Terry's church

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 ( 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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  • Fruit Of Repentance

    Contributed on Apr 23, 2022
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    This teaching holds truths which every judge in America should be told, every law student should be taught, all workplaces should be govern by and family members should desire to understand.

    Fruit of Repentance Authenticity of True Confession and Repentance Many have prayed for years and years for family, friends, co-workers and sinners in general who have cause tremendous grief for others. There are many people who have said “I am sorry,” but never have produced a life of genuine more

  • "Hosannas” Public Praises

    Contributed on Apr 10, 2022
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    The mission of Christians is to publicly praise Jesus just as clearly as the people on the road did at the triumphal entry of Christ at Jerusalem.

    “Hosannas” Public Praises The Christian’s Public Praise Under the preoccupy The Triumphal Entry in the Bible we read, “…the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet Him, shouting ‘Hosanna!’ Blessed is he more

  • The Joy Of Repentance

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2022
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    Repentance is key to enjoying God’s forgiveness of sin. Understanding what the Bible says about repentance is the foundation for living out what God’s will for us.

    The Joy of Repentance Grasping the Value of Repenting There is a passage of Scripture Jesus spoke to His disciples and in that Word of truth from God, there is a key Greek word of which we must grasp it’s meaning. Jesus said, “Then He opened their minds so they understand the Scriptures, and more

  • A Warriors Plea

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2022
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    In times of war, God’s Word gives us encouragement to pray for our armed forces because our fighting men and women are in harm’s way.

    Category: Prayer for Battles, War, Intercession A Warriors Plea The Bible Calls us to Pray for Our Service Men and Women 1 Samuel 12:23, “As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord for failing to pray for you.” Who was Samuel: Samuel was born as the result of more

  • Guarded Steps

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2022
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    The Bible gives us clear instructions on what our heart attitude should be as we walk into the house of worship for Jesus Christ.

    Guarded Steps Steps Toward Enjoying God’s Favor Listening The Word of God gives clear instructions of what heart attitude we should have as we enter into the Church of Jesus Christ for true worship. “Guard your steps when you go into the house of God. Go near to listen... Do not be quick with 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 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 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 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 more

  • Select The Greatest Gift

    Contributed on Dec 11, 2011

    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 more