Wednesday, June 25, 2008 the ends of the earth

What will CrossPoint look like in one year? five years? ten years? fifty years?

That all depends on what we decide to do now. Dr. Bob Price always says, "If you keep on doing what you have always done, you will keep on getting what you always got."

What are we as a church to be about? Why does the church exist? You know the answer don't you.

Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. He is present with us in the form of His Holy Spirit, empowering us to do the work of an evangelist.

Are you ready to get dirty for Jesus? Ministry is messy. If it isn't then you are just running a social club. CrossPoint will not be a social club.

We are a HOSPITAL for the dying...

We are a LIGHTHOUSE for those in danger of drowning...

We are a BULL HORN to sound the warning of coming judgment and freedom in Jesus...

We are CROSSPOINT where people's lives intersect with Jesus!

Begin praying today:

First, that we will know and understand the terror of the Lord and that we would see and know that people without Jesus are lost and will face God's wrath, 2 Cor. 5:11

Second, pray that the Holy Spirit will give YOU a continuing and agonizing burden for the lost, Rom. 9:1-3.

Third, pray for Holy Spirit power in witnessing, Acts 1:8.

Firth, pray that you would intentionally look for opportunities to witness, Col. 4:3; Matt. 7:7.

We are His witnesses to the ends of the earth. Are we?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Adorning the Gospel

It was amazing to me how God was stirring in my soul Sunday morning. As a Pastor I try not to be completely dedicated to my notes. I certainly did not dedicate this Sunday morning. God was really speaking to me about areas of my life and how they were out of balance. I truly believe that God was also speaking to some of you.

As I was preaching the Lord showed me this visual of walking up to the base of the cross of our Lord and just hugging it. It was just after they had taken our Lord down, so everything was still fresh. The dark clouds, the weeping people, and the cross. I knelt down and clung to the cross and smelt the wretched odor of blood and sweat. The blood still running down the beam and touching upon my cheek. These were real. That was real. Cling to the cross this week. Place your fingers in the holes made by the nails. Smell the blood, see the stains in the crevices of the wood. Imagine why He died there, for you...

for you...

for you....

When we realize fully what He died for, whom He died in place of, then we will begin to have a real understanding of our salvation. Our salvation will become precious. Our lives will become meaningful. Others lives will become important. Life is not about jobs, or retirement. It is about Jesus, the cross, the lost, the party awaiting us at the end.

Ponder this week the cross.

Ponder how this pondering will em-blazen your adornment of the gospel.

Life is about adorning the gospel.

Leave comments, I would love to know what God is showing you also.