SERIES GUIDES

DEEP FAITH - 1 TIMOTHY & 2 TIMOTHY

Timothy was a young man who the apostle Paul mentored for years. Paul thought so much of Timothy that he often referred to him as a son (1 Corinthians 4: 17, Philippians 2:22, 1 Timothy 1: 1, Philippians 2:22). This son was not only dearly loved by Paul, but Paul poured everything he had into helping Timothy deepen his own faith to withstand whatever challenges come his way. Of course, Timothy was also Paul’s choice to take over for Paul after Paul was gone, and these two letters are his last words to his protege. Prior to the writing of these letters, Paul had sent Timothy to help the church in Ephesus who was facing false doctrines and dangerous teachers. 1 Timothy was most likely written from Macedonia, while 2 Timothy was written from prison not long before Paul was killed.

Through these letters, Paul not only helps Timothy think through challenges he’s facing with the church in Ephesus and how to best lead, but ultimately to help Timothy keep up the “good fight of faith.” Through these letters we can learn a lot about how to deepen our own faith as well. “The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.” (1 Timothy 1:5 NLT)

We always appreciate you joining us on these opportunities to learn, grow, and mature in an authentic relationship with Jesus.

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CHRISTOPHANY
Since the fall of man, we begin to see the desire for salvation, for reconciliation, and for forgiveness that can only come in its entirety through the work of Jesus on the cross. The Old Testament shows us our need for Jesus. It does this by setting us in front of a mirror, or the law of God, which point out our unrighteousness. The apostle Paul wrote, "through the law comes knowledge of sin" (Romans 3:20).

These scriptures speak with one voice, even though at times it feels as if they are bifurcated in their understanding of God. They are not, rather, they are speaking to different people at different times with different revelations about Jesus. While the Old Testament speaks of a God that has not yet arrived, the New Testament speaks of the full revelation of God that we experience through Jesus. However, it is only in the totality of scripture we can best understand who Jesus is and the context to which he came.

BELOVED
How long has it been since you engaged in a deep study of a book of scripture? We are taking 42 days to study this book, and it will lead us to Easter. This might be a wonderful opportunity to share this guide, or even study with someone for the next 6 weeks in order to bring them to a better understanding of Jesus and the story that unfolds in this powerful gospel. In fact, it could even lead them to a desire to be baptized, which we always love to offer to anyone in our Easter service. However, more important than filling a tank, is filling hearts with a greater understanding of Jesus Christ, his purpose, his words, and his love for us.
WITNESS
In this series, we will be talking about how the kingdom of God informs the way we live our lives and see the world. As we read through the story of the “Advent” or the “Coming Of God”, it is clear that a primary purpose of this gracious act is to give us a glimpse of heaven in order to be inspired to model heaven on earth. Through the Christmas story, we will be focusing on the values of the kingdom of God and how those values are lived out ‘on earth’. Through an honest reading of the unique characters of the Advent story, we hope that our community accepts the calling to align our lives with heaven.
ON EARTH
In this series, we will be talking about how the kingdom of God informs the way we live our lives and see the world. As we read through the story of the “Advent” or the “Coming Of God”, it is clear that a primary purpose of this gracious act is to give us a glimpse of heaven in order to be inspired to model heaven on earth. Through the Christmas story, we will be focusing on the values of the kingdom of God and how those values are lived out ‘on earth’. Through an honest reading of the unique characters of the Advent story, we hope that our community accepts the calling to align our lives with heaven.
LOVEWELL
In the "Lovewell" series, we'll be focussing on Crosswalk Church's End Statements:

1. Crosswalk will be a community of belonging.
2. Crosswalk will be a community where people learn and grow in an authentic relationship with God.
3. Crosswalk will be relevant in living out the ways of Jesus in our place and time.
4. Crosswalk will be a community that lives beyond herself by caring and advocating for the powerless, oppressed and abandoned.
5. Crosswalk will be a community that exemplifies servant leadership.


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REMEMBER
All through scripture we are told to remember. This series we will be remembering sorrow, joy, where they come from and remembering hope. Join us as we remember, starting on September 11 with remembering sorrow.

There will be no series guide for this four week series. We encourage you to browse through our previous series that have guides below!
CONTRAST
We decided that we would study this book of Paul, Galatians, as it holds wonderful questions and even greater answers. The truths found here are timeless for the follower of Christ, and we should all take heed to the advice and counsel given.

Studying a book of scripture takes commitment, dedication, and desire. While this is not the longest of the series we have done, we will go deep into the word of God as expressed in this letter from the Apostle Paul. We know that Paul wrote this letter, its authorship has never been in question, but we are not 100% sure when it was writ-
ten. We do think it was written before the letter to the Romans, as it seems to be Paul’s first step in a much broader theological argument laid out in Romans 1-8 specifically. Click the button below!
PAUSE
This series, we will be talking about something that is deeply close to our hearts; The Sabbath. You may have experienced sermon series on the Sabbath before, but perhaps not at Crosswalk. Our ethos is not to fight about a day, but revel in the gift that God
gave us through the Sabbath. You will not hear a historical treatise on when a day of worship was changed, nor who did the changing.
We don’t need to squabble over who is right and who is wrong and
why that matters.

Our series guides will look a little bit different. While not as much content, there will be a reading guide, questions, and a weekly small group guide for your small groups. I hope this is a blessing to you and your family. Click the button below!
CHRISTIAN?
In this season we'll be taking a look into the literal and theological meaning of the word "CHRISTIAN and how in the past years this word has took a turn for different definitions.

Our series guides will look a little bit different. While not as much content, there will be a reading guide, questions, and a weekly small group guide for your small groups. I hope this is a blessing to you and your family. Click the button below!
REARRANGE
The story of the Children of Israel leaving Egypt is a complex story, full of successes and failures, with some miraculous instances, and some deeply troubling issues as well. How can a group of people who are seeking to follow God through difficult and trying circumstances find their anchor points to prepare them for the land that God has given them? We could and should ask ourselves the same questions. This series will take us through the Exodus of Israel and help us understand what changes need to be made in our lives so that we can continue to follow God. Hopefully, this series will also keep us away from some of the mistakes that they made in the preparation to take back the land God had given them.
CHRISTMAS LIST
To end the year of 2020, we focus on God's four priorities found in the book of Luke, Mark, Romans and Galatians. "Christmas List" starts on December 5, 2020.

The Christmas List holiday series will not have a companion daily series guide this year, but a bible reference and application booklet for you to dive deeper in discovery and meaning of scripture.  Click the button below!
THE NEW NORMAL
Welcome to the New Normal Series Guide. We have all heard the phrase “the New Normal” as it relates to our current and future Covid-related lives. None of us are too excited about what the future holds and how things are changing, but we are learning to lean into whatever the new normal will be. While we don’t know exactly how things will look, we do know that we can never go back to the same life we were leading before. Whether masks are here to stay, social distancing will become the new rule of our social lives, or perhaps working from home will be the norm rather than the exception, things will be different.
FAITH BY DESIGN
We decided to change our series after our Easter “Awakening Series”. We were going to do a series on the book of Joshua, which we will come back to eventually. However, we felt that doing something that would give us an incredible dose of hope in troubling times would be more appropriate. We have decided on 1 & 2 Thessalonians in order to see what the Apostle Paul has to say about living in troubled times, and how he is deeply invested in making sure that people understand how it all works at the end of all things, and at the end of our particular lives. So we hope this brings some hope, some peace, and some wisdom to how we are all living right now.
GAINING GROUND
We decided to change our series after our Easter “Awakening Series”. We were going to do a series on the book of Joshua, which we will come back to eventually. However, we felt that doing something that would give us an incredible dose of hope in troubling times would be more appropriate. We have decided on 1 & 2 Thessalonians in order to see what the Apostle Paul has to say about living in troubled times, and how he is deeply invested in making sure that people understand how it all works at the end of all things, and at the end of our particular lives. So we hope this brings some hope, some peace, and some wisdom to how we are all living right now.
AWAKENING
This series, our study focuses on many of the words that were said from the Cross of Christ that have evoked an awakening in people to the love, grace, compassion and hope of Jesus. For two millenia these words have shocked humanity, divided them and saved them. What we see of these final hours in the life of Jesus, by transcending the synoptic gospels and the gospel of John, is a Savior that is worth knowing, worth loving, and worth following.
THE ALMOST
The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death and nature, thereby confirming to all that He is indeed the Messiah and the Son of God. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to His limitless compassion for people and His longing to see people set free from all bondage. We take a look at some miracles of Jesus and we even head to the Old Testament at the end of the series to recognize that God has always been breaking through to show us the Almost.
CHRISTMAS PRESENCE
Beginning on the 30th of November, there is a devotional for every day. We would love to have you follow along, and then, of course, worship with us as we open up the texts we have discussed throughout the week on Sabbath. Download the guide, feel free to print it out or use it digitally. There are areas where you can write your thoughts and answers to questions. Thank you for being a part of this journey, we look forward to learning together.
MANIFESTO
The Manifesto series is on the book of Colossians. We have created a Series Guide that has devotionals for every day of this series. Beginning on the 22nd of September, there is a devotional for every day. We would love to have you follow along, and then, of course, worship with us as we open up the texts we have discussed throughout the week on Sabbath. Download the guide, feel free to print it out or use it digitally. There are areas where you can write your thoughts and answers to questions. Thank you for being a part of this journey through the book of Colossians, we look forward to learning together.