Dear CrossPointe,While we're looking forward to having Brad back in the pulpit in January, it has been nice hearing from Robert, Tyler, and Reuben as they have ministered toour congregation from God's word.This weekI have the privilege of closing out the year by looking ahead to the new one. Our text will be Philippians 3, which I encourage you to look at before Sunday. Co...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,What a joy it's been the past three weeks as we have studied and seen how our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is our ultimate prophet, priest, and king. As Christmas Day approaches, it is fitting for us to study the birth of Jesus from Luke 2:121, and I am so eager to lead us in opening God's word to consider the gospel in the story of the first Christmas.I l...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,In our short series on the "offices" of Christ, we've seen how Jesus is our prophetand priest. Like the prophets of the Old Testament, Christ warns us of God's judgment and reminds us of his word. And like the priests of the Old Testament, he intercedes on our behalf, atoning for our sin as only he can. But there's a third office which rounds out our under...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,The Old Testament is filled with examples of men who imperfectly served God's people as prophet, priest, or king (sometimes maybe in two of those roles), but Christ perfectly fulfills all three.Last week, we kicked off our series on these "offices" of Christ with a look at how Jesus is the truer and greater Prophet. Do yourself a favor and listen to Tyler'...Keep Reading