Dear CrossPointe, On this Sunday before Christmas, we're going to pause The Sermon on the Mount for a look at Matthew 1 and the implications of Christ's incarnation. About the Incarnation, C.S. Lewis says it is the "central miracle" of the Bible. "Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this." That's a strong statement, and I think Lewis i...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 finish up ch. 5 of the Sermon on the Mount as we look at verses 4348. In this well-known text, Jesus pushes us beyond the non-resistance of last week's text to actually love our enemies and pray for them. It's easy to see why John Stott said this is one of the most challenging passages in the entire Bible. Much for us to think about! Read ...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll tackle one of the more well-known and yet challenging passages in the Bible, Matthew 5:3842. In this text, Jesus tells his followers to turn the other cheek when they're slapped. Obviously, this is a difficult text to apply and work through. Take some time to read through it a few times and pray for understanding. Pray also that as we g...Keep Reading