Jesus is Deeper Still

Jesus is Deeper Still

Hebrews 4:14-16 says, “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Jesus is a lot of things. He is a King who sees into the future gives us direction on the way we should go. Jesus gives us order. He is also a Prophet who knows what is best and gives us teachings on how we should live. Jesus gives us the truth. But, he is also a Priest comforting us when we are in pain, giving us the right emotions and feelings when we need them.  

Info on CrossPointe Merger

Info on CrossPointe Merger

We have some exciting news to share. CrossPointe Community Church planted Christ Community Church which then planted our church. CrossPointe also generously financially supported the launch of Redeemer Church. Last Sunday we prayed for CrossPointe Church because they announced they were closing their doors after 10 years of faithful gospel ministry. We were heartbroken by this news. This decision was reached due to the decline in attendance not any sort of scandal or moral failing. We continue to esteem Pastor Brian Blendon and affirm his fitness for pastoral ministry. You can learn more about their decision by visiting their website CrossPointeCommunity.com.

THE SPIRIT EMPOWERS, APPROVES, AND ANNOINTS... JESUS

Acts 10:38 says, "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him."

We tend to forget the role the Holy Spirit played in the life of Christ. Jesus "went about doing good" but it was attributed to the power of the Holy Spirit in his life. Therefore, the Holy Spirit empowered Jesus! The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus was God, but it also explains that the Spirit was empowering him during his life and ministry.

HEAD HOME TO YOUR FATHER

HEAD HOME TO YOUR FATHER

Luke 15:11-32 is the story about a wild son whose selfish loveless heart produces reckless living. He shockingly asks his father to cash out his property in order to get his inheritance early. He would rather his father be dead so he can get his stuff!  He took that money and lived like a brute with no regard for virtue.

USING THE GOSPEL, PRESERVE YOUR DECAYING CITY

USING THE GOSPEL, PRESERVE YOUR DECAYING CITY

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. (Matthew 5:13)

We need to begin by pointing out that Jesus says that "you" are the salt. Jesus is our hope and the truth, but individual Christians (as well as the institution of the Church) have missionary calls.