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Our Vision is to encourage, equip and empower the cooperating churches in our area to fulfill their
Great Commission vision locally and globally by providing resources and opportunities to be "on-mission" with God.
Our mission is to Exalt the Savior, Encourage the Shepherds, Equip the Saints and
Empower through Prayer.

From Phil Taylor, Director of Missions

God Hasn’t Finished, Have You?

Many of us use the phrase, “God is at work.” Is he? In John 5:17, Jesus says, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”

In the context of that passage, God was at work, first, in healing an invalid. John 5 begins with Jesus at the Sheep Gate Pool commanding an invalid who can’t make it down to the healing waters, “Get up, take your mat, and walk.”

God was also at work warning a sinner. Jesus tells the invalid who has been healed, “You are well, sin no more” (v. 14).

Moreover, God was at work confronting self-righteous, hardhearted, religious legalism. Much to the disappointment of the Jews, Jesus was working, granting healing and life, on the Sabbath.

Then, we see that God was at work exposing the authority and identity of Jesus. Jesus says in v. 21, “The Son gives life to whom he will.”

Finally, God was at work revealing the gospel and, thus, raising those who are spiritually dead that they might enjoy the physical resurrection. Jesus says in v. 25, “…an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.”

God was at work through Jesus and God is still at work. He is still healing those stricken physically, warning sinners, confronting self-righteous, hardhearted, religious legalism and exposing the authority and identity of Jesus. And, praise be to God, God is still at work revealing the gospel and, thus, raising the dead. By the power of His Spirit, God is still doing all of these things through CrossNet Baptists from here in Southeast Tennessee.  (more...)

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In His Grace,


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CrossNet Baptist Network Events

Coming up...

-DC Informational Meeting on March 5th. Locations will be announced.

-VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Open at the CrossNet Office through April 17, 2017. Normal hours are Tuesday and Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm, and on Saturdays 9am-1pm. VITA will prepare Spanish and English returns on Saturdays. The site is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call the CrossNet Office at (423) 476-5493 to make an appointment.

- "Celebrate Israel Day" at Eastanalle Baptist Church, Sunday, February 26, 2017, during the morning worship service. The special guest speaker will be Executive Director of the International Christan Embassy in Jerusalem, Dr. Jurgen Buhler. Pastors and Leaders are invited to a luncheon on Monday, February 27, 2017, at noon at First Baptist-Cleveland. The luncheon is FREE, but registration is requried. Click HERE to register or call 1-800-379-3897 as soon as possible.

-The Deacons as Partners in the Harvest Conference is coming to two area churches. General sessions will be held by former SBC President Dr. Jim Henry. Dates include March 4, 2017, at Red Bank Baptist Church in Chattanooga and March 25, 2017, at Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville. Registration is one week before each event.
    Click HERE for registration information for the RED BANK conference.
    Click HERE for registration information for the KNOXVILLE conference.

-Church Benevolence & the Community will be presented at the CrossNet Office on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The first time will be at Noon as part of a Pastors Luncheon. The second opportunity will be at 7pm the same day. Resources, tools, and ideas will be presented that will help your church create, enhance or press the reset button on how you help those living in need in our neighborhoods and community.

-A General Conference with Guidestone will provide an opportunity for pastors, retired pastors and church staff to speak with a representative directly our retirement needs and planning. The Guidestone Conference will be at Cleveland First Baptist Church on May 16 and May 17. 

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Have you heard of the four spiritual laws? Just as there are physical laws that govern the physical universe, so are there spiritual laws that govern your relationship with God.

The Four Spiritual Laws