Jesus had a special way of using everyday language to connect with everyday people—How did he do it? Stories. In fact, approximately one third of the words of Jesus found in the Gospels are stories. These stories are called parables. Parables are simply, simple stories used by Jesus to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. More than that, they are God’s way of communicating to us what His Kingdom is like and how we can be a part of it. If you’ve ever thought the Bible can be confusing at times, join us as we look at how Jesus simplifies truth through small stories that carry big impact.
The issue of homosexuality and same-sex marriage is a huge hot button issue in our culture and the church today. For too long, Christians have hurt the name of Christ and have damaged their witness to the world by the way they have handle this issue. In fact, one of the greatest tragedies in the church today is not knowing exactly what God thinks about some of the most significant cultural issues of our time. So, if you’ve ever wondered what God has to say about homosexuality, same sex marriage, and how we can convey a message of grace and truth to the people we care about, then you will not want to miss this incredibly important series. As followers of Jesus, we need to be able to show compassion without compromise!
There is a reoccurring word pattern in the New Testament that takes place 36 times. What is it you ask? It’s the words…One Another. Over and over again we are told to love one another, encourage one another, be devoted to one another, serve one another, etc—I.E. we are told to put into action how we are to treat one another. So we invite you to join us for this special message series as we learn how to better put into practice the words of Jesus when he tells us to “do to one another what you would like done to you”.
On the Farm…things grow—animals, plants, flowers, food, and yes, even weeds grow. God also wants followers of Christ to grow—in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control…also known as the fruit of the Spirit. Yet, too often it’s those pesky weeds that choke the life out of us and threaten to destroy the all-important fruit God desires to cultivate within us. Join us on the farm as we take time to learn how to cultivate the fruit that God desires for each and every believer.
On Sunday, June 28 2015 we focused on the Great Commission! At each of our locations we received a special offering to help support our International Workers in Bosnia, Mark and Kathy Eikost. A total of $2,820.70 was raised to go towards funding a film festival outreach which will build bridges in their community to share the Gospel. Thank you so much to those who gave to this great cause. You are helping spread the Gospel in the whole world as Jesus taught us to do.
Matthew 24:14, where Jesus says to his disciples, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
I AM—The all-encompassing, all-powerful name that God gives himself in the Old Testament is embodied through Jesus in the New Testament. Jesus said statements like, “I AM the Resurrection, I AM the Bread of Life, I AM the Good Shepherd, and I AM the Light of the World.” Not only were these names that Jesus called himself, but they were ways in which He wanted us to know Him and relate to Him. Come join us for this 4 week series as we marvel at some of the names of Jesus and find out what they mean for our lives today!
Last words are important. In many ways they define a person and the legacy they leave behind. In Jesus’ last words we find themes like substitution, forgiveness, assurance, deliverance, redemption, grace, mercy and victory…such powerful words that have the ability to change your life forever.
CrossTown DNA is our church’s set of core values. It sets the tone and trajectory for everything we do. IF the vision, to lead people to DISCOVER, DEVELOP, and DISPLAY full devotion to Jesus Christ is the compass, THEN our DNA, is the map that gives us direction on how to accomplish our vision.
Jesus’ last words to His disciples had to do with spreading the Gospel at home, in their area, and to the whole world. 2,000 years later we are still on this same mission experiencing the ripples from that event. We as Christians are called to make disciples who make disciples. Join us the next three weeks at CrossTown as we explore the importance of our personal, local and global mission.