Thursday, September 6, 2012

Real Church...Real People...Real Simple...

This is not just a slogan, but the way of life here at Crossroads Baptist Church. Here you will find a church that this is truly a loving, filled with people just like yourself!

Crossroads is a Real Church
We were not born out of strife or disagreement; we were lovingly founded by Winter Haven Baptist Church. Crossroads is a church that is built on the Word of God not man. A place where you can learn and grow without all the man-made rules and complications.

Crossroads is full of Real People

At Crossroads you will find people just like yourself, Real. At Crossroads we're not about "having it all together" or acting like we do. We are simply growing together toward a God who really understands us and can put all the pieces of this often bizarre world into perspective. Come visit. There's a place for you.
Crossroads keeps it Real Simple
 Man has a way of making God, well, complicated. While we know that God is infinitely complex, the directions He gave us to live and grow by are Real Simple.

Step 1 - Join us this Sunday for Worship @ 11:00am.

Step 2 - Get involved with one of our Life Groups.

Step 3 - Come and pray with us during one of our POP (Power Of Prayer) Times.

Step 4 - Serve. Let us help you find your place in the family of Christ!

It just doesn't get any simpler than that!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Resistance is futile

Last night I was teaching a group of men incarcerated at the Osceola County Jail. As I was introducing myself one of the men spoke up and said that he was supposed to be going to Crossroads but instead wound up in jail. He said that shortly before he got himself in trouble he had received a hand written note from a lady in our congregation inviting him to church. He felt at that time that Crossroads is where he should be but he resisted and instead chose the path that led him to jail.

I wonder how often we resist the Holy Spirits leading and end up in a place much less than what God had planned for us? God wants to use you and do bigger things with you than you could ever imagine and He will, if you will let Him.

I also wonder how often we make an unforgettable difference in someone’s life without ever knowing. Whoever wrote that letter to that young man has changed him forever. At the very least he is knows someone cares and is recognizing the Holy Spirits guiding in his life.

Please pray for that young man that when he is released he will find his way to Crossroads where he can grow and become everything that God wants him to be! Our God is the God of second chances, for that young man and for you. Seek Him while there is still time.

Isaiah 55:6 “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near”