This week at Crosspoint 03/31/2023

Phillip Jones
March 31, 2023

Serve like Jesus

Philippians 2:4-7 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

As we see in these verses, Jesus made Himself of no reputation. He inconvenienced Himself to the point sacrificing His own life in order to reach us. God wants us to let the same mind be in us that Jesus had. He wants us to take on the form of a servant. It is inconvenient to be uncomfortable, and it’s inconvenient to be a servant.

It’s even more inconvenient when we face spiritual battles as we stand with those we are investing in for the Kingdom of God. Truly, we encounter these battles because of Who we’re serving - the Lord Jesus. It’s wonderful to know that the victory is ours, and Jesus gives peace to help us through whatever we face.

Like Rosario Butterfield says in her book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key, “Radically, ordinary hospitality does not simply flow from the day-to-day interests of the household. You must prepare spiritually. The Bible calls spiritual preparation warfare. Radically, ordinary hospitality is indeed spiritual warfare.”

When we say yes to living like Jesus for Jesus, for the purpose of sharing the Gospel, it may be hard. Actually, it will be hard. The hardest part is usually dealing with our own flesh, but we get to serve with Jesus. We are not alone!

How does God want you to serve? There are many opportunities inside and outside the walls of the church.

It may mean we “give up” some of our freedom at night or on the weekend to do this, but have you ever done something for Jesus and regretted it? I’m guessing, like me, the answer is “no.” Let’s love and serve like Jesus!

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.

April 6 Prayer Team gathering Phillip and McKenzie are hosting our prayer gathering at their home this week. Join us as we pray for our church family, guests, and Easter Sunday. All are welcome.Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmLocation: Jones home1112 E Mountain StreetPasadena, CA 91104

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.We could use a few more volunteers for the breakfast, but especially the kids' egg hunt. Want to help? Click here to volunteer!

May 18 - 20 Ladies' RetreatWe’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.

July 1-2SoCal HarvestWe get to go serve Jesus and encourage new believers in their walk with the Lord at SoCal Harvest. Some of the top Christian bands will be there leading us as we worship Jesus, and Pastor Greg Laurie will deliver a powerful Gospel message. Mark your calendars and plan to go with us. Invitations and bumper stickers will be available soon to help us get the word out.Church AppDownload our app and stay connected with your church family, your small group, and upcoming events! You can also give and listen to past services. Download here: Apple App Store orGoogle PlayService 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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