WHO IS GOD TO CROSSROADS?
Crossroads believes in the one triune God revealed in the Bible, and incarnate in Jesus Christ. We believe that while God is one, God is revealed in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This is a great mystery of faith.
The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Martin Luther called John 3:16 “The heart of the Bible & the Gospel in miniature.”
“For God” . . . The greatest LOVER
“So loved” . . . The greatest DEGREE
“The world” . . . The greatest NUMBER
“That He gave” . . . The greatest ACT
“His only begotten Son” . . . The greatest GIFT
“That whoever” . . . The greatest INVITATION
“Believes” . . . The greatest SIMPLICITY
“In Him” . . . The Greatest PERSON
“Shall not perish” . . . The greatest DELIVERANCE
“But” . . . The greatest DIFFERENCE
“Have” . . . The greatest CERTAINTY
“Eternal Life” . . . The greatest POSSESSION
Jesus often told stories that revealed the nature of God. In one (found in Luke 15) Jesus tells of a man with two sons. The younger of the sons asks his father for his share of the inheritance. Receiving it, he leaves home and proceeds to squander his wealth. Hitting bottom, he decides to return home and ask his father if he might find a place as a household servant.
But the father, seeing him at a distance, runs out to him and embraces him and welcomes him home as a son. In fact he throws a party, declaring, “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again” he was lost and is found.
Many read this parable as the cornerstone of Jesus’ teaching ministry. The father representing God grants his son freedom, like God granted the human race freedom. That freedom is misused (civilization today), and relationship with God is broken. In spite of this, the father’s love never ceases. Sons and daughters who desire to return home (repentance) are received (grace).
Crossroads, as part of the Body of Christ, is a community of faith that encourages a one to one relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Through worship, daily study of The Word, discipleship, small groups, and others, we seek to discover what it means to truly serve our living God.
Come Early and have donuts and coffee with us. Let us pray with or for you. Attend one of our Bible classes. Do you have a young child? We have a nursery. Come on down!