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The Fulfillment of Prophesy

     I’m loving our series on the book of Acts. It all hinges on Jesus’ prophecy and promise in Acts 1:8 in which he said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” Jesus is utterly committed to all people hearing the good news of…

Your Next Step for Growing in Christ

       Over the past year, we’ve been working with Antioch Church in Waco and have adopted their model to develop the CrossBridge Discipleship School starting in September 2018.          The goal is to offer you the chance to invest in a year of systematic teaching in the classroom combined with community and mission experiences to help you discover God’s…

Is There Anything More?

      One of the things I love most about CrossBridge is we’ve developed a pathway to help you along your entire life with Jesus. Whether you’re new in your faith or have been progressing in maturity…whether you’re young like a baby or old…regardless of your life stage we’ve together created a pathway to help you grow spiritually.…

Ekklesia? Who, me?

      One of the limitations of being in a Sunday setting where someone is teaching hundreds of people at once is it’s easy to think the speaker is talking to someone else.  As I teach about the Ekklesia–the ones called out to follow Jesus–I want you to personally ask him, “What does it mean for me to be called out?”          When each of us…

Baptism Celebration

      On May 20th, we’re having another Baptism Celebration. These are some of my favorite gatherings. If you haven’t been to one recently, get ready — they are high energy and lots of fun! And why shouldn’t they be? Remember, Jesus is like a shepherd who, at the end of the day, finds he only had 99 of his 100 sheep and even though it’s…

Ekklesia = The Ones Called Out = The Church

        What does a life “called out” look like? God has the prophet Micah describe what he wants from us. He begins by asking a rhetorical question:          With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten…

Numbers that Matter

      Pastors are notorious for trying to measure the health of the church they lead using numbers….attendance…giving…square footage. (True confession: I’ve certainly fallen into this more than once myself.) Numbers aren’t bad-not even the ones I just mentioned-some numbers matter more than others. Here’s a number that I think matters…

Easter: We Need a Little Help!

   We always have trouble estimating how many people are going to attend each of our three Sunday services. Our main concern is that we want our guests to have a great experience. To that end I want to ask you, as part of Team CrossBridge, to be willing to help in a couple of specific ways… Show up a little early to the service you’re attending. Remember, the…

Give Easter Away!

     We’re going to have 2,000 people be with us on Easter, many of whom may be experiencing the body of Christ for the only time this year. We want all these people to feel the love they’ll hearus talking about. I’m hoping you’ll be part of Team CrossBridge to help make this happen. Here are the top 5 things we need to show love… Park as far…

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