Hello, Crossroads Family!
A quick note as we move toward the end of a busy week.
New Home Group starts this Sunday evening, 6-7:30 pm.
I hope you can join us! We’ll meet every other Sunday evening during October and November at my house, 628 W. Arch Street. I look forward to these connecting times, and our video study series is a good one:
“Discovering Our Family Tree: Christian History Made Easy.”
Charles Schulz once wrote a Peanuts strip where Sally had a school assignment of writing an essay on the subject of Church History. The first line of her essay went something like this: “Our pastor was born in 1950.”
For many of us, we know about that much of Church history, … plus maybe we know there’s a guy named Martin Luther thrown in there somewhere. If we knew more about Church history, we might know more about ourselves, right?
Plan to come to Home Group and grow in your understanding of God’s wonderful work after the final stories of the Bible. You’re a part of it! We’re making Church history now!
The featured speaker in the videos is a professor from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He gives these three reasons why Church History matters:
1. Church history matters because the Gospel matters; and the Gospel is rooted in historical events.
2. Church history matters because God’s Word matters. The voices of Christians from the past help us read and interpret the Bible better today. We learn from their mistakes, and we grow through the correct approaches they took to following Christ.
3. Church history matters because God’s work matters. God’s work is greater than any single one of us, or any single church. We tend to think that the way God works in our church today is the way God has always worked in the Church. We tend to think the way we worship and serve God in our church is the way people have always worshiped and served God. Not true. We can learn from the past and stay on a true course by observing believers in Christ who have gone before us.
Worship this Sunday morning, 10:00
Join us at the Community Center. We will observe Communion this Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Elders Meeting following the worship service.
Thank you for your prayers for our church elders as they seek to serve and lead us.
Home Group Sunday, 6 pm, at my house.
We’ll finish by 7:30. Our plan is to meet every other Sunday evening during October and November.
628 West Arch Street.
MAMS, Wednesday, October 5, 7 pm
The new Martha’s & Mary’s group for all women and their friends will meet for conversation, encouragement, and relationship-building this coming Wednesday, 7 pm, at the home of Michelle Mooneyham, 602 N. Washington St.
Youth Group, Sunday, October 9, following worship
All young people ages 16 and over are invited to Jessica’s house on the 9th for fellowship and a continuation of the study series, “How to Face Life’s Challenges.” Bring a friend !
The worship services on October 9 and 16 will have a special emphasis on world missions. I look forward to us taking steps as a church and growing in our involvement in God’s work all around the world.
“Happy are the people whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. … They go from strength to strength” (Psalm 84:5-7)
“All my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began” (Psalm 139:16).
See you Sunday!
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