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Radical Chapter 2 Review

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In the beginning of chapter 2 David speaks about an opportunity he has to teach the Church.  They actually stop working for a couple of weeks so that he can teach them the whole OT in 2 weeks.  When’s the last time you went to an all day Bible Study?  When’s the last time you were that thirsty for God’s word?

God’s Word is enough

He brings out an interesting point about the Asian church he had visited.  They didn’t have a fancy facility, lights, sound, big band, etc.. but the had the Word of God and that was enough.  Is it enough for us?

 

Secret Church

Can you imagine what it would be like to have to sneak to church each week?  Would you still come?  Would you come if the air or heat wasn’t working?  If there weren’t nice pews or chairs to sit in?  Would you come to just soak in learning the scriptures?

 

Who God is

In this part of the chapter Mr. Platt reminds us that the God we serve isn’t just about love.  He is also about justice.  We need to make sure that people realize that if they will not accept the gift of God’s Son, they will face the wrath of God.

 

Who We are

We need to be reminded that we are dead in trespasses and sins without Christ.  We don’t need a boost, we need a resurrection. We are not inherently good.  We do have the image of God within us, but it has been broken.  We desperately need the Savior.   We don’t get to choose how He rescues us.

 

Stay Hungry

Ultimately, this chapter was a reminder to stay hungry.  We need to keep pursuing Christ.


Join us on Wednesday Nights at 7 as we work our way through the book Radical.


Radical Chapter 1 Review

We dove into the deep end of the pool for our first week of Radical.  There were a few different tensions that David Platt brought out.

Family vs Faith?

Luke 9 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”  59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”  But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”  60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” 62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

When you look at some of the hard sayings of Christ, you have some hard choices to make.  We know that Christ would desire that we care for our families and yet on two occasions in the passage above, Jesus is challenging his would be followers to choose Him over their family.   Who wins?

Two Worlds

We also saw the contrast of some examples of the persecuted church vs the picture of the American church.

As I stood on that mountain, God gripped my heart and flooded my mind with two resounding words: “Wake up.” Wake up and realize that there are infinitely more important things in your life than football and a 401(k). Wake up and realize there are real battles to be fought, so different from the superficial, meaningless “battles” you focus on. Wake up to the countless multitudes who are currently destined for a Christless eternity.

We had an interesting discussion about football and a 401(k) seeing that most everyone had just watched the super bowl.  While we don’t think football or investing is inherently evil, we also don’t want to look back on this life recognizing that we’ve wasted it over and over on things that won’t matter in eternity.

A Beautiful Building or Missionary Funding

We wrapped up trying to deal with what it means to minister in the American city or suburbs vs getting the gospel to the poor around the world.  Another quote:

Now, remember what was on the left: “First Baptist Church Celebrates New $23 Million Building.” On the right the article said, “Baptists have raised $5,000 to send to refugees in western Sudan.” Five thousand dollars. That is not enough to get a plane into Sudan, much less one drop of water to people who need it. Twenty-three million dollars for an elaborate sanctuary and five thousand dollars for hundreds of thousands of starving men, women, and children,most of whom were dying apart from faith in Christ. Where have we gone wrong? How did we get to the place where this is actually tolerable?

Like many other American churches we  find ourselves trying so hard to maintain a nice facility (which we are also very thankful for) vs needing to raise funds to help our missionary family get the gospel around the globe.

Needless to say we walked away with more questions than answers.

But I think we found rest in this truth:  Individually we must find what God is asking us to do, and then pursue it with reckless abandon.  What is God asking of  you?


Join us on Wednesday Nights at 7 as we work our way through the book Radical.


CrossLife Christmas 2016

We’d love to have you join us for our Christmas Eve Service on December 24th at 6 pm.  This candlelight service should last less than an hour but will be a great time to focus on what Christmas is all about.

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We will also be having a Christmas Day service on Sunday at 10:30.  We’d love to have you join us for either service – or even for both of them!


The Insanity of God

Join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm for a very special event.

The Insanity of God is the true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After the death of their son, this ordinary couple journeys into the depths of the persecuted church, asking the question- IS JESUS WORTH IT?

How does faith survive, let alone flourish in the places of the world that are over­ come with the darkness of sin, despair and hopelessness? Join the Ripkens as they tell the story of being taught by believers in persecution”how to follow Jesus, how to love Jesus, and how to walk with Him day by day even when it doesn’t make sense.”

Get more info and watch the trailer at www.insanityofGodmovie.com.

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The film is based on the best-selling book Insanity of God (BH Publishing) and is released in association with the International Mission Board (IMB).


The 2016 CrossLife Car Show 2

CAR SHOW DETAILS AND REGISTRATION FORM

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It’s back!  We will be having the 2016 CrossLife Car Show on Saturday, August 27th. Last year we had lots of amazing cars and stories to go with them.  We will kick off at 10 am and go to 3 pm.  We’re looking for more fabulous cars and a fun filled day.  We will have door prize drawings and a small gift bag for everyone who registers.

 

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DELICIOUS FOOD!

Making Meat Barbecue will be there with their delicious pulled pork.  You won’t want to miss this event or this sandwich!  There will be great food and a lot of fun.

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RAIN DELAY NOTIFICATION

 

Photo Gallery From Previous Shows

You can also check out our pictures from previous years:
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Wacky World of Water Vacation Bible School

VBS BannerWebThis year’s VBS promises to make a splash!  Come join us for the Wacky World of Water VBS.  We’ll meet Monday through Friday at 6:30 pm each night.  We will have skits, fun lessons, games, crafts and snacks.

We’re trying something new this year.  We’d like for everyone to register online so we now how many people are coming.

If you pre-register online by June 25th we’ll give a Free T-Shirt to the first 50 attendees.