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2601 24th Ave SE
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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.

Follow: Traveling Essentials Pt. 2

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Follow: Traveling Essentials Pt. 2

Mike Butler

Following Jesus is a difficult task. We need to ask ourselves questions like: “what do I need to follow Him?” “How do I prepare myself?” “What does it look like?” “How will it involve others?” Following Jesus means calls us to accept that God has laid it out and we can trust Him as we follow. It means that along the way, we will be changed from just traveler to an explorer. Following Jesus means that we willing to accept his plan for our lives and for others. Over the next several weeks, Pastor Butler will lead us on a journey through a popular section of scripture known as the “Sermon on the Mount”. Spoken to His disciples, this “sermon” speaks to all followers of Jesus about what Jesus expects us to do as we Follow him along the path set before us. Join us Sundays at 9 and 10:30am at CrossPointe. For more information please visit www.crosspointe.tv or call us at 405 329-0823.

Matthew 5:7-11, NIV 2011 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Treat others as you’d have God treat you.

If our hearts are undivided, then we will see God.  

John 1:43-51, NIV 2011 43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.” 48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.” 50 Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.”

When we make room at the table for others, God makes room for us at His.

We have a vision problem, we see the world upside-down.

NT. Wright“...This is an upside-down world, or perhaps a right-way-up world; and Jesus is saying that with his work It’s starting to come true. This is an announcement, not a philosophical analysis of the world. It’s about something That’s starting to happen, not about a general truth of life. It is gospel: good news, not good advice.”

Matthew 22:1-14, NIV 2011 “22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. 4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’ 5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless. 13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Bonhoeffer, Cost of Discipleship. “Having reached the end of the beatitudes, we naturally ask if there is any place on this earth for the community which they describe. Clearly, there is one place, and only one, and that is where the poorest, meekest, and most sorely tried of all men is to be found—on the cross at Golgotha. The fellowship of the beatitudes is the fellowship of the Crucified. With him it has lost all, and with him it has found all. From the cross there comes the call “blessed, blessed.”

The “Follow” challenge

  1. Read the Gospel of Matthew (Sept-Oct)

  2. Pick up two books:  

    • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    • Radical Disciple by John Stott

  3. Join us Wednesday night 6:30pm in Room 200 to continue the discussion