The Others: Part II | Episode 13
As Acts 10 continues, we learn that the gospel is about stepping outside of your comfort zone and learning to accept all people without prejudice.
The Others: Part I - Episode 12
We often ostracize and look down on those who don't look or talk like us, even if they share our beliefs. How does Peter's view of the Gentiles parallel the way we see certain groups of people?
All Over Joppa | Episode 11
When Tabitha passes away, an entire community is shaken. How can we have a greater impact in our communities?
A Great Persecution | Episode 9
Saul persecutes the followers of the Way, and Simon the sorcerer learns about real power. Oleg, Sergio, and guests provide a quick snapshot of the narratives in Acts 8.
Stoned | Episode 8
As Stephen is filled with the Spirit, the Sanhedrin becomes filled with rage. Stephen pays a large price to save the temple authorities.
Filled with God | Episode 7
The Apostles select seven godly men to help with food distribution. Stephen (being filled with the Spirit) was one of those seven. How can we be filled with God to be chosen for His plans?
Suffering for the Name | Episode 6
As the Apostles work miracles and share the gospel, the temple authorities get jealous and imprison them. Sharing the gospel is not an easy lifestyle, but with the Holy Spirit, its a rewarding one.
From Foe to Follower | Episode 10
Saul meets his Maker in one of the greatest conversion stories of all time. When God's plans meet your purpose, everything changes.
Community Culture | Episode 5
As the Spirit-filled community grew in numbers, they learned, fellowshipped, and shared possesions with each other. How can we learn to be more united as we're filled with the Holy Spirit?
Action of the Faction | Episode 4
Peter's transformation is an example of how the Holy Spirit convicts and converts. His spiritual healing leads to the healing of many others.
The Fellowship of the Community | Episode 3
As the new community grew in Acts 2, their mindset and lifestyle changed. Oleg and Sergio discuss how a community filled with the Holy Spirit should live.
Tongues of Fire | Episode 2
The Holy Spirit comes to the Apostles at Pentecost, unifying them in mission and purpose. Oleg and Sergio discuss this pivotal event along with how we can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit today.
Kingdom Restoration | Episode 1
A new season of Cross Connection begins as Oleg and Sergio look into the Book of Acts.
Conclusion - Episode 32
The Gospel of Luke comes to a close; Oleg, Sergio, and the team review some of Luke's biggest themes.
Resurrection - Episode 31
In what ways does Jesus reveal himself to us today?
The Crucifixion - Episode 30
Salvation, Forgiveness, or an Example. What did the death of Jesus on the Cross really accomplish?
Betrayal - Episode 29
A few hours before his arrest Jesus told his disciples "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." What is that temptation that Jesus warned his disciples about?
Celebration - Episode 28
Eucharist (the Holy Communion) was instituted by Jesus and is celebrated by Christians today. But what is the true meaning behind it? Coming up on Cross Connection.
Jesus and Prophecies - Episode 27
Today's news predicts a gloomy picture for this world. But is this what Jesus predicted about the future of this world?
Debates With Jesus - Episode 26
What dangers do we face when we invent our own religions and reject the authoritative teachings of Jesus?
Closer to Jesus - Episode 25
Christians say that your life changes when you encounter Jesus. Is that really true?
Receiving Sight - Episode 24
Do you want to live forever? What did Jesus say about how we can inherit eternal life?
The Kids of the Kingdom - Episode 23
Do you think God can give you anything you ask? What did Jesus say about that?
The Kingdom Within - Episode 22
When will the Kingdom of God come? Jesus gave a very clear answer to this question.
Kingdom Economics - Episode 21
What can we learn from Jesus' teaching on wealth and money?
Finding Joy - Episode 20
Oleg and Sergio discuss what can bring genuine happiness and real joy to us.
Giving Everything - Episode 19 (Season Finale)
The season finale airs
The Free Kingdom - Episode 18
Oleg, Sergio and company explore the nature of the kingdom that Jesus brings.
The Kingdom is Here - Episode 17
The kingdom of God is perhaps one of the most misunderstood concepts in Christianity. What exactly is thid kingdom?
Where is Your Heart? - Episode 16
Have you ever been anxious? What if you are anxious because you're trusting in the wrong thing?
Hypocrisy - Episode 15
Hypocrisy is everywhere, yet no one likes it. What did Jesus teach about it and how can it be eradicated from our lives?
Internal Transformation - Episode 14
Change can only really happen from the inside out. So what did Jesus say about internal transformation?
The Radical Kindgom - Episode 13
How easy is it to love those who often hurt you? How easy is it to live out the teachings of Jesus?
Discipleship II: The Dangers of Discipleship - Episode 12
Following Jesus is a wonderful, beautiful journey. But there are dangers along the way as well. What are they and how can we overcome them?
Discipleship I: Taking Up The Cross - Episode 11
There are a lot of ideas about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. But Jesus himself had something very interesting to say about that.
True Faith - Episode 10
Faith is one of the most important elements of the Christian walk. But how do we know we're walking in true faith?
Hearing and Acting - Episode 9
How do we not just be hearers of God's Word, but doers?
Understanding Jesus - Episode 8
Jesus calls his disciples to believe in him in times of sorrow and in times of happiness. How can we have that unshakable faith?
Obedience of the Disciples - Episode 7
How is it possible to love your enemies, and how could we possibly put that into practice?
Healings and Parties - Episode 6
Jesus was seen in the most unexpected places among sinners. What can we learn from the fact that Jesus so freely mingled with sinners?
Jesus' Ministry Begins - Episode 5
Jesus said he came to preach to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, and free the oppressed. While the religious people rejectd his message then, does our religion reject it today?
John the Baptist - Episode 4
Oleg and Sergio take a look at the life of one of the most underestimated characters in all of scripture.
The Birth of Jesus - Episode 3
What is the real meaning behind Jesus' birth and what can we learn from it?
Songs of Praise - Episode 2
In Luke 2, Oleg and Sergio take a closer look at two songs of gratitude that changed the world.
Anticipation - Episode 1
Oleg and Sergio begin an all-new season with the Gospel According to Luke.
The Triumphal Entry - Episode 13
Do you feel that political powers oppress those who are weak? Do you feel that religion has become a tool for exercising power and oppression?
The Arrest of Jesus - Episode 36
After supper Jesus said that all of his disciples will abandon him. Peter boldly stated: "Even if I have to die with you, I will not deny you." But, the story of Peter's denial is recorded in all four Gospels...
Faith That Moves Mountains - Episode 25
Jesus talked about a faith that can move mountains. Today, we do too.
The Cost of Discipleship - Episode 27
Many people talk about what we need to DO to get into heaven, but what do we need to GIVE UP in order to follow Jesus?
In Need of Jesus - Episode 2
Have you ever had a problem that no one else but Jesus could help you with?
The Destruction of the Temple - Episode 15
Jesus said that no one can know the future. Despite that, some Christians spend too much time trying to figure out what the future would look like. Why is this so dangerous?
Overview of John - Episode 29
What if there was a place where you could meet God face to face? The team presents an overview of the gospel of John.
People at the Cross - Easter Special
When we look at the scene of the Cross, we tend to focus on Jesus. But what about those that were around Him? What do they reveal?
The Living Water - Episode 5
How valuable is your reputation to you? Jesus wants to challenge your perspective on reputation. He wants you to be ready to give it up for His sake and for the sake of love. Join CC team and discover the Well of Living Water.
Jesus' First Sign - Episode 3
What if somebody told you that Jesus wants to turn your entire life upside down? Would that frighten you or would it excite you? Join us as we take a fresh look at how Jesus shattered traditions at the wedding at Cana and in the Temple.
Adultery and Hypocrisy - Episode 12
Jesus said, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." How can knowing truth make you free?
"The Sermon on the Mount: Money and Stress" - Episode 8
It seems that the bills never stop coming to the mailbox. You pay one, and it's back before you know it. Paired with stress, these are perhaps the two topics that worry most people. Yet, 2000 years before our time, Jesus had important words on thi
The Trial of the King - Episode 24
Pilate asked Jesus a question that many of us still ask today - what is truth? Join the CC team as they discover the answer!
Who Is The Greatest? - Episode 11
We all have the desire to be greater, but what if Jesus wants to turn our understanding of greatness upside down?
"Alms, Fasting, & Prayer" - Episode 7
Could it be wrong to give to the poor, or fast for your beliefs? Oleg Kostyuk's answer may surprise you.
CC: Season's Greetings - Advent and the People of God
On the third program of Season's Greetings, the group takes a look at the Magi and the Shepherds. These groups could not be more different, yet they both brought what they had before God. How can we do the same?
True Devotion - Episode 16
What does it take to be a true disciple of Jesus?
The Lord of the Sabbath - Episode 3
Jesus broke first century laws of Sabbath observance. He even declared himself the Lord of the Sabbath. So, did He abolish the Sabbath?
The Eternal Word Made Flesh - Episode 1
There are many that say that Jesus never existed. But at the very beginning of his Gospel, John states that not only did Jesus exist, he ALWAYS existed. The gang dives into John and explores how this view of Jesus changes everything.
The Arrest of the King – Episode 23
Soldiers came to arrest Jesus. He said two words and they drew back and fell to the ground. Why?
Lessons in Greatness and Forgiveness - Episode 26
What did Jesus mean when he said we must all become like little children?
The Calling of the First Disciples - Episode 2
Who do you follow? You can follow your favorite football team. You can even follow preachers or the ministry of your church. But you'll still be lost if you don't follow Jesus first. Join us as we discover what it really means to follow Jesus.
Jesus' Apocalyptic Prophecy - Episode 33
The signs Jesus gives in Matthew 24 look very scary at first glance. But were they meant to inspire more than just fear? Today we take a look at this often-misunderstood text.
Jesus' Authority - Episode 12
We often say that Jesus had authority, but what kind of authority? On Cross Connection we discover three types of Jesus' authority.
God on the Cross - Episode 25
What factors led to Jesus' death, and do they still exist today? Join CC team as they take a closer look at the glory of God revealed on the cross.
The True Meaning of Miracles - Episode 13
Jesus desires mercy, not sacrifice. So what did Matthew really want us to learn about His miracles?
Jesus and His Identity - Episode 7
Only one miracle is recorded in all four Gospels: The Feeding of the 5,000. Why is it so important?
Feeding the Crowd and Walking on the Sea - Episode 9
Do you remember the darkest time of your life? When suddenly the wind gets up and the sea becomes rough. But if you listen, through the roar of the waves and the wind, you may hear the voice that says, I am with you - don't be afraid.
The Sermon On The Mount: Conclusion - Episode 10
"In conclusion..." These words should read as, "Pay attention." When Jesus ended his sermon, He left His disciples with this very important point...
Jesus and Traditions - Episode 8
Jesus said to religious people of His time, "You have rejected the Commandments of God for the sake of your tradition." Why do we do the same thing today?
Jesus Return and Presence - Episode 19
Four Parables of Waiting in the Meantime - Episode 34
After Jesus stated that no one knows the day or the hour, not even the angels, he gave four parables that summarize Jesus' advice on how to be ready.
It Is FInished - Episode 26
In the most profound and important sentence in human history, Jesus announced, "It is finished!" But, what was finished? Find out on this episode of Cross Connection.
Tradition vs. Commandments - Episode 21
It's religion's toughest heavyweights, Tradition vs. Commandments, on this episode of Cross Connection.
The Resurrection - Episode 27
Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ there is no Christianity. But why is it so important for Christian faith?
Love and Service - Episode 18
No one worth anything would have done it. But Jesus did it and he wants us to do it too!
"John the Baptist and His Mission" - Episode 3
If you were to describe a great man of the Bible, you probably wouldn't describe him wearing rough clothes, and eating bugs. Yet that is the very hero in this episode of Cross Connections.
Three Miracles of Healing and Restoration - Episode 11
It's not that Jesus isn't performing miracles today. He is doing the same work that He did with us. It's that we are looking for the wrong thing.
Three Tricky Questions - Episode 31
"Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." The group takes a look at Jesus' response to three tricky questions and asks if it's wrong to turn your religious beliefs into political action.
The True Vine - Episode 20
Jesus said, "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out." So how can we know that we abide in Christ?
The Resurrection and the Life - Episode 16
Have you ever lost someone you loved? Where did you find your comfort? Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life, then he raised Lazarus from the dead. Join the CC team as they examine how this changes our lives today.
The Resurrection of Jesus - Episode 38
The resurrection of Jesus changed the world forever. Take it away, and you leave the entire world without a gospel. So what does the resurrection mean to us in our lives today?
Unexpected Faith - Episode 22
We all know stories of discrimination, but do you know the one in Matthew 15?
The Unanswered Prayer of Jesus - Episode 22
What if I told you that Jesus prayed a prayer that has still not been answered? Join us as we take a closer look at the prayer of Jesus hours before the crucifixion.
CC: Season's Greetings - God With Us
To close out "Season's Greetings," the group examine the incredible concept of God revealing His love by actually becoming one of us. How does God lowering Himself to our level change our view of the season?
"Six Antitheses of Jesus" - Episode 6
Jesus said that a simple thought can be the same as committing adultery. Join Oleg Kostyuk as we learn how to enact Christ's seemingly contrasting statements in our own lives.
The Great Servant - Episode 17
The servant may be the lowest position, but it is taken by the greatest of men. Find out about this on today's Cross Connection.
Jesus and the Opposition - Episode 14
What does it mean to love God and your neighbor as yourself?
Discipleship (Part 1) - Episode 14
Did Jesus really limit the people that we should minister to?
The Transfiguration of Jesus - Episode 24
What does it mean to take up one's cross? There are many opinions out there, but what exactly did Jesus mean when He said it?
"The Baptism and Temptations of Jesus" - Episode 4
We find Jesus on the banks of a river, asking to be baptized. Yet the question must be asked, why would a sinless man need to be baptized? In Cross Connections we explore the meaning and the importance of Jesus' baptism.
"Advent and the People of God" - Episode 2
If you met a hero, would you know it? The Jews of the Old Testament were longing for a messiah, but when he finally came they didn't recognize him. On Cross Connections, learn how to recognize messiah.
Three Polemic Parables - Episode 30
Jesus said that the Kingdom of God will be given to those who bear fruit. But what type of fruit do we need to bear? Join us as we search the scriptures and become amazed at the incredible answer!
The Bread of Life - Episode 10
Jesus said, unless you devour my flesh and drink my blood, you have no life in you. This is how desperately Jesus wants to be a part of our lives. So, what does it really mean to consume Jesus today? Join CC team as we dive into the words of Jesus.
The New Birth - Episode 4
Have you ever been born from above? Do we even know what that means? Join the CC team as they explore what it really means.