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 Sermon Discussion Questions John 7:25-52

There was a lot of rich stuff that was highlighted in this recent sermon. Let’s try and focus on few things in the hope that they will have a great impact on us. TPQ: Have you ever experienced intense thirst? What was the situation? How good was the water once you drank it? Read John 7:25-36 Describe the people around Jesus at this festival. What things do they understand about Jesus? What things do they misunderstand about him? Which people are hostile toward Jesus? Which people are interested in Jesus? Read John 7:37-39 We’ll spend most of our time here. Aaron mentioned that it is very common for people to try and “drink” from things that won’t satisfy. What are some of these common “drinks” that our culture sips from? He also highlighted that Christians are not immune to this. We often times trade out the Holy Spirit as the third member of the Trinity for someone or something else, in the statement “Father, Son, and _______” what are... 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

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