October 12th, 2021

Read: Acts 9:38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!” There are a few resurrection scenes in the New Testament: Jesus rising from the dead on the third day, Lazarus being called from his tomb, […]

October 11th, 2021

Read: Acts 9:37-38 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room.  Tabitha enters the story dead. The book of Acts is filled with miracles performed by the disciples, invoking the power and authority of the Holy Spirit over the natural world: lepers are healed, […]

October 10th, 2021

Read: Acts 9:36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor.   Tabitha is a disciple whose reputation is known to us only by what others say about her. She doesn’t have any lines in this small story, and she doesn’t […]

October 9th, 2021

BEing the church is still what God calls us to do today. But what does that look like? One day each week we will hear stories from within our Cross Creek community,  of people who are taking intentional steps to BE the church to their community. This week we will hear from Diane Schoenfelder,  and […]

October 8th, 2021

Read Colossians 3:2-4 NLT 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your  life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. Today’s […]

October 7th, 2021

Read Acts 7 Main Verse 7:59 NLT 59 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died. Stephen’s testimony is considered one of the most detailed and concise telling of the history of Israel […]

October 6th, 2021

Read Acts 6:11-15 NLT 11 So they persuaded some men to lie about Stephen, saying, “We heard him blaspheme Moses, and even God.” 12 This roused the people, the elders, and the teachers of religious law. So they arrested Stephen and brought him before the high council. 13 The lying witnesses said, “This man is […]

October 5th, 2021

Read Acts 6:9-10 NLT 9 But one day some men from the Synagogue of Freed Slaves, as it was called, started to debate with him (Stephen). They were Jews from Cyrene, Alexandria, Cilicia, and the province of Asia. 10 None of them could stand against the wisdom and the Spirit with which Stephen spoke. Stephen […]

October 4th, 2021

Read Acts 6:8 NLT Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people.  I love that Stephen is described as a man full of both God’s grace and God’s power! I believe this is how God calls each of us to live – fully surrendered to the […]

October 3rd, 2021

Read Acts 6:1-7 NLT 1 But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend […]