NEW LIFE IN CHRIST https://youtu.be/iMuQLePJTXk

 

Welcome to our Family of Faith!

 

Congratulations on simply responding to Jesus. In Luke 15:7 Jesus says, “…there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!” Cool huh? All heaven is rejoicing over you! 

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

Why You Need The Bible https://youtu.be/OPhWY4CowGs

 

“God has given us His heart in a book and that book is called the Bible; from Genesis to Revelation, God shows us His purposes and plans for our life”.

 

Establishing a regular habit of reading and thinking on God’s word (the Bible) is one of the most important things you can do as a Christian. Just as we need food to keep our physical bodies strong, we need God’s word to keep our spiritual bodies strong.

  • Start in the Gospel of John, once you finish that keep reading through Acts. 
  • Apply What You Learn

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 

 

  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

Why You Need To Pray https://youtu.be/Pw3qYvbPMlQ

 

“Prayer is the word for the Dialog that we get to have with Christ” 

 

There is no one “right” way to pray. Just talk to God (and be sure to take time to listen too).

Here’s a simple, 4-step plan to help you get started with prayer, based on the acronym ACTS.

Adoration: Give God praise, tell Him how much you love Him

Confession: Be transparent with Him about who you really are inside & outside

Thanksgiving: Express gratitude for who He is and what He has done

Supplication: Tell God your needs

 

Before long your prayer times will grow from a few minutes to a constant, ongoing conversation – what 1 Thessalonians 5:17 calls “without ceasing”.

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

Why Church Is So Important Especially for you https://youtu.be/TNxfhbRPWq4

 

“If the church is the people of God, an individual body part has no value for the way it was created if it is divorced from the body”

 

Prayer and Bible reading/study are often solo activities. But there are no Lone Rangers in the body of Christ. God wants to surround you with loving, supportive people who will challenge you and allow you to be who God created you to be.

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

Why Worship Matters And what it really is https://youtu.be/MTEQs3A0CZk

 

“Worship is literally declaring the worth of something, really what it’s saying is God is worthy to be praised.”

 

We were created to worship God!  When you are excited about someone you praise and give them value; this is what worship is, giving value or worth to something or someone.

 

When you truly understand what God has done for you though His son Jesus Christ, the correct response is worship. God is worthy to be praised so practice giving Him worship today. 

 

When you tell somebody about what God has done in your life, when you sing a song to God, when you talk to Him and tell Him you love Him; you are giving God worth and worshiping Him.

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 

 

  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

The Greatest Commandment And what to do about it

https://youtu.be/DyBl-zebiU8

 

“One of the most important thing for our lives is that we keep that main thing, the main thing”

 

We love God because He first loved us. Jesus says the most important commandments are to Love God with all of our Hearts and to Love our neighbors as ourselves. If we get anything right at all, it must be these two things.  Jesus says that all the other commandments hinge off of these two.  In other words, if you’re not getting these two right, you’re not going to get any of them right.

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

The Holy Spirit https://youtu.be/6FJqiwkj7v0

 

Who and why

 

“One of the most important marks of being a believer who is fully engaged in the work of God’s kingdom, is the baptism of the Holy Spirit”

 

The Holy Spirit is absolutely crucial in the life of a follower of Christ Jesus!  The Bible says that we will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon us and because of that power we will be Jesus’s ambassadors to the world.  If the power for Christian living comes from the baptism of the Holy Spirit, then we as Christians should desire to be filled with the Holy 

 

Spirit.  How do we get baptized with the Holy Spirit?  Ask!  That’s right just simply ask.  You can pray a simple prayer like this:

 

“Lord God, I ask that you would baptize me with your Holy Spirit, Fill me up to overflowing and use me to do your work”  

 

It’s as simple as that!

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

The Spiritual Gifts https://youtu.be/ukzEEWPvcWU

 

Explained

 

“The Holy Spirit is the gift giver and He is Himself is the gift. Each one of us, if you are indwelled by the Holy Spirit, you have the capacity for any of the gifts of the Spirit to work through, as long as your life is yielded to the Holy Spirit.”

 

How do you know if you are yielded to the Holy Spirit?  The Bible, in Galatians 5:22-23 says that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  This means that if you are seeing these attributes in your life, you are yielded to the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is able to work through you and in you.

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

What is Sin We all have it 

https://youtu.be/7h16kr4FSdo

 

“Sin is missing the perfect mark of God’s perfection in our lives”

 

We are all going to blow it from time to time, so don’t beat yourself up when you do. The Bible says that if we confess our sins to Jesus, He is faithful to forgive our sins and clean us from all the stuff that separates us from God. **Edited**  So when you sin just ask God to forgive you, and He will. Then get back up and keep on going towards Jesus. **Edited**

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

Religion vs. Relationship

https://youtu.be/ODIrEElJ-WQ

 

What’s the difference

 

“Religion is a set of made rules, in an attempt to please God. A relationship, that’s personal, that speaks of intimacy”

 

Are you treating your newfound walk with Jesus like a religion? Are you going through the motions of a Christian and checking things off the list?: went to church on Sunday…check, read my Bible…check, but not really getting to know Jesus and not really spending time with Him?  If you are then you are missing out on the most intimate and deep relationship you will ever or could ever have.  Jesus loves you so much and wants to spend time with you and really get to know you.  Take time today to pray that you would fall deeper in love with Jesus and desire to know Him on a deeper and more personal level.

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

What Trials Teach You

When we stop to look

https://youtu.be/zuXsF4NYlgw

 

“In the midst of our trials we learn both who we are and we also learn who Jesus is and the power that Jesus has”

 

Are you going through a trial right now?  If you aren’t, you can bet that you will sometime soon.  Know that when you do go through trials that God will be right there in the midst of it with you.  The bible says that Jesus is a friend that sticks closer to you than your closest sibling and that He will never leave you or turn his back on you. 

 

Trials and troubles in this life are going to happen but I hope that you can find comfort in the fact that God will always be there with you.  Remember that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. 

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net

 

Conviction or Condemnation

What’s the difference

https://youtu.be/scVEHIfQ8qI

 

“Conviction is God’s reminder to us that we are His”

 

In the life of a Christian, conviction is the awareness of sin in our lives that leads us to repentance.  Condemnation however is the condemning act of punishment. The Bible says that there is no condemnation for those who belong to Jesus.  Take comfort in that fact and don’t let the Devil turn the conviction from God into condemnation.  Remember, conviction drives you into Jesus and condemnation pushes you away from Jesus.

 

Places you can find the Bible online: (New Content)

  • The Crossroads app – be connected with us, and with what we’re doing. We want to partner with you in transforming our community and our world. 
  • The YouVersion Bible app – this is a great app to find devotionals and to invite your friends and family too.
  • Have questions about what the Bible is saying? Reach out to the discipleship team at discipleship@crossroadschurch.net