Archive for September, 2016
Yesterday, our daily devotionals began for 40 Days of Faith. Please text “webelieve” to 313131 to receive your daily devotional. Additionally, you can pick it up in printed form on Sunday. The devotional is brief, encouraging, and challenging.
WE BELIEVE Sermon Series Begins Sunday
For the next six weeks, we will be preaching on WE BELIEVE: 40 Days of Faith. Built off of Hebrews 11, the sermon series will be the key part of our 40 Days of Faith. These next six weeks will be a fantastic time to engage new friends in the fellowship of Cross Church. Without faith, it is impossible to please God!
Mark the Date: October 23, A Day of Influence
Our emphasis on October 23 is A Day of Influence in all areas of our ministry on each of our campuses. This is a day where you influence the members of your small group ministry to be in church on this day. This is a day where you influence the members of our music and worship ministries to be in church on this Sunday. This a day where you bring people you have influence over in your life and those who have influenced your life. This is the day where each campus stands up with great influence for the glory of God in Northwest Arkansas. Mark your calendar for October 23. Make Sunday a priority.
New Ministry Budget Begins Sunday
Our 2016-2017 Ministry Budget begins this Sunday. Our budget goal this year is $18.8 million. This week, we celebrate the meeting of the 2015-2016 Ministry Budget. Our goal was: $18.1 million. Our Ministry Budget income this past 52 weeks was $20.8 million. We give God praise for blessing our people financially and we give God praise and a huge thank you to each of you for giving through the priority of our Ministry Budget, both regularly and faithfully.
As we begin our new Ministry Budget this week, for over two and one-half decades this Sunday has been called Prove the Tithe Day. This is a day where we ask each member and regular attender to honor God with at least one tenth of your entire weekly income. Annually, during this time, Jeana and I have increased our commitment to giving beyond the tithe or first tenth of our income. Join us by giving more beginning in October. Let’s start well and be faithful, and one year from now, we will celebrate how God has used each of us to further the gospel of Jesus here in Northwest Arkansas, America, and the world.
It’s All About Our Missional Vision
Everything we do is all about our missional vision: Reaching Northwest Arkansas, America, and the world for Jesus Christ. We accomplish this by going, baptizing, and teaching. This is what Jesus called making disciples. When we are faithful to do these things, we will be an evangelistic, Jesus-centered church.
See You Sunday!
Ronnie W. Floyd
Two years ago, I wanted to do a serious series of messages during the Christmas season, and I wanted it to be text-driven and expositional. The Lord directed my heart to Luke 1-2. From study and work with our team, we designed a six-week series. We believe God directed us the entire way.
Series: Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him!
An Expositional Series on Luke 1-2
This six-week series was built upon the Bible. God used it at Cross Church, and we believe He can continue to use it for His glory. That is why we feel that this series does not need to be sitting in the archives. We want to share it.
If we help one pastor have a direction and can serve him and his church by sharing this series and its resources, it would be a continued blessing. The sermon outlines and resources represent a large volume of study time, multiple meetings, and hours of work from our communications team.
If God wants to use these resources again in some way through you and your church, help yourself. There is no cost.
Here is a list of the titles with the text during the six weeks of the series. We began on the first Sunday of November, which helped us build a strong culture for Christmas:
Week 1: Breaking The Silence (Luke 1:1-25)
Week 2: Mary’s Christmas (Luke 1:26-45)
Week 3: The Other Christmas Baby (Luke 1:57-80)
Week 4: The First Thanksgiving (Luke 1:46-57)
Week 5: Unto Us a Child is Born (Luke 2:1-20)
Week 6: Christmas: The Promise Fulfilled (Luke 2:21-52)
The entire series outlines, graphics, sermon bumpers and video promotion can all be found at the buttons below. If you have trouble downloading any of these resources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May the Lord bless you as you consider your Christmas series. If we come alongside of you in this way, you will bring us joy!
Now is the Time to Lead,
Ronnie W. Floyd