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To Die is Gain

Recently I was talking to a friend about her husband’s health situation – how things were going at home and what they were expecting to do next.

Leading Like a King or Queen

From our earliest dreams as children, which are continually reinforced through movies and books down through the years since, we from time to time ponder what would it be like to be a king or queen as the case might be. What would I do? Where would my kingdom be? What threats or battles would I fight? How would the people view my leadership?...

The Stress of Buying Christmas Gifts

Maybe you’re like me, and you’ve discussed with your family the idea of not exchanging Christmas gifts this year because you end up spending money on frivolous things or mindlessly swapping gift cards. But soon the pressures of holiday traditions start to set in. Would I miss not opening presents on Christmas morning? Would I feel...

My American Dream

It is no secret that this country is on the cusp of a very important election. Accordingly, the two parties are positioning themselves to present the best case to the American people so that they can either remain in the White House or gain access to it. In sum, each of the candidates, which there are many at this juncture, are trying to, in so...

Breaking Down Barriers With Captions

Here at The Chapel we have a ministry that is devoted to reaching out to the culturally rich Deaf community with access to sign language interpreting services. Every Sunday at 9am at the CrossPoint Campus, there are 4 qualified sign language interpreters who provide English-ASL, ASL-English interpretation services. In conjunction with Sunday...

What A Year!

If you were to take the summation of this past year, what is one thing that you would take an opportunity to celebrate? To think back on it, there may be more than one, but the beauty of being able to look back on a year and see what God has done in your life is that it reminds us time and time again of His faithfulness. Maybe you were in a...

Planting a church in New York City

The story of one of our church partners, Renaissance Christian Church that was planted in Harlem, NY.

Why is Spiritual Discipline So Hard?

The gospel of Jesus Christ is not about what we can do to earn God’s favor, it is about what God has done in Jesus to reconcile us to Himself. But while this salvation is a gift of God, God does require that we participate with Him through faith resulting in obedience so that we can be conformed in His image. How do we do that? Here’s...

A Journey of Service

There’s lots of things that need prayer in our lives. Nearly everything really. God wants to be involved in both the big decisions and he’s with us through the little ones too. There is something that you don’t need to pray about though; serving. God wants you to serve. Our church has four outcomes that we believe are the measurable...

Faith and a Chinese Lantern

No one knows where or how the Holy Spirit (God's wind) blows but are we willing to be carried along softly by it such that we are in the right place at the right time? Where is God's gentle breeze carrying you today? Carrying us? Are we willing to fill the sky with a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God and be the light for the world to see?...

Am I In Danger Of Complacency?

Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular sights in the world. These waterfalls have more water flowing over them than any other around the globe. As water falls over 165 feet to the river below, it is a showing of power, beauty, and unique creation. The natural wonder draws visitors from all corners of the earth each and every year. Many of...

Reading Through The Bible

Maybe you've been there: you start on January 1st with a Bible reading plan, and you're committed to making it through the year spending daily time with God in His Word. But, along, with the rest of your resolutions, you fizzle out around February 9th and think, "I'll try again next year!" That means 10.5 months of sporadic, purposeless,...