CrossWords Ministry

CrossWords Ministry

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By Pedro Gelabert
A podcast about practical Christianity. Christians live in a culture hostile to righteousness, self-control and God's judgment to come. This podcast is about getting your mind and your heart in line with Jesus' Words and Way because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! All Scriptures quoted are from the New International Version. You can follow me on Twitter @kingdom_saint. Walk with the Lord and be a blessing!
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Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 8 - The Divine Swap
The Divine Swap: God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so  that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Co 5:21. God so loved the world - a love unknown to us which God was to manifest  in the person of Jesus to show the full extent of His love by a unique  sacrifice that still leaves us in awe. An exchange takes place  when the believer is baptized, placing his faith in this sacrifice. God  takes away the believers sin and bestows righteousness that is not his -  the righteousness of Christ!
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September 6, 2019
7 Minutes of Wisdom on Preparing Your Child for Adulthood
What gets in the way of proper adulting? The Heart. We confuse our "yes's" and our "no's". We lose integrity because we get too proud and manipulated by our passions. As parents we need to teach our children the difference between "yes" and "no" before they turn 1. We need to teach them to say "yes" and "no" with conviction and respect others when they say "yes" and "no". With this training we teach them to make correct choices and work as a team with others who may have differing opinions. All this promotes confidence and trust in God.
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August 30, 2019
7 Minutes of Wisdom on Preparing Your Children to Navigate Social Media
Wisdom and training are needed in order to be influential on social media in a godly way. Satan capitalizes on our greed and curiosity - he makes worldliness attractive. What can you do to get your child's heart longing for God instead of the world and become a force for good? Take a listen. 
09:43
August 30, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 7 - Letting the Spirit Help you Pray
Jesus' prayer in John 17 shows His care and focus on unity. To be part of the answer to His prayer we need to make sure we are members of His body, taking up His mission to preach the Gospel. The Spirit was given to us to help us in our weakness because we don't know how to pray. We will examine a passage that gives us a new acronym for prayer in 1 Tim 2:1. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can be effective ambassadors, interceding for one another and being the beacons God uses to continue to gather the elect into the body of Christ.
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August 9, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 6 - Dealing With Abandonment and Rejection
Jesus teaches us how to deal with abandonment and rejection when He was at the lowest point of His life on Earth. Accepting our human vulnerabilities is a major lesson Jesus illustrates with His life. Salvation is found when we accept our humanity, including our lot and the vulnerabilities that come with it, and humble ourselves before God. When we own the hurt of life, God teaches us to use our humbling experiences to minister to others and help them in their time of need, as He does with us. 
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August 4, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 5 - The God of the Towel
Who is more powerful, a lion or a lamb? A roaring lion or a slaughtered lamb? It may seem obvious to you, but things are not as they seem. Jesus teaches us about power when He washed His disciple's feet. Would you let Jesus wash your feet? Those who refuse His foot washing have no part with Him. Those who let Jesus wash their feet continuously purify themselves and will sit at His feet in heaven. These are those who understand that true power empowers and who are willing to humble themselves as Jesus did.   You can also watch the sermon on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/1KkqfWGd7HI
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July 24, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 4 - Humanity 2.0
Jesus says, "I am making everything new!" (Revelation 21:5). Here in the world people are always looking for the next big thing; the next upgrade, the latest and the greatest. All we can imagine here pales in comparison to what God is preparing for us. When Jesus was transfigured on the mountain the curtain of this virtual life is peeled back and we see something eternal for a brief moment. A look at what's coming? A peek at Humanity 2.0? Listen in to see what we can learn from this moment in Jesus' life.  You can also watch the sermon on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LicocOrg 
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July 7, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 3 - Identity Grounding
Who are you? Do you really know who you are? What do you define yourself by? Are you swayed by what people say about you, or who or what you should be? Are you grasping at the straws of society's definitions of who you ought to be? Knowing who Jesus is will bring about the discovery of who you really are.  Listen in to discover the grandeur of who Jesus wants you to be.  You can also watch the sermon on YouTube https://youtu.be/l2ZgiXD8nDo
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June 30, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 2 - He Steadfastly Set His Face Towards Jerusalem
Jesus was undeterred in His loyalty towards us. Even when facing opposition, ridicule and death threats, He was not deterred in accomplishing His goal for our sake. He makes an invitation for us to come to Him and surrender ourselves to His yoke, so that rivers of living water can flow from us. Jesus wants to make us sources of living water for many around us as we share His good news.  Here's the sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JKlwAipx2kM 
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June 21, 2019
Fall Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 1 - The Work of God is to Believe
Many experience burnout, discouragement and lack of fulfillment. Jesus says it is the result of spiritual malnutrition! "Don't work for the food that spoils", He says. "Work for the food that endures to eternal life."  He adds that the work of God is to believe in the One He has sent - Jesus. Wake up to what God wants to do with your life!  Here's the sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6WHfECNFO9A
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June 13, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 9 - Walking in Holiness to Make Impact
Satan Cannot Drive out Satan - Using the weapons of divine power to win others - not the weapons of the world. Satan means to divide God's people, but by our faithfulness to Jesus we will overcome.  Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cGN0Fn0JeRM
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May 22, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 8 - Winning Friends for Jesus
How do we fight the tidal wave of evil threatening to desensitize us on a daily basis? Is fighting back through the same channels the world uses what God has in mind? Can I, a single person, make a difference against this overwhelming flood? Your life is a force for good or for evil. How are you living it? What kind of influence are you having on others? Are you influencing the world or is it influencing you? Take a listen to hear how Jesus has equipped you for battle and for some strategies to make sure you don't get swept away by the world and its ways.  Watch the Sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/b-7qjLteDNo 
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May 19, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 7 - Worshiping in the Spirit and in Truth
Opinion is not truth, emotion is not Spirit - yet many think worship is something God can accept as long as we are true to our own heart and conscience. Nothing can be further from the truth. As we continue to explore Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well, we learn what kind o f worshipers God seeks. Dare you listen to it?  Watch the sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JBf5dJhLn0E
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May 15, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 6 - Jesus Crosses Barriers to Offer Living Water
What does it look like to impact someone with the Good News? How did Jesus interface with people? How did he overcome prejudicial barriers to make impact on contact? What was Jesus' strategy to grab and hold the Samaritan woman's attention? Learn from the Master Evangelizer as we seek to follow in His footsteps.  Watch the Sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oOzpNepif9s
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May 4, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 5 - Blessed Are the Persecuted
The concluding episode of the nine blessings Jesus imparted on Kingdom Citizens.  The Ultimate Blessing is very contradictory to the worldly. Only Kingdom Citizens can understand and accept it with great rejoicing!  How do you know you're going to Heaven? Take a listen. The Sermon on the Topic on YouTube: https://youtu.be/s5NpfoQt2CI
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April 30, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 4
Expecting to be blessed materially? Is that enough? Are your own thoughts about yourself and what you think success is, enough for you? Let Jesus bring your full potential into being - unleashing the real you - God's design for you. Learn about it in the 9 blessings that kick off Jesus' Sermon on the Mount - The Beatitudes. We will discuss the first two groups of blessings in this podcast.  Look at our sermon series on this topic here:  Beatitudes Part 1 - https://youtu.be/7FYDJQ6VfDg Beatitudes Part 2 - https://youtu.be/s5NpfoQt2CI
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April 19, 2019
Summer Season of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 3
Kingdom Attitudes – Matthew 5-7 is known as The Sermon of the Mount – Jesus’ study concerning the character of Kingdom Citizens. The initial 9 blessings Jesus utters at the beginning of this sermon are known as the beatitudes.  Jesus expands upon this purpose with these 9 blessings that kick off His Sermon on the Mount. Each one starts with the word blessed. From the Greek makarios, meaning “blissful and complete, supremely fortunate and well off. Happy, joyful and without care or concern.” It is not a feeling – it is way more than that. It is a state of mind, an attitude Jesus wants us to adopt.   To watch the sermon portion on YouTube go here: https://youtu.be/7FYDJQ6VfDg
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April 12, 2019
Participantes con Elohim
¿Sabías que Dios quiere que tú, un ser humano, participes en Su naturaleza divina? ¡Ese fue el plan de Dios desde el principio de la creación! Pero un espíritu celoso y malvado ha intentado sabotear ese plan, engañando al hombre y halagando a su ego hasta el dia de hoy. ¡Es hora de que dejes  esos pensamientos y dudas falsos y te rindas totalmente a Jesús, Rey de Reyes, quien, por Su misericordia, nos ha dado otra oportunidad para asegurarnos de reinar con Él para siempre! 
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April 4, 2019
Partakers of Elohim
Did you know God wants you, a human being, to participant in His divine nature? That was God's plan all along! But a jealous,  evil spirit has tried to sabotage that plan, misleading man and flattering his ego to this day. It is time for you to cast aside those false thoughts and doubts, and surrender fully to Jesus, King of Kings, who, by His mercy, has given us another opportunity to make sure we reign with Him forever! 
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April 4, 2019
Summer Season of our Walk with Jesus - Episode 2
Jesus' Vision for ministry success that results in glorifying the Father is laid out in Matthew 9:35-38.  1- The Need is Urgent 2- The Motive is Love 3- The Trigger is Prayer 4- The Potential is Vast Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV) “The harvest  is plentiful but the workers are few.   (38) Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
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March 28, 2019
Summer Season of our Walk with Jesus - Episode 1
Summertime is when you feel alive and energetic, wanting to be outside, enjoying the weather and the community. Light is appreciated during the summer months - longer days! As salt needs to go out of the shaker to give flavor to your food, likewise we need to let our faith spill out into the community in order to give people the taste of Jesus.   Today's message was all about getting ready for evangelism, to impact our communities for the name of Jesus!  
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March 21, 2019
Seasons of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 7
Whereas in the previous episode we dealt with internal persecution, this one explores how the Christian ought to deal with external persecutions coming from hostile work environment, family, etc. What should our mindset be as we go through these tough situations?  Why are we going through this? What's the point?
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March 7, 2019
Seasons of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 6
Jesus felt marginalized, ostracized and disenfranchised by His very own people. What do we do when we experience that in our own church group? What do we do when we experience it from a culture hostile to Jesus?
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February 27, 2019
Seasons of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 5
Jesus cleanses the temple. He shows zeal for the House of God, the church. Are we keeping ourselves clean? Are we zealous, as Jesus was, for holiness and for the good works He prepared for us to do? We will talk about worldly zeal vs godly zeal in this episode. 
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February 15, 2019
Seasons of Our Walk with Jesus - Episode 4
Tying up Episode 3, the excuses we make. Following Jesus in our social interactions - The Wedding at Cana. What  we learn from Jesus' first sign (miracle) about our walk with Him. 
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February 8, 2019
Seasons of our walk with Jesus - Episode 3
In this episode, we will continue to speak on the principle of compatibility and how Jesus called people to follow him. We will talk about the firstfruit of faith in the excuses we make for not following.
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January 30, 2019
Seasons of our Walk with Jesus - Episode 2
We will speak of when Jesus begins His public ministry. Themes we will touch on: career guidance and compatibility, including parental guidance.
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January 24, 2019
CrossWords - Seasons of our Walk with Jesus - Episode 1
A podcast about practical Christianity. Christians live in a culture hostile to righteousness, self-control and God's judgment to come. This podcast is about getting your mind and your heart in line with Jesus' Words and Way because He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! All Scriptures quoted are from the New International Version. You can follow me on Twitter @kingdom_saint. Walk with the Lord and be a blessing!  This episode consists of Jesus' start - His baptism and temptation.
26:06
January 22, 2019
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