It’s Crosspoint’s Birthday this Sunday!🥳
Hello, Crosspoint family!
As our church is coming up on its 5th birthday, I have had something on my heart. This is something that McKenzie and I think about and examine ourselves on regularly. Hopefully, it will help each of us evaluate ourselves and solidify our resolve and process for growing to reflect Jesus more and more.
Let’s imagine for a minute that I am carrying a Starbucks coffee cup - you know the white paper cups with the green siren logo, complete with sleeve and everything. I am walking through my house in the morning when all of a sudden, Luke comes rushing through as he is getting ready for work. He hurriedly bumps into me, causing me to spill my drink.
If you are watching this transpire, you would likely imagine that since I am carrying a Starbucks cup, I probably have coffee. When Luke bumps me, you expect coffee to spill out. However, if the cup is filled with orange juice, coffee is not going to spill out, even though it is a Starbucks cup! What is inside is what spills out when I am bumped - regardless of the presentation of the container.
Let’s apply this to us personally. We can serve in the church, appear like we are godly, participate in the things that a Christian should (you know, the presentation and appearance of a Christian), but in our hearts we may harbor bitterness, anger, sin, pride, a short fuse, a critical spirit, a lack of grace, a judgmental spirit, or any number of things that would be displeasing to the Lord. As long as everything is going our way, we can maintain the facade, the charade that we are godly, but let something bump us - it does not have to be that hard - and what comes out of our mouths and out of our attitudes will be what is in us.
God has something better for us, and he has given us His Spirit to help us. His Word says it like this.
“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:1-3, 11
The key is - listen for the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and study God’s Word to apply it daily. Thanks for taking the time to read this and to prayerfully consider how this applies to you! God bless!
Celebrate 5 years!
Crosspoint is turning 5 years old this week!🥳 Join us for the celebration on Sunday, September 19. We will serve street tacos after 10:30 am worship or ice cream sundaes after 5:00 pm worship!
Our prayer gatherings in August were super encouraging, and the presence of God has truly been evident! We encourage you to gather with others in the church family for prayer. Spontaneously or scheduled, these prayer times are proving essential in the life of the church.
Friday, September 24 at 7:00 pm (Men)
Barbecue and prayer
Hosted by Danny Castillo
1966 E Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone (626) 644-5547
September 26 - We are so excited about those who have given their lives to Jesus and are boldly declaring their faith in Him through baptism. If you have been saved but have not been baptized like Jesus was, you should click this link to sign up today!
Have questions? Feel free to send us a message here. We are happy to help answer any question or address any reservations you may have about being baptized.
Starting in the month of October, there will only be one worship gathering each Sunday. That service will be at 10:30 am. In an effort to make the best use of our space and resources we are combining our Sunday worship gatherings since Covid space limitations are not currently in effect. This will give us more opportunities for other outreaches (like the ones mentioned below) for the time being.
October is a month for outreach!👏
October 3 - SoCal Harvest
SoCal Harvest is going to be epic! One night only. Grab some invitations and a bumper sticker this Sunday. Bring your friends.
Wanna volunteer to help? Check out the many opportunities to serve! Click here to learn more!
October 17 - Skid Row
We want to share the love of Jesus with everyone. One way we can do this is through outreach efforts in the community. On Sunday, October 17, we are going to give clothes and other needed items to people living on skid row in downtown LA. We would love for you to help.
Here are ways you can be a part:
1. Donate nice used clothes.
2. Purchase clothes and/or hygiene items. Here is an amazon link to a list we have put together. You can bring these items with you on October 17 or have them delivered to us at:
Crosspoint Baptist Church
1112 E Mountain Street
Pasadena, CA 91104
3. Help us pack the bags that we will give out on Skid row. Immediately following the service, we will take all the donated items and pack them in bags so they are ready to be handed out that afternoon.
4. Teens and adults, we would love for you to go with us as we give out these bags of supplies along with the Gospel. We’ll leave at 3:00 pm to go share God’s Word on the street, sing and give out the bags of donated items. Please sign up here so we can plan transportation.
If we are the body of Christ, let's be His heart, hands, feet, and voice!
What is your Next Step?
If you have not attended a Starting Point/membership class with Pastor Phillip, now's the time to take that step! Learn what it means to be a member of the local church. You’re part of a body, and we are all working together for the faith of the Gospel. How do you fit in, and how can you make a difference right here in our church and community?
“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” Romans 12:5
Register for our next membership class.
Saturday, November 6, from 10 am - 1 pm
Click here to register and reserve your spot today!
Service Times and Location
434 N Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
Sunday @10:30 am - Worship gathering
(Childcare through age 5 is available, and childcare check-in starts at 10:15 AM)
Sunday @ 5 pm - Worship gathering
(Childcare and Crosspoint Kid’s church is available through 5th grade, and childcare check-in starts at 4:45 PM)
We will be streaming the 10:30am service LIVE on our Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/CrosspointLA/ and on our YouTube channel https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCkIjDyR1-iaiYk0FdVi3I-A/ or on our website (with Google Chrome only) www.crosspoint.la
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Crosspoint Baptist Church
1112 E Mountain Street
Pasadena, CA 91104
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