Dear CrossPointe,Good theology is important! If you've been around CrossPointe for any length of time, I hope you realize that! God gave us his Word and minds to think, and we should strive with all our energy to rightly understand what he has said. But, good theology was never meant to be a cul-de-sac. It's meant to take us somewhereto doxology, the right worship of God. ...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,This Sunday we'll look at the culmination of Paul'spoint that God is not done with ethnic Israel as we look at Romans 11:2532. There's a lot in this passage, including a few verses we'll need to work through carefully (i.e., What does it mean thatall Israel will be savedin v26?). Butthe overarching point I'm eager for us to see in this text is the truth of...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,The main point of Romans 11 is that God is not done with ethnic Israel even though a majority of Jews have rejected Jesus. Throughout time he's been preserving a small remnant of believing Jews, and he will save a great number of Jews in the futureall to the praise of his glorious name. In our text this week, Romans 11:1124, Paul addresses believing Gentil...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,I hope and trust your new year is off to a grace-filled start! First, I want to say thank you. Thank you, CrossPointe, for allowing me this two-month sabbatical at the end of 2018. Thank you to my fellow elders for their support and leadership. And thank you to the brothers who served us faithfully in the preaching of the Word in my absence. I'm grateful! ...Keep Reading