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Crux HS Santa Ana Outreach

High Schoolers!! Buckle up, we have a mission to accomplish! Santa Ana is home to many people that are struggling with homelessness. Thankfully, we serve a God who commands us to love the needy and the poor because He cares about His people. So, you’ve heard the greatest news on the planet—the Gospel. Now will you… Read More

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If God Knows My Need Right Now, Why Doesn’t He Meet it Right Now?

What do you need right now? Maybe a need comes to mind immediately. On the other hand, maybe you can’t think of anything. You’re one of those folks who would rather stick needles in your eye, than be labeled “needy”. Me, too. But there’s a difference between being a needy person and being a person… Read More

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Crux Hume Lake Summer Camp 2019

***ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! WE HAVE NO MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE, AND ARE ONLY ABLE TO OFFER A WAITLIST OPTION AT THIS TIME. IF YOU’D STILL LIKE TO COME TO CAMP SIGN UP ON THE WAITLIST TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT*** Crux!  Throw on those leather jackets & poodle skirts and get ready to rock because HUME… Read More

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Do This One Thing to Guarantee a Happy Valentine’s Day

You know what today is. And depending on your relationship status, you either love it or hate it. JP and I haven’t always been the greatest at celebrating Valentine’s Day. Case in point: one Valentine’s Day we celebrated with dinner and a movie–Silence of the Lambs. Thankfully, we still laugh about that one. The thing… Read More

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High School Winter Retreat 2019

LADIES, WINTER RETREAT IS CURRENTLY FULL, UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE NO MORE SPOTS!!! High Schoolers of Crux! We’re excited to announce that Winter Retreat 2019 is happening March 8-10 in lovely Big Bear!  That’s right, we’re heading into the mountains to get away from the hustle and bustle of Orange County in order to be refreshed, have some fun,… Read More

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CruxGroups 2018/2019 Sign Ups!

Sign Ups for the 2018-2019 CruxGroups season are live!  The deets: From September to May we will be meeting WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT OUR NEW TIME from 7:00-8:30pm to study God’s word, have a time of worship through music, hang with friends, and have some fun. We meet at Crossline Community Church (23331 Moulton Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653) in the Fellowship Center. What are… Read More

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How Listening Right Can Make Your Relationships Right

How do you handle another person’s frustration, disappointment, or anger? It’s not always easy, is it? Last week our normally upbeat child found herself dealing with circumstances that left her frustrated and disappointed.  A verbal processor to the core, she shared her feelings with one of her friends.  Big mistake. Apparently the conversation hadn’t gone… Read More

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When You’re Sick of Being Discontent

My friend didn’t mean to eavesdrop, but it was impossible not to overhear the man next to her. Cell phone conversations are like that. The well-groomed stranger was clearly talking to his wife, and judging by how infrequently he spoke, it was pretty much a one-sided conversation. Then suddenly, the stranger said good-bye—at precisely the… Read More

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All the Benefits of Wisdom. None of the Heartaches of Pain

“The Bible demeans women”. Ever heard that?  I have. On many occasions. Whenever I hear someone speak these words, I know one thing for sure: they don’t know what’s inside the Bible. I had such fun writing this week’s article for Crosswalk.com called “11 Biblical Women We Can Learn From”, mainly because I uncovered so… Read More

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Are You a Gossip? (are you sure?)

  Years ago I worked with a gal who started countless conversations by saying, “I’m not one to gossip, but…” Her lack of awareness always made me giggle, because of course she was one to gossip. In fact, she was usually the first one to gossip. I tried everything under the sun to squelch the… Read More

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Praying to follow Jesus on mission

Praying to follow Jesus Matthew 9:35-38 35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were…
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Praying for your Church #2

Praying for your Church 1 Peter 2:1-12 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave the pure spiritual milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow up in your…
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Praying to be holy

Praying to be holy 1 Peter 1:13-17 13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil…
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Praying like the Apostle Paul

Colossians 1:9-12 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10…
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Bible Study-The Power of the Gospel: Romans 1:1-7

The Power of the Gospel Romans 1:1-7 See It Read Romans 1:1-7 1. What do you think is the big idea in this passage? 2. Why do you think the Apostle Paul would focus his whole life on preaching the gospel? 3. What does…
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Abiding in Jesus: The Key to Fruitful Living

Abiding in Jesus: The Key to Fruitful Living John 15:1-8 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that…
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Real Faith Brings Real Reward

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: Real Faith Brings Real Reward   “Come on, Lord. Throw the dog a bone.”   Not a very spiritual sounding prayer, is it? But it was heartfelt when I prayed it. Someone I love was weary. Worn out from battles of trying to live faithfully, they’d had… Read More

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Real Believers Pray to a God Who Really Hears

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: Real Believers Pray to a God Who Really Hears. Have you ever wondered if God really listens to your prayers? If you’re like most people the answer is “yes”. Sometimes it can seem like our prayers just bounce off the ceiling. Or that perhaps God is too… Read More

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Real Faith Works in Real Life

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones:   Real Faith Works in Real Life If a picture is worth a thousand words, a story is worth a million.  That’s why stories of how people like you and me live out faith in real life encourage, inspire, convict and motivate us to live out our… Read More

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Real Faith Brings Real Confidence

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.15 And if we know… Read More

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Love Looks a Lot Like Service

  Love Looks a Lot Like Service You were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13-14) The word “servant” gets a bad rap.… Read More

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Real Comfort and Real Confidence Comes from Knowing I’m a Child of God

Our weekly “Get Real” post from Donna Jones: Real Comfort and Real Confidence Comes from Knowing I’m a Child of God   Every once in awhile life throws us a curve ball. A new season of life. A major life change. A diagnosis. A relational issue. Whether the change is welcome or unwanted these events… Read More

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