Harpoons & Rest

by Ken

Why are my Monday’s so hard? This has been the question in my mind over the past few weeks.  Every Monday morning, I sit down and make my project list for the week.  Lately, it’s been pretty full.  Between working to equip Cross City Church, a full-time job search, and involvement in other pursuits; Mondays […]

4 Costly Misses

by Scott Burns

There are times you can’t afford to be “off”. I ask a lot of people why Jesus would accept them into heaven. I get a lot of wrong answers, even among those who believe Jesus is the Christ.  Here are some of the leading replies I get and why they are so deadly wrong. “I really […]

Summer on Mission

by Ken

As Summer rapidly approaches, we thought it may be helpful to post something specifically about how to make the most out of your summer on mission.  As missionaries whom God has sent to our neighborhoods and cities, we want to always be thinking about how God may use us and our Summer to show our […]

The Sweet Stuff in the Middle

by Scott Burns

Its amazing how simple it is sometimes. Two things often haunt us: fears and addictive wants.  Good news there is a simple cure. Seriously?  A common and simple cure to both my fears and addictions?  Yep.  Its right there in two short verses in Hebrews 13:5-6 Heb. 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, […]

Stop Eating Snow

by Ken

Snow Day!  I loved to hear those two words as a kid.  These beautiful words (at least in the eye of the beholder) meant that my brother, sister, and I got to spend the day exploring the great white wilderness that was our backyard.  As the day wore on and we became thirsty, it seemed […]

Vague God = Weak God

by Scott Burns

Recently, I had a headache. Actually, I had hundreds of headaches over a few days.  And to be even more specific, they were really bad headaches. The specifics of the number and intensity of the headaches helps you understand and identify with what I was experiencing.  I could even heighten this by telling you more […]

So…God’s Plan Actually Works?

by Ken

Three weeks ago, Thomas stood in a feed trough full of cold water ready to declare (through Baptism) his new life in Jesus.  As he went under the water, his action declared, “I have died to my sin and to my self with Jesus”.  As he came up out of the water, his action joyfully […]

Jesus: Suggester and Booster

by Scott Burns

So many of the complications and conflicts we suffer in fellowship and mission come from hasty assumption of “professions”.  In our fear or the awkwardness of our hearts, when a person tells us they “believe”, are a Christian, “born again”, “love God”, go to your church or even “are religious”…. we often breath a sigh […]

All Things for Our Good? Defining our “Good”

by Ken

What’s the most commonly remembered “promise” that we look to, or quote for others when trials and disaster come?  While I know there are many, I would venture to say that Romans 8:28 is near the top of every Christian’s list: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for […]

“Check Engine” Lights: The Missionary Identity

by Ken

Two weeks ago, we looked at some signs that warn us we may not be believing and living out our “Family” identity.  Today, we look at our “Missionary” identity. Both the Family and Missionary identities flow out of the Story of God…the good news of His reign over redeemed humanity and creation through Jesus Christ.  […]