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This Sunday: “Children of the Promise”

Dear CrossPointe,

We continue our deep dive in the world of Romans 9 this Sunday as we look at verses 6–13. 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 between ethnic Israel and believing Israel.

But how does one become part of this remnant, this true believing Israel? That’s the question Paul gets into in Romans 9:6–13, and his answer gets to the very heart of the doctrine of God’s sovereignty over salvation. I’m eager to dig into these truths with you Sunday!

Grace and peace,



Children’s Ministry Training (Aug. 12, 9 a.m.) || Serve the children and families of CrossPointe by leading or assisting in a classroom once every five weeks or so. This brief training will equip you with everything you need! Contact Cristin Wise to sign up!

Fall Community Groups || Find discipleship in the context of small-groups oriented around the gospel. Groups pray, study the Bible (or a biblical book), and often share meals together. Keep an eye on the board in the foyer as well as our website for groups’ info! All members are encouraged to commit to a group. Contact Robert Ward if you need a group recommendation!
Fall Women’s Studies || We have two studies starting soon! Books are available in the Resource Room, and childcare is available for both.

  • Philippians: Thurs. @ 9:30–11 a.m., Aug. 30–Nov. 15; taught by Karen Rosa; RSVP to Karen
  • The Son of David: Seeing Jesus in the Historical Books: Tues. @ 10–11:30 a.m., Sept. 4–Nov. 13; taught by Elayne Saucier & Sherry Duncan; RSVP to Elayne

Fall Men’s Studies || We have two studies starting soon!

  • Pastoral Epistles: Thurs. @ 7–8 a.m., Sept. 13–Dec. 13; taught by Cecil Cheves; RSVP to Cecil
  • 1 & 2 Peter: Tues. @ 7–8 a.m., starting Sept. 11; taught by Robert Ward at Midtown Coffee; RSVP to Robert

Marriage, Parenting, Money & More || Reynold & Danielle Counts are leading this study in their home Monday nights at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 10–Nov. 10. The group is open to 10 couples, and childcare will be available. Sign up by e-mailing Danielle.
Member Meeting (Sept. 9, 6–7:30 p.m.) || Catch up on everything going on in the life of CrossPointe as we pray for one another, hear updates on various areas of ministry, and receive new members. Childcare is provided.
Child Dedication (Sept. 16) || If you are a member of CrossPointe who has welcomed a child into your family recently, consider participating in our upcoming child dedication as we commit to raise our children in a way that points them (and ourselves) to Christ. Please e-mail Robert Ward to sign up.
Clement Care ONE Conference (Sept. 29, 1:305 p.m.) || Learn more about the foster-care needs in our community. Whether you have served in foster care for years or are just becoming aware of the need, there is room for you! Adults will participate in two workshops while kids (ages 4–12) enjoy a fun, Scripture-based concert with Randall Goodgame. (There will be a concert for everyone to conclude!) Register online here.