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Fountain City Church + David Baum

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we’ll take a break from Romans 8 to hear from David Baum about ...

Easter Sunday PLUS Upcoming Events

Dear CrossPointe, I’m really looking forward to this Sunday! Our text will be Romans 3:21&nda...

The Folly of the City of Man + Announcements

Dear CrossPointe, Hope you’re having a great spring break! If you missed last week, I encoura...

The Flood: Judgement and Grace

SundayDear CrossPointe, This Sunday we’ll tackle one of the most popularized scenes in the Bi...

The Fall of Mankind

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we’ll look at Genesis 3, maybe the most depressing chapter in t...

God Creates Man in His Image

Dear CrossPointe, While last week was a wide-angle look at God’s creation of the universe, th...

The Beginning

Dear CrossPointe, I hope you were encouraged and challenged by David Baum's message last week on th...

David Baum Preaching This Sunday

Dear CrossPointe, What a fantastic missions conference last weekend! (If you missed any of Dr. Murr...

Mission, Proclaiming the Surpassing Worth of Christ

Dear CrossPointe, The Gospel is the good news that God has redeemed a people for himself through Je...

Resisting the Devil

Dear CrossPointe, In his book The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis warned that Christians are often pr...

Suffering According to God's Will

Dear CrossPointe,One consistent thread throughout 1 Peter is the role of suffering in the Christian ...

Suffering for Righteousness' Sake

  Dear CrossPointe,I’m really looking forward to the text this week, 1 Peter 3:8-22. The...

Sanctification in Marriage

Dear CrossPointe,This is one of the weeks when I'm reminded why we preach through books of the Bible...

Following Christ in a Fallen World

Dear CrossPointe,What a wonderful message David Wooten preached last week as we observed Orphan Sund...

Orphan Sunday: David Wooten Preaching

Dear CrossPointe, For the past several years, our church and many others around the world have celeb...

Once You Were Not, But Now You Are

Dear CrossPointe,Our text this week, 1 Peter 2:1-12, is one of the mountain-peaks of this letter. In...

Gospel-Fueled Sanctification

Dear CrossPointe,We’ll unpack yet another rich and gospel-packed passage this Sunday in 1 Pete...

Born Again to a Living Hope

Dear CrossPointe,Our text this week, 1 Peter 1:3-12, is one of the most beautiful passages in the Bi...

This Sunday: 1 Peter 1:1-2

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll begin our study of First Peter. Why this letter? Four reaso...

This Sunday: David Baum Preaching

Dear CrossPointe,I am really excited about this Sunday! Back in July I mentioned that David Baum, a ...

This Sunday: A Providential End to Mark's Gospel

After thirteen months in Mark, we conclude our study of the gospel with a look at the disputed and providential ending of Mark 16:9-20.

The King Forsaken and Crucified

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll zoom in on the crucifixion of Jesus as we study Mark 15:21-...

The King Condemned and Mocked

Dear CrossPointe,If you missed Will Hawk’s excellent message last week on Mark 14:53-72, take ...

This Sunday: Mark 14:53-72

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday Will Hawk will be preaching on Mark 14:53-72, in which we see Jesus bef...

The Cup of Christ

Dear CrossPointe,We live in a fast-paced and information over-loaded world in which skimming has bec...

The Lord's Supper

Dear CrossPointe,Sunday’s text is Mark 14:12-31, which recounts Jesus’ last supper with ...

A Beautiful Thing

Dear CrossPointe,Hope you’re all having a great week! This Sunday we’ll be in Mark 14:1-...

Stay Awake

CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll finish out Jesus’ teaching on the last days with a look at...

Enduring to the End

Dear CrossPointe,If you missed last Sunday’s message on “The Gospel & Homosexuality,...

The Gospel and Homosexuality

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll take a break from Mark to look at what is currently one of ...

Jesus on the Resurrection

CrossPointe,In Mark 12:18-27, Jesus is questioned by the Sadducees (a Jewish sect) about life after ...

Jesus on Politics

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll look at Mark 12:13-17 and another confrontation between Jes...

The Authority of Jesus

Dear CrossPointe,I missed you all last week, but I was able to listen to Robert’s sermon on Ma...

Of Figs and Faith

Dear CrossPointe,I love writing these e-mails, because they help me think and distill the points of ...

Jesus, the Humble, Triumphant King

Dear CrossPointe,The next few chapters in Mark (11-15) cover the last week of Jesus’ life befo...

Jesus, a Ransom for Many

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll study Mark 10:32-52 which contains the high point of Mark&r...

Empty Riches and Eternal Life

Dear CrossPointe,I’m writing this from Louisville, Ky., where I've been at a retreat for a sma...

Jesus and Children

CrossPointe,In Mark 10:13-16, Jesus speaks of discipleship in parenting and caring for children. He ...

Jesus on Marriage and Divorce

CrossPointe,This week we will look at Mark 10:1-12 where Jesus teaches on marriage and divorce. Much...

Sin, Hell and the Love of God

Dear CrossPointe,The seriousness of sin and the utter torment of an eternity in hell—Mark 9:42...

Doubt and Grace

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we resume our journey through Mark as we look at an intense yet tender ...

The Good News of Easter

Dear CrossPointe,On this Easter Sunday we’ll take a quick break from Mark and look at one of t...

The Mountain of Transfiguration

CrossPointe,I’ll be preaching on Sunday through Mark 9:2-13, the Transfiguration of Jesus. Wit...

Jesus, the King on a Cross

CrossPointe,This Sunday we arrive at the pivot point of Mark’s gospel, 8:27–9:1. Up to t...

Jesus Opens Blind Eyes

Dear CrossPointe,We are approaching a turning point in our study of Mark this week as we look at Mar...

Member Meeting + Sunday's Sermon

Dear CrossPointe,This week we’ll look at Mark 8:1-21, in which Jesus miraculously feeds a huge...

Jesus, Severe and Compassionate

Dear CrossPointe,This week’s text, Mark 7:24-37, is quite an interesting one! In back-to-back ...

The Heart of Man

CrossPointe,If you missed last Sunday’s message by Wayne on Mark 7:1-13, I encourage you to li...

Jesus Walks on the Sea

Dear CrossPointe,What a tremendous missions weekend! I encourage you to listen to the Sunday morning...

Satisfied in Jesus

Dear CrossPointe,This week we’ll look at the well-known account of Jesus feeding the five thou...

Folly and Faithfulness

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we tackle a very interesting text in Mark 6:14-29. In this passage, Mar...

Jesus Sends

Happy New Year!In Mark 6:7-13, Jesus remarkably sends out what still seems to be a very unprepared g...

Regret, Resolve and the Gospel

  Dear CrossPointe,I hope and trust you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward ...

Mark 6:1-6, The Offense of Jesus

Dear CrossPointe,What a tremendous message by Will Hawk last Sunday on Mark 5:21-43! If you missed i...

This Sunday, Mark 5:21-43

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday Will Hawk will preach on Mark 5:21-43, in which Jesus shows just how ul...

Jesus, the Strong and Merciful Master

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll look at Mark 5:1-20, in which Jesus exercises his authority...

The Humble, Persistent, and Certain Kingdom

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll look at Mark 4:21-34, which is connected to Jesus’ pa...

He Who Has Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear

Dear CrossPointe,This week we are back in Mark’s Gospel, looking at the parable of the sower (...

Adoption and Orphan Care Sunday

Dear CrossPointe,James 1:27 reads, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father...

God's Sovereign Rule Over the Nations

Dear CrossPointe,This week we’ll pause our Mark series to think biblically about God’s s...

The Family of Jesus

Dear CrossPointe,In Mark 3:20-35, Mark sandwiches a story within a (seemingly unrelated) story. Jesu...

Life as a Disciple of Jesus

Dear CrossPointe,In Mark 3:7-19, Jesus begins forming a new community. Up to now we’ve seen Je...

Lord of the Sabbath

Dear CrossPointe,This week we are going to look at two scenes from Mark 2:23–3:6, which both i...

Shattering Paradigms

Dear CrossPointe,This week we’ll look at Mark 2:18-22, in which the people question Jesus abou...

Jesus, Friend of Sinners

Dear CrossPointe,Last week we saw that Jesus’ grace is ferociously aggressive. This week we&rs...

Sovereign, Compassionate Aggressive Grace

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll look at Mark 2:1-12, one of my favorite scenes in the Gospe...

The King's Authority

  Dear CrossPointe,After the announcement of Jesus’ Kingdom in Mark 1:14-15, Mark now se...

This Sunday: The King and His Kingdom

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll look at Mark 1:14–20 and a concept at the very heart ...

This Sunday: Mark 1:9-13

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll look at Mark 1:9-13 and two very important scenes in the li...

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Dear CrossPointe,About four years ago I started a series through Mark and made it through a few chap...

This Sunday: Psalm 67

Dear CrossPointe,Thank you for your prayers and encouraging words during my sabbatical. Jennifer, th...

Sunday: Psalm 62

CrossPointe family,This week we will close out our month in the Psalms with Psalm 62, a Psalm of con...

Sunday: Psalm 19

Dear CrossPointe,Psalm 19 is a majestic reflection on the way that God has revealed himself to us. I...

Sunday: How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

Dear CrossPointe,The pastors have been preaching through selected psalms this summer. (If you’...

This Sunday: Psalms 42 & 43

Dear CrossPointe,The pastors are currently preaching through selected Psalms on Sundays, and this we...

This Sunday: Psalm 116

Dear CrossPointe,This week we will be digging into Psalm 116, a Psalm which encourages us with God&r...

This Sunday: "Bless the Lord, O My Soul"

CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll be in Psalm 103 (one of my favorites). Charles Spurgeon called i...

This Sunday: "From Everlasting to Everlasting"

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we kick off a summer in the Psalms. This collection of 150 songs was in...

This Sunday:

Dear CrossPointe,This week we’ll cover Habakkuk 2:6–20 which is an intense scene of judg...

This Sunday: "Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord"

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we conclude our study of Habakkuk with a look at chapter 3. In these ve...

This Sunday: "The Righteous Live by Faith"

CrossPointe, If you missed the beginning of our sermon series through Habakkuk, I encourage you to ...

Habakkuk Series Starts Sunday

Dear CrossPointe,This Sunday we’ll begin a series of sermons on Habakkuk, a short book recordi...