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"
Ever since the church began, it has had to hold two things in tension with one another. You could call them inward and outward. The inward community the church has with one another, and the outward reach the church has to its neighbors and to the nations.Read more "The Tension of Inward and Outward"
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"
The Apostle Paul wrote 2 Corinthians. He was a man whose life was radically changed and saved by Jesus, who knowing he’d been shown amazing grace, could not keep the Good News to himself. He had to tell someone, he had to charge others, including us to tell someone. 2 Corinthians 5:11: Since, then, we […]Read more "For Christ’s love compels us"
Over the past couple weeks, I’ve had some Crosspointers ask what our response is to the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. If you’re connected to social media in some way, you’ve seen it blow up in a sense over these couple weeks. I wrote another blog post regarding social media, unity and our […]Read more "Testifying to the good news of God’s grace"
From Kevin Funk… I believe God has a purpose for every moment, with every person, that He gives us here on earth. I’d love to share a story of how God has changed my view on this perspective. This past weekend my family and I were invited to hang out with some good friends of ours at […]Read more "Don’t Miss Out"
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14 (NIV84) Have you ever paused long enough to really take in the world around you? I mean really take it in. Isn’t it breathtaking? If you’ve never gotten up early […]Read more "Showing and Telling"