“As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” (John 17:18) According to Jesus, one of the main marks of his followers is that they never turn their “mission” switch off. Jesus never turns his off, so we follow him and do the same. Living on mission (or as a “sent people”), is bigger than taking oversea trips or…
Come join us this Sunday, December 23rd, as we continue our Advent series entitled “Word Made Flesh“. Let us follow Jesus in his incarnation and become a community where hope, love, joy and peace are made visible.
Come join us this Sunday, December 16th, as we continue our Advent series entitled “Word Made Flesh“. Let us follow Jesus in his incarnation and become a community where hope, love, joy and peace are made visible.
Come join us this Sunday, December 9th, as we continue our Advent series entitled “Word Made Flesh“. Let us follow Jesus in his incarnation and become a community where hope, love, joy and peace are made visible.
Come join us this Sunday, December 2nd, as we begin our new Advent series entitled “Word Made Flesh“. Let us follow Jesus in his incarnation and become a community where hope, love, joy and peace are made visible.
Crossbridge we’re taking 2012 to embark on a journey to learn more about grace. One whole year? Why? Well, because we desire to be a church that embodies a culture of grace to where it becomes second nature to the way we live our lives. Grace is what our city needs, what our marriages needs, what our kids need, what everyone…
Innumerable Christmas devotionals point out the humble circumstances of Jesus’ birth—among shepherds, in a crude stable, with a feed trough for a bassinet. When Jesus himself tried to summarize why people should take up the yoke of following…
A God-centered life is modeled after the life of Jesus Christ, and his teachings.
Jesus cared for the outcasts of society, challenged the privileged to be charitable and sincere, and discipled those close to him with the utmost humility and love.
According to Gordon Fee (from Regent College): “You cannot know anything about Jesus if you miss the kingdom of God… You are zero on Jesus if you don’t understand this term… We have had Jesus without the kingdom of God, and therefore have literally done Jesus in.” The concept of the Kingdom of God was the central component to Jesus’ ministry.
For these next two weeks, we are taking a look into Matthew’s and Luke’s gospel writings, where Jesus is teaching, admonishing and warning us on matters of “The Kingdom”. This is in short preparation to entire 2011 year, where as a church we’ll be diving in deep into what is this “Kingdom Of God” thing really all about. An often thrown around term/ concept/ idea, yet never fully grasped, but If indeed a reality, what are it’s implications for our modern lives?
During the advent season we will be looking at the mothers of Jesus. Mothers? Yes, mothers. The story of redemption can be traced through the life of broken women dealing with real life issues that God happen to use in order to bring forth hope to a broken world. Their stories are reminders that God loves, cares and offers hope to us, broken people whom he desires to use in order to bring the hope of his salvation to a broken world. This is the story and meaning of Christmas.
Gensis 37:1-13; 23-28
During the next 6 weeks we will be reflecting on the life of 3 individuals that were used by God to bring change to the world around them. Their stories were first told to encourage the people of Israel whenever they were found in a tough/hostile environment. They were testimonies that God used ordinary people for the common good and allowed the ungodly to see Him at work through them.
A gospel believing Christian understands that he/she cannot ignore the physically oppressed nor take advantage of the weak because the gospel teaches them that one day God became physically oppressed and week so that he/she would experience spiritual shalom and wealth. Moreover, a gospel believing Christian understands his responsibility to share of what’s been given to him so that the needs of the poor, the single spouse and the immigrants are met. Do you believe the Gospel?
::This Sunday:: FORGET [not]
Why is it important to establish memorials? Because we’re easy to forget and because it’s easy to forget about us. To remember in the Bible means more than just recollection of thought. It means to be able to control your consciousness by having something so central to you that everything just becomes second nature. The Bible over and over bids us not to forget the Gospel and Psalm 103 is a great example of that.
Understanding The Gospel By Looking Into The Life Of Jacob
This series (as every series this year) falls under the FOCUS ONE vision for 2010, which goal is that God would make Crossbridge a huge blessing others here in our city. However, we will never be a blessing unless we ourselves experience what it truly means to “be blessed.” For this reason, we’re gonna focus on one life that the bible gives us a narrative of — the life of Jacob.
CROSSBRIDGE: A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED
Pinecrest @ 11:00 a.m. | Brickell @ 6:00 p.m.
Crossbridge will be starting its second location in Brickell at (Immanuel Lutheran Church) 1770 Brickell Avenue – Miami, FL 33129 @ 6:00 p.m, this Sunday, April 4, 2010. We are seeking to duplicate…
Marriage has the power to challenge our virtues at the same time that it magnifies our weaknesses. Once married we learn that for the first time in our lives we can’t hide nor avoid being who we are. For once, our true self comes to the surface — we are finally exposed. If we allow it to serve its purpose, marriage can be a journey to move our true self towards our radiant self. Moreover, marriage is an opportunity that God gives us to minister in an unique way to ourselves as we care and nurture our spouse. [more]
“Singleness was legitimated, not because sex was questionable, but because the mission of the church is ‘between the times’ [the overlap of the ages]…We must remember that the ‘sacrifice’ made by singles was not [just in] ‘giving up sex’ but in giving up heirs. There could be no more radical act that that! This was a clear expression that one’s future is not guaranteed by the family, but by the [kingdom of God and the] church…”
Christianity cultivates a simultaneous high view of sex, singleness and marriage. The absolute opposite, the lowest view one could have of these three things, is found in pornography. Reasons: a. it corrupts sex by turning it into a self fulfillment device b. it corrupts singleness by taking the idolatry of self (independence) to its highest form and, c. it corrupts marriage because sex ceases to be rooted in “oneness”.
We have a few Discussion Questions about the ONE FLESH: Sexuality teaching. Take a look at our discussion questions, and feel free to respond and comment at the bottom.
This Valentines Day we are launching a new sermon series on sex, porn, singleness and marriage and even though it doesn’t seem like it, God has everything to do with all of the above. So, for the next five weeks we want to help you to gain Gospel perspective on each of these topics so that you will thrive in your relationship with God, your spouse, your community and yourself. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring a friend.
This Sunday we’ll continue on with our FOCUS ONE series looking at some very practical instructions on how to effectively communicate the Gospel to people around us, family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc… Here’s the heart of what we’ve been going through, talking, learning, and applying these last few weeks: You won’t wanna miss this one!
From the last Sunday of 2009 to the first Sunday of 2010 we will focus on mercy and hope. Come and allow mercy and hope to usher you into a new year of new possibilities.
::Christmas Eve Service | Tomorrow 6:00 P.M::
“Stories, Sights & Sounds of Christmas” is our version of the traditional Carols & Readings Eve service. The service starts at 6:00 P.M and it goes for 45-50 minutes. Childcare is provided. Make sure to come and bring family and friends.