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This Sunday: “The Riches of His Glory”

Dear CrossPointe,

This Sunday we delve into Romans 9:19–23 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, Paul doubles down on the freeness of God to do as he pleases. The analogy he uses is that of a potter and his clay. How the clay is used and for what purpose is determined by the potter, not the clay.

Now, to be sure, this is a deep and challenging passage that must be handled with care. We need to remember that his thoughts are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8–9), his judgements unsearchable, and his ways inscrutable (Romans 11:33). And yet, all of the truth about God that the Word reveals to us is for our good (2 Timothy 3:16). So, let’s roll up our sleeves, humble ourselves, and consider the goodness and riches of his glory together this Sunday. 

Grace and peace,



KidKeepers Needed || Earn a little money and care for the kids of CP at various church events! Contact Cristin Wise for more info.
Calling for Directory Updates || Please e-mail Robert Ward if your information in the member directory is out of date!
Ladies’ Lunch (Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m.) || Enjoy fellowship over lunch ($5 Chicken Salad Chick) as we hear from one of our own. RSVP for food and childcare (which starts at 9:30 a.m.) here.
Midweek Fellowship (Sept. 19, 5:45 p.m.) || MWF returns this Wednesday! Dinner starts at 5:45 p.m., followed by teaching at 6:30. RSVP to Allison Webb for food and/or childcare.
Young Adult Fellowship (Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.) || Meet at the home of Jared & Cristin Wise! Contact Drew Nelson for more info.
Women’s Painting Party (Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) || Get to know other women by painting together (the suggested cost is $10 for one painting or $15 for two). Lunch will be provided! RSVP online here.
Clement Care ONE Conference (Sept. 29, 1:30–5 p.m.) || Learn more about the foster-care needs in our community while your kids enjoy a fun, Scripture-based concert with Randall Goodgame. (There will be a concert for everyone to conclude!) Register online today!

Women’s Study: Revelation (starts Oct. 1, 7 p.m.) || The group will meet bi-weekly on Monday nights at the home of Anne Lyle Illges. E-mail Anne Lyle to sign up!
40 Days for Life (Oct. 2, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.) || Sign up for a shift to pray for the lives of the unborn at Seneca Choices for Life (3900 Rosemont Dr., Columbus). If you’re interested, contact Melissa Harrison.
Marriage Communication Class (Oct. 6, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.) || Jay Hearn is teaching a one-day class on improving communication in marriage. Childcare and lunch will be provided. (Jay is one of CrossPointe’s elders and is a marriage/family therapist as well.) E-mail Allison Webb to RSVP for food and/or childcare.
Men’s Studies || Sign up for these studies already underway!

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

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 Allison Webb.