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2/22/2017 Message: Making Relationships Work

It’s no mystery that if you go to church the pastor will tell you that the secret to lasting relationships with God.  But, did you know that there is a God-purpose to your relationship just as there is a God-purpose to your life?  The Bible is a gigantic relationship book between God … Continue reading

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Tagged on : 2 Corinthians
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2/1/2017 Message: Death Earned; Grace Given

Let’s run through a scenario:  suppose you take a test and completely bomb every question.  The teacher hands you your test back and to your surprise you passed with an A.  Here are a couple simple questions: Did you actually earn the A?  Did the standards for what constitutes an … Continue reading

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God’s Not Dead: Thoughts and Take-Aways

Over the last two months, CROSSROADS has hosted two movie nights.  We watched both “God’s Not Dead” and “God’s Not Dead 2”.  I’ll openly admit that I am more than “a little” cynical regarding the cheesiness of many made-for-church movies, but this series was pretty good. The First Movie: Corny … Continue reading

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Tagged on : 2 Corinthians , Ephesians , Matthew
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1/25/2017 Message: Trinity – “God In Three Persons”

The concept of a ‘trinity’ is something that confuses a lot of people.  How can something be three things and also just be one thing?  There are a lot of metaphors which individuals have used over the years to articulate this complex concept.  The most famous metaphor is St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Genesis , Hebrews , John , Psalms
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1/18/2017 Message: Praise and Worship Part 2 – Making It Count

Last week we took a look into the definition of “praise” versus the definition of “worship”.  Both have distinct meanings and it is difficult to fully give God the honor and respect He deserves through praise and worship until we do both.  This week we focus on the product of … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Malachi
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1/11/2017 Message: Praise and Worship Part 1 – Definition

The subject of “praise and worship” kicks off the first in a larger series of lessons that I have been calling ‘churchy things’.  The purpose of this series is to break down some of the ‘churchy’ things that teens encounter each week but may not fully understand or may not … Continue reading

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Tagged on : 2 Samuel , Matthew
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1/4/2017 Message: Second Chances

New years being such a recent holiday, most people have New Year’s Resolutions they are intent on keeping for the coming year.  Some are vowing to cut down on the sweets while others are working on their less-than-endearing personality quirks.  Regardless of what each person is vowing to change, the … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Acts , Revelation
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12/7/2016 Message: Stick with Humility

How would you define humble?  What are some traits you associate with people who are humble?  Is being humble being quiet and not pushing your opinions on people?  Is being humble letting others have their way?  Or is being humble something that requires strength of character and heart?  Humility is … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Philippians
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