Dear CrossPointe, The arrest of Jesus in John 18:114 is an intense and chaotic scene. And yet, Jesus is in total control, leading the conversation. Even as Peter tries to defend him with a sword, Jesus rebukes him and points to his mission on the crossto drink the cup of God's wrath for the sins of all those that will come to him by faith. This passage gets us to the...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 Church, This Sunday we come to the final section of Jesus' high priestly prayer, John 17:2026. In it, Jesus expands his prayer to include all that will believe in him and he prays for their unity. But the ultimate point is not unity itself, but that because of this unity, the world may believe in him. So, in other words, Jesus is praying for the unity of the chu...Keep Reading
CrossPointe, It's really quite amazing to think that Jesus prays for us. It's maybe more natural for us to think about how he saves us, or teaches us, but praying for us too? That's a huge part of what John 17:619, the text we will focus on this week, is aboutJesus' prayer for his disciples and all believers through the ages. I trust you will be encouraged by this te...Keep Reading
Dear CrossPointe, Last week Tyler finished out John 16.It was a really helpful sermon. You can listen to it hereif you missed it. This week, we'll get into one of the mountain peaks of this gospelJesus' high priestly prayer. In John 17, Jesus prays for his disciples and for all those that will believe in him through the ages. As we work through this chapter, consider...Keep Reading