Dear CrossPointe, In light of reports around the world of Christians suffering at the hands of brutal regimes and terrorist groups, and the increasing hostility of our own culture, our text this week, Matthew 5:1012, is timely for us. In this last Beatitude, Jesus says that when his people are mistreated and hated by the world because of him, it is a sign of being blessed...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 zero in on the Beatitudes, specifically Matthew 5:19. As we established last week, the Beatitudes and the rest of the Sermon on the Mount are not ethical laws that we must keep so that God will accept us, but rather they are what the Christian life should look like because God has made us alive in Christ. But beyond just having personal...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe If you missed last Sunday's sermon by Robert Ward on Ephesians 5:1521, I encourage you to listen to it here. It was a very timely and helpful message on how Christians should walk wisely amidst evil days. Great message! This Sunday we begin our series through the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 57). This first week will be a sort of introduction into the ov...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, Brad's given me the keys to the pulpit this Sunday, so I'll be taking it for a spin through Ephesians 5:1521. Looking forward to unpacking what I think is a timely text given our cultural climate and the tension we all feel between plotting our course and letting the world plot it for us. Go ahead and read the text once or twice for Sunday. Looking forwa...Keep Reading