Is it possible the Christmas story has become so familiar we no longer receive it for what it is .. God Himself, Son of the Most High, coming to earth. As we continue our Christmas series, Pastor Keith examines the story in afresh.
Pastor Jerry continues our Christmas series with the story of the wise men, kings from Persia, who followed the star to find and worship the baby who would be king of the Jews. How far might you travel to meet the one who would be king?
Immanuel. God with us. What an exciting time of year we're entering into. This is the first message in a Christmas series focusing on the names of Jesus. Will you find hope in His name this year?
We continue our series through the book of John with a message, "Jesus Predicts His Death."
If God has done a work in our lives, how can we not get excited about who He is and what He’s done? One lone leper demonstrated a heart filled with a profound thankfulness for the work Jesus did in healing him. Is your heart filled with the same exuberance for Jesus?
Self-centered, consumer driven Christianity is not what the Christian life is all about. Today, in John 12:20-26, we learn it’s about giving up our earthly life, denying self and sacrifice.
Mary’s extravagant act of love toward Jesus demonstrated that she was more concerned with her worship of Jesus than the customs of the day and the value of her possessions. Is there anything in your life that is not worth the extravagant love of Jesus?
We continue our walk through John chapter 12 today as Jesus enters Jerusalem.
Today, we welcome Kenneth Bae to Crossroads to share his story of imprisonment in North Korea and the incredible love God is showing for the North Korean people.
Where do you need encouragement most in your life? What worry has overtaken your life? Prayers are intended to allow God to take the burdens that are wearing us down and encourage us.
Jesus invites all of to the harvest. The harvest belongs to Jesus and he has called ALL of us to pray and get involved in the work. Think about those around you who still need to hear the Good News of the Gospel and commit to pray for and engage with them. A fruitful harvest depends on faithful prayer.
The power of unbelief versus belief. Would you just see a dead person come to life or would you see the glory of God? Today, we examine the impact of the miracle of Lazarus’ resurrection on those who witnessed it.
We come to Jesus’ resurrection of Lazarus. It’s clear that Jesus will call all back to life … will you be ready?
Martha needed to learn how to cast her burdens on Jesus. How about you?
Jesus walks with us through tough times. If you let Him, He is there with you and you will grow through it.
As we come to the end of our summer, we are launching into Fall activities for work, school and what seems like a thousand other things. Today, we're taking a little time to consecrate our work, school and our families to the Lord.
We are gifted and equipped to serve in the body of Christ. Today, Pastor Jerry finished up a short series on the importance of serving and using the gifts we have to invest in God's kingdom.
Surrender, Suffering & Sacrifice. These are the characteristics that mark a life following hard after Jesus. Todd examines this and more in our study of God’s word from Mark 8:34.
Ephesians 4:11-12 makes it clear that we have all been given gifts from God, but we're not always clear those gifts are given to serve God and others. Jack Doney, our Director of Worship, talks about the significance of this passage in three key parts: 1) equipping us inwardly to prepare and train 2) working outwardly for the good of ministry and 3) building upwardly, investing in God's Kingdom and others.
Jesus often delays but He is never late! Mary was upset that Jesus had delayed coming to Lazarus and he died. Jesus used this to demonstrate who He is through raising Lazarus from the dead but it was also an important lesson for Mary and for us, trust Jesus' timing!
Jesus continues with his encounter with the Pharisees as we come to the end of Chapter 10.
“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” As followers of Jesus, our eternal life is secure and that can never change!
Storms in our life bring us to a point of reliance on Jesus. It could have been easier for the disciples to have never jumped in the boat with Jesus only to find themselves amidst a storm on the water, but without that storm they would have not experienced Jesus and grown their faith. Don’t be afraid to go through storms but make sure you have Jesus there with you.
Jesus is the good shepherd who cares for and lays down his life for His sheep. Is he your shepherd?
A familiar voice. There is really nothing more powerful than the voices we allow to speak into our lives and to guide our thoughts and decisions. Who's voice is guiding your life? Our passage today reminds us that Jesus' followers hear His voice and as our good Shepherd, He is here to guide us day by day.
The blind beggar meets Jesus again and Jesus reveals who he truly is to him. As the beggar understands who Jesus is he responds by worshipping Him. The more we understand how much Jesus forgave us, the deeper our love for Him grows!
The Pharisees challenge the beggar whom Jesus healed from blindness, but he instead challenges them with his simple view of what happened to him.
The Pharisees face a dilemma when Jesus violates their man-made rules about the Sabbath and heals the sight of a blind man. The blind man's account of what happened is a simple truth they couldn't accept... "He applied clay to my eyes, I washed, and I see." The truth of Jesus Christ cannot be burdened down with our own expectations and rules - it is as simple as it seems.
What does it look like to continually hunger for God? Phil Peterson shares his story of finding joy amidst the trials of life. Matthew 28:16-20.
Why do we wrestle with hopelessness? Hope is such a critical dimension of a purposeful and joy-filled life. Kellan Peterson discusses three reasons we can feel hopeless and how Jesus addresses the underlying needs.