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Elijah and Elisha
We are starting a new sermon series this week, covering the lives of the prophetic duo of Elijah and Elisha. It is always helpful to read the passage before sunday morning, and we are starting with 1 Kings 17. You would also benefit from reading earlier on in 1 Kings and looking for themes of faithfulness and idolatry, judgment and grace, and ...Read More
Operation Christmas Child
How much have we been given? In South Charlotte we have our needs and wants well-supplied, in most cases. God requires much of those who have been given much. In that light, we are privileged to participate in Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child this year. As many of you know, Operation Christmas Child is a project that Sa ...Read More
Our First Membership Class
When you are young, there are many firsts. Your first words, your first Christmas, your first time on a trampoline, your first experience of candy corn--well, as a young church we are having lots of firsts, with our first membership class taking place this Friday. Some folks have asked about whether they can simply transfer membership f ...Read More
Days of Rest
On Sunday, one of the application points from Jeff's sermon pointed out our desperate need for rest, both physical and spiritual. I imagine that I may not have been the only one to turn off my smart phone that afternoon in order to truly enjoy the Sabbath rest that God provided.
This morning I was again reminded of the importance of soul re ...
Summer in the Psalms
Our new sermon series begins this coming Sunday and is entitled "Summer in the Psalms." During the months of June, July, and August we will be preaching from a variety of Psalms that encompass different genres (lament, wisdom, royal, etc.) and numerous topics.
The Psalms are incredibly rich, as they capture the majesty of God, the promise o ...
Why We Blog at Cross Park Church
Some people love blogs and visit them all the time. Other people wonder why we need to all share our non-expert opinions on everything. The question I asked at the beginning of Cross Park Church (last month) was, "Am I going to blog, and why?" The short answers are "Yes" and "In order to communicate things that will be helpful to those ...Read More
Thinking About Sunday--from Jordan
The sermon title this week is “Jesus is Beyond.” Our sermon text will be the transfiguration account in Mark 9:2-13. If you get the chance, read it ahead of time and ask yourself two questions: 1) what does it say about Jesus, and 2) what does it say about Jesus’ mission?
Looking forward to worshiping our risen Lord with you this ...Read More
Baptism is an important topic for churches to think through well, and there are different views of Baptism within Christianity. We are performing our first baptism this Sunday at Cross Park Church, and I thought I would blog a little bit about it to help you understand why we baptize babies, and to help you be able to explain it to friends and fami ...Read More
Hey guys. We will be looking together Sunday at Matthew 19:13-30. You can read ahead and be prepared for Sunday. ...Read More
Our goal is to have the sermons up each week, hopefully by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest. We are still working on the tech details to make the sermon a little cleaner sounding, but the sermons are being loaded each week. I just loaded the sermon from this last Sunday, March 20, "Jesus is Everything." Check it out if you didn' ...Read More
This Week at Cross Park Church
I am working on the sermon for this week, which is going to be called Jesus is Everything, from Matthew 13:44-46. These are two short parables that are very provocative. Look over these this week as you get ready for Sunday morning. And check back on the blog this week to get updates about what is happening at Cross Park Church.