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.
Pastor Mike (and the other Point Place Pastors) will be bringing the final message in their “Legacy” series this morning.
Worship begins at 10:30 am. It’s cold out there, so be careful!
Another All Creation Sings outing – this time a hike at Oak Openings on Saturday, April 12 at 10 am. We’ll Meet at the Buehner Center, near Mallard Lake. We’ll be hiking the Ridge Trail (silver). Afterwards, we’ll eat at Charlie’s Restaurant on Airport Highway.
Lent begins on Wednesday, March 5, and continues until Easter. Some Christians use this time as a time of spiritual preparation, contemplation, and discipline. Many people give up something for Lent. Pastor Mike has prepared a tool that we can all use to help focus our Bible reading and prayer times. It has a short Scripture passage to contemplate, a prayer topic, and a Gospel reading for each day.
If you want to go further, here are some other suggestions:
- Make room
- Clear out some things that are making you busy
- Give up something for Lent
- Get alone
- Jesus often went to a “solitary place” to pray to God. So should we. You might want to try spending some time outdoors.
- Be quiet
- Sometimes we talk too much. Let God speak to us.
- Spend an hour or two each day without using a computer, consulting a smartphone, or playing video games.
- Open up
- As we contemplate and think about God, be open to His speaking to you.
- Pray, but also listen to the Holy Spirit
- Online devotional
Another winter outing for our nature group, All Creation Sings!
We will meet at the Lamb Heritage Center at Side Cut Metropark at 10:00 am Saturday morning, January 18. The address of Side Cut is 1025 W. River Road, Maumee, OH 43537.
We will be walking the Canal Locks Trail, and the Wood Duck Trail. Click here to view or download a map of the park.
After our walk, we’ll find a place for some warm food!
Should Christians get involved in politics?
Should churches be active in the political arena?
Which political party is the most Biblical?
On Sunday morning, Pastor Mike will deal with these questions as he preaches on the topic “Christians and Politics”. Our worship service begins at 10:30 am.
The people in Jesus’ church are supposed to lift each other up. Thanks guys for this!