Dear CrossPointe,When I was a child, one of our family dogs was a Chesapeake Bay retriever. They are majestic dogs bred for getting in and out of the water. Our dog could jump in a lake, climb out, shake, and be dry in seconds. It's like he never really got wet!That's picture I get when I read our text this week, Romans 12:1421, in which Paul continues to describe the gosp...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,Romans 12 is a picture of what the Christian life should look like as a result of the glorious gospel of Romans 111. Because of what God has done to save his people through Christ, they are to give themselves wholly to Him. Salvation begins the process of transformation, which is done by the renewal of the mind. So, what type of life should the renewed min...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,Our text last week called us to be living sacrifices, not conformed to this world but transformed by the renewal of minds. And we can't do this alone! God has given us one another, the local church, to be a body together that serves and nourishes itself so that together we become a tangible display of the gospel we confess. That's what our text this week, ...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,Chapter 12 marks a major transition in the letter of Romans. The first 11 chapters have been intensely theological. Paul has explained and clarified the gospel in careful detail, wanting to make sure we understand that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. Now, in Romans 12, the focus shifts from what ...Keep Reading