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“The Pursuit of Happiness” – Series, “Margin,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, January 13, 2019

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“Waking Up Exhausted” – Series, “Margin,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, January 6, 2018

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Christmas Eve Worship  – Series, “The Best Christmas Ever” – Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, December 24, 2018

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“Joy in Less”  – Series, “The Best Christmas Ever” – Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, December 23, 2018

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“Christmas Cheer for Every Day of the Year”  – Series, “The Best Christmas Ever” – Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, December 16, 2018

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“Love Wins”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, December 9, 2018

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“Reckless Love”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, December 2, 2018

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“Out-of-This-World Love”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, November 25, 2018

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“Discerning Fake Truth”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, November 18, 2018

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“Defusing Hate Bombs”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, November 4, 2018

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“My Perfect Love and Complete Joy”  – Series, “Love > Hate” – Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, October 28, 2018

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“Reflections”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, October 7, 2018

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“Dangerous Christians”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, September 30, 2018

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“Talking in Circles”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, September 23, 2018

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“Engaging the Down and Outs”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, September 16, 2018

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“Engaging the All-Togethers”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, September 9, 2018

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“Life Circles”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, August 26, 2018

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“Living Sent: The Disruptive Life”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, August 19, 2018

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“Living Life to Give Life”  – Series, “Pursuit” – Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, August 12, 2018

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“Grace Point Church: A Work of God”  – Mike McDaniel, July 15, 2018

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“The WHY Behind Worship” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 16 – Mike McDaniel, July 1, 2018

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“Diagnosing Toxic Relationships” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 15 – Mike McDaniel, June 24, 2018

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“Trumping All Trumps” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 14 – Mike McDaniel, June 10, 2018

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“Awaken: Be the Future Today” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 13 – Mike McDaniel, June 3, 2018

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“Love Rules” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 12 – Mike McDaniel, May 27, 2018

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“How do Others Experience Me?” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 11 – Mike McDaniel, May 20, 2018

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““When Our Brokenness Speaks of God’s Beauty”” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 10 – Mike McDaniel, May 13, 2018

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“The Mission Behind Our Passion” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 9 – Mike McDaniel, May 6, 2018

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“The Profile and Passion of the Artist” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, April 29, 2018

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“Your Life Through God’s Eyes” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, April 15, 2018

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“StuckInARut?” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, April 8, 2018

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“Out With the Old, In With the New” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, April 1, 2018

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“The Power of a Word” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, March 30, 2018

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“From Mess to Mosaic” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, March 25, 2018

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“Breaking A Good Thing” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, March 4, 2018

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“Movement Makers” –  Series: “Mosaic,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, February 18, 2018

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“Upgrading Your Life of Prayer” –  Series: “Fuel,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, January 28, 2018

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“When You’re Sick of It” –  Series: “Fuel,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, January 14, 2018

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“Fill Up to Climb Up” –  Series: “Fuel,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, January 7, 2018

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“Jesus Was a Refugee” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, December 17, 2017

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“How to Whistle While You Work” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 7 – Mike McDaniel, December 10, 2017

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“The Portrait of a Christian Home” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, December 3, 2017

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“Living Better Together” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, November 26, 2017

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“My Best Me” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, November 19, 2017

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“Dead Ends, Detours, or Dead Ahead” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, November 12, 2017

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“My Church: The Evolution of We” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 2 – Mike McDaniel, November 5, 2017

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“God’s Best You” –  Series: “Evolve,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, October 29, 2017

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“Go Fish” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 10 – Mike McDaniel, October 8, 2017

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“Like Jesus?” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 9 – Mike McDaniel, October 1, 2017

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“Spinning Plates or Chasing God?” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 8 – Mike McDaniel, September 24, 2017

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“Unfollow” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 6 – Mike McDaniel, September 10, 2017

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“Your Checklist for The Chase” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 5 – Mike McDaniel, September 3, 2017

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“Qualifying the Under-Qualified” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 4 – Mike McDaniel, August 27, 2017

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“Next Steps” –  Series: “The Chase,” Message 3 – Mike McDaniel, August 20, 2017

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About Grace Point

Mike and Lori McDaniel were serving as missionaries among the Tonga people of Zambia when the vision of a new church took shape in their hearts.

Before Africa, the couple had pastored for six years in two congregations. During four years of service as church developers with the International Mission Board, they had evolved in their conception of the biblical New Testament church. Zambia, however, forced them to dig deeper and strip away countless America-based presuppositions about the nature of a church.

To help Zambian Christians plant and nurture their own congregations, they’d first have to have the clearest and most biblical concept of the local body of Christ. For four years they grappled with that issue, allowing God’s Word and Spirit to reinvent every old assumption. As the days passed in Zambia, they realized the deep craving of the modern church for a fresh touch of God.

The McDaniels realized that God, having called them from America to Africa, was now bringing them full circle—to carry their lessons from across the world and replant them in American soil. A new church and perhaps a new movement would take root, using global lessons both contemporary and timeless, uncompromisingly biblical yet radically community-shaped.

In July 2001, Grace Point Church was started with a handful of catalyst followers of Christ. These believers all shared the same burden, vision, and calling to reach the unchurched of Northwest Arkansas with a ministry that would ripple outward to infect all nations with a passion for Christ.

Grace Point never claims to be the perfect church, simply a corps of active believers listening to God and ready to move forward in carrying out his will in a needy world.”

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