Luke 19:5 “And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” Most of us know this story from a song we sang as children in church, but it still speaks to us today! This is a story of God noticing the unnoticeable. At this point in the ministry of Jesus, He has a great following. This is clear as old Zacchaeus climbs up a tree just to lay his eyes on this great Rabbi who made lame beggars walk and opened eyes blind from birth. Did you notice…the crowd didn’t notice Zacchaeus? No one gave him a moments notice, but the Savior of the world stopped everything. That’s right, the raucous crowd, the teaching, everything came to a screeching halt, like hitting the pause button on your IPod. Jesus takes notice of one whom no one else would give the time of day for. And we know the rest of the story, not only did Jesus take enough notice to spend time in the home of such a despised and disliked individual, He took such notice of Zacchaeus that He later walked the Via Dolorosa for him…and for you and me!
The crowds are around us in this world, and too often the individuals who make up the crowds go unnoticed. If noticed at all it is with frustration that they get in our way or live in a way that causes us to dislike them. But notice them. Take time to lean of them. And point them to the one who always takes notice of the unnoticeable.
Youth Bible Study: Last night we met at the new church location for our Bible Study! We had a good group and some really good cake!!! Had some good discussion about growing our youth ministry outreach, and a great time in the Word!
Mom and dad, if your teen ever needs a ride on Wednesday nights, please let us know. We will work with you to provide transportation.Thanks!
Location Change: This past Sunday was our very first in the new location, and it looked great! And the music was just awesome!!! As we discussed, so many hands were involved these past 4-5 weeks in preparing the space, and we want to thank everyone for your participation and prayers. We still have some things we want to consider in regard to decorations, furniture, etc., but it is fully functional. One particular thing we will need to work out is cleaning the facility weekly. This Sunday we will have a calendar and ask folks to volunteer to take a week out of the month to clean. Please be willing to help us with this!
Music: Do you sing or play an instrument? We want you to serve the Lord with your talent at CrossBridge. Please contact Chris May so he can incorporate you in the worship services. Click here to email Chris. Thank you! Also, be sure to thank Chris and his family for the hours and dedication he is giving to help our church. How privileged we are to have such wonderful music each Sunday.
This Sunday Evening: Church – wide movie night! 6:00 pm