January 22nd, 2017

Here’s what’s coming up

Hot Topic Seminar: We have a new Hot Topic Seminar coming up! Join us on Monday, January 23rd, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Dr. Crane will be here live to discuss the differences between Mormonism & Christianity. There will be no children’s ministry available. 

Red Cross Blood Drive: We have another blood drive coming up at Crossroads on Saturday, January 28th. There is a great need for donors at this time, as the Red Cross is experiencing a shortage. The drive will go from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Contact Shelley Babbit at 208-465-6181 to sign up. 

All Church Potluck: Next Sunday, January 29th, we will have an all-church potluck after the service. Bring a food item to share, and come enjoy some fellowship together. Pastors Jim and Jeff will be present at the potluck to share about Crossroads expansion. You won’t want to miss it!

Genesis Women’s Gathering: Movie Night: Come and enjoy a girl’s night out! On Sunday, February 8th, from 6:30 to 9:00pm, the Genesis women will have a movie night at The Venue. Bring a friend and a food item to share.

Genesis Women’s Retreat: Our annual Women’s Retreat is coming up! Join us April 28th through 30th at a lakeside cabin in McCall. You won’t want to miss this refreshing weekend of fellowship and worship. Cost is $70 per person. A $25 deposit secures your spot. Scholarships are available upon request. Register online.

Family Valentine’s Dance: Join us for our Annual Family Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 10th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Crossroads. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family if you register online before the event. Find out on our website.

 

For your information

Medical Mission Trip to Brazil: If you are a medical professional, we would love to have you join us on our mission trip to Belém, Brazil, April 21-30. If you are interested, you can pick up an application packet at the Welcome Center, or talk to Pastor Alex at alex@crossroadsnampa.com

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

Genesis Women: If you’re looking for ways to get involved with women at Crossroads and Genesis, check out our website or contact jennifer@crossroadsnampa.com.

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.

Financial Update: 

Needed monthly: $171,234

Received in January: $84,552(49%)

A Whack in the Head To Cause a Change in the Heart

Pastor Jim Halbert - Romans 9-11

This is not Paul’s systematic theology. This is a real letter about a real problem: racial superiority and antisemitism.  

The Issue

Jews returning to Rome are experiencing Roman-Gentile superiority. Chapters9-11 deal with the need for unity in the body.

  • “These three chapters are the most difficult in Scripture to understand.” –Tim Keller

Paul gets stern with the Gentiles about their need for humility. Paul gives them a whack in the head to cause a change of heart. 

  • “Foreknowledge, election and salvation are three separate things and ought not be mushed together” –Dr. Ben Witherington, Asbury Seminary

Let’s be clear; It is only through faith in Christ that we are grafted into the family of God. This is for anybody that God draws to Himself.

A change of heart is needed!

  • Who is God’s real family? 
  • Who’s in, and who’s out? 
  • What’s in your heart? 
  • Behavioral modification is not required, but behavioral cooperation with the Holy Spirit is.

“It is through humble faith, not arrogant entitlement, that I come to Him. It is only when I recognize that I am undeserving of His love, and fall completely on his grace and mercy, that I am forgiven of my sin, welcomed into His family, and given eternal life with Him.” -Timothy Keller