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Crossway has as it's main purpose and goal, to provide an environment of love and joy, in which you can begin, nurture and mature in a REAL relationship with Jesus Christ and other fellow believers.

We don't "play church"...and are eager to walk beside you, encourage you, as we endeavor to serve the Lord together. We are REAL people! We are not perfect, but are sincere!

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If you are seeking a church home "Crossway" is a nice place to worship, just as Three Rivers is know by the motto of " a nice place to live". Come and see for yourself!


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Upcoming Events


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Sunday at our
NEW CHURCH BUILDING....
2230 MAIN ST. THREE RIVERS.
at 10:00am.

Lunch will be served after the service!!

Home Fellowship - Wednesday 7pm
@ John & Toni - #413 289 9261

 Ladies Bible Study
Thursday 10:30am - New Churc
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Men's Dinner - Thurdsday Night - Feb 18
Contact Roland - #860 883 8074

E.P.I.C. Youth Night
Friday Feb. 19 @ 7pm

Men's Breakfast - March 5th
Saturday 8am - Crossway


 
Sermon Notes

Proclaim the Good News and Let our Lives show it.

The Bible states that we are the salt of the earth. That we are light and must not hide our light. In other words, we can make a difference in a dark, spiritually dead world.

1 Peter 2:9 KJV, TLB

A people belonging to God conveys the sense that they are a particularly significant and precious possession to him, and therefore the object of his special care.
We are consecrated and dedicated to Him. The Old Testament Priest brought animal to God as a sacrifice. What do we do?

Romans 12:1,2        Hebrews 13:15       Hebrews 13:16       Roman 15:16 

All of these privileges carry with them one big responsibility: revealing the praises of God to a lost world. The verb translated "show forth" means "to tell out, to advertise." Because the world is "in the dark," people do not know the "excellencies" of God; but they should see them in our lives. Each child of God is a living "advertisement" for the Grace, Love, Mercy of God and the blessings of the Christian life. Our lives should radiate the "marvelous light" into which God has called us. Wonderful Illumination.
 

Philippians 4:1 - Good so far - Now what is next?

To maintain victory and sanity you must maintain certain attitudes and actions.

1. Maintain an attitude of joy    v4

4 rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again - rejoice!

Always: perpetually, unbroken, continuous, at all times

Paul set the example – he used this word or expression to indicate his own attitude towards all circumstances.

Paul had his plate full of challenges - Philippians 1:17,18  

James the brother of Jesus said the following:

Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy James 1:2 (nlt)

Proverbs 15:13, 15 - merry in(kj), to be filled with joy, exceedingly glad.

V15- meaning poor, afflicted. It refers to those who are suffering, in a state of poverty, oppression, misery from various causes: from being poor, needy.

God wants us to be the salt of the earth, not the pepper of the earth.

In being happy/ rejoicing, does impact the way you think and behave.

The point to remember is that our joy, happiness, rejoicing, is in the Lord!

A Crushed spirit = A broken, beaten person. It describes the life, the vitality, the drive, the spirit of a person that has been oppressed, broken by a grieved heart. A spirit broken, crushed, renders a person hopeless.

2 Corinthians 6:10 (msg) 

 …immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy;

Psalm 100:1,2 (amp,msg) serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing.

Every Born Again child of God is a living "advertisement" for the grace, love, and mercy of God and the blessings of the Christian life. Our lives should radiate the "marvelous light" into which God has called us. Wonderful Illumination.