Tom’s Midweek Greeting
Crossroads Community Church
February 6, 2020
There’s a lot going on at Crossroads! I’m glad you’re a part of it!
Thanks to everyone who stayed for Crossroads Connection last Sunday, and especially to those who provided food! We had a good time of informal fellowship. The elders were able to meet and to hear testimonies from two people who are joining the membership of the church. We’ll have some Crossroads Connection time again Sunday, March 1 – a taco bar will be on the meal menu!
Dave Wood will preach this Sunday at Crossroads. I hope you’ll join the church family for worship starting at 10:00 this Sunday at the Y. Dave, as many of you know, is a hospice chaplain in our area and has preached frequently at Crossroads in the past. Dave has a gentle spirit and a love for the Lord. You’ll be encouraged by his message! Please pray for those from Crossroads who will be gone to the St Louis area this weekend with the Nevada High School show choirs.
On Sunday, February 23, members of the Nevada H.S. FFA chapter will join us for worship. I look forward to these students joining us for worship! Let’s be sure to welcome them warmly.
Our next Home Group will be Wednesday, February 26, at Cris & Donna’s. Food and fellowship at 6:30, followed by activities for young people, study & sharing for adults. Everyone is welcome. We usually finish around 8:15.
Crossroads sermons available on our Facebook page. A student at the high school said to me earlier this week, “Mr. Rea, did you know you’re trending on Facebook?” Since I’m not on Facebook myself, I wasn’t sure I entirely understood what she meant …, but apparently “trending” is a good thing! She let me know that her mother had been watching our sermons on Facebook. Let your friends know they can connect with God’s Word on the Crossroads Facebook page! And thanks to Julie and Heather who are making this happen for us!
I look forward to our two remaining “You Asked For It” sermons starting Sunday, February 16. On the 16th, we’ll take a look at the Lord’s sermon, given during the last days of his life and recorded in Matthew 24-25, about his return to earth. What does it mean for us? Should we be watching for him to return? What should we be watching for? On February 23rd, we’ll conclude the series with a sermon called “Where Did God Come From?” which is a question that was asked by one of our Crossroads young people!
If you want to hear an amazing program online concerning the rapid advances in modern technology and how they fit neatly into the Bible’s prophecies of a coming one-world government, consider this 55-minute program, “No Place to Hide,” which can be found at www.oneplace.com/ministries/understanding-the-times/custom-player. It brings some understanding to the times in which we live.
There are many needs in our Crossroads family, and in the circle of family members and friends we love. Take some time today to pray for someone you know who is part of the Crossroads family. As you pray for others and for yourself, here are some prayer requests I’ve lifted from Psalms 141-144 during a time when David was in trouble. They have been a help to me in formulating prayers for myself and for you!
- Give ear to my voice! Psalm 141:1
- Set a guard over my mouth. 141:3
- Do not incline my heart to evil. 141:4
- Let the righteous smite me (reprove me) in kindness. 141:5
- Do not leave me defenseless. 141:8
- Keep me from the trap they have set for me. 141:9
- Let the wicked fall into their own nets while I pass by safely. 141:10
- Look and see that no one cares for my soul. 142:4
- Give heed to my cry. 142:6
- Bring my soul out of prison. 142:7
- Hear my prayer! 143:1
- Give ear to my requests. 143:1
- Do not enter into judgment with me. 143:2
- Answer me quickly. 143:7
- Let me hear your lovingkindness in the morning. 143:8
- Teach me the way in which I should walk. 143:8
- Deliver me from my enemies. 143:9
- Teach me to do your will. 143:10
- Let your Spirit lead me on level ground. 143:10
- Revive me. 143:11
- Bring my soul out of trouble. 143:11
- Cut off my enemies. 143:12
- Destroy those who afflict my soul. 143:12
- Bow your heavens and come down. 144:5
- Scatter them (my enemies). 144:6
- Confuse them. 144:6
- Stretch forth your hand; rescue me. 144:7
- Rescue me; deliver me. 144:11
- Prayers for our children, our homes, our people. 144:14
God bless you as you finish out the week!
See you soon!