We're about to embark on a one year journey through the book of Isaiah. Over the next year most of our preaching will focus on this book and even our worship and liturgy will be shaped by this book. Before we jump in, I want to answer a big question: "Why Spend a Year in Isaiah?"...Keep Reading
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I'm so excited about parenting seminar coming up soon. We have a wonderful opportunity to learn from Bob Kauflin next month. Bob is a well-known writer and speaker but also someone my wife Jenn and I know personally and who is someone we want to emulate in this area. ...
This Sunday we’re going to take a short break and launch a five-week mini-series at Cross of Grace on our vision as a church. In the next few weeks, we want to layout where we think God is taking us as a church, what we long to see happen in our city, and how we want to live as a church community. ...
It seems surreal that it was only a few days ago that a gunman opened fire in El Paso. On Monday I had to go back to the store. Next week our boys are going back to school. We are here for a reason as disciples of Jesus and one of our tasks is to love our neighbors well in a way that serves them and points them to Jesus. But how do we do that? ...
We all feel pressure to be perfect around the holidays, but none of us are. The good news is that Jesus' family is made of imperfect people like us. And as a result, we should invite in others and care for them the way Jesus has cared for us. ...Keep Reading
Christmas is a time of great joy with family and friends, time spent relaxing and away from the normal grind the air seems fresher, the people seem nicer, the stores are open longer hours, holiday greetings flow as easily as the eggnog, and there is cheer all around. However, for some people, Christmas is a time of anxiety and comparison. There may even be a sense of gui...Keep Reading
When Jesus ascended into heaven the story wasn’t over. Luke wrote a gospel that bears his name as well as the book of Acts. Luke said that the gospel was all about what “Jesus began to do and teach” (1:1) with the clear implication that Jesus’ work continued in the book of Acts. In this sermon series on Acts 3-12, we’ll walk through the story of how the message a...Keep Reading
So many things compete for our attention and attack our limited time. With all of this, it can be easy to neglect the greatest means of grace the Lord has given us - The Scriptures. ...Keep Reading
How well do we really know the book of Jonah or the prophet for whom it is named? Do we know why he was in the belly of the great fish? Do we know what the theme of the book is? Do we even care? Does it even matter to us today? Isn’t that the Old Testament, and we are under the new covenant? My hope and prayer is that through this study we can answer those questions over...Keep Reading
This is an overview of the liturgical practices at Cross of Grace....Keep Reading
Why do we sing together? There is something unique about singing as the gathered church. This is not an exhaustive summary, but a short encouragement!...Keep Reading
We all feel the pull in our hearts toward grumbling. If we're to turn away from that we need to turn somewhere else: the word of life. ...Keep Reading
Right now our Bible reading plan is taking us through the books of the law. You may be discouraged and want to give up. Don't stop now though! There are riches to be found here....Keep Reading