Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, Daniel 9, contains one of the most debated and complex passages in the Bible. Most of the chapter is a prayer of repentance and lament by Daniel for his people. It is a beautiful example of intercession by Daniel as he pleads to God for mercy on Israel. And then, in verses 2427, the angel Gabriel brings a prophecy about "the seventy ...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...
Baby Bottle Boomerang Ends This Sunday || Every year, Sound Choices pregnancy clinic raises money by distributing baby bottles to be filled with loose change (or cash/checks). If you'd like to donate, grab a bottle from the foyer, fill it up, and return it to the church by Father's Day. Ladies' Lunch (June 21, noon) || Join us on the third Tuesday of the month for lunch (...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, While Brad and Will are in Uganda we're taking a break from the book of Daniel to spend some time in the New Testament, specifically 2 Corinthians. As I've been preparing this week, 2 Corinthians 4:1 keeps coming to mind: "Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart." This passage makes me ask two questions: 1. Why would Pa...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, Daniel 7, is going to be fun! The first half of Daniel (ch. 16) has been for the most part historical narrative and relatively straight-forward. From here on out (ch. 712) the genre changes to what is called apocalyptic literature. The word "apocalyptic" implies revelation, and in the Bible this genre is used to bring hope to God's pe...Keep Reading