Dear CrossPointe, I had a great trip to India, but I'm glad to be back! This week we dive into John 13:117, the famousscene of Jesus washing the disciples' feet. This text is packed full of truths for theChristian life. Here are a few things to note: Notice Jesus' love for his disciples (v1) Notice the devil's work in Judas (v2) Notice what Jesus does (vv3-5) Notice...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 looking at John 12:2750, and I can't wait! These verses contain the final discourse of Jesus' public ministry, and while there is a beautiful simplicity to what Jesus is saying there is also great deptha quick read will reveal just how much is contained in this rather short section of Scripture. But in the end, the whole point is t...Keep Reading
Dear Church, This Sunday we dig into John 12:1226. This passage includes Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, which fulfills an Old Testament prophecy from Zechariah 9:911 about the coming of Israel's humble king. John then records some of the most intriguing and important words of Jesus in the gospels. Our Lord says there is a way to love your life that leads to losi...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,We begin John 12 this week and the well-known story of Mary anointing Jesus with oil to prepare him for burial. Judas Iscariot famously objects, acting as if he cares about money that could have been used for the poor, while the scene creates a stir among the people who wanted to see the risen Lazarus. All these events continue to move us toward the inevit...Keep Reading