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This Sunday: “Liberty, Conscience, and Love”

Dear CrossPointe,

If you missed Tyler’s message last Sunday on 1 Peter 2, I encourage you to listen to it here. It was an excellent, pastoral, and timely word.

This Sunday we pick back up in Romans as we begin chapter 14. The issue at hand in Romans 14 is the difference of opinions between “strong” and “weak” Christians about whether they can eat certain foods or worship on certain days. These may seem like minor and antiquated points of dispute, but the principles Paul applies are incredibly important for us today.

The gospel has freed us to walk in liberty, but how we use that freedom and love our brothers and sisters will either commend or detract from the witness of the gospel. In short, issues of Christian conscience are critical to the gospel culture of a church. I’m really looking forward to working through this chapter with you. This Sunday will be more of an introduction to the chapter, but I’d encourage you to read all of Romans 14:1–15:7 several times in the coming weeks. 

See you Sunday!

Brad

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Women’s Fellowship (April 13, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.) || Connect with other women of CrossPointe! Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the home of Wynne Brocato (7801 Garrett Rd., Midland). RSVP to Wynne via e-mail or text (706-888-3282).
 
Children’s Ministry Training (April 14, 9 a.m.) || Serve the children and families of CrossPointe! Our brief training will equip you with everything you need to know. Contact Cristin Wise to sign up.

Two New Starting Pointe Membership Classes || Learn what we believe, how the church works, and what our mission is. The class is divided into two sessions (A & B), and we’ve got two classes coming up if you need to mix and match when you can be there:

  • (A) Mon., April 15, 6–8:30 p.m.; (B) Mon., April 22, 6–8:30 p.m.
  • (A) Mon., May 6, 6–8:30 p.m.; (B) Mon., May 13, 6–8:30 p.m.

We’ll provide dinner and childcare. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!
 
Ladies’ Lunch (April 16, 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., April 17 next) || Join us for fellowship and discipleship at the Kirkpatricks’. Contact Tyler with questions.
 
Good Friday & Easter || Join us in remembering the atonement of Christ with several other sister churches on Friday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Then, on Sunday, we’ll celebrate the resurrection together at 10:30 a.m. Invite your neighbors, friends, and family!
 
Young Adults: Easter Lunch at the Hearns’ (April 21) || If you’re looking for plans on Easter Sunday after worship, come by the home of Jay & Karen Hearn! Contact Jay for more info.
 
Women’s Study: Ruth (Thurs., 9:30 a.m., April 11–May 2) || Kristin Cook will be leading this group at CrossPointe, and childcare will be available. To RSVP, text Kristin (910-200-0264).
 
Member Meeting (May 5, 6 p.m.) || CrossPointe’s members meet bi-monthly to welcome new members, hear updates on various aspects of church life, and share fellowship with one another. Childcare is available.
 
VBS (June 24–28) || Mark your calendars! Volunteer registration is open, and child registration begins April 29. Click here to register!