This week at Crosspoint 03/17/2023

Phillip Jones
March 17, 2023

The Power of Praise

Psalms 34:1-3 (A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.) I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

King David found himself a fugitive from his homeland. He was Israel's Most Wanted. The king wanted to kill him. What had he done? David was guilty of being chosen by God to be the next king of Israel. Now he was hunted like a dog.

He fled to the Philistines - the enemies of Israel - against whom David had fought many battles. I guess he hoped the whole "my enemy's enemy is my friend" idea would have brought him safe harbor, but he was driven away. He had nowhere to go. Everything was going wrong. Where was God in all this?!? Hadn't He promised David that he would be made king?

By all human estimations, David would be justified in throwing in the towel and choosing another path. But that is not what David did. David chose praise. David chose to pour his heart out to God and trust Him in spite of how things looked in the moment. Not only did he choose to pray and praise the Lord, but he invited others to join in with him. Through it all, David was delivered, God was glorified, David eventually became king, and God's people were blessed for choosing to honor the Lord in the middle of their trials and troubles.

Are you facing some difficulties? Will you join me in praising Jesus today? He is good and worthy of our praise. Here is a playlist of songs that help us focus our hearts on the Lord.                                                                                                                                    

Mark your calendar! 🗓

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.

March 23 - ThursdayPrayer Team GatheringHovig and Damaris are hosting our prayer gathering at their home this week. All are welcome.Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmLocation: Chertikian home1619 N Hill AvenuePasadena, CA 91104

March 24 - Friday

Membership Class

A church is not a club. Church membership is not like that in a country club. The church is a body. Membership is how we commit ourselves to strive for the benefit of the body. Perhaps you come for a while and considered Crosspoint your church family, but you haven't made it official. Maybe you are brand new to the church and want to learn more about membership and Crosspoint.

Join us for this class at Pastor Phillip and McKenzie's house. Click here to sign up today!

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Jones home

1112 E Mountain Street

Pasadena, CA 91104

Dinner will be provided.

Please make arrangements for your own childcare.

April 9

Easter Sunday

Resurrection Sunday is one of the most exciting days of the year as we celebrate the day when Jesus Christ defeated death and the grave, rising triumphantly and assuring us of the victory that we have in Him. Join us for a wonderful time of celebration and worship.

We will have an egg hunt for the children and breakfast at 9:45 am. Invite your friends and family!

Invitations are available for you to give out for this special day.

Want to help? Click here to volunteer!

May 18 - 20

Ladies' Retreat

We’re thrilled to invite you to our 3rd annual women’s 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!

Register here!

Theme: Prayer (how to strengthen your relationship and communicate with God)

Thursday, May 18, 4pm until Saturday, May 20, 10am

$130 by April 30
After April 30 $145

*Price includes dinner on Thursday and Friday and breakfast on Friday

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.

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Service Times and Location

434 N Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107

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

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

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM - Growth Group
It is incredible to see what God has been doing through our Bible studies in Growth Group. Our Bible studies have been powerfully used by the Lord to strengthen our faith and build relationships within our church family. See you this Wednesday!


We will be streaming the 10:30 am service LIVE on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.

What is your Next Step?

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

Enroll in Christian Life Coaching.

Sign up for Baptism.

Become a Member of Crosspoint.

Join a ministry team.

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. Click here!

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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!