This Sunday: “God, Government, and the Gospel”
Hello, Beloved! I missed you last week but had a wonderful time at the Shepherds Conference in Los Angeles. It was a super-encouraging time and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to attend. Speaking of last week, I listened to Robert’s message from Luke 13 and it was excellent. In light of the devastating tornado, it was a timely, sensitive, pastoral, and thoroughly biblical word. If you missed it, I encourage you to listen to it here.
This week we pick back up in Romans 13:1–7. This is a famous text that speaks about our relationship with governing authorities. American Christians in particular have a tricky relationship with government and politics. On the one hand we have a revolutionary streak in us (Think 1776.), and yet on the other hand we’re often prone to making an idol out of political power and engagement. These are choppy waters, and we need clear heads informed by Scripture to help us navigate what it means to be a citizen of this earthly land while ultimately remembering our true citizenship is in heaven.
Man, I’m really looking forward to digging into this text with you!
I love you!
Ladies’ Lunch (Mar. 19, 11:30 a.m.) || Join the women of CrossPointe for fellowship over lunch ($5 Chicken Salad Chick). Childcare starts at 9:30 a.m. Be sure to RSVP to Allie Webb for food and/or childcare.
Young Adults (every other Wed., 6 p.m., starting Mar. 20) || Join us for fellowship and discipleship at the Kirkpatricks’. Contact Tyler with questions.
Young Adult Bonfire (Mar. 23) || Meet at the Neals’ (4241 Uchee Hill Hwy. in Seale, Ala.) for dinner, games, and a bonfire. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., but you’re welcome to arrive as early as 2:30. Contact Allie Webb to RSVP.