CR Weekly News- 9.16.2021
on September 16th, 2021
Good morning church,Last week we saw a surprise in the verses we covered from the Sermon on the Mount. This week, we see a pattern in Matthew 6:1-18. Jesus is teaching on three acts every Christian should be practicing - giving, praying, and fasting. We know this because He starts each section with "When you..." The pattern we can see as He covers each of these is He contrasts what we should do wi...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 9.9.2021
on September 9th, 2021
Good morning church,How do you feel about surprises? Sometimes there is nothing better, sometimes they can take us right out of our comfort zones. I found the surprise in Matthew 5:33-48, to be in verse 37, "Just say a simple, 'Yes, I will,' or 'No, I won't.' Anything beyond this is from the evil one."  If you have to convince another person that you mean what you say, I'd argue your past word has...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 9.2.2021
on September 2nd, 2021
Dear Crossroads,As we continued our study of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tackled the heavy subjects of adultery and divorce. He used powerful language such as, "If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away" to illustrate how seriously we should address the sins in our lives that often lead to adultery and divorce. Lust leads to adultery; so, Christians should take the thou...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 8.26.2021
on August 26th, 2021
Good Morning,God has blessed Crossroads with so many students - and this past Sunday we celebrated a “Student Takeover”! What a joy it was to have several of them lead us in our worship of the Lord and to hear how they have been learning to give of their time, talent and treasure. We were able to pray for them as a church family as they started their first week of classes. Would you join me in con...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 8.19.2021
on August 19th, 2021
Happy Thursday,I wasn't exactly sure how "No Show" Sunday was going to go but as I reflect on the morning I have been thanking God for several things - We have a great place to Gather each week where we can all know people and be known. I had to stop individuals from serving others (some couldn't resist holding a door open or setting up a chair). We had several individuals sign up on a volunteer t...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 8.12.2021
on August 12th, 2021
Good evening,As Jesus sat with his disciples on the mountain he wanted them to understand what His coming had to do with the Law. “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose." (Matt 5:17) So, what did He mean by "accomplish"? The word accomplish comes from Greek plēroō (Play-Ra-O) which mea...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 8.5.2021
on August 5th, 2021
Happy Thursday Church,The “Sermon on the Mount” is found in Matthew 5-7. This sermon is compared/contrasted to the sermon given by Moses in the Old Testament. Both took place on a mountain, but Jesus contrasts some erroneous views people held of God’s law. The Mosaic Law was very specific. It not only identified what sin is, but it provided a sense of national identity to the Nation of Israel. Jes...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 7.29.2021
on July 29th, 2021
Good Morning Church,Sunday we walked through the parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. We saw similarities - both the wheat and the weeds share the experience of being planted and both the wheat and the weeds grew up together. But it is the difference that I'd like you to key in on - the wheat is planted by Jesus and the weeds are planted by the enemy. And, at the harvest, the weeds will be sorted o...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 7.8.2021
on July 8th, 2021
Good Morning Church,What a joy it was to preach on July 4th as Pastor Matt got some rest and relaxation with his family down South! In keeping with the theme of freedom, I chose to spend our time in Daniel 1 - where we saw God’s unlimited freedom (think sovereignty!) to work in good and bad circumstances as our greatest hope. We saw that God has been, and always will be, in control of world events...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 7.1.2021
on July 1st, 2021
Good Morning Church,What keys do you hold in your pocket? If your like me, you have have several on one key ring - to an office, a car, your home. A key gives you access to something much bigger. Jesus tells Peter in Matthew 13:19, "And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven." As a follower of Jesus (a disciple), we need to remember our gospel responsibility. What we do here on this ear...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 6.17.2021
on June 17th, 2021
Good morning,It was a great pleasure to be able to step in for Pastor Matt on Sunday as he and Michele spent time away together. Especially because I was able to share a little bit about one of my favorite people, my granddaughter, Kara. At the age of two, she is such a sponge! She loves to mimic her mom and dad. No one had to teach her to do that. She innately began to copy their behaviors. We al...  Read More
CR Weekly News- 6.10.2021
on June 10th, 2021
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