November 30th, 2018
Hello Crossroads! Happy last day of November. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had laryngitis over Thanksgiving, but thankfully it didn’t affect my ability to quietly consume thousands of calories!!
I know you’re busy (we’re all about to step onto the “December treadmill”), so I’ll keep this moving. 2 things:
FIRST, this is going to be a powerful weekend at all our campuses. The work of one of our long-term ministry partners, International Justice Mission, will be our focus. IJM is a global organization whose mission it is to protect the poor from violence in the developing world. The IJM team is made up of hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists, and other professionals in many areas all across the planet.
When Jesus said he wanted to "set the prisoners free," IJM took that directive seriously and works tirelessly to rescue victims, bring perpetrators to justice, and fix broken legal systems that created the victims in the first place.
Joining us will be Jon Good, IJM’s Director of Church Mobilization. He is going to update us on our partnership with IJM, talk about some exciting new initiatives they are working on, and help us roll out a one-weekend-only, life-changing opportunity that we are so excited to share with you!!!!!
Please note, due to the message content of this weekend, we have given this service a PG-13 rating. CR KIDS is always available for the kiddos :-)
SECOND, if you missed last weekend, James Brown introduced Crossroads’ 2019 Bible Reading Challenge. Starting January 1, 2019, we will be reading through the Bible as a church (either all 66 books or just the 27 New Testament books). If you are interested in reading along each day, head to www.CR.life/Bible to sign up, purchase a One Year Bible or New Testament, and register for daily Study Notes from James.
Reading through God’s Work makes our lives better and makes us better at life. If you missed James’ message, please take a few minutes to watch it. It was one of his all-time best!
Can’t wait to see what God is going to do as we gather this weekend. Hope to see you.