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This Sunday: “Jesus on Church Life”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe continue our series "Jesus on the Christian Life" with a look at what Jesus says about life in the local church. In particular, we'll focus on three passages in Matthew that paint a picture of the role of the covenant community in God's plan of redemption. Specifically, we'll look at Peter's confession in Matthew 16:1320, Jesus' instruction o...

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This Sunday: “Jesus on Sanctification”

Dear CrossPointe,Last week we began a five-week series of sermons on Jesus' description of the Christian life. We started with salvation itself (which you can listen to here), and this week we'll take a look at sanctificationthe process of becoming more like Christ.Though the concept of sanctification can be found throughout the gospels, we only see Jesus explicitly talk a...

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This Sunday: “Jesus on Salvation”

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe begin a short, five-week series entitled, "Jesus on the Christian Life." We'll begin by examining John 3:115, looking at what Jesus says about salvation. In this famous conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus teaches us much about the nature of salvation and what it means to be born again. Be sure to read the text a few times beforeSundayand come ...

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Commissioning Mid Tree Church

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywill be a special one for CrossPointe. We will commission the Mid Tree Church core-team on their last Sunday with us before they start meeting together as a church on the firstSundayof July. Our text will be 2 Timothy 4:5, in which Paul exhorts Timothy to "fulfill your ministry." My plan is to zero in on these three words as we consider what it ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,What a privilege it is to gather together every week to praise the Lord and build one another up in the faith. In the last week I'm sure we've all experienced the highs and lows of life in a fallen world, but there's always Sunday and the great blessing we have of hearing from God's Word together. Would you pray with me that the Lord would use our time tog...

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This Sunday: How can we make the gospel visible?

Dear CrossPointe,As I mentioned last week, we are taking a short summer break from our series through Romans. Last Sunday we looked at Hebrews 10:1925 and our responsibility as a church family to stir one another up to love and good deeds. If you missed it, I encourage you tolisten to it here.This week we are going to look at water baptismwhat it is, what it portrays, and ...

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VBS has a few needs...


We need a few things for VBS...520 water bottles?! Easter grass?! 33 people to walk groups from place to place?! a hammock?! Yes, and more. See below. If you can donate your time...We're in need of a few members to fill the following jobs during VBS. E-mail Cristin Wise ( to sign up for any of these: - Crew Leaders (walk a small group to s...

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This Sunday: “Let Us Consider” (Hebrews 10:19-25)

Dear CrossPointe,As I mentioned last week, we're going to take a brief summer break from Romans. This Sunday we'll look at Hebrews 10:19-25, especially zooming in on v24, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works." My plan is to examine what this text has to say about living together as a local church and share my heart pastorally about where w...

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“No Separation” this Sunday

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe'll finish up Romans 8 as we work through verses 35-39. The truthcontained in this text is breathtakingly marvelous. Romans 8 began with the promise of "no condemnation" for those in Christ and ends with the assurance of "no separation" for those whom God has loved in Christ Jesus. Our plan will be to consider the text, then zoom out and exami...

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Back in Romans this Sunday

Dear CrossPointe,We're back in Romans this Sunday with a look at Romans 8:31-34. Martyn Lloyd-Jones called Romans 8:31-39 a "grand staircase" which takes us higher and higher until it culminates with no separation for those who are in Christ. I think he's right! Paul's argument in this text is really just a string of consequences that flow from the gospel that he's establi...

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