CROSSPATH AT EAST RIDGE
Friday, July 25, 2014
 

 

 

It is Not Politics as Usual I have said truthfully with conviction many times, “I am not a part of any political party,” and that is absolutely the truth. I try my best to vote from a biblical worldview. I basically vote biblical values, convictions, and standards. I don’t believe everything I hear or read but I know that those who lead us presently have done more to damage this nation morally and spiritually than any other leaders in history. Republicans and Democrats are guilty, as well as preachers and church members, but President Obama, by nature of his office and his personal philosophy and theology, is the visible force used by invisible forces to move this nation towards moral bankruptcy.  And we stand timidly by and watch it happen. You and I have every right to express our convictions, to utilize our freedoms, and the time to do that is now. We can vote but we must do more. The Bible tells us, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,” and brothers and sisters it is past time to “say so!”

  Important Notice: Heavenly Blessings Available I don’t know everything there is to know about following Jesus, but I am 100% sure He has called each and every believer to serve, not generally, but specifically. That means He has a unique purpose for you and has gifted you to fulfill that purpose. In plain terms we are all called specifically to partner with Him in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ to the world through our unique gifts and calling. At Crosspath we are offering unique opportunities for you to use God’s gifts and know you are doing exactly what He wants you to do. We need volunteers in AWANA and in our English as a Second Language ministry. These ministries are vital to our church and community and we need several volunteers in each of these ministries. Megan will meet with anyone interested in AWANA on the drum side of the worship center, and Kay Marlar will meet those interested in ESL on the piano side after the worship service. If you are looking for heavenly blessings and a clear Christ honoring purpose; this may be it! Please meet with them if you will serve or if you have questions.

  The Letter’s in the Mail This week you will receive a letter from the pastor and the elders detailing our financial needs at Crosspath. God has blessed us greatly in our church with a number of faithful stewards who give regularly and sacrificially to finance God’s work at Crosspath, and we are very thankful for the support. We have many adults that give their tithe because they know it is biblical. We have some that give to special needs, and others that give every now and then. We have others who do not give anything. We are thankful for all gifts but are praying for more that give regularly, and more committed to a biblical tithe. What we are asking for in the letter is growth in givers and giving. We are not in trouble but we know if we don’t grow in the number of people willing to support the church we will be in trouble in the future. We are praying for every member, every active participant, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to take responsibility for financing the future of our church. We realize that some can’t give but we strongly believe that most everyone can give something, and many can give more, or begin to tithe. Churches live and breathe on regular gifts to the offering, not on special gifts, and not on designated gifts. Special gifts and designated gifts can’t be used for preschool and children’s ministry, youth ministry, utility bills, salaries, etc.  Please prayerfully consider your part in helping Crosspath become a stronger church in the future.