Dear CrossPointe, What really offended the religious leaders about Jesus was not so much his miracles and teachings but his claims of divinity. We see this in our text this week, John 8:4859, where Jesus uses the same expression to describe himself that God the Father used while speaking to Moses through a burning bush. This enraged the crowd and they even ask him, "Who d...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, I missed you last week but had a wonderful time visiting with Rob and Olivia Golding (former members of CrossPointe) while I was preaching at their church in the Los Angeles area. Rob recently became the pastor ofFirst Artesia Church,and they are doing a great work for the Lord. I am so thankful for them and the fruit the Lord is bringing through their m...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week is John 8:1230, which begins with some of the most well-known words of Christ: "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." It's such an incredible statement with far-reaching implications worth parsing out this Sunday, but we, like John, can't stop there! The balance o...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, We're back in John this Sunday after a long break, and I'm really looking forward to our text: John 8:111. It's the famous story of the woman caught in adultery and brought before Jesus by the religious leaders. Can you imagine the intensity of that moment as they sought to discredit Jesus and his ministry by dragging this woman before him and using her ...Keep Reading