On The Grill

Ready to throw some food on the grill?  Nothing better!  We’re going to do more than throw meat on the grill at Crossroads this summer.  We’re going to allow God’s Word to “grill us” as we go through the New Testament book of James.  This book was written to a first century church struggling with the same things we are—living an authentic faith when the heat of trials, temptations, and testing are upon us.  Join us for this sizzling, faith-stretching summer adventure!

First Love

What do kindergarten, Ephesus and love have in common? We will look back, consider
and take inventory of the current state of our hearts. Just as Jesus called the Ephesians back to their first love, He calls us back to Him, our first love.

One More

Our nation is at a crossroads.  Political, racial, and economic divides are widening. We are now the un-united states of America.  Add to that is the seemingly narrowing influence of the Church.  3,500 people are walking away from the Church each day in the U.S.  Over 4,000 churches are closing yearly in our country.  What will we do?  Sit on the sidelines or step into the margins?  Will we complain or work for change?  We will we be part of the problem or part of the solution?  Join us as we make every effort to make a difference for ONE MORE! 

Easter at Crossroads

Unlike any other religion, Christianity is based on an event in history. 

It rises or falls on one thing - Jesus' supposed resurrection. If true, Jesus is in a class all by himself. If not, Jesus was an impostor and Christianity is a sham.  

Jesus himself claimed he would die and come back to life. So... did he? Or was the resurrection the "fake news" of the 1st century?

Join us for Easter at Crossroads as we look for answers.

TRUTHiness

Webster's has now sanctioned truthiness with two definitions: "truth that comes from the gut, not books"; and, "the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts of facts known to be true".  The idea behind “truthiness” is that actual facts are irrelevant. What matters is how we feel since people, not reality, are the final arbiters of truth.

The Why:  In our culture, religion and morality have been relegated to the category of subjective preference rather than objective truth. Truth is considered less important than how something makes us feel.

How should we respond to this confusion? Should we stop proclaiming Jesus as the truth?

Is reality up for grabs? Is “truth” that which gets the most likes/shares on Facebook?

Hard Candy

As you read through the teachings of Jesus, you’ll see that he said some harsh stuff. Severe stuff like “hate your parents” or “sell everything you own” or “gouge out your lustful eye.”  Not only are these sayings confusing, but they’re also hard to swallow.  Which is why we’re going to take 6 weeks to unwrap the hard sayings of Jesus in our new series, Hard Candy. 

Address The Mess

Each of us have been in, are in, or, are only one decision away from a mess.  And, the truth is, while each of our messes might be different — financial, academic, vocational, relational, just to name a few — the good news is that our messes actually bring us closer together.  In fact, your mess has the power to pull you closer to God.  So, join us as we take four weeks to Address The Mess and uncover its meaning in our lives.

Wait For It

We’re all waiting for something. For some “it”.

Christmas is a season of anticipation. Gifts will soon be opened. Family gatherings will soon take place. Galloping about will soon be put on hold. But then what? Will anything change?

The gifts under the tree…the gathering around the table…the break from galloping about…all good things. But the truth is, they’re not enough. We wait for something else. We wait for the day we can say, “My wait is over.”

Wishful thinking? We think not.