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The Spirit-ual Means of Growth


The Spirit-ual Means of Growth   Mathew 28:18-20  18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them […]

The Passionate Spirit-ual Practices of Prayer


What are your present habits of prayer? Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31. John Donne an English poet from the same period as Shakespeare wrote, “No man is an island, entire of itself; Every man is a piece of a continent, a part of the main.” How does this reflect the Bible’s teaching about the Church being […]

The Hospitality of Gathered Worship


Who is someone that comes to mind when considering the theme of “hospitality”? Is there someone who comes to mind who is the opposite of “welcoming”? Tell a story to explain. In Romans 14:3 and 15:7 Paul writes that God the Father and the Son have welcomed the people of God. How has Jesus Christ […]

Gathered Worship Has a Flow (No Audio Recording)


The Flow of Gathered Worship at Crossroads What stood out to you from the sermon Sunday? Have you worshiped at churches that had a flow somewhat like the revivalist movement? (Prayer –> Song –> Song –> Prayer –> Sermon –> Altar Call –> Prayer –> Song). What did you like about it? What are the […]

Gathered Worship is Covenantal – Joshua 24:1-28


How aware and knowledgeable are we that we have a covenant with God? Do you think that worshippers at Crossroads sense a need to respond to God during worship? What do you think it means to renew our covenant with God during a worship service today? Read 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 Where do you see the […]