Dear Church, We heard a very solid messagefrom Robert last week on John 14:114. This Sunday we'll cover the rest of John 14 in which Jesus promises to ask the Father to send the Helper, the Spirit of truth to his disciples. Much of John 1416 will focus on the role and purpose of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. This is a rich segment of John! Wrestle with t...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, "Let not your hearts be troubled," Jesus says to his disciples in John 14:1. Given everything that has transpired in recent chapters, this is a comforting word from the Lord, but when viewed from the perspective of everything that will follow in John's Gospel, this statementis utterly life-giving. As Jesus prepares for crucifixion and the disciples gro...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, We'll cover a lot of ground this Sunday, John 13:1838. There's much in this second half of the chapterthe beginning of Judas' betrayal, Jesus' new commandment, and the Lord's prediction of Peter's denial. We'll cover it all, but my plan is to dive deep into verses 3135 and Jesus' commandment that his disciples love another as he has loved them. We'l...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe,Greetings from the brothers and sisters in Africa. It's been a week now since I made it back to the U.S., and I want to sincerely thank you for praying for me while I was serving in Uganda and visiting family in Zimbabwe. I am thankful for Pastor Brad's helpful message this past Sunday, on "The Foot-Washing Love of Jesus" from the Book of John. I encourage...Keep Reading