Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
Boring is a Problem -- Together #forSalem (Ep 79)
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One of the first words that usually comes to mind when we hear “Christianity” or “church” is boredom. That’s understandable, but it wasn’t always this way. What happened? Can you really experience the excitement and adventure the first Jesus Followers experienced? You can.

Episode Breakdown:
00:45 We greet thee
02:12 Question: Why does it seem so boring?
04:15 It’s not a new problem…
08:20 What good is just knowing?
11:30 Wasting our time…
13:30 The actual point
16:15 So let’s get started…
18:53 Adventure time
20:50 Interpretive Dances & Invitations
24:20 Jon’s warm up BTS and a throwback

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SHOW NOTES:
▶ Notes & Questions: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/media/2021-10-10_cg.pdf
▶ Transcript: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/media/2021-10-10.pdf
▶ Alliance Resources: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/alliances

▶ Upcoming #SalemOregon On-Site Gatherings
October 10 & 24th, 4:30pm at our new location! https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/gathering/ for more info.

▶ #forSalem October Opportunity: BOO YOUR NEIGHBOR
Buy or make treats for a neighbor.
Secretly leave the treats & the “We’ve Been Boo’d!” sign on their doorstep.
Download the PDF: https://yourcrosscreek.com/boo
We will have BOO Oreos for you to give to your neighbors at our October 10th gathering!

▶ Suggested Bible Readings:
Matthew 5-7
Ephesians 4:11-16
James 2:14-26

▶ Music we listened to making this episode:
Beethoven- Symphony No. 9 in D minor: Ode to Joy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlSR8Wlmpac
Foo Fighters- This is a Call https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imxAeQZjBeI
Phil Wickham- Your Love Awakens Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQyXsJMkUPg

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Discussion Questions:
1. How is God working in your life & world this week?
2. What stood out to, bothered, inspired, or irritated you in this week’s message?
3. What experiences/feelings have you had with church before? How do you think Crosscreek’s version of Independently Growing compares to those experiences/feelings?
4. Look at Jesus’ description of life in the Kingdom of God in Matthew 5-7. In which area(s) do you feel you could use some more “Independent Growth.” What are some steps you can take to grow in this area and how can your group support/pray for you in this?