About Daniel Smith

Daniel has been apart of The Crossing since 2010. He loves Christ and wants to see His bride rooted and established in the faith. Daniel became a pastor in 2014; he enjoys mustaches as well as anything that has to do with the National Hockey League.

Blog Post Sermon Discussion Questions John 7:1-24

Here’s a few sermon discussion questions to help our church love God by applying his word to our lives. Feel free to use these questions for personal reflection, alongside your family, within a smaller discipleship/journey group, or even within the context of your Life Group. If you missed Sunday’s sermon from John 7:1-24 you can view it online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiKmXHvUR5s   TPQ:  How do you handle it when you know someone strongly disagrees with you or even doesn't like you? In this passage, we'll see how Jesus dealt with criticism and opposition. At this point in the story, Jesus is getting more well known and the religious leaders are getting more angry at His teaching & His claims. By the end of chapter 6, many of His own followers have deserted Him. Before the Feast of Tabernacles (booths) vs. 1-9 This feast (or festival) was mandatory for devout Jews to come to Jerusalem, one of 4 feasts throughout the year, and it... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 08.06.2017

The purpose of this blog post is to help The Crossing church engage and prepare our hearts to worship King Jesus. We will highlight the Scripture that will be preached as well as the songs we will sing during our Sunday Gathering. Here are a three simple ways you can prepare your heart: 1) Read through and meditate on the text that will be preached that Sunday with your family and/or friends. 2) Sing, listen or read through some of the song lyrics that we will sing together and ask God to grow and strengthen our faith and understanding of Him through them. 3) Pray for God to reveal Himself to you and the The Crossing church in powerful ways! Worship through the Word: Psalm 19 (Part 2) Worship through Singing: Holy, Holy, Holy Hallelujah, What A Savior The Solid Rock It Is Well With My Soul Grace Unmeasured   ____ Feel free to preview these songs on YouTube or any other streaming service. We pray our Sunday  Gathering is life giving to you and... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 07.30.2017

The purpose of this blog post is to help The Crossing church engage and prepare our hearts to worship King Jesus. We will highlight the Scripture that will be preached as well as the songs we will sing during our Sunday Gathering. Here are a three simple ways you can prepare your heart: 1) Read through and meditate on the text that will be preached that Sunday with your family and/or friends. 2) Sing, listen or read through some of the song lyrics that we will sing together and ask God to grow and strengthen our faith and understanding of Him through them. 3) Pray for God to reveal Himself to you and the The Crossing church in powerful ways! Worship through the Word: Psalm 19 (Part 1) Worship through Singing: Our Great God Revelation Song Oh the Deep Deep Love Behold Our God Be Thou My Vision   ____ Feel free to preview these songs on YouTube or any other streaming service. We pray our Sunday  Gathering is life giving to you and honoring to... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 07.16.2017

The purpose of this blog post is to help The Crossing church engage and prepare our hearts to worship King Jesus. We will highlight the Scripture that will be preached as well as the songs we will sing during our Sunday Gathering. Here are a three simple ways you can prepare your heart: 1) Read through and meditate on the text that will be preached that Sunday with your family and/or friends. 2) Sing, listen or read through some of the song lyrics that we will sing together and ask God to grow and strengthen our faith and understanding of Him through them. 3) Pray for God to reveal Himself to you and the The Crossing church in powerful ways! Worship through the Word: Psalm 120 Worship through Singing: The Church's One Foundation The Lord Is Your Shelter Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery Grace That Is Greater   ____ Feel free to preview these songs on YouTube or any other streaming service. We pray our Sunday ... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 07.09.2017

The purpose of this blog post is to help The Crossing church engage and prepare our hearts to worship King Jesus. We will highlight the Scripture that will be preached as well as the songs we will sing during our Sunday Gathering. Here are a three simple ways you can prepare your heart: 1) Read through and meditate on the text that will be preached that Sunday with your family and/or friends. 2) Sing, listen or read through some of the song lyrics that we will sing together and ask God to grow and strengthen our faith and understanding of Him through them. 3) Pray for God to reveal Himself to you and the The Crossing church in powerful ways! Worship through the Word: Psalm 139 Worship through Singing: 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus The Valley May Be Dark How Deep The Fathers Love You Have Searched Me He Will Hold Me Fast Lord our God (Shane and Shane) ____ Feel free to preview these songs on YouTube or any other streaming service. We pray our Sunday ... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 07.02.2017

The purpose of this blog post is to help our church to engage and prepare our hearts to worship King Jesus. We will highlight the Scripture that we will preach on as well as the songs we will be singing during our Sunday Gathering. Here are a three simple ways to prepare your heart: 1) Read through and meditate on the text that will be preached that Sunday with your family or friends. 2) Sing, listen or read through some of the song lyrics that we will sing together and ask God to grow and strengthen our faith and understanding of Him through them. 3) Pray for God to reveal Himself to you and the The Crossing church in powerful ways! Worship through the Word: Psalm 37 Worship through Singing: 10,000 Reasons How Deep the Father's Love God Alone This is My Father's World White As Snow All Creatures of Our God and... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 06.25.2017

The purpose of this blog post is to help our church to engage and prepare our hearts to worship King Jesus. We will highlight the Scripture that we will preach on as well as the songs we will be singing during our Sunday Gathering. Here are a three simple ways to prepare your heart: 1) Read through and meditate on the text that will be preached that Sunday with your family or friends. 2) Sing, listen or read through some of the song lyrics that we will sing together and ask God to grow and strengthen our faith and understanding of Him through them. 3) Pray for God to reveal Himself to you and the The Crossing church in powerful ways! Worship through the Word: Psalm 46   Worship through Singing: Our Great God Not What My Hands Have Done In Christ Alone Rock Of Ages (Ascend the Hill) A Mighty Fortress Is Our... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 06.11.2017

The purpose of this blog post is to help our church to engage and prepare our hearts to worship King Jesus. We will highlight the Scripture that we will preach on as well as the songs we will be singing during our Sunday Gathering. Here are a three simple ways to prepare your heart: 1) Read through and meditate on the text that will be preached that Sunday with your family or friends. 2) Sing, listen or read through some of the song lyrics that we will sing together and ask God to grow and strengthen our faith and understanding of Him through them. 3) Pray for God to reveal Himself to you and the The Crossing church in powerful ways! Worship through the Word: Psalm 24 Worship through Singing: Lord I Need You The Wonderful Cross Give Us Clean Hands Lift High the Name of Jesus Beautiful Behold Our... Continue reading

Blog Post Sermon Discussion Questions John 6:60-71

Here’s a few sermon discussion questions to help our church love God by applying his word to our lives. Feel free to use these questions for personal reflection, alongside your family, within a smaller discipleship/journey group, or even within the context of your Life Group. If you missed Sunday’s sermon from John 6:60-71 you can view it online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CUZ4M38w5I TPQ: When is a time that you had a hard saying shared with you? How did you respond?   Does this offend you? verses 60-65 As we heard on Sunday, this hard saying the disciples (or his followers) are referring to is not an intellectual issue but rather it was offensive to them. This eventually leads them to no longer walk with Jesus (verse 66) The reality is, the truths of Jesus are often offensive to people. What are some offensive truths from Jesus that the culture around us rejects? and/or What are some offensive truths you have wrestled with and how has that... Continue reading

Blog Post Sermon Discussion Questions

Here’s a few sermon discussion questions to help our church love God by applying his word to our lives. Feel free to use these questions for personal reflection, alongside your family, within a smaller discipleship/journey group, or even within the context of your Life Group. If you missed Sunday’s sermon from John 6:35-59 you can view it online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBpWZLXUvVw TPQ:  To open the sermon, Rich shared a story of a 'good day gone bad'. When have you had a good day, seemingly going well, then it all changed? What was that like? How did it affect your attitude or your mood? As we look more closely at this passage, we're reminded that we can tend to base our satisfaction with life on our outer circumstances rather than our satisfaction in Christ. In the context of this passage, Christ had provided food for the crowd the day before. Now, in conversation the next day, Jesus claims that He is the Bread of Life. From the verses that follow, Rich poses 3... Continue reading