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This Sunday: “Hope in God”

Dear CrossPointe,On these last two Sundays before my sabbatical(Read more about that here.), my plan is to preach two individual sermonsone in the Psalms and another in Colossians. This Sunday we'll be in Psalm 42, a beautiful and raw song about hoping in God in the middle of dry seasons and dark nights. I'm hoping the psalmist's experience will help us practically apply t...

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What Brad’s sabbatical means for CrossPointe

Dear CrossPointe, Can you believe we've been a church now for nearly 14 years? Week in and week out, people come through our doors and hear the Gospel faithfully proclaimed. Many have come to faith through the ministry of our congregation, and as our membership grows we continue to see the fruit of God's faithfulness to his church. Let's praise the Lord together for his g...

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This Sunday: “Elders and Their Duties”

Dear CrossPointe,Last Sunday, one of our elders, Doug Duncan, informed the church about my upcoming sabbatical starting early November through the end of December. The Lord has been so good to us as a church these past thirteen years! However, it has become evident that I need to develop healthier rhythms of rest and renewal from the grind of pastoral ministry that will he...

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This Sunday: Faith Comes by Hearing

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we'll finish up Romans 10 as we consider verses 1421. In this passage, Paul further explains the unbelief of Israel and very clearly lays out the steps necessary for a person to come to saving faith in Jesus. This is remarkable in light of the truths about God's sovereignty in salvation that he has been so clear about in Romans 9. And yet, as w...

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This Sunday: “All Who Call on Him”

Dear CrossPointe,I'm looking forward to digging into Romans 10:513 with you and coming to the Lord's Table together on this first Sunday in October. In our text, Paul uses the Old Testament (specifically Leviticus 18:5 and Deuteronomy 30:1114) to show the futility of pursuing righteousness by law-keeping rather than by faith in Christ. We'll also spend some time trying to ...

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