Series The Cross As A Way of Life

Author and pastor Robert Gelinas returns to the table for a series of conversations called The Cross As a Way of Life. Usually when we study the cross, we focus on what Jesus was doing for us. But during these two weeks, Robert helps us look at the cross as a way of life. When Jesus died on the cross, he was also showing us a new and better way to live. Be part of the Discover the Word group as they explore how the cross is an invitation to an unusual kind of life, with our friend Robert Gelinas.

Dates July 30-August 10, 2018
# of Programs 10
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Robert Gelinas
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Part 1 - 07/30/18

Discover How The Cross Is A Model For Life

To a first-century Roman, a cross wasn’t a piece of jewelry or a wall decoration. It was a symbol of death. But Monday/today on Discover the Word, Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and special guest Robert Gelinas remind us that the cross is more than just a reminder of Christ’s death . . . it’s a model for life.

Part 2 - 07/31/18

How Has Jesus Called Us To Live?

There are a million things that shape our lives. Our upbringing, our parents, life experiences, our job . . . but what if our lives were shaped by the cross? Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and special guest Robert Gelinas discuss how the cross isn’t just a reminder of what Jesus has done for us . . . it’s an example of how He’s called us to live

Part 3 - 08/01/18

“The Cross As A Way Of Life”

Why did Jesus die on the cross? Certainly it was to pay for our sins . . . but that’s not the only reason. Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and special guest Robert Gelinas get together for another conversation on . . . “The Cross as a Way of Life.” Learn how the death of Christ teaches us to live. 

Part 4 - 08/02/18

“Substitutes” Get A Bad Rap

From off-brand sodas to understudies in a Broadway musical . . . “substitutes” get a bad rap.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and special guest Robert Gelinas discuss how Jesus was our substitute . . . and how we can live as substitutes for others

Part 5 - 08/03/18

Forgive Others Like Christ Forgave You

Have you ever been told to “forgive and forget?” Is that really how forgiveness works?  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and special guest Robert Gelinas talk about the true nature of an often-misunderstood concept. When we understand how Christ forgave us . . . the way we forgive others will never be the same.

Part 6 - 08/06/18

The Cross… A Defining Moment

For Christians, the crucifixion of Jesus stands as a defining moment in history.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, and Bill Crowder welcome back pastor and author Robert Gelinas to the table to discuss how the cross doesn’t just mark a moment in time . . . but a way of life.

Part 7 - 08/07/18

Jesus Paid The Ransom For You And Me

Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and special guest Robert Gelinas discuss how Jesus paid a ransom for us, and how that is a model for us to “spend our lives as pocket change in Jesus’s hands.” Learn how we can experience “The Cross as a Way of Life” by living with the motto “Spend Me”.

 

Part 8 - 08/08/18

World Peace vs. Eternal Peace

People have asked if and how and when we can ever achieve world peace. Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and special guest Robert Gelinas explain that eternal peace was won in a moment that seemed like defeat. Discover what Robert means when he says that the cross was a “cosmic event” as they continue to explore “The Cross as a Way of Life”.

Part 9 - 08/09/18

Please “Pass The Peace”

When we’re around the dinner table, we teach our kids to pass the peas. Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and special guest Robert Gelinas gather at the table to discuss “The Cross as a Way of Life” . . . and how we can pass the peace. Discover how when our world is divided, that’s “prime time” for the people of God to “pass the peace.”

Part 10 - 08/10/18

Christ’s Victory And Glory

In business, sports, and politics . . . there are always winners and losers.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and special guest Robert Gelinas describe how Jesus flips the concept of winning and losing on its head. We’ll see how a moment of seeming defeat and humiliation . . . was really Christ’s victory and glory. Winning by losing.

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