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.
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
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!
Posted by bbullis on April 10, 2015
Dear CrossRoads Family,