God is at Work!
One of our favorite songs is Waymaker because it reminds us that "Even when I don't see it, You're working. Even when I don't feel it, You're working! You never stop. You never stop working. You never stop. You never stop working."
God works even when we don't see it. He has a purpose even when we don't understand. When we hurt, he gives grace so that we can be shaped and transformed to reflect more of His holiness and love.
So what does He want from us during these times of trouble? What do we do through the storms of life?
Trust Him! I know it is easier said than done, but once you do, you can see Him come through. When He does, our faith increases. That makes it easier to trust Him the next time - and there will be a next time.
In John 6:16-21, we see the disciples out on the sea when a storm comes up. They were rowing and rowing for hours, with no real progress. Then someone sees something out on the water. It appears to be a ghost! They cry out in fear.
Jesus says to them, "It is I; be not afraid." (John 6:20)
He allowed it. He used it. He was working and in control, even though they didn't see Him.
Charles Spurgeon was a pastor whom God used greatly in the mid to late 1800's. He would struggle regularly with illness and with bouts of depression. He once said, “God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.”
Consider these verses:
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ 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.
Prayer team gathering - Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm
It's time to pray! Join us for an encouraging time of prayer this week at the Castillo's home.
1966 E Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Fall Festival - Sunday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Kids of all ages (Yes, even you!) are invited to our fall festival. Bring your kids, and invite your friends. We will have a great time and even opportunities to share the Gospel!
Let's all bring candy and any small prizes for the games.
Want to help with a game booth? Contact McKenzie here.
"Be Still" Women's Conference - Friday @ 6:00 pm
"Be Still" women's conference is coming up soon! Invite a friend, and get ready to be so encouraged. Join us for a night of food, fun, worship, and most importantly the Word.
The cost is $10, and it includes dinner. Registration increases to $15 after October 23.
We have Margret Roberts coming from Fort Worth, TX to speak to us. She has a powerful story of living through tragedy and experiencing God's grace! Click here to check out a brief testimony from her.
Click here to register!
SoCal Harvest - Saturday & Sunday @ 6:00 pm
It's that time again! Let's go engage in a great time of worship with some of today's top bands and hear a tremendous Gospel message by Pastor Greg Laurie.
This event would be a perfect time to take your friends who have not yet trusted in Jesus. Who doesn't want to go to a free concert? Right?!l
The stadium charges $20 for parking, so pack as many friends in your vehicle and come on! It's going to be an awesome time!
Also, we get to help out! Learn more and sign up at the link below!
Click here to serve!
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 this 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
We are excited for our men's and ladies' Bible studies this week. Build relationships. Grow in your walk with Jesus. Don't miss this great time of fellowship and Bible study! Childcare will be provided.
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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