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Sermon Recap, Acts 18:18-28

The Ripples of Discipleship:Acts 18:18-28

“Ordinary People living ordinary lives with gospel intentionality who are empowered by the Holy Spirit.” This is one of our motto’s here at the Crossing and in Acts 18 we see this motto lived out in Aquila and Priscilla.

Aquila and Priscilla were a ordinary couple who had a tremendous impact on the early Church, in particular the Churches in Corinth, Ephesus and possibly Rome. They modeled for us 3 characteristics of a Disciple Maker and how everyday people are used by God to build His Kingdom:
—Available
—Hospitable
—Engaging

Here are some questions from the sermon:

What was the main point of the sermon?

What was your favorite part of Acts 18:18-28?

Out of the 3 characteristics (being available, hospitable, engaging) where do you excel and where do you need prayer and growth?

What does the phrase, “Discipleship is not what you do but it’s who you are” mean? How does understanding this phrase change you approach to discipleship?

Who do you need to share this message with?

Acts 18:18-28, The Ripples of Discipleship:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeIZWAwkSBg&list=UUOcXw3M2AEot6bZFSsR0S9A

New Pastor @ The Crossing!

It is with great joy that on October 5th 2014, The Crossing Church added our 4th Pastor/Elder, Daniel Smith! Daniel has been with the Crossing since the beginning and has shown to be a man who loves Jesus and His Church.
Please pray for Daniel and His wife Michele as they start a new calling in life.

Here are a couple pictures from that Sunday.

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View more pics: https://www.facebook.com/thecrossingfc

Kingdom Living - Becoming Family

By God’s grace, The Crossing family has been growing, and our Life Groups have been multiplying. Our Life Groups are more than Bible Studies or weekly meetings. They are growing families, committed to living for Jesus and His mission together. The following video shares a story of what God has been doing in one of our newer Life Groups in Loveland, and how this burgeoning family is being used to shine God’s glory to our community. Praise God for His faithful love.

Church Plants - To Join or Not To Join

This blog post was adapted from TheResurgence.com:

Top 10 Reasons to Join a Church Plant:

  1. If you want to see Jesus do something new and are sick of the status quo.
  2. If you dream of being part of something bigger than yourself.
  3. If you want to get into a fight/enter a battle for the kingdom of Christ.
  4. If you feel a constant itch to see people who don’t know Jesus come to know Jesus and you believe church planting is the best way for the gospel to advance.
  5. If you want to give your time, money, energy, and talents to starting something new and you want to make sacrifices to see a mission to succeed.
  6. If you fully support the vision, mission, doctrine, and leadership of a church plant.
  7. If you want your faith to grow and you want God to fundamentally meddle with and change your life.
  8. If you want to love your city.
  9. If you want to watch God move in ways you never imagined and you want an adventure (with all it’s discomfort and risk).
  10. If you’re not afraid to bank your life on Matthew 16:18 (“I [Jesus] will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”).

Top 10 Reasons NOT to Join a Church Plant:

  1. If you’re looking for the next cool thing in town (We want to grow by conversion growth, not church-goer transfer growth).
  2. If you’re a Christian and you don’t like your current church (You will find reasons to not like this church).
  3. If you have a bad track record at churches of being unteachable and causing problems (You won’t change here, you’ll repeat the pattern).
  4. If you’re a consumer wanting to “go to church” once a week for a nice show (We are not a Sunday show, we are a community of disciples on a mission).
  5. If you want religion (This church will be built on the radical gospel of grace).
  6. If you have an agenda (We have our vision, our mission, and our values—your private agenda does not supercede them).
  7. If you’re a wolf (We will sniff you out).
  8. If you think this will be a nice little church that stays the same size, where everybody knows your name and you have my cell number on speed dial and we have a picnic lunch together every week (By God’s grace, we want to grow).
  9. If you think this will be easy and smooth (This will be hard and difficult; this will be a fight, a battle, and a challenging mission).
  10. If you want to hold onto your comfortable life (You must lose your life).

Also, a quote from Sir Ernest Shackleton, from the advertisement he used when recruiting men for his expedition to Antarctica in 1914:

    Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.