Weekend Rundown: Be Reliable (Man Up – Wk 2)



What a great weekend we had at The Crossing! Our main text for this weekend was 2 Timothy 2. Shane Philip, our senior pastor, talked about the importance of living a life that can be an example for others.

There were a couple creative elements that we used that were very strong. We found a very good video on YouTube that featured Bryan Clay who is the Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist in the Decathlon. This video on YouTube is in 5 different parts. We played 3 of the 5 parts in the service and it made for a great tie into the message. We enjoy being able to use a story at the beginning of the service and followup the story at the end of the message. This video allowed us to end cap the “Message Elements” section of the service to link everything together. The service flow below shows how we did that this weekend.

Bryan Clay YouTube Video

We did a feature song originally performed by Rascal Flatts called “Stand.”  This was a great song that was an awesome addition to the service.

Stand – Rascal Flatts YouTube Video

Stand Chart – Stand (Rascal Flatts) – B

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Series: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

The Crossing TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION (16x9 main) 14

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction is a series we did focusing on some of the crazy stories of the Bible. The original idea was taken from a book called “Crazy Stories, Sane God” by John Alan Turner (Amazon Link). We did this series through the summer and it worked well because the weeks did not build off of each other.


In today’s society, we gravitate toward crazy fictional stories. We spend lots of money to watch them and give the writers awards for the best one! However, in the Bible we find several true stories that can top even what the best Hollywood writers can dream up. Join us for a seven week series as we go through these stories in the Bible that show that truth really is stranger than fiction.

Sermon Titles

1. Just a Bowl of Stew – Jacob & Esau (https://vimeo.com/98961730)

2. What Kind of God? – Job (https://vimeo.com/99488768)

3. The Left Handed Way of God – Ehud (https://vimeo.com/100067487)

4. A King, A Prophet and A Talking Donkey – Balaam and the Talking Donkey (https://vimeo.com/100824696)

5. Hosea Loves a What? – Hosea & Gomer (https://vimeo.com/101334026)

6. Brittle Bones – Ezekiel and the Valley of the Dry Bones (https://vimeo.com/101948943)

7. Strange Dinner Guest – David & Mephibosheth (https://vimeo.com/102545585)

Weekend Rundown: Be Bold (Man Up – Wk 1)

For the first week of our Man Up series we took on the topic of being bold. With the text being focused in 2 Timothy 1:1-7

A great element that we really liked was integrating the Manly Meme idea that uses the same picture that we are using in our graphic (we are actually borrowing this graphic and bumper from Christ’s Church of the Valley in the Phoenix area). Lee actually used a few of these in his message (Message Link below).


Message Video

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