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Announcements, Oct. 21, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, If you missed Dr. Crawford Loritts last Sunday, I highly encourage you to listen to his sermon here. In a our current climate of racial, cultural, and political strife, it was a very helpful message on how the gospel calls Christians to a life of reconciliation. May the Lord help us be a light in this area for our broken world. This Sunday we’ll l...

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Announcements, Oct. 14, 2016

Dr. Crawford Loritts Preaching (Oct. 16) || Mark your calendar for our guest preacher on Sunday, Oct. 16. Dr. Loritts is the senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Ga., and a council-member of the Gospel Coalition. Ladies’ Lunch (Oct. 18, noon) || The women of CrossPointe meet every third Tuesday for lunch ($5 Chicken Salad Chick) and fellowship as we ...

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Announcements, Oct. 7, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, I’m looking forward to this Sunday! Our text this week, 1 Timothy 4:6–16, is one of those passages that has been life-shaping for me in pastoral ministry. In an age dominated by pragmatism and gimmicks, Paul exhorts Timothy to faithfully plod along, striving and toiling to make much of Jesus and teach all the good doctrine that flows from the...

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Announcements, Sept. 30, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This week we’ll be in 1 Timothy 4:1–5, in which Paul turns his attention again to false teachers who are troubling the church. In this case, some are forbidding marriage and the consumption of certain foods in order to attain a higher form of spirituality, which has led some to depart the faith. In the end, Paul condemns this false teaching a...

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Announcements, Sept. 23, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, “Imperfect as it is, it is the dearest place on earth to us.” This is how Charles Spurgeon described the church in a sermon preached in 1861. Our text this week, 1 Timothy 3:14–16, gives us a glimpse of why the church should be so dear to Christians. Paul describes it as the household of God, where the living God dwells, upon which the ...

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Announcements, Sept. 16, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Our text this week, 1 Timothy 3:8–13, is a continuation of Paul’s qualifications for church leadership, specifically the role of deacons. A deacon is a servant of the church, tasked with caring for the logistical and physical needs of the congregation, which in turn paves the way for the ministry of the Word. While this text addresses the sp...

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Announcements, Sept. 9, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, Paul’s first letter to Timothy is more than just instructions on how to organize and lead a local church. Beyond the practical instruction is a glimpse into the purpose and plan of God to display his glory to an onlooking world through the church. So, the ‘how’ and ‘who’ of church leadership is critically important. That is ...

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Announcements, Sept. 2, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we tackle a controversial text, 1 Timothy 2:8–15, which deals with the role and comportment of men and women in the life of the local church. To say this text is disputed is an understatement! Much ink has been spilled over this paragraph. But just because something is controversial does not mean we should avoid it. In fact, the truths...

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Announcements, Aug. 26, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, I can hardly wait to study and unpack 1 Timothy 2:1–7 with you this week! It's so full of gospel truth, and, when rightly understood, serves as fuel for assurance in the Christian life and motivation for evangelism and missions. Read it several times before Sunday. Invite an unbelieving friend. Pray for God to open blind eyes and put steel in our s...

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Announcements, Aug. 19, 2016

Dear CrossPointe, This Sunday we’ll finish the first chapter of 1 Timothy, in which Paul recounts God’s grace to him in his own salvation and call to ministry. In verse 15, we read one of the most succinct and powerful gospel statements in all of Scripture. Paul says, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” Th...

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