Crossroads of Faith

Web Team Kirk Wood, Message

The Challenge

It’s all about Jesus. Commit to living your life in a manner worthy of the Gospel, to using your gifts to serve the cause of Christ and to reaching others with His message of redemption.


What’s at the crossroads?

1. We witness God’s justice. Reference: Romans 3:25-26

Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

2. We witness God’s mercy. Reference: Romans 5:8

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Teaching Points

A. Realize that it’s all about Jesus
See also: John 1:3, John 14, Acts 2:36, Mark 9:7
– Confession
– eyes open to Jesus
– Lord and Christ
– God’s son, listen to him

B. Be transformed
See also: Romans 12:1-2
– process to wholeness
– renewal of the mind
– submitting to Christ to continue the process

C. Live to affect the lives of people outside the church
– tell our stories to others
– sincerity, humanity, and love

“When all is said and done, the life of faith is nothing if not an unending struggle of the spirit with every available weapon against the flesh.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

About the Speaker

Kirk Wood is the associate pastor of community engagement at SouthRidge Church in Langley. He grew up loving hockey and even became a pro hockey ref, as well as a fire fighter, all before becoming a pastor.

About the Mark Series

The Mark Series was started in January of 2013 with the purpose of learning about the man who claimed to be God’s son. This series of messages will cover Jesus’ life, his values, his teachings, his actions, and his claim to be the saviour.