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"
God’s Word reveals to us over and over, how much He both knows and loves His created people.
Here is one way, I see that play out in Scripture. In the book of Proverbs (and elsewhere), the Lord gives us both warnings about pride and promises about humility.Read more "The Warnings of Pride / The Promises of Humility"
Subjects like weather, jobs, kids, sports, and schedules aren’t bad at all. But they also are not intended to be where we stop. We must dig deeper and dive further. The Good News of God’s grace calls us deeper as the family of God.Read more "Deepening Fellowship"
So if we know that we are unaware of blind spots and yet aware that they have the potential to cause a wreck if they go unnoticed, what do we do?Read more "Blind Spots"
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 definition of the word posture: a particular way of dealing with or considering something; an approach or attitude. When you read through the book of Acts and you consider the life and ministry of the early church, you see they lived with certain postures.Read more "Postures to Pursue and Postures to Reject"
And what we know from looking backward, not just at 15 years at Crosspoint, but more importantly at the whole of Scripture. What we know is that the Lord has been, is presently, and will be faithful to His people. To generation after generation. May we be found faithful as we follow Him! And may our worship of Him only grow as we reflect on His faithfulness.Read more "Reflections On 15 Years"
If we are following the Jesus of the Bible, then we (and those around us) should be seeing in our own lives, the Spirit bringing about change in these four areas of our lives.Read more "Converted Hearts Lead to Changed Lives"
In Galatians 6:1, Paul is addressing believers in the church, who are aware of someone in their faith family who has become entangled in sin. I believe there are four specific temptations we face when we encounter this situation.Read more "When Someone is Overtaken in Sin"
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"