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This Sunday: “Your Throne Shall Be Established Forever”

Dear CrossPointe,In our short series on the "offices" of Christ, we've seen how Jesus is our prophetand priest. Like the prophets of the Old Testament, Christ warns us of God's judgment and reminds us of his word. And like the priests of the Old Testament, he intercedes on our behalf, atoning for our sin as only he can. But there's a third office which rounds out our under...

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This Sunday: Jesus Our Priest

Dear CrossPointe,The Old Testament is filled with examples of men who imperfectly served God's people as prophet, priest, or king (sometimes maybe in two of those roles), but Christ perfectly fulfills all three.Last week, we kicked off our series on these "offices" of Christ with a look at how Jesus is the truer and greater Prophet. Do yourself a favor and listen to Tyler'...

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This Sunday: “To Him You Shall Listen”

Dear CrossPointe,For the next few Sundays leading up to Christmas, Tyler and I will be looking at the three "offices" of Christprophet, priest, and king. You probably recognize those titles as important roles in the Old Testament, and our sermon series will consider the ways Jesus fills each of those roles himself.Our hope is that by seeing how Jesus fulfills these OT offi...

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This Sunday: “David and the Ark”

Dear CrossPointe,I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving! With Christmas right around the corner, Tyler and I are planning a series of sermons that will consider the three "offices" of Christprophet, priest, and king. We'll get that started the first Sunday of December.This Sunday, however, we'll be in 2 Samuel 6, a chapter about the gravity of God's presence. On the one hand, a m...

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This Sunday: “The Knowledge of Our Lord”

Dear CrossPointe,It was a blessing to hear from Herbie Newell last week. If you missed it, be sure to listen to his sermon, "The God Who Seeks the Outcast,"here.This week we're turning our attention to 2 Peter 1, in which the apostle exhorts his readers to be fruitful in the knowledge of the Lord. What is this knowledge? Where do we find it, and how can we steward it faith...

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This Sunday: “The Zeal of Phinehas”

Dear CrossPointe,We'll be taking a break from Romans this Sunday as we go to the Old Testament, specifically the book of Numbers. There, in chapter 25, is an incredible story of Israel's unfaithfulness and the zeal of a priest named Phinehas who saves God's people from plague. I think it's got quite a few implications for us todayboth as a church and as individuals followi...

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Fall 2018 Community Groups

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The Fall is a great time to commit to one of CrossPointe's Community Groups! CGs meet weekly or bi-weekly in people's homes to study God's Word, pray for one another, and share fellowship. Our vision for CGs is that they would be a place for people to become more like Jesus together. We have a number of small-groups ready to kick off (or continue) this Fall, so click here...

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Announcements, July 21, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, I'm really looking forward to this Sunday! We'll be in Joshua 2 (and a bit of chapter 6 as well) studying a pivotal moment in the history of God's people, when they finally put into motion plans to conquer the Promised Land. "Conquer" is probably a strong term, because the Israelites barely do anything. Rather, the Lord gives them the land by defeating t...

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Announcements, June 10, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, While Brad and Will are in Uganda we're taking a break from the book of Daniel to spend some time in the New Testament, specifically 2 Corinthians. As I've been preparing this week, 2 Corinthians 4:1 keeps coming to mind: "Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart." This passage makes me ask two questions: 1. Why would Pa...

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Announcements, Sept. 4, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, Brad's given me the keys to the pulpit this Sunday, so I'll be taking it for a spin through Ephesians 5:1521. Looking forward to unpacking what I think is a timely text given our cultural climate and the tension we all feel between plotting our course and letting the world plot it for us. Go ahead and read the text once or twice for Sunday. Looking forwa...

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This Sunday: Genesis 35-36

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday will present the end of an era: Jacob's time in the spotlight of Genesis is drawing to a close, and he still has some unresolved issues. (Don't we all?) Most notably, the vow he made to God in Genesis 28 remains incomplete. Will Jacob go all in and worship the one true God? And after all that took place in Genesis 34, will God even allow it? ...

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Of Figs and Faith

Dear CrossPointe,I love writing these e-mails, because they help me think and distill the points of a sermon. This Sunday I'll be preaching on Mark 11:1225, and it will definitely require clear thinking! Thankfully, Mark has organized this text quite effectively. Using an account of Jesus' cursing a fruitless fig tree, he sandwiches (and highlights) the glaring faithlessne...

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The Mountain of Transfiguration

CrossPointe,I'll be preaching on Sunday through Mark 9:2-13, the Transfiguration of Jesus. With all the pastors preaching more frequently this year, I hoped to get a shot at preaching on this text. I came. I reasoned with Brad. I conquered. Sort of.Mark's account of the Transfiguration is overwhelming, to put it mildly. After ascending a "high mountain," Jesus is gloriousl...

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$15 OFF Base Camp Today Only

On June 2428, CrossPointe is hosting a day-camp for kids entering 1st-6th grades. At Base Camp children study the Bible and worship together as well as participate in camp activities with their counselors. [Click here for a sample schedule.] Camp costs $235/child and scholarships are available. Visit campiscoming.com or contact Robert Ward with questions!Anyone who regis...

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Sunday: How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

Dear CrossPointe,The pastors have been preaching through selected psalms this summer. (If you've missed any of those sermons so far, please take a look/listen at CrossPointe's sermon page. It's good stuff.) What I love most about Psalms is how it is not only descriptive (describing the prayers and circumstances of the psalmists), but also prescriptive (showing us how we ou...

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Three Mission-Minded Commitments

In conjunction with CrossPointe's recent missions conference, Brad mentioned three commitments CrossPointe can make to be more "mission-minded," that is, aware of the world's need for Jesus and our role in bringing his gospel to all people. They're listed below. God's Calling on My Life I commit myself to live a life worthy of God's calling. I will participate in the b...

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Article on “Gospel Men”

Here's a great (and short) blog post from Dane Ortlund on 4 kinds of masculinity. The biblical goal? "Soft exterior, hard interior. Rock solid, responsible, risk-taking, calls heresy heresy, calls error error, willing to take shots for the good of the team...all soaked in a gentle demeanor." Read it here: http://dogmadoxa.blogspot.com/2011/08/gospel-men.html....

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“One Another” Recap

CrossPointe Members, Last Sunday, May 1, CrossPointe held a "One Another" member meeting. Since not everyone could make it, here is a brief overview of what was discussed. Robert Ward Pastoral Assistant "One Another" Meeting, May 1, 2011 (68 p.m.) Teaching from Romans 8:2639: Sanctification occurs in messy places and is itself a messy process. We can have abiding...

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