This week at Crosspoint 12/08/2023

Phillip Jones
December 8, 2023

Ready to be the Lord's Servant? 🫱🏻‍🫲🏾

When we read the Christmas story, we have this sense that Mary was stepping into this romanticized role of abundant blessings. After all, we know the happy ending of the Christmas story and the fact that, ultimately, it met the biggest need in our life.

Hey, Joseph doesn’t leave her, no one stones her, and (while it would be plausible) the Bible doesn’t tell us anyone ridiculed her for claiming to be pregnant because she was carrying God in the Flesh.

We know that many obviously did not believe her though because later, as Jesus began his ministry, the attitude of those in their community were not positive.

However, Mary had set her self up for complete surrender to God despite all of the hardships that would follow. She was a humble servant.

If an angel appeared to us and told us to fear not and that we have found favor with God, would we automatically expect a life of ease or fame; or would we understand that most of the time His plans look nothing like our own?

They may look more like rejection from friends, taxation in Bethlehem, giving birth in a stable, and gifts arriving from strangers long after you think they should have. It may even include a simple life of a carpenter’s family with some people still rejecting the Savior you long for them to know. But, if God is magnified and His will is accomplished, it will result in a perfectly glorious ending.

Luke 1:46-47, 49 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

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.

Christmas Giving

Throughout this Christmas season, we are encouraging our church family to look for ways to invest in Gospel ministry. We have selected three opportunities that we are recommending this year.

Pray and ask God what He wants you to give.

Check out your church app for details.

December 10
Teen Christmas Party - 4:30 pm

Come celebrate this Sunday evening with a white elephant gift exchange, food, and fun.


Levi & Natalie Jones's house

For more information or directions, reach out to Levi (626) 807-8485.

December 17
Crosspoint Kids Live Nativity - 10:30 am

Our annual Crosspoint Kids Christmas Live Nativity is coming up. This is a wonderful time to invite family and friends.

Practices will be each Sunday night, December 3 and 10, and will be at 5 pm sharp at the beginning of AWANA.

December 17
Volunteer Christmas Party - 5 pm

Every year, we get to celebrate the season with our volunteers. If you volunteer for any ministry here at Crosspoint, we want you to come and be a part of this fun and strengthening time.

The meal will be provided. No need to bring anything.

Childcare will be provided as well.

Please RSVP for the dinner by December 13, and let us know if you will be needing childcare as well.

RSVP here

December 24
Christmas @ Crosspoint

Christmas Eve falls on Sunday this year, and we are excited to celebrate with you. Invite your friends and family to Christmas Eve @ Crosspoint!

We’ll worship Jesus together and listen to a Bible message that reminds us of our Savior's birth. There will also be hot chocolate, coffee, and light refreshments to enjoy before and after the gathering.

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Service Times and Location

434 N Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107

Sunday @ 10 AM - Prayer
We believe in the power of prayer. We would love for you to join us for this special time to seek the Lord together before the morning service.

Sunday @ 10:30 AM - Worship gathering
Childcare through age 5 is available. Check-in for childcare starts at 10:15 am

Sunday @ 5:00 PM - 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
Come each Wednesday to enjoy a Bible study and discussion with others in our Growth Groups. Be strengthened in your walk with the LORD and your connection with our church family.

Love and Share

Share Crosspoint on social media! Help your friends and family see what God is doing in lives! As you love and share our posts, others see how excited you are about what God is doing. Hey, they just might show up and start walking with Jesus too!

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!


We will be streaming the 10:30 am service LIVE on our YouTube channel. Also, our Wednesday Bible studies are posted to our podcast. Search for Crosspoint LA in your favorite podcast app.