September 25-29 Reading Plan

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This week we focus on the place of prayer in our lives. To help you follow along, subscribe to CrossPoint on YouTube, Like on Facebook and receive the blog posts via email. Monday, September 25. Matthew 6:5-15. Tuesday, September 26. John 15:1-17. Wednesday, September 27. … Read More

Are We Willing To Wait?

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Life Point: Wait on the Holy Spirit when we’re blocked. Paul and his companions twice wanted to go into an area to evangelize and start churches. But were blocked by the Holy Spirit. This is amazing to me! They were going in to do exactly … Read More

Wait on the Holy Spirit

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Life Point: Wait on the Holy Spirit for his power. We hate to wait. All of life is “microwaved.” How do we get results to come faster and faster? How do we always go up and to the right? Failure is not an option. But … Read More

Your Word Is Your Vow

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Life Point: Your word is your vow. Today is straightforward. Jesus told us, “Let your ‘yes’ be yes and your ‘no’ be no.” Trust is the currency of relationships. Without trust, we cannot have quality relationships. Don’t say “yes” if you want to say “no.” … Read More

Work in the Rest of God

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Life Point: Rest in the work of God. Everyone is working for the weekend. We long for our rest. But do we really get it? Our ultimate rest is to be in Jesus. When we find how he is working and follow that, we may … Read More

Don’t Get Tossed Around

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Life Point: Using God’s wisdom makes us strong. The Israelites did not consult God about the Gibeonites and the treaty they were getting into. And they got tossed around. God will give us generously from his wisdom. But we also must have faith in his … Read More

September 18-22 Reading Plan

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This week we focus on wisdom, oaths, rest and waiting on the Holy Spirit. To help you follow along, subscribe to CrossPoint on YouTube, Like on Facebook and receive the blog posts via email. Monday, September 18. James 1:5-8, 16-24. Tuesday, September 19. Hebrews 3:7-19, … Read More

Types of Discipline

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Life Point: God shares his holiness and righteousness with us through discipline. Discipline is not a fun word or concept. But it is beneficial. And God disciplines us two different ways. Through “suffering.” This is the normal stuff that happens in life. He is building … Read More

Confession v. Repentance

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Life point: God’s will gets us past judgment. Confession is stating what you have done. Repentance is desiring a New Life. We find out in today’s passage that we can confess without repenting. Those saying, “Lord, Lord,” have confessed. They’ve prayed the prayer. But they’ve … Read More

Times of Refreshment

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Life Point: Repenting wipes sin away and brings refreshment from God. Confession and repentance are different. Confession can be good. Or confession can be just because we’ve been caught. Repentance has more behind it. Repentance is confession with action. When we repent, we desire a … Read More