Dear CrossPointe, In his book The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis warned that Christians are often prone to extremes when it comes to spiritual warfare: either we think there is a demon behind every tree, or we think too little of Satan and don't really believe he exists. We end our series in 1 Peter this Sunday with a look at 1 Peter 5:6-14 in which the apostle instructs t...Keep Reading
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This Sunday we conclude our Malachi series with one of the great promises of the Old Testament. It is a promise of the great and awesome day of the Lord when he will come to judge the wicked and heal and save those who fear his name. Clearly, Malachi is pointing God’s people to the coming Messiah who will come first as a Lamb and again as a Lion. This text gives us the opportunity to think about judgment, salvation, and Christ’s return. These are essential truths, and I pray the Lord will use them to help make us all more ready for eternity. Also, on this first Sunday of October, we’ll receive the Lord’s Supper together as a church family. I hope that’s how you view CrossPointe...
Dear CrossPointe,One consistent thread throughout 1 Peter is the role of suffering in the Christian life. Our text this week, 1 Peter 4:12-19, zooms in on what it means to suffer as a Christian and actually rejoice in the God-glorifying results that come from it.One of the most important things an individual Christian or church community can do is develop a good theology o...Keep Reading