March 5th & 8th, 2017

Here’s what’s coming up

Third Sunday service: Starting March 26th, we will move to three Sunday morning services. Join us at either 8:30, 9:45, or 11:15am. 

EMC Journey 2017: March 7th-8th, leaders from the Evangelical Methodist Church will convene at Crossroads for a time to hear from and encourage one another, and strengthen our ministries. For more information, visit our website.

Single Moms Support Group: Join us Wednesday, March 8th from 6:30 to 7:45pm. Children’s ministry will be available.

New Impact Classes: New courses start March 16th. If you would like to learn more or register, visit our website, or contact Jennifer Wangler at jennifer@crossroadsnampa.com.

Refugee Mothers Baby Shower: There will be a baby shower for refugee mothers on Saturday, March 18th from 1:00 t0 3:00pm. Contact Toni Fonseca at toni@crossroadsnampa.com with questions. 

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

Mormonism Discussion Group: This group meets on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm in The Venue. 

Bulletin Recycling: When you’re done with your bulletin this week, there’s a place to recycle them by the welcome center. Each weekly bulletin is also accessible on our church app. 

Refuge Counseling: Refuge Counseling Center offers affordable professional counseling from a Christian worldview. To learn more, visit our website.

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

New Here? Welcome! We are glad you’re here. If you’re looking for ways to connect, visit our website.

Financial Update: 

Needed monthly: $171,234

Received in February: $186,701 (109%)

 

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!