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Announcements, July 21, 2017

Dear CrossPointe, I’m really looking forward to this Sunday! We’ll be in Joshua 2 (and a bit of chapter 6 as well) studying a pivotal moment in the history of God’s people, when they finally put into motion plans to conquer the Promised Land. “Conquer” is probably a strong term, because the Israelites barely do anything. Rather, the Lord give...

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Announcements, June 10, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, While Brad and Will are in Uganda we’re taking a break from the book of Daniel to spend some time in the New Testament, specifically 2 Corinthians. As I’ve been preparing this week, 2 Corinthians 4:1 keeps coming to mind: “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.” This passage makes me ask two que...

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Announcements, Sept. 4, 2015

Dear CrossPointe, Brad’s given me the keys to the pulpit this Sunday, so I’ll be taking it for a spin through Ephesians 5:15–21. Looking forward to unpacking what I think is a timely text given our cultural climate and the tension we all feel between plotting our course and letting the world plot it for us. Go ahead and read the text once or twice for Su...

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This Sunday: Genesis 35-36

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday will present the end of an era: Jacob’s time in the spotlight of Genesis is drawing to a close, and he still has some unresolved issues. (Don’t we all?) Most notably, the vow he made to God in Genesis 28 remains incomplete. Will Jacob go all in and worship the one true God? And after all that took place in Genesis 34, will God eve...

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Of Figs and Faith

Dear CrossPointe,I love writing these e-mails, because they help me think and distill the points of a sermon. This Sunday I’ll be preaching on Mark 11:12–25, and it will definitely require clear thinking! Thankfully, Mark has organized this text quite effectively. Using an account of Jesus’ cursing a fruitless fig tree, he sandwiches (and highlights) the ...

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The Mountain of Transfiguration

CrossPointe,I’ll be preaching on Sunday through Mark 9:2-13, the Transfiguration of Jesus. With all the pastors preaching more frequently this year, I hoped to get a shot at preaching on this text. I came. I reasoned with Brad. I conquered. Sort of.Mark’s account of the Transfiguration is overwhelming, to put it mildly. After ascending a “high mountain,&r...

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$15 OFF Base Camp Today Only

On June 24–28, CrossPointe is hosting a day-camp for kids entering 1st-6th grades. At Base Camp children study the Bible and worship together as well as participate in camp activities with their counselors. [Click here for a sample schedule.] Camp costs $235/child and scholarships are available. Visit or contact Robert Ward with questions!Anyone wh...

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Sunday: How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

Dear CrossPointe,The pastors have been preaching through selected psalms this summer. (If you’ve missed any of those sermons so far, please take a look/listen at CrossPointe’s sermon page. It's good stuff.) What I love most about Psalms is how it is not only descriptive (describing the prayers and circumstances of the psalmists), but also prescriptive (showing ...

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Three Mission-Minded Commitments

In conjunction with CrossPointe's recent missions conference, Brad mentioned three commitments CrossPointe can make to be more "mission-minded," that is, aware of the world's need for Jesus and our role in bringing his gospel to all people. They're listed below.   God's Calling on My Life  I commit myself to live a life worthy of God’s calling. I will pa...

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Article on “Gospel Men”

Here’s a great (and short) blog post from Dane Ortlund on 4 kinds of masculinity. The biblical goal? “Soft exterior, hard interior. Rock solid, responsible, risk-taking, calls heresy heresy, calls error error, willing to take shots for the good of the team...all soaked in a gentle demeanor.” Read it here:

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“One Another” Recap

CrossPointe Members, Last Sunday, May 1, CrossPointe held a “One Another” member meeting. Since not everyone could make it, here is a brief overview of what was discussed. Robert Ward Pastoral Assistant “One Another” Meeting, May 1, 2011 (6–8 p.m.) Teaching from Romans 8:26–39: Sanctification occurs in messy places and is itself...

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