Dear CrossPointe,I'm looking forward to our text this Sunday, John 1:613. It's full of foundational truth about gospel ministry, the doctrine of salvation, and who Christ is and what he's done. Let's not come in cold this Sunday. Read the text. Pray for God to warm our hearts and instruct our minds. Pray for conversions and significant progress in sanctification.Also, if y...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 begin our series through the gospel according to John. This fourth account of the life and ministry of Jesus is surely a favorite of God's people through the centuries, full of some of the most well-known scenes and passages in the Bible.Much can be said about the particularities of John as compared to the other gospel accounts. I'd encourag...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we will be digging into 2 Chronicles, which is considered by many to be one of the most neglected books in all of the Bible. To be fair, this book isn't known as a thriller but instead serves as an historical account of the kings of Judah. Most of the accounts are designed to summarize whether a king "did what was right in the eyes of the Lord"...Keep Reading
Beloved,One of my favorite Charles Spurgeon quotes comes from his sermon entitled, "My Times Are In Thy Hand," from Psalm 31:15. He says: Brethren, is it not a delightful thing for us to know that though we are on a stormy voyage, the Lord himself is at the helm? The course we do not know; nor even our present latitude and longitude; but the Pilot knows all about us, and ...Keep Reading