November 27th, 2016

Here’s what’s coming up

Christmas DIY Fair 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. 

New Women’s Bible Studies We will be starting two new women’s studies on Wednesday, November 30th in the mornings at Crossroads. The available studies are Beth Moore’s Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy and Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter. Please call the office at 208-463-9070 or email office@crossroadsnampa.com to sign up.

Annual Genesis Christmas Party Join us Sunday, December 11th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm at The Venue for our annual Genesis Christmas Party. Come enjoy games, fellowship and merriment, and bring a food item to share! For questions, contact carolyn@crossroadsnampa.com.

For your information

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. 

New Year’s Day There will NOT be service at Still Water Hollow on Sunday, January 1st. Please join us at the Crossroads main campus on Amity for either the 9:00am or 10:45am service. 

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.

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. 

Financial Update: 

Needed monthly:         $166,656

Received in November:         $112,713 (68%)

Expansion Total Pledged:    $1,745,010

Expansion Total Received:    $719,119

 

Sermon: No longer a Slave!

Romans 6,7 & 8- Part 2

Introduction:

Romans 6,7 & 8 remind us that we are no longer slaves, and we have been adopted! 

Chapter 7 unpacked:

The old master is dead; offer yourself as a slave to righteousness.

Are we still owned by sin while committed to a new master?

Does Romans 7:14 and 6:17 make sense if sin is still our master?

There is danger in both perspectives. Let’s be careful!

“Whatever our view of Romans 7 might be, then, we need to avoid what I think all interpreters would agree is a misuse of the text: using it to justify sin or stagnation in the Christian life. I have all too often encountered believers with just this attitude: ‘I am really struggling with a sin, and it keeps getting the best of me. But that’s alright-Paul had the same problem” (Douglas Moo -NIV Application Commentary pg 246)

I’m not a slave to sin; I serve a new Master! (Chapter 8)

I stand by “undeserved privilege.” (Ro 5:2)

What this life looks like as a slave to righteousness:

-8:5 Dominated by the sinful nature

-8:9 Dominated by the spirit

There is no obligation to do what the sinful nature urges us to do.

Our new Master changes our status from slave to sons and daughters!

Roman Patria Potesta: Had to be emancipated from former master or father .

-Debts canceled, status changed as citizen, new father

-Though a blood son could be emancipated, an adopted son can’t

Conclusion: Now that we’re adopted, who can separate us from our new Father?