Knowing your place in creation affirms how prized you are by God and helps you live out His mission.
And what is His mission?
To redeem & restore the image that was marred in our rebellion.
I wish I could have better conveyed the beautiful truth that is shown in Genesis Chapter 1. To fully understand the implications of being His image bearer is to better understand all that is happening in the world and in your life.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” — Genesis 1:26
But the Holy Spirit is the BEST TEACHER. So as you read this week's reading, I trust that He will fill in the gaps, and blow your mind with the truth as He did mine in my study. And next week it just get's better as we look full upon His grace and Sola Gratia in Ephesians Chapter 2.
Here are this week’s readings:
Sunday’s Teaching — Genesis 1.1–31
1 Corinthians 15.38–49
2 Corinthians 3.1–18
1 Chronicles 17.11–20
1 Corinthians 15.50–58
Sunday’s Teaching — Ephesians 2.1–22
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. 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!