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Genesis 30:25-31:55 - My Business Is God's Business

Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful men in business. Many people turn to him to learn business success. While Warren has helpful advice, what does the Bible say is behind a successful business. Join us as we learn the answer. ...

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Genesis 29:31-30:24 - Desperate Housewives

After the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize gay marriage, Nathan Collier of Montana applied for a marriage license for his second wife. He noted Chief Justice John Roberts dissenting vote on the legalization of gay marriage which pointed out polygamous relationships can make the same argument for their legalization as homosexual relationships. Are polygamous marriages a...

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Genesis 29 - The Painful Path Of Maturity

General Hospital is the longest running American soap opera. It first aired in 1963. Its remained incredibly popular because it kept viewers on the edge of their seats with risqué dating relationships,marital infidelities and love triangles. Women looking for intrigue or relational mystery tuned in to follow the over-the-top relationships of the Quartermaines and the S...

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Stairway To Heaven

In 1971 Led Zeppelin released the song Stairway to Heaven. It rocked to success and is still ranked as one of the 500 greatest songs of all-time. VH1 considers it the third greatest song of all-time. Stairway to Heaven is a song about a constant search for meaning in a world of ambiguity. It is a message of no universal truth. Ironically, the Bible tells us there is a...

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Genesis 27 - Sin Never Pays

When a mom in Murray, Utah found her 4th-grade daughter bullying another girl about her clothes she came up with a particularly apt form of punishment. She decided to send her daughter to school in ugly outfits. After experiencing two days of her friends picking on her nerdy clothes, the mother knew she made her point. Sin has consequences. As we study Isaac's dysfunct...

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Genesis 25 - Good Ending, Tough Beginning

In 1771 the king of Sweden died of digestion problems after consuming a meal of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring, champagne and 14 servings of his favorite dessert. He is the king remembered for a bad ending as he literally ate himself to death. In Genesis 25, we look at the final days of Abraham and how the memory of his death reminds us we can trust in Godâ€...

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Genesis 24 - Marriage

In 1970, 36 percent of Americans were single. Today 50.2 percent are single. People aren't getting married. it is easier to live together, sleep together and break up when things get difficult. Sex used to be reserved for marriage. Soon it became for those who were dating. Eventually it was for friends...

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Genesis 23 - Funeral

It was a closed solid bronze casket plated with 14-karat gold that was lined with blue velvet. The memorial service was so large it was organized by a concert promoter who gave away 17,500 free ticket to 1.2 million applicants. There were 3,000 police officers on duty to keep order at a cost of $1.4 million dollars. It was the largest security effort in Los Angeles sinc...

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The Resurrection Changes Everything

NT Wright—a prominent Anglican theologian, talks about his friend, Marcus Borg. NT believes Marcus is a Christian even though he doesn't believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus. Is it possible to be a Christian without believing in the literal resurrection? In this study we learn how a Christ that didn't rise destroys our faith. A Jesus that did rise changes our ...

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Genesis 22 - Obedience

Only hours after receiving the prestigious Crufts Rosette award for good behavior at a dog show, Eddie, an Akita, lunged at a nearby woman sinking his teeth into her knee cap and hand leaving her with serious injuries. His disobedience led to a costly lawsuit for his owners. While obedience can lead to honor, disobedience leads to disaster. As we continue our study of G...

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Genesis 22 - Tests

One of the worst parts of school are the tests. The hardest test to pass is the final exam. In Genesis 22 Abraham faces his final exam in the school of faith. Just like Abraham, God is growing our faith and testing us to bring us to maturity. In this chapter we learn how to prepare for the tests and trials of faith we will have in our life and how to pass with flying color...

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Genesis 21 - Promises

The election season is in full swing. The candidates for president are making promises of what they will do for us if elected to office. Unfortunately, most of us don't believe them. Politicians have become synonymous with dishonesty. Bill Clinton promised to lower taxes for the middle class, he didn't. Franklin Roosevelt ran for president on the pledge he would balan...

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Genesis 20 - Relapse

After seven months of sobriety, while dealing with a stressful time in the office, she rinsed her mouth with Scope after brushing her teeth. Instead of spitting it out, the sudden rush of alcohol was so exhilarating that she swallowed it. That began Vicki's relapse into alcoholism that continued for months, not with traditional booze but by swallowing her mouthwash after...

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Genesis 19 - Sodom

Jessa Duggar, the 22 year old reality star of the TLC series 19 Kids & Counting, took to social media with an unpopular post. She warned her fans about God’s judgment. She warned that many justify their lifestyle by believing in a loving God who doesn’t judge. She cautioned that God will not hold back judgment forever. The hours of our time on earth are ticking away. S...

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Genesis 18 - Guests

John and Francis Canning had an unexpected guest at their wedding in England at Manchester Town Hall. As they stood in disbelief, Queen Elizabeth appeared, shook their hands and congratulated them on their marriage. You never know who will show up for dinner. In Genesis 18, Jesus...

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What Does The Bible Say About Homosexuality? - Pt. 1

On June 16, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage making it the law of the land. Many Christians are not supportive of this decision. When asked to explain why it is wrong, most Christians are frustrated. They don't have good biblical answers. If they point to the prohibition against homosexuality in Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, they are told the obscure la...

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What Does The Bible Say About Heterosexuality?

In the last 20 years, the life of young single adults has changed dramatically. At one time it was a virtuous to keep your sexual purity. Now it is considered an oddity. We live in a hook-up and break-up world where casual sex is the norm. Under so much cultural pressure even the most devout Christian singles find themselves dabbling in sexual expression. What does th...

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What Is Biblical Productivity?

Productivity strategies are part of the business world. David Allen 's book Getting Things Done is the way many organize their life Stephen Covey and Peter Drucker write popular books on business productivity. What does the Bible teach about productivity? Join us as we learn what the Bible says about whats best next....

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Why Is Rest Essential For Work?

43% of American enter summer with no vacation plans. An additional 33% will only take a 7-day vacation with two of those days being the weekend, which is really a 5-day vacation. Even when we take vacation, we bring our cell phone and laptop with us. We call it a working vacation, which is a contradiction in terms. Is all this work making us more productive? Discover ...

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Why Is Ordinary Work Important Work?

Some speakers at Bible conferences will challenge you to give your life to full time ministry. While that challenge is good, occasionally the motivation used for it isn't. Is it true that leaving the business world moves you from a life of success to a life of significance? Is it true that a business career isn't as pleasing to God as one in ministry? In this message w...

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How Does Work Touch Eternity?

Is the earth going to burn? Will all our work one day be destroyed when Jesus returns? In this message we discover the surprising enduring value of our daily work....

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How Does Jesus Change Work?

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What Went Wrong With Work?

God created work to be a blessing but something went wrong. Work is painful. While our jobs are a source of joy, they are also frustrating. Discover what went wrong with work and how it affects us....

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Why Do We Work?

Is work just a way to make money? Is work a necessary evil that we hope to avoid in retirement? As we begin this series, we discover why we work and the role God created it to play in our life....

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Called To Be A Disciple

What is a disciple? Is a disciple and a Christian the same thing? At CrossWinds we believe discipleship of Christ is foundational to the Christian life and the church. We believe God called us to be disciples and make disciples. Join us as we discover why living as a disciple is part of CrossWinds Church....

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Compelled to Recommend

The love of Jesus compels us to do some crazy things. It compels us to speak about Jesus to our acquaintances, family, friends, coworkers and neighbors. When we speak of Jesus, thankfully we do not need to prove him. We just need to recommend him and let Jesus prove himself....

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Compelled To Befriend

The love of Jesus compels us to do some crazy things. The love of Christ compels us to build friendships with people everyone else avoids. In this message we learn Jesus' love for the despised IRS agents that audit our taxes....

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Stand Firm

As Peter closes his letter he is aware of how difficult it will be to stand firm and live for our eternal hope in Christ. In his closing words, he give us four things we need to know to hold on to our hope in Christ when everything else is pulling us away....

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Humble Shepherds And Their Sheep

When churches split, what goes wrong? How can we prevent a church from crumbling when differences of opinion rear their head? In this message Peter show church leaders and the congregation what they need to make it through the hard times without blowing apart....

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What Makes Suffering For Christ Unique?

As Peter wraps up his teaching on suffering, he tells us how suffering for the name of Christ is unique. God promises great blessing to those who suffer as a witness for Jesus. Join us as we discover the privilege of suffering for Christ....

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How Do I Prepare For The End Of The World?

Billboards proclaimed May 21, 2011 as Judgment Day. Harold Camping wanted the world to prepare for the return of Christ. May 21, 2011 came and went. Nothing happened. While Harold Camping falsely predicted the date of Christ's return, the Bible tells us Christ will return. We should prepare for it, but not with billboards. How should we live our life to prepare for t...

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Choosing Suffering Over Sin

How much should Christians try to fit with modern culture? Where is the line between living as part of our community and living a holy life? In this message we learn six truths we must remember if we want the courage to suffer for holiness instead of following the crowd and choosing sin....

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What Good Can Come From Unjust Suffering?

When facing times of unexplainable suffering, we often wonder what possible good can come from all of the pain. In this message Peter provides us with the confidence we need to know God will use our undeserved suffering for good....

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How Do I Endure Unjust Suffering?

People can be downright evil. Either for reasons unknown to us, or because of our faith in Christ, some people enjoy doing evil toward us. They posture themselves as our enemy. How should we treat them? How do we try and stop their hate-filled words and actions? How do we cope with the pressure when the suffering doesn't stop? These are some of the important questions we a...

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Called To Be A Blessing

A popular line from the movie Rambo was, "They drew first blood." It was a justification of revenge. Is that the way Christians live? Are we justified in getting even with our enemies? Join us as we learn how to handle difficult people....

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Men And Marriage

What does a husband need to know to turn his marriage into a raging success? In this study, husband's learn how to live with their wife for God's glory and their joy....

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Zechariah - What Do I Need To Know About God's Discipline?

When the wheels fall off of life, what went wrong? Has God lost control? Is God punishing us for our sin? In this message we learn what is wrong with the prosperity gospel and why suffering is evidence of God's love....

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Mary and Elizabeth - Why Do I Need Christian Friends?

Everything is going on the Internet. We bank on the Internet, take classes on the Internet, shop on the Internet and stay in contact with our friends through social networking. Why not attend church on the Internet? In this Christmas message we learn the pitfalls of Internet church....

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Mary - What Should I Do When God Changes My Plans?

What should we do when life takes an unexpected turn for the worse? How should we think about God when life falls apart? Join us as we learn how to handle unexpected life-changing circumstances....

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Zechariah - Do I Believe God Answers Prayer?

Have I become spiritually stiff? Many of us have followed Christ for years but we haven’t seen any extraordinary answers to our prayers. Zechariah teaches us the danger of developing a heart of unbelief. ...

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Ancient Beauty For The Modern Woman

Women’s cosmetics and clothing is a multi-billion dollar business. Every woman wants to look sharp and be noticed. Unfortunately, many women ignore essential parts of their beauty. What are they? Join us to discover the Bible’s beauty secrets....

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How Do I Handle Undeserved Suffering?

What should we do when we suffer for no apparent reason? Do you take someone to court? Do you take matters into your hands? Do you have a right to give people a piece of your mind? Unfair suffering can create deep seat anger. Join us to learn what God wants us to do....

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Too Far Gone for Grace

Ever feel like you are too far for God's grace? That there's no point in continuing to go on because of such a messed up past? Join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Spencer as we look at how with God, we are never too far gone for grace....

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How to be a Thankful Christian

Ever wish that you were more thankful? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds as we look at "How to be a Thankful Christian." ...

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