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I Just Got Out of Prison

     Recently, a group of CrossBridgers and I joined a team on a four day prison ministry retreat called Kairos. The basic premise of the retreat is to overwhelm inmates with love through the Spirit, Word, fellowship and food for the sake of their trusting in Christ.      I spent time with six inmates in particular. As part of a family group we ate together, prayed…

Norman Rockwell was a Liar

    Okay, okay, maybe my title is a little harsh and, in reality, I’m not calling Rockwell a liar, but let’s be honest…the holidays don’t actually look anything like the idealism represented in his paintings. We might wish they looked like that, and maybe you experience glimpses of that picture perfect scene, but noticeably absent from his…

The End Times, to fear or not to fear?

     We’ve finished our introduction to the end times and both of our Q&A sessions, but this week someone asked, “How do I maintain my strength in God during the darkness of the end times?” That’s a really good question. Since Jesus, Paul, Peter and John all speak about how challenging those end times will be, how in the…

The End Times and the Return of the King

     Have you noticed that much of the time in Scripture when Jesus tells us something is going to happen in the future he adds a phrase like: I’ve spoken this to you so you won’t stumble…or…I’m telling you these things so that in me you may have peace. Another example is how Jesus and various angels announce their presence with, Do not be…

The Return of the King

     On Sunday we’ll begin our short series on Matthew 24. In it, Jesus answers his disciples’ questions, “When are you coming back? What are the signs of the end of the age?” In a simple, linear fashion, Jesus gives us a heads up as to events that will transpire leading up to his return. While it’s not for us to know the times or dates (1…

See the Father’s Heart This Sunday

        More than any church I’ve been part of, CrossBridge seeks to care for the orphaned or impoverished child. Together we sponsor over 600 children through Escuela Viva, Compassion and ANLM–over 600. Our adoption/foster care group has grown from just a couple of families to 34. This Sunday, you’re going to see evidence…

Why Teach on the Father Heart of God?

We were all made to know the love of a father. If the New Testament is our witness, then the image of a father is God’s favorite way of relating to us. Who he is, and what he has for us is chiefly understood and experienced in the father/child relationship. This is why I chose to start the fall off by teaching on the Father Heart of God. Certainly I could have…

Money, Money, Money

            One of the things we all struggle with is money. It isn’t because we’re all greedy misers, it’s because money is super important and, often, there doesn’t seem to be enough. Money is almost always one of the factors when a couple is having marriage problems. The fear of providing…

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