Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday, our study of Genesis begins to focus on Joseph, the favored son of Jacob. Our text will be Genesis 37, and from here until the end of the book we will zero in on how God uses the envy and betrayal of sinful brothers to bring about the rescue of those same brothers. Ultimately, these chapters are not just a morality tale about one particular ...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 will present the end of an era: Jacob's time in the spotlight of Genesis is drawing to a close, and he still has some unresolved issues. (Don't we all?) Most notably, the vow he made to God in Genesis 28 remains incomplete. Will Jacob go all in and worship the one true God? And after all that took place in Genesis 34, will God even allow it? ...Keep Reading
Remember to "Spring" forward one hour on Saturday night!Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll look at Genesis 34 and consider one of the worst scenes in the Biblethe rape of Jacob's daughter, Dinah, and the vengeance of her brothers. It's a sad and dark chapter, to put it bluntly. Take some time to read through it several times and consider what the Holy Spirit wants to tea...Keep Reading