Be On Your Guard | To the Grads… and the rest of us! | Luke 12:13-21 | August 9, 2020
SUnday’s Coming | God Wants a “Word” with Us! | April 19, 2020
Staying on Mission | Can I Get a Witness? | August 25th, 2019
These Things Were Written of Long Ago
Jesus told them about this before going to the Cross
The Law of Moses—the “how to” of relating to God
The Prophets—the warnings from God
The Psalms—our worship of God, from the heart
Have you heard of these things?
Can you do them? Perfectly?
It’s God’s Move First…
He opened their minds
Jesus was meant to die and rise again for us
Repentance and forgiveness… preached!
Ambassadors assigned… authority granted
Power from on high
It’s Our Move Now…
Repentance and forgiveness… have you?
Are you a failed Ambassador?
Peter’s failure predicted… and forgiven…
Paul’s persecution seen… and forgiven…
Has our failure been seen… and forgiven?\
God entrusted this ministry to us | 2 Timothy 2:1-7
Seven churches were given another chance
Does God want to give you another chance?
Does God want to give Crossroads another chance?
It’s our move now…
Staying on Mission | I’m not sure we’re getting it… | August 18, 2019
“The Prominent” didn’t get it
Wait a Minute… What’s the Standard?
The Pharisees weren’t hostile yet
They were still watching Him closely
They weren’t sure what to make of Him
Q: Are you still watching Jesus?
The Insiders didn’t get it
A guest was excited about the Feast to come
He assumed that he was invited
Q: Are you expecting to go?
The Crowds didn’t get it
They followed Jesus without thinking about what it would cost to truly be His followers
It could cost in…
Comfort, even their very lives
Do We really get it?
You can’t be a half-way disciple
Three times Jesus says “cannot be my disciple”
Can we enjoy our position in Christ, but ignore what He says?
Do we need a sign? How about this…
Jesus says, “Don’t be useless salt.”
James says, “Read and DO!… don’t be deceived!”
Why Jesus-He’s ALIVE! | Easter 2019 | April 21, 2019
Today’s passage | Luke 24:13-49
Jesus Wants a Conversation with Us… | (vv. 13-24)
A slow walk home with a perfect stranger
They were kept from recognizing Him…
What did they know? What things?
The tomb was empty… and so were they
Why Don’t We Understand? | (vv. 25-28)
We’re foolish and slow…
We have the information…
It’s been proven true…
Jesus wants to be invited in… | (vv. 29-32)
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you…” (Jeremiah 29:13-14a)
He wants our hearts…
Then their eyes were opened…
When He captures our hearts the Bible comes alive!
He wants us to spread the Good News! | (vv. 33-49)
“It is true! The Lord has risen!”
We recognized Him when He broke the bread…
He comes in peace
Why do doubts rise in your mind?
I’m real. Let’s eat!
Then He opened their minds…
The Christ will suffer… and rise… and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name…
You will be my witnesses…
You won’t do this alone…
The Holy Spirit will come, then you must go and proclaim the Good News!