October 30th, 2016

Here's What's Coming Up

Men’s Breakfast All men are invited to come enjoy good food and fellowship on November 5th from 7:30-9:30am 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, visit the event page here.

Genesis Women’s Gathering: Bowling Come join the Genesis women on Sunday, November 13th at 4:00pm, for an evening of bowling at Nampa Bowl! Cost is $3.25 per person per game plus a $2 shoe rental. For questions, email Jennifer Clemens at jenniferclemens34@yahoo.com

Christmas DIY Fair The Crossroads 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.

 

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 Jennifer Wangler. 

Genesis Youth Immediately following worship, Genesis Youth (5th-12th grade) are invited to the upstairs room for a youth class. Contact jeffstmary@crossroadsnampa.com with questions.

Genesis Communications If you would like to receive Genesis specific communications via CCB, please contact carolyn@crossroadsnampa.com to add your family. 

Still Water Hollow Christmas Eve Service There will be a Christmas Eve service at Still Water Hollow on Saturday, December 24th at 4:30pm. Join us for a time of worship and fellowship.

Service Cancelled on Christmas Day There will NOT be a Genesis service on Christmas Day. Take this time to enjoy your family at home. 

Crossroads Holiday Service Times Crossroads will not have their Wednesday worship service on November 23rd, December 21st, or December 28th. They will also not have Sunday services on Christmas Day. You can come for worship on Saturday, December 24th at 3:00pm and 4:30pm. 

Sermon: Secure in 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?