Welcome to the Cross Creek Church of Christ, Fayetteville, NC!
We welcome everyone to come and worship with us at our convenient location:
587 S. Reilly Rd.
Sunday Bible Class 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.
"Beyond the Bitter to the Better"
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Crying Out to God
2 Chronicles 20:1-25When God’s people humbly call upon His name, He releases awesome power. The Bible is packed with stories of His mighty intervention on behalf of those who cry out to Him.
Take Jehoshaphat, for instance. He received word that the Moabites, Ammonites, and Meunites were joining forces to wage war against his kingdom. But today’s passage tells of the king’s reliance upon the Lord in that time of adversity.
Jehoshaphat admitted his fear but quickly reminded himself of God’s faithfulness to other believers in the past (v. 7). Confessing total dependence on the Lord, he gathered all of the Israelites to cry out to their Father. Through the prophet Jahaziel, God reminded them this was His battle, so they were not to fear (vv. 14-15). The people praised the Lord for His encouragement. And amazingly, when they “came to the lookout of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude, and no one had escaped” (v. 24). All their enemies lay dead.
God worked in a more miraculous way than anyone could imagine and He still exceeds our expectations today. Through such means as prayer, praise, song, and fasting, we can ask Him to reveal Himself. He is ready to respond when we bring heavy hearts and deep concerns to Him.
Though we are unable to succeed on our own, we try all too frequently. Crying out to God and asking Him to work in our life requires humility and persistence. By allowing us to bring our concerns and desires before Him, Jesus lovingly helps us realize our dependence and His power.
Doing Our Best Is All We Can Do
We've all been under extreme pressure at some time in our lives. There are times when we are so heavy by tasks and responsibilities that there is simply very little time to prepare for our service to God.
The apostle Paul encouraged the Thessalonian brothers to give their all to God.
1 Thessalonians 5:14-22 They were to exhort, warn, comfort, rejoice, pray, and express their gratitude to God.
We too should strive to always do our best in our Christian life and service. But when the pressure periods come and we just don't have the time we feel we need, we should do the best we can and then prayerfully trust God's faithfulness to take care of the rest.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it
It’s The Things On The Inside That Matter
Shopping for a good watermelon is difficult because no matter how good it looks on the outside, it’s hard to tell what it’s really like on the inside.
We can tap it, thump it and squeeze it, only to take it home and discover that the inside is not edible.
On one occasion when Jesus’ disciples did not wash their hands before eating, the Pharisees became extremely irritated because it violated one of their man-made
traditions (Mark 7:1-8). Jesus immediately challenged them by
saying: “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition” (Mark 7:9).
He went so far as to call them “hypocrites” (Mark 7:6)
and explained that what comes from the inside of an individual is what “defiles” him, not the other way around (Mark 7:14-2)
If we’re not careful, we can become so absorbed with looking good on the outside, that we forget what really counts. In fact, when we get to the place where we think "we've arrived,"we may become proud of ourselves and judgmental toward others. Harboring bitterness, clinging to critical attitudes, and thinking too highly of ourselves are the kind of defiling things that make us guilty of Jesus’ charge of being a “hypocrite.”
The point is this: It’s the things on the inside of our heart, our thoughts and attitudes that really matter to the Lord ( 2 Corinthians 10:5; John 4:23-24).
**There Is None Like Him
Man was created in the image of his Creator – God. Sadly, the root of sin has instilled a rebellious desire in man to be like God and even surpass Him. But, there is none like Him. God has unlimited power, knowledge and authority. God reigns and His glory covers the heavens and fill the earth. God calls the beginning from the end and the end from the beginning.
Who or What can be more than God?
Can you tell who is like God who speaks the truth and fulfills His words? There is none truer than God. There is only one true God, and before Him, no god was formed, nor another god to be there after Him. God will achieve all His counsel from all generations to make His presence and love for man available through His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Can there be anyone holier than God? Man is called to holiness, but it is far from being equal to God’s holiness. Even the holiest of men is imperfect because of sin. God’s nature is without iniquity, there is none more holy than Him.
Is there something that exists which is greater than God? As the original cause and source of everything, there is none greater than God. To say that nothing within the universe can be greater than God is a statement of supremacy and power.
Can there be a match to the mercy of God? God’s goodness is the result of His love for man. What kind of love is this? It is the kind of love that is not like anything found on earth. He has given you His all, even His most beloved Son, to redeem you. Despite sin, God continues to love, accept and meet you where you are. It is love beyond understanding. Nothing can be more merciful than God and nothing can cause God to love you any less. God loves you more than you love yourself.
Sharing the Expression of God’s Divinity
God created man. He is everything you need to accomplish what He plans for you to do. His goal is to get you to where He is.
If you are to pursue God in all areas of your life, you need to share His holiness and mercy with others. You need to carry the conviction that “God is Love” so that everyone you come in contact with will feel and trust God’s love.
God is calling you. At the Cross Creek Church of Christ in Fayetteville, NC, respond to that call and experience the joy of relating to an all-sufficient God and become an instrument of God’s love in someone else’s life.
To grow more in your understanding of God’s love, come and spend some time at the Cross Creek Church of Christ in Fayetteville, NC. Express your heartfelt conviction as you share that love with God’s community.
Do you spend too much time ruminating about the past, thinking what it might have been if only you did something differently? Or do you worry too much about what lies ahead in the future? It’s important to remember that yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is called the present and it is a gift from God. It would be a shame to let it pass unobserved, unappreciated and unseized.
Living in the Moment
Life is happening at the moment. It unfolds right before your eyes. But, so often, you tend to let the present slip away without enjoying what it offers. When you’re at work, you imagine yourself having a grand time on vacation, and while on vacation, you worry about the work you left behind. Your mind is too involved on intrusive thoughts of the past and agonizes on what may or may not happen in the future. Live in the moment and be mindful of what God is allowing you to experience at hand.
Living in the moment means savoring the precious seconds of your life. Each day consists of 86,400 seconds to spend for living. How much of it did you use for wishing you live in a beautiful place without realizing you’re already there? Do you spend some of it hoping you don’t miss the deadline at work while relishing a nice breakfast with the family? Are you trapped in yesterday’s thoughts or tomorrow’s concerns that you can’t spare a few seconds to say “Thank you” to the person who held the door open for you? Each second is an opportunity for you to see what God has given you for the day.
Today is a Gift from God
How many times have you let a day pass by without recognizing how precious a gift it is? Today is an excellent day to appreciate this gift from God. To get started, join a community of the faithful that can help you see what God wants you to see at the moment. The Cross Creek Church of Christ, Fayetteville, NC has an open door to welcome you in its midst.
Today is a gift. Why not share the glory of this gift with others?
Come and thank the Giver of the valuable gift with the Cross Creek Church of Christ, Fayetteville, NC. Not only you’ll see God’s blessings today, but you’ll also see whom to share them with.
With the Cross Creek Church of Christ, Fayetteville, NC, you can live in today’s moment and cherish God’s great present of today.
** I See God Every Day - Do You?
Any ordinary human being may find it difficult to grasp the presence of an invisible being. It is especially true for us who were created by God whom we have not seen face to face. But, how come some people say they see God every day? If others can
profess to seeing God, can you? How can you come to the knowledge that there is God and that He is present in your everyday life?
Seeing God around You
God is undoubtedly present everywhere. You will know it from the moment you wake up in the morning to the time you close your eyes at the end of the day, God manifests Himself in plentiful ways to stir your awareness about His existence.
Perhaps when hearing the chirping of the birds in the morning, you feel pleasantly amazed to be awakened into a brand new day. As you look at the brilliant sunrise you know no artist can paint it except the masterful hand of a Supreme Creator.
While viewing the trees, do you ever wonder why the branches stop growing at a certain height to receive enough air? While walking down the beach, do you imagine a divine power holding the waves far back in reaching the shore? Does your heart melt at the sight of a baby’s smile?
If these thoughts animate you, it’s because God is allowing you to experience His presence not only through nature, but even in the trivial aspects of your daily life. God is responsible for everything that your senses can experience. Awareness of the presence of God is an important foundation of spiritual life.
Being Intimate with God
Once you know that God is there, your heart will be hungry to find and know more about God. Part of God’s plan in making Himself recognizable is through the Church. Christ established the Church and made it an instrument to bring the
people closer to God. The Cross Creek Church of Christ, Fayetteville, NC fulfills this mission as it helps Christians like
you to notice the visible prints of God’s invisible hands.
God created us to love Him so He wants us to find Him and be happy with Him forever. So, we are not searching for a God who is remote or cold. Our God lovingly calls us to share in the fullness of life He created for man. Experience the loving presence of God together with the local congregation at the Cross Creek Church of Christ, Fayetteville, NC
and testify: “I see God every day. Do you?”
Come and worship with us at the Cross Creek Church of Christ, Fayetteville, NC.