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This Sunday: Welcome, Herbie Newell!

Dear CrossPointe,In light of Orphan Sunday (Nov. 11), we've invited HerbieNewell to come preach. Herbie is the President of Lifeline Children's Servicesand an advocate for orphan and foster care around the world, and we're eager to hear him preach from Psalm 146 this Sunday. You won't want to miss it!Afterward, there will be a lunch for anyone interested in adoption, foste...

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This Sunday: “Filled with the Knowledge of His Will”

Dear CrossPointe,This last Sunday before my sabbatical begins, I will be preaching from Colossians 1, specifically focusing on Paul's prayer for the church in verses 914. In this message, my goal is to expound the textand then apply it to our life together as a church. I will also spend a few moments sharing my heart about where we are as a church and my hopes for us in th...

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This Sunday: “Hope in God”

Dear CrossPointe,On these last two Sundays before my sabbatical(Read more about that here.), my plan is to preach two individual sermonsone in the Psalms and another in Colossians. This Sunday we'll be in Psalm 42, a beautiful and raw song about hoping in God in the middle of dry seasons and dark nights. I'm hoping the psalmist's experience will help us practically apply t...

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What Brad’s sabbatical means for CrossPointe

Dear CrossPointe, Can you believe we've been a church now for nearly 14 years? Week in and week out, people come through our doors and hear the Gospel faithfully proclaimed. Many have come to faith through the ministry of our congregation, and as our membership grows we continue to see the fruit of God's faithfulness to his church. Let's praise the Lord together for his g...

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This Sunday: “Elders and Their Duties”

Dear CrossPointe,Last Sunday, one of our elders, Doug Duncan, informed the church about my upcoming sabbatical starting early November through the end of December. The Lord has been so good to us as a church these past thirteen years! However, it has become evident that I need to develop healthier rhythms of rest and renewal from the grind of pastoral ministry that will he...

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This Sunday: Faith Comes by Hearing

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we'll finish up Romans 10 as we consider verses 1421. In this passage, Paul further explains the unbelief of Israel and very clearly lays out the steps necessary for a person to come to saving faith in Jesus. This is remarkable in light of the truths about God's sovereignty in salvation that he has been so clear about in Romans 9. And yet, as w...

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This Sunday: “All Who Call on Him”

Dear CrossPointe,I'm looking forward to digging into Romans 10:513 with you and coming to the Lord's Table together on this first Sunday in October. In our text, Paul uses the Old Testament (specifically Leviticus 18:5 and Deuteronomy 30:1114) to show the futility of pursuing righteousness by law-keeping rather than by faith in Christ. We'll also spend some time trying to ...

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This Sunday: “Christ Is the Culmination”

Dear CrossPointe,We made it through Romans 9! What a chapter! Maybe the deepest in the whole Bible. This Sunday we begin Romans 10 with a look at the first four verses. Verse 4 says that "Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes." This summary statement is massively important, and understanding it correctly is crucial to understanding redempt...

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This Sunday: Romans 9:24-33

Sunday Morning Classes (9 a.m.) ||We've got three classes this Fall:Prayer(Reuben Moyana),Genesis(Ron Mullins) Systematic Theology(Robert Ward).To RSVP for a class/childcare e-mail Allie Webb.KidKeepers Needed ||Earn a little money and care for the kids of CP at various church events!Contact Cristin Wise for more info.Midweek Fellowship (Sept. 26, 5:45 p.m.) ||Dinner start...

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This Sunday: “The Riches of His Glory”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe delve into Romans 9:1923 and what might be the most challenging text in all of the Bible. In this passage, Paul continues to respond to anticipated objections about what he has said regarding God's purpose of election earlier in the chapter. As before, instead of hedging the truth or attempting to soften what might be perceived as hard edges,...

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This Sunday: “Be Very Careful to Love the Lord Your God”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe are taking a break from Romans and will be in Joshua 23. In this portion of Scripture Joshua gives his final address to the leaders of Israel. As such, he shares his desire for the people as they go into the future without him. What's his desire? Joshua wants them to see how abundantly faithful God has been to all of his promises and to be sp...

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This Sunday: “It Depends on God”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe continue to wade through the deep waters of Romans 9 as we study verses 1418. In this paragraph, Paul answers an anticipatedobjection about what he hasjust saidregarding God'spurpose in election in the preceding verses. Instead of hedgingabout God'sabsolute sovereignty, he doubles down on it and asserts that God is free to grant mercy to whom...

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This Sunday: “God’s Purpose of Election”

Dear CrossPointe,We're back in Romans 9 this week with a second look at verses 613. In particular, we'll focus on God's choice of Jacob over Esau while still in their mother's wombbefore they had done anything good or bad. These verses get to the very heart of how and why God saves people and ultimately answers the question of whether God's word and promises have failed. T...

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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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This Sunday: “Children of the Promise”

Dear CrossPointe,We continue our deep dive in the world of Romans 9this Sundayas we look at verses 613. As we covered last week, the issue at hand is the unbelief of the vast majority of Israel and whether this casts doubt on God's faithfulness. Paul's answer is a resounding "No!" when he tells his readers that God's word has not failed because there is a difference betwee...

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This Sunday: “God Has Not Failed”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe pick back up in Romans as we wade into the deep waters of chapter 9. This is an enormously important chapternot just for Romans but also in the landscape of the whole Bible. The issue at hand in Romans 911 is God's plan for the Jews. In the first eight chapters of Romans, Paul has laid out the good news that we are saved by faith alone in Chr...

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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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This Sunday: “Jesus on Eternity”

Dear CrossPointe,It's good to be home! We had a great week with King Jesus Church in Uganda but I'm looking forward to seeing youthis Sunday. We'll finish up our series "Jesus on the Christian Life" with a look at what Jesus has to say about heaven and hell. To help us do that, we'll consider Jesus' parable about judgement and eternity in Matthew 25:3146.We live in a world...

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This Sunday: “Jesus on Missions”

Dear CrossPointe,We're continuing our series "Jesus on the Christian Life" with a look at Luke 9:5710:12, in which Jesus sends out the disciples after describing the cost of following him. It's an important text for our understanding of what it means to be "on mission" in this world, and it's got implications for global missions as well as local evangelism.If you've missed...

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This Sunday: “Jesus on Church Life”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe continue our series "Jesus on the Christian Life" with a look at what Jesus says about life in the local church. In particular, we'll focus on three passages in Matthew that paint a picture of the role of the covenant community in God's plan of redemption. Specifically, we'll look at Peter's confession in Matthew 16:1320, Jesus' instruction o...

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This Sunday: “Jesus on Sanctification”

Dear CrossPointe,Last week we began a five-week series of sermons on Jesus' description of the Christian life. We started with salvation itself (which you can listen to here), and this week we'll take a look at sanctificationthe process of becoming more like Christ.Though the concept of sanctification can be found throughout the gospels, we only see Jesus explicitly talk a...

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This Sunday: “Jesus on Salvation”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe begin a short, five-week series entitled, "Jesus on the Christian Life." We'll begin by examining John 3:115, looking at what Jesus says about salvation. In this famous conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus teaches us much about the nature of salvation and what it means to be born again. Be sure to read the text a few times beforeSundayand come ...

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Commissioning Mid Tree Church

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywill be a special one for CrossPointe. We will commission the Mid Tree Church core-team on their last Sunday with us before they start meeting together as a church on the firstSundayof July. Our text will be 2 Timothy 4:5, in which Paul exhorts Timothy to "fulfill your ministry." My plan is to zero in on these three words as we consider what it ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,What a privilege it is to gather together every week to praise the Lord and build one another up in the faith. In the last week I'm sure we've all experienced the highs and lows of life in a fallen world, but there's always Sunday and the great blessing we have of hearing from God's Word together. Would you pray with me that the Lord would use our time tog...

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This Sunday: How can we make the gospel visible?

Dear CrossPointe,As I mentioned last week, we are taking a short summer break from our series through Romans. Last Sunday we looked at Hebrews 10:1925 and our responsibility as a church family to stir one another up to love and good deeds. If you missed it, I encourage you tolisten to it here.This week we are going to look at water baptismwhat it is, what it portrays, and ...

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This Sunday: “Let Us Consider” (Hebrews 10:19-25)

Dear CrossPointe,As I mentioned last week, we're going to take a brief summer break from Romans. This Sunday we'll look at Hebrews 10:19-25, especially zooming in on v24, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works." My plan is to examine what this text has to say about living together as a local church and share my heart pastorally about where w...

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“No Separation” this Sunday

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe'll finish up Romans 8 as we work through verses 35-39. The truthcontained in this text is breathtakingly marvelous. Romans 8 began with the promise of "no condemnation" for those in Christ and ends with the assurance of "no separation" for those whom God has loved in Christ Jesus. Our plan will be to consider the text, then zoom out and exami...

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Back in Romans this Sunday

Dear CrossPointe,We're back in Romans this Sunday with a look at Romans 8:31-34. Martyn Lloyd-Jones called Romans 8:31-39 a "grand staircase" which takes us higher and higher until it culminates with no separation for those who are in Christ. I think he's right! Paul's argument in this text is really just a string of consequences that flow from the gospel that he's establi...

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Pastor Raphael preaching this Sunday!

Dear CrossPointe,What a joy it was to host our dear friends, Gareth Keri Franks, from the United Arab Emirates (via South Africa and India!) last week. The Lord has been so gracious to make us partners in the gospel with like-minded churches and families around the world. If you missed Gareth's message last week on the "Useless Church" from Revelation 3:1422, take some ti...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,I'm really looking forward tothis Sunday. Our dear friends, Gareth and Keri Franks, will be with us from the United Arab Emirates. Originally from South Africa, the Franks were missionary church-planters in India for 15 years before recently moving to Abu Dhabi in the UAE where Gareth pastors a Bible-believing, gospel-preaching church in the middle of the ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,This SundayTyler Kirkpatrickwill be preaching from Matthew 19:1630 on Jesus' encounter with a rich young man. This is a striking scene that has much to teach us about the gospel and the Christian life. In addition to dwelling on this rich passage, I'm very excited for you to hear from Tyler. He joined our staff this January and primarily oversees our stude...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,We've said for a few weeks that Romans 8 is all about assurance: God will bring his people safely home. For those who are in Christ Jesus, there is no condemnation and there will be no separation. In our text this week, Romans 8:2830, we see the grounds for that rock-solid assurancethe unconditional, electing love of God for those whom he has called.Admitt...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,I hope you've noticed how full of the Holy Spirit Romans 8 has been. He sets us free, indwells us, leads us, gives us life, enables us to fight sin, and adopts us. And in our text this week, Romans 8:2627, we read that the Spirit helps us when we are weak and intercedes for us according to the will of God.I'm very thankful for this text because I'm so ofte...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,The truths we've been dwelling on in Romans 8 are breathtaking.We've been freed from the law of sin and death.God's Spirit now resides in us if we are believers.We've been adopted by God who is not only our Savior but also our Father.And, stunningly, we're called joint heirs with Christ.The question may be then, how is it that we still suffer and struggle ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,This ResurrectionSundaywe'll take a break from Romans and look at just one verse, Mark10:45, in which Jesus says ofhimself, "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Realizing that on Easter we will have more than the usual number of visitors, and realizing that many likely may not be believers...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,We believe fiercely in the TrinityFather, Son, and Holy Spirit. But we sometimes struggle understanding the role of the Spirit in the Godhead. What does the Spirit do and what is His role in our lives? Our text this week, Romans 8:1417, zooms in on that question. While not an exhaustive explanation of the role of the Holy Spirit, this text is essential for...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Brad will be guest-preaching this Sunday at a friend's church in Atlanta (Mt. Vernon Baptist). While he's up the road, we'll take a break from Romans and look at a key episode in the life of the early church.Acts 6:17 recounts the story of how the growing church neglected a group of Greek-speaking widows. When the oversight was brought to everyone's attent...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,We're going to look at just two verses this week, Romans 8:1213. This text is so critical to a right understanding of the Christian life. Because we have been made alive by the Spirit,we mustput to death our remaining sin. If we do, we will live. If we don't, we will die.Those who are truly born again are secure in Christ; yet, if we don't fight sin by the...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,If you're a Christian, the Spirit of God dwells in you.That's Paul's main point in our textthis Sunday, Romans 8:911. And, if God's Spirit dwells in you, just as he raised Jesus from the dead, he will most surely also raise you. These are enormously encouraging words. In this short passage, we see the root and guarantee of our assurancethat God himself dwe...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Continue to pray for Brad as he serves our brothers and sisters in India! The trip is going well so far. Pray also for Brad's safe return next week.In the meantime, Will is going to preach this Sunday on 1 Corinthians 15:311. This text is Paul's summary of the gospel and reveals the crucial beliefs of the church then and now. Read ahead today and tomorrow ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Our plan is to dig into Romans 8:58this Sunday, in which Paul contrasts those who live according to the flesh with those who live according to the Spirit. John Stott breaks this text down helpfully when he says these verses are about two categories of people (unregenerate and regenerate) who have two different perspectives which lead to two different patte...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,For centuries Romans 8 has been one of the most loved chapters in the Bible. It covers the whole of the Christian lifefrom justification to glorification. It begins with the pronouncement of no condemnation and ends with the promise of no separation.I'm really looking forward to walkingthrough this chapter together. Several years ago we did a short series ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Last week we did a sort of overview of Romans 7:1425 and looked at the arguments for seeing the "I" Paul refers to as either before or after his conversion. While there are good textual arguments on both sides, I'm persuaded by the view that the struggle he describes is part of the Christan life. Still, we have a little more work to do in this text. Last w...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe'll begin our look at the second half of Romans 7, one of the more debated sections in all of the letter. In these verses, Paul describes from a first-person standpoint his battle with sin. The question through the centuries has been whether the "I" he speaks of is pre-conversion Paul or born-again Paul. The arguments for both are good and imp...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe continue to plod through Romans 7 with a look at vv713. In this text, Paul's intent is to show that it is sinnot God's lawthat is to blame for mankind's predicament. (We're getting into the meat of Romans 7 now, and more than ever you'll benefit from reading the text several times beforeSunday.) This thick and weighty paragraph gives us a gli...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,It's so good to be back in Romans! Last week we looked Romans 7:16 and what Christ has done for us in regards to the Law. As he says in the Sermon on the Mount, he doesn't abolish the Law but fulfills it on our behalf. Because we are united to him, all that he has done is ours. This is staggering!But we have some unfinished business in these first six ve...

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Back in Romans this Sunday! + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to seeing you allthis Sundayas we get back into Romans! Specifically, we'll begin to unpack chapter 7, one of the more challenging and debated chapters in the whole letter. The issue at hand is the role of the Law in the Christian life.I know I say it often, but this is not a text that you want to hear taught on without ...

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Preparing for 2018 + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,As 2017 draws to a close, I'm filled with gratitude for the Lord's grace these past 12 months and eager with anticipation for the year ahead. In April, we'll have been a church for 13 years! When I take a moment to reflect, it seems like a lifetime ago when we first started meeting in the Old Mountain Hill Schoolhouse, yet at times seems like it was yester...

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Christmas at CrossPointe

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Join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus this Sunday!We'll gather Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. as we praise God in song, pray together, and hear God's Word preached. (As a reminder, we will not have childcare available on Dec. 24th or 31st.)Then, we'll gather again for our Christmas Eve serviceat 5 p.m.There will be hot cider and cookies, and kids are welcome to wear thei...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,I'm looking forward tothis Sunday! Our main text will be just one verse, 2 Corinthians5:21. This one verse contains an enormous amount of truth and we'll spend time thinking deeply about the implications of the fact that the incarnate and sinless Son was made to "be sin"for us so that "in him we might become the righteousness of God."Amazing!Looking forwar...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear Crosspointe,Hope that this week has been a good oneso far. As we continue taking a short break from our Romans series,I am looking forward to leading our time together this Sunday. We will be looking at Philippians 4:19and some verses in Acts 16. The sermon title will be "Be United, Joyful, and in Prayer."We will study God's word together to see how the gospel compels...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,I hope each of you had a blessed Thanksgiving day with friends and family. We indeed have so much to be thankful for as a church. Before we launch into a busy December, consider taking a moment to think about how kind God has been to you and to us as a church. Set aside a few minutes to look through our member directory and write a note to that person who ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Praise God for his grace to us! If you've missed the last two weeks, I encourage you to go to our website and hear about our plans to plant a church out of CrossPointe sometime in 2018. If you're interested in being a part of or hearing more about the church plant, there will be an informational lunch immediately following the servicethis Sunday. PleaseRSV...

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This Sunday: Planting the Gospel in Columbus

Dear CrossPointe,Last Sunday Brad shared with us a theology of the local church, highlighting its significance in God's mission to redeem the world. In light of that, Will Hawk will be preaching this Sunday concerning the church CrossPointe will be planting next year. So come this Sunday eager to hear about our vision for the church-plant and the hope of the gospel for God...

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This Sunday: “The Church, God’s Plan” + Member Meeting

Dear CrossPointe,What a wonderful Lord's Day we had last week with Pastor Rapahel Kajjubi from Busega, Uganda! If you missed his message, I highly encourage you tolisten to it here. It was a word fitly spoken, so full of truth, Spirit-empowered...just what we needed to hear!This week we turn our attention to something we have been praying about and preparing for behind the...

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Meet the Kajjubis this Sunday!

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Meet the Kajjubi family!Sunday MorningThis weekend we have the privilege of hearing from our brother and co-laborer, Raphael Kajjubi, pastor of King Jesus Church in Uganda.He will be preaching Sunday morning, so come ready to be challenged and encouraged by God's Word!Sunday EveningYou'll also get a chance to meet him and his wife, Allen, Sunday night at 6 p.m. They will b...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Hey folks,After ten months, we're going to hit the pause button for a little while on Romans.This Sundaywe'll take a look at the story of the Canaanite woman who begged Jesus to heal her daughter in Matthew 15:2128. As we've been studying the​free ​graceof God in Romans,I trustthis text will be a good balance and hopefully guard (or rouse) us from spiritual passivity.P...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe'll finish Romans 6 by looking at verses 2023. This short text serves as a summary of Paul's point throughout the chapter. All people, whether they realize it or not, have a mastersin or God. And these masters take us somewhereeither to death or eternal life. As we close out Romans 6, pray with me that the truths of this important chapter will...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe, During our series on Romans, we've heard repeatedly about the amazing grace of Christ toward believers. He has saved us not because of our abilities or inherent goodness but because of his mercy, and then he calls us to lives that glorify him. I thought it would be good, then, to look at a story from one of the Gospels to see more closely how our Savior ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

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Dear CrossPointe,In our text this week, Romans 6:1519, Paul continues his attack on the cheap grace of antinomianism by explaining that true grace transfers us from slavery to sin to slavery to righteousness. The good news is not that we must change our own hearts and do better, but that God gives us a new heart with which we are now enabled to obey.Take some time to read ...

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This Sunday: “Present Yourselves to God”

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Dear CrossPointe,We've been marinating in the beautiful and incredibly rich truth of our union with Christ so far in Romans 6. Paul has been establishing the foundation that by faith we are united to Christ and thus share in all the benefits of His death and resurrection. Now, starting in Romans6:11, he makes a transition from stating the indicative truth of our union with...

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Announcements, Sept. 15, 2017

Sunday Morning Classes (Sundays, 9 a.m.) || E-mail Leah Carr to sign up!- How to Read the Bible: taught by Robert Ward and Joseph Davis- Deepen Discipleship: a discipleship process that prepares Christians for both local and global disciple-making, taught by Springer Cain and Josh Hutchinson- The Person Work of Christ: taught by Reuben MoyanaLadies' Lunch (Sept. 19, 11:30...

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Announcements, Sept. 8, 2017

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe venture into Romans 6, one of the most important chapters onsanctification and the Christian life in all of the Bible. Up to this point, Paul has been establishing the central truth of justification by faith alone in Christ alone. No amount of good works or Law-following can save us. Rather, we are saved by God's free gift of grace. Of course...

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Announcements, Sept. 1, 2017

Dear CrossPointe,We'll pause our series on Romans this Sunday and spend some time in Psalm 67, a song about the nations' need for joy in the one true God! Will Hawk will lead us through the text, and then we'll gather around the Lord's Table together for communion.Grace peace,Brad*Church offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day.Men's Lunch (Sept. 5, noon) ...

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Announcements, August 25, 2017

Dear CrossPointe,Our text this week, Romans 5:1521, is thick with glorious gospel truth. This is definitely a passage you don't want to eat coldon Sunday. In it Paul concludes his tightly woven argument about how all people are either in Adam by sin or in Christ by grace.The logic is clearif death reigned through one man's sin, how much more will grace and righteousness re...

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Announcements, August 18, 2017

Dear CrossPointe,C.S. Lewis once said that in order to understand the cure of the gospel, we must understand the disease of sin. The great English preacher J.C. Ryle wrote, "Dim or indistinct views of sin are the origin of most of the errors, heresies, and false doctrines of the present day."Our text this week, Romans 5:1214, is one of the most pivotal texts in the whole B...

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Announcements, August 4, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, Romans 5:68, contains some of the sweetest words in the entire Bible. While we were still weak sinners, completely powerless and unable to do anything to change our situation, Christ died for usthe ungodly. What wonderful news. Embedded in these few verses is the very heart of the gospel. After our time in the Word, we'll come to the ...

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Announcements, July 28, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we will zero in on Romans 5:5, in which ​Paul explains that the basis of a Christian's assurance is the indwelling Holy Spirit, who has been poured into our hearts. In other words, we can bank on our future as sure and certain because God has given us the down payment of his Spirit in us. The implications for the Christian life are enormous...

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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, July 14, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, Where is God when life hurts? How does his sovereignty intersect with our suffering? These questions have been around since Genesis 3, and our text this Sunday, Romans 5:35, helps us answer them. My hope is that our time together in this passage will help us build a better theology of suffering so that we can actually rejoice in it when it inevitably com...

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Announcements, July 7, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we begin Romans 5 which serves as a transition in the Apostle Paul's line of thinking. Up to this point, he's been arguing forcefully that we are made right with God by the gift of faith and not by works. Now, at the beginning of chapter five, he lays out some of the results that truth brings about in the life of a believer. This Sunday we'll...

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Announcements, June 30, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll finish Romans 4 as we consider verses 2225. It's a short text, but power packed. Verse 25, in particular, is a kind of summary of the gospel in just a few words. It says that Jesus "was delivered up for our transgressions and raised for our justification." Nearly every word is packed with theological significance and has much to do with...

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Announcements, June 23, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, Up to now, Paul's point in Romans has been that we are saved by faith, not works. As an example of this truth, he zooms in on the patriarch Abraham. If we are made right with God only because we have faith like Abraham, then it's really important for us to understand the nature of Abraham's faith. And that's the point of our text this Sunday, Romans 4:18...

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Announcements, June 16, 2017

Baby Bottle Boomerang Ending (June 18) || Support the work of Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic by taking a bottle (available in the foyer) and filling it with change, cash, or checks. Be sure to bring it back (and grab another!) by June 18.VBS (9 a.m.12:30 p.m., daily, June 2630) || Join us this summer for Galactic Starveyors! Registration is open to all rising K5thgrade stu...

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Announcements, June 9, 2017

Dear CrossPointe This Sunday our text is Colossians 1:1520 in which the apostle Paul refutes some of the heretical teachings about Jesus Christ that were going on at the church of the Colossians. These false teachings were undermining the truth of Christ and the gospel. Like the first century audience, we are also threatened by some untrue philosophies and teachings in o...

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Announcements, June 2, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This week we jump back into Romans 4, specifically vv1315. Paul makes a spectacular statement in verse thirteen when he says the promise to Abraham and his offspring goes far beyond just the physical land of Canaan but rather encompasses the whole world! This may seem like an obscure thought in the middle of Paul's argument about justification by faith, ...

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Announcements, May 26, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, Mark 9 serves as a ballast. At the transfiguration we are brought joyfully into the coming glory of the Son, but we also see the weight of sin and the grim future for those who trust in their own righteousness. We are not allowed to simply sleep on grace! The death and resurrection of Jesus resides within the tension of unspeakable horror and unfathomab...

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Announcements, May 19, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday our text is Romans 4:912, in which Paul continues to drill down into the life of Abraham as an example of justification by faith. In particular, he discusses Abraham's circumcision as evidence that right standing with God has always been by grace rather than works. There are some meaty truths for us to chew on this Sunday. Looking forward to ...

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Announcements, May 12, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we're back in Romans as we begin chapter four. In our text, Romans 4:18, Paul continues to establish that we are justified by faith in Christ, not by works of the law. To make sure his audience understands what he is saying, he zeroes in on the life of Abraham to hold him up as an example of this great truth. This would have been massive to h...

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Announcements, May 5, 2017

"One Another" Member Meeting (May 7, 67:30 p.m.) || Every other month, CrossPointe's members gather to discuss matters pertinent to the life of the church. Non-members are welcome, and childcare is provided!Men's Lunch Moved (May 9, noon) || The men of CrossPointe usually meet on the first Tuesday of the month but will instead gather next week. Join us for lunch ($5 Chick-...

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Announcements, April 28, 2017

Dear CrossPointe,​ We finish up Romans 3 this week with a look at verses 2731. In this passage, Paul summarizes his argument and reiterates that all people, whether Jew or Gentile, are made right with God through faith apart from works of the law. And yet, the law is not null and void, but rather it continues to instruct the Christian in how to live for God. Take a few ...

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Announcements, April 21, 2017

CrossPointe, We've been marinating in Romans 3:2126 for the last few weeks, and for good reason, as many consider this paragraph to be the very heart of Romans. This week, we zero in on the last two verses, which give us a glimpse into the God-centeredness of God. This ideathat God's primary motivation is the display of his gloryis not one that we come to naturally. But ...

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Announcements, April 14, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, I'm looking forward to celebrating the Resurrection with you all this Sunday! In God's kindness, we find ourselves in one of the clearest and most gospel-saturated texts in the Bible for this Sunday, Romans 3:2224. Our plan is to stare deeply at the glorious truth of how we've been justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Je...

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Announcements, April 7, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we arrive at one of the most concise and clear explanations of the gospel ever writtenRomans 3:2126and it all starts with "But now," two of the sweetest words in the Bible. In this passage, Paul transitions from the problem of sin to the glorious solution of Christ's work for sinners. It will take us a few weeks to get through this paragraph...

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MWF canceled (4/5)

MWF has been canceled tonight. Due to potential of severe weather this afternoon and evening, tonight's Midweek Fellowship has been canceled. Spread the word, and stay safe! In the meantime, you can catch up on previous weeks here!- James 1- James 2- James Martin Luther- James 3...

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Announcements, March 31, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, In our text this week, Romans 3:920, Paul wraps up his case against all humanity before a holy God. It's a stunning indictment in which he concludes that all the world stands before God with their mouths shut and no excuses to make. Admittedly, the language of this passage may sound harsh to our ears, but that's likely because we've been weaned more on s...

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Announcements, March 24, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we have the joy and privilege of having as our guest Pastor Kaushal Kale of Kolhapur Bible Church in Kolhapur, India. I met Kaushal last year when Robert and I traveled to India to speak at a conference hosted by his church. This was all facilitated by Gareth Franks, who you'll remember is the missionary church-planter for whom Logan Copley s...

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Announcements, March 17, 2017

No Midweek Fellowship (March 22) || Enjoy Spring Break, and we'll pick back up in James 3 on March 29! Sunday Morning Classes (Sun., 910 a.m., Feb. 5April 9) || There are three classesEvangelism taught by Kwame Agyemang, Pursuing Joy taught by Joseph Davis and Robert Ward, and Survey of the Old Testament taught by Reuben Moyana. Childcare is also available. Contact Molly ...

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Announcements, March 10, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, I'm looking forward to this Sunday! Our text, Romans 2:1729, furthers God's case against fallen humanity. In particular, Paul takes aim at Jews who boast in the law and yet fail to live it out themselves. We may be tempted to cry, "Uncle!" and fast forward to chapter three, but there are some important truths for us to dwell on in the second half of Roma...

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Announcements, March 3, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, Paul's argument in Romans 1 is clearno Gentiles can claim innocence because of ignorance. They are, as Paul says, without excuse, and their sins are obvious, shown by the list that concludes Romans 1. But in chapter 2, Paul now turns his attention to the religious, to those who think they are okay because they're not like those sinful Gentiles. We have ...

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Announcements, Feb. 24, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, We'll finish Romans 1 this week as Paul continues to explain God's case against sinful humanity. In particular, verses 2632 explain how God gave mankind up to dishonorable passionsnotably homosexuality. Obviously, homosexuality is a huge cultural topic and matter of debate. While this text is not exclusively about the sin of homosexuality, it is one of ...

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Announcements, Feb. 17, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, One reason we are committed to working expositionally through books of the Bible is because it forces us to deal with difficult passages that we might otherwise be tempted to skip. Our text this Sunday, Romans 1:1825, is one of those passages. In it, Paul moves from the righteousness of God in verses 16 and 17 to the wrath of God in verse 18. He then pro...

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Announcements, Feb. 10, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, India was a wonderful and fruitful time, but I've missed you! Looking forward to unpacking Romans 1:1617 with you this Sunday. Martin Luther says this was the text that brought him to true faith in and understanding of the gospel. He called it the "sweetest word" and "truly the gate to paradise," so I'm eager to work through it together this Sunday. See...

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Announcements, Feb. 3, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, While Brad is visiting our brothers and sisters in India, we're taking a break from Romans to look at texts from the Gospels. This Sunday Robert Ward is preaching through John 11, in which Jesus demonstrates his love for a family and raises their brother from the dead. It's appropriate that we'll also be coming around the Lord's Table this week, so prepa...

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Announcements, Jan. 27, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, While Brad is visiting our brothers and sisters in India, we'll take a break from Romans to look at two texts from the Gospels. This Sunday Will Hawk is preaching through Luke 7:3650, the story of a sinful woman who finds forgiveness from Jesus. Read and pray through the passage before Sunday to prepare your heart! And remember, tonight at 7:30 p.m. Cle...

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Announcements, Jan. 20, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, The introductions to Paul's letters are so rich, and Romans is no exception! In our text this week, Romans 1:815, we get a glimpse of how Paul views the Christian life. It's a life full of thankfulness to God for other people and their faith. It's a life that is bound together with other Christians whom we serve and who serve us. And it's a life of oblig...

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Announcements, Jan. 13, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll look at the second half of Paul's introduction, Romans 1:57. It's amazing how much truth Paul could pack into a few sentences. In particular, he says that the purpose of his ministry was "to bring about the obedience of faith." Then, sixteen chapters later, he ends with this same phrase"to bring about the obedience of faith." I think un...

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Announcements, Jan. 6, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we begin our series through Romans. I can hardly wait! Martin Luther described this letter as "really the chief part of the New Testament" and "truly the purest gospel. It is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but also that he should occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul." H...

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Announcements, Dec. 16, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll finish up our brief Advent series in Isaiah with a look at the Anointed Servant in Isaiah 61. This text is a beautiful portrait and explanation of Christ and his mission. In fact, Jesus directly applies this passage to himself in Luke 4:1622. Take some time to read through Isaiah 61 and Luke 4 before Sunday and come ready to lean forwar...

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Announcements, Dec. 9, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we continue our Advent series, "Seeing Christ in Isaiah," with a look at one of the mountain peaks of the Old Testament, Isaiah 53. In this chapter about a suffering servant, the prophet Isaiah points his people to one who is coming to finally bear their sin and take it away. There is much for us to feast on in this chapter, so take some time...

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Announcements, Dec. 2, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Will kicked off our Advent series, "Seeing Christ in Isaiah," last week with an excellent overview of Isaiah and a look at the wonder and importance of the Incarnation and virgin birth of Christ. We've had some technical difficulties but the sermon should be uploaded soon, and I hope you'll listen to it then if you weren't here on Sunday! This week we w...

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Announcements, Nov. 18, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Every time we end a series through a book of the Bible I feel like I go through a kind of withdrawal. I'll miss 1 Timothy and hope it has been beneficial to us as a church. On that note, I feel a pastoral burden to share with you some of my reflections from 1 Timothy about our life together as a local church. So, this Sunday will be a bit unique in that ...

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Announcements, Nov. 11, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, 1 Timothy 6:1121, brings us to the close of our 1 Timothy sermon series. I hope our journey through this epistle has been an encouragement to us as a local church entrusted with the good news of the gospel. In his closing words to Timothy, Paul exhorts his protg to fight the good fight of the faith. Of course, Paul is not calling on T...

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Announcements, Nov. 4, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, I'm really looking forward to diving into our text this week, 1 Timothy 6:110. The primary thrust of this passage is contentment in Christ in a culture of consumerism. If that was an issue for Christians in the first century, how much more so for us! Take some time to read the text before Sunday. Be careful not to think about other people who need the t...

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Announcements, Oct. 28, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this Sunday, 1 Timothy 5:1725, contains Paul's instructions to Timothy about honoring leaders while keeping them accountable. There is a beautiful gospel-balance in Paul's words: leaders are to be respected, but they are in no way above anyone else. In fact, they are to be held to a stricter standard in many ways. And, because the mission of the...

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Announcements, Oct. 21, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, If you missed Dr. Crawford Loritts last Sunday, I highly encourage you to listen to his sermon here. In a our current climate of racial, cultural, and political strife, it was a very helpful message on how the gospel calls Christians to a life of reconciliation. May the Lord help us be a light in this area for our broken world. This Sunday we'll look at...

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Announcements, Oct. 14, 2016

Dr. Crawford Loritts Preaching (Oct. 16) || Mark your calendar for our guest preacher on Sunday, Oct. 16. Dr. Loritts is the senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Ga., and a council-member of the Gospel Coalition. Ladies' Lunch (Oct. 18, noon) || The women of CrossPointe meet every third Tuesday for lunch ($5 Chicken Salad Chick) and fellowship as we study ...

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Announcements, Oct. 7, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, I'm looking forward to this Sunday! Our text this week, 1 Timothy 4:616, is one of those passages that has been life-shaping for me in pastoral ministry. In an age dominated by pragmatism and gimmicks, Paul exhorts Timothy to faithfully plod along, striving and toiling to make much of Jesus and teach all the good doctrine that flows from the gospel. Rea...

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Announcements, Sept. 30, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This week we'll be in 1 Timothy 4:15, in which Paul turns his attention again to false teachers who are troubling the church. In this case, some are forbidding marriage and the consumption of certain foods in order to attain a higher form of spirituality, which has led some to depart the faith. In the end, Paul condemns this false teaching as not just wr...

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Announcements, Sept. 23, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, "Imperfect as it is, it is the dearest place on earth to us." This is how Charles Spurgeon described the church in a sermon preached in 1861. Our text this week, 1 Timothy 3:1416, gives us a glimpse of why the church should be so dear to Christians. Paul describes it as the household of God, where the living God dwells, upon which the truth of the gospel...

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Announcements, Sept. 16, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, 1 Timothy 3:813, is a continuation of Paul's qualifications for church leadership, specifically the role of deacons. A deacon is a servant of the church, tasked with caring for the logistical and physical needs of the congregation, which in turn paves the way for the ministry of the Word. While this text addresses the specific office...

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Announcements, Sept. 9, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Paul's first letter to Timothy is more than just instructions on how to organize and lead a local church. Beyond the practical instruction is a glimpse into the purpose and plan of God to display his glory to an onlooking world through the church. So, the 'how' and 'who' of church leadership is critically important. That is the issue at hand in our text ...

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Announcements, Sept. 2, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we tackle a controversial text, 1 Timothy 2:815, which deals with the role and comportment of men and women in the life of the local church. To say this text is disputed is an understatement! Much ink has been spilled over this paragraph. But just because something is controversial does not mean we should avoid it. In fact, the truths in thi...

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Announcements, Aug. 26, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, I can hardly wait to study and unpack 1 Timothy 2:17 with you this week! It's so full of gospel truth, and, when rightly understood, serves as fuel for assurance in the Christian life and motivation for evangelism and missions. Read it several times before Sunday. Invite an unbelieving friend. Pray for God to open blind eyes and put steel in our spine. ...

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Announcements, Aug. 19, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll finish the first chapter of 1 Timothy, in which Paul recounts God's grace to him in his own salvation and call to ministry. In verse 15, we read one of the most succinct and powerful gospel statements in all of Scripture. Paul says, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost." This truth is at the cente...

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Announcements, Aug. 12, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we start our series through 1 Timothy, one of my favorite books in the Bible. This short letter reads like an instruction manual for the local church from the Apostle Paul to his young ministry protege, Timothy. It not only gives us much practical teaching about life together as a body, but it also points us to a deeper understanding of God's...

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Announcements, Aug. 5, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, I trust you are doing well! As summer winds down and school starts back up I want to give you an idea of where we'll be heading on Sundays this Fall. Will Hawk will preach a stand-alone message this Sunday, after which we'll celebrate the Lord's Supper together. Then, on the following Sunday, we'll begin a series through 1 Timothy. This short letter fro...

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Announcements, July 29, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll conclude our Daniel series by covering the last two chapters, in which God gives Daniel a comprehensive vision of the futureincluding even the return of Christ! These two chapters are breathtaking in their detail, especially of the rise and fall of worldly rulers, but the point is not to have us guessing what modern-day empire or ruler...

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Announcements, July 22, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, What a joy it was to have Doug Van Meter, pastor of Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa, with us last Sunday. He preached an excellent message on the traits of a world-impacting church from Acts 11:1930. If you missed it, I highly encourage you to listen to or watch it here. This Sunday we pick back up with Daniel 10 where we read ...

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Announcements, July 15, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we take a break from our Daniel series to welcome and hear from Doug Van Meter, pastor of Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. Brackenhurst is the home church of Gareth Franks, our missionary friend and partner in India. I'm really looking forward to hearing from this dear brother as he shares with us from God's Word an...

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Announcements, July 8, 2016

There are two important meetings taking place before and after worship this Sunday. The more the merrier! Children's Ministry Training (Sunday, 9 a.m.) || We need roughly 30 people to start serving in order to be fully "staffed" on Sunday mornings! (Volunteers serve only 810 times/year.) Just e-mail Cristin Wise to sign up! "One Another" Member Meeting (Sunday, 67:30 p.m...

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Announcements, July 1, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Isn't it true that the greatest things in life are worth the wait? As we'll see this Sunday, often God uses waiting to increase our joy, dependence on him, and the ensuing glory of his name. We'll spend some time in Acts 3 as well as Isaiah 64 as we think more about this on Sunday, so read through those texts once or twice to get an idea of where we'll b...

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Announcements, June 24, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, Daniel 9, contains one of the most debated and complex passages in the Bible. Most of the chapter is a prayer of repentance and lament by Daniel for his people. It is a beautiful example of intercession by Daniel as he pleads to God for mercy on Israel. And then, in verses 2427, the angel Gabriel brings a prophecy about "the seventy ...

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Announcements, June 17, 2016

Baby Bottle Boomerang Ends This Sunday || Every year, Sound Choices pregnancy clinic raises money by distributing baby bottles to be filled with loose change (or cash/checks). If you'd like to donate, grab a bottle from the foyer, fill it up, and return it to the church by Father's Day. Ladies' Lunch (June 21, noon) || Join us on the third Tuesday of the month for lunch (...

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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, June 3, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, Daniel 7, is going to be fun! The first half of Daniel (ch. 16) has been for the most part historical narrative and relatively straight-forward. From here on out (ch. 712) the genre changes to what is called apocalyptic literature. The word "apocalyptic" implies revelation, and in the Bible this genre is used to bring hope to God's pe...

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Announcements, May 27, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, Daniel 6, is one of the more well-known scenes in the Bible. Daniel, likely in his eighties at this point, is thrown into the lions' den for disobeying the king's decree. But once again, God miraculously preserves Daniel and shuts the lions' mouths. You're likely familiar with this story, but I encourage you to read it with fresh eyes...

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Announcements, May 20, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday, we're in Daniel 5 in which we'll see another spectacular display of God's sovereignty over all men and nations. A new king is on the throne and he's, well, an arrogant fool. This king throws a party that mocks God and his people, so God decides to put an end to his brazenness. He causes a hand to mysteriously appear and write something on th...

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Announcements, May 13, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Some dreams do come true. And as we'll see in Daniel 4 this Sunday, unfortunately that was the case for King Nebuchadnezzar. In this remarkable scene, we see God humbling a proud man and bringing him to his knees. There's much for us to glean from this chapter which includes one of the clearest proclamations of God's power in the Bibleand from a pagan ki...

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Announcements, May 6, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll be in Daniel 3one of the more well known stories in the Biblein which three Hebrew men are thrown into a fiery furnace. It's an intense story of idolatrous pride, other-worldly confidence, and a miraculous rescue. You may be familiar with the story already, but take some time to read this chapter again a few times before Sunday. Looking...

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Announcements, April 29, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll be in Daniel 2, in which Daniel interprets the king's dream. It's an incredible and intense scene where God once again miraculously provides for and preserves his people. This time, he works through the prayers and boldness of his people to be the means by which he provides. And then he uses the dream (which he gave to the king in the ...

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Announcements, April 22, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we begin a new series through the Old Testament book of Daniel. When people think of Daniel, they often think of the lions' den or mysterious visions that dominate the second half of the book. As a result, it is tempting to focus on Daniel's heroism or various end-times views. But when we do that we miss the larger point of the book, which is...

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Announcements, April 15, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, The pastors were greatly blessed by our trip to Louisville and Together for the Gospel. (I think they'll be uploading videos of all the messages online soon. You can find them here!) As much as we enjoyed singing and hearing the Gospel with 10,000 other pastors, we're even more eager to worship with you this Sunday at CrossPointe. Will Hawk will be prea...

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Announcements, April 8, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll be in Matthew 11:2830, where Jesus invites the heavy-laden to come to Him for rest. My hope is that this text and Jesus' words to us will be a great encouragement for weary souls. Take some time read the text before Sunday and ask the Lord to do wonderful things among us. Also, this upcoming week (April 1115) the pastoral staff will be...

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Announcements, April 1, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, What a glorious Resurrection Sunday we had last week. The Lord is good! This Sunday I will preach about the importance of what we are doing when we gather together for worship each week. In short, I want to help us have a good theology of worship as a church family. Now, when we use the word 'worship,' we should be careful to say that all of life is wor...

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Announcements, March 25, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this Resurrection Sunday will be Ephesians 2:110, one of the most straightforward and succinct explanations of the gospel in the Bible. I chose this text realizing there will likely be an unusually large number of unbelievers present this Sunday and my heart is that they would hear the Good News clearly. Pray with me that God would use His Word...

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Announcements, March 18, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, We tend to have a narrow view of history. We think the times we are facing are surely the worst ever. But when we read the Bible, we realize that the world has been in chaos since the fall of mankind in Genesis 3. And yet God has been providentially moving human history toward his good and redemptive purpose. This Sunday we are going to look at Psalm 2,...

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Announcements, March 11, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Several months ago we started a journey through the Sermon on the Mount, and this Sunday we'll bring it to an end as we look at Matthew 7:24-29. I hope you've benefitted from this as much as I have. It has been challenging, encouraging, and convicting for me. Jesus ends the sermon by contrasting two types of builders, one wise and one foolish. This illu...

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Announcements, March 4, 2016

Starting Pointe (March 5 @ 9 a.m.noon; March 6 @ 57 p.m.) || Come to CrossPointe's upcoming membership class this weekend! We'll discuss the Gospel (and other doctrines CrossPointe holds), Community, and Mission in the life of the church. Whether you're serious or just curious about joining CrossPointe, don't miss out on this opportunity to connect. We'll have snacks at bo...

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Announcements, Feb. 26, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, How I've missed you! Robert and I had a great time ministering alongside some dear brothers and sisters in India, but I'm really looking forward to seeing you all Sunday. We'll pick back up where Will left off (by the way, great work by him last two weeks!) as we look at Matthew 7:1214. The first verse in this text is one of the more familiar ones in th...

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Announcements, February 19, 2016

CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll be in Matthew 7:711, in which Jesus tells his disciples, "How much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!" What a huge truth for us to consider this Sunday. Please read through the passage, and pray as wellfor yourself and for nonbelievers present on Sundaythat this truth will sink down into us. I'm lo...

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Announcements, February 12, 2016

CrossPointe, As you know, Brad and Robert are visiting a pastor and church we support in India, so I'll be taking the reins the next two Sundays as we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount. This Sunday we'll be in Matthew 7:16, probably best known for this phrase: "Judge not, that you be not judged." This should be fun to work through! Looking forward to Sunday...

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Announcements, February 5, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll hit the pause button on our series through the Sermon on the Mount to look at the purpose, practice, and importance of communion. To do this, we'll work through 1 Corinthians 11:1734, where Paul instructs the church on how we should approach "the Lord's table." Communion and baptism are pictures of the gospel that the Lord has given to...

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Announcements, January 29, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we cover one of the more well-known portions of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 6:2534. In this passage, Jesus exhorts us to not be anxious but to entrust ourselves to God's fatherly care. What a timely text for us as we live in a world full of uncertainty. This is one of those passages that needs a slow bake, so read it several times befor...

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Announcements, January 22, 2016

Sunday Morning Classes Return This Sunday!These classes are meant to encourage fellowship and discipleship as we study various books and topics. We're offering two classes this Winter (Jan. 24March 13; 910 a.m.): The Apostles' Creed: Ron Mullins will continue his look at this historic church confession. If you missed the first part of this class don't hesitate to join t...

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Announcements, January 15, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, A strong thread running through Matthew 6 is Jesus' exhortation to seek the reward of the Father rather than the reward of this world. This Sunday that thread continues as Jesus instructs us on fasting in Matthew 6:16-18. Fasting is one of those topics that doesn't get discussed that much and is often misunderstood. What is the purpose of fasting? Should...

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Announcements, Jan. 8, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, If you stop and think about it for a moment, the idea of prayer is staggering. The Almighty Creator of the universe not only allows, but beckons his people to speak to him as Father. This is incredible! And, through Jesus, he has given us instruction on how to pray (and how not to pray). I'm really looking forward to diving into our text this week, Matth...

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Announcements, Dec. 18, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, On this Sunday before Christmas, we're going to pause The Sermon on the Mount for a look at Matthew 1 and the implications of Christ's incarnation. About the Incarnation, C.S. Lewis says it is the "central miracle" of the Bible. "Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this." That's a strong statement, and I think Lewis i...

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Announcements, Dec. 11, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we finish up ch. 5 of the Sermon on the Mount as we look at verses 4348. In this well-known text, Jesus pushes us beyond the non-resistance of last week's text to actually love our enemies and pray for them. It's easy to see why John Stott said this is one of the most challenging passages in the entire Bible. Much for us to think about! Read ...

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Announcements, Dec. 4, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll tackle one of the more well-known and yet challenging passages in the Bible, Matthew 5:3842. In this text, Jesus tells his followers to turn the other cheek when they're slapped. Obviously, this is a difficult text to apply and work through. Take some time to read through it a few times and pray for understanding. Pray also that as we g...

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Announcements, Nov. 25, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday, while Brad's enjoying the California air, Will Hawk is walking us through Matthew 5:3337, a passage in the Sermon on the Mount that addresses swearing oaths. We might think of oaths mostly in the context of courtrooms today, but their relative familiarity in Jesus' day meant his words on the subject applied to everyone. One thing hasn't cha...

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Announcements, Nov. 20, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, We're back in The Sermon on the Mount this Sunday as we look at what Jesus says about divorce in Matthew 5:3132. To say this is a tough subject is obviously an understatement. John Stott, a very faithful English pastor who never dodged hard topics, said this about Sunday's text and subject: "I confess to a basic reluctance to attempt an exposition of the...

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Announcements, Nov. 13, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, We're extending our break from The Sermon on the Mount to think about our responsibility as a local church to care for the fatherless. For the past several years in November, CrossPointe has participated in Orphan Sunday. This is a worldwide movement aimed at helping churches consider how they might live out the implications of the gospel by caring for t...

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Announcements, Nov. 6, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll hit pause on our series through "The Sermon on the Mount" to consider the meaning, significance, and importance of baptism in the life of a Christian and in the local church. I encourage you to read Romans 6:34, which will serve as our primary text. And, after the message, we'll celebrate the gospel as three members of CrossPointe are b...

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Announcements, Oct. 30, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, In our text this week, Matthew 5:2730, Jesus deals with the weighty topic of lust and sexual sin. I think we all realize that our culture is a cesspool of sexual brokenness. It goes without saying that fighting sexual sin, resisting temptation, and finding the hope that the gospel holds out are massively important for us to consider as a church. Please ...

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Announcements, Oct. 23, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, In one of the Bible's greatest promises God tells his people that He will take his law (up to that point written on tablets) and write it on their hearts by putting His Spirit in them so they can walk in His ways. Through the work of His Son this becomes a reality. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus declares that the righteousness required in this new co...

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Announcements, Oct. 16, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, I've been looking forward to our text, Matthew 5:1720, for a while now. In it Jesus announces that he has not come to abolish the Law and the Prophets but to fulfill them. This brings up several very important questions. How exactly does he fulfill them? What, then, is Jesus' relationship with the Old Testament? What is the Christian's relationship with ...

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Announcements, Oct. 9, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, If you missed last Sunday's message on fighting temptation by Will Hawk I highly encourage you to listen to it here. Very good! This week we'll be back in the Sermon on the Mount and one of the more recognizable passages in the Bible, Matthew 5:1316. In this text, Jesus says Christians should be like salt and light in a world that is decaying and dark. ...

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Announcements, Oct. 2, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll take a break from the Sermon on the Mount as Will Hawk preaches on Matthew 4:111. Understanding the truths in this text about Jesus' temptation in the wilderness are essential to our fight against sin and pursuit of holiness. Read it a few times before Sunday and come ready to lean into God's Word. Also, remember this Wednesday we'll r...

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Announcements, Sept. 25, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, In light of reports around the world of Christians suffering at the hands of brutal regimes and terrorist groups, and the increasing hostility of our own culture, our text this week, Matthew 5:1012, is timely for us. In this last Beatitude, Jesus says that when his people are mistreated and hated by the world because of him, it is a sign of being blessed...

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Announcements, Sept. 18, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll zero in on the Beatitudes, specifically Matthew 5:19. As we established last week, the Beatitudes and the rest of the Sermon on the Mount are not ethical laws that we must keep so that God will accept us, but rather they are what the Christian life should look like because God has made us alive in Christ. But beyond just having personal...

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Announcements, Sept. 11, 2015

Dear CrossPointe If you missed last Sunday's sermon by Robert Ward on Ephesians 5:1521, I encourage you to listen to it here. It was a very timely and helpful message on how Christians should walk wisely amidst evil days. Great message! This Sunday we begin our series through the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 57). This first week will be a sort of introduction into the ov...

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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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Announcements, August 28, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we finish up our series through 1 Thessalonians with a look at how and what it means to grow as a Christianthe doctrine of sanctification. In 1 Thess. 5:23, Paul prays that God himself would sanctify his readers completely and keep them blameless until he returns. That is a huge statement! What does it mean and how does that happen? What is G...

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Announcements, August 21, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, We are winding down our series on 1 Thessalonians this Sunday with a look at 1 Thessalonians 5:1222. As he often does in other epistles, Paul wraps up his letter to the church with a smorgasbord of practical instructions on how Christians should relate to the their leaders, to one another, to God in their gathered worship, and to the world. On the surfa...

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Announcements, August 14, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this Sunday is 1 Thessalonians 5:111, in which Paul continues his teaching about the return of Christ. His purpose in these verses is to encourage the Christians in Thessalonica to be sober-minded, spiritually awake, and ready for the day of the Lord when Jesus returns. In a culture that lulls us to sleep in so many ways, Paul's numerous exhort...

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Announcements, Aug. 7, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:17 that if Christ has not been raised our faith is futile and we are still in our sins. In other words, Paul is pinning every Christian's hopes on the resurrection of Christ. Because Jesus rose, we will rise. Because Jesus got up from the grave and has defeated death and sin, we can be confident that he will return as he p...

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Announcements, July 24, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this Sunday, 1 Thessalonians 3:613, gives us a glimpse into Paul's warm pastoral heart for the church. The emotion expressed is especially significant in view of the fact that Paul only spent about a month in Thessalonica. I think this text has much to teach us about God's intention for life in the local church, and how we should abound in love ...

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Announcements, July 17, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday our text, 1 Thessalonians 2:173:5, gives us a glimpse into the often difficult doctrine of God's providence and how all things, even Satan, are under his complete control. In a culture that seems to be getting more hostile and evil by the day, I hope the truths in this text will be a great encouragement to us. Take some time to familiarize y...

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Announcements, July 10, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday our text will be 1 Thessalonians 2:1316, in which Paul gives thanks for how the Thessalonians have received the word of God and how clearly it is at work in them. I think this brief text gives us a very important insight into the power and primacy of the word of God in the life of a Christian and the local church. Our plan will be to unpack h...

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Announcements, June 26, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, I'm really looking forward to this Sunday. We'll be in 1 Thessalonians 1 again, specifically verses 610. I've been studying this text all week and there are some beautiful truths and connections I want us to see. Specifically, we'll be thinking about what true discipleship looks like, how it is linked to joy, and how it should lead to evangelism and witn...

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Announcements, June 5, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, This afternoon I will be traveling to Uganda with a team from CrossPointe to partner with the ministry of (un)adopted alongside Pastor Raphael and King Jesus Church. I encourage you to take a moment to watch this short video about the ministry, Pastor Raphael, and his church. Pray for our team's outreach in this community, particularly among these vulner...

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Announcements, May 15, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, After our long journey through Genesis, it looks like the next book we'll work through is 1 Thessalonians. The plan is to start that mid-June after I return from the Uganda mission trip. Until then, we'll do a few individual messages. This week we are going to look at John 12:4243 and what I believe is one of the greatest obstacles in the Christian life...

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Announcements, April 10, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, I'm looking forward to returning to Genesis this Sunday with a look at the story of Joseph resisting the advances of Potiphar's wife (Genesis 39). In short, the example Joseph sets for us in this chapter is incredibly important to consider. We live in a world full of counterfeit carnal pleasures that seek to drag us into destruction, and we need to arm o...

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40 Days for Life Today, Genesis 37 on Sunday

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday, our study of Genesis begins to focus on Joseph, the favored son of Jacob. Our text will be Genesis 37, and from here until the end of the book we will zero in on how God uses the envy and betrayal of sinful brothers to bring about the rescue of those same brothers. Ultimately, these chapters are not just a morality tale about one particular ...

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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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This Sunday: Defilement, Passivity, Deception and Revenge

Remember to "Spring" forward one hour on Saturday night!Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll look at Genesis 34 and consider one of the worst scenes in the Biblethe rape of Jacob's daughter, Dinah, and the vengeance of her brothers. It's a sad and dark chapter, to put it bluntly. Take some time to read through it several times and consider what the Holy Spirit wants to tea...

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Back in Genesis 28!

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll jump back into Genesis after a few months away. Specifically, we'll be in Genesis 28, which tells us about Jacob's dream and encounter with Godan incredible scene that has much truth for us to consider! Since it has been awhile since we've been in Genesis, I'd encourage you to watch these two short 5-minute videos that do a great job o...

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This Sunday (Rom. 8:31-32) + Announcements

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll inch a little further up the summit of the greatest chapter ever written as we look at Romans 8:3132. In these two verses, the Apostle Paul's logic is simple, yet monumentally powerful for the Christian. God did not spare His Son, the greatest treasure in the universe, in order to redeem a people for His glory. If He did this for us wha...

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This Sunday: “The Golden Chain”

Dear CrossPointe, I've been saying that Romans 8 is the greatest chapter in the Biblemore than thatthe greatest chapter ever written. If we were to think of the Bible as a mountain range, Romans 8 would be the Mount Everest that towers above all others. And if Romans 8 is the Mount Everest, verses 2839 would be the summit. This Sunday we'll begin to scale that summit.The ...

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Rom. 8:26-27 + Announcements, Oct. 31

Romans 8:2627, "The Spirit Helps Us Pray" Dear CrossPointe, Last week's text was both encouraging and soberingencouraging because we can be sure that God's suffering children have an incomparably glorious future, but also sobering because we are in the middle of dealing with the reality of suffering in this life. So, our future is certain, but what about now? What help ...

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Sunday: Rom 8:14-17 + Adoption Round Table

This Sunday, Wayne Shealy will preach through Romans 8:1417, an important text on the nature of the Christian's relationship to God the Fatheradoption. Then, on Sunday night CrossPointe will host a round table to help us consider how Christians can live this out by caring for orphans through foster-care and adoption. If you are personally interested in adopting/fostering ...

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Sunday Morning Classes + Romans 8:5-8

Dear CrossPointe, We continue our journey through the greatest chapter ever written this Sunday with a look at Romans 8:58. In much of Paul's letters and writing we see clear imperatives and instruction, though these verse are more descriptive than prescriptive. It is an explanation of the contrast between the regenerate mind of a Christian, who is led by the Spirit, and ...

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Announcements, Aug. 29

No Kids' Church Sunday || Kids' Church (1st5th grades) takes the fifth Sunday of the month off so children can worship in the sanctuary with their families! Starting Pointe (Sept. 1214) || Our membership class has three sessions: Gospel (Fri., 6:309 p.m.), Community (Sat., 9 a.m.noon), and Mission (Sun., 67:30 p.m.). Childcare is provided. Contact Robert Ward to sign up! ...

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A Bride for Isaac [Announcements, too!]

Genesis 2324, "A Bride for Isaac" Dear CrossPointe, Super solid message by Wayne last week on Genesis 22. If you missed it, I encourage you to listen to it here as Wayne guided us through one of the most important chapters in Genesis. This week we'll cover a large chunk as we look at Genesis 2324. These two chapters form a transition from Abraham to Isaac. In chapter 23...

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Announcements, July 25

"God Fulfills His Promise," Genesis 21:134 It's been a rough few chapters for Abraham, but this week in Genesis 21 we celebrate the fulfillment of God's promise to him years ago. There is much for us to mine from this chapter as this becomes a picture for us of God's faithfulness and his ability to bring his promises to pass. As always, read Genesis 21 a few times. Pray ...

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Announcements, July 11

Dear CrossPointe, As always, that was a superb message by Will Hawk last week on Genesis 18. Full of convicting and encouraging truth. If you missed it, be sure to listen to it here. This week we continue with a look at Genesis 19 and the heart-wrenching account of Lot's rescue and Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction. Probably one of the most distorted and misunderstood asp...

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This Sunday + Announcements

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week is Genesis 16:116 and the story of Abram and Sarai's impatience and attempt to help God fulfill his promise through Hagar. Their compromise inevitably leads to strife, and yet God is merciful to all parties involved. The implications for us are numerous and point us to a God who hears us in our distress, sees us in our pain, and ultima...

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Announcements, June 13

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll look at Genesis 15:121, one of the mountain peaks of the Old Testament (and, really, all of the Bible for that matter). In this text, we see God counting Abram righteous because of his faith and confirming his covenant with Abram through a striking and vivid sacrifice. Genesis 15 then becomes the basis of Paul's argument in Romans 4 for...

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Back in Genesis!

Dear CrossPointe, What an excellent message from David Baum last week on Ephesians 4:1116 and "Six Ways God Gets Glory from the Local Church." If you missed it, watch or listen to it here and continue to pray for the Baums as they prepare to plant a church soon! This week we'll pick back up in Genesis for the balance of the summer. The text this Sunday, Genesis 12:1014:2...

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David Baum Preaching + Announcements

Dear CrossPointe, I enjoyed our month in Titus and hope it was helpful for you. We'll pick back up in Genesis next week for the remainder of the summer, but before we do that David Baum will be preaching this Sunday out of Ephesians 4:1116. As I'm sure you are aware, David Baum and his wife, Marie, are planting a church with CrossPointe's support in the near future. As th...

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Announcements, May 23, 2014

Youth Summer Calendar || Bible Study will be on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., with regular pool parties on Sunday nights.Move Up Day for 5th/8th Grades (May 28)Summer Retreat (June 2629): Six Flags, rafting, etc.River Party (August 16) Memorial Day Picnic (May 26, 11 a.m.3 p.m.) || Meet in the fellowship hall at Flat Rock Park! CrossPointe will provide the fried chicken and dr...

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Sunday Meet and Greet + Calendar

Announcements CalendarMeet Greet (Sunday after worship) || Join CrossPointe's pastors, staff and Community Group leaders in Classroom B! Refreshments will be provided. Ladies' Lunch (April 15, noon) || Join us in the foyer for fellowship and teaching over lunch (Chick-fil-A, $5)! RSVP via Connection Card or by e-mailing Rachel Gibbs. Childcare is provided starting at 10...

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Announcements, Feb. 21, 2014

Midweek Fellowship (Feb. 26, 5:457:30 p.m.) || Come enjoy dinner (at 5:45 p.m.), fellowship and teaching (at 6:30 p.m.). Our current series focuses on "Tough Questions." There is also ministry for children through fifth grade. Submit a question here or sign up for dinner here. Deacon Candidate QA (Feb. 26, after MWF) || Members are encouraged to stay after Midweek Fellows...

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Announcements, Feb. 14, 2014

Kids' Fun Day (Feb. 17, 124 p.m.) || Elementary-aged children are invited to an afternoon of pizza, ice cream, games and the Gospel. Drop-off is at Stevi B's and pick up at Sweet Frog. Be sure to bring money for both! Ladies' Lunch (Feb. 18) || Don't miss this regular opportunity for food ($5 Chick-fil-A), fellowship and teaching. E-mail Rachel Gibbs to RSVP, and don't fo...

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Announcements, Feb. 7, 2014

Starting Pointe (Feb. 79) || Our membership class has three sessions: Gospel (Fri., 6:309 p.m.), Community (Sat., 9 a.m.noon), and Mission (Sun., 67:30 p.m.). Childcare is provided. Contact Robert Ward to sign up! Meet Greet (Sunday, after worship) || Meet CP's pastors and Community Group leaders in Classroom B. There will be light refreshments. Church-Plant Info Meetin...

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Announcements: Nov. 15, 2013

Lunch on the Grounds Sunday || Stay for our church-wide lunch immediately after worship on Sunday, Nov. 17. We'll provide chicken, sides and tea for $5/person (not to exceed $20/family). E-mail Sigourney Ward if you plan on being there but haven't bought tickets yet!Ladies' Lunch (Nov. 19, noon) || Join the women of CrossPointe on the third Tuesday of every month for fello...

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Announcements, Oct. 25

Operation Christmas Child Box-Packing (Sunday) || Help us pack shoeboxes for children in need this Sunday after worship. (There'll be pizza!) Please bring items and shoeboxes if you can (deadline Nov. 17). Information about what to bring can be found here. E-mail Springer Cain to RSVP or find out more information about this opportunity!Midweek Fellowship (Oct. 9Nov. 13) ||...

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Announcements, Oct. 4

Meet and Greet This Sunday || If you are new to CrossPointe, our pastors, staff and Community Group leaders would love to meet you in Classroom B after worship on Sunday. Light refreshments will be provided.Child Dedication (Oct. 13; class Oct. 6) || Parents interested in dedicating their children to the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 13, should first attend the class on Oct. 6 at 9...

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Announcements, Sept. 6

"One Another" Meeting (Sunday, 67:30 p.m.) || Every other month CrossPointe's members gather to consider matters pertinent to the life of the church. Childcare will be provided, and non-members are welcome to attend.Young Adult Bible Study (Sept. 12, 7 p.m.) || This group for those in their 1820s meets in the youth room on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for B...

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Announcements, Aug. 23

Youth River Party (Aug. 24) || Students are invited to the Stephens' for a river party on Saturday, Aug. 24 (11 a.m.5 p.m.). Anyone with a boat on Lake Harding is encouraged to contact Will Hawk (will@insidecrosspointe.com).Picnic at Flat Rock (Sept. 2) || Join us for a picnic at Flat Rock Park on Monday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. Chicken and tea will be provided. Please b...

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Announcements, Aug. 16

Ladies' Lunch (Aug. 20) || CrossPointe's women gather monthly on the third Tuesday for lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A). E-mail Sigourney Ward or sign up via Connection Card if you'll be there on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at noon. Childcare will now be provided from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Young Adult Bible Study (Aug. 22) || CrossPointe's young adults (1820s) will meet at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4t...

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Announcements, Aug. 9

Children's Ministry Orientation (Aug. 11) || Contact Christy Barnes to sign up for the next orientation, which will start at 9 a.m. that Sunday.Lost Found || Missing something? Check the lost and found behind the desk in the foyer this Sunday before we clean out the bin!Meet Greet (Aug. 11) || Please join the pastoral staff in Classroom B (door on the far right of the sa...

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Announcements, Aug. 2

Children's Ministry Move-Up (Aug. 4) || Upcoming first-graders will advance from the Orange Room to Kids' Church on Sunday, Aug. 4. As a reminder, all other classrooms advance by age year-round.Summer Youth Calendar || Aug. 4: MS Back to School, Back to Cool (6:30 p.m.) // Aug. 7: HS Back to School, Back to Cool (6:30 p.m.) // Aug. 24: River Party at the Stephens' (11 a.m....

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Announcements, July 26

Kits 4 Kids (Due July 26) || Kits 4 Kids collects school supplies for students in need. This year individuals and Community Groups are encouraged to donate money to Highland Church to purchase the items needed. Checks can be brought to CrossPointe's office or left in the offering baskets.Student Baptism Class (July 28 @ 67:30 p.m.) || CrossPointe intentionally baptizes tho...

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Announcements, July 19

Children's Ministry Volunteer Training (July 21) || If you would like to help with children's ministry at CrossPointe and have not attended our volunteer orientation, please attend the next one on Sunday, July 21, at 9 a.m. Contact Christy Barnes for more information or to sign up.Summer Youth Calendar || High-school and middle-school students meet together on Wednesdays, ...

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Announcements, July 12

"One Another" Member Meeting Sunday || Every other month CrossPointe's members gather to consider matters pertinent to the life of the church. Our next meeting is this Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided, and non-members are welcome to attend.Summer Youth Calendar || High-school and middle-school students meet together on Wednesdays, 6:307:30 p.m. Upcomin...

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Announcements, July 5

Summer Youth Calendar || High-school and middle-school students meet together on Wednesdays, 6:307:30 p.m. Upcoming: HS pool partyRaborns', July 28; MS pool partySauciers', July 7.Midweek Fellowship (July 10) || CrossPointe will have a weekly meal with teaching on Wednesdays in July starting July 10. Dinner ($5) will start at 5:45 p.m. and the teaching at 6:30 p.m. There w...

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Announcements, June 28

Meet the Cashes (June 30) || Come and hear from Nick and Diana Cash about their ministry with Mercy Ships on Sunday, June 30, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sauciers'. This will be a swim/covered dish party. E-mail Elayne Saucier if you'll be there!Summer Youth Calendar || High-school and middle-school students meet together on Wednesdays, 6:307:30 p.m. Upcoming: HS pool party...

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Announcements, June 14

Baby Bottle Boomerang (Due Sunday!) || Please return your filled bottles to CrossPointe this Sunday, and thanks for participating!Men's and Women's Prayer Groups || Anyone is welcome to pray with these groups which meet on Tuesday mornings (men at 6 a.m.; women at 10:30 a.m.) at CrossPointe.Summer Youth Calendar || High-school and middle-school students meet together on We...

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Announcements, June 7

Summer Youth Calendar || High-school and middle-school students meet together on Wednesdays, 6:307:30 p.m. Upcoming: HS pool partyRaborns', June 9; MS pool partySauciers', July 7; service projectCamp Joy, June 12 (68 p.m.); Summer RetreatJune 2023 ($150).Baby Bottle Boomerang (NowJune 16) || Help raise funds for Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic! Starting today, CrossPointe w...

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Announcements, May 24

Directory Updates || In order for the member directory to be updated in time for the next member meeting in July, please contact Robert Ward regarding any changes in your contact information! New members can have their pictures taken in Classroom B between 9:50 and 10:20 a.m. on the remaining Sundays in May!Summer Youth Calendar || The youth start their summer schedule on ...

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Announcements, May 17

Directory Updates || In order for the member directory to be updated in time for the next member meeting in July, please contact Robert Ward regarding any changes in your contact information! New members can have their pictures taken in Classroom B between 9:50 and 10:20 a.m. on the remaining Sundays in May!Meet Greet Sunday || Immediately after Sunday's service, newcomer...

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Announcements, May 10

Baby Bottle Boomerang (May 12June 16) || Help raise funds for Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic! Starting Sunday, CrossPointe will have baby bottles available in the foyer for you, your family, your Community Group, etc., to collect change, bills and checks for Sound Choices! The drive ends on Father's Day, so fill as many bottles as you want (one at a time).Starting Pointe M...

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Announcements, April 12

Young Adult Fellowship (April 12) || If you're 1825 years old come meet for fellowship (and dessert) at the home of Robby Hollie Farmer on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. To sign up and get more info, contact Robert Ward.Ladies' Lunch (April 16, noon) || The women of CrossPointe now gather on the third Tuesday of the month for lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A). E-mail Sigourney Ward or ...

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Announcements, April 5

Young Adult Fellowship (April 12) || If you're 1825 years old come meet for fellowship (and dessert) at the home of Robby Hollie Farmer on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. To sign up and get more info, contact Robert Ward.Ladies' Lunch (April 16) || The women of CrossPointe now gather on the third Tuesday of the month for lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A). E-mail Sigourney Ward or sign u...

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Announcements, March 29

Good Friday Service TONIGHT || We will gather for Good Friday tonight at 6:30 p.m. to remember the crucifixion of Jesus through prayer, Scripture and song. Children are welcome to join with their families.Easter Sunday || We will meet for worship at the usual time, 10:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to invite family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc., to come hear t...

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Announcements, March 22

Children's Volunteer Training (Sunday) || If you would like to help with children's ministry at CrossPointe and have not attended our volunteer orientation, please attend the next one on Sunday, March 24, at 9 a.m. Contact Christy Barnes for more information or to sign up.Midweek Fellowship (March 27) || Dinner ($5) starts at 5:45 p.m. and teaching at 6:30 p.m. Childcare i...

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Announcements, March 15

Ladies' Lunch on THIRD Tuesday (March 19) || The women of CrossPointe gather on the third Tuesday of the month for lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A). Ladies, RSVP to Sigourney Ward for Tuesday, March 19, at noon. Childcare will be provided for moms!Midweek Fellowship (March 20) || Dinner ($5) starts at 5:45 p.m. and teaching at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for infants through kind...

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Announcements, March 8

Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night!40 Days for Life (March 12) || CrossPointe will be participating in 40 Days for Life on Tuesday, March 12, by gathering to pray outside the abortion clinic at 3850 Rosemont Dr. Please go to the foyer on Sunday to sign up for a time.Midweek Fellowship (March 13) || Dinner ($5) starts at 5:45 p.m. and teachin...

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Announcements, March 1

"One Another" Meeting Sunday (67:30 p.m.) || Every other month CrossPointe's members gather to consider matters pertinent to the life of the church. Childcare will be provided.Child Dedication Class (March 3) || Don't forget! Parents who have signed up to dedicate their children on March 10 must attend this class on Sunday, March 3, at 8:45 a.m. Childcare will be provided....

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Announcements, Feb. 15

Register for Base Camp Today || On June 2428, CrossPointe will host a day-camp for kids entering 1st6th grades. At Base Camp children study the Bible and worship together as well as participate in camp activities with their counselors. Camp costs $235/child and scholarships are available. To register or learn more about Base Camp visit campiscoming.com or contact Robert Wa...

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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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Announcements, Jan. 11

Kids' Church Store on Sunday || Our children will have an opportunity to spend their star-stamps this Sunday as we take a break from the normal curriculum to celebrate all their hard work. The children are given stamps to help reinforce habits such as bringing their Bible, memorizing Scripture, and bringing a friend to church."One Another" Meeting (Sunday, 67:30 p.m.) || E...

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Announcements: Jan. 4, 2013

Men's Lunch (Jan. 8) Ladies' Lunch (Jan. 15) || CrossPointe's men and women gather monthly for lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A). Men, RSVP to Springer Cain if you'll be there on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at noon. Ladies, RSVP to Sigourney Ward if you'll be there on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at noon. Childcare will be provided!"One Another" Meeting (Jan. 13, 67:30 p.m.) || Every other month CrossPoi...

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Announcements, Dec. 28

"One Another" Meeting (Jan. 13, 67:30 p.m.) || Every other month CrossPointe's members gather to consider matters pertinent to the life of the church. Childcare will be provided.Missions Conference (Jan. 2527) || We'll hear from many of the missionaries and organizations we support. Friday, Jan. 25: dessert (7 p.m.) Saturday, Jan. 26: brunch; youth lunch (noon); banquet ...

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Announcements: Christmas Calendar

Christmas Calendar ||No Kids' Church on Dec. 23;Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.;Offices closed Dec. 24, reopening Jan. 2 Ski Retreat (Jan. 36) || Families and high-school students are invited to this year's ski retreat in West Virginia. The trip will cost $300 to ski and $330 to snowboard, or $175 to hang out. This includes: 3 nights lodging, 2 full days skiing (8 hours...

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Announcements, Dec. 7

Children's Ministry Orientation (Sunday)All new Children's Ministry volunteers must attend this training on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Sign up by e-mailing Christy Barnes.Greeters NeededThe church needs more volunteers to greet visitors on Sundays, preferably in time for the new schedule to be made for January. Please e-mail Mary Mullins if you a...

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Announcements, Nov. 30

Starting Pointe Membership Class (Nov. 30 Dec. 2)Anyone considering membership at CrossPointe must attend Starting Pointe, a three-part membership class. It's not too late to sign up for Starting Pointe, which is this weekend: Nov. 30 (6:309 p.m.), Dec. 1 (9 a.m. noon) and 2 (67:30 p.m.). Childcare will be provided. If you want to attend, please e-mail Robert Ward or jus...

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The Wind and Sea Obey Him; Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we'll look at Mark 4:35-41 and the very familiar scene of Jesus calming the storm while on a boat with the disciples. This passage has much to teach us about the relationship between "storms" in our own lives and Jesus' power over them and purpose in them for our good. I encourage you to take some time over Thanksgiving to read this text. And, ...

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Announcements, Nov. 16

Thanksgiving ScheduleOur offices will close at noon on Nov. 21 and reopen at 9 a.m. on Nov. 26.There will be no youth activities on Wednesday, Nov. 21, or Sunday, Nov. 25.Homes Needed for Soldiers' ThanksgivingIf you are willing to host soldiers for a meal on Thanksgiving Day, please contact the CrossPointe office at 706-653-2075 or e-mail Sigourney Ward. Likewise, if you'...

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Announcements, Nov. 9

*Our offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.Adoption/Orphan Care Roundtable (Nov. 11)CrossPointe will host a roundtable discussion (with time for questions) on adoption and orphan care on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Childcare will be available.Ladies' Lunch (Nov. 13)Every month, CrossPointe's women gather for food and fellowship. Lun...

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Announcements, Nov. 2

***Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 4. (Just set your clocks back one hour!)***Saturday Seminar: Eschatology (Nov. 3)Join us tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon as we discuss eschatology, the study of "last things." In particular, we'll look at Jesus' return, the end of the world and how current events fit into the big picture. Childcare will be provided!Sunday: "One ...

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Announcements, Oct. 26

Membership Class (Nov. 30 - Dec. 2)Anyone considering membership at CrossPointe must attend Starting Pointe, a three-part membership class. The next Starting Pointe will be Nov. 30 (6:309 p.m.), Dec. 1 (9 a.m. noon) and 2 (67:30 p.m.). Childcare will be provided. If you want to attend, please e-mail Robert Ward.40 Days for Life (Oct. 30)CrossPointe is participating in a 4...

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Announcements, Oct. 19

Lunch on the Grounds Next Sunday Join us after worship on Sunday, Oct. 28, for lunch (Huckleberry's chicken!). Tickets are being sold in the foyer for $5, but families pay no more than $20. Please get your tickets today!40 Days for Life (Oct. 30) CrossPointe is participating in a 40 Days for Life prayer gathering for the unborn on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 a.m. 7 p.m. outside t...

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Sunday's Sermon, One Another Meeting

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we will finish the first chapter of Mark with a look at Mark 1:35-45. As the crowds press around Jesus, we see him driven to pray and focus on his mission, culminating with a beautiful picture of our salvation as Jesus is moved with compassion to touch and heal a leper. Take a moment to read this passage before Sunday and let your heart be warm...

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Announcements, Aug. 31

*CrossPointe's offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. Child Dedication Class (September 2) CrossPointe's families will be dedicating their newly born/adopted children on Sunday, September 9. Anyone interested in participating must attend a class on Sunday, September 2, at 8:45 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Please e-mail Wayne Shealy to sign up. "...

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Announcements, August 24

Children's Ministry Orientation (Sunday) All new Children's Ministry volunteers must attend this training on Sunday, August 26, at 9 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Sign up by e-mailing Christy Barnes. Bible Study Methods (August 30) Starting Thursday, August 30, Wayne Shealy will teach a Bible study methods class. Everyone is welcome to attend. The group will meet 6:308...

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Announcements, August 17

Kids' Church Advancing Sunday On Sunday, August 19, our new first-graders will move up to Kids' Church, and sixth-graders will move into middle-school youth activities on Sunday nights. Children in the classrooms (infancy6 years) advance by age year-round. Youth Schedule High-school students meet Wednesdays, 6:308 p.m., and middle-schoolers will meet Sundays, 6:308 p.m....

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Announcements, Aug. 3

Men's Lunch (August 7) On the first Tuesday of every month, CrossPointe's men gather for lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A), fellowship and teaching. They'll meet again on Tuesday, August 7, at noon. Please e-mail Reynold Counts to sign up. Concert to Benefit Adoptive Families (August 10) Brad Griffith, a member of CrossPointe, will hold a CD-release concert for his new album, Eart...

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Announcements: July 27, 2012

Starting Pointe Membership Class Anyone considering membership at CrossPointe must attend Starting Pointe, a three-part membership class. The next Starting Pointe will take place August 24 (6:309 p.m.), 25 (9 a.m. noon) and 26 (6:309 p.m.). Childcare will be provided. If you want to attend, please e-mail Robert Ward. Kits for Kids Packing Tomorrow CrossPointe has partner...

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Announcements: No Kids' Church

No Kids' Church on Sunday There will be no Kids' Church on Sunday, July 22, so that elementary-aged children can worship with their families! Last Sunday for Member Directory This Sunday is the last official day for member directory pictures. If you are a member and have not had your picture taken, please come to the classroom by the cafe before or after the worship servi...

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Announcements: July 13, 2012

*Don't forget member directory pictures near the cafe before/after worship! Starting Pointe Membership Class Anyone considering membership at CrossPointe must attend Starting Pointe, a three-part membership class. The next Starting Pointe will take place August 24 (6:309 p.m.), 25 (9 a.m. noon) and 26 (6:309 p.m.). Childcare will be provided. If you want to attend, pleas...

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Announcements: July 6, 2012

*Don't forget member directory pictures near the cafe before/after worship!"One Another" Member Meeting (July 8)Every other month CrossPointe's members gather for a "One Another" meeting to consider matters pertinent to the life of the church. Our next meeting is Sunday, July 8 (68 p.m.). Non-members are welcome to attend, and childcare is provided.Starting Pointe Member...

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Announcements: June 29

*Don't forget member directory pictures near the cafe before/after worship!"One Another" Member Meeting (July 8)Every other month CrossPointe's members gather for a "One Another" meeting to consider matters pertinent to the life of the church. Our next meeting is Sunday, July 8 (68 p.m.). Non-members are welcome to attend, and childcare is provided.Starting Pointe Member...

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Announcements-June 22

Member DirectoryMembers, please go to the classroom near the cafe before or after the service to complete an information card and have your picture taken for the directory.Bible Study TrainingIf you are a member interested in leading a Bible study for CrossPointe, please come to a formal training on Wednesday, June 27 (6:307:30 p.m.). Childcare will be provided."One Anothe...

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Announcements-June 15, 2012

Baby Bottle Boomerang // Bible Study Training // Baptism Sunday // "One Another" Mtg. // Kits for Kids // Young Adults...

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