March 26th, 2017

Here’s what’s coming up

HEART AND HANDS RESOURCE DRIVE: We are partnering with schools in the area to provide food and hygiene kits for children in our community who are in need. If you would like to get involved or need more information, pick up a flier at the welcome center, or email Toni Fonseca at toni@crossroadsnampa.com.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Join the men of Crossroads this Saturday in Crossroads gym at 7:30am for a time of fellowship and lots of bacon. 

WALKING IN FREEDOM: MANAGING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: Join us from April 5th through May 10th, Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00pm. This group will be facilitated by licensed counselors, Ali Capurro (LPC) and Alaina Henry (LPCi). Children’s ministry will be available. Please register online.

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.

HOW WE LOVE WORKSHOP: On April 21-22, Milan and Kay Yerkovich will be facilitating a workshop for couples. The cost is $50 per couple or $25 per person. Please register online

 

For your information

YOUTH SERVICES: Starting March 26th, we will be offering youth services for 5th-9th grade during the 8:30 service and for 5th-12th grade during our 9:45 and 11:15 services.

WE NEED YOU! As we transition to three Sunday morning services, we need more volunteers to step in and serve the body of Crossroads. Visit our website

STAY UPDATED: Connect with us on Church Community Builder (CCB). For more information, contact Carolyn St. Mary at carolyn@crossroadsnampa.com.

FINANCIAL UPDATE: 

Needed monthly: $171,234

Received in March: $113,280 (66%)

 

Sermon: How to Keep Rollin' When Your World is Rockin'

PSALM 37:1-9

Can we live out the truth in such a way that our lives become proof that the Word is true, or will we get caught up in the wrangling, the spittering and sputtering, that damages our Kingdom impact?

THE RIM

“Do not fear” when our enemies seem to be winning.The Word tells us not to fear 365 times. This is not a coincidence. 

I John 4:18 tells us, “Perfect love drives out fear.”

If I don’t believe this it is not a theological problem; it’s a learning disability. I must act as if what He says is true. 

A lack of fear must surround our lives like the rim on a wheel.

THE HUB

This is the focus, center, and anchor. It is not peripheral or unimportant.

God must be the center if we’re going to know who we truly are.

“In the Lord” or “to the Lord” is the focus of this whole acrostic, creed, and rhythm of walking with God.

THE SPOKES

Trust: Assume that He’s telling the truth, and live like He’s on your side.

Delight: This means to luxuriate, bask, revel, and rest without fear. If we have God, we have all that we need and more!

Commit: Hands down to God. 

Rest: If commit means “hands down,” then rest means “hands off!” 

Release: Refrain from anger. We must let God work things out His way and release the results to Him. 

Conclusion: Staying in cadence and rhythm with the Spirit requires not fearing and keeping God at the center. Fear must give way to trust, delight, commitment, rest, and release.