January 15th, 2017

Here’s what’s coming up

Crossroads Annual Meeting The annual meeting will be Wednesday, January 18th, at 6:30pm. 

Genesis Women’s Gathering: Bunko Night Calling all women! Sunday, January 8th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, we will be playing Bunko at Crossroads in The Venue. Bring a friend, a food item to share, and be ready to play! There will be prizes! For questions, contact jennifer@crossroadsnampa.com

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.

Mormonism Discussion Group Crossroads will be starting a group for those looking for tools to navigate relationships with family and friends that are of the LDS faith. The group will meet Sunday evenings, January 8th through February 12th, at 6:30pm in The Venue. For more information, contact Tammy McOmber at tammy@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.

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.

Giving Box and Text Giving A giving box is located on the table in the back. To give via your phone, text “crossroadsnampa” to 77977. (Please be aware that Msg & Data rates may apply. For full Terms & Conditions please visit pushpay.com/terms.) Please write checks to Crossroads Community Church, with “Genesis” in the memo line.

Financial Update: 

Needed monthly: $166,656

Received in December: $197,300 (118%)

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