Sunday Highlights


It was a huge day at Cross Point Nashville today!

  • Record attendance
  • KidStuff relaunch
  • Paralyzed Series launch
  • People giving their lives to Christ for the first time!

These are the days that I pinch myself and wonder how in the world I get to do this!

Pete launched the Paralyzed series with “Fear of Failure”.  He said so many great, challenging things.  Here are a few that made my notes, but seriously you should go listen online to hear it for yourself.

  • You need to trust God with something that scares you to death.
  • Fear always grows in the dark and it will continue to grow until you confront it with the light – the truth.
  • There is a life God has for you, that you won’t experience until you face your fears.
  • Failure is a reminder that control is an addictive illusion.
  • Trust God’s promptings over your plans.
  • Will you be defined by your fears or will you allow them to be fuel to move forward in your life?
  • We are living a diminished life because we’re afraid to step out.
  • Your fears establish the limits of your life.
  • The more fears you overcome, the more free you are.
  • Fears keep you from being present in the moments that matter most.
  • What would your life look like this year if you were totally brave?
  • What would your life look like if you were confident that God is holding your right hand?

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.

Isaiah 41:13

What fear is growing in the dark for you?  What do you need to face?  I encourage you to step out!

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  • jan owen January 11, 2009  

    I think that I have struggled most recently with much that I’d really like to talk in person about, but here’s the short version:

    1) I’ve feared how having a new pastor would impact my role/job/security/future. So much of my angst has been over these topics. Life just feels very uncertain to me and I’ve felt limited in my options if I were to be replaced. It just felt like one more way life was out of control. The fear has truly paralyzed me and made me feel like I needed to do something to “Rescue” my future. But I have realized I cannot.

    On the other hand, and I think this is very linked….

    2) I feel that God is preparing me for something new. I don’t kwow what or where but I’m sensing a change in the wind of my life.

    Bottom line – no idea at all concretely. THAT scares me to death. If I could know my options i could clearly decide. Right now the future seems terribly uncertain and unknown. That scares me to death.

    So I’m struggling to deal with all this.

  • Jenni Catron January 12, 2009  

    Jan, there is no doubt that this is a scary crossroads for you. I’m praying that God moves you into another season that completely blows you away (in a good way). The process is hard, but I know that it will be worth it! Can’t wait to catch up when you are here!

  • Rachel Rowell January 12, 2009  


    Holy cow I SO need to hear this whole series. I think i’ll be listening on line. i could a whole list of fears that paralyze me. To bad I don’t live closer to Nashville. 😉

  • lisapbjcreations January 12, 2009  

    So excited about this series, my biggest fear would be not hearing God in my life and missing out on the big picture because I was to stubborn or prideful to follow his will in my life.