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The Folly of the City of Man + Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,

Hope you’re having a great spring break! If you missed last week, I encourage you to listen to Wayne’s excellent message on God’s covenant with Noah from Genesis 9:1-17 (click here).

This Sunday we’ll tackle a longer than usual text as we look at Genesis 9:18–11:26, a passage which shows how God repopulates the earth after the flood through Noah and his sons. Lest we think Noah is the answer to the promise from Genesis 3:15, we quickly see a second fall of mankind as Noah and his son Ham quickly make a mess of things.

But, the bulk of our time will be spent in Genesis 11:1–9 and the account of the tower of Babel. In just these few verses we see a contrast between the folly of man, shown by his efforts to build a city and name for himself, and the unexpected grace of God as he confuses and scatters mankind across the earth. Take a few minutes to read through the text before Sunday. I’m looking forward to gathering with you then!

Grace and peace,


Announcements & Calendar
40 Days for Life (April 9) || Join others from CrossPointe in prayer for the unborn and their families outside Women’s Health Organization at 3850 Rosemont Dr. Sign up for an hour-long “shift” at the table in the foyer.

Ladies’ Lunch (April 15, noon) || Join us in the foyer for fellowship and teaching over lunch (Chick-fil-A, $5)! RSVP via Connection Card or by e-mailing Rachel Gibbs. Childcare is provided starting at 10 a.m.

Good Friday (April 18, 7 p.m.) || Come remember Christ’s death through prayer, Scripture and song. Childcare will not be provided, but children are welcome to join their families.

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Orientation (April 27, 9 a.m.) || If you are new to serving in Children’s Ministry, you must first attend this training. Please e-mail Christy Barnes to sign up!

Starting Pointe (May 2–4) || Our membership class has three sessions: Gospel (Fri., 6:30–9 p.m.), Community (Sat., 9 a.m.–noon), and Mission (Sun., 6–7:30 p.m.). Childcare is provided. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!

Camp in the City 2014 (June 23–27) || Pine Cove’s day-camp for kids (completed K–5th) is returning to CrossPointe! For all the details, visit Please contact Robert Ward about scholarships OR if you/your Community Group are willing to provide meals or lodging for camp staff.