When Jesus ascended into heaven the story wasn’t over. Luke wrote a gospel that bears his name as well as the book of Acts. Luke said that the gospel was all about what “Jesus began to do and teach” (1:1) with the clear implication that Jesus’ work continued in the book of Acts. In this sermon series on Acts 3-12, we’ll walk through the story of how the message a...Keep Reading
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On Sunday we looked at Jesus' promise to send the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to give us power to advance the gospels. One of the things you see when you read the gospels is that the Holy Spirit didn't suddenly "show up" after Jesus left but that Jesus did his ministry in the power of the Spirit. We encourage you to explore and meditate on these verses as you trace this theme in the gospels....
Proverbs says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. This means that getting time with God is one of the most practical things we can possible do. Here are some suggestions. ...
So many things compete for our attention and attack our limited time. With all of this, it can be easy to neglect the greatest means of grace the Lord has given us - The Scriptures. ...Keep Reading
How well do we really know the book of Jonah or the prophet for whom it is named? Do we know why he was in the belly of the great fish? Do we know what the theme of the book is? Do we even care? Does it even matter to us today? Isn’t that the Old Testament, and we are under the new covenant? My hope and prayer is that through this study we can answer those questions over...Keep Reading
This is an overview of the liturgical practices at Cross of Grace....Keep Reading
Why do we sing together? There is something unique about singing as the gathered church. This is not an exhaustive summary, but a short encouragement!...Keep Reading
We all feel the pull in our hearts toward grumbling. If we're to turn away from that we need to turn somewhere else: the word of life. ...Keep Reading
Right now our Bible reading plan is taking us through the books of the law. You may be discouraged and want to give up. Don't stop now though! There are riches to be found here....Keep Reading
On March 4th we'll launch two services at 8:45am and 11am. There's a lot of change ahead but one thing that won't change at all. ...Keep Reading
Exodus 19 shows God's people that because of sin they cannot approach God themselves. They need someone stand between they and God. Today, thousands of years after Moses, we still need someone to stand before us and God. ...Keep Reading
I am by nature an impatient person. I fidget when my coffee order takes longer than a minute to come out, when traffic slows down inexplicably, when I have to wait in line at the UPS store behind someone who appears to be shipping their entire home in cardboard boxes. But there are also two truths that are beautifully clear in periods of waiting. ...Keep Reading