Of all the sermons ever preached, one reigns supreme: The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. In that sermon, Jesus gives practical advice for how a Christian should live. In this extensive sermon series, Pastor Merritt will spend several months walking verse-by-verse through this life-changing sermon. Following Jesus is different from the way of the world, and those who follow Jesus will look different than the rest of the world. Join us for this series: “Get Used to Different: A New Way to Live."
In today’s culture there are seemingly many ways to find God, or get to heaven. You can choose what’s “right” for you, and others can choose what’s “right” for them. But the Bible says that Jesus Christ is the only way, and that nobody can know God apart from Him (John 14:6). Why Jesus? This Easter we invite you to learn about the only Person who lived a perfect life, died a sacrificial death, and rose from the dead to live again.
The Jesus who did these things is the only One you can know and rely on to help you live life today and be confident that you will spend eternity in heaven. Join Pastor James Merritt as we open the Bible to discover The One, the only, Jesus.
Christmas is a time where we exchange gifts with family and friends. As we unwrap each present, we are often surprised, excited, or humbled by the tangible expressions of love and caring from those around us. This Christmas, we invite you to receive and unwrap the greatest gift you'll ever know. God's gift to us at Christmas, His Son, is the most profound expression of love from the Creator to His Creation. Join Pastor Merritt as we experience Christmas Unwrapped, a journey through the Bible to discover the meaning of God's incredible gift.
Shepherd, poet, warrior, king. In the Old Testament there are few names that resonate as loudly as David. Called "a man after God's own heart", he became the leader of Israel, and a part of the earthly lineage of Jesus Christ. Yet he also committed great sin. In the life story of David we can learn about about the character of God as He relates to one of His most prominent characters in all the Bible.
A successful marriage is not between two people, but three. Christ is the center of a healthy marriage, and as husband and wife grow closer to Jesus, they also grow closer to each other. Join Pastor Merritt for this teaching series on the foundations of successful biblical marriage. In an age where so many marriages are ending, journey with us through the Bible to find healthy new beginnings for marriages that will stand the test of time.
You know the central moment of the story: a man swallowed by a fish, and lives to tell the tale. But you may not know the rest of the story: a mission from God, running in disobedience, an extraordinary event that leads to obedience... or does it? Join us this July as we learn from the story of Jonah.
The Psalms are the songs of the Bible. Their poetic lyrics help us understand more about Who God is, and how we can relate to Him. Join us this summer as Pastor Merritt unpacks four Psalms and shares how we can have a closer, more meaningful relationship with God through His Word. "Music to My Ears" is our June 2018 teaching series at all Cross Pointe campuses.
It only takes one wrong decision to be off track in life. But a right turn at the right time can change everything. Join us for this three-part teaching series that will unpack what the Bible says about making the right turn in life, in death, and in life after death. These sermons will help you navigate the most important decisions in life, to keep you on the right track for this year, and beyond.
What will make the difference for those who live on our street, or go to our school, or shop at the same stores, or work in our offices, but who do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior? What will be the factor that will enable someone to boldly step out and shares Christ? With 90% of the people living around our church living far from God, who will be the one that will make the difference?
Pastor Merritt invites you to join him as we explore The X Factor. The Bible tells us that the early church multiplied as ordinary people met Jesus, and shared their stories with their family, their friends, and beyond. Cross Pointe is a church that believes in developing Christ-followers who pray for and pursue the lost. And we want to reproduce ourselves in others so that they can reach even more people for Jesus. Do you have The X Factor?
Christmas has come and gone and left you... well, it left you. And now you're drained. Running on empty. Is there a way to refuel for the new year? Some way to get your spiritual energy back to take on all that God has for you in the coming months? Join Pastor Merritt for this practical series that shares four powerful ways you can find spiritual energy for the new year. Fuel up with us, and be ready for an amazing year in Christ!
Isaiah 9:6-7 gives us one of the most amazing descriptions of Who Jesus is in all of Scripture. We serve a God who wants to be on a first-name basis with us. By giving us these “first names” in Isaiah, God invites us to know Jesus one-on-one. This “first name basis” relationship is the amazing and incredible gift we celebrate at Christmas.
Jesus was perfectly balanced.He was full of grace and truth.Now when you are full of Jesus you will be full of grace and truth.When a church is full of Jesus, it will be full of grace and truth.For Jesus, it just came naturally.He didn’t lean one way or the other.He was perfectly balanced.