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We all want to have a “Good Life.” We aren’t even sure what “good” really means, but we wear ourselves out and make complicated systems and beliefs to achieve it. In reality, The Good Life is much simpler than we think.

Episode Breakdown:
1:00 Jackets & Welcomes
3:20 Part 1 of a Good Life: It’s simple!
21:40 Giveaways and March’s challenge

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#forSalem MARCH Opportunity: EGG THY NEIGHBOR. Grab some easter eggs / an easter basket, fill with fun things and surprise a neighbor! More at https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/egg/
 Options:
   1. I need eggs, please provide! (email for pickup deets)
   2. I want to include an invite to our Easter Eve Tailgater (download printable here)
   3. I need ideas, help me! (Link to fun ideas, pinterest-style)

Easter Eve Tailgater, Saturday, April 3rd, 4:30-5:30pm: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/easter/

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
 Enter to win this week on Social Media- Ratchet Brewery
- This week’s winner- Lifesource Natural Foods 

Suggested Readings:
John 14:1-11 
Colossians 1:15-22 
Ephesians 1:19-23 
Hebrews 1:1-3 

Music we listened to making this episode:
Queen- You’re My Best Friend
Lindsey Stirling- Master of Tides
Hillsong Young & Free- End of Days

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. How have you seen God working in your life this week?
  2. When you hear “The Good Life,” what comes to mind?
  3. Read Colossians 1:15-22. How does this passage about who Christ is, relate to the Good Life for you?
  4. What are your questions, struggles, or points of confusion about the Good Life and living it? How can your group pray for you in this during the week?
“Love your neighbor…” Most would agree, that’s a great idea. But what does that truly mean?

Part 1: Prioritizing Others
Part 2: Marriage Relationships
Part 3: Family & Parenting
Part 4: Loving our Enemies

SHOW NOTES

We all agree we need love. We all agree the world needs love. But we all have our own definitions of what love really is. Not too surprisingly Jesus gave us a definition of real love. Though his definition seems illogical at first… it is actually the most powerful and effective form of love we can experience. 

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome to February!
2:20 It’s Personal (Pt. 1 of new series, Illogical Love) w/ Jon
28:00 Giveaways and News

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#forSalem FEBRUARY Opportunity: Luggage for Foster Care Collection Dates 2/21 (am) & 2/28 (pm) www.yourcrosscreek.com/luggage

Drive In Party, February 28th, 4:30-5:30m: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/drivein

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
– Enter to win this week on Social Media: Thai Orchid: http://www.thaiorchidsalem.com
– This week’s winner: Ritter’s Housemade Foods: https://www.ritterseatery.com/

Suggested Readings:
1 Corinthians 13:1-7, 1 John 4:7-21

▶ Additional Resources:
Loving My Actual Neighbor Reading Plan or the book

Music we listened to making this episode:
The Mandalorian Suite: Samuel Kim Music
Mr. Blue Sky: Weezer
Be Thou My Vision Medley: Salt of the Sound:

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What stood out, challenged, bothered, or confused you from this week’s message and passage?
  2. Read Paul’s description of love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Which of these descriptions grabs you the most? Why do you think that is?
  3. How’s your cycle of accepting Jesus’ love and allowing it to flow to others? How can your group pray for you in this?

 

SHOW NOTES

Everyone goes into marriage expecting happiness and contentment. Sadly the outcome is often quite different. But it doesn’t have to be. There is a simple practice we can do to improve and enjoy not only our marriage, but all of our other relationships as well.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 This is for you, no matter who you are.
3:00 Impossibly Happy Marriages, w/ Jon
34:00 Giveaway & Announcements
38:00 One more thing…

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#forSalem FEBRUARY Opportunity: Luggage for Foster Care Collection Dates 2/21 (am) & 2/28 (pm) www.yourcrosscreek.com/luggage

Drive In Party, February 28th, 4:30-5:30m: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/drivein

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
– Enter to win this week on Social Media: Danny’s on the Green: https://www.golfcreekside.com/danny-s-on-the-green
– This week’s winner: Thai Orchid: http://www.thaiorchidsalem.com

Suggested Readings:
Philippians 2:3-8 (daily challenge)
Mark 10:42-45

▶ Additional Resources:
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
Complement: The Surprising Beauty of Choosing Together Over Separate in Marriage

Music we listened to making this episode:
Jimi Hendrix- All Along the Watchtower
Ludwig Goransson- Troopers
Cannonball Adderly- Somethin’ Else

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What stood out, bothered, confused, or impacted you from this week’s message and/or passage?
  2. A. When you hear the words submit or submission what feelings stir in you?
    B. Now read Philippians 2:3-8. How does the attitude Paul calls Jesus-Followers to have toward others compare to your feelings about submission?
  3. Who do you need to love by submitting yourself to them this week? What are the barriers/challenges to doing so and how can your group pray for you in this during the week?
SHOW NOTES

Family. We love them, but we don’t always like them. They are our favorite people but some of the hardest to get along with. Is there a way to enjoy a healthy family dynamic no matter what stage of life we find ourselves in? There is… but it’s illogical.

Episode Breakdown:
1:00 Aliyah & Sam say hi
2:00 Family Matters, w/ Jon
29:30 A few more things…

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#forSalem FEBRUARY Opportunity: Luggage for Foster Care Collection Dates 2/21 (3:30-5:30pm) & 2/28 (4-6pm) www.yourcrosscreek.com/luggage

Drive In Party, February 28th, 4:30-5:30m: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/drivein

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
– Enter to win this week on Social Media: Nancy Jo’s Burgers
– This week’s winner: Danny’s on the Green

Suggested Readings:
Proverbs 22:6
1 John 4:7-12

▶  Family Devotion/Reading Recommendations: (Creating a Family Rhythm)
Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones (ages 2-11)
How Great Is Our God, Louie Giglio (ages 6-10)
Indescribable, Louie Giglio (ages 6-10) 
This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years, Jaquelle Crowe (ages 12 and up)
Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ (student edition) (ages 12 and up), Dallas Willard
Complement: The Surprising Beauty of Choosing Together Over Separate in Marriage

Music we listened to making this episode:
The Beatles- Ticket to Ride
Jon Foreman- Side By Side
Michael W. Smith- Cross of Gold

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What inspired, bothered, encouraged, or annoyed you in this week’s episode and/or passage?
  2. Read 1 John 4:7-12. How would your family of origin have been different if they had put this passage into practice? How could your current family be changed if you put it into practice?
  3. Evaluate: In general how well do you honor and obey your parents? If you are a parent, do you tend to “provoke” or “bring up” your kids? If you’re willing, share some examples. How can your group support and pray for your efforts this week?
SHOW NOTES

It’s easy to love those who love you. But if we really want to change the world (and our lives) we need to learn to love those who choose to be actively against us. It’s illogical, but it’s the most powerful love the world has ever known. 

Episode Breakdown:
1:00 Whats its abouts
3:00 Love MY Enemy?! w/ Jon
26:20 Final things, and a giveaway!

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#forSalem FEBRUARY Opportunity: Luggage for Foster Care Collection 2/28 (4-6pm) www.yourcrosscreek.com/luggage

Drive In Party, February 28th, 4:30-5:30pm: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/drivein

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
– Enter to win this week on Social Media: Lifesource Natural Foods
– This week’s winner: Nancy Jo’s Burgers

Suggested Readings:
Good Samaritan Parable in Luke 10:25-37

▶ Reading Recommendations:
The Space Between Us: How Jesus Teaches Us to Live Together When Politics and Religion Pull Us Apart– Sarah Bauer Anderson: 

Music we listened to making this episode:
Foo Fighters- Best of You
Michael Jackson- Beat It
Sting- If I Ever Lose My Faith In You

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What stood out to/ surprised/ challenged you from the message and passage this week or what’s something you agreed or disagreed with and why?
  2. Read Luke 10:25-37. How does it clarify Luke 6:27-36 in your mind?
  3. Assignment time. Who is that enemy you need to be FOR this week. How can your group pray for you in this?
SHOW NOTES

As we get older, we realize more and more the hopes, relationships, and lives we wanted are impossible. We decide it’s time to “live in the real world” and we stop dreaming and hoping. But what if the impossible was actually possible? There was once a man who did impossible things and made impossible promises. And he still offers to do the impossible for us today.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome
3:00 “Impossibly Willing,” w/ Jon [Pt 1 of our new series]
26:00 A Giveaway & A Challenge

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For Kids: Crosscreek Website

#forSalem JANUARY Opportunity: Pay it Backward! Treat someone in the drive-thru behind you! Hand the attendant a #forSalem card so let them know it’s because you believe God is for them, and that they matter! Get your cards here: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/welcome/

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
– Enter to win this week on Social Media: Valiant the Sandwich- https://www.valianteats.com/
– This week’s winner: Epilogue Kitchen- https://epilogue-kitchen.square.site/

Suggested Readings:
Luke 4:16-21: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204%3A16-21&version=NLT
John 9: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+9&version=NLT

▶ Additional Resources:
The Chosen’s Leper Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL8DThllZAY

Music we listened to making this episode:
The Beatles- A Hard Day’s Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjyj8qnqkYI
Weezer- Troublemaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LSGvziX_6Y
Red Rocks- Breakthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ni5_JGRrgs

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What personally stood out to you in this message and/or passage? Why do you think that is?
  2. Jon said, “Sometimes it’s easier to accept that God is ABLE to do the impossible than that he is WILLING.” Do you agree or disagree, why? How do you think Romans 8:31-32 helps with this idea?
  3. If Jesus were to say to you, “I am willing,” what impossible thing would you ask him to do? How can your group pray for you in this?
SHOW NOTES

It often seems impossible that anything could bring peace to our world, our relationships, and especially the turmoil we secretly feel inside of us. But the impossible things Jesus did proved it is possible to experience true, lasting peace now and forever.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome
3:00 Impossible Proof, w/ Jon
29:00 Giveaways & Drive In News

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

▶ DRIVE IN PARTY!!! January 31, 4:30pm-5:30pm – Reserve your spot! www.yourcrosscreek.com/drivein

#forSalem JANUARY Opportunity: Pay it Backward! Treat someone in the drive-thru behind you! Hand the attendant a #forSalem card so let them know it’s because you believe God is for them, and that they matter! Get your cards here: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/welcome/

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
– Enter to win this week on Social Media: Cooke Stationary https://www.facebook.com/Cooke-Stationery-Company-381360651092
– This week’s winner: Valiant the Sandwich- https://www.valianteats.com/

Suggested Readings:
Psalm 103:8-18 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20103%3A8-18&version=NLT
Matthew 18:21-35 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+18%3A21-35&version=NLT
Ephesians 4:31-32 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+4%3A31-32&version=NLT

▶ Additional Resources:
The Chosen (Paralytic scene), Season 1, Episode 6:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlBOmQ1PaMY

Music we listened to making this episode:
Enya: Exile- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rWyNFiKq2A
Bruno Mars: Grenade- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR6iYWJxHqs
Michael Ketterer & Influence Music: Spirit Lead Me- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABWnLjXer10

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What stood out to you in this week’s episode and/or passage (Mark 2:1-12)? What challenges you or encourages you?
  2. Read Matthew 18:21-35. How does this clarify the concept of forgiveness for you?
  3. What are you struggling to forgive or be forgiven for right now and why do you think that is? How can your group pray for you in this?
SHOW NOTES

When impossible situations come into our lives, our lack of control and power creates a fear that can be overwhelming. To make things worse, it often seems like God doesn’t care to do anything about what we are facing. Jesus, however, did the impossible to show us the depths of his power and care.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome & Dishes
3:30 Trust the Impossible, w/ Jon
28:30 Announcements, Giveaways & Dessert

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

▶ DRIVE IN PARTY!!! January 31, 4:30pm-5:30pm – Reserve your spot! www.yourcrosscreek.com/drivein

#forSalem JANUARY Opportunity: Pay it Backward! Treat someone in the drive-thru behind you! Hand the attendant a #forSalem card so let them know it’s because you believe God is for them, and that they matter! Get your cards here: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/welcome/

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
– Enter to win this week on Social Media: Gov Cup: https://www.thegovcup.com/
– This week’s winner: Cooke Stationary https://www.facebook.com/Cooke-Stationery-Company-381360651092

Suggested Readings:
Psalm 13
Matthew 6:25-33
– Jesus calms the storm in other Gospels- Luke 8:22-25; Matthew 8:23-27

▶ Additional Resources:
We Have a New President: A Christian Response, Scott Sauls
Where Did My IQ Points Go?: EQ Gain to Protect Your IQ Drain

Music we listened to making this episode:
Joy Williams, Canary- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NXwdtD0s_o
Michael Jackson, Black or White- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2AitTPI5U0
Foo Fighters, Times Like These- https://youtu.be/T_bQ9nzt9Xo

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What stood out to you in this week’s episode and/or passage (Mark 4:35-41)? What challenges, bothers, or encourages you
  2. Read John 1:1-5 and 16:33. How do you think these passages relate to this week’s passage and message? What does that mean for you?
  3. What do you need/want from Jesus and what “impossibility” do you need to trust him with? How can your group pray for you in this during the week?
SHOW NOTES

Death. Impossible to avoid, escape, or prevent. Yet, we still try. Why? Maybe because something tells us this is not how things are supposed to be. Maybe we weren’t created for death? Jesus offers life that even death can’t end. Impossible, right? You’re invited to come and see.

Episode Breakdown:
0:00 Welcome
2:00 Believe the Impossible, w/ Jon
31:40 Announcements, Luggage and You

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

#forSalem FEBRUARY Opportunity: Luggage for Foster Care Collection Dates 2/21 (am) & 2/28 (pm) www.yourcrosscreek.com/luggage

#SalemOregon #local Giveaways (Happening on Social Media later this week)
– Enter to win this week on Social Media: Ritter’s Housemade Foods: https://www.ritterseatery.com/
– This week’s winner: Gov Cup: https://www.thegovcup.com/

Suggested Readings:
1 Corinthians 15
Philippians 1:20-26

▶ Additional Resources:
Bible App for your phone (reading plans and audio)
Chasing God vs. Following Him, Angie Smith

Music we listened to making this episode:
Star Wars Medley, Peter Hollens and Lindsey Striling- 
All My Life, Foo Fighters
How Can It Be (Starstruck Sessions), Lauren Daigle

Donate to Crosscreek & keep a good thing goin’ 🙂

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. What stood out, bothered, interested, or confused you in this week’s passage and/or message?
  2. Read 2 Corinthians 5:1-9. How do you think your life would be different if this was truly your perspective about life and death? How would our world be different if this was the perspective of all Jesus-Followers?
  3. Jon asked us: “What are you going to DO in light of the impossible things Jesus said and did?” Then stated three choices we have as a response. Which of the 3 are you leaning more toward? [reject the plausibility, investigate the possibility, believe the impossible] How can your group support and pray for you this week?

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