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Living for the Smile of Jesus

     When you’re happy, your face reveals it. You smile. We all do. Where do you think we got that from?…our Creator. Surely he smiles, too. He smiles with love when he considers us, the way a gentle father or mother smiles as they sit at the bedside of their young child who has just drifted off to sleep. Father God smiles at you like that (read Zephaniah 3:17…

Keep the Ball Rollin’

     Over the course of the summer, the Lord is including us in so much…Two teams to Costa Rica distributing Bibles and hosting a huge sports camp…510 kids at Back Yard Bible Club…a team to Greece working with refugees…a team to Rwanda training pastors in Freedom Prayer…a team to Tacoma to work with the Teague’s in loving the…

More, More, More

For a pastor, tracking the Sunday attendance and focusing on increasing it can be addictive. Always wanting to see “more” people coming can become an overriding focus. While I have to be on guard against this, a couple of years ago, the Lord did something significant in me.      The Lord made me a promise that he was going to give CrossBridge…

Racers, Start Your Engines!

This Sunday we start our walk through the book of John. I’ve been rereading it and am super pumped about what the Lord wants to say to us. I’m always amazed at how every time I get content with where I am with the Lord, he reveals that he has even more for me…and for you, too! Our enemy loves to make make much of our shortcomings; he wants us to feel…

Boat Crash Survival

I got this email from Jason Phillips, a CrossBridger, who survived a night time boating accident when his boat ran aground and he was hurled out of it. He gave me permission to share it. Good morning Pastor Kirk: Your message last Sunday stirred so many emotions from my accident.  As you were going through the part about building your house on a foundation of Christ vs…

John Knows Jesus

Out of all of Jesus’ disciples, John might have known him best of all. You can see it in the way John writes and in the confidence that John has in being loved by Jesus. John just got it.     On May 21, we’re starting a 13-week series that will carry us through the summer to the start of school. It’s called Walking with Jesus and it’ll take through…

Follow up on Suicide Teaching

CrossBridge Family,      This past Sunday we focused on suicide, how God views it and the consequences for a believer. If you missed the message, I think you need to watch/listen to it. (Click here.)      Hopelessness and loneliness almost always precede suicide. Our culture is ripe with this because we so value individualism and independence. People can be inundated with…

Easter is Just the Beginning!

Easter really is just the beginning. It was the beginning of the end of sin, the beginning of new life and new power for us in the Holy Spirit. It’s also like the kick off for the church each year. We did a super job of loving and inviting our friends and neighbors to come experience the joy of Jesus and his people on Easter, but it’s just the beginning.…

Time to Suit Up, Family!

We’re in the countdown to Easter and I’m excited! God wants to include us in how powerful heart-level work. Keep praying and don’t forget our weekend schedule: 40-Hour Prayer Room: Come intercede for those who don’t know Jesus’ love. The prayer room will be in Building A from 4:00p.m. Friday, all through Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. We…

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