Romans 8:26–27, “The Spirit Helps Us Pray”

Dear CrossPointe,

Last week’s text was both encouraging and sobering—encouraging because we can be sure that God’s suffering children have an incomparably glorious future, but also sobering because we are in the middle of dealing with the reality of suffering in this life.

So, our future is certain, but what about now? What help is there for us in the present? Has God left us to fend for ourselves until that Day? No! Our text this week, Romans 8:26–27, gives us the beautiful promise that the Spirit helps us pray and intercedes for us, even though we are weak and confused.

I’m really looking forward to working through this text with you. Take some time to read, meditate on, and memorize it before Sunday. We’ll also take the Lord’s Supper as a church family this Sunday. I encourage you to prepare your hearts as we come to the table.

Grace and peace,


“One Another” Member Meeting (Sunday, 6–7:30 p.m.) || Every other month, CrossPointe’s members gather to discuss matters pertinent to the life of the church. Non-members are welcome to attend, and childcare is provided.

Men’s Study: Bible Overview (Tuesdays, Starting Nov. 4) || Become more familiar with the big picture of the Bible over the course of six weeks. Brad Evangelista will teach the class on Tuesdays at two different times—7–8 a.m. or 12–1 p.m.—whichever one you can attend. Contact Brad to sign up!

Midweek Fellowship (Nov. 5) || Dinner starts at 5:45 p.m., followed by teaching on different cults and religions at 6:30 p.m. This week, Will Hawk will engage religious pluralism. Meals cost $5, and childcare is also provided. RSVP to Nicole Carey or complete the Connection Card to sign up!

Veteran’s Day Picnic (Nov. 11, 11 a.m.) || Join CrossPointe at Flat Rock Park for fellowship over a picnic lunch. Please bring a side to share and any yard-games or lawn-chairs you have! RSVP to Nicole Carey.

Operation Christmas Child Boxes Due Nov. 16 || Help spread the Gospel by packing a shoebox with gifts for children in need. Just visit the table in the foyer or contact Angi Riley (706-580-8506; for info!

Ladies’ Lunch (Nov. 18, noon) || Join the women of CrossPointe every month on the third Tuesday for lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A) and teaching. Childcare begins at 10 a.m. RSVP to Nicole Carey!

No Kids’ Church (Nov. 30) || There will not be any activities for elementary school-aged children on Sunday, Nov. 30, so that families can worship together!