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This Sunday: “It Depends on God”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe continue to wade through the deep waters of Romans 9 as we study verses 1418. In this paragraph, Paul answers an anticipatedobjection about what he hasjust saidregarding God'spurpose in election in the preceding verses. Instead of hedgingabout God'sabsolute sovereignty, he doubles down on it and asserts that God is free to grant mercy to whom...

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This Sunday: “God’s Purpose of Election”

Dear CrossPointe,We're back in Romans 9 this week with a second look at verses 613. In particular, we'll focus on God's choice of Jacob over Esau while still in their mother's wombbefore they had done anything good or bad. These verses get to the very heart of how and why God saves people and ultimately answers the question of whether God's word and promises have failed. T...

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This Sunday: “The Zeal of Phinehas”

Dear CrossPointe,We'll be taking a break from Romans this Sunday as we go to the Old Testament, specifically the book of Numbers. There, in chapter 25, is an incredible story of Israel's unfaithfulness and the zeal of a priest named Phinehas who saves God's people from plague. I think it's got quite a few implications for us todayboth as a church and as individuals followi...

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This Sunday: “Children of the Promise”

Dear CrossPointe,We continue our deep dive in the world of Romans 9this Sundayas we look at verses 613. As we covered last week, the issue at hand is the unbelief of the vast majority of Israel and whether this casts doubt on God's faithfulness. Paul's answer is a resounding "No!" when he tells his readers that God's word has not failed because there is a difference betwee...

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This Sunday: “God Has Not Failed”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe pick back up in Romans as we wade into the deep waters of chapter 9. This is an enormously important chapternot just for Romans but also in the landscape of the whole Bible. The issue at hand in Romans 911 is God's plan for the Jews. In the first eight chapters of Romans, Paul has laid out the good news that we are saved by faith alone in Chr...

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Fall 2018 Community Groups

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The Fall is a great time to commit to one of CrossPointe's Community Groups! CGs meet weekly or bi-weekly in people's homes to study God's Word, pray for one another, and share fellowship. Our vision for CGs is that they would be a place for people to become more like Jesus together. We have a number of small-groups ready to kick off (or continue) this Fall, so click here...

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