"Let Me Level with You"

Posted by bbullis on August 13, 2015

As we continue our Sunday morning study of 1 Peter, "Aligning Our Lives with God's Word," it's obvious how practical the Word of God can be!  Last week the emphasis was on submitting to authority (1 Peter 2:13-17), namely the leaders in our government, at all levels.  This can be quite a challenge given the current trends in our federal government, which seems slanted to being unfair to Christ-followers.  But the Word is clear, and we need to remember that in Peter's day they were living under the brutality of the emperor Nero!


Some people may feel justified to say, "Submitting to an unrighteous authority is just not right."  Well, that really is up to God, who oversees all who are in control.  For the sake of Jesus Christ and our witness to Him, we're to abide by the law.  If a law goes against God's law, then for sure we're to obey God (Acts 5:29), but for the most part our response is to be with submission and prayer, and living godly lives.  


This coming Sunday we'll be looking at Peter's command to submit to our "masters," which to some equates to "bosses" in our current world.


Mid-Summer Movie Night, July 26th!

Posted by bbullis on July 21, 2015

This Sunday night, July 26th is our Mid-Summer movie night on the church property!  We’re slated to begin “as soon as it’s dark enough,” which we’re hoping to be around 8:30 p.m.  IN CASE OF RAIN, we’ll be meeting at C. Milton Wright and showing the movie indoors!

 

Here’s a summary of the movie:

 

When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in tangible ways that only God could orchestrate. The film will challenge viewers to answer the question we will all face in our lifetime: Do You Believe?

 

From the creators of the hit movie God's Not Dead comes Do You Believe? – a challenge for people to examine what they know to be true, and then live out their faith by sharing the life-changing message of the cross with those who don't believe. Yet.

 

I hope you’ll make plans to attend…and invite your friends.  The cost is free, which includes popcorn and drinks! Be sure to bring a lawn chair and/or blanket!

 

 


CrossRoads 2015 Vacation Bible School

Posted by bbullis on June 19, 2015

If you still have kids in school, you realize what a great day this is for them  - THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  That means a few weeks of summer vacation for them, and probably an increase in stress levels for you as you adjust to the new schedule.  Hopefully you'll be able to take some time off to recharge and regroup as well.


Part of our summer schedule at CrossRoads is our week of VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, which will be held Monday - Thursday, June 22nd-25th, from 6-8:15 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Church.  This is our first VBS to be held in the evening, and we're looking forward to a great study called "Thailand Trek."  We'll be learning about God's love for the world through this "cross culture" study which I'm sure will be a blast for the kids.
 
So, please pray that we will see some young folks come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and that everyone who attends (even the workers) will have their faith in Christ strengthened!

Next, if you have children in grades K-6, please sign them up on our web site:  www.crossroadsmd.org.  

Finally, invite some friends to come!!! 

If you have any questions, please call or send me an email.  

I was just talking with an elderly man the other day about a Bible truth, and he responded, "Yes, I learned that in Vacation Bible School."  What a great responsibility we have to teach our children God's Word, which as we know from our study of 1 Peter, "endures forever." (1 Peter 1: 25).

See you Sunday!

Bob


CrossRoads Connecting / Baptism Service

Posted by bbullis on June 12, 2015

Dear CrossRoads Family,

 Just a quick reminder that our CrossRoads Connecting / Baptism Service is happening this Sunday evening (June 14th), from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Bel Air Athletic Club!

 This is such a great time to come together as a church family and a great opportunity to invite friends to get to know us!

 

 We’ll be having a pot-luck dinner, so according to the first letter of your last name, please bring:

                        A-D  Main Dish

                        E-N  Side Dish

                        O-Z  Dessert


Also, we’ll have the use of the whole Athletic Club (everything but the weight room and exercise area), so bring your swimming and sports gear and be ready to have some fun!

 

Most importantly, we’ll be having a Baptism Service at 7:30, so please be praying for those folks showing their commitment to Jesus Christ by being baptized.  If you want to be baptized, please contact me (just respond to this email) as soon as possible.  For those of you saying “I’m not ready,” let me say that if you have trusted Jesus to be your Savior and Lord, you believe He is God’s Son and died for your sin and rose again to heaven to prepare a place for you, and you want to live for Him and love Him forever – You are ready for baptism!  Don't let this opportunity to obey Him pass you by!

And of course Sunday morning at C. Milton Wright we’ll be continuing our series, “P.S. – Peter Speaks to the Early Church.”  You’ll want to be there!

See you Sunday!

 

Pastor Bob


A Portrait of CrossRoads

Posted by bbullis on April 10, 2015

Dear CrossRoads Family,


I just saw on Facebook that it is National Siblings Day, so I thank God for you as my brothers and sisters in Christ.  What a wonderful family He has given us!  ("I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,…", Philippians 1:3).

Last Sunday's Easter celebration was a tremendous blessing, both at the sunrise service on the property and at C. Milton Wright for our regular service.  Thanks to the many folks who worked so hard to make the entire day a success…in particular to John Donaldson and Kurt Koch for building the tomb! 

The "Portraits of the Passion" monologues were also wonderful as we took an "eyewitness" look at the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus!  Thanks to Jonathan Snow (Peter), Jill Ball (the woman anointing Jesus' feet), Bonnie Anderson (the woman who confronted Peter), Dave Reiher (Pilate), Jim Nelson (Barabbas),  Regina Ray (Dinah, a witness in the crowd on Palm Sunday), Jeff Akers (Joseph of Arimathea), Robert Bupp (the Roman centurion at the cross), and Ginnie Bullis (Mary Magdalene).  Hopefully we'll have a DVD out soon featuring all of these, and I'm sure there will be more dramas coming in the future!

And speaking of the future, this Sunday I'll be sharing about our journey "From Breakthrough to Building,"  and how God is growing us and leading us toward getting our own facility!

PLEASE NOTE:  
Vacation Bible School will soon be upon us - June 22nd -25th.  This year will be different as it will be held IN THE EVENING, from 6-8:15 p.m.  We still need workers, so if you can help out, please contact Ginnie Bullis, ginnie.bullis(at)gmail.com.
Our Mustard Seeds and Mountains mission trip to West Virginia is also that week, June 21st -26th.  We need to hear from folks who are interested in going, so please contact Jim Bloom, wvujim1978(at)gmail.com as soon as possible!
 
Finally, as I've been looking over all that God has done at CrossRoads over the years, I was thinking what our own "Portrait" looks like.  
You can help me paint that picture by finishing this sentence: "This is what CrossRoads means to me:…" ?  I'd love to hear your response, so please take a minute and reply to this email with your thoughts.  Thanks!

See you Sunday!

Bob