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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  • "Words From Heaven” The Bible

    Contributed on May 2, 2021
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    Grasping what the Word of God is and how people are to approach the written Word has an effect on those who may hear what is taught out of the Bible.

    “Words From Heaven” The Bible The Foundation of the Bible What you believe about God affects your entire life. It affects how you respond to the consequences of your past. It affects your response to circumstances and situations in the presence and it determines the outcome of the future, in more

  • Grace Empowerment

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2021
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    Our Lord wants us to be assured we will enjoy His anointing and enablement in our task when our Spiritual gifts are exercised through sacrificial love.

    Grace Empowerment Three Truths to Enjoying God’s Grace The Bible says, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8) Our Lord wants us to be assured we will enjoy His more

  • Reasonably Protected With A Gun

    Contributed on Apr 10, 2021
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    In a time which the government is seeking to take away your defenses, Jesus holds a truth to live by in these present days.

    Reasonably Protected With A Gun Jesus Gives Instructions Timothy wrote to tell us in the last days just how bad it is going to get (1 Timothy 3:1) and Jesus gives instructions on how to be ready. What our Lord taught His disciples is passed on to us in Luke 22:36 holding a truth which prepares more

  • Easter Proclamation

    Contributed on Apr 4, 2021
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    The Easter story proclaims Easter is an Ever-flowing life with meaning and Grace from God which enriches those who embrace Resurrection Sunday.

    An Easter Proclamation Theme: Restoring Spiritual Life This Easter When Jesus was crucified on the Cross, and was raised again on the third day, He got victory over sin and death and that purchased the abundant life in Christ which is available to all who will but surrender to His Lordship. more

  • Wake Up America!

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2021
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    The current events in America is causing born again theologians to take a more accurate approach to enlightening Americans.

    Wake Up America! Get a proper Diagnoses The United States of America is making a transition from one leadership to another and Americans need to get a proper diagnose of the spiritual cancer which has been cursing our nation for decades. When my late wife, Bonnie K Laughlin was diagnosed 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