Dear CrossPointe,Our text this week, Romans 5:1521, is thick with glorious gospel truth. This is definitely a passage you don't want to eat coldon Sunday. In it Paul concludes his tightly woven argument about how all people are either in Adam by sin or in Christ by grace.The logic is clearif death reigned through one man's sin, how much more will grace and righteousness re...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,C.S. Lewis once said that in order to understand the cure of the gospel, we must understand the disease of sin. The great English preacher J.C. Ryle wrote, "Dim or indistinct views of sin are the origin of most of the errors, heresies, and false doctrines of the present day."Our text this week, Romans 5:1214, is one of the most pivotal texts in the whole B...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,If you can run a marathon, how much more easily could you run a mile? If you can do the harder thing, then how much more can you accomplish the lesser? That's Paul's reasoning in our text this week, Romans 5:911. If we can be sure that God has done the seemingly impossible task of reconciling his former enemies to himself, then how much more certain can we...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, Romans 5:68, contains some of the sweetest words in the entire Bible. While we were still weak sinners, completely powerless and unable to do anything to change our situation, Christ died for usthe ungodly. What wonderful news. Embedded in these few verses is the very heart of the gospel. After our time in the Word, we'll come to the ...Keep Reading