Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Get More Out of the Bible! 1.26.05

I've noticed recently that the book "South Beach Diet" has been on the New York Times bestsellars list for well over a year. With millions of people reading this book about weight loss, I wonder how many readers are actually loosing weight. Reading the book is the easy part. Allowing the book the change your routine and diet is the real work. Seems that many people do much the same thing with the Bible, committing to read a little each day but never realizing it's full benefits. Join us this Wednesday at 7pm as we discover practical steps from James on how to get more out of the Bible!

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Welcome to Crossroads

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Tonight at Crossroads 1.19.05

This Wednesday we will continue our study on the book of James, exploring the plan God has given us to recognize temptation, and beat it. Don’t miss this eye opening Bible study, starting @ 7pm!


This Saturday, January 22 Crossroads is heading up to the Sunburst ski area to go tubing! We will be carpooling from the church at 5pm, meeting in the south lot. The cost is $12.00. So when it gets cold, don’t hibernate, celebrate!

First person who reads this and calls me with the secret code of "Mocha" will get a free starbucks mug. You have to say the code!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Crossroads 1.12.05

Wednesday we will continue our study of the book of James, where we we’ll the discuss the high cost of indecision, and what the Bible has to say about it. Part of developing a faith that works requires us to take a stance and sometimes make bold decisions. Has your life been on hold? Join us this Wednesday!

Also; come on over to hang out at my place after Crossroads. My house is on a hill, so it should be a dry place to chill; as we brace for floods tomorrow!

Friday, January 07, 2005

Let's go Tubing!

Next Saturday, January 15th we'd like to head up to the Sunburst ski area to go snow tubing. The cost will be $12-15 , depending if we want to go for 2 or 3 hours. Consider it a reward for so many of you braving the blizzard this past Wednesday to come to church!

Also; Ignite at Germantown is tomorrow night, Saturday, at 7pm. We will leave the church at 6:15, and hang out up there afterwards.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Poem by Dan Robinson

The scripture for it is Psalm 116:1-7
1 I Love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
3 The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came upon me;
I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of the Lord:
"O Lord, save me!"
5 The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
6 The Lord protects the simplehearted;
when I was in great need, he saved me.
7 Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.

I'm speechless when we meet like this
revealing to me
all that is utterly meaningless
a love so simple
pure in its' ways
changing my perception
continually seeking your face reveals
your most gracious of ways
change my heart Lord
take it apart
break, destroy
do what you see fit
may your ways take a hold of me
admitting as a mere weak man
to be powerless without your divine hand
challenges to my heart you're teaching me
how to stand
cherishing these times never to escape my heart
guiding others consoling my brothers
revealing to them your love is true
knowing I am the same yet still you have made a great change
bring me through which only you can do

Psalms 37:23,24
23 If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
Many times as christians when we stumble and ask God for forgiveness it can in affect bring us closer to Him, reminding us how truly important a life with Him is. He will NEVER leave us alone.
Proverbs 27:9, 5:1,2
27:9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
5:1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight,
2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
In my life I have gone through financial and emotional trials. Learning from them by looking to God and fellow christians for counseling and guidance have I been able to gain some wisdom towards such matters. Just recently by God's divine appointment, (a time I was not actually scheduled to work but happened request to take someone's hours from them) I was approached by my manager at one of my workplaces. Talking to me about things he was going through for the past two and a half weeks. I allowed him to get everything off of his chest which unknown to him during this I was asking God to guide my words and to be there for him. I then consoled him stating that I have gone through similar circumstances and then counseled him in the right direction by informing him what I have done through the trial in my life. As I was talking with him I had an overwhelming feeling that I must be blunt with him and tell him what he must
do to better himself emotionally in his situation. After a few days later
I bumped into him and he told me that he really appreciated talking to him and wanted to thank me. He took my advice into account and was viewing things completely different now and saw where he went wrong and was doing things make his situation for the better. I have also learned from him going through this and coming to me for counsel. If we have gone through a trial in our life or christian walk and have grown closer to God through it we must use our wisdom in that situation to console and counsel others going through similar situations.
It is as if we have a duty to do so.
God Bless

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Crossroads 1.5.2005

This Wednesday we will begin a new series on the book of James, discovering how God wants us to develop a faith that we can use everyday. Specifically, every problem we encounter is an
opportunity to profit and grow. Come ready to share and be challenged for more in 2005!