Archive for December, 2017
Worship & Small Groups
We continue our normal schedule on every campus this Sunday with worship and small groups. During this holiday season, do not miss gathering with our Cross Church Family. You can find the schedule for each campus on our website.
There’s still time to honor God with all He has entrusted to you in 2017. We honor Him with giving not out of obligation, but as an act of obedience and worship. Our first priority is the Ministry Budget, which is how we reach Northwest Arkansas, America, and the world for Jesus Christ. You can give online here, or drop by our offices by the end of the day tomorrow. If you have questions about year-end giving, contact Ben Mayes at 479-751-4523.
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Begins Monday
On Monday, January 1, we will begin 21 Days of Prayer as a church family. This has been a significant spiritual marker in the lives of our members and the life of our church. Each day, you will be able to participate in our brief time in the Word at 6:30 a.m. via Facebook Live or phone at (563) 999-1422. You can also sign up now for daily texts by sending “21days” to 313131. Join us!
Reaching Northwest Arkansas, America, and the World for Jesus Christ,
Ronnie W. Floyd
If you do not plan to succeed in your spiritual life in 2018, you will fail. I want to challenge you to start 2018 in the right way spiritually. If you start strong, you are setting yourself up to finish strong.
There are many things you can plan to do to achieve this spiritual need and goal, but I want to suggest one that has really helped us at Cross Church.
Focus Leads to Success
At Cross Church, we have found that when we have a focused effort, it helps us go so much farther together. For the past several years, Cross Church has been allocating twenty-one days together to start our lives right spiritually each year.
Consider Twenty-One Days in January
January 1-21, 2018, we will be placing our focus on 21 Days of Prayer. We will focus our prayer each day in three specific areas:
- Personal: A specific personal need that you have on your heart. In other words, pray for your greatest burden or burdens daily.
- Church: We will communicate specific things our church needs to focus on each day.
- National: Our nation has so many needs, and we will communicate some specific needs for our church to focus on each day.
There is something dynamic that occurs when we pray in agreement, at the same time, about specific things.
Additionally, we will encourage as many people as possible to fast, however God is leading them, during these twenty-one days. Fasting is abstinence from food with a spiritual goal in mind. When we humble ourselves through fasting, our prayers are purified, our hearts are softened, and God’s power ignites us like nothing else.
But let me be more than clear: The overall emphasis is something every person can do. Everyone can pray with specificity about things on their heart and things we will share for twenty-one days.
Daily Engagement and Communication Will Occur During Each of the Twenty-One Days: January 1-21, 2018
During these twenty-one days, our goal is to engage and encourage each other through daily communication. There are two ways we will communicate during each of these twenty-one days:
1. Daily Texts Sent at 6:00 a.m. CST
In these short daily texts, we will lead you to target a personal need, share a church need, and a national need. We will also share a Scripture as you pray for these needs and anything else God places on your heart.
You can sign up by texting “21days” to 313131. This daily text will provide focus and intentionality to our 21 Days of Prayer.
2. Join Me Daily via Facebook Live or Call in via Phone at 6:30 a.m. CST
During each of these twenty-one days, join me via Facebook Live, or call in via phone at (563) 999-1422 each morning for a brief message from God’s Word and prayer together.
These daily experiences will last no longer than 20 minutes. You can participate with us wherever you are in the world, and invite others to join us.
Plan Now for Spiritual Success in 2018
Whether you choose to participate with us or not in these twenty-one days from January 1 through January 21, develop your own plan. The key is having a plan to make your life all God wants you to be in 2018.
Think about your plan for the year and plan to join me for these twenty-one days of prayer.
Now is the Time to Lead and to Pray,
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the Senior Pastor of Cross Church, President of the National Day of Prayer, founder of the Cross Church School of Ministry, and host of the Ronnie Floyd on Life and Leadership Today podcast.
To request an interview with Dr. Ronnie Floyd
contact Gayla Oldham at (479) 751-4523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.