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09-27-2020 LOVING SOLUTIONS | Friendships

Message: Pastor Paul & Keagan Smith

Crosspoint: God wants us to model Jesus by working for loving solutions with our friends.

Bible Text: Ephesians 4:21-27 “Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. 25So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. 26And don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27for anger gives a foothold to the devil.” (NLT) 


Four Loving Solutions with Our Friends...


  • Put a stop to our old ways!


Verses 21-22 “Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception


  • Act like Jesus!


Verses 23-24 “Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy”.


  • Be truthful!


Verse 25 “So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body


  • Deal with anger quickly and Biblically!


Verses 26-27 “And don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27for anger gives a foothold to the devil.”

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dear Crossroads family,


Our Christmas mission project will look a little different this year, but it will still be a huge blessing to the Armful of Love families. Please read part of the message from Armful of Love/360 Communities;

 

“The health of families, sponsors, volunteers, and staff is top priority. This year, to reduce exposure to COVID-19, 360 Communities is making a significant change to the Armful of Love program. Instead of asking gift sponsors to shop for presents with a family’s wish list, we are asking for donations of gift cards (with receipts attached) in denominations that are multiples of $25 from Target, Walmart, Visa, MasterCard, or Amazon, in addition to grocery gift cards from Cub Foods or ALDI. This change will eliminate multiple points of possible exposure for all individuals involved with the program, and still deliver support to families.”

  

Crossroads has committed to donating fifty $25 gift cards between our two church campuses. If you would like to donate a gift card(s), please make sure they are for $25 each for the specific locations mentioned above. You may drop the gift cards off at the Lakeville Crossroads campus, Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm or on Sunday mornings during worship. You may drop the gift cards off at the IGH Crossroads campus. You may donate on-line through your Tithely account and designate your donation to be for Armful of Love and we will purchase the gift cards for you. We need the gift cards, with their receipts attached, by Thursday, October 29th. 


Extra cards will be going to the Pastoral Discretionary Fund.

 

Thank you for supporting Armful of Love!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Kim Best at 214-499-0681 or Roxy Consoer at 612-875-0262 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS:

September 27: 1 Samuel 17:38-58

September 28: 1 Samuel 18:1-30

September 29: 1 Samuel 19:1-24

September 30: 1 Samuel 20:1-34

October 1: 1 Samuel 20:35-22:5

October 2: 1 Samuel 22:6 - 23:6

October 3: 1 Samuel 23:7-29