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Sometimes we see real needs around us that we feel powerless to do anything about. But what if God has shown us these needs in order to grow our faith and help others at the same time? Maybe it’s time we put our faith into action and realize that real faith is developed in the real world.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 ZOOM Welcome & Congratulations!!!
2:40 “Show Up” with Jon
33:00 Announcements and our next giveaway

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#SalemOregon #local Giveaways: – Enter to win this week on Social Media- Causewagon
– This week’s winner- Fitt’s Seafood Market 

Suggested Bible Readings:
Matthew 5-7; James; 1 John
+ Bible Reading Tips (PDF)

Music we listened to making this episode:
For King & Country: Burn The Ships
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Part 1’s RESOURCES
–Pray–
Free Download- Sample Prayer wallpaper or printable
Family Prayer App
What Jesus said about prayer- Luke 11:1-12

–Read–
Try a Gospel (Mark or John) or the book of Proverbs, a section or chapter a day
Free Download: Crosscreek Bible Reading Tips (PDF)
Starting Point Resource: “How do I read the bible?”
Blue Letter Bible (study notes, dig deeper)

–Give–
American Red Cross
United Way Mid-Valley
Hurricane Laura relief
Marion Polk Foodshare
Crosscreek

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. Have you ever experienced God coming through for you or someone else, or heard a story about God coming through that inspired you? What happened?
  2. Take some time and read what Jesus said in John 15:1-17. What stands out to you as it relates to this week’s message?
  3. What difficulties do you foresee with “pray, listen, and show up” for you? How can your group support you in this?

NEW SERIES

Faith is a choice. And, faith can be strengthened. In this series, we’ll go over 5 things God uses to grow our faith. The series is available here on our website, Facebook and YouTube.

SHOW NOTES

Faith. It often seems like a mysterious power that either you have or you don’t. But in reality, those with a strong, mature faith are no different than the rest of us. They have simply learned this secret: the faith we possess is the direct result of the actions we choose to take. In this episode, we explore 3 specific actions we can choose to take to strengthen our faith today.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome with Aaron & Monica
2:00 “Making It Personal,” with Jon
34:30 Aaron’s interpretive dance + giveaways!

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MESSAGE-SPECIFIC RESOURCES
–Pray–
Free Download- Sample Prayer wallpaper or printable
Family Prayer App
What Jesus said about prayer- Luke 11:1-12

–Read–
Try a Gospel (Mark or John) or the book of Proverbs, a section or chapter a day
Free Download: Crosscreek Bible Reading Tips (PDF)
Starting Point Resource: “How do I read the bible?”
Blue Letter Bible (study notes, dig deeper)

–Give–
American Red Cross
United Way Mid-Valley
Hurricane Laura relief
Marion Polk Foodshare
Crosscreek

For Kids: Crosscreek Website

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways: Bo & Vine || Enter to win: Book Bin (follow our Social Media channels for deets)

Additional Resources / Books on this topic:
What a good Bible reading plan? (Connexus Church) 
Reading the Bible (Andy Stanley, 6 minutes)
How to Read the Bible, The Bible Project (YouTube Playlist)

Music we listened to making this episode:
Goo Goo Dolls: Long Way Down
Hillsong Young & Free: Trust
Foo Fighters: My Hero

Donate to Crosscreek & keep a good thing goin’ 🙂

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. When you hear the word “faith”, what do you think of? Share an example or analogy to illustrate.
  2. Head over to openbible.info/topics/faith. Which passage(s) stands out to you? How do you think this relates to what Jon said about growing our faith?
  3. This week’s opportunity to grow in faith includes praying every morning, reading every day, and giving. Are there any barriers or resistance for you in these three actions? Why do you think that is? How can your group pray for you in growing your faith this week?
SHOW NOTES

For many Jesus Followers faith often seems like it consists of sitting in a church service once a week and listening to someone talk about Jesus. But knowing about Jesus and having real faith that transforms our lives are two very different things. It’s time to turn knowledge into a real faith for a real world… like really. Let’s Be Real.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome
3:00 “Do It,” part 2 with Jon
32:00 Giveaway, announcements, and how you can help

🔔 Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast or the YouTube channel 🙂 https://bit.ly/yourcrosscreek

Let us know you’re here! || Discussion Questions || Read Transcript || Ask a Question

For Kids: Crosscreek Website

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways: – Enter to win this week on Social Media- Fitt’s Seafood Market 
– This week’s winner- Book Bin

Additional Resources / Books on this topic:
Create a Morning Routine
Keep Your Head
Some Bob Goff encouragement

Music we listened to making this episode:
Lindsey Sterling: Elements
Ben Harper: God Fearing Man
Lauren Daigle: Look Up Child (on Fallon)

Donate to Crosscreek & keep a good thing goin’ 🙂

Last Week’s RESOURCES
–Pray–
Free Download- Sample Prayer wallpaper or printable
Family Prayer App
What Jesus said about prayer- Luke 11:1-12

–Read–
Try a Gospel (Mark or John) or the book of Proverbs, a section or chapter a day
Free Download: Crosscreek Bible Reading Tips (PDF)
Starting Point Resource: “How do I read the bible?”
Blue Letter Bible (study notes, dig deeper)

–Give–
American Red Cross
United Way Mid-Valley
Hurricane Laura relief
Marion Polk Foodshare
Crosscreek

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. When you hear the word “obedience” what comes to mind? Why is that?
  2. Read James 2:14-20. What stands out to you as it relates to knowing ABOUT God and DOING something?
  3. What questions/issues/barriers/responses do you have to this message? How can your group pray for you this week?

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