Inver Grove Heights

10:30AM 5590 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights Click here to learn more!

What to expect

CROSSROADS CHURCH Inver Grove Heights is located at 5590 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN. Before and after service is a time of fellowship with free refreshments and coffee! Services start at 10:30AM with announcements, and a time of praise through music. Our children are then dismissed for Kids Own Worship and Campus Pastor Dan Schauer delivers a message from the Word of God. Please fill out a contact card so we can send you a free caribou gift card!

WATCH BELOW!

Catch: Outward Focused

PASTOR Paul Marzahn

Crosspoint: We catch others for Jesus by being outwardly focused.


Scripture; Luke 15:1-7 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. (NIV)


We are outward focused when we…


1. Value the lost


Luke 15:1-3 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 


2. Seek the lost


Luke 15:4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?”


3. Celebrate salvation


Luke 15:5-7 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' 7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. 


Questions for Reflection:

1. Have you ever attended an “inward focused” church (focus is on themselves and the building rather than the community)? What was that experience like for you?

2. What are some of the reasons individuals and churches tend to become inward focused?

3. What are some things an outward focused church engages in? What can you do to help make your church more outward focused?



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