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Church of the Cross United Methodist

Rev. Gus Christo-Baker

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If you can't join us for worship, perhaps these messages will be helpful in your spiritual journey.

Latest Episodes

Fix Your Eyes

Scripture: Joshua 23:6,8 & Hebrews 12:2Speaker: Ms. Jane Wise, Missionary to the Democratic Republic of the CongoGod’s words to Israel still speak to us today. Stay the course. Anchor our faith in God, no matter how hard society pulls in the opposite direction.

-1 s3 d ago
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Fix Your Eyes

Stewardship: It's Inclusive

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerStewardship is not about appearances, but about action. We can all make a difference in the lives of people around us by using our God-given gifts. Stewardship is a commitment. Permalink

-1 s1 w ago
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Stewardship: It's Inclusive

Stewardship: It Matters

Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerA steward is one who manages something for someone else. Everything belongs to God—we are His stewards. God is not looking for a perfect steward—just one who makes good use of the resources He provides. How are you doing with this task?

-1 s2 w ago
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Stewardship: It Matters

Saved to Save

We are not saved to feel better ab out ourselves. We are saved to serve and save others.

-1 s3 w ago
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Saved to Save

Everyday Clothes

Scripture: I Peter 5:1-5Speaker: Rev. Carla StengelPeter extols us to clothe ourselves in humility. God is the center of the universe—not us. Humility is the internal bowing of ourselves before our Creator. C. S. Lewis said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

-1 sSEP 22
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Everyday Clothes

Be Prepared

Scripture: I Peter 4:1-11Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerWith any athlete, the most important ingredient for success is preparation. As Christians we too must prepare for Christ’s coming by conforming our lives in the way Peter describes in this passage.

-1 sSEP 15
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Be Prepared

Where is God When it Hurts?

Scripture: I Peter 3:13-22Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerChristians especially have a problem with the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” We think that our God should respond to our prayers for good health, safety, prosperity, etc.. But God’s viewpoint is not our own.

-1 sSEP 8
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Where is God When it Hurts?

Living Godly Lives

Scripture: I Peter 2:11-25Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerAs Christians we are called to obey society’s laws even in the sight of persecution. We are to respect one another, love one another, honor God, and live a life of purity. Make the world a better place one person and a time.

-1 sSEP 1
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Living Godly Lives

Reshuffling Life

Scripture: I Peter 3:1-12Speaker: Rev. Carla StengelSpiritual growth happens over time through experience and study. We must always study scripture in the context of the culture and time in which it was written. God reveals the Holy Spirit in many ways and calls us to reshuffle our thinking again and again as we grow in our faith.

-1 sAUG 25
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Reshuffling Life

Identity Crisis

Scripture: I Peter 2:1-10Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerWho are we as an individual? a Church? a Community? There is not a mainline denomination in the United States that is not experiencing an identity crisis. We need to know who we are and to whom we belong.

-1 sAUG 18
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Identity Crisis

Latest Episodes

Fix Your Eyes

Scripture: Joshua 23:6,8 & Hebrews 12:2Speaker: Ms. Jane Wise, Missionary to the Democratic Republic of the CongoGod’s words to Israel still speak to us today. Stay the course. Anchor our faith in God, no matter how hard society pulls in the opposite direction.

-1 s3 d ago
Comments
Fix Your Eyes

Stewardship: It's Inclusive

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerStewardship is not about appearances, but about action. We can all make a difference in the lives of people around us by using our God-given gifts. Stewardship is a commitment. Permalink

-1 s1 w ago
Comments
Stewardship: It's Inclusive

Stewardship: It Matters

Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerA steward is one who manages something for someone else. Everything belongs to God—we are His stewards. God is not looking for a perfect steward—just one who makes good use of the resources He provides. How are you doing with this task?

-1 s2 w ago
Comments
Stewardship: It Matters

Saved to Save

We are not saved to feel better ab out ourselves. We are saved to serve and save others.

-1 s3 w ago
Comments
Saved to Save

Everyday Clothes

Scripture: I Peter 5:1-5Speaker: Rev. Carla StengelPeter extols us to clothe ourselves in humility. God is the center of the universe—not us. Humility is the internal bowing of ourselves before our Creator. C. S. Lewis said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

-1 sSEP 22
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Everyday Clothes

Be Prepared

Scripture: I Peter 4:1-11Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerWith any athlete, the most important ingredient for success is preparation. As Christians we too must prepare for Christ’s coming by conforming our lives in the way Peter describes in this passage.

-1 sSEP 15
Comments
Be Prepared

Where is God When it Hurts?

Scripture: I Peter 3:13-22Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerChristians especially have a problem with the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” We think that our God should respond to our prayers for good health, safety, prosperity, etc.. But God’s viewpoint is not our own.

-1 sSEP 8
Comments
Where is God When it Hurts?

Living Godly Lives

Scripture: I Peter 2:11-25Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerAs Christians we are called to obey society’s laws even in the sight of persecution. We are to respect one another, love one another, honor God, and live a life of purity. Make the world a better place one person and a time.

-1 sSEP 1
Comments
Living Godly Lives

Reshuffling Life

Scripture: I Peter 3:1-12Speaker: Rev. Carla StengelSpiritual growth happens over time through experience and study. We must always study scripture in the context of the culture and time in which it was written. God reveals the Holy Spirit in many ways and calls us to reshuffle our thinking again and again as we grow in our faith.

-1 sAUG 25
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Reshuffling Life

Identity Crisis

Scripture: I Peter 2:1-10Speaker: Rev. Gus Christo-BakerWho are we as an individual? a Church? a Community? There is not a mainline denomination in the United States that is not experiencing an identity crisis. We need to know who we are and to whom we belong.

-1 sAUG 18
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Identity Crisis