If you’re looking for a church where leadership gives freely, try Crossfire in Centennial. Our pastors and leaders experience freedom in grace and freely give of ourselves. Freely we have received, so freely we pass that on to you. We have prophetic teaching, worship, and dance. We offer a strong message of grace with a prophetic edge. We do our best to live from a position of freedom.
Pictured: Worship service at Crossfire, where prophecy was taking place.
You are only truly free when you can give of your heart of leadership without the condition of loyalty or compensation from those you lead. This is a subtle condition of the heart. When you lead from this position of freedom then you truly are free as a leader. There is no formula for it except trusting in Jesus as the one who is loyal and compensates you. You won’t really know it until you’ve done it.
You can’t be a Jesus-centered leader unless you have not only accepted Jesus, but also received His freedom in your life-- freely received deliverance from slavery to the junk in your life. A Jesus-centered leader is centered on the freedom Jesus gave you. You must be centered on walking out that freedom as an incredible gift of grace. Then you truly walk in grace, you walk in Jesus-centered freedom and leadership.
Jesus told his twelve closest leaders, the apostles, very clearly in Matt. 10:8 “Freely you have received, freely give.” It’s when you give beyond your salary that you are truly giving. It’s when you’re leading beyond your financial compensation that you are leading freely. It’s great to be fairly compensated for our leadership; however, it’s when we are giving freely beyond that compensation that our leadership is a gift.
The Father had to give of Himself, thus Jesus was born. Jesus then followed the Father’s example and gave of Himself, first by pouring himself out in teaching and ministry, then by going to the cross to die on behalf of all of us. What a gift of giving! Jesus-centered leadership always gives away. A Jesus-centered leader gives, not only at Christmas, but all year long. This Christmas, purpose in yourself to be a Jesus-centered leader.
If you're looking for a church where you can get refueled and energized, try our church in Centennial. We have a prophetic edge, vibrant worship, challenging teaching, and we advocate Jesus-centered leadership. We would love to be a part of your life. Come and visit us this weekend near South University Blvd. and Arapahoe Road in Centennial. We meet at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays. We are excited to see you! You can get the details on our website at http://www.crossfirechurch.us/
When you’re tired of doing, get your eyes on Jesus; get your eyes on what He did for you. When we focus on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, we tap into the power he placed on the inside of us. We tap into His grace and goodness. Focus on Him today and you won’t lose heart.
But sometimes we grow tired. We want to back off or even give up. Then it's time to do what Paul told the first Jewish believers: “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Don’t lose heart! Keep on keeping on. Consider what Jesus endured so that you can now do good works in his name. He gave you this opportunity. Don’t stop now!
It’s an awesome thing to see believers in the workplace, on the streets, in the schools revealing what God has done on the inside of them. When we know God is working in us, we become confident by doing visible, tangible good works that reflect the Father’s heart. Be confident this week as you do all that He has called you to do.
This week I’ll be talking about doing good. Ephesians 2:10 says: “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advanced for us to do.” We are designed by God to good stuff. From the moment we believe in Jesus Christ, our spirit desires to reflect God’s goodness in all we do. Our mind, will and emotions slowly get on board with that and begin to agree with our spirit. We begin to do all that He called us to do. But it starts in our spirit, that core part of each one of us that is a brand new creation by faith in Jesus.
Get on board with God’s design for your life. Believe in Jesus His son and you’ll start doing all the good stuff he's prepared for you.