Dear CrossPointe,

I’m looking forward to returning to Genesis this Sunday with a look at the story of Joseph resisting the advances of Potiphar’s wife (Genesis 39). In short, the example Joseph sets for us in this chapter is incredibly important to consider. We live in a world full of counterfeit carnal pleasures that seek to drag us into destruction, and we need to arm ourselves with help from God's Word.

I’m praying that this chapter will be decisive and empowering in our fight against sin, especially for men. This is not to say that women do not also fight sexual temptation, but I believe the responsibility is more heavily on men to lead in this area.

Once again, as we’ve mentioned a few times recently, the content of this chapter and sermon may not be suitable for young children. So, if you usually have your elementary-aged kids in the service, you may want to check them into children’s ministry this Sunday.

For His glory and our joy,


Empty Youth/Kids’ Church Rooms (Sunday, 4 p.m.) || Come help clear out these rooms before construction begins!

Starting Pointe Membership Class (April 17–19) || This class has three sessions: Gospel (Fri., 6:30–9 p.m.), Community (Sat., 9 a.m.–noon), and Mission (Sun., 6–7:30 p.m.). Childcare is provided. RSVP to Robert Ward.

Men’s Lunch (April 14, noon) || Meet in Classroom A as we study spiritual disciplines together over lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A). RSVP by e-mailing Springer Cain!

Men’s Systematic Theology (Tues., 7 a.m., April 14–May 19) || Meet in Classroom A as we work through Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology. Topics will focus on the doctrines of man, the person and work of Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Contact Brad Evangelista to sign up.

Lunch on the Grounds (April 19) || Let’s celebrate CrossPointe’s 10th anniversary and all God has done for us! Meals (catered by Huckleberry’s) will cost $5/person, not to exceed $20/family. RSVP to Nicole Carey.

How to Study the Bible (Thurs., 9:30–11 a.m., April 2–May 14) || Learn how to study the Bible together with other women. Childcare will be provided. To sign up, contact Amy Ward or Hunter Beless.

Meet & Greet (Sunday) || Get to know the pastors and Community Group leaders in the foyer immediately after worship. There will be light refreshments!