Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday, while Brad's enjoying the California air, Will Hawk is walking us through Matthew 5:3337, a passage in the Sermon on the Mount that addresses swearing oaths. We might think of oaths mostly in the context of courtrooms today, but their relative familiarity in Jesus' day meant his words on the subject applied to everyone. One thing hasn't cha...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, We're back in The Sermon on the Mount this Sunday as we look at what Jesus says about divorce in Matthew 5:3132. To say this is a tough subject is obviously an understatement. John Stott, a very faithful English pastor who never dodged hard topics, said this about Sunday's text and subject: "I confess to a basic reluctance to attempt an exposition of the...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, We're extending our break from The Sermon on the Mount to think about our responsibility as a local church to care for the fatherless. For the past several years in November, CrossPointe has participated in Orphan Sunday. This is a worldwide movement aimed at helping churches consider how they might live out the implications of the gospel by caring for t...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll hit pause on our series through "The Sermon on the Mount" to consider the meaning, significance, and importance of baptism in the life of a Christian and in the local church. I encourage you to read Romans 6:34, which will serve as our primary text. And, after the message, we'll celebrate the gospel as three members of CrossPointe are b...Keep Reading