WHAT WOULD JESUS UNDO?
If you could go back in time and undo one thing…
If you could go back in time and undo one thing what would you undo? Maybe something comes to your mind right away or maybe it doesn’t. But my guess is that all of us have done things we wish we hadn’t. And some of those things have had lasting consequences. Maybe it was a relationship you would undo or a stupid decision you made on the spur of the moment. Perhaps it’s a financial decision or a job you took or going somewhere or not going somewhere.
Thing is, hindsight is 20/20 and knowing what you know now, it’s easy to see what you’d do differently than what you’ve experienced.
But here’s an interesting thought, my guess is that Jesus would want to undo a completely different kind of thing. While you and I might focus on singular events or choices, I think Jesus would dig a little deeper. He’d want to undo the character issues or behavioral patterns that caused us to make that decision in the first place.
What lies behind that stupid choice you or I made that fateful night? Why is it that you decided to move forward in that relationship ignoring the red flags? How come I didn’t take seriously the potential consequences of doing that one thing?
Underneath many of the moments or relationships we wish we could go back in time to undo are usually more subtle but most importantly deeper issues we often fail to identify. The topic we are going to dig into this Sunday is one of those. And it’s a biggie that very few of us recognize and deal with – it’s a little thing called pride. Not the good kind of pride where you are pleased with something you accomplished – nope, this is the more sinister pride that lurks within all of us. It’s that nagging need to put our own selfish desires ahead of everyone else. It’s that unchecked ego that pushes others to the side to get what we want.
When you couple that with spirituality, as we’ll see Sunday, it’s a putrid mix. It produces a lifestyle of choices that are incredibly toxic and damaging. The problem is, if you or I aren’t very intentional about tackling spiritual pride, and all forms of it, the consequences are far greater than any one time decision you might regret.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Yeah, we know how important a good-tasting cup of java is. Before and after each worship experience, we serve high-quality, environmentally-friendly coffees, and beverages that are both free and taste good! And get this – you are welcome to bring them with you into the worship experience! So, come a little early and grab a beverage before the fun begins.
Don’t be surprised if you see clips from your favorite movies or television shows, hear a personal story from a person just like you. You’ll always find something unexpected like crowd interaction, comedy, clever object lessons or creative lighting, effects and media because we believe church should be fun to attend and be engaging!
We think you deserve content that is interesting and engaging. In fact, it should be so practical that you could put it to use even before you leave the building. We learn about things like relationships, work, and careers, finances, power over addictions, forgiveness, life change through Jesus. And yes…even sex! Every week our “talks” are creative, down to earth, funny and memorable and they’ll make a real difference in your life.
KIDS AND TEENS
Your kids and teenagers will also discover stuff that applies to their everyday lives. Creative videos, music they love and they’ll meet real people who care and want to help them find their way through life with God and one another. And there’s even a safe & caring nursery for the littlest ones because we want you to be able to enjoy the morning distraction free and we want them to learn the church can be fun for them as well!
MUSIC YOU’LL ENJOY
Our live band plays a mix of high-energy pop, rock, r&b, hip-hop & gospel as well as reflective tunes that you’ll want to hum all week long. Here’s the best part – our bands sound like music that was written for today! And get this – many weeks they even cover a tune you just heard on the radio by one of your favorite artists! That’s because good music matters and helps to get you thinking about the topic of the day.
COME AS YOU ARE
We don’t have a dress code. We don’t speak in holy jargon that only Christians understand. We don’t expect anyone to be perfect. We’re just ordinary people just like you, warts and all. Authenticity is a big deal to us – it’s exhausting to keep trying to pretend we’ve always got our act together when we don’t. So come and be yourself – no matter what you look like or where you’re from you’ll find other fellow-strugglers just like you.
Casual. Contemporary. Family-friendly. Creative. Relevant. Life-changing.
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Journeys Crossing Church
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