CROSSPOINTE IS A PLACE …
…where you can be yourself! A place where you can ask tough questions and get honest answers. You will meet new friends and build authentic relationships. Also, you will grow spiritually and relationally. And lastly, you can make a difference in your community and world by serving others.
What We Believe
- We believe in being as relevant as today’s newspaper while holding to the timeless teachings of Jesus Christ.
- God loves us and continues to invite us to follow Him.
- Also, we believe in Jesus Christ, that He is God’s one and only Son.
- Furthermore, we believe the Bible is a flawless handbook that helps us succeed in life and gives straight answers for issues relating to work, family, relationships, and anything else we encounter.
- Effective life change begins when we follow Jesus.
- Each person has a gift, ability, or experience that can help others.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2)
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5)
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
(John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9)
We believe God so loved the world so we refuse any form of prejudice. We love freely and frequently with no strings attached.
(I Corinthians 13:8)
Question: Who do you love that someone may find unlovely?
We are faith filled, big thinking, bet the farm risk takers. We will never insult God with small thinking and safe living.
Question: Will this involve trusting God so much that I will fail without him?
We are convinced that Jesus is the hope of the world. We will do anything short of sin to make it hard for people glocally to go to hell.
(2 Peter 3:9)
Question: Who are you personally impacting?
We are responsible to Learn and Return the information God has given us for transformational purposes.
(2 Timothy 2:2)
Questions: Who are you investing in? Who is investing in you?
We give up the things we love for the things we love even more. It’s an honor to sacrifice for Christ and His Church.
Question: Will this require a sacrifice?
We choose daily to go God’s Way over the world’s way. God desires that we take next steps to stay close and stay clean.
Question: Am I climbing or am I sliding?
We will be intentional about saying yes to the best and no to the rest.
Question: Is this a good thing or a God thing?
We believe love is in the details. So we are committed to constant and never-ending improvement that honors God and inspires people.
(I Cor. 10:31)
Question: How did I make this better?