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Jesus Heals

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Dear CrossPointe, What a joy it's been to spend the summer looking at various encounters with Jesus. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say these sermons have been so edifying. This week we continue our series with a look at Mark 2:112, the famous scene where four friends bring their paralytic friend to Jesus to be healed. It's really an exciting and dramatic read, but...

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What Defiles a Person?

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Dear CrossPointe, As we continue our look at various encounters with Jesus found in the Gospels, we'll be in Matthew 15 this week. In this narrative, Jesus is confronted by some cranky Pharisees bent out of shape over his disciples' (lack of) hygiene: "They do not wash their hands when they eat" (15:2). This is clearly intended to discredit Jesus' ministry. How could so...

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This Sunday: Doug Van Meter from South Africa

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Dear CrossPointe, I'm very excited to let you know that my friend Doug Van Meter will be preaching for us this Sunday. Doug is the pastor of Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has been for the past thirty years. This strategic church in this important global city has established a faithful and fruitful presence in their part of the world. ...

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Help My Unbelief

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Dear CrossPointe, I've really been helped and challenged by our summer series, "Follow Jesus." This Sunday, we continue by looking at one of the most encouraging scenes in all the gospelsthe accountof the man who brings his son to Jesus in Mark 9:1429. Please spend a few minutes before we gather to read this text for yourself. Note all the obstacles this man faced. Note...

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