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 Sunday Gathering 10.15.2017

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: Ephesians 2:1-10 - Sola Gratia Worship through Singing: O Fount of Love How Deep the Father's Love For Us God Alone Psalm 46 (Lord of Hosts) I Will Glory In My Redeemer     ____ Feel free to preview these songs on YouTube or any other streaming service. We pray our Sunday ... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 10.08.2017

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: John 14:6 - Solus Christus Worship through Singing: O Praise The Name God With Us Before The Throne Come Praise and Glorify In Christ Alone     ____ Feel free to preview these songs on YouTube or any other streaming service. We pray our Sunday  Gathering is life giving to you... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 09.24.2017

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: John 10:22-42 Worship through Singing: The Church's One Foundation Psalm 62 'Tis So Sweet He Will Hold Me Fast Jesus I My Cross Have Taken     ____ Feel free to preview these songs on YouTube or any other streaming service. We pray our Sunday  Gathering is life... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 09.17.2017

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: John 9:1-21 Worship through Singing: Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor Crown Him Rock of Ages Be Thou My Vision Grace That is Greater     ____ 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 09.03.2017

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: John 8:31-59 Worship through Singing: The Lord is Your Shelter Man of Sorrows O Fount of Love How Deep the Father's Love When I Survey     ____ 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 Sermon Discussion John 8:12-30

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 8:12-30 you can view it online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeQQ7rhEWSk&t=9s ___  As mentioned on Sunday, John 7:53-8:11 is not found in the earliest manuscripts of the New Testament and thus we consider this text spurious. There is much to say about this text but also why we can trust the reliability of our bibles. Here is a commentary from the ESV Study Bible on this passage: There is considerable doubt that this story is part of John’s original Gospel, for it is absent from all of the oldest manuscripts. But there is nothing in it unworthy of sound doctrine. It seems best to view the story as something that probably happened during... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 08.27.2017 (check out textual criticism link!)

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: Many of our English translations of the New Testament mention (or have a footnote) that John 7:53-8:11 is not in the earliest manuscripts. Because of this, we won't be preaching through John 7:53-8:11. However, we do believe this is a story that most likely happened during Jesus' ministry. There is much... Continue reading

Blog Post Sunday Gathering 08.20.2017

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: John 7:25-52 Worship through Singing: In Christ Alone Abide With Me O Fount of Love (https://youtu.be/9po6STd24U4) Tis So Sweet Oh My Soul Arise   ____ Feel free to preview these songs on YouTube or any other streaming service. We pray our Sunday  Gathering is life giving to you... Continue reading

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