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Why Is The Church Important?

Why Is The Church Important Posted by: Tres Sansom Rooted: Why Is The Church Important Focus Verse: “To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever” Ephesians 3:21 Sadly, being actively engaged in the accountability,...

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How To Be Flavorful For Jesus

How To Be Flavorful For Jesus Posted by: Kim Stiver Rooted: Why and How Should I Tell Others Focus Verse: Matthew 5:13-14, 16 "Your lives are like salt among the people. But if you, like salt, become bland, how can your ‘saltiness’ be restored? Flavorless salt is good...

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How Does God View Money?

How Does God View Money Posted by: Bizzy Oulton Rooted: How Does God View Money? Focus Verse: “Those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction”1 Timothy 6:9     Have...

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How Can I Make The Most of My Life (Part 2)

How Can I Make The Most of My Life (Part 2) Posted by: Taylor Sikes Rooted: How Can I Make The Most of My Life (Part 2) Focus Verse: “And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry, and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the...

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How Can I Make The Most of My Life (Part 1)

How To Make The Most of Your Life (Part 1) Posted by: Tres Sansom Rooted: How To Make The Most of Your Life (Part 1) Focus Verse: “So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 2 Corinthians...

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There Is An Enemy

There Is An Enemy Posted by: Josh Larrabee Rooted: There Is An Enemy Focus Verse: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”...

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Where is God in the Midst of Suffering?

When God's Love and Our Pain Collide Posted by: Kim Stiver Rooted: Where Is God in the Midst of Suffering? Focus Verse: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right...

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How Does God Speak To Us?

How Does God Speak To Us? Posted by: Bizzy Oulton Rooted: How Does God Speak To Us? Focus Verse: “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that...

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Who is God?

Who Is God?  Posted by: Taylor Sikes Rooted: Who is God? Focus Verse: "The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion." Psalm 116:5 It can be hard to try and imagine someone so consistent and perfect when living in such a broken world. Media, failed...

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The Irony of Self-Help

The Irony of Self-Help Posted by: Josh Larrabee We Are Not Ashamed Focus Verse: "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the...

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The Gift

The Gift Posted by: Josh Larrabee Reposition: How Do You Receive the Holy Spirit? Focus Verse: Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The...

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What Does The Holy Spirit Do?

What Does The Holy Spirit Do? Posted by: Stephanie Smith Reposition: Come Alive! Focus Verse: But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.  John 14:26 I...

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When Did The Holy Spirit Come?

The Ultimate Game Changer Posted by: Kim Stiver Reposition: When Did the Holy Spirit Come? Focus Verse: In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the...

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

Who Is the Holy Spirit?  Posted by: Taylor Sikes Reposition: Who Is the Holy Spirit? Focus Verse: 'However, as it is written: 'what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived' – the things God has prepared for those who love him-...

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Undignified: When Worship Gets Real

Undignified: When Worship Gets Real Posted by: Tres Sansom Reposition: Dancing Before the Lord Focus Verse: "I was dancing before the Lord, who chose me above your father and all his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the Lord, so I...

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Stillness Takes Us To Jesus

Stillness Takes Us To Jesus Posted by: Kim Stiver Reposition: Still Focus Verse: "And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him searched for...

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The Heart of the Worshipper

The Heart of the Worshipper Posted by: Stephanie Smith Reposition: The Heart of the Worshipper Focus Verse: "Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him." Psalm 95:2 Paul defines true worship as surrendering ourselves fully to God,...

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The Trap of Idolatry

The Trap of Idolatry Posted by: Josh LarrabeeReposition: Slaying the Gods We're at War With Focus Verse: Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and (God) will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33  Idols are usually perceived as statues...

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God Created Creativity

God Created Creativity Posted by: Josh LarrabeeReposition: To You We Ascribe All GloryFocus Verse: “In one hand he holds deep caves and caverns, in the other hand grasps the high mountains. He made Ocean—he owns it! His hands sculpted Earth!” Psalm 95:3-5     The...

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Living as a Representative of Jesus

Living as a Representative of Jesus Posted by: Tres SansomPlotline: Seek and Save the LostFocus Verse: “For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Luke 19:10   Think back to the last time you received an Amber Alert. A child went missing, a...

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Chairtime Authors

Josh Larrabee

Josh Larrabee

Josh Larrabee is currently interning with Life Groups at Eastpoint. He recently graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in English and hopes to further his education through seminary.

Bizzy Oulton

Bizzy Oulton

Bizzy has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus with others and making them smile. In her few years outside college, she has engaged in missions work and been given the opportunity of working with those in ministry and in local school systems. Mentoring younger girls, participating with the Eastpoint Worship Team, and writing music bring her most joy. Bizzy and her new husband have a sweet home in Windham. 

Taylor Sikes

Taylor Sikes

Taylor is excited to be growing and learning as the Student Ministries Intern here at Eastpoint. She has a passion for sharing Christ’s love and joy with young women. Currently, she is serving within the Kid’s Church and attending seminary at the New England Bible College. 

Kim Stiver

Kim Stiver

Kim recently left corporate life behind to focus on her primary calling and greatest passion: sharing the hope and truth of the Gospel through engaging storytelling. In addition to her enthusiasm for helping people experience the power and exhilaration of studying and knowing the Bible, she authors a spiritual growth blog called Glimmers in the Fog, which offers weekly encouragement with glimpses into the extraordinary and supernatural aspects of everyday living.