The Crossing
There Must Be A Place... That Tells People it's Not Over
In this series we’ll explore a place to meet Jesus; a place like the sea of Galilee where Peter walked with Him on water, a place where He heals.
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  • Crossing Online
    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
  • 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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A quick look on your favorite search engine will show you that some of the most successful people have oftentimes failed the most. This group of people will talk about Failing Forward. Failure can be a great teacher.








However, there is a big difference between experiencing failure and feeling like one. This is especially true when it comes to our faith.





Satan loves to pounce on people when they slip up, fail or make a mistake. He even does this with those who were trying to follow God but somehow got it wrong.




We may be thinking that others need to hear this or that this sermon doesn’t affect us.




Paul warns us that this can happen. He tells us that failure spiritually can happen to all of us. His heart breaks as he speaks to the Galatians.



Satan can take just a little bit of failure, just a little bit of time off or time away and he can cut you off from running a great race. He can whisper just a few lies and use it to not just slow you down, but take you out of the race completely.


The story today starts on the night that Jesus is betrayed. Jesus tells His disciples that they will all desert Him.


Then Jesus is arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. Peter takes out a sword and cuts off the ear of the High Priest’s servant. The name of the servant was Malchus. Jesus says no more of this. And then he touches the man’s ear and heals him.


Peter is hitting rock bottom. He is overwhelmed by USED TO BE.

Galilee is 70 miles from Jerusalem. It is a multi day walk.
There are only two times this shows up in all of scripture. At the place where Peter denied Jesus and this place where Jesus restores Peter. One is a fire of failure and the other a fire of grace.

Peter didn’t visit those nets again. He went on to preach the very first sermon and 3,000 were baptized that day. He went on to heal people, endure hardship, suffer imprisonment and beatings. He went on to proclaim the good news of Jesus to the Gentiles.

Peter’s failure was in the intro to his testimony. I was a denier but now I am a proclaimer. There has to be a place that says IT’S NOT OVER! God can still use you, redeem you, restore you, repurpose you! Jesus goes 70 miles out of his way to build a fire on a beach and make breakfast for a man who betrayed Him. There has to be a place, and I say it’s here and I say it is with us and I say it's now!

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