BUT GOD... what amazing words...
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our sin, made us alive with Christ— by grace you have been saved. — Ephesians 2:4-5
What does grace do?
More than you can even imagine!
We sell grace short! On both the receiving AND the extending end. We don't live in all His grace offers us here and now and there and then. And we struggle to extend GRACE WITHOUT CONDITIONS ATTACHED to those who don't look, think, or act like us.
There is SO MUCH WE MISSED TODAY about this beautiful FIRST SOLA. So be sure you re doing your daily readings.
And GET SIGNED UP FOR THE IN THE WORD TODAY as they are now being used to help further the teaching and keep the conversation going.
Here are this week’s readings:
Sunday’s Teaching — Ephesians 2.1–22
1 John 3.16–24
1 Corinthians 3.1–23
Sunday’s Teaching — Revelation 5
Be sure you are getting the short In the Word Today devotional I write for each day's reading. The email gets sent out early each morning. The sign up form is on the bottom of the home page of our website. These not only share a little insight the Holy Spirit gave to me on how this reading connects to God's story, but they serve as a model of the READ - REFLECT - RESPOND format we want you to follow to make the most of our disciple making time.
I have also added a REVIEW Discussion Question for every day that will help start conversation about that day's reading.
Share the information about the Summer in the Solas Series with those who need to learn what WHY Christians believe what they believe.
There will be NO PHYSICAL SERVICE ON JULY 4TH WEEKEND as we have no place to gather Saturday or Sunday. But we have a wonderful plan for you to be equipped and encouraged in kingdom things. STAY TUNED.
FINALLY, we will make the OFFICIAL transition from Cornerstone to CrossTrain on July 1st. THAT IS THIS THURSDAY. The website and mailing address have already changed, so be sure you add them to your web browser and address book. And get your CrossTrain 'swag' and info cards and engage in the mission the Holy Spirit is moving us into as the Day draws near.
NEW WEB ADDRESS: www.crosstrain.church
NEW MAILING ADDRESS:
21469 N. 78th Ave. Suite #150
Peoria, AZ 85382
Keep looking UP! — Luke 21.28
Live TODAY for what matters FOREVER!