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Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

John’s Gospel Series 220529

Dear CrossPointe, I had a great trip to India, but I'm glad to be back! This week we dive into John 13:117, the famousscene of Jesus washing the disciples' feet. This text is packed full of truths for theChristian life. Here are a few things to note: Notice Jesus' love for his disciples (v1) Notice the devil's work in Judas (v2) Notice what Jesus does (vv3-5) Notice...

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God’s Plan of Salvation

John’s Gospel Series 220522

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we'll be looking at John 12:2750, and I can't wait! These verses contain the final discourse of Jesus' public ministry, and while there is a beautiful simplicity to what Jesus is saying there is also great deptha quick read will reveal just how much is contained in this rather short section of Scripture. But in the end, the whole point is t...

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Loving or Hating Life

John’s Gospel Series 220515

Dear Church, This Sunday we dig into John 12:1226. This passage includes Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, which fulfills an Old Testament prophecy from Zechariah 9:911 about the coming of Israel's humble king. John then records some of the most intriguing and important words of Jesus in the gospels. Our Lord says there is a way to love your life that leads to losi...

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Mary Anoints Jesus

John’s Gospel Series 220508

Dear CrossPointe,We begin John 12 this week and the well-known story of Mary anointing Jesus with oil to prepare him for burial. Judas Iscariot famously objects, acting as if he cares about money that could have been used for the poor, while the scene creates a stir among the people who wanted to see the risen Lazarus. All these events continue to move us toward the inevit...

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Reactions to Jesus

John’s Gospel Series 220501

Dear Church, It was so wonderful to have our friend, Gareth Franks, with us last Sunday and to hear him preach on the finished work of Christ from John 19. You canaccess that message hereif you missed it. It was a wonderful message! This Sunday, our text is John 11:4557. It's remarkable how quickly John moves on from Lazarus' resurrectionhe provides no further detail...

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This Sunday: Gareth Franks from Abu Dhabi

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Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we have the joy of hearing from our good friend, Gareth Franks, pastor of New Life Church in the United Arab Emirates. Gareth has been with us several times before and has become a close ministry partner. He is from South Africa, and he and his wife were commissioned by Brackenhurst Baptist Church (in Johannesburg) to serve as church plante...

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Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life

John’s Gospel Series 220417

Dear CrossPointe, Praise the Lord! In God's good timing, we find ourselves in John 11:1744 this Resurrection Sunday. It's the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the deadone of the great scenes in the New Testament and a wonderful text for Easter. Last week Robert did an excellent job of setting the scene of Jesus' love for Lazarus and his sisters while showing how h...

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They Will Never Perish

John’s Gospel Series 220403

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we dig into John 10:2242 and some of the most famous and beloved words in this fourth gospel. As the conflict with the Jewish leaders continues to mount, Jesus speaks about the oneness he has with the Father and the resulting absolute security of his sheepnothing being able to snatch them out of his and the Father's hand. There's so much in ...

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Jesus the Good Shepherd

John’s Gospel Series 220327

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week (John 10:1121) contains some of the most familiar and majestic words in all of John. Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd and announces his missionhe will voluntarily lay down his life for his sheep only to take it back up again. These are glorious words that lay at the very heart of the good news of the gospel. As you read thr...

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Do Not Be Conformed

Romans 12

Dear CrossPointe, I had a wonderful week in Johannesburg, South Africa at Brackenhurst Baptist Church. They are great folks and a great church! But it's good to be home. This Sunday we'll hit the pause on our John series and take a look at Romans 12. This is one of those chapters in the Bible we need to come back to often to refocus and recalibrate. I hope it will encour...

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