Our nation is divided, angry and frustrated. Many have asked, “How should the church respond?” The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, that our focus should be on that which is most important... the Gospel.
This election season, Cross Pointe Church encourages you to Vote the Gospel. You can believe and act in ways that center on the Kingdom of God and your personal faith.
Political and cultural views are increasingly polarized. Jesus tells us that people will know we are Christians because of our unity of purpose. A President cannot solve our greatest dilemma or bring an eternal difference to our lives. In this moment, the timeless message of Jesus Christ and His victory over death and sin is something that everyone needs to hear. Our challenge to you is to identify one person who needs to hear the Gospel message, and to intentionally share it with him or her. Vote the Gospel each day as you put the Person of Christ above the politics of the moment.
Outrage has become our national pastime, and the daily news cycle is filled with violence. Jesus tells us to love our neighbors. An election will not fix all of the injustice in our country. But as we love our neighbors, we build vital relationships that enable us to serve them in Jesus’ Name and share our faith with them as God creates opportunities. Our challenge to you is to engage in acts of sacrifice and service. Vote the Gospel each week as you serve in our church, and in your local community, for the purpose of showing Jesus’ love to others.
The coronavirus pandemic has been frustrating and isolating. There are many viewpoints on how best to respond and move forward. How we relate to one another during these days can bring a smile to someone’s face, or yet another angry word. Jesus tells us to be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving. Our challenge to you is to understand that we often don’t know where someone is coming from in their actions and beliefs, and to practice kindness and hospitality at every opportunity, to reflect the Person of Christ to others.
"My dear brothers and sisters, pay attention to what I say. Everyone should be quick to listen. But they should be slow to speak. They should be slow to get angry." James 1:19
The November 3 election is an important day in the life of our country. It is a privilege for U.S. citizens to exercise their right and duty to vote. We urge you to study up on the various candidates, issues and referendums, and to cast your vote on Election Day.
As is our practice at Cross Pointe Church for every Presidential election, we will collectively go to our knees in prayer for our new national, state and local leaders, whoever they may be, on Sunday, November 8. Every President and elected leader needs and deserves our heartfelt prayers on their behalf.