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Luke 2:1-14 - The Birth Of Jesus - What Do I Need To Know About God's Love





What really happened at the birth of Christ? Join us as we follow Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the Shepherds to find God's love in the most unexpected places to the most unexpected people.

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Luke 1:57-66 - Zechariah - What Do I Need To Know About God's Discipline?





When the wheels fall off of life, what went wrong? Has God lost control? Is God punishing us for our sin? In this message we learn what is wrong with the prosperity gospel and why suffering is evidence of God's love.

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Luke 1:39-56 - Mary and Elizabeth - Why Do I Need Christian Friends?





Everything is going on the Internet. We bank on the Internet, take classes on the Internet, shop on the Internet and stay in contact with our friends through social networking. Why not attend church on the Internet? In this Christmas message we learn the pitfalls of Internet church.

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Luke 1:26-38 - Mary - What Should I Do When God Changes My Plans?




What should we do when life takes an unexpected turn for the worse? How should we think about God when life falls apart? Join us as we learn how to handle unexpected life-changing circumstances.

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Luke 1:5-25 - Zechariah - Do I Believe God Answers Pray?



Have I become spiritually stiff? Many of us have followed Christ for years but we haven’t seen any extraordinary answers to our prayers. Zechariah teaches us the danger of developing a heart of unbelief.

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1 Peter 3:1-6 - Ancient Beauty For The Modern Woman



Women’s cosmetics and clothing is a multi-billion dollar business. Every woman wants to look sharp and be noticed. Unfortunately, many women ignore essential parts of their beauty. What are they? Join us to discover the Bible’s beauty secrets.

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1 Peter 2:18-25 - How Do I Handle Undeserved Suffering



What should we do when we suffer for no apparent reason? Do you take someone to court? Do you take matters into your hands? Do you have a right to give people a piece of your mind? Unfair suffering can create deep seat anger. Join us to learn what God wants us to do.

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1 Peter 2:11-12 - The Trial Of Lust




Opportunities for lust are everywhere. It is the airbrushed woman on the poster at the local Subway holding a Diet Coke. It is in the local gym. Bikinis are at the beach and sunbathers are on the boat. Most movies feature models in bed. Our web browser has advertisement with enticements to lust. Hard-core and soft-core porn is only a mouse click away. What does the Bible say about the passions of the flesh, dangers of lust? Join us as we discover how lust destroys a man’s masculinity.

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1 Peter 2:4-10 - Why I Want To Be Part Of The Suffering Church




Christians will suffer. It is part of what it means to be in the family of God. Why does God allow his children to suffer? What good comes from our suffering? In this message we learn why we want to be part of the suffering church.

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1 Peter 1:22-2:3 - The Word Of God Creates Love Between The People Of God



As Christians, we don’t fit in our culture. Peter calls us exiles living in a foreign land. Where do we fit? Where do we find belonging, family and love? We find it in the church. Join us in exploring the transforming power of the Word of God to see how it creates intense love between the people of God.

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1 Peter 1:12-21 - Sin-Free Living In A Sin-Filled World




The Christian life is hard. Our culture tells us happiness is found in what we own. The Internet and television baits us with sensual seductions. We face constant distractions that appeal to our sinful nature. How can we live a sin-free lifestyle when we are drowning in a sin-filled world. Join us as Peter teaches us how to live in the world without becoming just like the world.

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1 Peter 1:10-12 - Can I Trust the Bible?



An increasing number of professors in Christian colleges tell their students the Bible can’t be trusted. They tell students that the biblical writers occasionally missed what God was saying or that God is now saying or doing something new. They believe God was behind the concepts in the Bible but not actual words. Is this true? Can I trust the Bible? In this message, we find hope when facing the hard times of biblical doubt.

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1 Peter 1:3-9 - Ten Truths Every Christians Need To Remember When Life Falls Apart




When life falls apart, how do we make it through? As Christians, what help does God offer in hard times? In the opening verses of 1 Peter we find 10 life-changing truths to hold us together when everything else is falling apart.

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Luke 10:38-42 - When One Dish Is Enough

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Are you overwhelmed by your schedule? Has your pace turned you into somebody that is irritable and stressed around your family? In this message Jesus teaches us some things are not worth our best effort. They are worth doing simply.

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1 Peter 1:1-2 - Introduction to 1 Peter




As Christians, we all fail Jesus... sometimes we fail miserably. When we fail Jesus in a big way, is their hope for the future? Does God write us off? As we begin this series, we will look at the life of Peter and what we can learn about recovering from massive spiritual failures.

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Cultural Christianity




Approximately ten years ago, Christian Smith -- a sociologist from the University of North Carolina -- surveyed 3,000 teenagers to find what they believed about their faith. They learned that most young adults were not traditional Christians. They had believed a close counterfeit to Christianity he called Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. What is MTD? Why have so many Christians bought it? What makes it dangerous? Join us as we discover the answer.

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Jehovah's Witnesses




What do Michael Jackson, Prince, Nelson Mandela and Dwight Eisenhower have in common? They are all former or active Jehovah's Witnesses. This door-to-door evangelizing group has grown from 96,000 in 1940 to over 7 million today. What does this group believe? Why don't they celebrate birthdays, take blood transfusions or salute the flag? Join us as we learn the rest of their story.

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Mormonism




Mitt Romney was a potential candidate for president in the 2008 Republican National Convention. His business success and moral values made him a naturally appealing option. Many Americans questioned his religious beliefs. Mitt Romney is a Mormon. Is Mormonism was just another branch of the Christian church or is it something completely different? Join us as we go behind the scene to learn the little-known story about Mormon church, its colorful history and unique beliefs.

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Radical Islam




We can not turn on the news without hearing about radical Islam. ISIS is seeking to unite Syria and Iraq in a caliphate. Radical Islam is behind the 9/11 attacks and the bombing of the US embassy in Libya. What does radical Islam believe? How is it different from peaceful Islam? Is it a threat to America?

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Islam




Islam is the second largest religion in the world, with over 1.6 billion adherents. But what do Muslims believe? Join us at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we explore the beliefs of Islam and how they ultimately fall short of the good news of the gospel of Jesus. I was out of town so Jordan Gowing, my Spencer campus pastor, delivered the message.

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Hinduism and Buddhism




Do you ever wonder about other religions? If you could examine what they believe, would you still choose Jesus? In this series we examine the major religions and cults of the world and compare them to the Bible. Join us as we travel to the other side of the world to examine Hinduism and Buddhism, the beliefs of 2 billion people.

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Ephesians 6:18-23 - Why Are Bible Reading And Prayer Important?




Does prayer make a difference? How important is reading our Bible? In our final message in Ephesians, we learn the importance of these practices to knowing God.

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Ephesians 6:10-17 - Spiritual Warfare




On May 24, 2014 Elliott Rogers, a University of Santa Barbara student, began his killing spree. He killed his roommate, innocent girls and pedestrians he shot from his car while driving around town before taking his own life. How could so much death come from a young man? The media told us he was in need of medication. Was it just medication? Was there something more? Was there something unseen, a dark sinister force compelling him towards evil? Join us as we learn about spiritual warfare, how demons tempt and attack and how to find victory over demonic attack through Jesus. Was there something dark influencing Elliott? After this message,... you decide.

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Ephesians 6:5-9 - How Does Jesus Change The Way I Work?




How does Christ change the way I work? Christian employees and employers are different. What does that look like? Join us as we discover how Christ changes the way we work.

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Ephesians 6:1-4 - Ancient Wisdom For The Modern Family



How does Christ change the way parents treat their children? How does Christ change the way a teenager matures out of the home? How does Christ change the way adult children care for their aging parents? Join us as we find how Christ transforms the home.

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Ephesians 5:25-33 - What Does It Take For A Man To Be A Great Husband?




What does it take for a man to be a great husband? Does he need to be rich? Should he be tall, dark and handsome? Does he need to come from a good family? The New Testament is clear there is one essential thing a man must do to succeed as a husband. Join me to discover the answer.

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Ephesians 5:21-24 - What Does It Take For A Woman To Be A Great Wife?




What does it take for a woman to be a great wife? Does she need to be a good cook? How important are her looks? Are poise and manners essential? In every New Testament passage on marriage says there is one essential thing a woman needs to have to succeed as a wife. If you discover this secret, it will change your marriage.

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Ephesians 5:15-20 - High Impact Living




Why do some Christians live a more impactful life than others? What does it take to make a difference rather than simply exist? Discover the questions we should be asking ourself to make a difference.

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Ephesians 5:7-14 - The Light Of My Life Makes A Difference




Why does God insist of a Christian lifestyle that is different? One reason is because he freed us from the power and penalty of sin. Another reason is because the purity of our lives is a reflection of the purity of Jesus. In this message, we learn there is another reason. God's plan is to use our lifestyle to reach those around us for Jesus.

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Easter 2014 - What Are The Most Important Things I Need To Know?




Are you suffering from information overload? Do you have trouble keeping up with your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, snail mail and texts? Like the information overlaid around us, the Bible can feel overwhelming. In this message, we simplify the Bible and learn what is the most important things we need to know.

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Ephesians 5:1-7 - Sex and Money




Is there anything wrong with homosexuality? How far is too far before marriage? What is the biggest danger at the mall? How can my sexuality and money be transformed from a great blessing to a tragic curse? Learn how to handle our sexuality and our money in a way that honors Jesus.

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Ephesians 4:25-32 - Christians and Conflict




When was the last time you got angry? Did you yell at your kids this week? Did you lose your temper with your wife? While everyone gets angry, the Bible tells us Christians handle our conflict in a way that is different from the rest of the world. In this message, we learn what that looks like.

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Ephesians 4:17-24 - How Do I Stop Sinning?




Why do we keep sinning? We have come to Christ. We have trusted in Christ? Why do we keep finding ourselves ensnared by sin and living ineffective and unproductive lives? In this message, we learn what sin does to our life and how God instructs us to break free from its control.

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Ephesians 4:7-16 - When Everybody Does Their Part




Life is busy. The kids take our time, work demands more hours. When we come to church, it feels so good to sit, relax and take it all in. The problem is that our resting may be stifling our love for Jesus and our brothers and sister through Jesus. Find out why everyone should insist that they serve in their church.

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Ephesians 4:1-6 - From Grace to Gratitude to Glory




For many of us, character isn't that important. We want the cheapest product on the shelf. It doesn't matter to us if a company used child labor to keep their costs down. Nobody cares if a company pollutes the atmosphere, as long as their product is cheap. While we don't care about character, God does. In this message, we find out how Jesus changes our character by changing the way we treat others.

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Ephesians 3:14-21 - Rethinking Spiritual Maturity




When you think of spiritual maturity, what comes to mind? For most of us spiritual maturity means Bible knowledge. You know the spiritually mature people because they win the Bible trivia games. In reality, many Bible trivia champions are spiritual toddlers. There is something missing from their life. What is it? Join us to discover what you may be missing.

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Ephesians 3:1-13 - Ministry is Worth the Sacrifice




We are entering a busy season at CrossWinds. We have a new name, a new web site, and a new campus is about to launch. Leaders are moving from Spirit Lake to Spencer helping to get the campus off the ground. This gives us expected holes on our ministry teams. It is a time where everyone needs to work extra hard and long hours. Is it worth it? In Ephesians 3, we find out.

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Ephesians 2:11-22 - Jesus Gave Me a Family




After the holiday, you find fitness advertisements reminding you to get in shape. They always feature someone who tried the advertised weight loss plan and they feature a before and after photo. In this passage, Paul gives us a before and after photo of what we were like with and without Jesus.

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Ephesians 2:1-10 - But God...




My daughter loves gymnastics. One of her favorite moves is the splits. It hurts to see her legs stretched in opposite directions. In Ephesians 2, Paul forces us into the spiritual splits by stretching our mind to understand the darkness of our sin and the magnificence of our blessing through Christ. Stretching is good for us, but it can hurt. In the same way, the spiritual splits are tough on us while they are good for us.

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Ephesians 1:15-23 - How Should I Pray For People I Love?




We all have special people in our life, people we care about with all of our heart. They are our children, our spouse and our life-long friends. How should you pray for them? Is the success of their business their schooling and marriage the most important thing to pray for? In these opening verses of Ephesians, Paul prays for some of his life-long friends. From his prayer, how to pray for those we love.

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Ephesians 1:1-14 - I Am Blessed!




It is easy to see what is wrong in life. The family overslept so the kids are late for school. The car wouldn't start so the budget faces an unexpected repair. While it is easy to see what is wrong, in the introduction to Ephesians, Paul helps us see what is right and how blessed we are by God through Jesus Christ.

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Ephesians - Introduction and Overview




America is drifting from its Christian heritage. We are rapidly approaching a post-Christian era in America. Is there any hope for our country? if there is hope, where is ti found? Before we study the book of Ephesians, we take the time to learn about the city of Ephesus and how the church came to the city. The story we find is the encouragement we need in our post-Christian era.

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