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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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10/1/2014 Message: No, We Don’t Just Support Charity To Be Nice

Every first Wednesday, we take our students to the local food bank and restock the pantry shelves.  It was sheer coincidence that our lesson titled “Connecting in Service” just-so-happened to land on the first Wednesday in October. Something I have started to enjoy, and something that seems to get our … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Ephesians , Matthew
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Challenging Our Motivations and Supporting Harmony

I recently got back from a business trip to Guam, a tiny island territory of the US located directly south of Japan and east of the Philippines.  Internet connectivity is usually pretty bad on the island since every hotel is made of poured concrete to protect against typhoons.  Forcing myself … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Ephesians
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9/10/2014 Message: Living For The Body, Not For Ourselves

John F. Kennedy’s famous speech about civic duty is highlighted by the single quote “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country!”  As Christians, we could ask a similar question about our roles in our communities, in our families, with our friends, … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Ephesians