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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

February 28, 2016

The Gospel of the Meantime - From Suffering to Glory

How should we spend the meantime -- the time between the present age and the age to come; between the resurrection of Christ and His second coming; between the suffering and the glory? Paul describes this as a time of eagerly waiting, patiently hoping, and praying.

Romans 8:15-27,5:1-2,8:1,8:11
Matthew 5:11
Psalm 130:5
Titus 2:13
2 Corinthians 4:17

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
  • Why does creation groan?
  • Why are many Christian's concept of salvation too small?
  • Why do Christians groan? (3 reasons)
  • How do we explain the Spirit groaning?
  • How are we to wait?
  • How are we to live in this present age, as we wait for salvation to be completed?
  • What is the source of our hope in this age of suffering?

Scott Graubard
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

February 21, 2016

2 Corinthians: Going from Too Lightly to Awe and Wonder

We have a tendency to take things so lightly at times. Then someone comes along and reminds us of how significant the gospel is, how crucial it is that we live it out for those around us, and how we can get power to do that. We will listen to the Apostle Paul remind us of these things from 2 Corinthians and cause us to feel an awe and wonder at what we sometimes treat too lightly.

2 Corinthians 2

Pastor Todd Jaussen
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

Mark: Meekness and Majesty

What is God like and how should the knowledge of this impact me? We will see this displayed in it's complexity and beauty in the actions of Jesus from Mark as He enters Jerusalem for the final time.

Mark 11:1-19
Zachariah 9:9-10

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
  • Why did Jesus intentionally enter Jerusalem as He did?
  • Why in one sense was this out of character?
  • What aspects of God's character are revealed in the Triumphant Entry?
  • Why did Jesus cleanse the temple?
  • Does this seem out of character in light of the discussion of the first two questions?
  • What does all of this tell us about God?
  • How can we be changed into the image of Christ?

Pastor Todd Jaussen
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

February 14, 2016

Achieving Heaven: A Bright and Glorious Future

In the world of competing worldviews... the vision for the future of Christianity is breathtaking... for the others, theirs is pathetic. A New Heavens and a New Earth speaks to our deepest longings and is true!!

2 Peter 3:10-13
Romans 8:18-23,5:9-10
Revelation 21:1-8,22:3-5
Acts 3:19-21
Matthew 19:28,5:5,26:29
John 5:28-29
Isaiah 6:17,11:6-9

    Are we to spend eternity somewhere off in space, wearing white robes, plucking harps, singing songs, and flitting from cloud to cloud while doing so? On the contrary, the Bible assures us that God will create a new earth on which we shall live to God's praise in glorified, resurrected bodies. On that new earth, therefore, we hope to spend eternity, enjoying its beauties, exploring its resources, and using its treasures to the glory of God. Since God will make the new earth his dwelling place, and since where God dwells there heaven is, we shall then continue to be in heaven while we are on the new earth. For heaven and earth will then no longer be separated, as they are now, but will be one (see Revelation 21:1-3). But to leave the new earth out of consideration when we think of the final state of believers is greatly to impoverish biblical teaching about the life to come. Anthony A. Hoekema The Bible and the Future
Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
  • Why is the vision of the unbelievers worldview so sad and pathetic?
  • What is the Bible's vision of the future?
  • Why is the New Heavens and New Earth so exciting to us as humans?
  • What are some of the things you look forward to?
  • Why did the Pastor so emphasize to all of us to Get There?
  • What is your hope that you will get there?

Pastor Todd Jaussen
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA

February 7, 2016

Achieving Heaven: Heaven is Being with Him

We will grow in our anticipation of Heaven as we grow in our love for Christ and long to see Him face to face.

Revelation 1:9-20,5:6
2 Corinthians 5:1-11
Philippians 1:21-23
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
John 13:33-14:6,17:24
Romans 5:7

    It is interesting that the New Testament nowhere speaks of believers going 'to heaven' when they die. Instead, they go to be with Christ. Edward Donnelly
    John Bunyan's Mr. Standfast, just before he dies, rejoices that 'I am going now to see that Head that was crowned with thorns and that face that was spat upon for me. I have formerly lived by hearsay and faith, but now I go where I shall live by sight and shall be with Him in whose company I delight myself.' Edward Donnelly
    Sooner could a worm aspire to be a brain surgeon that a sinner expect to work his own passage to glory. Edward Donnelly
    So then let 'Deserved' be written on the floor of hell, but on the door of heaven and life 'The Free Gift'. Richard Baxter
    If you are in Christ, do not be afraid of death. He who has conquered that 'last enemy' is waiting for you on the other side. As soon as our souls pass into glory we will see Jesus. He who has known and loved us from before the beginning of time will welcome us into His immediate presence. We will not feel strange or out of place, but profoundly and permanently at home. We will know that we are where we belong, and everlastingly secure. Edward Donnelly
    The joy of heaven is communing with Christ. The joy of earth should be communing with Him as well. Edward Donnelly
    Modern Christians are ready to busy themselves in almost any religious activity but that of quiet communion with their Lord, regarded more a duty than a delight. They hope to go to heaven, claim to be looking forward to it eagerly. Yet the essence of the heaven they profess to long for is that communion with Christ in which they show so little interest! Something profoundly troubling underlies this spiritual apathy. Edward Donnelly
    If we do not get to heaven before we die, we shall never get there afterward. Charles Spurgeon
Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
  • Why is being with a person so superior to Skype?
  • How does this impact our view of Heaven?
  • What are the aspects of seeing and being with Jesus in heaven that are so special?
  • What are the possible problems if we do not find this aspect of heaven attractive?

Pastor Todd Jaussen
Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church
Greenville, PA



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