Monday, August 20, 2018


Yesterday morning we discussed the responsibility we share as believers in our local fellowship to Teach Truth, Expose Lies, and Warn Believers about Satan's deceptions.  

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. Colossians 1:28 (ESV) 

In a practical sense, how do these things take place most naturally in a local church?

I look forward to interacting with you!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Great interaction last week on this blog!  That was fun!  I apologize that I am late in getting on here this week, but I had a funeral and a day spent with the youth group early this week, thus I am behind...

I want to think about Colossians 1:24 one more time, if that is ok...

Here is a question for you:

When it comes to recognizing that my sufferings can and will definitely be used by God to embody the truth and the experience of Christ's sufferings to the world of people today who have not seen or understood the sufferings of our Savior...

Should I seek opportunities to suffer for Christ?  ...or how will I know if that is what I am doing, and whether I am suffering in a manner that honors the Lord?

Can't wait to hear your comments!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Colossians 1:24

So yesterday as we worked through Colossians 1, we came to verse 24:

“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬.

Unless you have studied this passage it should bother you some...  HOW CAN ANYTHING ABOUT CHRIST BE LACKING OR INCOMPLETE?

I encouraged you to pray about this verse and ask the Lord to give you direction and understanding...

I aslo asked you not to research this in Bible commentaries for now, but to look up synonyms for the word “lacking.”  This combined with your prayerful seeking of the Lord will help you to be enlightened by the Holy Spirit...

Please comment on this post with your ideas about what you think this means!

This will be the topic of our teaching on Sunday morning!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Why we partner with Gideons

This past Sunday we were fortunate to have Dale Meyers with is!  Dale is a member of the Gideon’s International, and farms in the Redfield area...

Dale shared pictures and stories of how the Gideons distributed Bible in Kenya, Africa...  He told how many came to faith right away as these Bibles were distributed!

You may listen to Dale’s message by going to the SERMON AUDIO link on our app or web page!


Why Is it important for Crossroads to give time, attention, prayer and money to the Gideons?

Please post a response...

Monday, July 9, 2018

Out of Control?

Yesterday we discussed Colossians 1:17-20.  Perhaps the key pount was that Jesus holds everything in life together.

“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:17-20‬ ‭

That has me thinking about my own life. Occasionally my life seems out of control, so a good question for me, and each of us, is:


Thursday, July 5, 2018

EVERYTHING is moving toward Jesus

This past Sunday we discussed that EVERYTHING is moving toward Jesus... (based on Co 1:15-16)

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.”  Colossians‬ ‭1:15-16

What are both positive and negative implications of this in the life a person who is following Jesus?

Thursday, June 28, 2018

What it means: Jesus is the Image of God

This Sunday morning we will unpack what it means that Jesus is the Image of the Invisible God.

In the end, it is't about the head knowledge we will gain, it is about what difference this profound theological concept is going to make in our lives.

Despite the reality that the world combines its own ideas into their concept of God, this truth that Jesus actually is God has very clear implications to it...

Can you name one or two of these implications?