Dear CrossPointe,It's good to be home! We had a great week with King Jesus Church in Uganda but I'm looking forward to seeing youthis Sunday. We'll finish up our series "Jesus on the Christian Life" with a look at what Jesus has to say about heaven and hell. To help us do that, we'll consider Jesus' parable about judgement and eternity in Matthew 25:3146.We live in a world...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 continuing our series "Jesus on the Christian Life" with a look at Luke 9:5710:12, in which Jesus sends out the disciples after describing the cost of following him. It's an important text for our understanding of what it means to be "on mission" in this world, and it's got implications for global missions as well as local evangelism.If you've missed...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe continue our series "Jesus on the Christian Life" with a look at what Jesus says about life in the local church. In particular, we'll focus on three passages in Matthew that paint a picture of the role of the covenant community in God's plan of redemption. Specifically, we'll look at Peter's confession in Matthew 16:1320, Jesus' instruction o...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,Last week we began a five-week series of sermons on Jesus' description of the Christian life. We started with salvation itself (which you can listen to here), and this week we'll take a look at sanctificationthe process of becoming more like Christ.Though the concept of sanctification can be found throughout the gospels, we only see Jesus explicitly talk a...Keep Reading