Dear CrossPointe,I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Indeed we have much to be thankful for as a church. Despite all the challenges of this year, he continues to sustain us. Praise the Lord.Our text this Sunday, 2 Peter 3:1013, brings us to the beginning of Peter's final exhortation to his readers. The point of the text is clearlive your lives in light Chr...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 be taking a break from 2 Peter to study a classic Bible story from the Gospel of Luke, "the good Samaritan" (Luke 10:2537). You're probably familiar with the parable Jesus shares even if you've never read the text: a man gets beaten close to death by a band of robbers only to be ignored by two men who should come to his rescue. In the end...Keep Reading
Beloved,Our text this Sunday, 2 Peter 3:89, is one of the more well-known passages in 2 Peter. It's a warning but also a window into the merciful, long-suffering, patient heart of God.We need the truths in this text desperately! My plan is to explain this short passage and then apply it to our lives. I hope as a result of our time thinking through these verses together tha...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,We'll get into 2 Peter 3 this Sunday with a look at the first seven verses. The issue at hand is Peter's warning about the scoffers who will come to discourage the church by mocking the certainty of Christ's return and God's care and involvement in the world he created. In response, Peter reminds his readers that God has acted in both creation and the floo...Keep Reading