"Every good thing we could think or desire is to be found in this same Jesus Christ alone. For he was sold, to buy us back; captive, to deliver us; condemned, to absolve us. He was made a curse for our blessing, sin offering for our righteousness; marred that we may be made fair. He died for our life; so that by him fury is made gentle, wrath appeased, darkness turned int...Keep Reading
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This Sunday we conclude our Malachi series with one of the great promises of the Old Testament. It is a promise of the great and awesome day of the Lord when he will come to judge the wicked and heal and save those who fear his name. Clearly, Malachi is pointing God’s people to the coming Messiah who will come first as a Lamb and again as a Lion. This text gives us the opportunity to think about judgment, salvation, and Christ’s return. These are essential truths, and I pray the Lord will use them to help make us all more ready for eternity. Also, on this first Sunday of October, we’ll receive the Lord’s Supper together as a church family. I hope that’s how you view CrossPointe...
"a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench." Matthew 12:20. "After conversion we need bruising so that reeds may know themselves to be reeds, and not oaks. Even reeds need bruising, by reason of the remainder of pride in our nature, and to let us see that we live by mercy. Such bruising may help weaker Christians not to be too much discour...Keep Reading
I recently watched this video of a message by Eric Mason, a very gifted preacher and pastor/church planter in Philadelphia. In it he speaks about the role of suffering in our sanctification. I was very, very helped and encouraged by this message. Eric's theology is rock solid and his message is both biblically deep and very understandable and practical. I highly recommen...Keep Reading