Dear CrossPointe,I don't think I have to convince you that we live in an anxious age. We're insecure peoplenot just worried about the future and the state of our culturebut many believers are racked with worry about God's love for them, about their standing in him, and whether or not he will bring them all the way home.Our text this Sunday, 2 Peter 1:811, is written for th...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,Gospel grace fuels the grit required for godliness.That's Peter's point in our text this Sunday, 2 Peter 1:57. He's just given us the good news of all that God has done for us in verses 34, and now he turns his attention to our responsibility by calling us to "make every effort" to add to our faith.As I read this text, it makes me aware of how prone we are...Keep Reading
Dear Church,Our text this Sunday, 2 Peter 1:34, is one of the main reasons I wanted to preach through this book in this particular cultural moment. In times of stress and anxiety, even redeemed hearts are prone to wonder, prone to leave the God we love and cling to worldly ideologies and philosophies to get us through. But Peter reminds us that God, in his grace to us, has...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,A few years ago we studied 1 Peter, but for reasons I can't recall we chose not to study 2 Peter immediately afterward. I'm glad it fell out that way, because I believe the themes of 2 Peter will prove to be a word in season for us as a church in these days we're experiencing.It's a short book, only three chapters. Interestingly, it's one of the more negle...Keep Reading