Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe'll finish up Romans 8 as we work through verses 35-39. The truthcontained in this text is breathtakingly marvelous. Romans 8 began with the promise of "no condemnation" for those in Christ and ends with the assurance of "no separation" for those whom God has loved in Christ Jesus. Our plan will be to consider the text, then zoom out and exami...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,We're back in Romans this Sunday with a look at Romans 8:31-34. Martyn Lloyd-Jones called Romans 8:31-39 a "grand staircase" which takes us higher and higher until it culminates with no separation for those who are in Christ. I think he's right! Paul's argument in this text is really just a string of consequences that flow from the gospel that he's establi...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,What a joy it was to host our dear friends, Gareth Keri Franks, from the United Arab Emirates (via South Africa and India!) last week. The Lord has been so gracious to make us partners in the gospel with like-minded churches and families around the world. If you missed Gareth's message last week on the "Useless Church" from Revelation 3:1422, take some ti...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,I'm really looking forward tothis Sunday. Our dear friends, Gareth and Keri Franks, will be with us from the United Arab Emirates. Originally from South Africa, the Franks were missionary church-planters in India for 15 years before recently moving to Abu Dhabi in the UAE where Gareth pastors a Bible-believing, gospel-preaching church in the middle of the ...Keep Reading