March 12th, 2017

Here’s what’s coming up

Genesis Women’s Progressive Dinner: Our women’s Progressive Dinner is tonight! Meet at Crossroads at 4:00pm to carpool together.

Impact Class at Genesis: Beginning Sunday, March 5th, we will be offering a six-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 Archery Freezeout: Join us on Saturday March 17th for the 2017 Archery Freezeout. Tickets are $17 per adult. Meet at 8:00am at the Star Mercantile, and bring things to BBQ after. Contact Pastor Tim at tim@crossroadsnampa.com for more information.

Crossroads Men’s Softball: If you are interested in playing on the Crossroads men’s softball team this year, contact Jeff at jeffstmary@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

Are you on Facebook? Follow our Genesis Facebook page to get updates and stay aware of upcoming events. 

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 March: $43,193 (25%) 

 

Crazy Faith, Faithful God

Joshua 1-3

“For we live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” (Hebrews 11:1)

Faith:

Assurance:

Hope:

Conviction:

Commendation:

By faith, Joshua took the land 450 years after God promised Abraham (in Shechem) that He would give his family the land he was standing on.

The story: Joshua 1-3

Joshua had been the first under Moses’ leadership to say, “let’s go!”

A new generation, now under Joshua’s leadership, was ready.

God progressively reveals His plan to Joshua.

Three times God said, “Be strong and courageous.”

By faith, he did what God said to do.

Everyone followed Joshua’s example of faith! 

Then God revealed the plan–“when they step into the water.” 

But they all did it, because God said so and Joshua went first!

It was the faith of Joshua and those that followed him that brought about the promised blessings from God.

Conclusion: It’s crazy faith that we’re called to, but we have a faithful God!