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For The Majority Of 2012 We Have Been Studying The Book Of First John.
Matt was born and raised in the Philippines and Sherina was raised in California but they met at Baptist Bible College in Springfield Mo where they both graduated. Matt and Sherina joined CBC in April of 2011, they are both excited to be working with teens of CBC. Before coming to CBC they both served in various ministries at other churches. Matt and Sherina have been married for 5 years and are expecting their first child in July.
Matt & Sherina Wiese joined the staff of CBC in the Spring of 2011 to lead the Student Ministries. Matt was born and raised in the Philippines as a missionary kid and met Sherina while working at a summer camp in 2003. Matt & Sherina were married in 2005. They both graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. They have been blessed with a son, Titus, born June 2011.
Pastor Terry and his wife Jennae spent 26 years as missionaries in the country of the Philippines. They both graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. Terry joined CrossBridge Church in October of 2010 as Senior Pastor. Both he and Jennae are excited to be here at CBC. Pastor Terry and Jennae have been married for 35 years and have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Need God's direction in your life? Have a loved one in the hospital? Grateful to God for His many blessings, but haven't told Him lately?Whatever need you may have, God is ready to listen. Please come join us for prayer each Wednesday at 7pm in the Sanctuary as we lay all our cares before His throne. You will be blessed and encouraged!"But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish." ~Psalm 9:18
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Baby DedicationOn May 1st we will have a very special Baby Dedication service. We are encouraging any families who would like to participate to attend the very important Baby Dedication Class on April 3rd at 11:00 am. For more information please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Happens Here! If you are interested in joining a Life Group contact us atwww.crossbridgechurchny.comor 516-334-1832
Ladies Craft & ChatFriday, March 15th at 7:00pmBring a small snack to share and whatever craft you would like to work on that night.(cardmaking, scrapbooking, jewelry, knitting, quilting, etc)Call the office to let us know you plan to attend so we have enough table space prepared.Ladies Spring Bible StudyBegins Sunday, March 17th&Wednesday March 20th9:30am
This ministry is specifically designed for students from 6th through 12th grade and seeks to challenge them to develop a love for God and His Word. We meet every Wednesday evening at 7:00pmand on Sunday mornings at 9:30am contact Pastor Matt Wiese for further informationPastormatt@crossbridgechurchny.com
Easter Egg HuntSaturday, March 30th ~ 2-4pmKids Up to 5th GradeCome early because the eggs will go quickly when we begin the hunt.Come Join Us Every Sunday for Discipleship Kids9:30am & 11:15am
At CrossBridge Church, We Believe:The Bible Is God’s Perfect Guidebook For Living.The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”(2 Timothy 3:16) John 20:31; Revelation 22:18; Luke 1:1; 1 John 1:1; Matthew 12:40 God Is Bigger, Better & Closer Than We Can Imagine.God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. “Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, You are God.” (Psalm 90:2) Genesis 1:1,26,27; 2:7; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 19:1-3; 90:2; Isaiah 43:3; Matthew 6:9; 23:9; Mark 1:9-11; John 16:6-13; Romans 8:14-15; Ephesians 4:6; 1 John 5:7 Jesus Is God Showing Himself To Us.Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the father. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation.” (Colossians 1:15) Genesis 3:15; Psalms 2:7; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; 28:1-6; John 1:1-18 and 14:7-11; Romans 8:1-3;1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 4:7-10; Colossians 1:13-22; 1 John 1:7-9; Revelation 12:10-11, 19:6Through the Holy Spirit, God lives in us and through us now.The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian should seek to live under His control daily. “Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.” (Galatians 5:25) Genesis 1:2; Psalms 139:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Matthew 12:28-32; Luke 1:35; 12:12; John 14:16-17; 16:7-14; Acts 2:1-4; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 12; 2 Corinthians 3:17; ; Galatians 5:22-25; and Ephesians 1:13-14Every Human Shares A Common Problem.Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. As a result of Adam’s personal disobedience to God, we are all sinful in both nature and practice. This sinfulness separates man from God and subjects us to His judgment. Within ourselves, we have no possible means of salvation. Genesis 1:26-30; Romans 1:19-32, 3:10-18 and 3:23; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; Ephesians 2:1-22; and Colossians 1:21-22 and 3:9-11Only By God’s Grace Through Faith Can We Solve Our Problem Through A Relationship With God.Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty, and enter into a personal relationship with God. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—“ (John 1:12) John 14:6; Romans 3:23-24, 5:1-21, 6:15-16, 6:23, 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5Heaven and Hell are real places. Death is a beginning not the end.Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. Matthew 25:31-46; John 3:16; 14:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15Jesus is Coming Again.The Second Coming of Christ will be a literal, physical and visible return, for which we must be ever watchful. No one knows the actual date and time of His return other than it is always imminent. Upon His return, those who are dead but who accepted Christ when they were alive, will be resurrected, i.e., they will be literally raised from the graves. Those who are still living and believe in Christ will be "translated," i.e., they will be literally removed from the Earth. Those left behind on Earth will be the unbelievers who will be judged by Christ. Afterwards, Christ will descend with His Church to establish His kingdom over all the nations for a thousand years. Daniel 12:1-3; John 14:1-3; Romans 4:21-25 and 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and 14-17; and RevelationGood Works Are The Result of SalvationLiving a moral life, praying, going to church, giving to the poor and other good deeds is honorable and to be respected. But, according to God, it will not guarantee eternal life because we are still, by nature, imperfect. A person must first accept God's gift of salvation, i.e., belief in Christ's sacrificial death on the cross as payment for one's sins. The result of salvation, however, is that the sinner becomes a "new creation." This new creation is a life lived in obedience to God's Word which is evidenced not only by good deeds, but an effort to tell others about God's gift of salvation.Ephesians 2:8-10; and James 2:26Satan Exists And Is A Literal BeingGod created Satan, but like Adam, Satan rebelled against God through prideful disobedience. Becoming depraved in character, Satan is the great adversary of God and His people, the leader of all other evil angels and spirits, the ultimate deceiver and the "god" of this present world. Satan's powers are vast, but strictly limited by the permissive will of God. Satan was essentially defeated and judged at the moment Christ died on the cross to pay for our sin, so his final doom is certain. In the meantime, we can only resist and overcome Satan through the power of the Holy Spirit, which we can only receive after we have accepted God's gift (i.e., the forgiveness of our sins as a result of Christ's sacrificial death on the cross). Isaiah 14:12-14; Job 1:17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; 1 Peter 5:8; Ephesians 6; and Revelation 2:20All Believers Are In A "Priesthood"Christ is our Great High Priest and through Him every born-again person has direct access to God without the need of a human priest. The believer has the right and responsibility to personally study and interpret the Bible guided by the Holy Spirit.Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:1, 7:11-28, 8:1-5, 9:7-28, 10:1-25 and 13:9-14; and 1 Peter 2:1-10The Lordship Of Jesus ChristChrist alone is the Head of all true believers who, together, form the vast membership of Christians known as the "Body of Christ." All members of this one spiritual body should assemble and identify themselves in local churches. Colossians 1:13-22; Hebrews 7:14-18; and Revelation 12:10-11 and 19:6The Local Church Is Of Utmost ImportanceThe church is a local assembly of born again baptized believers united in organization to practice New Testament ordinances, to meet together for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, and a united testimony. Through the local church, believers are to actively engage in carrying out the "Great Commission," i.e., spreading the "Good News" about God's gift of salvation. Matthew 16:15-19; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 5:4-5; Ephesians 1:22-23 and 2:19-22; 1 Timothy 3:1-15; and 1 Peter 5:1-4The Local Church Should Be IndependentEach New Testament church is free to govern itself without ecclesiastical interference and should cooperate with other New Testament churches as the Holy Spirit leads. We have a responsibility to follow the pattern of the New Testament church and to be directly accountable to God.Baptism and "Communion" Must Be ObservedThe local church is responsible for administering Baptism and "Communion" (i.e., The Lord's Supper). Believers are baptized by total immersion in the water. Baptism is not a method by which one can get to Heaven. It is simply an act of obedience to God that symbolizes Christ's death (standing in the water), burial (total immersion in the water), and resurrection (being raised from the water). In obedience to God, believers must also participate in the bread and cup of the Lord's Supper -- again, not as a way to get to Heaven but as as memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ.Matthew 3:13-17, 26:26-30 and 28:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; and 1 Corinthians 10:16; 11:23-29
Our desire is to CONNECT believers to one another, GROW in our love for God, and REACH out to the world around us!CONNECT-We desire to connect people to God as well as other believers.GROW-We desire to grow in our love and passion for God and lead others to grow in their love for Him as well. REACH-We believe that God has called the church and each believer to reach out and meet the needs of the world around us.
Thank you for visiting our website. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!CrossBridge Church600 Bob Reed LnWestbury NY 11590516-334-1832-Phone516-334-9752-FaxInfo@crossbridgechurchny.com
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Easter ServicesSunday, March 31st9:30am & 11:15am
Children's Easter Egg HuntSaturday, March 30th ~ 2 to 4pmKids up thru 5th grade
Good Friday CommunionFriday, March 29th at 7:30pm
Sunday Services:9:30 am and 11:15 am.516-334-1832