SERIES GUIDES

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.

Rather, we have assumed that you take the Scriptures as seriously as we do, and because of that the idea of the Sabbath is clear to you. Now, what does it mean in your life and how can we implement this blessing in a more profound manner becomes the question. We are very interested in what it means for a community to understand sabbath, how it relates to work, how it relates to relationships, and what it means for your commitment to God. We believe that a Sabbath is a resistance from the world around us, the prevailing culture, and from the busyness of life. It has been shown to have profound impacts on our health, longevity, and happiness. Because of these things, we will take the time to do justice to this concept that is so deeply held within scripture.

It is on that note that we take a look into what Sabbath is, and what it can be for each and every one of us, to our families, our careers, and our God. Thinking of Sabbath in a more appropriate way gives us the nudges that we need to remember the blessing, the resistance and the powerful gift that it truly is.
Join our virtual small group: "Pause Study Group" where Pastor Mike Rhynus and Pastor Paddy McCoy go more in depth in the series. We meet every Friday night at 6:30PM (PST) via Zoom. Sign up 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
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!
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.