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CrossRoads Messages
Norton, Kansas 67654
(785) 877-7279

About Terry
  • Education: “Theological Training” – 83 credit hours with “Berean University” out of the “Assembly of God’s School” in Springfield, MO.
  • Experience: Walking with the Lord Jesus since August 1987. Over 30 years preaching the Word, writing Biblical teachings with articles on three different Bible Teaching websites, The Norton Telegram (secular paper) along with Christian radio spots on KQNK Radio (secular radio station). Raised money for ministries such as “Dave Roever and Ass.; World Wide Pictures, Inc. and the Norton County Ministerial Alliance. Spoken in many different Evangelical churches for 30+ years. Our Christian articles have over 1,500,000 readings equipping preachers all over the world to preach and teach the Word of God. For over 30 years CrossRoads Messages has gotten Christian teachings outside the church walls into secular homes in Norton, County Ks. as well as a large area in North West and Norton Central Ks, at one time reaching 3,600 homes weekly. Terry is founder of CrossRoads Messages Website which is managed by his wonderful helpmate (wife), Pennie Rae Laughlin (http://standatthecrossroads.com/). All his written articles can be read for FREE.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Pray that the Lord will give you a powerful thirst and hunger for the Word of God. Know that much time is spent in prayerful study of God’s Word before these messages are preached or sent out in print.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: “Girding Up the Local Church”
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Abraham Lincoln observing a slave auction. Standing on the auction block was a beautiful black woman. Abraham could tell that those bidding on her only wanted her as a play toy to satisfy the lust. Abraham out bid everyone, purchased this beautiful woman, and quickly set her free. Her response, she did not want her freedom, but wanted to become his bond-servant. Christ saw us in slavery to sin, the flesh, the world and the devil wanted us only for their satisfaction, yet Christ purchased us with the highest price and gives us the option to choose this day whom we will serve.
  • Family: A great Biblical help-mate, Pennie Rae, she is my best friend, lover, protectress and encourager – Five wonderful boys; Logan, Derek, Jared, Caleb, and Josiah.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Mother-in-law (went home to be with the Lord) loved them because all of my messages are birthed from God’s Word. Mother (home with the Lord) supported them.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: “Preach the Word” and do not let my focus be on what my criticizers say nor on the praises I get from people who are exposed to the ministry the Lord gave me, let my fear and trembling be before Him and only seek His praise.
  • Books that have had an impact: Truthfully – the Written Word of God. I did not learn how to read well until the Lord gave me a powerful thirst and hunger for the Word of God in October of 1987.
  • Hobbies: NONE –
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Surrender, Not Commitment
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Was speaking a message and praying that the Lord would really use this message to bring people into a real relationship with Christ Jesus. After the message a lady met me at the door and said, “At least you really look nice in your suit.”
  • What I want on my tombstone: “Surrendered to the Lord’s Will”
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  • Peter’s Revelation

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2023
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    The Holy Spirit reveals the importance of God’s work through Peter by moving Luke to refer to the events of the ministry in Cornelius’s household three different times in the Book of Acts.

    Peter’s Revelation The Enjoyment of Ministry Accountability The Holy Spirit reveals the importance of God’s work through Peter by moving Luke to refer to the events of the ministry in Cornelius’s household three different times in the Book of Acts. Acts 11:1-4 and verse 18, “The apostles and ...read more

  • True Cups Of The Lord

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2023
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    Coming under His blood we are found righteous. His bloodshed paved the way for us to miss the wrath of God, purchased our salvation, and enables us to enjoy the blessings of God. The Bible tells us to partake in the Lord’s Supper, Communion.

    True Cups of the Lord The Blessings of Being Under the Blood Coming under His blood we are found righteous. His bloodshed paved the way for us to miss the wrath of God, purchased our salvation, and enables us to enjoy the blessings of God. The Bible tells us to partake in the Lord’s Supper, ...read more

  • Three Phrases Of Guidance

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2023
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    For the child of God who wants to continue to grow with Jesus Christ, who lives in a reverent fear of God, being enabled and empowered by the Holy Spirit of Christ, there is a truth, a promise to lay hold of.

    Three Phrases of Guidance Foundational Directive Truths for 2023 For the child of God who wants to continue to grow with Jesus Christ, who lives in a reverent fear of God, being enabled and empowered by the Holy Spirit of Christ, there is a truth, a promise to lay hold of. The exhortation from ...read more

  • Thanksgiving Truths

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2022
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    It has been pointed out by many that “Thanksgiving” is the offering of thanks, and it is not complete until there is giving.

    Thanksgiving Truths Harvest Festival of Thanksgiving Psalm 100 is the grand finale of that cluster of psalms that begin in Psalm 94. The psalmist calls on all the earth to come to God and shout for joy. Nations are to recognize who the Lord is and ascribe to Him the glory due His Name. (Psalm ...read more

  • Fire Of The Contentious

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2022
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    A contentious spirit is like fire which burns up all that is good, and puts families, friends and co-workers at odds. This spirit finds a small fire of strife, kindles it and keeps feeding the issues which cause distrust, hatred or malice.

    Fire Of the Contentious The Negative Influences of a Person Who Seeks Strife The King James Bible tells us “As coals are to burning coals, and wood to a fire; So is a contentious man to kindle strife.” (Proverbs 26:21) “Contentious” (?????? ma?ôn) means to be argumentative, a person who is ...read more

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  • Gun Laws

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2018
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    Gun Laws Laws - "are sent by Him to punish those who do wrong and commend those who do right." 2 Peter 2:14 - Keeping this truth in the context of guns. Nothing wrong with making sure there are laws which make it hard for wicked or mentally ill people from getting guns. Those (mentally ill or ...read more

  • The Height Of Hypocrisy

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2018
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    Sanctity of Human Life Sunday The Height of Hypocrisy - Forgiveness Offered "Thirty six year old - Derek Paul Smyer pronounced guilty of two counts of murder for arranging the killing of Crystal Taylor and her 21 week old fetus because she would not have an abortion. Derek Paul Smyer was ...read more

  • Then The Judgment

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2017
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    The Bible holds a truth that is sure to be experienced by all who had lived before us, a truth for us all now and a truth for all who will live after us: - "...[mankind] is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment." (Hebrews 9:27) It is imperative, all of us must understand, now we ...read more

  • The Bible Thoroughly Equips

    Contributed on Nov 4, 2012
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    THE BIBLE THOROUGHLY EQUIPS 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, "All Scripture is God Breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training for righteousness, so the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." The Bible is the Word of God and is useful for thoroughly ...read more

  • Select The Greatest Gift

    Contributed on Dec 11, 2011
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    SELECT THE GREATEST GIFT Even people of this world know the value of a thoughtful gift. When Pastor John Bisagno was working as chaplain to the Houston Oilers, the players gave him an autographed football which every player had signed inscribed with a Scripture from the Bible. Whenever he looks ...read more