Dear CrossPointe, Our text this Sunday, 1 Thessalonians 3:613, gives us a glimpse into Paul's warm pastoral heart for the church. The emotion expressed is especially significant in view of the fact that Paul only spent about a month in Thessalonica. I think this text has much to teach us about God's intention for life in the local church, and how we should abound in love ...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 our text, 1 Thessalonians 2:173:5, gives us a glimpse into the often difficult doctrine of God's providence and how all things, even Satan, are under his complete control. In a culture that seems to be getting more hostile and evil by the day, I hope the truths in this text will be a great encouragement to us. Take some time to familiarize y...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday our text will be 1 Thessalonians 2:1316, in which Paul gives thanks for how the Thessalonians have received the word of God and how clearly it is at work in them. I think this brief text gives us a very important insight into the power and primacy of the word of God in the life of a Christian and the local church. Our plan will be to unpack h...Keep Reading