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Announcements, March 11, 2016

Dear CrossPointe,

Several months ago we started a journey through the Sermon on the Mount, and this Sunday we'll bring it to an end as we look at Matthew 7:24-29. I hope you've benefitted from this as much as I have. It has been challenging, encouraging, and convicting for me.

Jesus ends the sermon by contrasting two types of builders, one wise and one foolish. This illustration serves to summarize all that Jesus has taught in this sermon. The man who hears His teaching and does it is like the wise man who builds on the rock and withstands the storm. The one who hears but does not heed Jesus' words is the fool who perishes in the storm. Both men were building, but on drastically different foundations.

I'd encourage you to read the passage before Sunday. It might be helpful as well to read over the whole sermon (Matthew 5-7) in one sitting. Pray for God to open our hearts and minds. Pray that He draws unbelievers and gives them new life so that they can respond to Jesus.

Looking forward to gathering with you,

Brad

***Remember to "spring forward" one hour on Saturday night!***

Children's Ministry Training (Sunday, 9 a.m.) || Bless the children and families of CrossPointe by serving in a room once every five weeks. Share the gospel, care for the “least of these,” and connect with members of the church and visitors! You can sign up for the next training by contacting Cristin Wise.

“One Another” Member Meeting (Sunday, 6–7:30 p.m.) || CrossPointe’s members gather bi-monthly to discuss matters pertinent to the life of the church. Non-members are welcome to join us, and childcare is provided!

Ladies’ Lunch (March 15, noon) || Join the women of CrossPointe for lunch ($5 Chicken Salad Chick), fellowship, and our continuing discussion of Jerry Bridges’ book, The Transforming Power of the Gospel. Childcare begins at 10 a.m. Contact Nicole Carey to sign up!

Midweek Fellowship (March 16, 5:45–7:30 p.m.) || Survey the Old Testament with us on Wednesday nights from March 2 to April 6! Dinner ($5/person) starts at 5:45 p.m. and teaching in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available. RSVP for meals and childcare by contacting Nicole Carey.

No Youth Activities (March 20 & 27) || Enjoy Spring Break and Easter!

Good Friday Service (March 25, 6:30 p.m.) || Remember the crucifixion of Jesus through prayer, Scripture-reading, and song. We won’t have childcare, but children are welcome to worship with their families.