Life Lessons

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  • June 11- July 23, 2017

    The ability to live out, as well as communicate the Good News of Jesus is a stunning privilege and a responsibility of every Christ-follower. The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes..."  If followers of Jesus are timid or unsure of who Jesus is and why he came, we'll more likely be ashamed to communicate Christ’s message. This series will help you represent Jesus with others on your Front Line more confidently   

  • May 14 - 28, 2017

    Ever wondered why people around us aren’t interested in God? Maybe we’ve never given them a reason to be. However, if we’re real with people they will be real with us. We can make Jesus relevant and real in the lives of others, not by arguing them into the kingdom, but by showing them what a Christ-follower looks like—someone who engages with the community, who thoughtfully inquires about sensitive, ultimate issues, and who encourages others by our loving presence. There is an art to loving your neighbor as yourself. This final three-part series by Pastor Tim as Lead Pastor of CrossWinds addresses his heart for reaching people with the Good News of Jesus. 

  • April 16 - May 7, 2017

    How different would the world look if everyone got what they deserved? Would your salary be the same? What would our prisons look like? Would nice guys finish first or last? Or would things be a lot worse? The four-part Life Lesson series at CrossWinds called, I Deserve It, takes a look at the things we actually deserve that God’s forgiveness spares us from: death, condemnation, rejection, and exclusion.

  • February 26 - March 12, 2017

    Life doesn’t always go the way we expect. We pray to God for help and guidance. But sometimes it seems like even though we pray with faith, God doesn’t do what we’ve asked. We seek Him, but don’t feel His presence. We go through pain, but our cries for relief seem to go unanswered. Sometimes, our lives just don’t make sense. In this three-part Life Lesson series at CrossWinds, we’ll take a close look at what we can do “When God Doesn't Make Sense.”

  • January 8 - February 12, 2017

    Most of us are pretty ordinary people.  That's not a bad thing.  The world consists of and functions by ordinary people who, at times, do uncommon things.  The Bible is brimming with ordinary people who have uncommon stories.  We can learn a lot from them.  In this new CrossWinds series, "Ordinary People - Uncommon Stories", we will look at how God works in and through your life to work out His power and purposes.  What's your story?

  • November 27 - December 24, 2016

    This Christmas CrossWinds, share the miracle of the season as we unwrap five of the most important gifts anyone could ever receive. Dive into the meaning of hope, love, joy, peace, and most importantly—Jesus! In a season often marked by frenzied busyness, Christmas is an opportunity to set aside time to prepare our lives for the real Jesus. May this be a time of wonder, as together, we discover the gifts Jesus brings at Christmas: Hope. Love. Joy. Peace. 

  • September 11 - November 13, 2016

    Many Christians today experience a frustrating and confusing disconnect between the story of Scripture and the story of their lives. In this series called “Reframe—Connecting Faith With Life,” CrossWinds is unifying this Life Lesson series in Worship with our Fall Small Group study. In both settings we will state the conviction that the story of Jesus and of Scripture is relevant to all of life: our jobs, our responsibilities, our relationships, and our world. This worship series will help you to see the Good news of Jesus and the Bible with fresh eyes, experiencing the renewing power of Jesus Christ in every aspect of your life.

  • August 7 - 28, 2016

    The Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 5 that followers of Jesus produce spiritual that have the power to bless people and display the character of God. If ever there was a day when the world needs to see the character of God, it’s today. In this series, we’ll look at pieces of missing spiritual fruit that the world desperately needs in order to experience God’s presence.

  • July 17 - 31, 2016

    July 17 – The Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29) – focus is on the ordinary work of God’s word through the extraordinary work of Jesus Christ. (word)

    July 24 – The Parable of the Mustard Seed (Mark 4:30-34) – focus is on how a small faith that clings to Jesus Christ can do amazing work for his kingdom. (faith)

    July 31 – The Parable of the Weeds (Matt. 13:24-30) – focus is on the power of Christ in us amongst the unbelieving world. (work)

  • June 12 - July 10, 2016

    Why do Christ-followers insist on spreading an ancient message? And why would anyone think the local church is relevant today? Isn’t Christianity just organized religion that’s outdated and unnecessary in today’s world? In this series called, “THE BIG WHY?” We’ll give answers to why followers of Jesus and His church are not only relevant but desperately needed in our homes, neighborhoods, workplace and communities. This series of Life Lessons spells out the framework and answers why CrossWinds exists as a church.

  • April 3 - June 5, 2016

    Living a Christian life is unique. It’s different. It’s distinctive. Living a God-altered life has a sense of call to live a life set apart for God’s purposes. But, practically speaking, what does that look like? In this latest series at CrossWinds, “Living Life With Resolve,” we will go through the writings of the Apostle Peter and discover timeless insights to living a life style that is unique to those following Jesus Christ.


    February 21 - March 20, 2016

    What if you were able to impact others for God in the hours that you’re awake? What would you begin to see God do? Colossians 3:23 says, “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” What happens when God’s people work together to impact a local neighborhood or workplace or community? What extraordinary things might happen in our community when Christ-followers support each other to impact where God has placed them. “Whatever You Do…” is a series that places fresh eyes on how to grow more fruitful on our frontline.

  • January 3 - February 7

    Of all the people admired in the world today, Jesus continually ranks at the top of the list. Even those who don’t call themselves Christians regard Jesus as a wise teacher, loving leader, and great philosopher. But if this was all true, why did his contemporaries kill him? In this new series, “Jesus—Domesticated or Dangerous?” Sunday Life Lessons will present Jesus as anything but politically correct, religiously pious or socially tame. Jesus was and is dangerous because he calls people to break away from the status quo and enter his Kingdom.     

  • November 29 - December 20

    Many people today have written off Christmas. Maybe it brings up too many old issues or they’re sick of the commercialization or they just don’t acknowledge the possibility of God coming to earth in the flesh. Or maybe the Christmas season is reduced to holiday parties, a few extra days off or running up credit card debt. If Christmas is going to be meaningful, we're going to have to “push through” all the distractions and baggage. In this Christmas series of life lessons from Luke’s Gospel, Pastor Tim will show us how to push through and see that Christmas still has life-changing implications.

  • October 25 - November 15

    The living God who made you in his image wants your life to matter; he wants you to make an impact. If you’ve ever thrown a stone in a pool and watched the ripples you have a picture of the waves Jesus will make in and through your life—how he changes your heart and then uses those waves of change to impact people, circumstances and life around you. For you to make a real impact, determine not to settle for less than God’s best for you. 

  • September 13, 2015 - October 18, 2015

    In this newest series by Pastor Tim - “Imagine…Life on the Frontline,” we’ll explore how God might use us to make a difference in the life we live in each day. Where we live and work may seem ordinary, and yet it matters deeply to God. Our everyday life offers extraordinary potential to not only grow in our own faith but to join God in drawing people to himself. In this series, we will imagine what God can do through us on our own frontlines!