The NEW C&C app, Members Meeting, Women's Study Series, Biblical Marriage, and more!

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First, we have a new app! Inside the new app, you’ll be able to find everything you need to know about all of our upcoming events, Community Group Questions, Sermons, and all of the content that Cross & Crown puts out.

If you have used the C&C app in the past and you’re an iPhone user, then head to the App Store and make sure it’s updated or download it now. If you’re an Android user, then you’ll need to head to the Google Play store and download the app again. Google Play operates a little differently and won’t allow you to just update the app. Sorry that’s the case, so make sure to download the new one by clicking the picture above.


It’s finally time for our Member’s Meeting, one of our favorite events of the year! Join us Monday night, 2/4 at 6:30pm, for a night of family business where we provide financial updates, explore future endeavors, and more! *Childcare and light snacks will be available*

If you’re unable to make it, you can join us via our livestream on the Cross & Crown app or by clicking here!


The Women’s Ministry Study Series starts this Wednesday, 2/6, at 10am and Sunday, 2/10, at 2pm! Join the ladies of C&C as we go deeper in the Word, explore the community God has given us, and worship our Creator! If you have any questions, contact us at alexis@crossandcrownseattle.com.


Are you married and looking for biblical counseling? Will you be getting married soon and want a biblical marriage? Are you single, but would still like counseling about what a biblical marriage looks like? If you answered yes to any of these, then this is the class for you.

Cross & Crown will be hosting a 5-week class where you can learn what God has to say about marriage. We'll spend time exploring God's word on marriage, hearing testimonies from married couples that hold to the biblical values of marriage, and having conversations about serving God with our marriages.

This class starts on February 17th from 2-4 pm and last 5 weeks. Ready to register? Click here!


CG Questions - Doctrinal Distinctive’s

Week 4: Spirit Empowered Ministry

Questions:

  • How has God blessed you, loved you, cared for you through the spiritual gifts of others?

  • Do you have any concerns about the use of spiritual gifts?  How would you describe spiritual gifts to someone that is not a part of the church?

  • Why do you think many people are uncomfortable with the Holy Spirit and how he works?

  • Where do you see the presence, or the absence, of love in the exercising of the gifts of the Spirit in your community? How can you lovingly exhort one another towards operation in love?

  • What does it practically mean to be dependent on the Holy Spirit in our lives?

Scripture:

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

ACCORDING TO GOD’S GRACE AND PLEASURE

1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

PRIDE - INFERIORITY - JEALOUSY - COMPARISON

1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13

A MORE EXCELLENT WAY

1 Corinthians 14:1-25

TONGUES & PROPHECY

1 Corinthians 14:26-40

Notes, Quotes, and Slides:

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers believers for life and ministry.

DEFINITIONS:

Cessationism: Supernatural gifts (tongues, miracles, prophecy, etc.) functioned only in the early church and are not to be practiced today. God speaks today but only in Scripture.

Continuationism: Supernatural gifts are given to every generation and should be practiced today, but always be tested accordingly to the guidelines of Scripture.

Extreme Views:

  • Certain Cessationists don’t believe in spiritual gifts at all and actually ascribe these gifts to Satan or demonic activity.

  • Certain Continuationists believe salvation is based on the presence of spiritual gifts.

Jesus Christ modeled a Holy Spirit dependent and empowered life. The Holy Spirit who indwelt and empowered Christ in like-manner indwells and empowers believers through spiritual gifts he has bestowed for the work of ministry and the building up of the body of Christ. Although there are different understandings of the nature and function of these gifts, we all recognize that they are divine provisions central to spiritual growth and effective ministry and are to be eagerly desired, faithfully developed, and lovingly exercised according to biblical guidelines.

Cameron Morris