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2601 24th Ave SE
Norman, OK 73071

405-329-0823

CrossPointe Church in Norman, OK is truly a church with a heart. With services, activities, and classes for adults, kids, students, and seniors, CrossPointe has a place for you. We offer three worship venues with three distinct styles of music.

Come Together: Family Life

Sermons

Come Together: Family Life

Mike Butler

Pastor Butler continues our series, Come Together this week with “Family Life”. Finding our place in God’s family as His children can be quite a challenge. However, He has promised us to make sure we know who we are in Him as we learn to live with one another. It’s about trust and wonder. Join us at CrossPointe on Sunday Mornings at 9 and 10:30. For more information, visit us at www.crosspointe.tv.

CrossPointe Mission:  We exist to shine our love for God, love for one another, and love for a broken world.

1 John 5:1-5, NIV 2011 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

To trust Jesus as the Savior, makes us God’s children.

Mark 12:28-30, NIV 2011 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ n There is no commandment greater than these.”

As God’s children, we have “Birthmarks”

  • Practice righteousness - 1 John 2:29

  • Do not practice sin - 1 John 3:9

  • Love other believers - 1 John 4:7

  • Overcome the world - 1 John 5:4

  • Keep ourselves from Satan - 1 John 5:18

As God’s children, we love our Father by loving each other.

William Barclay, “Christians by virtue of their rebirth are set within the family of God; and as they love the Father, so they must also love the children who are of that same family.”

As God’s children, we joyfully trust our Father and His standard.

True love for God is not about emotions, but about action!

Matthew 11:28-30, NIV 2011 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

What it doesn’t mean:

  1. God’s commands are simple to achieve, particularly Christian love.

  2. Living together as believers is an easy task.

What it does mean:

  1. God’s commands come with promises.

  2. Life together now is practice for later.

God’s commands come with promise

Matthew 28:16-20, NIV 2011 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

John 14:15-17, NIV 2011 15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth.

John 14:25-27, NIV 2011  25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Life together now is practice for later.

William Barclay, “If he did that, it means that he cared enough for us to take upon himself the limitations of humanity, which is the act of a love that is beyond human understanding. If God did that, it means that he shares in all the many different activities of human life and knows the many and varied trials and temptations and sorrows of this world.”

John Stott,  “Christian believers are God’s children, born from above. God’s children are loved by all who love God. Those who love God also keep his commands. They keep his commands because they overcome the world, and they overcome the world because they are Christian believers, born from above.”

Belief + Love + Obedience = Signs of God’s Family