(Almost 200 pictures from the past were displayed during this service)

To see a history of theCrossroads we have a few youTube videos available here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClAI_T5KgQoZbjoNpOgZecQ

 

LOOKING BACK

Looking Back at what God has done for theCrossroads since it Began in 1985 until this very Sunday.

A church reaches it’s prime; then either moves into a GREATER VISION ERA or the DEATH of that church begins!

This church has seen some incredible things, but I believe that the BEST IS YET TO COME…we have a GREATER VISION for the future, and in order to achieve it - we must take a look back and REMEMBER what God has done.
Let’s Read Together…

Deuteronomy 6:10-12 (NKJV)
10 “So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build, 11 houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant—when you have eaten and are full— 12 then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

It is VITAL that we take the time to Remember What God Has Done for Us. We must then pass it this to our children and grandchildren by Instilling Faith in the Next Generation.

When God brought the children of Israel over the Jordan River - they were commanded to set up a memorial with large stones to help them remember.

JOSHUA 4:6-8, 24 (KJV)
6 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?
7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.
8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the Lord spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.
24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever.

The purpose of the Memorial or Taking the time to remember was to REMEMBER what God had done, Instill faith in the Next Generation and also to Roll Away Past Defeats that they had experienced! GOD HAD GREATER THINGS intended for them…but they had to be careful to LOOK BACK and Remember what God can do!

It is great to look back, we will do that, and then we will MOVE FORWARD to the GREATER THINGS God has planned for this church and community!

(Media - walk through history of the church and people)

I want to challenge you right now…take a second to LOOK BACK and see WHAT GOD HAS DONE in your life and let your heart fill up with gratitude and thankfulness!

Let’s read a few more scriptures as we close today:

Joshua 13:1 (NKJV)
Now Joshua was old, advanced in years. And the Lord said to him: “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed.

Philippians 3:12 NKJV
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

KEY POINT of this MESSAGE TODAY:
Our dreams must be bigger than our memories!

God is not finished yet. We LOOK BACK to
REMEMBER what God has done, to Instill faith in the Next Generation and see how God is Rolling Away our Past Defeats that we have experienced! GOD HAD GREATER THINGS intended for US!

We have a choice today…a choice to be part of the GREATER FUTURE of this church!

More Episodes

God’s Master Plan for You

February 17, 2019

Are you part of the "I Beat Myself Up Club"? If you are, then you need to interact with this series of messages on how you are a Masterpiece in progress.

 

Pastor Dummitt preaches about God's Master Plan for you from Ephesians chapter 1. You will be encouraged to know that a Relationship with the Master-Planner (God) will bring four things into your life:

1) Restoration (We are all Fixer Uppers)

2) Inheritance (We are the Children of God)

3) Wisdom (Along with Revelation and Understanding)

4) Power (Resurrection Power to be exact)

- There is nothing to FEAR!

 

Trust God with the Master Plan for your life!

The Opportunity for GREATER

February 17, 2019

Pastor A.J. Dummitt Preaches the Keynote Message of 2019 from Haggai 1-2. God is giving us the opportunity for GREATER in our lives, our families, our church and our communities. Will we rise to the CHALLENGE and make the most of the opportunity that God has given us? Listen and Apply this message to your life today!

FAITHFUL

January 27, 2019

FAITHFUL

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 1:9, 4:2

One of the most tragic events during the Reagan Presidency was the Sunday morning terrorist bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, in which hundreds of Americans were killed or wounded as they slept. Many of us can still recall the terrible scenes as the dazed survivors worked to dig out their trapped brothers from beneath the rubble.

A few days after the tragedy, Marine Corps Commandant Paul X Kelly, visited some of the wounded survivors then in a Frankfurt, Germany, hospital. Among them was Corporal Jeffrey Lee Nashton, severely wounded in the incident. Nashton had so many tubes running in and out of his body that a witness said he looked more like a machine than a man; yet he survived.

As Kelly neared him, Nashton, struggling to move and racked with pain, motioned for a piece of paper and a pen. He wrote a brief note and passed it back to the Commandant. On the slip of paper were but two words -- "Semper Fi" the Latin motto of the Marines meaning "forever faithful." With those two simple words Nashton spoke for the millions of Americans who have sacrificed body and limb and their lives for their country -- those who have remained faithful.

J. Dobson & Gary Bauer, Children at Risk, Word, 1990, pp. 187-188.

1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

2 Corinthians 1:18
But [as] God [is] true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.

FAITHFUL - comes from the GREEK ‘pistos’ which simply means: trusty - that can be relied on

 

If You Want a Promotion
George Boldt worked faithfully for years at the front desk in a small hotel. One day an elderly couple came into the lobby and asked for a place to stay. Every room in the hotel—and every hotel in town—was occupied. Realizing that the elderly couple had nowhere to sleep, Boldt offered them his own room. Although they were reluctant to accept his offer, they eventually did so because George insisted.
The next morning when the couple was checking out, the elderly man said to George, "You're the kind of man who should be managing the best hotel in the country. Some day I'm going to build that hotel and let you manage it."

Several years later, Boldt received a letter in the mail. It contained a round-trip ticket and a note from the man to whom he had given his room years before. The man invited George to visit him in New York City.

When Boldt arrived in New York, the gentleman took him to a downtown corner where a huge building stood. “George, this is the hotel I built for you to manage."

Boldt stared in amazement at the glorious structure. The hotel was the Waldorf-Astoria! The elderly man was William Waldorf Astor, one of the wealthiest men in the country. Boldt’s faithfulness in managing a small hotel had prepared him to manage one of the most magnificent hotels this country has ever seen.
On judgment day, God will examine how well we managed our lives on earth. If we were faithful in fulfilling our responsibilities in this life, He will assign us better things to manage in the next life. (Kent Crockett, Making Today Count for Eternity, Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 2001, pp. 50-51)

1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it].

2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep [you] from evil.

Dynamite and Firecrackers
How we manage little things indicates what we would do if we had more. Why would God give dynamite to someone who can’t handle a firecracker? (Kent Crockett, Making Today Count for Eternity, Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 2001, p. 150)

WHAT DOES FAITHFULNESS LOOK LIKE?
1. The first mark of faithfulness is ACCOUNTABILITY.

All of us as Christians are going to be held accountable. Who will you and I be accountable to? We are going to be accountable to God. It would be a good idea to start being accountable NOW - be accountable to your spouse, to your pastor and other leaders…your job probably has systems in place to keep you accountable.

In the judgement - God will ask:
What did you do do with the Gospel?
What did you do with what I gave you?
our time, talents, possession, and information
HE WILL JUDGE IF WE HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL!

25 cents at at time
Fred Craddock, teaching the practical implications of consecration said… "To give my life for Christ appears glorious," he said. "To pour myself out for others. . . to pay the ultimate price of martyrdom -- I'll do it. I'm ready, Lord, to go out in a blaze of glory. "We think giving our all to the Lord is like taking $l,000 bill and laying it on the table-- 'Here's my life, Lord. I'm giving it all.' But the reality for most of us is that he sends us to the bank and has us cash in the $l,000 for quarters. We go through life putting out 25 cents here and 50 cents there. Listen to the neighbor kid's troubles instead of saying, 'Get lost.' Go to a committee meeting. Give a cup of water to a shaky old man in a nursing home. Usually giving our life to Christ isn't glorious. It's done in all those little acts of love, 25 cents at at time. It would be easy to go out in a flash of glory; it's harder to live the Christian life little by little over the long haul."
Darryl Bell.

2. The second mark of faithfulness is PREPAREDNESS.

If we are faithful we are to always to be prepared.
There is a parable in Mathew chapter 25

3. The third mark of faithfulness is COMMITMENT.

Jesus said it this way:

“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 (HCSB)

He also said:

“He who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.” Matthew 10:38 (NKJV)

The commitments we make – MAKE US.

The commitments we make – SHAPE OUR LIVES.

God does not require a lot of things from you.
You’re not required to be brilliant.
You’re not required to be articulate.
You’re not required to be literate.
You’re not required to be handsome or beautiful.
You’re not required to be eloquent.
But you are required to be faithful.

THE GOOD NEWS -
If you will be FAITHFUL TO GOD, HE will be FAITHFUL to you. It starts by REPENTANCE, then BAPTISM FOLLOWS..

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Once you have been baptized in Jesus’ Name and repented of your sins - you are ready to receive God’s Spirit - the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Taking the Limits off of God’s Ability

January 6, 2019

TAKING THE LIMITS OFF
God’s Ability - Week 1

Psalm 78:40-41 (KJV)
40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! 41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.

Job 42:2 (KJV)
2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

Psalm 78:40-41 (KJV)
40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! 41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.

Job 42:2 (KJV)
2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

Ephesians 3:20
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

2 Corinthians 2:14
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

Hebrews 4:2 (KJV)
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Matthew 16:18
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
God can do above all we think

We need someone to challenge our thinking about God.

Marvelous Things

December 30, 2018

God wants to do MARVELOUS THINGS in your life. Pastor Dummitt encourages that all is not lost, God wants to do marvelous things in us, for us and through us!

The Way in the Manger

December 18, 2018

The Way in The Manger

TEXT: Luke 2:11-14 (KJV)

Luke 2:11-14
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

In our world today, we find so many people that seem to be confused about what happens after this life. Some believe that there is no after-life, some believe in many different and various versions of after-life. Then, once you categorize all those variations - you have to look at what happens in this life to get them from here to their eternity. Eternal destinations are almost always shaped by what happens in this life - in almost every variation of belief.

If you ask the average “Christian” how to get to heaven - you will get many different answers. Today I want to declare to you that there are not MANY WAYS to get to heaven, or have eternal life with God - THERE IS ONLY ONE! - THE WAY in the manger!

Emanuel God with us is now God IN us through the Holy Spirit!

John 14:6 (KJV)
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

THE WAY in the manger!

God Can Do Everything - Missionary Bobby Lewis

November 26, 2018

Powerful Message and Testimony from Missionary Bobby Lewis (Germany) about the fact that God can do Everything - Text: Job 42:2. You will be inspired and uplifted by this message! We are anticipating greater things than we have ever seen - because God can do everything!

Release Your Worry - Overbooked

November 18, 2018

Releasing Worry is a major need in our society today.

The key is not to be naive and think that you will never have things that cause you to worry…

It’s what you do with worry that will make the difference in your life!

Don’t let the worries of life get your mind off of God. Instead, look to your heavenly father for provision, striving first to please him before anything else.

Text: Matthew 6:25-34 (NASB)

The problem of life is to change worry into
thinking and anxiety into creative action."
Harold B. Walker, from Think or Worry?

If something is wrong, fix it if you can.
But train yourself not to worry:
Worry never fixes anything."
Ernest Hemingway

1. Worrying won’t fix Anything.

Matthew 6:27-29
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. (NLT)

2. Worrying is bad for your health!

Proverbs 12:25
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. (NLT)

3. Worrying is the Opposite of Trusting God.

Matthew 6:30
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? (NLT)

Philippians 4:6-7
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (NLT)

4. Worrying Puts Your Focus in the Wrong Direction.

Matthew 6:25
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? (NLT)

Matthew 6:31-33
So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (NLT)

1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (NLT)

How Do I Love? - Neighbors Week 2

November 11, 2018

Elder Dummitt Speaks about How We Love Each Other.

Text: Galatians 5:16-25

STEP UP - Defining Moments

November 4, 2018

STEPPING UP into our Defining Moment because of the times in which we live.


Text: Esther 4:11-16 (KJV)

It's Not Just a Coincidence

There is a Cause

The Time is Now

 

STEP FORWARD - Defining Moments Series

October 28, 2018

We need to look at what it will take for us to STEP FORWARD into the Defining Moments God has for us which will land us directly in the middle of His Purpose for us!

LISTEN TO GOD
MAKE THINGS RIGHT
DISCOVER Passions and Gifts and Strengths, and…

BE ACCOUNTABLE (to wise counsel)

And JUST DO IT!

Purpose - REVEALED SERIES

October 21, 2018

Each one of us was designed for a purpose. On a foundational level that purpose is to know God and make Him known. But there is another purpose which is unique to you.

STEP OUT - Defining Moments Series

October 14, 2018

STEP OUT into TRUSTING JESUS COMPLETELY with your past, your present, and your future!

Keep Moving, Keep Growing - Ted Abbott

August 5, 2018

Spiritual Growth is all about becoming more like Jesus every day, week, month and year. There is a very clear process in scripture. Make sure you follow it, and you will easily grow and advance in you spiritual journey.