Our Values

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Nothing Matters More – Jesus is always front and centre

Jesus Christ is our cornerstone. Through Him we have relationship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. At Crossway, our priority is that nothing matters more than Jesus; that He is front and centre of our lives. We want to follow His example and to worship Him.

Engage with God’s Word

Read Philippians 2:9-11, Revelation 5.

Discuss

  1. In Philippians 2 we read that Jesus is the name above all names. What does this mean to you?
  2. How can you make Jesus front and centre of your life in a practical way? What might this look like?
  3. What might hinder you from making this a reality in your day-to-day life? How could you work around this?
  4. Read Revelation 5. This chapter is referring to Jesus as the Lamb of God who is worshipped on the throne. What does it mean to you to worship Jesus?
  5. We recognise Jesus as the source of life. How does this change our perspective of Him?

Respond

It can be a challenge for us to consistently uphold the value that nothing matters more than Jesus, and that He is at the front and centre of our life. What is one thing that you can do this week to take a step towards this reality?

For Children and Families

Check out this Nothing Matters More video made specifically for kids:

Family Discussion
How can Jesus be front and centre in your family?

 

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There’s Room For You – Anyone can experience authentic community

Every one of us wants a place where we can connect with other people, be ourselves and be accepted for who we are, regardless of where we are at on the journey of life. Church should be such a place, where anyone can come along as they are and experience the love of Jesus through others.

Engage with God’s Word

Read Genesis 2:18, Acts 2:42-47

Discuss

  1. Think of a time when you were in a social setting or with a group of people in an environment that was new for you. What helped (or didn’t help) you to connect in? What were your fears in going to this group?
  2. Read Genesis 2:18. What does this verse tell of the origins of mankind and the need for genuine community with others?
  3. What could be a deterrent for someone to enter into community with others? What can be the impact of this?
  4. Read Acts 2:42-47. We see in the early church a strong model of the impact of authentic community. What were some of the outcomes of the early church community that is described in these verses? What enabled this?
  5. What can we do today to emulate the type of genuine and authentic community that was so attractive in the early church? What is different today?

Respond

Survey results show that one of the greatest fears people have in visiting a church is the fear of being judged, standing out or not fitting in. How can we help people feel at ease and experience authentic community when they walk in the doors of church? What is one thing you could do this week to show that there is room for anyone to experience authentic community at Crossway?

 

For Children and Families

Family Discussion
Talk about who you could invite over for dinner, a BBQ or a picnic in the park. Share stories and celebrate with each other.

 

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