October 26th & 30th, 2016

Here's What's Coming Up

Wednesday Night Women’s Bible Study We’re starting a second women’s Bible study on Wednesday nights, beginning on November 2nd, from 6:30 to 7:45pm. We’ll be meeting two times a month and there will be Children’s Ministries available. To let us know you’re coming, sign up online at here. For more info, contact Chris Vander Woude at chris@crossroadsnampa.com

Men’s Breakfast All men are invited to come enjoy good food and fellowship on November 5th from 7:30 to 9:30am in the Crossroads gym.

Keep Your Love On Workshop Still Water Hollow is hosting a three-night workshop for married and engaged couples. The free workshop will meet on Monday evenings from November 7th through 21st. For more information and to register, see the event page here.

Single Moms Support Group Crossroads is starting a support group for single moms. Beginning November 9th, we’ll meet the second Wednesday evening of the month from 6:30 to 7:45pm. Children’s Ministries will be available. To let us know you’re coming, sign up online here. For more info, contact Chris Vander Woude at chris@crossroadsnampa.com

Christmas DIY Fair Our annual Christmas DIY Fair is coming up on Friday, December 2nd at 6:00pm. Join us for festive fun for the whole family, and get some great ideas for homemade gifts this Christmas season. See our events page here for more details. 

 

For Your Information

Thank You Crossroads Pastors and Staff The church board and congregation want to express our love and appreciation to our pastors, staff and families who make Crossroads a place of refuge, transformation and partnership.

Volunteer Appreciation Month If you see a volunteer with a sticker on during the month of October, please thank them for their service! If you would like to volunteer, please see Rebecca in room 2 after the service.

Prayer If you are in need of prayer, contact prayer@crossroadsnampa.com

Holiday Service Times We will not have our Wednesday worship service on November 23rd, December 21st, or December 28th. We will also not have Sunday services on Christmas Day. Instead, join us for worship on Saturday, December 24th at 3:00pm and 4:30pm. 

Wednesday Service Volunteers Our Wednesday evening services and dinners are here to stay, and with this change comes the need for more volunteers! Sign up to volunteer on our website, here.

Financial Update:         Needed monthly: $166,656           Received in October: $144,754 (87%)

Sermon: Secure in the Truth?

Romans 5

Last week:  Justification through faith means we provide the container (faith) for His grace that saves us. Even Abraham and David had faith in the promised Redeemer! 

Chapter 5:1-11 (NLT): Tough times create a tough bond

Grace= “Undeserved Privilege” (are we complicating this?)

Theme: Peace, Hope and Joy

    -  Peace 

    -  Hope (elpis) 

    -  Joy (rejoice in suffering) 

Perseverance

Character 

Suffering-Securely in grace VS suffering insecurely 

    -  Suffering-Secure 

    -  Suffering insecurely  

5:12-21: Adam and Jesus

“Sin” (aorist tense): “The aorist always points to a single past action. So by using the aorist here, Paul is saying that the whole race sinned in one single past action.” –Tim Keller

5:20: Sin doesn’t rule, GRACE DOES! 

Conclusion: Are life’s struggles driving you from God or toward Him?