Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, Daniel 6, is one of the more well-known scenes in the Bible. Daniel, likely in his eighties at this point, is thrown into the lions' den for disobeying the king's decree. But once again, God miraculously preserves Daniel and shuts the lions' mouths. You're likely familiar with this story, but I encourage you to read it with fresh eyes...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're in Daniel 5 in which we'll see another spectacular display of God's sovereignty over all men and nations. A new king is on the throne and he's, well, an arrogant fool. This king throws a party that mocks God and his people, so God decides to put an end to his brazenness. He causes a hand to mysteriously appear and write something on th...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, Some dreams do come true. And as we'll see in Daniel 4 this Sunday, unfortunately that was the case for King Nebuchadnezzar. In this remarkable scene, we see God humbling a proud man and bringing him to his knees. There's much for us to glean from this chapter which includes one of the clearest proclamations of God's power in the Bibleand from a pagan ki...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll be in Daniel 3one of the more well known stories in the Biblein which three Hebrew men are thrown into a fiery furnace. It's an intense story of idolatrous pride, other-worldly confidence, and a miraculous rescue. You may be familiar with the story already, but take some time to read this chapter again a few times before Sunday. Looking...Keep Reading