The CrossPoint app features powerful content from Pastor Paul Goeke, who leads CrossPoint Community Church in Katy, Texas.
The church is not a building or an event. It is a group of people living in the scandalous love of Jesus and being transformed to look more and more like him. So, to see who we are, we look at him first.
God has history of defying the notion that anyone is beyond his love. He pursues even the most unlikely people, people on the fringes, people who are considered outcasts, even people who are filled with self-righteousness. He pursues them to the point of laying down his life for them, forgiving them, and setting them free.
So, at CrossPoint, we want to do the same:
We defy the notion that anyone is beyond the love of Jesus.
“Defy” – Wow, that is strong language! It is strong language for a strong call. We do not live in a neutral world. We live in a world that screams to us everyday that our identity is in a thousand things other than Jesus. Within every human heart is a haunting notion that we will not be loved or accepted if we don’t have our lives together. Jesus calls us to defy this notion. We defy the notion that we or anyone else is beyond the love of Jesus. We defy this notion in our own lives as we experience struggles and failures. We defy this notion for our families and friends and neighbors and coworkers and for the most unlikely followers of Jesus. We look at each and every person and think, “Today, how can I defy the notion that this person is beyond the love of Jesus?” We do this in our church services and in our daily lives.
We do this as:
Family – We are treasured children of God and brothers and sisters to each other.
Disciples – We are learners being transformed into his image.
Servants – We have been freed to serve others.
Missionaries – We are sent with Good News to be advocates for the world.
Because of who God is, this is who we are and how we are freed to live!
What Do We Believe?
Sometimes people assume that CrossPoint is a non-denominational church. With our modern architecture, rock music, casual dress and creative message approach, it’s understandable that a guest might get that impression. CrossPoint is actually a part of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The LCMS teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God (The Trinity): the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
What is a “Lutheran”?
A Lutheran is a Christian who accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
Grace Alone: God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
Faith Alone: By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear and believe this Good News have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
Scripture Alone: The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
For more information about CrossPoint Community Church, please visit: www.crosspt.org.
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