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Shame is a Lie

     After this past Sunday, I was thinking more about shame and I wish I’d said simply, “Shame is a lie.” That’s really what it is for those in Christ. It’s a false lens through which we view our past. It doesn’t accurately reflect reality, though, because Jesus bore our shame on the cross and we have agreed to let him.      Because…

In 2018, I resolve…

     In 2018, I resolve to fight worry every time. I will give it no quarter in 2018. When it emerges in my mind, I will not tolerate its taking the steering wheel of my “mental bus” and driving me around in useless, anxious circles. I will be watchful for the way that worry creeps up on me, luring me to compare myself with others. Comparison is the fertile…

Kyle Watson on Investing

     Last week in our gathering Kyle spoke about the uncertainty of investing in Bitcoins. The next day, Bitcoins lost a third of their value…a few days later, they were up 50%. While everybody loves an upswing, the volatility associated with Bitcoins makes them something most of us should avoid. (Like going to Vegas and betting your life savings on the spin of a…

Christmas Eve Schedule and Petting Zoos

     This Christmas Eve is going to be meaningful for you and your household at CrossBridge. This Sunday morning, we’ll have one service at 10:00 a.m. Then, at 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., we’ll have two really special Christmas Eve services.      Not only are you going to be moved and inspired, but you’re going to have a great opportunity to invite someone…

Thomas Kinkade and Learning to Paint

   My three girls each got to go on a “by yourself” trip with my dad and mom when they reached the age of ten. It was a big deal, generally out of state, and always a surprise.      The destination for one of our girls was Red River, NM, a place my parents have known for years. One of the stops on that trip was to the Thomas Kinkade gallery. My parents had…

What Prophecy Can Look Like

     A soft spoken young woman came up to me after one of our Sunday gatherings and asked if she could share something encouraging with me. (Who would say no to that?) She said that during our gathering the Lord had brought a picture to mind of men that he had placed in her life as spiritual fathers and that I was one and she wanted to say thank you.      After that…

Holiness and Sexual Harassment

Just today a major news anchor was fired for alleged sexual harassment. He’s the latest in a long line that keeps getting longer. I don’t have much space here, but I want to make several important points: Women, you are fearfully and wonderfully made! You are not objects for the gratification of men. You deserve to be treated with the honor befitting daughters…

Shootings, Safety and the Mission of Christ

     In light of the shooting at First Baptist Sutherland Springs, someone asked me how the church is supposed to balance the priority of keeping people safe while still engaging in it’s mission to love people. Both priorities are important.      Regarding physical safety, we have two uniformed police officers on campus every Sunday morning and Wednesday night. We…

Spiritual First Aid Training: November 10-11th

     As your pastor, my deep desire is to help you live the abundant life Jesus offers…and, I want to equip you to help others to do the same. Three of the most common things that keep us from reaching our potential are shame, fear and anger. In fact, I bet that one of those three probably…

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