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Restored in Christ

Restored in Christ

Brokenness is a reality in our world, our lives, and our hearts. We often go to great lengths to hide it from others (and ourselves!) When we do this, we end up carrying bitterness, hurt, anger, hate and pain around with us. We are separated from our Heavenly Father and unable to connect fully with others around us. And while we may think we’re doing a great job of hiding it, this brokenness ends up often hurting us all. The only way that our deepest hurts can heal, is through Christ. Jesus wants to heal us. He died on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead so that we might be forgiven, healed and restored. Yet he will not barge in and force us to accept his grace. He stands at the door of our hearts and knocks, waiting for us to open the door and invite him in. (Revelation 3:20) In the words of James 5:16

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

This Lenten season, you will be given the chance to answer Christ’s knock, and invite him into the brokenness that weighs heavy on your heart to be restored in three concrete ways in addition to our weekly Sunday Worship services:

  • Weekday Lenten Worship –
    • “Restored in Christ” is the theme
    • Crossroads Members’ will share their faith stories
    • Wednesdays in Lent, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday (schedule will be posted)
  • Small Group Bible Studies –
    • “When God’s People Pray” is the theme by Jim Cymbala
    • Held at congregation member’s homes
    • Sign up in the Crossroads Gathering Area
  • Weekly Devotions –
    • “Restored in Christ” Devotions
    • Written by Crossroads Congregation Members
    • Available by email and print

Whether you’re carrying the weight of past hurts, in the process of healing, or desiring to help others heal, you are invited to be a part of what God is doing to restore hearts, vessels, trust, bread, promises, justice and so much more. How will you respond to His knock?

Graciously Being Restored!

Pastor Sarah

Worship Services

9:15am Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
10:00am Fellowship
10:30am Worship

Pastor Sarah Carlstrom
(church) 320-312-7729
(cell) 320-226-5676

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