Back in Romans this Sunday Romans 12:1-2

High Pointe, thank you for your generosity in sharing me with other churches for the work of the gospel here and abroad. Three weekends ago, I had the privilege of traveling to the United Arab Emirates to strengthen and encourage the Brannens and the brothers and sisters of Emmanuel Church in Fujairah as they gathered to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. The day before, we hosted local pastors and Christians for a one-day conference on Revelation 2-3. It was a joy to be with the brothers and meet other gospel workers in the Middle East.

On October 8, I had the joy of being with Emmaus Church in Georgetown to strengthen and encourage them as they celebrated their first anniversary. You will be glad to know the Lord is blessing them and gathering many to join in the work there. Please continue to pray for their second year of ministry together.

As I write this update, I am in the airport in Medellin, Colombia. Just this weekend, we welcomed over 1,800 Christians and pastors from throughout Colombia to study the book of Ecclesiastes. Then, on Sunday, I had the joy of preaching at El Redil der Sur church. It is a joy to be with the brothers and sisters in Medellin and in the church of El Redil. I may come to strengthen and encourage them, but they bless and minister to me each year we are able to spend together.

The opportunity to travel to strengthen and encourage brothers and sisters in other churches, both here and abroad, is an extension of YOUR ministry, High Pointe. Thank you for the privilege of representing you. Your name and reputation are known everywhere I go, and many brothers and sisters are praying for us.

Now, it is a joy to return to the pulpit this Sunday, Lord willing, and pick up where we left off in Romans. We will work through Romans 12:1-2, as we begin the portion of the letter where Paul begins to apply the thick theology he has shared to this point. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be back in the pulpit and with you this Sunday. Please pray for me as I prepare this week. And pray for all of us that the Lord would use our study of Romans to transform us.
Men’s Ministry BBQ Kickoff THIS Friday at 6:30 PM
Calling all the men of High Pointe! Craig Horton has assembled a men’s ministry team, and they have planned a fall kickoff for men’s ministry at High Pointe. Craig and his team have been meeting together and thinking through how best to encourage our men.

Join us on Friday, October 20 at 6:30 pm to fellowship, encourage one another, and learn about some of the plans the men’s ministry team have put together.
Austin Biblical Theology Workshop for Women with Nancy Guthrie | November 3 or 4, 2023
No matter how much you already know or don’t know about the Bible, if you’re a woman who wants to know your Bible better, this workshop is for you!

Do you ever read the Bible and have a sense that there is a deeper meaning or significance to what you are reading that you can’t quite figure out? Or do you sometimes wonder why some people have been able to draw things out of a passage in the Bible that you didn’t see until they pointed it out? If so, I hope you’ll make plans to come to a Biblical Theology Workshop for Women. Our aim will be to increase our Bible skills so that rather than being bored by, or intimidated by the Bible, we’ll become more intrigued by it, moved by it, more confident that we’re grasping what it is communicating to us.

Over three sessions, we’ll review the key events of the Bible’s story and the major sections of the Bible. I’ll demonstrate telling the story of the Bible through the lens of one of its important themes. We’ll work together on tracing a few themes through the various sections of the Bible. Then we’ll look at the opening of each of the Gospels and discover how a growing understanding of major biblical themes adds to our understanding when we see those themes arise in specific passages of the Bible. The three sessions will be energetic, interactive, and fun.

For more information, click HERE.

To register for Friday, click HERE.

To register for Saturday, click HERE.
Sunday Rhythms at High Pointe
  • Prayer Gathering (2nd and 4th Sundays at 5:00 PM) Sunday night prayer gatherings are our family nights. That’s when we not only pray for one another, our city, our state, our world, but we also learn about one another. Make every effort to join us as we pray together as a church.

  • Children’s Catechism Class for 3 year olds – 5th Graders (2 and 4th Sundays at 5:00 PM) While parents are praying together, our children are learning God’s word and biblical truths through a question and answer method. To register for our CCC, click HERE.

  • KidsPointe Sunday Mornings, During our Morning Worship Gathering! We’re excited to kick off the new school year with a new study, The Gospel Story. We’ll take a detailed look at how each of the Bible stories, beginning in the Old Testament, connects to the gospel and to God’s larger plan of redemption as we answer the question, "Where is Jesus?” Each K-5th grader attending must be registeredTo serve in KidsPointe, please contact Erin Wyman.
Giving at High Pointe
God is generous, and so he calls us to be as well. What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God in every area of our lives, including what we do with our finances. But as you may have noticed, we do not take up a collection on Sundays at High Pointe. Consequently, we’ve been receiving questions as to how to give. There are several ways you may give:
1. Offering Boxes in Auditorium – You may place your offering in an offering box.
2. Mail – You may mail your contribution to the church office.
3. Text/Online – You may give by texting 84321 (it will require a first-time setup).
4. Your Bank – You may give through your own bank via Bill Pay or ACH.

If you have any questions, go to this LINK. Our financial staff is also available to help or answer your questions. You may call the church office at 512-837-7725.

On-Call Pastor
To better care for you, High Pointe, we have an “on-call” pastor available for emergencies after office hours and on weekends. To reach the on-call pastor, call 512-837-7725, extension 1.

Preaching Schedule: Pray regularly for the ministry of the Word at High Pointe. Also, prepare for our gatherings by reading the sermon text, thinking it through, and asking questions about the text before Sunday. Here is a preaching schedule designed to help you prepare for Sundays:
  • October 22 | Romans 12:1-2, Pastor Juan
  • October 29 | Romans 12:3-8, Pastor Juan
  • November 5 | Romans 12:9-21, Pastor Juan
  • November 12 | Romans 13:1-7, Pastor Juan
  • November 19 | Romans 13:8-14, Pastor Juan
  • November 26 | Romans 14:1-12, Pastor Juan
  • December 3 | Romans 14:13-23, Pastor Juan
  • December 10 | Romans 15:1-13, Pastor Juan
  • December 17 | Romans 15:14-33, Pastor Juan
  • December 24 | Christmas Eve Day Message, Pastor Juan
    • December 24 | Christmas Eve Service, Pastor Juan
  • December 31 | Romans 16:1-16, Pastor Juan

Resources of the Week

Begin praying as you prepare to gather with us this Sunday at 10:00 am.

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