To see every woman at CrossPointe Coast informed and transformed by the power of the Gospel for the glory of God, loving one another, strengthened and encouraged in their daily walk with Jesus, and equipped to share this glorious Gospel with others.
May 25 - 29, 2020
Welcome to a new week to fix our eyes on Jesus!
One thing the coronavirus pandemic has solidified for me is that I need fellowship with other believers! I’m grateful for Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and others. Even though those feel only partially satisfying, try to imagine how much more isolated our last couple months would have been without technology!
I deeply long for real physical proximity with my Christian brothers and sisters. For those of you who know me, you know how serious I am when I speak of my profound desire to be with all of you again. Little by little, we are taking cautious baby steps to be together again. A picnic in a park. A chat on the front porch. I am seeking to trust the Lord even in this. It is not how I like to live, but for the sake of the good of our community, we must endure. He is using this time of crisis to sanctify and purify his Church, and we must look to him now as much as ever.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)
At the beginning of this year of ministry, the women’s discipleship team prayerfully chose the phrase from Hebrews 12, “Fixing Our Eyes,” as our guiding theme for this year. Who would have thought that our final of four large-group gatherings, entitled “Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus, Who Endured,” would be so profoundly appropriate as we seek to trust him in enduring isolation?
On Friday evening, June 5, we will host our final gathering for the year–you guessed it!–over Zoom. Karen McGhan will share a reflection from God’s Word with our group about our Savior, Jesus Christ, who endured the cross. We’d love to see you there! Follow this link to register and grab a cup of tea on the evening of the 5th, ready to enjoy some fellowship with other women and be encouraged by hearing from the Word. Share this link with a friend who could also benefit from the encouragement! We all need to fix our eyes on Jesus, and we need to help each other.
Our blog posts will be on a more casual basis in the coming weeks. Check back in every couple days, and we will try to post an article or two each week. And if you would like to share an article you’ve been working on that will help us to fix our eyes on Jesus, please email me!
Much love to you all, my sisters,
We have exciting news for you! The women’s discipleship team has been praying and planning, and we have four different groups beginning in June studying books of the Bible or reading books on Christian theology together! Each of these studies will meet weekly via Zoom, at least for the foreseeable future. If at some point during the summer it seems wise to meet in person, we will happily open up the Connection Room for any or all of these groups! In an effort to continue to meet together for fellowship, encouragement, and continued growth as disciples of Jesus, we hope that you will prayerfully consider joining one of these groups. Just reach out to the contact person listed for the group you are interested in, and you will be given more information.
Mondays 7:00 p.m. -
What: Book study on Mama Bear Apologetics - Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies by Hillary Morgan Ferrer and Nancy Pearcey
When: June 1 - July 20
Commitment: 2 chapters (30-40 pages) of simple and engaging reading each week
Description: "The greatest protection we can give our kids is to equip them to face the cultural lies head-on while remaining gracious, loving, and
winsome. It is not enough to simply tell them which ideas are raised against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5). We must train them to understand why those ideas are flawed. We want to train them to use their critical thinking skills during every lecture, every movie, every song, and - yes - even every sermon!" (MBA p. 17)
"A Mama Bear is not necessarily a mom....(but) any woman who recognizes that the children in the body of Christ need guidance, role models, and solid answers to the tough questions about the faith." (MBA p. 39)
Contact person: Jessica Marsh ([email protected])
Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. -
What: Bible study - 1 Peter: Living Well on the Way Home
When: June 2 - July 7
Commitment: 1 short lesson per week that you may study on your own and will discuss together as a group
Description: “Discover how to live on the way home to your glorious inheritance—with joy and hope in the face of hardships.”
Contact person: Kimberly Todd ([email protected])
Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. -
When: June 3 - July 29
Commitment: Approximately 40 pages of reading per week
Description: “Life's inconveniences, disappointments, and trials can leave us confused, cynical, and eventually bitter. But the apostle Paul traces out
the path of dying and rising with Jesus—what Paul Miller calls the “J-Curve”—as the normal Christian life. The J-Curve maps the ups and downs of daily life onto the story of Jesus. It grounds our journeys not in some abstract idea but in union with Christ and his work of love. Understanding our lives in light of the J-Curve roots our hope, centers our love, and tethers our faith to Christ.”
Contact person: Lizzie Adams ([email protected])
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. -
What: Bible study by Jen Wilkin through the book of James every other week with meetings for biblically-directed prayer on alternate weeks
When: June 4 - October 22
Commitment: 20 minute study at home 5-6 times and personal viewing of 50-minute teaching video between alternate-week meetings
Description: “This study is intended to give you a working knowledge of the book of James and can be used alone or in a group setting.” ~Jen
Contact person: Karen McGhan ([email protected])