Welcome Who We Are What To Expect When Visiting Our Pastor
I am grateful to the Lord that He led you to us!!
Please take a few minutes to look around and discover how we are puruing Christ and being transformed as members of the Bride of Jesus Christ.
Please make plans to join us this Sunday at 10:00 AM.
Pastor Paul Simpson
Who We Are
- We are mostly 30's - 50's year old couples and singles.
- We are several empty-nesters and a few families.
- We are not legalists and we are not condemning.
- We do our best to follow Jesus' commands and love everyone around us.
- We sure won't condemn you for having a glass of wine with dinner!
Enriching One Another Thru Love
"I give you a new commandment: love one another." John 13:35
- We really, really, really want to love one another as Jesus commanded us to.
- None of us are perfect, but we know where forgiveness is found - in Jesus.
- We want to express that same love and concern to one another.
Advancing Greater Fellowship with Christ
"We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ." Colossians 1:28
- Making Jesus kingdom and His righteous #1 is our main thing.
Igniting Strong and God-Honoring Marriages
“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deuteronomy 6:4
- Whether your kids are teens or you're a newlyweds, empty-nesters, or newly remarried, we want you to honor the Lord Jesus.
- Our homes are the back bone of our society.
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- Our worship of Jesus is simple and casual.
- We are regular people who found we can be honest with one another.
- We are a family helping and protecting each other.
- Food will always have a major role in our times together.
- We will actively seek to meet the needs of our community.
- Meeting needs helps build a bridge for the gospel, which Jesus commands us to share.
- As Americans we love our country and we deeply appreciate our military, fire and police personnel.
- Dad and mom are responsible for their children's transformation.
- Family relations, not programs run by professional church staff, will nurture God-fearing children and grandchildren.
- The fathers and men set the pace for the pursuit of Jesus.
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What to expect
Where are you located?
11987 FM 1392, Terrell, TX 75160
What should I expect at Crosspoint?
...Sunday service to begin at 10:00 AM.
...a wonderful little red brick building to come into view as you enter our parking lot.
...open parking immediately in front of the drive thru and/or to the left of the building.
...to be received at the door by one of our faithful members.
...to be able to meet the Pastor and our wonderful church members immediately upon entering our building.
...an environment where all ages are welcome to worship. We encourage families to sit together during the worship service.
...a comfortable auditorium where you will find coffee available and a seat to enjoy before the worship service begins.
...worship songs (new and old) on an overhead screen led by a praise band.
...Pastor Paul to guide you through the Scriptures so that you can better love your Creator and Savior.
How do I dress?
Come in jeans and a tee, or if you prefer, come in a dress or suit. You will find a variety of styles and all are welcome.
Should I bring a Bible?
Yes. Pastor Paul preaches from the New American Standard and/or the Holman Christian Standard. Sometimes he will use a slide show presentation and/or handouts to enhance his sermon. But, bringing your Bible and following along will make you more knowledgable of God's Word for the destruction of fortresses set up in your heart and mind against God and His will.
What about my children?
We love children, but are unable to host a nursery during our worship service. We love kids and welcome them. Again, we want the whole family to worship together. If you fear your child may be a distraction feel free to get up and move around the auditorium with your child or take them into the foyer, but we hope you will see the value of teaching your children to sit reverently during the worship service. We are all parents and know that this is no easy feat, but is possible.
Do you have Sunday School?
No, we do not have a Sunday School hour. Once the new year gets rolling again we will start our small group (LIFE) that meets on Wednesday night (7 PM). LIFE is an acronym: Living for Jesus and Others, Interactive Bible study, Encouragement, Fellowship.
I like Crosspoint, how do I join?
One, indicate this on our Communication Card and place in the offering basket. Two, simply approach Pastor Paul and inform him of your desire. You must be born again, baptized, and attend our "Membership Matters" class to be a full-fledged member.
Why don't you have an altar call?
Pastor Paul always ends the sermon with a plea for the lost to repent and receive Christ as Savior and Lord. If you are saved during one of the services, this will become clear to you as the Spirit of Jesus takes up residence in your life. When you become aware of this do let Pastor Paul know. He is there to assist you in your spiritual pilgrimage. The Bible teaches that baptism is the outward sign of your conversion, not walking down an aisle.
What is baptism?
It is a public declaration of your salvation. We do not baptize infants, but we do baptize anyone who publicly proclaims Christ as Savior and their life declares this change through the fruit of repentance and sanctification. As needed we fill the baptistry and immerse those who have come to saving faith.
What does Crosspoint believe?
We adhere to The New Hampshire Confession (One of Baptists oldest confessions). From the New Hampshire we have our modern day Baptist Faith and Message. We adhere to it too, of course.
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Pastor Paul is a Refomed Baptist. That means that he teaches from a theology of the five solas - salvation is by faith alone, through grace alone, in Christ alone, based on the Scriptures alone, and for the glory of God alone. He is a Calvinist, but he also enjoys street preaching, yes the two are compatible. The gospel is based on a Lordship Salvation. This means he preaches Jesus-saves-us-by-calling-us-and-justifying-us, not we walk an aisle, say a prayer, and write the date in our Bible. He also does not believe in a historical dispensational eschatology (he doesn't preach rapture-left-behind sermons).
Pastor Paul and his wife Tricia came to Crosspoint on February 3rd, 2008. He served as a Youth/Associate Pastor for eleven years before coming to Crosspoint. Paul and Tricia were married on November 11th, 1995. They have three wonderful boys: Ian, Keagan, and Collin.
Paul currently serves Crosspoint bi-vocationally. His tent making work involves teaching high school english at A+ Academy in Dallas. Tricia is the director of the First Baptist Wills Point Learning Center and has her own business selling jewelry through an unbelievable company called Premier Designs. She is also a radical Wills Point Band Mom!!!
Paul is a native Floridian while Tricia hails from Rhode Island. How did they meet? At college, their alma mater: Palm Beach Atlantic College (now University). Paul graduated with a BA in Business while Tricia graduated with a MRS in marriage, ere...uh, a BS in Marketing. Immediately after their honeymoon they moved to Texas where Paul began work on his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Paul loves to read, especially the Puritans, watch an intriguing movie, eat a fantastic cheeseburger and see new places.
Tricia loves to cook, play with jewelry, and drink Starbucks coffee with a dear friend.
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