Posted by bbullis on September 30, 2015
Posted by bbullis on August 25, 2015
Jesus commands us to go and make disciples of all nations. CrossRoads takes that command seriously as we give 9% of our offerings to ministries beyond our doors and around the world (1% of our offerings go to benevolence needs). With those funds we support various ministries in various countries from Haiti to Thailand.
The Floyd family ministers to the Tarahumara people in northern Mexico, helping support the needs of the people and sharing the love of Christ. They will be sharing about their ministry on Sunday, Aug. 30th, in the morning service, with a church picnic to follow, so that we can get to spend some personal time with them.
Let’s show them our support and learn how we can better pray and support their work!
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.
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!
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.