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We'd love to meet you! Learn more about the Worship Experience.

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See the difference you can make through your generosity.

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Get Involved

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Crossing Kids is our ministry for kids ages birth-5th grade.

Youth

Crossing Youth is our student ministry for 6th-12th grade.

College

The Collective is our young adult ministry for 18-29-year-olds.

Life Groups

Find community and grow with other believers through a Life Group.

Serving Opportunities

Make a difference in the lives of others with your skills and talents.

Baptism

Take the next step in your intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Tools for Growth

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One Mission

Reaching and helping communities around the world.

Jobs

Bring your skills to life. Explore all of our open positions.

About Us

Our Story

Find out more about the history of The Crossing.

Values & Beliefs

Learn more about what we believe as fully devoted followers of Christ.

Crossing Inside

Our Inside ministry takes The Crossing behind prison walls.

Crossing Worship

Creating an atmosphere that helps people experience God’s presence.

Crossing Camp

Camps and retreats designed to leave you refreshed, renewed, and transformed by God.

Thrift Stores

Our thrift stores provide jobs and fund our community benevolence ministry.

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Planting seeds of Christ that will last a lifetime.

CKX

After school programming and ministries for preschoolers – 8th grade

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Kill The Spider

Life Group Leader Guide

This Leader Guide will help you lead the conversation with your Life Group when discussing this week’s sermon.

Kill The Spider

Key Things You Heard

  • You may feel far from God, but the good news of the gospel is that God’s promises are not dependent on your feelings.
  • A spider is an agreement you have made with a lie.
  • A cobweb is medicator that brings false comfort to that lie.
  • Christianity is not a vacation. There is an enemy that is out to steal, kill, and destroy us.

Pray

Heavenly Father, Help us identify and kill the spiders in our lives through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit within.

Tweetable Moments

“Freedom is not found in striving. Freedom is found in surrender.”

“You can’t live hack your way to freedom. Stop striving and start surrendering.”

Questions for Conversation

Icebreaker: What is the funniest viral video you have watched?

  • Read 1 Peter 5:10. What four does this verse promise that Jesus will do in your life? Spend time discussing the importance of each of these four things. When, according to this verse does God do this? How long is the suffering? Why does this give you hope? What does this tell you about your walk with God?
  • Has there ever been a time when you spent a lot of time trying to clean the cobwebs out instead of killing spiders?
  • Carlos said, “The only way you can kill a spider is with the blood of the cross and the power of the resurrection of Jesus in your life.” Read Ephesians 1:19-20 and  Romans 8:9-11. As you walk out your life in the lower story, why are the truths of these verses so important? How do you trust God to take care of you when everything inside of you is screaming to meet your own need?
  • A spider is an agreement you have made with a lie. A cobweb is a medicator that brings false comfort to that lie. Give an example of a mediator that you have had in your life? Why is it easy to focus on the cobweb instead of letting God killing the spider? What do you need to do to transition to killing spiders instead of cleaning cobwebs? What can you, as a group, do to help each other kill spiders?

Now Go Do It

Challenge: If your campus is offering Regeneration, make it a point to go and see how it can help you kill spiders. If your campus is not offering Regeneration, find a trusted, mature believer in Jesus and ask them to help you.

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