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Stop at the Crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.
Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.
Jeremiah 6:16

December 16, 2018

The King and Hope

Jesus is King, the rightful King, the forever King and the King who restores. He will have no rivals... who is your King? Are you your King?

Matthew 2:1-19
Isaiah 9:6-7
Micah 5:2
Zechariah 9:9
Genesis 49:9-10
Daniel 7:13-14
1 John 5:19,3:8,
John 12:31
Revelation 11:15,19:11-16
Philippians 2:9-10,3:20-21
Titus 2:11-14
Romans 8:18-19,8:23
Psalm 2
They all were looking for a king
To slay their foes, and lift them high:
Thou cam'st a little baby thing
That made a woman cry.

O son of man, to right my lot
Nought but thy presence can avail;
Yet on the road thy wheels are not,
Nor on the sea thy sail!

My fancied ways why shouldst thou heed?
Thou com'st down thine own secret stair:
Com'st down to answer all my need,
Yea, every bygone prayer!
George MacDonald That Holy Thing
Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
  • What does it mean that the Baby is a King?
  • What does it mean to be a King?
  • What did He come to do?
  • Why is He the rightful King?
  • What did He restore?
  • What is the proper (the Wise Men) and the improper (Herod) response to the King?
  • What is your response to Him?

Pastor Todd Jaussen
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

December 9, 2018

Reconciled to God...or... How to Experience Angel Joy!

God reconciled His enemies through the death of His Son. This amazing response to His enemies, at such an amazing cost is seen in the Angel's joy as they announced it. Do you have Angel joy?

Luke 1:26-38,2:8-20
2 Corinthians 5:18-21,4:18
Romans 5:5-11,8:7,1:30,8:31-32,5:1,8:1,10:17
Colossians 1:21-22
Isaiah 59:2

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
  • How do your enemies treat you?
  • How do you treat them?
  • Who are God's enemies?
  • How does God treat His enemies?
  • What is reconciliation?
  • Why would God go to such great lengths to be reconciled to His enemies?
  • What effect should all of this have on us?
  • Do you have angel joy?

Pastor Todd Jaussen
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

December 2, 2018

Colossians: The Substance is Christ

The devil loves religion and encourages it. If it will take us away from Christ. This is Paul's warning to the Colossians and to us today.

Colossians 1:13-19,2:6-3:5,3:12
Hebrews 10:1
Galatians 5:1,5:3

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
  • Why does the Devil love religion?
  • What kinds of religions did Paul warn the Colossians about?
  • What is so dangerous about those types of religion?
  • Why is it so key to be rooted in Christ?
  • What dangers, like these Paul warned about, do we face today?

Pastor Todd Jaussen
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

November 25, 2018

Facing Fear

While we would face death with anxiety and fear, Jesus sees glory. Where we would be self-concerned, Jesus compassionately prepares His disciples for His departure. As we would turn in on our own mourning, Jesus turns His disciples towards a new commandment: loving one another.

John 13:31-35

Chris Bowser
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

Colossians: The Paradoxical Victory of the Cross

What appears to be Christ's greatest defeat... is actually His greatest victory and our victory too!! Paul is describing the victory scene to the Colossians.

Ephesians 1:18-2:10,6:10-20
Colossians 2:9-15,1:16,1:13-14,3:9
1 John 5:18
Genesis 3
1 Peter 5:8-9
James 4:7
Romans 6:6,6:11-12,8:12-13,8:3,16:19-20
John 6:37

    These powers, angry at his challenge to their sovereignty, stripped him naked, held him up to public contempt, and celebrated a triumph over him. In one of his most dramatic statements of the paradox of the cross, and one moreover which shows in what physical detail Paul could envisage the horrible death Jesus had died, he declares that, on the contrary, on the cross God was stripping them naked, was holding them to public contempt, and leading them in his own triumphal procession - in Christ, the crucified Messiah. When the 'powers' had done their worst, crucifying the lord of glory incognito on the charge of blasphemy and rebellion, they have overreached themselves. He, neither blasphemer nor rebel, was in fact their rightful sovereign. They thereby exposed themselves for what they were - usurpers of the authority which was properly his. The cross therefore becomes the source of hope for all who had been held captive under their rule, enslaved in fear and mutual suspicion. Christ breaks the last hold that the 'powers' had over his people, by dying on their behalf. N.T. Wright Colossians and Philemon
Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
  • Who are the principalities and powers?
  • How do they impact the world?
  • Can we break free?
  • How are we delivered?
  • How did God turn the tables on the principalities upon the cross?
  • How was Jesus' greatest defeat His greatest victory?
  • What are the implications of all of this for us today?

Pastor Todd Jaussen
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

November 18, 2018

Colossians: Paid in Full

When a debt is paid off the bill may be stamped Paid in Full, or even a mortgage may be burned. In Colossians Paul writes of a handwritten debt being nailed to the cross. A dramatic word image of what Jesus did for us.

Colossians 2,1:15-19
Proverbs 11:15,17:18
Acts 12:23
Hebrews 10:31,8:12,7:22
Psalm 103:12

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
  • How in debt are we before God?
  • How serious is that debt?
  • Why is it so difficult to take on someone else's debt?
  • Why is our salvation like burning a mortgage?
  • What specific encouragements were we given so as to not desecrate the cross and what God has done through Christ?

Pastor Todd Jaussen
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

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