This week at Crosspoint 02/16/2024

Phillip Jones
February 16, 2024

Disturbed? ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Are you feeling pushed, pressured, maybe even a bit disturbed? Often we think these trials are special deliveries from Satan, but what if it is actually from God? He tests us and allows our our faith to grow. This is often His most effective way of getting our focus on Him and actually drawing us closer to Him.

What if our Good Shepherd makes us to lie down in green pastures by allowing us to be flat on our backs? (See Psalm 23)

I have thought often of the dangerous prayers we studied and prayed a couple of years ago. I wonder if God is answering some of those now? His timing is not our own.

I love the excerpt of this poem from Dangerous Prayers. It comes to my mind often in different seasons:

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life; having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity, and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, where storms will show your mastery; where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes; and to push back the future in strength, courage, hope, and love. This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ. Amen!

Mark your calendar! ๐Ÿ—“

Exciting things are coming to Crosspoint! See below for several of these opportunities to serve and grow together. Be sure to save the dates and be a part.

February 8
Prayer Team Gathering - 7:30 PM

Our prayer team gathers every other week. Join us for prayer for God to be glorified as He does His work in our lives, our church, our community, our nation, and our world. All are invited.


Chertikian's home

1916 N Hill Avenue.

Pasadena, CA 91104

March 1-30
The Hope Initiative

We are called to make disciples. That means we must engage our community in Gospel conversations. First though, we must pray. Will you join us of this 30 day initiative to take the Gospel to your own neighborhood?

1. Click here for more information

2. Join us for a 15 minute information meeting on Monday, February 26th at 6:00 pm via Zoom

Meeting ID: 626 808 7648
Passcode: Gospel

3. Click here to purchase your copy of Pray & Go

April 4-6
Ladies' Retreat

Weโ€™re thrilled to invite you to our 4th annual ladies' retreat! This is always a special time to head out of town to reflect, worship God, study His Word, build friendships, and just get refreshed. Come with us!


Thursday, April 4, 4pm until Saturday, April 6, 10am


$165 before March 22

$175 after March 22

* - includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner while at the conference center

Oak Glen Christian Conference Center
39364 Oak Glen Rd
Yucaipa, CA ย 92399

We encourage you to find friends to carpool with. If you are driving and are able to take others with you, please let us know.

Walk in the Spirit (how to be led by Godโ€™s Word and Spirit)

Register here.

May 30 - June 1
Men's Retreat

Come to our men's retreat for three days of spiritual renewal. Connect with other men, deepen your faith, and leave feeling refreshed and equipped to be the man God created you to be.

Cost: $165

Register here.


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Service Times and Location

434 N Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107

Sunday @ 10 AM - Prayer
We believe in the power of prayer. We would love for you to join us for this special time to seek the Lord together before the morning service.

Sunday @ 10:30 AM - Worship gathering
Childcare through age 5 is available. Check-in for childcare starts at 10:15 am

Sunday @ 5:00 PM - AWANA
Our fun and exciting program for teens and children continues Sunday night at 5:00 PM. Check-in starts at 4:45 PM. ย Click here for information you can share.

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM - Growth Group
Come each Wednesday to enjoy a Bible study and discussion with others in our Growth Groups. Be strengthened in your walk with the LORD and your connection with our church family. ย We are currently studying biblical resources and steps to making right decisions.


Love and Share

Share Crosspoint on social media! Help your friends and family see what God is doing in lives! As you love and share our posts, others see how excited you are about what God is doing. Hey, they just might show up and start walking with Jesus too!


What is your Next Step?

โ€God intends for us to grow in our new life in Christ. Here are several things you can do to jumpstart that growth.

โ€Enroll in Christian Life Coachingโ€

โ€Sign up for Baptismโ€

โ€Become a Member of Crosspointโ€

โ€Join a ministry team

โ€Whatever your next step is, we are here to support you and help you make it! Not sure of your next step? That's ok too! We can help.

โ€Click here!


We will be streaming the 10:30 am service LIVE on our YouTube channel. Also, our Wednesday Bible studies are posted to our podcast. Search for Crosspoint LA in your favorite podcast app.