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Announcements, Aug. 31

*CrossPointe's offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. Child Dedication Class (September 2) CrossPointe's families will be dedicating their newly born/adopted children on Sunday, September 9. Anyone interested in participating must attend a class on Sunday, September 2, at 8:45 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Please e-mail Wayne Shealy to sign up. "...

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The King's Authority

Dear CrossPointe,After the announcement of Jesus' Kingdom in Mark 1:14-15, Mark now sets out to establish the King's authority in Mark 1:21-34. As a teacher, Jesus boldly asserts truth in the synagogue. As the cosmic ruler of all things, he commands evil spirits and rescues human beings from their control.The concept of authority can be difficult for Americans to embrace...

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Announcements, August 24

Children's Ministry Orientation (Sunday) All new Children's Ministry volunteers must attend this training on Sunday, August 26, at 9 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Sign up by e-mailing Christy Barnes. Bible Study Methods (August 30) Starting Thursday, August 30, Wayne Shealy will teach a Bible study methods class. Everyone is welcome to attend. The group will meet 6:308...

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This Sunday: The King and His Kingdom

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we'll look at Mark 1:1420 and a concept at the very heart of Jesus' teaching in the Gospels, the kingdom of God. In this short text, Jesus announces that God's kingdom is at hand, and that the only proper human response is to repent and believe the gospel.Understanding the totality of what Jesus is saying is massively important. Jesus is saying...

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Announcements, August 17

Kids' Church Advancing Sunday On Sunday, August 19, our new first-graders will move up to Kids' Church, and sixth-graders will move into middle-school youth activities on Sunday nights. Children in the classrooms (infancy6 years) advance by age year-round. Youth Schedule High-school students meet Wednesdays, 6:308 p.m., and middle-schoolers will meet Sundays, 6:308 p.m....

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This Sunday: Mark 1:9-13

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we'll look at Mark 1:9-13 and two very important scenes in the life of Jesushis baptism and temptation. If you're at all familiar with these two early events in his life, you probably understand their basic details. But we're often in danger of missing their significance if we merely skim these accounts for "more interesting" parts of the gospe...

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Prepare the Way of the Lord

Dear CrossPointe,About four years ago I started a series through Mark and made it through a few chapters before we paused to teach on a few pressing issues. Well, one thing lead to another and we never got back to Mark. So, for sometime I've had it in the back of my mind to do so. But instead of picking back up where we left off, I think it would be best if we hit reset. F...

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Brad Griffith in Concert on Friday

CrossPointe family, By now you likely know that CrossPointe will be hosting the album release concert for Brad Griffith's newest project,Earth and Vine,this Friday at 7 o'clock. You probably also know that the proceeds from this project will go to financially support families who are going through the process of adopting a child. However, what ...

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Announcements, Aug. 3

Men's Lunch (August 7) On the first Tuesday of every month, CrossPointe's men gather for lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A), fellowship and teaching. They'll meet again on Tuesday, August 7, at noon. Please e-mail Reynold Counts to sign up. Concert to Benefit Adoptive Families (August 10) Brad Griffith, a member of CrossPointe, will hold a CD-release concert for his new album, Eart...

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This Sunday: Psalm 67

Dear CrossPointe,Thank you for your prayers and encouraging words during my sabbatical. Jennifer, the kids and I had a wonderful month of rest, and I am eager to see everyone this Sunday!I'm so thankful for the many reports of how fantastic all the sermons were during my absence. What an encouragement to be reminded how good God has been to us in giving us faithful pastors...

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