Yesterday we kicked off a brand new series at Church of the Crossroads. It is a six-week series about the basics of the church, what we’re about, and what we’re striving to see happen. For many people, it will give new light to “The 5 C’s” that we toss around a lot. We make mention of them, and for some folks, they have no clue what we are talking about. For others, it will be more in-depth and a time to hear more of the basis for these words and the verses behind them.
One verse was used for the entire message yesterday. It was 1 Corinthians 10:31. There the Apostle Paul writes, “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory.” (HCSB). There were four main points that I pulled from this scripture and this verse is the heartbeat of our church.
Our vision, as a church, is to see our community passionately living their God-given purpose. We exist for that reason. It encompasses a lot of things that can be applied both individually and as a church.
1) Daily Walking – We can find God in the daily walk of life. In the eating and drinking, He is there. He has blessed us with the opportunities to drink clean water, eat an abundance of food, and live in a country like ours unlike many other Christians around the world.
2) Whatever – Sometimes we spend more time focusing on God’s will and not His ways. Rather than seeking to reflect glory back to Him throughout our lives, we sit and wait on Him to give us a clear calling. By focusing on doing what He says, His will will be manifested.
3) Do – The word “do” is a present tense word. Often people will say they are waiting until a particular time to live for God or share the Gospel. Instead, we need to be doing it, in every season of life. There are opportunities God has for us during specific seasons of our lives that can be missed if we do not take advantage of them. Yesterday was especially important as we recognized graduates and I stressed the importance of that specific season of their life will never be the same. The people they met will not be a daily occurrence in their life.
4) God’s Glory – God has created each of us uniquely. He has equipped some to be teachers, pastors, and many other things. It’s important to note that regardless of how we walk out His calling on our lives, we all have some similar things planted in us. We all should seek to be ministering to those around us, sharing the Gospel with our community, and living our lives for God’s glory and not our own.
What spoke most to you about this message? How have you seen God working in your life? If you do not attend Crossroads, what was taught in your church?