Tom’s Midweek Greeting
Crossroads Community Church
February 25, 2020
Sunday Morning Worship
This Sunday morning we’ll gather for worship at 10:00 at the Y. As a part of our worship, we’ll share in the Lord’s Supper. I’ll be preaching over the next several weeks on some of the events of the last days of Jesus’ life, leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection. Did you know that Easter is only seven weeks away? We’ll take a look this Sunday at the beautiful anointing of the Lord by one of the women who followed him. This act of worship (Matthew 26:6-13) is sandwiched between a plot by the Jewish leaders to kill him, and Judas’ decision to betray him. What does it all mean? What lessons are found here for our own lives? I hope you’ll be with us on Sunday!
Also this Sunday after the worship service will be our Crossroads Connection time. We’ll have tacos and time to catch up on what’s going on at Crossroads! If you have a ministry team that’s needing to meet, there will be time for that too! Please plan to stay for some family time immediately following worship! If you would like to bring some of the ingredients for tacos, please contact Kim Reedy! Thank you!
Home Group Tonight
Don’t forget Home Group tonight (Wednesday) starting at 6:30 at Cris & Donna Rodriguez’s home, *contact us for location*! There will be food, activities, sharing, study, prayer, and encouragement for all ages ! We usually finish up around 8:15 or so.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the Birthright Boomerang Baby Bottle project! You did a great job! This will be a blessing to the ministry taking place at Birthright in Nevada!
Some Food For Thought
Here are a couple of quotes I came across this week while reading through some of my journal entries from years past. I hope they will help you think about your own situation in life, whatever it may be.
Worry is Meddling (from Elisabeth Elliot, in The Music of His Promises)
“The future is God’s business. We are not to meddle with it. It is quite impossible simultaneously to believe God and to worry. It is legitimate to plan for tomorrow, but it is not legitimate to worry about tomorrow, even if the plan goes awry. Confidently expect Him to fit things together. He expects you to do what you can do but to depend on Him for what you cannot do.”
The Purposes of Good Preaching (from Serve Strong, by Terry Powell)
“Though preachers are a common butt of jokes and receive their fair share of bad press, anyone serious about following Christ salutes the value of biblical preaching. Sound preaching …
- … points listeners to the provision for sin on the cross
- … instills a God-centered worldview
- … facilitates godly choices
- … and enhances love for the Savior.
We don’t remember the vast majority of sermons we hear. But even ones we’ve forgotten could have met a need at the time, boosting our spirit during a rough week, informing a decision that was looming, or even surgically removing a cancerous sin pattern from our heart. Good preaching is like the daily intake of healthy foods and vitamins : the effect is cumulative, over time. One sermon normally doesn’t produce spiritual vitality any more than one meal or dose of vitamins radically enhances your health. Yet regular intake results in stronger faith and a healthier walk.”
Thank you for being part of my life! My great joy at Crossroads is that we would each experience the Lord’s provision for our sins ; that we would day-by-day have a more God-centered worldview; that we would make godly choices; and that we would grow in our love for the Savior.
I hope to see you at Home Group tonight!