Pastor Tim Hodge 8/24/2014

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REAL MEN FEAR!

Tim and Kim Hodge

Tim and Kim Hodge

By Pastor Tim Hodge
FEAR! That’s a BIG word in our big world. Who wasn’t engrossed in at least one element of “FEAR FACTOR” when it had its long run on television? I mean, come on, they ran the gamut of arenas of fear on that show from eating bugs, eating raw meat, being suspended at astronomical heights, being locked in enclosed dark places, to having to crash speeding vehicles. ‘FEAR’ — everyone has some element of it, but not everyone wants to talk about it.

There are two types of ‘FEAR.’ First is what I will term as ‘HEALTHY FEAR.’ This can also be understood as a reverential fear or great appreciation of something’s power. For example, if you are on the roof of a house you may not want to work on a gymnastics routine. Why? In that case, it will be a healthy dose of the FEAR of gravity that could keep you from falling off and breaking something (or worse). This type of FEAR is also the type of FEAR we are to have toward God. On several occasions the Bible states that the ‘FEAR’ of the Lord is the initial element of getting wisdom (cf. Psalms 11:10; Proverbs 1:7; 9:10). Therefore, a reverential FEAR of God is a necessity in life.

The second type of ‘FEAR’ is ‘UNHEALTHY FEAR.’ FEARS of this type may be termed as PHOBIAS. Some people have phobias of spiders. SPIDERS!?!? I can’t stand the boogers, but people who have ‘unhealthy FEARS’ will hurt you and/or themselves if confronted by a manifestation of their phobia. The reason these elements of FEAR become ‘unhealthy’ is because they give room to the devil to play on people’s minds. These unhealthy phobias can literally open a person’s life to becoming oppressed by a demon who antagonizes them with FEAR (see 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God has not given us a spirit [literal Greek: demon] of FEAR….”]. Continue reading

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Bulletin 8-24-2014

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Sunday, August 24
 9:30 a.m. Church Open for Prayer (Sanctuary)
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Celebration

Nursery (Ages 0-18 mos.)
Toddlers (Ages 18 mos.- 2 yrs.)
CWOC All Stars
Ages 3-12

Tuesday, August 26
 6:00 p.m.       Fitness / Zumba Class (Activity Center)

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Wednesday, August 27
 6:00 a.m. Prayer (Sanctuary)
 6:30 p.m. Prayer (Sanctuary)
7:00 p.m. Children Ministry (Activity Center)

Youth Class (Activity Center)
Young Adult Class – Large Classroom
Adult Class – Sanctuary

Thursday, August 28
 6:00 p.m.       Fitness / Zumba Class (Activity Center)  (Ladies only)

Friday, August 29
 6:00 a.m. Prayer (Sanctuary)

CWOC All Stars

Sunday, Aug 24
Ages 3 – 12      Jacob Oren and Ann-Marie Holland

Wednesday, Aug 27
Ages 3 – 12          C.E. and Marti Chavis

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Nursery Schedule
Aug 24 Karen Wiggins and Amanda Long
Aug 27 Shannon Frye

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Will meet today at 5:30 p.m.. The discussion will be on  Matthews, Chapter 25 and Nehemiah, Chapter 3.

Get moving in 2014!
Ladies fitness class starts at 6:00. See you there! (Activity Center will be reserved from 5:30p.m.— 7:30p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.)

Super Seniors
Senior Adults and Retirees coming together Meeting Thursday, Aug 28 at 4:00 p.m. Church Kitchen. For more information, please contact Miss Chris Wingard or Miss JoAn Timm. See you there.

Do you want to be a member of Crossroads?
Classes will be held every Sunday in September 8am – 9am in the Conference Room. A sign-up sheet is located at the Welcome Center. Please sign up in advance.

PRAYING THROUGH:
Praying until God gives a desired response.
Praying until God gives you a release in your spirit that He is gracing you for the situation at hand.

Reminder…
Life Line Screening on August 29 Information is available at the Welcome Center

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Breakfast – 9:30am Prayer – 10:00am

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Are you interested in being a volunteer?
Please see Debbie Timm for more information. A volunteer sign-up sheet is located at the Welcome Center

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Pastor Tim Hodge 8-17-2014

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REAL MEN WORSHIP

 The Pastor’s Quill

August 17, 2014

Tim and Kim Hodge

Tim and Kim Hodge

This article is going to deal with a sensitive subject for men. Our culture has misguided men into predominantly thinking ‘worship’ is more for women. The devil has fed the church a load of lies in making men think they will be emasculated if they ‘worship.’ After all, isn’t worship an ‘emotional’ thing??? And, to follow that up, isn’t an outward expression of emotion really reserved for women??? If you believe this train of thought that permeates American church culture you have bought into the biggest pile of hogwash ever delivered to the human race.

Emotion? Men are emotional and they don’t mind showing it! They just have to get their idols and altars correct. On any given Sunday during the NFL season there will be 80,000 people filling stadiums and CHEERING (aka showing EMOTION) for their teams. Out of those 80,000 fans, the majority of those are MEN. They are screaming, taking off their shirts in blizzard-like weather, and wearing team paraphernalia that makes them look like idiots (but loyal idiots).

Worship is nothing different than that! Worship is a CELEBRATION of the awesomeness of our Mighty God!!! Who said men should be casual, reserved, and poised in corporate gatherings of Christians??? It sure wasn’t the Bible. The Bible says quite the contrary as it includes being LOUD, shouting, dancing, spinning, and boisterous celebration of the God-King! If men are the spiritual heads, the spiritual leaders, then we should purpose in our hearts that (pardon my southern English), “Ain’t no woman gonna out-worship me! Continue reading

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Bulletin 8-17-2014

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Today,
we will recognize
Pastor Tim and Kim’s
Wedding Anniversary.

Sunday, August 17
 9:30 a.m. Church Open for Prayer (Sanctuary)
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Celebration

Nursery (Ages 0-18 mos.)
Toddlers (Ages 18 mos.- 2 yrs.)
CWOC All Stars
Ages 3-12

Tuesday, August 19
6:00 p.m.       Fitness / Zumba Class (Activity Center)

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Wednesday, August 20
6:00 a.m. Prayer (Sanctuary)
6:30 p.m. Prayer (Sanctuary)
7:00 p.m. Children Ministry (Activity Center)

Youth Class (Activity Center)
Young Adult Class – Large Classroom
Adult Class – Sanctuary

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Thursday, August 21
6:00 p.m.      Fitness / Zumba Class (Activity Center)

Friday, August 22
6:00 a.m. Prayer (Sanctuary) Continue reading

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