A Few Results

A Few Results

I have reviewed the results of our “Student Ministries Survey” this past Sunday.  I only received 32 back with responses … which is a little low … but, then again, we were way down in attendance on Sunday. Anyhow … here are a few things that stand out so far: The majority of respondents expressed their desire to see a “Comprehensive Professional Youth Ministry.”  However, there was a significant...

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Update on Pastor Teodolfo

Update on Pastor Teodolfo

As our Peru team prepares to depart on Saturday, I thought that everyone might like an update on our friend, Pastor Teodolfo. You will recall that he was in a horrific auto accident a couple of months ago.  The care in which he was traveling left the roadway and careened down the side of a mountain.  Apparently, all others in the car perished.  He received major trauma, including head injuries. As best I could translate from Edmin’s...

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Lessons From the Past – True Liberty and Freedom

Lessons From the Past – True Liberty and Freedom

Most folk around Crossroads know that I am into genealogy research.  I spend quite a bit of my “off time” in the evenings working on historical research and working to make genealogical connections. Lately I’ve been researching an ancestor named Drury Baggett.  I discovered that he enlisted in the 2nd North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line in 1781.  His rank was, “musician,” which meant he played either...

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The Brevity of This Life

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – Jesus Our family has received a very vivid reminder of the value and brevity of life.  In the still darkness of early this morning, my wife’s father drew his final labored breath and stepped out of this life into the presence of the Lord.  It was a long and difficult struggle for both him and his family, and all are now blessed that he was able to let go and find...

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Your Faith – Authentic or Fake?

That’s the theme of the book of James.  Throughout the entire text of James’ letter, it literally screams out the question, “Is your faith genuine?” It’s going to take us about five months to work our way very carefully through the text of James.  As we do so, I promise that you will be encouraged, challenged, confronted, and sometimes offended.  And that’s okay!  Because the Word of God SHOULD offend us...

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We’re Debt Free!

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. – Proverbs 22:7 Some of you might be familiar with a guy named Dave Ramsey.  He has a pretty good radio show on in the late afternoons, as well as a training program called, Financial Peace University.  In it he teaches people the value of becoming debt-free.  He shows the destructiveness of debt, the waste of paying interest to banks and other money-loaners, and...

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