Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
On September 27th we will be celebrating the 12th anniversary of Crossroads Baptist Church! We are blessed to have as our special musical guest Dave McVay. Please take some time and check out his website HERE. Worship starts at 11am. Those attending Worship are encouraged to join us for a potluck dinner on the grounds. We will be cooking up some burgers and hotdogs and ask each family to bring a side to share. Come on out and meet your neighbors, share some old memories or make some new ones!
Monday, September 7, 2009
It is now reported that 1 in 100 persons in the United States is living in a correctional institute of some kind. When you factor in that each of these has a family in crisis due to the incarceration of their loved one and you begin to get the picture of the need. These people are locked away because society has determined that their sin is so great that they can not live out in society with the rest of us. God has a very different view of sin. He says that we have all sinned and come short of His Glory. When he looks down, he does not see big sin and little sin he only sees sin. Those behind bars are no more needing of a redeemer than the rest of us. We have all fallen short.
There are many ways that you can reach those behind bars with the gospel and start a ripple that will not only change their lives but generations to come. The most direct way is to volunteer, contact your local jail or prison and enquire about opportunities to share the gospel with those living there. Secondly encourage your church to start a jail ministry. Thirdly support an existing ministry, we saw 18 men saved last week in the Osceola County Jail. This is only possible because of the prayers and financial support of people like you. I encourage you to pray and see what part God would have you to take in this important area of outreach.
Pastor Jay McCaig
Saturday, September 5, 2009
A friend of our recently became the caregiver for her 97 yr old “Grams”. She is documenting the wisdom being shared with her by her grams on a blog for everyone to enjoy. I encourage you to visit “97 years of blessings” and partake of wisdom she ids sharing. I know it will be as much of a blessing to you as it has been for me.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Ice Cream giant, Ben & Jerry, has decided to throw its support behind the homosexual rights movement by renaming its popular “Chubby-Hubby” to “Hubby-Hubby” to celebrate the legalization of homosexual marriage in their home state of Vermont. Apparently, Ben & Jerry and its parent company, Unilever, are more concerned with promoting the homosexual agenda than they are making profits. This move deliberately shuns the good, moral values that so many of their customers hold. It is a shame that an international company like Unilever would actively promote a sinful lifestyle at the expense of there shareholders profit.
The Bible makes very clear that the act of homosexuality is sinful and should be avoided not glorified. See Romans chapter 1
Unilever markets products under many different brand names including, Slim-fast, Lipton, Vaseline, Dove, & Surf to name a few. Unilever may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share your thoughts on this subject with them.