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“The Good News” this Easter

Dear CrossPointe,

On this one Sunday of the year that our culture celebrates the resurrection, it’s been my custom to choose a text that is particularly clear about the saving work of Christ. We anticipate that a larger than usual number of unbelievers will join us Sunday, and my hope is to be utterly clear about the Good News. Of course, that’s kind of my goal every Sunday, but you get my point! 

Since we’ve been marinating in Romans for so long, it seems good to me this year that we stay in it this Sunday. But, we’ll jump back all the way to Romans 1:16–17 where Paul says,“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.’” I believe this text will serve as a wonderful foundation for explaining and heralding the Gospel to unbelievers and believers alike. Please join me in praying that God will draw people to himself and that he will make those already his more like Christ. 

I’m looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Brad

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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.
 
Starting Pointe Membership Class || 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 another class following closely behind the current one:

  • (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!
 
Children’s Ministry Training (April 28, 9 a.m.) || Interested in serving the children and families of CrossPointe? Our brief training will equip you with everything you need to know. Contact Cristin Wise to sign up.
 
Young Adults (every other Wed., 6 p.m., May 1 next) || Join us for fellowship and discipleship at the Kirkpatricks’. Contact Tyler with questions.
 
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. In particular, we need a decoration crew! This team will meet April 24 at 6 p.m. (we’ll provide dinner), followed by three work-days: April 27, May 11, and May 18 (all starting at 10 a.m.). Register online here. (There’s a drop-down menu from which you can choose several volunteer positions.)