Crossbridge Christian Church
Crossbridge Christian Church: Rooted In God (June 6, 2021)
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    Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Crossbridge Christian Church
    4141 Artemis Way, Tallahassee, FL 32311, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Thanks for joining us today at Crossbridge! We're all about making an impact in our world and helping disconnected people connect to God! Below we've got all the links you need, and the notes for today's worship gathering together. We think it's pretty cool you've joined us.

New to Crossbridge? Text "I'm new" to (850) 583-0712 for some free coffee to welcome you here! If you're joining us in person, you can also let us know on a connection card.

Communion: We invite all Christ followers to participate in communion with us today. For those in-person, a pre-packaged cup is available at your seat (please let a first impressions team member know if you would like a gluten-free one). For all joining us online, go ahead and grab elements to use for bread and juice when we get to that time in our gathering later today.

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You can give at the link below, via text (text an amount to 84321) or by sending a gift to Crossbridge at P.O. Box 16336 (Tallahassee, FL 32317). There's no pressure to give. This is simply a way for those of us who call Crossbridge our church home to take part in our mission of helping disconnected people connect to God. Thank you for your generosity!

http://crossbridgechristian.com/give
Many Christians remain in bondage to fears and anxieties simply because they do not avail themselves of the discipline of study. They may be faithful in church attendance and earnest in fulfilling their religious duties, and still they are not changed. I am not here speaking only of those who are going through mere religious forms, but of those who are genuinely seeking to worship and obey Jesus Christ as Lord and Master. They may sing with gusto, pray in the Spirit, live as obediently as they know, even receive divine visions and revelations, and yet the tenor of their lives remains unchanged. Why? Because they have never taken up one of the central ways God uses to change us: study. Jesus made it unmistakably clear that the knowledge of the truth will set us free. “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free,” (John 8:32). Good feelings will not free us. Ecstatic experiences will not free us. Without a knowledge of the truth, we will not be free. This principle is true in every area of human endeavor. It is true in biology and mathematics. It is true in marriages and other human relationships. But it is especially true in reference to the spiritual life. Many are hampered and confused in the spiritual walk by a simple ignorance of the truth. Worse yet, many have been brought into the most cruel bondage by false teaching. “You traverse sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves,” (Matt. 23:15).

-Richard Foster
How to Study:
-Repetition
-Concentration
-Comprehension
-Reflection

What to Study:
-The Bible
Commentaries:
-Bestcommentaries.com

The Classics:
-The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis
-The Confessions of St. Augustine
-Practicing the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence

The neo-Classics:
-The Cost of Discipleship, Boenhoeffer
-Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
-The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer

Apologetics, Science, and Creation:
-Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, Moreland
-I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, Geisler & Turek
-Evidence that Demands a Verdict, McDowell

Fiction:
-The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
-The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien
-Pilgrim’s Progress, Bunyan

Kane's personal recommendations:
-No More Dragons, Burgen
-Salvation by Allegiance Alone, Bates
-Radical, Platt
Study cannot happen until we are willing to be subject to the subject matter.
Questions for Discussion:
1. What are you currently studying and is it oriented towards God?

2. How has God revealed himself to you in the times when you have studied His Word and Will?

3. Are your mind and the things you fill your brain with submitted to the Lord?

4. What sort of transformation do you think could take place if your mind was saturated with the things of His Kingdom?