24 12, 2018

The Incarnation…a post by Rich


As we turn our minds and hearts to the birth of our Savior this Christmas season we are reminded again of the significance of the Son of God’s incarnation. The descent of God in assuming human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ is history’s game changer.  Malcolm Muggeridge expresses it this way, "Thanks to the great mercy and marvel of the Incarnation, the cosmic scene is resolved into a human drama. God reaches down to relate himself to man, and man reaches up to relate himself to God. Time looks into eternity and eternity into time, making now always

The Incarnation…a post by Rich2018-12-24T16:45:31-04:00
17 12, 2018

Baking Christmas Cookies…a post by Joy


Baking and decorating cookies is a Christmas tradition that I have done with my children, my grandson, my great nieces here for Thanksgiving, and with other children throughout the years. Connecting with my own “inner child” while making cookies with the children brings a lot of delight to me. It’s wonderful that God created us with the ability to be child-like at times. It’s a way that we  can  “step into” exemplifying that part of Christ. Amazingly, God chose to send His son into the world as an infant to live and experience the life of being a child before growing

Baking Christmas Cookies…a post by Joy2018-12-17T15:01:52-04:00
18 12, 2017

Ornaments of Christ…a post by Joy


One of our family traditions when we are able to be together at Thanksgiving is to go to a Christmas tree farm the following day, go on the “hayride” tractor to choose the tree, then 1-2 members of the family collaborate to cut down the tree. Hot apple cider is usually served at the farm, then we head home to “trim the tree.” Hanging the ornaments on the tree is a reminder of life that we have lived together for each has a particular meaning or memory attached to it.   Glass ornaments that are from one of our grandparents’

Ornaments of Christ…a post by Joy2017-12-18T20:35:19-04:00
4 12, 2017

Advent and the Particularity of God’s Love…a post by Rich


The season of Advent is upon us and as Christians we turn our hearts in preparation for the coming celebration of the birth of the Messiah, our Savior. A theme we often attended to here at CrossPoint is the particularity of God’s love. Thomas Oden considered the incarnation the “scandal of particularity.” God in his wisdom makes himself know to us in and through a very particular Jewish man. But there is more to the scandal than God simply making himself know in Jesus. The crux of the scandal is that this Jewish man, with a real family history

Advent and the Particularity of God’s Love…a post by Rich2017-12-04T17:24:46-04:00
28 11, 2017

Thank God for God in you…a post by Tom


This Sunday kicks off the first week of advent.   It seems like we just downed the last of the leftover turkey and now we are wading into Christmastide! This holiday season there are ample opportunities to be thankful. We can be thankful for all kinds of things such as material possessions, health, relationships, and the simple pleasures of life. However, the Apostle Paul begins his letter with a hearty thanks for God’s operative work of grace in the lives of those he cares about in Corinth. Paul is thankful for the God he sees at work in his loved

Thank God for God in you…a post by Tom2017-11-28T18:28:40-04:00
21 12, 2016

Merry Christmas from CrossPoint…a post by Rich


We at CrossPoint Ministry wish you all a very Merry Christmas. In a world polarized by and riddled with fear there is no greater message than of the one who is called “Immanuel” God with us. The Christmas story is magnificent in many ways. The angelic announcement to the shepherds of “good news of great joy,” the noble humility of Mary and her words “let it be to me according to your word,” and Joseph’s dream marked by the angelic voice saying, ‘She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his

Merry Christmas from CrossPoint…a post by Rich2016-12-21T05:33:24-04:00
17 12, 2008

“What If God Were One of Us?’


Several years ago a popular song raised the question, "What if God were one of us?" Though some of the language in the song feels irreverent, the question is a good one with a startling answer. A baby born in Bethlehem is 'Emmanuel' which means "God with us!" God is now "one of us." And if that is not startling enough, we are told that God became one of us so that we might become one with God ("partakers of the divine nature' to quote the Apostle Peter in 2 Peter 1:4). The focus of Christian spiritual formation is

“What If God Were One of Us?’2014-11-17T19:32:34-04:00