Ok, I admit it. The blog has not had the highest priority placed on it over the last several months. Life gets crazy sometimes, and much of the focus at the church has been placed on our discipleship book and coinciding devotions. Speaking of the devotions, you can subscribe to those here. So, why bring back the blog?
People actually want to grow.
Recently our church has undergone a massive effort to see our entire congregation discipled. We are trying to accomplish this through a book with thirteen basic lessons and five days of corresponding daily devotions. The response to this effort has been incredible. During the last couple weeks, the Lord has taught me something. There are actually people who want to grow in their faith! Church members, young and old, have talked about how the curriculum has helped them learn and even recall some simple Christian principles. The blog is back simply because we want to help you grow as much as we can. I understand that there are many other blogs that are more well-written and have better content. We are not seeking to compete, but we do desire to be one more voice that encourages you in your walk with God. Peter wrote in 2 Peter 3:18:
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
What’s unique about this passage is that verse eighteen is actually an alternative to verse seventeen. Peter says at the end of verse seventeen, “Beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.” This blog is intended to be something that is an alternative to the constant distractions of the world. It is intended to be a place of growth for the young adult who seeks something different than the culture’s counterfeits. If one young adult grows a little bit from the text on this screen, this relaunch has fulfilled its purpose.
People actually want help.
Maybe I’m wrong in this, but I don’t think so. We all have things in our lives whether private or public that we want help with. Sometimes our pride will not allow us to get help or talk to someone, but we are constantly searching for help in some area. For young adults, you need dating advice, financial advice, or sometimes you just need encouraged that you will make it out of college or that you will find a spouse. Whatever the case may be, we face times in our lives where we are searching for that little extra push to keep going. It is because of this that you won’t find anything controversial on the blog. You won’t find anything that pokes fun or points fingers at someone who does something differently. You’ll just find consistent and Biblical help for young adults. I hope it’s a blessing to you.
People actually want to share.
Now, I am not talking about sharing like a preschooler is taught to share. We all know that we actually don’t like to share our stuff. Deep within the heart of every Christian is a desire to share. Sometimes that fire has been quenched or doused. Sometimes this fire just needs to be reignited. If a post was a help to you, send the link to someone. Maybe encourage a friend or co-worker to subscribe. My prayer is that this would be one more avenue to spark a fire in young adults to love others. My prayer is that this would make it into the hands of someone who isn’t saved or someone who has gotten out of church. Who knows- it may even be something you can use to get someone to come to class with you! Do I think a massive spiritual awakening can be caused by a blog? No way! But I do think there can be a verse or thought that encourages someone to grow a little more and get closer to God.
So as we bring back the blog, here’s what I need you to do:
Commit to growth. There are too many Christians who have lost their desire to grow. I don’t know that our faith can endure a generation who decides to remain stagnant.
Commit to help and get help. If you know someone who is hurting or needs help, be the Christian who reaches out and helps them. If there is something in your life that has been a roadblock from getting you to Christ, get help and determine to draw closer to God. If there’s something me or my wife can do to help, let us know. We would love to help anyway we can.
Lastly, commit to share. This blog is not a Gospel tract. It doesn’t replace the command of the Great Commission to “Go,” but it is just another supplement you can use as you seek to share your faith, share your church, and share CrossPoint with others.
Thanks for your help in bringing back the blog. Make sure to help us out by subscribing to the blog by going here.