Welcome to GracePoint Church, where we are committed to helping others take their next steps toward knowing and serving a holy God of grace and truth.
Recently I built a folding workbench on the wall of my small backyard shed. It required a very specific type of hinge to support the weight and function of that project. What type of “hinge” would it require to swing open a door of hope into the darkness of humanity’s history of sin? Surprisingly, there is such a “hinge” but that special type of “hinge” only required two pieces of wood nailed together to form a cross upon which one innocent man would die for the sin of the world – Jesus the Christ.
Author Max Lucado describes that hinge this way... “The cross of Jesus is a hinge of all history. Its tragedy summons all sufferers. Its absurdity attracts all cynics. Its hope lures all searchers. History has both idolized and despised the cross, gold-plated and burned it, worn and trashed it. History has done everything but ignore it. Suspended on its beams is the greatest claim in history. A crucified carpenter named Jesus, claiming to be God on earth. Divine. Eternal. The death-slayer. The truth of this claim is sobering; either we accept it as the hinge of all history and hope of eternity or we reject it as history’s greatest hoax.”
We at GracePoint declare the truth of the cross to be the hinge of eternal hope. Have you opened the door with faith and belief? This foundational truth should keep us taking our next steps toward knowing and serving God this next week.
From a Shepherd’s Heart,
Pastor Perry Kallis