Everything we teach at CrossWalk revolves around three simple goals. We want everyone at CrossWalk to have clear answers to their questions about:
So whether you attend worship on a weekend, a class system class, a growth group, a ministry team meeting, a semina,r or any other learning opportunity at CrossWalk, we are always attempting either to pinpoint with greater exactness and clarity, or to expand and compound your knowledge in regard to these three simple points.
Do you know what God says about these? Could you give a clear answer if someone asked you…
Who are you?
Where are you going to end up?
What is it possible for you to do?
We need to have basic, essential answers to these questions, because good answers to these questions help us to understand our place in God’s world, our purpose, and our significance. What we value in life will emerge from the answers to these three questions. What we attempt, how we succeed, and how we accept failure - all are tied to the answers to these questions.
So, how would you answer?
- Who are you? The Bible’s answer is plain: “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.” (John 1:12, NIV) Those, and only those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior have the right to identify themselves as children of God! Sit down for a moment. Think of all the possible ramifications of that being your identity! The apostle John once did that, and he experienced an outburst of emotion: “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1, NIV)
- Where are you going to end up? The most popularly-known verse in the Bible, John 3:16, gives us a clear answer to this. But pay close attention as well to the words Jesus speaks following this amazing promise: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.” (John 3:16-18, NIV) Those who trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior will have eternal life, no matter how guilty, ashamed, or sinful. What a destiny! What would your life look like if you always kept your eternal destiny in mind? How does God’s amazing gift of eternal life affect your decisions, both big and small, in life?
- What is it possible for you to do? Jesus also gave a plain answer to that question, on several occasions. He once told a father whose son was wrestling with an evil spirit,“Everything is possible for him who believes.” (Mark 9:23, NIV) On another occasion, speaking about “extreme wrestling” with the love of wealth, Jesus promised, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:25, NIV) You and I are wrestling with life. So think of the possibilities expressed by Paul when he says that“just as Christ was raised from the dead…we too may live a new life!” (Romans 6:4, NIV) Or when he says, “The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6, NIV)
Three simple teachings. But learning the answers has much more than just simple impact. The impact is profound.