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John writes to encourage Gaius, who is walking in truth. Proud, self-centered Diotrephes does not approve of Christian hospitality, nor does he allow anyone else to practice it. It may be that Diotrephes as thrown Gaius out of the church and he has written some pretty nasty things about the Apostle John. But John, focuses on the truth and is pleased that Gaius is walking in the truth. He also promises to bring Diotrephes actions before the church -- it sounds like church discipline.
Pastor John speaks on the priority of prayer in our daily lives. He is joined on the pulpit by missionary Harold Pierce who speaks on how we can pray for missionaries
Youth Pastor Michael Rhodes finishes our four week series on Community Life with a powerful, heartfelt, and passionate plea to the Oaks Congregation to live as missionaries and servants in their own contexts and places of influence.
2 and 3 John are short personal notes form the Elder John to the local church. Although brief, these letters provide great insight into the missionary nature of the church, which is constantly sending and supporting those who preach Jesus and guarding against those who do not. While the early church opened its doors to various traveling teachers, John warned against aiding and abetting those who opposed Jesus, by denying His humanity or undercutting his call to love others (2 John). Additionally, John encouraged partnering with those who did preach Jesus, providing them hospitality and care (3 John). Ultimately, these two books stress that every church throughout the ages serves as a partner in God's great mission to restore relationship with His creation through the work of His son Jesus.
Pastor Rob discusses how we are all called to be missionaries withHis Kingdom purpose, eyes to see what is needed, with hearts full of compassion while praying for fellow missionaries and actually doing God's mission.
Why City Groups? At Crossroads, we see City groups as an essential part of living out our identity as the church. Large gatherings are vital, because the gospel is clearly taught and preached, believers are encouraged, and Jesus is lifted up as his people worship him. City groups are vital as well, because they help us link arms in our neighborhood, meet each other’s needs, and live as missionaries (Acts 2). What Are They? We think of City Groups as families of missionaries. If you want a more precise definition, a City Group is a family of believers–on mission with God to our neighbors–who demonstrates the Gospel tangibly and declares the gospel creatively to each other and the world. What Do They Do? We want our City Groups to resemble gospel community in the New Testament, doing regular activities with Gospel intentionality. We’re describing these rhythms as: Listen, Serve, Eat, Celebrate, and Rest.