Step By Step Growth

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Life Point: God’s glory is greater and he uses it to transform us one step at a time. When we look at Daniel, we see a handful of amazing stories. But the story of Daniel lasts 60+ years. That means we’re only seeing the highlights! … Read More

Going to the Deep End

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Life Point:The depths of God’s wisdom are freely given through the Spirit. How do we obtain God’s wisdom? We let the Spirit take us to the deep end of the pool. Daniel & his friends didn’t just follow a command. They relied, by faith, on the abundant … Read More

God’s Wisdom Is Our Salvation

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Life Point: God’s wisdom is our power for salvation. Daniel followed the wisdom of God and he looked weak and foolish to the Babylonians. But what happened when the test was done? He looked wiser and more powerful. He and his 3 friends are living … Read More

Seek the Welfare of Our Culture

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Life Point: Seek the welfare of the culture we live in because God has a greater vision. God again shocked his people by telling them to seek the welfare of the culture they were going. It was a brutal, evil, pagan culture. The religious would … Read More

Serving Culture and God

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Life Point: God worked in Daniel and his 3 friend’s life through serving the culture. Daniel is an interesting study. God shows up for them. But they’re just 4 young guys. And they’re 4 young guys in a far off, distant land. On top of … Read More

October 2-6 Reading Plan

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This reading plan focuses on the background of the Israelites exile to Babylon, why Daniel did what he did and the place of God’s wisdom in the culture. To help you follow along, subscribe to CrossPoint on YouTube, Like on Facebook and receive the blog … Read More

Pray for Internal Fruit

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Life Point: God is working to change us from the inside out. Our culture focuses on external fruit, not the internal fruit. Even in church world, how to grow a church fast is the #1 selling point in marketing emails I receive. Not that God … Read More

Harmonizing With God’s Will

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Life Point: The Holy Spirit will harmonize us with God’s will. Unison = Singing the same note. Harmony = Different notes building a greater whole. We don’t even know what we should pray. We’re not on the same note as God. But as we pray, … Read More

Persist In Prayer

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Life Point: Be persistent in prayer because God is our Good, Good Father who hears. The parable of the persistent widow is a bit odd. In fact, if Luke didn’t open up with a description telling us why he’s adding this parable to his narrative, … Read More

Ask Anything You Want

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Life Point: We abide. We pray. God Works. Jesus gave us a “sun stand still” sentence in today’s reading. “Without me you can do nothing.” If we can do amazing things on this earth without him, what does Jesus mean? It means there is a … Read More