Crossroads Cadiz Podcast
“What is Right and What is Wrong?”  Proverbs 2:1-5, 9

“What is Right and What is Wrong?” Proverbs 2:1-5, 9

April 26, 2020


"What is Right and What is Wrong?"

Proverbs 2:1-5, 9

April 26,  2020  


"Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course."  Prov. 2:9 NAS


Three Moral Questions that Determine the Life I Live:


1.  What will be my authority for choosing right and wrong?

a.  The ____________authority:  "Everyone says..."     Ex. 23:2; Rom. 12:2

b.  The __________ authority:  "I say..."        Jer. 17:9; Prov. 14:12; Isa. 55:8

c.  The _________authority:  "God says..."     Jude 1:25; 2 Tim. 3:16


2.  What does the Bible say about right and wrong?


a.  Genesis tell us:________we came to know right and wrong.  Gen. 2:16-17

b.  Proverbs tells us:  the potential________of knowing right from wrong.


The positive potential...Prov. 13:6, 9

The negative potential...Prov. 28:18; Prov. 28:2


c.  Romans tells us:  our _____________to know right and wrong.  Rom. 2:12; Rom. 14:23

d.  Hebrews and James tell us:  how we___________ right and wrong.  Heb. 5:14; Heb. 5:13; James 4:11


3.  How will I respond to right and wrong?


              As followers of Christ we each are to be...


a.  A __________to society.  Zech. 1:3

b.  A__________to sinners.  2 Cor. 5:20

c   A___________to saints.  Gal. 6:1

d.  A___________ in need of God's strength.  Phil. 1:10


                              LIFE APPLICATION


                                GROWTH WORK

1.  Where do I need to make a stand for the truth?

2.  To whom can I show the forgiving and restoring power of Christ?

3.  What believer needs my help in their struggle with sin.

4.  Where do I need God to purify me right now?

No Compromise  Hebrews 11: 24-29 & Exodus 8, 10, 12, 14 ESV

No Compromise Hebrews 11: 24-29 & Exodus 8, 10, 12, 14 ESV

April 19, 2020


“No Compromise”

Hebrews 11: 24-29      Exodus 8, 10, 12, 14

April 19,  2020


“By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.  He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasure of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward .  By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.  By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.  By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned.”  Hebrews 11:24-29 ESV


The Results of No Compromise


A.  A decision regarding the practice of sin:  Heb. 11:27

     1.  A decision regarding______________.  Ex. 8:25

     2.  A decision regarding______________.  Ex. 8:28; Ex. 11:7

     3.  A decision regarding_______________.  Ex. 10:8-9; Acts 16:31; Josh. 24:15

     4.  A decision regarding______________.  Ex. 10:24-26


B.  A deliverance regarding the pollution of sin:  Heb. 11:28

     Acts 20:21             1 Cor. 5:8


    1.  The lamb was a___________ lamb.  Ex. 12:5; John 8:46

    2.  The lamb was a___________ lamb.  Ex. 12:6; Gal. 4:4-5; John 8:56; Gen. 22:8

     3.  The lamb was a ____________lamb.  Ex. 12:7, 13; 1 John 1:7; Heb. 9:22

     4.  The lamb ____________lamb.  Ex. 12:8; Col. 1:27


C.  A demonstration regarding victory over sin.  Heb. 11:29

      Ex. 14:18    Ex. 14:22    Ex. 14:29    Eph. 1:19


                                THE POWER HE GIVES…

        1.  Power to_______.  Phil. 4:13

        2.  Power to_______________.  Isa. 40:28-31

        3.  Power to___________.  Phil. 2:13




We compromise when we focus on shadows rather than substance.     


Suppose There Had Been No Easter: 1 Corinthians 15:14  ESV

Suppose There Had Been No Easter: 1 Corinthians 15:14  ESV

April 12, 2020


"Suppose There Had Been No Easter"

1 Corinthians 15:14

April 12, 2020


"And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is vain."  1 Corinthians 15:14  ESV


                     IF CHRIST HAS NOT BEEN RAISED...

1.  Then we have nothing to _________________.

     1 Cor. 15:14                                  1 Cor. 15:1, 3-4


2.  Then we have nothing to _________________.

      1 Cor. 15:14          Rom. 10:9                 Rom. 1:4


3.  Then the Apostles would all be _____________.

     1 Cor. 15:15


4.  Then sin has never been __________________.

      1 Cor. 15:17                      Rom. 4:25


5.  Then death has _________________________.

      1 Cor. 15:18      1 Thess. 4:16-17


6.  Then the future is _______________________.

      1 Cor. 15:19


                              LIFE APPLICATION




1 Cor. 15:20


Because Christ is risen from the dead...


Preaching has _________________!

Faith is  ______________________!

The disciples are _______________!

Sin has been    _________________!

Death has been ________________!

The future is  __________________!


Jesus is alive!  Jesus is alive!  Jesus is alive!

When It’s Not Like I Planned  Psalm 44:23-24 ESV

When It’s Not Like I Planned Psalm 44:23-24 ESV

April 5, 2020


"When Life Is Not Like I Planned"

Psalm 44:23-26

April  5, 2020

“Awake!  Why are you sleeping, O Lord?  Rouse yourself!  Do not reject us forever!  Why do you hide your face?  Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?  Psalm 44:23-24 ESV


God's word to me when life doesn't work out as I planned:


1.  God says, "Let me be __________."


God is in control and __________what He _______ into my life.  Prov. 19:21; Dan. 4:35

Pain and difficulty are a reality but not always the result of ______ or lack of faith.

James 1:2-3; John 9:3

God is not obligated to ________ Himself to me.   1 Cor. 13:12


2.  God says _________ me.  Heb. 11:13


Test of Faith.  Ps. 105:19

Crisis of Faith.  Josh. 5, 6

Offense of Faith.  Matt. 11


I am Learning…


      A.  Trust is a _________ I make.  Job 13:15


      B.  I must keep my eye on ____________ 2 Cor. 4:17-18; 1 Peter 2:11


      C.  The more I get to _______  my father the more I _________him.  Psalm 34:18      

      D.  I can let God use my pain to demonstrate His ___________.  2 Cor. 12:9-10




Will you let God be God?


Will you trust Him?

Teachable in the Spirit: Luke 4:18-19 ESV

Teachable in the Spirit: Luke 4:18-19 ESV

March 29, 2020


“Teachable in the Spirit“

Luke 4:18-19      

March 29, 2020


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim the good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”   Luke 4:18-19 ESV



  • The Father’s ______________.  Luke 3:22 ESV
  • The Holy Spirit’s ___________.  Luke 4:1 ESV
  • The Devil’s ________________.  Luke 4:3 ESV


Personal Application to the Devil’s Temptation:

  • When God speaks to you the Devil will _____________ you.
  • The Devil usually tempts God’s children from a _____________ perspective.

When the Prophet Comes Home:

  • Jesus’ ___________.  Luke 4:14-22 ESV
  • The _________.  Hearing in our frame of reference.
  • The __________.  Luke 4:23-27 ESV
  • The people’s __________.  Luke 4:28-29 ESV


                              LIFE APPLICATION

It is your response to truth that either invites or rejects God.

Ps. 57:10 NKJ

Why Doesn’t God Do Something? Habakkuk 1:2-3 ESV

Why Doesn’t God Do Something? Habakkuk 1:2-3 ESV

March 22, 2020


"Why Doesn't God Do Something?"

March 22, 2020

"O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear?  Or cry to you "'Violence!'" and you will not save? Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong?  Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise."  Habakkuk 1:2-3 ESV

1.  A perplexing_______________.

God's__________________.  Hab. 1:2

God's________________.  Hab. 1:3   Jer. 8:12

God's____________.  Hab. 1:5-6   Hab. 1:12-13

2.  A proper________________.  Hab. 2:1

      God shows Habakkuk three things:

The trustworthiness of____________.  Hab. 2:2-3

The judgment of the______________.  Hab. 2:5-6

The reign of the________________.  Hab. 2:14


3.  A profound_________________.  Hab. 3:1


Real praise comes out of_______________.

            Hab. 3:3-4   Hab. 3:9   Hab. 3:13   Hab. 2:20

Real praise recognizes__________.  Hab. 3:16

Real praise ends in ___________.  Hab. 3:17-19

                                 LIFE APPLICATION

Where is your joy?

Ps. 56:11                      Ps. 46:1-2


The Secret of Contentment Exodus 20:17

The Secret of Contentment Exodus 20:17

March 15, 2020

                          "The Secret of Contentment"

                   Building Life on God's Values - Part 10

                                      Exodus 20:17

                                   March  15, 2020


"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant; or his female servant or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's."  Exodus 20:17 ESV


The definition of "covet":  the _____________ desire to acquire.


A.  The effect of always wanting more....

      1. __________.  Prov. 23:4

      2. __________.  Eccl. 5:11

      3. __________.  Eccl. 5:12

      4. __________.  James 4:1

      5. ________________.  Eccl. 5:10


The antidote to covetousness is _________________

Phil 4:12


B.  The secret to contentment.....

      1. _____________ comparing myself to others.

          2 Cor. 10:12; 1 Tim. 6:9

      2.  __________ in what I do have.  Eccl. 5:19; Eccl. 6:9


      3. ___________ what I have to help others.

          1 Tim. 6:17-19


Don't become _________ of your wealth.

Don't put your trust in your __________.

Use your money to do __________.

Give ___________.

                  Acts 20:35

       4.  ___________ on what's going to last.  2 Cor. 4:18


                                   LIFE APPLICATION


Luke 12:15


Why in the world did God make me?

Why am I here?

What does He want to do with my life?

Where am I going when I die?


1 John 5:11-12

Honesty in a Dishonest World Exodus 20:16

Honesty in a Dishonest World Exodus 20:16

March 8, 2020

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor" Exodus 20:16 ESV

A. The Problem of Dishonesty

Dishonesty is promoted in our culture.

Dishonesty is present in our ___

Dishonesty is part of our spiritual _____


B. The Types and Motives for My Lies

The Cruel lie

The Cowardly lie

The Conceited lie

The Calculated lie

The Convenient lie

 For more information about lies and how to fix them, download now

God’s Protection Plan - Exodus 20:14

God’s Protection Plan - Exodus 20:14

March 5, 2020

"You shall not commit adultery." Ex. 20:14

"Let marriage be held in honor among all and let the marriage bed be undefiled." Heb 13:4


A. The Problem: What cause affairs? 

Prov 6:32

  • Unmet needs
  • Unresolved conflict 
  • Unfilled expectations 
  • Undeveloped self-worth

B.The Prevention 

1. Make a commitment to God's ___ 

2. Magnify the ___ 

Reasons I intend to be faithful to my wife: 

I love Jesus Christ

I love my wife and children 

I fear the judgement of God 


[Listen for more affair-proofing insight. Download the podcast now.]


Life Application 

The Pathway Back to Purity 

  1. Acknowledge my sin
  2. End the relationship immediately
  3. Do what is necessary to avoid contact with that person. 
Building Life on God’s Values - “Celebrate Life”

Building Life on God’s Values - “Celebrate Life”

February 16, 2020

You shall not murder - Ex. 20:13 ESV


A. What This Command Does Not Mean:

1. It does not prohibit ___ Gen 9:3 

2. It does not prohibit ___ Lev 27:7, Rom 13:3-4,Rom 13:3

3. It does not prohibit ___ Eccl 3:8 


B. What the Command, "Thou Shall Not Kill" Does Mean: Matt 5:21-24, 1 John 3:15

1. God says no to ___ . Romans 14:7, Job 14:5

2. God says no to ___ . Job 12:10

3. God says no to ___ . Ps. 139:13-16



Life Application 

THE GOOD NEWS: When we repent, God will forgive. 

Did you know … a major portion of the Bible was written by three men who were murderers? 

John 10:10, John 17:3

Play this podcast on Podbean App