This Sunday our Transformed series will continue as we enter our second week of a seven week study that will change our lives as God helps us to grow and become more like Him. Throughout the series we encourage everyone to:
~ Attend worship each Sunday.
~ Participate in a small group.
~ Purchase a workbook for $12 each, or two for $20. (Don’t let low funds keep you from participating in this great study. Extra donations have been made to help with the purchase of books).
All of our CrossPoint small groups will be participating in this series. Each week Pastor Mike will present the next chapter in the study. Throughout the week our small groups will offer deeper discussion, study of Scripture, and building of friendships as we become transformed together. We look forward to all God has for us. Worship begins at 10:30 am. Come and join us for this great series!
Here is Pastor Mike’s sermon from last Sunday, October 11
This week we will be looking at the prophets Micah in our current sermon series, Minor Prophets with a Major Message. These books of the Bible are so named not because they are minor in importance, but because they are shorter in length than the “major prophets” of Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc. In fact, these books are extremely interesting and relevant.
Your assignment this week is, read the book of Micah in the Old Testament by this Sunday.
For our next sermon series, we will be going through a section of the Bible called the Minor Prophets. These books are so named not because they are minor in importance, but because they are shorter in length than the “major prophets” of Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc. In fact, these books are extremely interesting and relevant. Here are just a few quotes from the Minor Prophets:
Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
The just shall live by his faith.
Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.
Out of Egypt I have called my son.
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
We’re going to spend several weeks in the Minor Prophets, and I’m going to ask you to read a book every week. This week’s book is the first minor prophet, Hosea. I think you will find it fascinating. For one thing, Hosea is told by God to marry a prostitute! Find out why this Sunday!
So, your assignment is, read the book of Hosea in the Old Testament by this Sunday.
Today’s reflection: #IAmNicodemus. Have you had your eyes opened to hope? Have you ever had to cling to hope even when all seemed lost? #IWasThere Read the story here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+3%3A1-21&version=NIVAnd here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+19%3A38-42&version=NIV
Today's reflection: #IAmPilate. When have you chosen power over truth? When have you washed your hands of others' suffering to preserve your own comfort? Read Pilate's story here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+18%3A28-19%3A16&version=NIV #IWasThere
Today’s reflection: #IAmPeter. Can you identify with Peter’s experience of shame, regret, and denial? Read the story here: Luke 22:54-63
On Good Friday, there are many ways of reflecting on the love of God we see displayed on the Cross throughout Point Place. One of them is a multi-church service at 7 pm held at RiverPoint Ministries UMC (2862 131st St., Toledo OH) called “Were You There?” We will consider the various people who witnessed the Cross and reflect on where we find ourselves in the story. All are welcome. Childcare available.
Lots of Holy Week opportunities this week from our Point Place churches. One of them is a multi-church Good Friday service called “Were You There?” During the service and throughout the week, we will invite you to identify with some of the people who were at the Cross many years ago, and hopefully find the Jesus of the Cross for yourselves in some way this week. #IWasThere
On Good Friday, there are many ways of reflecting on the love of God we see displayed on the Cross throughout Point Place. One of them is a multi-church service at 7pm held at RiverPoint Ministries UMC (2862 131st St., Toledo OH) called “Were You There?” We will consider the various people who witnessed the Cross and reflect on where we find ourselves in the story. All are welcome. Childcare available.
Life isn’t always easy and smooth. Sometimes life becomes difficult because of circumstances, sorrow, pain, and sin. We may find ourselves in a season of darkness, and if feels like a parched desert. It turns out many people in the Bible, including our Lord Jesus, experienced wilderness times. This series explores what we can learn from finding ourselves in the wilderness.
Lent, the season from Ash Wednesday until Easter, is an ideal time to think about sorrow, hunger, and longing. Jesus was a “Man of Sorrows”, and we can learn from Him. During this time of contemplation of our own frailties, may we find it to be a time of learning, dependence, and comfort.
Worship service at CrossPoint is at 10:30 on Sunday mornings.