Dear CrossPointe, Every time we end a series through a book of the Bible I feel like I go through a kind of withdrawal. I'll miss 1 Timothy and hope it has been beneficial to us as a church. On that note, I feel a pastoral burden to share with you some of my reflections from 1 Timothy about our life together as a local church. So, this Sunday will be a bit unique in that ...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, Our text this week, 1 Timothy 6:1121, brings us to the close of our 1 Timothy sermon series. I hope our journey through this epistle has been an encouragement to us as a local church entrusted with the good news of the gospel. In his closing words to Timothy, Paul exhorts his protg to fight the good fight of the faith. Of course, Paul is not calling on T...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, I'm really looking forward to diving into our text this week, 1 Timothy 6:110. The primary thrust of this passage is contentment in Christ in a culture of consumerism. If that was an issue for Christians in the first century, how much more so for us! Take some time to read the text before Sunday. Be careful not to think about other people who need the t...Keep Reading