Dear CrossPointe, I can hardly wait to study and unpack 1 Timothy 2:17 with you this week! It's so full of gospel truth, and, when rightly understood, serves as fuel for assurance in the Christian life and motivation for evangelism and missions. Read it several times before Sunday. Invite an unbelieving friend. Pray for God to open blind eyes and put steel in our spine. ...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 finish the first chapter of 1 Timothy, in which Paul recounts God's grace to him in his own salvation and call to ministry. In verse 15, we read one of the most succinct and powerful gospel statements in all of Scripture. Paul says, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost." This truth is at the cente...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we start our series through 1 Timothy, one of my favorite books in the Bible. This short letter reads like an instruction manual for the local church from the Apostle Paul to his young ministry protege, Timothy. It not only gives us much practical teaching about life together as a body, but it also points us to a deeper understanding of God's...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, I trust you are doing well! As summer winds down and school starts back up I want to give you an idea of where we'll be heading on Sundays this Fall. Will Hawk will preach a stand-alone message this Sunday, after which we'll celebrate the Lord's Supper together. Then, on the following Sunday, we'll begin a series through 1 Timothy. This short letter fro...Keep Reading