Author Archives: Pastor Andrew

About Pastor Andrew

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Carissa, Daddy to four daughters, Lead Pastor at LifePoint Church in Vancouver, WA.

Solomon v. Jesus

One of the cool threads that connects the Old Testament and the New Testament, and reveals the unity of Scripture, is a little thing we call typology. Typology, in the most basic sense, is when an Old Testament person or event (the … Continue reading

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Joy at the End of the Tether

Many people think Ecclesiastes is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma served with a side of oddity. Sadly, this prevailing assumption has deterred many a reader from the treasure found within the pages of this book of wisdom. Something I … Continue reading

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For Tomorrow We Die

My daughter Amelia loves Winnie the Pooh. She sings along to every song and mimics every character. At 2 and a half years old, her Eeyore impression is priceless. She lowers her voice and gets a serious look on her … Continue reading

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How Do You Know If You’re Saved?

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we … Continue reading

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Godless and Unhappy

Last week I blogged on the Wall Street Journal article that ranked the Portland Metro area as the most “godless city in America.” I also talked about this in my sermon on Sunday, and the response from LifePoint was as … Continue reading

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Loving Jesus In the Most Godless City in America

The Wall Street Journal released an article today on the “most godless city in America,” and we got it. The Portland Metro area, over 2.3 million strong, which includes the county that LifePoint Church calls home, is at the top … Continue reading

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Middle School Camp Report: Hope and Burden (by Drew Saccenti)

One of my college professors gave me the best advice on youth ministry I have ever received. He told me “anytime you have a cabin full of middle schoolers make sure you bring a 20 pack of deodorant, it will … Continue reading

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