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Announcements, Oct. 16, 2015

Dear CrossPointe,

I've been looking forward to our text, Matthew 5:17–20, 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 the Old Testament? Are we still bound by the Law? Just some of it? None of it?

These issues are crucial for understanding the message of the Bible and how it all fits together. I’m really looking forward to working through this text with you! Make sure you read it a few times before Sunday, and pray God gives us wisdom. Also, here is an excellent (and short) five-minute video that does a fantastic job of explaining how Jesus fulfilled the Law and what its relationship is to the Christian. It will really help you understand this passage better.

See you Sunday,

Brad

Ladies’ Lunch (Oct. 20, noon) || On the third Tuesday of the month, CrossPointe’s women gather for lunch ($5 Chicken Salad Chick) and teaching on spiritual disciplines. Childcare starts at 10 a.m. RSVP to Nicole Carey!

Men’s Systematic Theology (Tues., 7–8 a.m., Oct. 20–Nov. 24) || Join us this Fall as we conclude our study by discussing church government, baptism, communion, worship, Christ’s return, Hell, and the new heavens and earth. We’ll meet in Classroom A. Sign up by e-mailing Brad Evangelista.

MWF: The Christian & Culture (Wed., 5:45–7:30 p.m., Oct. 7–Nov. 4) || This series will focus on current events and issues (this week: race relations). Meals are $5/person ($20/family), and childcare is provided. Teaching starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP for meals/childcare, contact Nicole Carey.

Ladies’ Gathering: “Come See, Come Hear” (Oct. 30–31) || Come worship God, hear from our speakers, and get to know one another as we study the book of Ruth! We’ll enjoy dinner on Friday (6–9 p.m.) and brunch on Saturday (9 a.m.–noon). The cost is $10, and childcare will be provided for those who need it. Sign up in the foyer or online here.

Newcomers’ Lunch (Nov. 1) || If you’re new to CrossPointe (your first visit in the last three months) we’d love to meet you and share with you some information about the church. Join us for a free lunch after worship in the Youth Room play area. Sign up by contacting Nicole Carey!

Fall Picnic (Nov. 11, 11 a.m.) || Mark your calendar for our Veterans Day picnic at Flat Rock Park! We’ll provide the fried chicken and drinks, and every family is asked to bring a side to share.

ADOPT(ed) (Nov. 15, 5:30–7:30 p.m.) || Orphan Sunday is around the corner, and this year CrossPointe will participate by hosting Rick Morton, author of books like Orphanology. We’ll enjoy dinner together, hear music performed by Clement Arts, and listen to Rick discuss how we can better serve the fatherless. RSVP to Nicole Carey for dinner and childcare.

Starting Pointe Membership Class (Dec. 4–6) || This class has three sessions: Gospel (Fri., 6:30–9 p.m.), Community (Sat., 9 a.m.–noon) and Mission (Sun., 6–7:30 p.m.). Childcare is provided. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!