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Dear CrossPointe,

During our series on Romans, we’ve heard repeatedly about the amazing grace of Christ toward believers. He has saved us not because of our abilities or inherent goodness but because of his mercy, and then he calls us to lives that glorify him. I thought it would be good, then, to look at a story from one of the Gospels to see more closely how our Savior applies his power and grace to his people.

Luke 5:17–26 recounts in great detail the story of a paralyzed man brought to Jesus by his friends. Despite the crowd (and impropriety!) they pull apart the roof to lower their friend to Christ, who does two things—forgive his sins and heal his body. The narrative highlights Jesus’ divine authority, but it also gives us a glimpse at the importance of friends who will bring us to the only Savior.

So, read the text and pray for our time together this Sunday morning. I look forward to seeing you all!

Grace and peace,

Robert



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MWF: Five Solas (Oct. 11, 5:45–7:30 p.m.) || Join us Wednesdays this Fall for a Reformation-themed MWF! Dinner ($5) is at 5:45 p.m., followed by teaching at 6:30, and childcare is available. RSVP by contacting Leah Carr.
 
Reformation Columbus (Oct. 14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.) || Join us at CrossPointe for this all-day conference featuring guest speakers including Voddie Baucham. Admission costs $20/person and includes lunch. Childcare will also be provided. Register online here.
 
Ladies’ Lunch (Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m.) || Enjoy fellowship with the women of CrossPointe and hear from God’s Word. Childcare begins at 9:30 a.m., and lunch (Chicken Salad Chick) is $5. RSVP to Leah Carr!