This week at Crosspoint 06/16/2023

Phillip Jones
June 16, 2023

A Time to Rest

Jesus said, “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.” Mark 6:31

McKenzie and I have talked a lot about  balancing life and rest over the years. God made us body, soul, and spirit. These rely upon one another and affect one another.

When Jesus lived on earth, He took on a physical body. He understood the importance of working hard and taking time to love others. But, because He was in a body, He also understood the importance of rest and solitude.

While we may desire to be an excellent employee, a good friend, and an amazing church member, we have to remember that one person can only physically do so much.

The Christian life is simple. We tend to complicate things. We cannot be the witnesses for Christ we should be, nor can we serve our family and our church family or our community as we should, if we burn the candle at both ends.

To find God’s simple balance, this takes prayerfulness and listening. The balance will never be found in rushing around without seeking God or filling our life with constant noise (tv, social media, etc).

How is God speaking to you about this? He wants us to rest, yes! He also wants us to serve Him and bring Him glory until He comes back or until our life here on earth is over.

Jesus rested. As we talked about Wednesday, after Elijah’s major spiritual battle and victory, he rested. It’s okay to serve God, work hard, and have fun, but have you really taken time to rest?

Click here for our summer Growth Group schedule.

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.

July 1-2

SoCal Harvest

We 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.

July 13-15

Crosspoint Camping Trip

Join us in the San Bernardino Mountains for a few days in the great outdoors. You will enjoy a valuable time of fellowship and strengthening for our church family. Don't miss out!All meals included. Special dietary needs are your own responsibility.


Adults - $35 per person

Children (6 - 17 years) - $25 per child

Babies (5 years and under) - Free

Register here

July 29

Just Men Conference

Just Men Conf is a 1-day conference intended to encourage common(just) men to live holy(just) lives+become the leaders God wants them to be.

  • Practical Sessions
  • Encouraging Fellowship
  • Powerful Worship
  • Delicious Meal

Ages 12 and up

Cost: $10 per person ($12.51 with Eventbrite fees)

Guest Preachers:

Chris Chadwick - Canyon Ridge Baptist Church, San Diego

Kacey Trudelle - Faith Baptist Church, Bakersfield


Haven Baptist Church25864 Tournament Road, Unit J+KValencia, CA 91355

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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

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM - Growth Group
We have some wonderful opportunities to learn and grow in our application of Bible truths throughout the summer. It is incredible to see what God has been doing to strengthen our faith and build relationships within our church family through our Bible studies in Growth Group.

Click here for our summer Growth Group schedule. See you this Wednesday!


We will be streaming the 10:30 am service LIVE 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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