Dear CrossPointe,Continue to pray for Brad as he serves our brothers and sisters in India! The trip is going well so far. Pray also for Brad's safe return next week.In the meantime, Will is going to preach this Sunday on 1 Corinthians 15:311. This text is Paul's summary of the gospel and reveals the crucial beliefs of the church then and now. Read ahead today and tomorrow ...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,Our plan is to dig into Romans 8:58this Sunday, in which Paul contrasts those who live according to the flesh with those who live according to the Spirit. John Stott breaks this text down helpfully when he says these verses are about two categories of people (unregenerate and regenerate) who have two different perspectives which lead to two different patte...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,For centuries Romans 8 has been one of the most loved chapters in the Bible. It covers the whole of the Christian lifefrom justification to glorification. It begins with the pronouncement of no condemnation and ends with the promise of no separation.I'm really looking forward to walkingthrough this chapter together. Several years ago we did a short series ...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,Last week we did a sort of overview of Romans 7:1425 and looked at the arguments for seeing the "I" Paul refers to as either before or after his conversion. While there are good textual arguments on both sides, I'm persuaded by the view that the struggle he describes is part of the Christan life. Still, we have a little more work to do in this text. Last w...Keep Reading