E Pluribus Unum is God's design from end to end
“And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”” — Revelation 5:9–10
Unity in the midst of diversity speaks loudly of gospel glory. So let us be a people who preserve and promote the unity of the Holy Spirit.
I mentioned last week an incredible work by author Carl Trueman, 'The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self'. It is a well researched and thought out discussion about how we have arrived at this current cultural moment. I highly recommend it. We need to be well informed about the culture if we are to engage the culture to see people called into the Kingdom. SO HOW?
“We can’t out-argue the world…What we can do, though, is out-narrate the world by providing a more beautiful story and stronger communities than the world does. —Carl Trueman
If you want to get a sample of what Trueman has to share, here is a short article from my school that gives as great glimpse. TAKE A LOOK.
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:
Sun (7/5) - Revelation 5:1–14
Mon - Hebrews 11:8–19
Tues - Daniel 7:9–14
Weds - Psalm 47:1–9
Thurs - Titus 2:11–3:6; Isaiah 43:11
Fri - Jeremiah 3:12–18
Sat - Matthew 25:21–46; 1 Peter 2:9
Sun - Galatians 2:11–21
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.
FINALLY, we have made the OFFICIAL transition from Cornerstone to CrossTrain on July 1st. FIND OUT ALL ABOUT IT HERE. 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!