Posts by Jerry

Thank You for Serving at Hope Crossing

Thank You for Serving

Thank you for serving at Hope Crossing. It takes a lot of people to do the work of a church. We are thankful for all who lead our ministries. Every person using their gifts to present the Gospel of Jesus in the way they are uniquely qualified make for a spectacular ministry. Dr. Martin Luther…

6 Strongholds of Opposition

Satan is always opposing us. He wants us to be ineffective and defeated as we share the message of the Gospel. Yesterday’s message was number four in the Acts 29 series. I included Terry Tekyl’s six evil strongholds that must be overcome and replaced with divine ones. They are: Religion: the worship of traditions and doctrines of men. Pride: our feelings of…

Pray for Revival

Have you ever noticed that your spiritual vitality is missing? It happens to most people. I think we notice our zeal flagging because the Holy Spirit is nudging us. He is calling us to pray for revival. J.I. Packer defines revival as “… the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God’s…

Worship Seminar

Hope Crossing is hosting one of the best worship seminar’s offered on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Tom Kraeuter, the teacher of the seminar, is a powerful communicator. You won’t want to miss it. You can register by calling the church office or online at WorshipSeminar.com. Our first purpose as a church is to help people connect with God. Worship is the key element to…

Say “I Will” to Corporate Worship

Why do you come to worship? For far too many, it is about what is received instead of what is given. That’s backwards. Worship is an opportunity to give to God the praise and thanks he is due for all that he has given to us. To help us focus on God rather than ourselves, Thom Rainer, in his book I Will,…

Lent Begins

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. For the Christian, it is a season of preparation for Easter. The Upper Room describes it this way: “Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.” We often hear people comment that they are giving up something…

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