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"
I love the clarity of the Scriptures. For instance, in John 17:17, we get to read of Jesus praying for you and I. For His future believers, and so we get to clearly hear one thing the Lord wants to do in every believer, no matter their age or how long they have followed Him. […]Read more "Sanctify them by the truth"
I want to encourage us to come in on Sunday mornings at Crosspoint with an active, ready to engage approach. Below are 6 ideas of how we, as God’s people, can do that.Read more "Active Attendance"
One of our prayers for 2017 is that the Lord would ‘Anchor Us.’ That He would anchor us in His unchanging Word. As our Crosspoint Culture says, “our foundation and authority is the Bible, the inspired, sufficient, true, relevant, living Word of God.” Much like growing in prayerfulness, we’d also all agree that we need […]Read more "Reading Through the Gospels…Together"
Deuteronomy 6:4–9 (NIV84) 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. […]Read more "Disciplemaking Resources"
Since September 2015, we’ve been making our way through the Old Testament. We’re in the midst of a 3 year chronological journey through the story of Scripture, Genesis to Revelation. I have absolutely loved this journey so far, and have heard really encouraging things from Crosspointers since last fall. We’re on our 10th month of […]Read more "The longer I go…on our journey through Scripture"
Psalm 119, over and over, deals not with the practical side of how to read the Bible, but instead deals with our desire to read the Bible. Because any sort of change that we desire in our lives begins not with the outward, but the inward. With our hearts, affections, and desires. Psalm 119:16 says, I […]Read more "Delight and Neglect"
I’ve been in a lead preaching role for over 7 years now. And the longer I have gone in that role, the more certain convictions and beliefs have risen to the top of my heart. Here are five of them. The longer I go, the more I love and trust the Word. Maybe this seems […]Read more "The longer I go…in preaching"
In April, we are launching a new community group called CORE. CORE is the overall name of a series of 4-6 week long community groups that will be focused on studying specific ‘core’ beliefs of Christianity. We anticipate there being four different ‘tracks’ for CORE, and each one of those ‘tracks’ looking at 4-6 different […]Read more "CORE"
From Kevin Funk… In one of my first blogs I talked about taking Jesus with you on vacation. It’s still one of my most fondest memories hearing the voice of God as I came back from San Diego. Flying back into Peoria, God said “I missed you”. See I forgot to take my Bible and didn’t hardly […]Read more "Don’t forget your sword!"