Here’s what’s coming up
MOPS Bunco Night: Mothers of Preschoolers’ annual Bunco night will be on Friday, February 24th at 6:30pm in the gym. Invite your friends to this ladies-only fundraiser event for our MOPS ministry. Entry is $5 at the door. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impact Class at Genesis: Beginning Sunday, March 5th, we will be offering a 10-week Impact course at Genesis on Evangelism and Spiritual Warfare. The class will be Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 9:45am. For questions and to register, contact email@example.com.
Genesis Women’s Progressive Dinner: Our women’s Progressive Dinner is coming up on March 12th! If you are interested in hosting one of the courses, please sign up at the back table, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 at crossroadsnampa.com/genesis-events.
For your information
Small Groups: If you are interested in becoming involved in a Small Group, please contact email@example.com.
Genesis Communications: If you would like to receive Genesis specific communications via CCB, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Genesis Youth: Immediately following worship, Genesis Youth (5th-12th grade) are invited to the upstairs room for a youth class. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Needed monthly: $171,234
Received in February: $106,906 (62%)
Serving You Before Serving Me
Paul is instructing without shaming in chapter 15. One of the most powerful tools of shame is the use of the word “should.” This word implies that there is an obvious standard that one has failed to meet. Let’s be careful that we don’t “should” on each other.
Verses 1-6: Caring over criticism
Not unity at any cost.
Not uniformity, but unity of voice.
Verses 7-12: We need each other
Jew and Gentile are two sides of the same coin!
Am I serving you before I serve me?
Verses 13-14: We’re gonna be full of something (ourselves or God)
Joy, peace, and confident hope
Admonish here means letting us correct what is amiss.
Verses 15-22: We’re in this thing together!
I’m only coming alongside what God has already done in you.
What Christ has done through me (no boasting).
Verses 23-33: Giving is a “get to” not a “have to”
Paul’s pattern: new churches learned and then supported next work.
Jesus had the same expectation (Luke 10:1-12).
Macedonian Christians (2 Corinthians 8)
First they gave themselves to the Lord, then to us.
It is more important that I listen to your heart than get my way.
Correcting what is amiss is a mutual and sacred exercise.
The Holy Spirit is changing you; my part is only to assist Him.
Giving financially is a “get to” (partnership with God, supporting what He is doing here and throughout the world).