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3/22/2017 Message: Your (Not So) Secret Identity

Identities are funny things.  On the one hand, we’re quick to dismiss certain characteristics of people because of their identity.  Thing about the class clown when they act up in class.  How many times do people dismiss jokes they make because “that’s just how Joe is”?  At the other hand, … Continue reading

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Tagged on : 2 Corinthians , Revelation , Ruth

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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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