Radical Love

How should followers of Jesus respond to those who disagree with or mistreat them? In Luke 6, Jesus unfolds a radical alternative to opposition and hatred. As members in his new kingdom community – a kingdom where heaven is breaking through on earth – they are to have radically different values than the world empire. […]

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Messy Love

In every marriage, conflict is inevitable. Even Solomon and Shulamith, those twitterpated lovebirds, had their differences. You read about this in Song of Songs 5:2-8. Solomon arrives home sometime past midnight. He comes knocking on the door of Shulamith’s room, hoping for a little bit of “something-something.” But she’s in bed. The makeup is off, […]

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A Love Story?

This Sunday, Crosspoint launches a new teaching series called Love Story. We’ll be diving into the Song of Songs and exploring a number of its themes including attraction, courtship, marriage, intimacy, and conflict. Some might wonder…Why are we doing this series? I’m aiming to answer this question. But first, let me talk about the subject […]

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Three Small Church Myths

People join a small church for different reasons. Sometimes their reasons can lead to disappointment because they’re just unobtainable. I’d like to dissect three common myths about the small church. Myth 1: If I go to a small church then I can actually get to know everybody. Unless you have a photographic memory and don’t […]

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Withness

There are two general postures a church can take in its local community – either “withness” or “themness”. The “themness” posture says, “WE are here to help THEM. We are here to help THEM because without US, they would be in big trouble.”  Sometimes churches get very excited about changing, fixing or serving the world.  […]

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It’s a Portable Party

It’s a work of apostolic genius and I just have to tell you about it. It’s our Portable Party Pack (PPP). Over a year ago our Glocal Team (global + local = glocal) asked a really great question: “What can we do to equip and encourage our Crosspointers to incarnate the gospel in their neighbourhoods?” […]

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