The Crossing
360° Jesus | Kingdom
Often the mere mention of Jesus takes us straight to the Gospels. We think of him as the healer, teacher, preacher. He is, however, far more. In this series, we will look at him through heaven’s eyes as the logos, the prophesied King, the crucified Savior, and the risen Lord.
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    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Hannibal
    205 S 5th St, Hannibal, MO 63401, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Jacksonville
    803 S Diamond St, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • The Crossing - Keokuk
    610 Timea St, Keokuk, IA 52632, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Kirksville
    810 E Shepherd Ave, Kirksville, MO 63501, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Lima
    2902 IL-96, Lima, IL 62348, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Macomb
    1600 W Jackson St, Macomb, IL 61455, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Monmouth
    215 S 1st St, Monmouth, IL 61462, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Mount Sterling
    979 895e St, Mt Sterling, IL 62353, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM
  • The Crossing - Pike County
    28842 IL-107, Griggsville, IL 62340, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Quincy 48th Street
    150 S 48th St, Quincy, IL 62305, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • The Crossing - Quincy 929
    929 Monroe St, Quincy, IL 62301, USA
    Thursday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
About The Crossing
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The Crossing is a multi-campus, non-denominational Christian church with locations in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. We exist to minister in local communities, following our core values to bring people to an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Visit www.thecrossing.net to learn more about our church.

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The nation of Israel had left Israel and entered the Promised Land but found themselves jealous of other nations who had kings ruling over them.
During this time God raised up Judges in times of need to deliver the people from their enemies.
The Israelites never had a king; however, this statement still rings true. When your life is not surrendered to someone or something higher than yourself, everyone does what they want.
The Israelites had always had a King, they just didn’t recognize him as King.
God would eventually reject Saul as king and instruct Samuel to anoint one of the sons of Jesse.
We can try to put all kinds of people on the throne of our lives.
We can put emotions on the throne of our lives - trying to quench a thirst that is unending.
We can put marriage or relationships on the throne of our lives - eventually hurting ourselves and the people we love who we set up for failure.
After experiencing disappointment with people or things, we can put ourselves on the throne - setting our own rules and calling the plays.
We don’t realize that this responsibility comes with great expense. We want to rule, but we don’t want the responsibility.
We falsely believe that if we have the right King our lives will get easier. All Kings are tough, even Jesus.
Life with Jesus as King cannot be done in our own power or strength. Instead, He gives us His power, strength, and presence to live it out.
You can live a tough life with Jesus or you can live a tough life without Jesus.
Kings rule - they govern and they direct, taking your identity, happiness, possessions, and freedom.
Jesus takes as well. But he takes away your sins.
All Kings rule. Other kings’ rules are temporary - they take what they can and leave. Jesus reigns forever.
All Kings serve. The kings we place on the throne serve themselves - expanding their dominion and ensuring their own welfare. Jesus came as a King who serves and gives His life as a ransom for many.
All Kings protect. Temporary kings protect their territory, reputation, and standing. Jesus instead laid Himself down to protect us from the sting of death.
True Kings don’t sit on small thrones.
We may realize that Jesus is supposed to sit on the throne, but we create a small, temporary throne, choosing when and where He can rule.
That is what happened to Jesus when He was on earth - the people wanted an earthly king to overthrow the government and rule over them. They did not want Him as the King of their hearts, but that is where Jesus wants to reign.
When we make a decision to follow Jesus and are baptized, Jesus becomes our Savior and Lord - sitting on the throne of our lives.
Jesus came to reign, and we can bow to Him now or be forced to later.
God looks at our hearts - it may appear that we are following Jesus from the outside, but God looks at our hearts and sees who is on the throne.
You can make Jesus your King today. When you make Jesus your King, you get to dwell in His Kingdom.

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