This week at Crosspoint 08/26/2022

Phillip Jones
August 26, 2022

The last goes first ✝️

“But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.” Mark 10:31

Jesus says things that really make us think. They hopefully help us to pause and search our hearts to see our true purpose and motivation.

When we allow ourselves to be first — essentially putting God to the side to build our kingdom instead of His — we miss out on the AWESOME purpose God created us for. Instead, we move ourselves to a place that’s less than what we were created for.

Why do we go first? Are we selfish? Maybe we are sometimes.  I wonder though if it could be that we’re afraid and as a result we don’t trust God as we should.

Warren Wiersbe put it this way,

“Since Jesus Christ today has all authority, we may obey Him without fear. No matter where He leads us, no matter what circumstances we face, He is in control. By His death and resurrection, Jesus defeated all enemies and won for Himself all authority.

Christianity is a missionary faith. The very nature of God demands this, for God is love and God is not willing that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9). Our Lord’s death on the cross was for the whole world. If we are the children of God and share His nature, then we will want to tell the good news to the lost world.

When we read the Book of Acts, we see that the early church operated on the basis of the Lord’s sovereign authority. They ministered in His name. They depended on His power and guidance. They did not face a lost world on the basis of their own authority but on the authority of Jesus Christ.”

Crosspoint, we can live out the calling of God on our lives without fear. We have the power and presence of God to do it. Have you put God first?

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.

This Sunday

We are studying the letter in Revelation 3 to a church experiencing Revival. Don't miss this important message to see what Jesus has to say to us. We want to be a thriving church! Let's hear all about it this Sunday! Join us and bring a friend!

September 3

Beach trip 🌊
Come hang out all day or part of the day with some of the church fam! Bring your food, drinks, and sunscreen! We will try to get a firepit. (Parking - $20)

Bolsa Chica State Beach
17851 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Use the Signup Genius link below to let us know you’re coming, and you’ll receive a text the day of letting you know where we are located on the beach.


September 8-10

Men's Retreat
Men, we are going to Big Bear for a couple of days to be challenged in our walk with God and our leadership in our homes and communities. This is going to be a great time of fellowship, sharpening, and strengthening for our church, our homes, and our prayer lives. Click here to sign up today!

September 18

Crosspoint’s 6th Birthday and International lunch
Celebrate 6 years of Crosspoint with us! We will have a guest missionary speaking for us, and we’ll celebrate with an international lunch on the patio after the 10:30am gathering.

Please bring your favorite international food to share. It’s going to be an amazing celebration!

New Church AppYou can now download our new 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 or Google PlayService Times and Location

434 N Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107  

Sunday @ 10:30 am - Worship gathering
Childcare through age 5 and children's church for 1st - 5th graders is available. Check-in starts at 10:15 am

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

Wednesday @ 7:00 pm - Growth Group
Growth Groups are such an amazing time of connecting with and encouraging one another as we study and discuss the Word of God. Separate groups for men and ladies will be covering various topics relevant to your life stage.

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!

If Opportunity knocked are we ready?

We have been praying for some time now that God would bless us with a building of our own, and we believe He will do it in His timing and in His way. There is currently a property on the market that would be a tremendous asset to our ministry if the Lord provided it for us. However, a downpayment and the monthly payments for a property like this would be out of our reach at this time.

We should prepare for an opportunity by setting aside money and giving generously to a building fund. Would you ask the Lord what He would lead you to give (above your tithe) to help us prepare for the opportunity when God brings it our way?

God is able, but He expects us to be obedient!


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

Important stuff 😉:

  • Who are you going to bless this week? "Exhort one another daily" is a great encouragement to us all. It helps us stay close in fellowship and protects us against the attacks of the enemy who wants to divide us.
  • Let us know if you or someone you know has a need.🙏

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