As we reflect on the past year, and consider the new year that is upon us, here are 21 prayers I have for God’s people in the year ahead.Read more "21 Prayers for 2021"
On a weekly basis in our Sunday program, we share evidences of God’s grace and work in the life of Crosspoint and our community. Below, are the evidences (October-December 2020) collected into one post. May these lead us to an attitude of thankfulness to and worship of our God who is at work, not only […]Read more "Evidences of God’s Grace: October-December 2020"
Earlier in 2020, we began having a formal pastoral prayer time in our Sunday services. I’ve greatly appreciated this addition to the service for a variety of reasons, including being led in prayer by one of our shepherds and hearing their heart for the Lord and the church who they care for and love. Below […]Read more "Teach Us To Love As You Love"
Heavenly Father, Thank you that you are near and not far off. That you’re present, and not distant. We’re so grateful. Of any time of the calendar, we remember this truth at Christmas time most of all. That you sent your one and only Son to take on flesh and dwell among us. The eternal […]Read more "A Prayer for the Weary"
We recently finished up our fall 2020 class, ‘How to Grow’. We had 18 Crosspointers go through it, as we read through and discussed How to Grow by Darryl Dash. We had singles and couples; teenagers and retirees and everywhere in between. We had people join in-person and online. And we hope to offer this […]Read more "Testimonies from ‘How to Grow’ Class"
In our current ministry year (September 2020-August 2021), we believe the Lord is calling us to make progress in four specific areas as His people. Praying in Total Dependence Equipping the Saints Growing into Maturity Walking in Love Together We cast vision in August and September to these areas in a message series called ‘Reset.’ […]Read more "Praying in Total Dependence"
Below are 15 reasons why we (Heather and I) give of our money first and foremost to the Lord’s work in and through Crosspoint, and one reason why we don’t give. I share these with you to give you a window into our motivations, and to encourage you in your own growth in giving. 2 […]Read more "Why We Do and Don’t Give of Our Money"
Through our years of marriage, she has spoken words to me that are like honey to my soul and apples of gold…Here are 8 phrases that she has said, written, and/or typed to me before. Words that have strengthened me.Read more "My Wife Says To Me…"
Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, […]Read more "Word is Greater"
Paul writes this in 1 Thessalonians 2:11, As you know, like a father with his own children, we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to live worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. As a pastor and elder at Crosspoint, I desire to do that well in the […]Read more "Encouraging, Comforting, Imploring"