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"
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…"
From Kevin Funk… My daughter’s life has been taking a few turns for the worse as of late. I mean multiple bumps in the road. It all started last June when my daughter crashed and burned into the spring board at gymnastics. The coaches thought she just had a mild concussion. Only to find out that the […]Read more "Down and Out"
Where have you been? We’ve missed you on Sunday mornings in the Crosspoint Living Room! Are you ok? Hebrews 10:24-25 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day […]Read more "Hey Crosspointer, You Are Missed"
Heather and I love to watch our kids compete in their various sports. It truly is a joy. Today was no different. In the fall, our son, Eli, runs cross country for Eureka Middle School, and so this morning we got the opportunity to watch him and the other Hornets run in a big cross […]Read more "Running Through the Pain"
REM said it this way… ‘Everybody hurts…sometimes.’ There is truth to that line, not because REM sang it, but because it reflects a Biblical truth. That in this life, one theme is suffering and struggle. Now, this blog post is already getting you excited, huh?! 🙂 But the reality of life is that it is […]Read more "When we face struggle"
In March, I celebrated five years of being the Lead Pastor at Crosspoint. In reflecting on those five years, here are five things I have learned or been reminded of. I could give you a list of 50 things, but that makes for a long post. Maybe another day. Here are five. God is Faithful. […]Read more "Five Lessons Learned in the First Five Years"
As I look back on my life, I can see how I tried to shift the blame or point the finger at someone or something else. I see it in my kids sometimes, how they are quick to blame the other person for their own wrong doing instead of owning up to it. “Well she […]Read more "Shifting Blame"