February 26th, 2017

Here’s what’s coming up

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 jennifer@crossroadsnampa.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 carolyn@crossroadsnampa.com.

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.

 

For your information

Small Groups: If you are interested in becoming involved in a small group, please contact carolyn@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 February: $ 142,291 (83%) 

Unite and Conquer

Romans 16

We’ve come a long way!

The situation in the young Roman church

Why did Paul write this letter?

Paul focuses on leaders, dividers, and reminders

Verses 1-16: Leaders: The who’s who of Rome

Every strata economically, socially, and racially

Paul commends Phoebe, a pagan convert.

Priscilla and Aquilla 

Epenetus, the “first fruit,” shows us that risk and trust conquer fear.

Andronicus and Junia 

The household of Aristobulus

Verses 17-20: Dividers: Watch out for troublemakers!

Unite and conquer, don’t divide and conquer.

There is no room for grandstanding, power grabbing, or back stabbing.

The God of peace will soon crush Satan.

Verses 21-27:Reminders: Everyone in the pool!

God is able to make us strong. Do we believe that?

Where do we need more strength?

To be who God’s called me to be.

To open my life up to the community of faith.

To overcome prejudices that cause division. 

To settle down into grace, so I can be free from thinking my salvation hangs on my perfect behavior. 

To answer the calling in my life that will bring God glory and others to salvation.

To trust God with my first and best, knowing that He will bless my life with all I need.

Conclusion: