Lying To Ourselves About Sin

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Life Point: Confession brings forgiveness and cleansing. John describes the same themes we found in yesterday’s Old Testament passage. But today, these themes are described in different ways. John tells us that if we believe we do not have sin, then we’re a liar and … Read More

The Root That Bears Poisonous Fruit

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Life Point: Get rid of the root that produces poisonous fruit. Just like there is a root that produces good fruit, there is a root that produces poisonous fruit. Poisonous for us. Poisonous for those around us. This is where the jealous God comes in. … Read More

Dominion Over God’s Gifts

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Life Point: We have dominion over creation, not be subject to it. Sin is about dominion. What has dominion over us? What do we have dominion over? God gives all of creation as a gift to us. A gift is designed to be subject to … Read More

The Gift of Freedom

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Life Point: God gives freedom from our idols. God’s becomes jealous surrounding the gifts he gives. And one such gift is the gift of freedom. He frees us from idols. Then the 10 Commandments are about living inside the relationship God has already established. The … Read More

October 30-November 3 Reading Plan

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This week’s reading plan is about God’s jealousy. Why would God be jealous? And should we be in constant fear of his jealousy? To help you follow along, subscribe to CrossPoint on YouTube, Like on Facebook and receive the blog posts via email. Monday, October … Read More

Get Rid of Jealousy

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Life Point: Building for eternity will rids us of jealousy. When we build into our own kingdoms, we will become jealous. Which is the outflow of coveting what other people have. Letting go of our own kingdoms to grasp onto the eternal Kingdom rids us … Read More

Holding On Too Tight

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Life Point: We’re stewards of everything God has given to us. God has given us all of the creation to enjoy. Instead of enjoying creation, we end up worshiping creation. And then we clasp onto it instead of letting it go. We are stewards of … Read More

Letting Go To Invest

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Life Point: Letting go of our kingdom is an investment into a greater Kingdom. Jesus challenges us to let go of our kingdom. Not because it is a loss. But because it is an investment into something greater. — Today’s Reading is from Matthew 13:44-46. … Read More

Grab Hold of an Enduring Kingdom

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Life Point: Remain in Jesus to grab hold of the enduring Kingdom. When we think our kingdom is the greatest, we’ll freak out anytime our kingdom is threatened. All the results are up to us. External fruit is required to make us the greatest. But … Read More

Demanding Exaltation

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Life Point: God exalts based on humility. We are hard wired for exaltation. But when we demand exaltation from others, that’s when conflict arrises. Two or more people cannot be exalted at the same time when they’re demanding exaltation. However, when we live with humility, … Read More