CR Weekly News- 4.15.21
on April 15th, 2021
Happy Thursday!The series "Different" is based on the verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”So what's different? In Christ you are different. Not because of your knowledge, discipline, devotion, or obedience but because God now lives within you. Sunday, we looked specifically at how...
CR Weekly News- 4.8.2021
on April 9th, 2021
Good Morning,We are glad so many joined us in person and online to celebrate our Resurrected Lord on Easter morning. Matthew records in chapter 28, verse 5 and 6, "Then the angel spoke to the women, "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn't here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen." You can put your faith in Jesus - He is trustw...
CR Weekly News- 4.1.2021
on April 1st, 2021
Good Afternoon Church,My prayer for each of you this week is that in the midst of planning family gatherings, meals, and what to put in the baskets that you will make time for Jesus. As we remember His death on the cross on Friday and His resurrection from the grave on Sunday- He is worthy of all praise!You may or may not be a fan of the Easter Bunny but please don't have that mindset towards Jesu...
CR Weekly News- 3.25.2021
on March 25th, 2021
Good Morning Church,As I think about that greeting - some may thinking that you can't address "church" because it is a place but the church is not a building. It is made up of God’s people. This past Sunday was a blessing to have several families commit to teaching their children about Jesus. We also had a brief report after service sharing what God did in 2020 through CrossRoads and where we are ...
CR Weekly News- 3.18.2021
on March 18th, 2021
Good afternoon!That will be that last snow, right? I'm ready for spring. The good news is regardless of the weather, we can continue to meet each week and open God's Word. This week in Galatians Paul challenges his readers to examine their hearts and answer the question, "What do I place my identity in?"A Christian's identity is in Jesus. Anything that we give our identity to other than Jesus is a...
CR Weekly News- 3.11.2021
on March 18th, 2021
"Don't make Christianity complicated. It's just Jesus."Happy Thursday Church!Thanks for joining us on Sunday as we dug deeper into the book of Galatians. I don't know about you, but when I feel something in my life is getting overly complicated, it makes me a little crazy. There's a huge relief when the unnecessary and often-times petty things get stripped away and the important pieces remain. I ...
CR Weekly News- 3.4.2021
on March 4th, 2021
Happy Thursday Church!My heart is full and I hope yours is too. We had the blessing of baptizing TEN people on Sunday. God is so good and kind to allow us to take part in his kingdom work - even in the middle of a pandemic! Thank you for being faithful to continue setting up on Sunday mornings, coming early to help with tech and kids church, and for spending Wednesday nights at CSC. Being able to ...
CR Weekly News- 2.25.2021
on February 25th, 2021
Happy Thursday Church!Paul opens the third chapter in Galatians by asking some tough questions and calling the Galatians foolish. Paul is correcting a poor understanding of how God saves - following the law had become their primary focus, but salvation has always been about faith. The Law identified what sin is (Rom 3:20). Paul calls it the “curse of the law” (Gal 3:13) because once we are aware o...
CR Weekly News- 2.18.2021
on February 18th, 2021
Good morning!As you read Galatians 2, what surprised you? Is it that Paul had to rebuke Peter for hypocrisy? Peter is called the rock upon which Jesus will be his church but can't you relate to his situation? It is easy to take a stand for Jesus at church but once we are back to work, with family members, or friends who have different beliefs will we be ok with Jesus +? Saying "yes" to God means s...
CR Weekly News- 2.11.2021
on February 11th, 2021
Greetings Church!What a start to February! Someone from Georgia could be shocked that this cold weather doesn't keep Iowans from pursuing Jesus. Our community groups are off and running with over a dozen meeting throughout the week! This February we are having our first ever indoor Baptism at the PCC at the end of the month. As we study Galatians, we learn pretty quickly that Paul was shocked by t...
CR Weekly News- 2.4.2021
on February 4th, 2021
Greetings Church!Last week we learned that the early church was motivated by the power of God. As we continued to look at Acts 2, we saw that the results were quite remarkable. The early church had a radical spirit of community, alignment, joy, and generosity. They were committed to both public worship and smaller group worship in their homes. They had a singleness of purpose in all that they did....
CR Weekly News- 1.29.2021
on February 3rd, 2021
Greetings Church! We want you to own the vision for your life and we want to own the vision as a church. In order to do that, we must know what God's word says about it. What we see in Acts 2:42-43, is that the early church had devotion to teaching, fellowship, and food. Why did they devote themselves to these things? - because they were in "awe" of the power of God. When God's word is ...