Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week is Genesis 16:116 and the story of Abram and Sarai's impatience and attempt to help God fulfill his promise through Hagar. Their compromise inevitably leads to strife, and yet God is merciful to all parties involved. The implications for us are numerous and point us to a God who hears us in our distress, sees us in our pain, and ultima...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, This Sunday we'll look at Genesis 15:121, one of the mountain peaks of the Old Testament (and, really, all of the Bible for that matter). In this text, we see God counting Abram righteous because of his faith and confirming his covenant with Abram through a striking and vivid sacrifice. Genesis 15 then becomes the basis of Paul's argument in Romans 4 for...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, What an excellent message from David Baum last week on Ephesians 4:1116 and "Six Ways God Gets Glory from the Local Church." If you missed it, watch or listen to it here and continue to pray for the Baums as they prepare to plant a church soon! This week we'll pick back up in Genesis for the balance of the summer. The text this Sunday, Genesis 12:1014:2...Keep Reading