Weekly Announcements – April 9th

Easter Choir All are welcome to participate in the Easter Choir. The rehearsal is tonight, April 10th from 7:30-9:00pm. Participants need to be available for the rehearsal as well the short warm-up on Resurrection Sunday. If you have any questions, please speak to Abby Magoon. Maundy Thursday Join us for our Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 13th at 7:30pm. Easter Reception On Easter Sunday, April 16th, our Easter reception will start at 9:45am. The service will start at 10:10am. Reformation Class The next Reformation Class is April 23rd at 12:00pm. Franklin Prayer & Tools Talk Franklin Prayer and Tools Talk: Dating are April 26th. Franklin Prayer will begin at 7:30pm. Tools Talk: Dating will go from 8:00pm-9:30pm. Snow White Snow White is one of the ways we will be reaching out to our neighbors this spring. Please take some invitations and hand them out to a friend, a neighbor, or a random stranger! Take posters to hang up in your library, grocery store, or other local place. Happening this Week Here’s what is going on in the life of Crossway this week: Easter Choir Rehearsal | Monday 7:30pm Maundy Thursday | Thursday 7:30pm Easter Reception | Sunday...

Monday Morning Ministry: The Triumphal Entry

Title: The Triumphal Entry Scriptures: Matthew 21:1-11 Speaker: Bauer Evans Date: April 9th, 2017 Introduction: Today, millions of Christians commemorate the beginning of our Lord’s last week of life on earth with Palm Sunday celebrations. The gospel of Matthew helps us remember what took place on that day in our Lord’s life and its personal significance for our lives and our world. Main Point: Jesus is God’s humble King who has come to save us! God’s promised King (vv. 1-7): We come to the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Hundreds of thousands of Jewish pilgrims have returned to the capital city to celebrate the Passover feast. Jesus is returning to Jerusalem as well, not to celebrate the Passover, but to fulfill his destiny. In verses 1-7, Matthew emphasizes the theme of fulfillment in Jesus’ actions in two ways: the disciples’ fulfillment of Jesus’ commands and Jesus’ fulfillment of a past prophecy. Let’s look at the first. In these verses, pay special attention to Jesus’ instructions to his disciples. They are to go into a village and find a mother donkey with her colt because the “Lord needs these.” The reason Jesus needs these animals, and specifically a donkey, is to reveal who he is to the Jewish nation. These animals are to fulfill an ancient prophecy about God’s promised King (cf. Zechariah 9:9-10). Matthew quotes this promise so we will also recognize who Jesus is: God’s promised king who has come to inaugurate His peaceful kingdom (which Zechariah goes on to depict). Jesus returns to Jerusalem as God’s the Messianic king, who ultimately will bring God’s kingdom to his people again. God’s...

Weekly Announcements – April 2nd

Easter Choir All are welcome to participate in the Easter Choir. The rehearsal is: Monday, April 10th from 7:30-9:00pm. Participants need to be available for this rehearsal as well the short warm-up on Resurrection Sunday. If you have any questions, please speak to Abby Magoon. Maundy Thursday Join for our Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 13th at 7:30pm. Easter Reception On Easter Sunday, April 16th, our Easter reception will start at 9:45am. The service will start at 10:10am. Women’s Meeting Ladies, save the date for our upcoming Women’s Meeting: April 8th 9:00am. Coffee and tea will be served. Snow White Snow White is one of the ways we will be reaching out to our neighbors this spring. Please hand out the invitation to a friend, a neighbor, or a random stranger!   Happening this Week Here’s what is going on in the life of Crossway this week: Attleboro Care Group | Wednesday 7:30pm Franklin Care Group | Wednesday 7:30pm North Smithfield Care Group | Friday 7:30pm Women’s Meeting | Saturday 9:00am...

Weekly Announcements – March 26th

Corporate Prayer Corporate prayer is this Saturday, April 1st at 8:00am. We would love for you to join us! Memorial for Joseph Hersey Joe Hersey’s memorial service will be this Saturday, April 1st, at 1:00pm. Easter Choir All are welcome to participate in the Easter Choir. The rehearsals are: Sunday, April 2nd at 12:30-2:00pm and Friday, April 14th at 7:30-9:00pm Participants need to be available for at least one full rehearsal as well the short warm-up on Resurrection Sunday. If you have any questions, please speak to Abby Magoon. Women’s Meeting Ladies, save the date for our upcoming Women’s Meeting: April 8th 9:00am. Coffee and tea will be...

Weekly Announcements – March 19th

Franklin Prayer Join us March 22nd at 7:30pm at the church building as we pray for our ministry in Franklin. The Reformation Join us on 4th Sundays, beginning March 26th at 12:00pm for our Reformation class. This class will answer the question: After 500 years why is the Protestant Reformation still important for us? Easter Choir All are welcome to participate in the Easter Choir. The rehearsals are: Sunday, April 2nd at 12:30-2:00pm and Friday, April 14th at 7:30-9:00pm Participants need to be available for at least one full rehearsal as well the short warm-up on Resurrection Sunday. If you have any questions, please speak to Abby Magoon. Women’s Meeting Ladies, save the date for our upcoming Women’s Meeting: April 8th 9:00am. Coffee and tea will be...

Monday Morning Ministry: Together Again

Title: Together Again Scriptures: Genesis 46:1-47:12 Speaker: Bauer Evans Date: March 19, 2017 Introduction: Now, as we take up chapter 46, Jacob sets out by way of Beersheba, at the beginning of the desert expanse that extends to Egypt. God is not finished with an old, weak and broken man, whom He dearly loves, and neither are His purposes finished with us. The structure of the narrative is simple: Jacob stops to worship God in Beersheba (v. 1-7), Jacob brings his entire family to Egypt (v. 8-27), Jacob is reunited with Joseph in Egypt (v. 28-48:12) Main Point: For broken people, the God of Jacob is our hope! God gives us His reasons not to be afraid (46: 1-7): Jacob leaves for Egypt with his family, but he stops in Beersheba to worship God. Why did Jacob stop? There are many reasons he is leaving the promised land. He may feel helpless, even hopeless, possibly afraid to begin his journey south. God reassures him that he has more reasons not to fear than reasons to fear. Beersheba was the same place, years ago, during another journey, that God spoke to him in the night (28:12-15). God promised him then, and He reiterated it again in vs. 4: “I will go down with you to Egypt and I will also bring you up again.” (cf. 28:15.) How reassuring these words would have been for him, and for the nation of Israel in their wilderness sojourning about to occupy the promised land. God was with them. Dear friends, how reassuring are God’s promises to us in Christ today? God, by His Spirit is with us....