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Vision Homework, Week 3: Identity as Witnesses


As disciples of Christ, we are called to go out and make disciples. We are surrounded by countless opportunities to obey this commandment daily. The Lord has given each of us spheres of influence (family, workplace, neighborhood, etc.) in which we can preach the gospel. God has sovereignly ordained even the time and place in which each of us is born (Acts 17:26). Therefore...

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Vision Homework, Week 1: Identity as Disciples


Write out your testimony. It can be as short as a paragraph or as long as a page. This exercise has the intention to help you think about what elements are needed to be included in your testimony. A testimony of your conversion is the telling of the story of how you were reconciled to God through the Gospel. It is recounting how the Gospel has transformed your life. Writi...

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Vision Homework, Week 2: Identity as Family


Spiritual gifts are given to the members of Christ's church for the purpose of edification of its edification. The Bible teaches that every believer in Jesus Christ has received a spiritual gift to serve in building up the church. There are a variety of spiritual gifts described in the Bible (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:8-12), but they can be grouped into two groups, s...

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3 Reasons to Come to the Gospel Parenting Seminar


I'm so excited about parenting seminar coming up soon. We have a wonderful opportunity to learn from Bob Kauflin next month. Bob is a well-known writer and speaker but also someone my wife Jenn and I know personally and who is someone we want to emulate in this area. ...

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Our VISION as a Church

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This Sunday we’re going to take a short break and launch a five-week mini-series at Cross of Grace on our vision as a church. In the next few weeks, we want to layout where we think God is taking us as a church, what we long to see happen in our city, and how we want to live as a church community. ...

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God at Work in the Broken City


Pastoral resident Andres Contreras shares lessons his church learned during the worst period of violence in Juarez. He encourages us that God can and does work even through hard times to build his church and reach the lost. ...

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6 Ways to Pray for Our City After Tragedy


At times like this fear and anxiety are near but the Lord is at hand. Because he is at hand we can pray. Here are six ways we can begin to pray for ourselves and our city. ...

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6 Ways to Love Your Neighbor in the Aftermath of the Shooting


It seems surreal that it was only a few days ago that a gunman opened fire in El Paso. On Monday I had to go back to the store. Next week our boys are going back to school. We are here for a reason as disciples of Jesus and one of our tasks is to love our neighbors well in a way that serves them and points them to Jesus. But how do we do that? ...

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Quick Ideas for a Christ-Centered Easter

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With Easter approaching, here are some easy ways to make your family celebrations Christ-centered to share the truth, hope, and joy we find in Him. ...

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Soundtracks for our Isaiah Series


Playlists to pair up with our sermon series on Isaiah ...

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