Honor

June 16, 2024   /   Crossroads Community Church

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12 “Honor your father and mother.” (Exodus 20:12)

3 We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. 4 In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. (2 Corinthians 6:3-4)

 

Four Impacts of Honor:

 

1. Honor impacts how we live out our .

53 When Jesus had finished telling these stories and illustrations, he left that part of the country. 54 He returned to Nazareth, his hometown. When he taught there in the synagogue, everyone was amazed and said, “Where does he get this wisdom and the power to do miracles?” 55 Then they scoffed, “He’s just the carpenter’s son, and we know Mary, his mother, and his brothers—James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas. 56 All his sisters live right here among us. Where did he learn all these things?” 57 And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.” 58 And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief. (Matthew 13:53-58)

 

2. How we honor impacts how we can .

5 When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer came and pleaded with him, 6 “Lord, my young servant lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.” 7 Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. 9 I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.” 10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, “I tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel! (Matthew 8:5-10)

 

3. How we honor impacts our .

9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. (Romans 12:9-10)

 

4. We what we honor.

: to value or hold in high esteem; to treat as precious, important, or valuable.

 

 

Additional Notes

 


What’s Happening at Crossroads

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

We want to honor dads today! Pop for a pop! Dads, come get a bottle of Jones Soda and a bag of chips. We also recognize that today may be a day of sorrow and pain for some. We pray you feel the comfort of God today. There will be a special moment in the gathering where you can acknowledge any heartache as we celebrate how important dads are to us!

NEW HERE?

We’re so glad you’ve chosen to come to Crossroads today! We want to thank you for visiting and would love to get to know you. Stop by and say hello at one of our Welcome Centers, our First Step area, or check out ecrossroads.info for more. We can’t wait to meet you!

ONGOING SMALL GROUPS

Did you know that we have small groups that you can join at any time? Even though it’s summer, we have ways you can get involved. We have a ladies friendship nights group, women’s bible study, a quilting and crocheting group, a college-age students group, a young professionals group, and care groups. To find out more and sign up.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL CAMP

If you’re going into 7th through 12th grade you don’t want to miss our camp at Epworth this summer! The middle and high school summer camp will be from Sunday, July 7 through Friday, July 12, at Epworth Forest Conference Center in North Webster. For more information and to sign up.

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