November 6th
LUKE 24:13-43
MARK 16:12-13
JOHN 20:19-23
MARK 16:14
JOHN 20:24-21:25
MATTHEW 28:16-20
MARK 16:15-18
LUKE 24:44-49
November 7th
MARK 16:19-20
LUKE 24:50-53
ACTS 1:1-2:47
November 8th
ACTS 3:1-5:42
November 9th
ACTS 6:1-8:1
November 10th
ACTS 8:1-9:43
November 11th
ACTS 10:1-12:5
November 12th
ACTS 12:6-14:20
November 13th
ACTS 14:21-28
GALATIANS 1:1-3:23
November 14th
GALATIANS 3:24-6:18
ACTS 15:1-21
November 15th
ACTS 15:22-17:15 

November 16th
ACTS 17:16-18:3
November 17th
ACTS 18:4-23

November 18th
ACTS 18:24-19:20
1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-3:23

Read the Bible in a year

November 19th
1 CORINTHIANS 4:1-7:40
November 20th
1 CORINTHIANS 8:1-11:1
November 21st
1 CORINTHIANS 11:2-13:13
November 22nd
1 CORINTHIANS 14:1-15:58
November 23rd
ACTS 19:21-20:6
ROMANS 1:1-32
November 24th
ROMANS 2:1-4:25
November 25th
ROMANS 5:1-8:17
November 26th
ROMANS 8:18-10:21
November 27th
ROMANS 11:1-14:23
November 28th
ROMANS 15:1-16:27
November 29th
2 CORINTHIANS 2:5-6:13
November 30th
2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-10:18

November 1st
JOHN 18:1-2
MARK 14:32-42
MATTHEW 26:36-46
LUKE 22:39-46
MARK 14:43-52
MATTHEW 26:47-56
LUKE 22:47-53
JOHN 18:3-24
November 2nd
MARK 14:53-65
MATTHEW 26:57-68
MARK 14:66-72
MATTHEW 26:69-75
LUKE 22:54-65
JOHN 18:25-27
MARK 15:1
MATTHEW 27:1-2
LUKE 22:66-71
MATTHEW 27:3-10
November 3rd
MARK 15:2-5
MATTHEW 27:11-14
LUKE 23:1-12
JOHN 18:28-40
MARK 15:6-15
MATTHEW 27:15-26
LUKE 23:13-25
JOHN 19:1-16
MARK 15:16-20
MATTHEW 27:27-31
November 4th
MARK 15:21-24
MATTHEW 27:32-34
LUKE 23:26-31
JOHN 19:17
MARK 15:25-32
MATTHEW 27:35-44
LUKE 23:32-43
JOHN 19:18-27
MARK 15:33-41
MATTHEW 27:45-56
LUKE 23:44-49
JOHN 19:28-37
November 5th
MARK 15:42-47
MATTHEW 27:57-61
LUKE 23:50-56
JOHN 19:38-42
MATTHEW 27:62-66
MARK 16:1-8
MATTHEW 28:1-7
LUKE 24:1-12
MARK 16:9-11
JOHN 20:1-18
MATTHEW 28:8-15

​Pastor's Page

Conspire and Inspire
Conspire and inspire…I’ve been thinking about these two related words for quite a while now.  Spire, has it’s roots in Latin.  It means to breathe.  Con is latin for together.  So literally, when people talk of conspiring, it means to breathe together.  Now, we’ve taken this definition a bit further and generally put some negative connotations on it so that when we think about conspiracies or conspiring, it’s generally negative, plotting together with one another.  Rarely do people conspire for good.  But this is exactly what I want to suggest that we do.

I want to invite us as a congregation to claim the literal meaning of conspire.  In other words, I want to invite us to breathe together.  Choirs and wind instrumentalists conspire, breathing together to create beautiful music.  Breathing together as a congregation may help us to know one another more fully, and lead us to a deeper coming together.

As we conspire, we may also take deep breaths together, realizing that as Crossroads, we’ve done much and have a lot to celebrate and grieve over these past few months.  I write this article with All Saints Day in my mind, where we will remember the saints of God from Crossroads who have died in the past year.  We have 13 individuals who we will remember, and this doesn’t include the other people in each of our lives who have died, who we continue to grieve.  In breathing together, we can support one another in these losses. 

While breathing together we can also reflect on the many other things we’ve been working on, the changes of the past many months, and the grief and hope that are held by so many of us. 

Conspiring, hopefully we can have our breath taken away, which is the literal definition of inspire.  To Breathe is one again involved (spire in Latin).  This time, the suffix is in which is the same in both English and Latin.  To be inspired means to breath in.  Another way to look at it is that when you are inspired, your breath is taken away. 

As Christians, I hope we are so inspired by the Love of our God in Christ Jesus that sometimes in awe and wonder our breath is taken away.  I hope that in our communal life together there are times when you see such love and promise and joy and surprise that you involuntarily inhale the Spirit of God.

My prayers for Crossroads for many weeks have centered on how we can conspire to inspire.  That is to say, I’ve been praying that we breathe with one another deeply and fully.  And in our breathing together, we see and experience God in powerful ways that take your breath away, and leave you inspired.  Then, as we conspire and are inspired, my prayers are that others may be inspired as well, and desire to conspire with us as well.

November is a transition month as we begin to look toward winter and Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and a new year.  I hope these thoughts about breathing together and breathing in can support you and equip you as we enter these seasons.  And, I hope you will join me, conspiring to be inspired by what God is doing in our lives, and in the world. 

Seeking to conspire with you for inspiration,

Pastor Adam.