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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,We're going to look at just two verses this week, Romans 8:1213. This text is so critical to a right understanding of the Christian life. Because we have been made alive by the Spirit,we mustput to death our remaining sin. If we do, we will live. If we don't, we will die.Those who are truly born again are secure in Christ; yet, if we don't fight sin by the...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,If you're a Christian, the Spirit of God dwells in you.That's Paul's main point in our textthis Sunday, Romans 8:911. And, if God's Spirit dwells in you, just as he raised Jesus from the dead, he will most surely also raise you. These are enormously encouraging words. In this short passage, we see the root and guarantee of our assurancethat God himself dwe...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Continue to pray for Brad as he serves our brothers and sisters in India! The trip is going well so far. Pray also for Brad's safe return next week.In the meantime, Will is going to preach this Sunday on 1 Corinthians 15:311. This text is Paul's summary of the gospel and reveals the crucial beliefs of the church then and now. Read ahead today and tomorrow ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Our plan is to dig into Romans 8:58this Sunday, in which Paul contrasts those who live according to the flesh with those who live according to the Spirit. John Stott breaks this text down helpfully when he says these verses are about two categories of people (unregenerate and regenerate) who have two different perspectives which lead to two different patte...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,For centuries Romans 8 has been one of the most loved chapters in the Bible. It covers the whole of the Christian lifefrom justification to glorification. It begins with the pronouncement of no condemnation and ends with the promise of no separation.I'm really looking forward to walkingthrough this chapter together. Several years ago we did a short series ...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Last week we did a sort of overview of Romans 7:1425 and looked at the arguments for seeing the "I" Paul refers to as either before or after his conversion. While there are good textual arguments on both sides, I'm persuaded by the view that the struggle he describes is part of the Christan life. Still, we have a little more work to do in this text. Last w...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe'll begin our look at the second half of Romans 7, one of the more debated sections in all of the letter. In these verses, Paul describes from a first-person standpoint his battle with sin. The question through the centuries has been whether the "I" he speaks of is pre-conversion Paul or born-again Paul. The arguments for both are good and imp...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,This Sundaywe continue to plod through Romans 7 with a look at vv713. In this text, Paul's intent is to show that it is sinnot God's lawthat is to blame for mankind's predicament. (We're getting into the meat of Romans 7 now, and more than ever you'll benefit from reading the text several times beforeSunday.) This thick and weighty paragraph gives us a gli...

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Preparing for Sunday + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,It's so good to be back in Romans! Last week we looked Romans 7:16 and what Christ has done for us in regards to the Law. As he says in the Sermon on the Mount, he doesn't abolish the Law but fulfills it on our behalf. Because we are united to him, all that he has done is ours. This is staggering!But we have some unfinished business in these first six ve...

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Back in Romans this Sunday! + Weekly Announcements

Dear CrossPointe,Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to seeing you allthis Sundayas we get back into Romans! Specifically, we'll begin to unpack chapter 7, one of the more challenging and debated chapters in the whole letter. The issue at hand is the role of the Law in the Christian life.I know I say it often, but this is not a text that you want to hear taught on without ...

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