Come find your place in God’s plan beginning January 23rd.
What is Perspectives
Perspectives is a 15-week life and learning opportunity that will change the way you view the world around you. In it, you will have your eyes opened to the heart and purpose of God, and how you can take part in His work all over the world, from the urban streets of America to the rainforest and deserts of distant lands. A fantastic array of pastors, theologians, international missiologists and mobilizers will challenge and inspire you with their personal experiences that will open your eyes to see just how big God is, and how much He desires that all might come to know Him. Whether you are single, married, a student, a homemaker, a professional or retired, Perspectives will bless and challenge your life and direction.
How do I find out more about Perspectives?
The best way to find out more is to attend the first night free! Just follow this link and register for “First Night Free.” Then, come be part of the first class Tuesday, January 23rd, at 6:00 pm: Click here to register for First Night Free.
In this week’s Sunday review, I’ll say thanks to people who helped make Christmas Eve great. Thank you all for being part of a beautiful candlelight service last Sunday! I’ll review the big points of our message this past Sunday. I’ll also give you a peek into this Sunday’s message and invite you to make sure we have your contact info as we prepare for our 20th anniversary.
Your family is invited to celebrate Christmas with us today at CrossRoads Church. We’ve all hustled and bustled, and now it’s time to celebrate together. Because two thousand years ago a child was born to us, there is light and life here in the darkness. So, come celebrate Christmas with us at 9:30 and 11:00 this morning and at our candlelight service tonight at 5:30.
Come remember Jesus’ birth
As we celebrate Christmas, come remember Jesus’ birth. One night as a young couple made their way to pay taxes in the town of Bethlehem, the world changed. As they spent the night in the stable with the animals, the long-awaited Messiah was born. As a young mother wrapped God’s Son in cloths and laid in a manger, God sent out an invitation. This invitation couldn’t be ignored. The sky outside Bethlehem filled with angels inviting shepherds (shepherds?!) to Jesus’ bedside. They came empty-handed to visit the Savior. They left with a gift: the good news that they had seen (and probably held) the Messiah.
Come receive God’s gifts
As we celebrate Christmas, come receive God’s gifts. Just like the shepherds on that night in Bethlehem, God invites us – invites you to come celebrate his Son’s birth. And, just like the shepherds, he expects us to come empty-handed. He offers the gifts to us. First, he offers us his presence. God has always been present with his people. Likewise, Jesus promises his presence when his people gather. And, he offers us the same good news of great joy the shepherds received: Christ is born.
So, come celebrate Christmas with us today. As we gather at 9:30 and 11:00, we will talk about what it was like for God to become man. Then, tonight at 5:30, we will sing Christmas carols, light candles and share the story of Jesus’ birth. We hope you will come remember Jesus birth and receive God’s gifts with us today.
Just a quick reminder that our Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be Sunday night at 5:30 pm. Friends and family are invited, too. We will also have our normal weekly Sunday morning services at 9:30 and 11:00 am.
Hey, Everybody. I got to see The Last Jedi today. It’s as good as I expected. I think you will enjoy it. Before you see The Last Jedi, watch this review. It will give you some things to think about. (I promise there are NO SPOILERS.)
Welcome to this week’s Sunday Review. Sorry, it’s late this week. I’ve had a super busy week. Anytime you don’t see a blog post early in the week, check our YouTube channel. I don’t get to blog until after I get the video uploaded. In this episode, I’ll tell you about some big events this past weekend to kick off the Christmas season. I have a bunch of people to say thanks to. I’ve included pictures in this week’s video, so make sure not to miss it! Don’t forget our Christmas Eve service will be Sunday, December 24th, at 5:30 pm.