Dear friends, Some of you are at a tipping point. What is a ‘tipping point’? Here are two definitions… the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change – Oxford the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant […]Read more "Tipping Point"
If Romans 12:9-18 give us a beautiful picture of how Christ followers are to live and love in light of having received the mercies of God, then how would we describe the opposing view? The picture that conforms to the patterns of this world or age?Read more "In view of the mercies of God, let love be without hypocrisy"
When something is ordinary, it is commonplace, customary, every day, habitual, and routine. When something is unordinary, it is rare, unusual, and uncommon. I believe if we are to increasingly reflect how the Scriptures call us to live, these actions must become ordinary among believers in Christ. Last week I listed four in a blog […]Read more "Moving from Unordinary to Ordinary – Part 2"
So, you’ve prepared to gather together with the Body of Christ on Sunday morning. You’ve spent time in the passage that will be preached on. You’ve spent time in prayer. You’ve prioritized the Sunday gathering in your schedule. And now it’s Sunday morning. Now what? Now that you’re gathered together with other believers, how should you approach that time together?Read more "Approaching Sundays: During"
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.Read more "Above all, love each other deeply"
1 Peter 3:8: Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.Read more "Five Phrases That Should Describe Us"
Crosspoint – As an elder team and staff, our call is to equip God’s people for the work of ministry, so that the Body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:11-12). In an effort to grow in better equipping the Body, and in our effectiveness and health as a church, we’re asking all those, […]Read more "Crosspoint – Abilities, Skills, and Talents"
Team: a group of people who work together; a group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport[i]; a group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project. Team members operate with a high degree of interdependence, share authority and responsibility for self-management, are […]Read more "T-E-A-M"
God has designed us for relationships and community. Ever since Genesis, it is clear that we were not meant to be alone. Even as we look at God Himself, He exists in community with Himself. Father, Son, Spirit. And yet even though we may know that in our heads, we sometimes struggle to live out […]Read more "Community Group Leaders"
The other day, I was walking in a downtown city, and at a major stoplight, I noticed people on opposite corners, sitting at a desk typing on a keyboard. As I stood there, I also noticed that you could read what they were typing on large screens that appeared above their desks. Mind you, this […]Read more "Clothe yourselves with…"