Cross-centered Living (Matthew 27)

MOTIVATE One evening in an American city two men pulled up in a car and stopped at a traffic signal.[1] On the prowl the two men saw a young woman walking alone on the sidewalk. They followed the woman to an apartment complex and seized her, and then took her to an empty schoolground to…

Cross-centered Living (Matthew 18:1-14)

MOTIVATE On Tuesday, March 23 a 1,300’ long (3.6 football fields), 200,000-tonne shipping container ran aground the Suez Canal amid high winds and a sandstorm that affected visibility.[1] Experts have been considering several ways to dislodge the vessel’s blockage but to no avail. The blockage is causing a significant traffic jam in the Red Sea…

Cross-centered Living (Matthew 17:1-9)

MOTIVATE When I go to a restaurant, I seldom order an appetizer. Added cost… even worse when someone else is paying bc you don’t want to appear greedy. Added confusion. When does it arrive (before/with meal)? Is it shareable (depends!)? Match meal? Added calories. Certain foods and certain restaurants – their calories don’t count 😊…

Cross-centered Living (Matthew 14:22-33)

MOTIVATE There’s a story in the early frontier days about a man whose wife was very ill.[1] The husband knew he had to get medicine to save his wife’s life. He searched the village for medicine, and he was directed to a doctor who lived across the lake. The only problem was that it was…