Thursday, September 25, 2008

Risk and Manure in YOU!!

When The Crossing first began, it was easy to take risks. There was nothing to lose because there was just me, Sue, and a handful of people. But 20 years later, with a new location, a parking structure, a kid's building, a whole bunch of people and a budget to keep; it can be easy to play it safe.

Look at those early followers of Jesus, they didn’t play it safe, THEY WENT FOR IT! Of course they all died a martyrs death, but they did things that no one else was doing.

As a church, we are called to play offense. There’s no need to run from the gates of hell. We’re supposed to just KICK them down!!!

Last weekend we did some kickin’ in the name of Jesus! More than 1,200 people turned out to makeover the Estancia High School campus. The principal of Estancia was BLOWN away!

The Crossing…WAY TO GO!

DO NOT MISS this weekend as we CELEBRATE God (no that’s not a misspelling) times! There’s going to be some really cool stuff for kids and some awesome happenings for us adults.

Service times are Saturday night at 5:30 pm and Sunday morning at 8:30, 10, 10:30, or 11:45 am.

See you this weekend,

Tim CelekLead Pastor

The Crossing
2115 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

P.S. About the manure, well for those who served at Estancia they know what I’m talking about, “Oooo that smell…” I was reminded of this verse...from 2 Corinthians 2:14-16...

“ Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life.” 2 Corinthians 2:14-16

As a church, the odor we’ve collectively given off this ENTIRE month (with school makeovers, car give aways and cash for causes) has been FLIPPIN HUGE! There’s NO PLAYING it safe going on here. See you this weekend!!!