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Digital Service Guide

Highlights

DNA Class

Feb. 6
Join us for our DNA class! You'll get to know our staff and elders, learn our history, and go through our mission, vision, and values as a church. We will also spend time identifying how God has uniquely wired you to serve. The DNA class is the first step toward being a committed member at Crosspoint. Food and childcare are provided and it will take place right after service ends.
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United Night

Feb. 2
United Night is how the entire student ministry connects! Once a month, Middle School and High School students gather together at church to celebrate what God is doing in their lives. Students will experience God through worship, be challenged by His word, and have fun in community as they learn how to engage their faith and the world around us. There’s no need to sign up for anything, just come on out and have a great time! See you there!
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Moms By Design

Alternate Tuesdays
Moms with children of all ages are invited to join us as we grow as women who desire to know and follow Christ. We meet every other week during the school year for engaging speakers, encouragement and friendship. Childcare is available for a nominal fee.
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Open Prayer Gathering

Second
Join others in prayer together. We begin by going over different ways to pray or helpful tools you can use to guide your prayer time. Then we transition into praying together as we feel led. We wrap up right before service begins so you won't miss out on worship or the message.
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Baptism Interest Class

Feb. 20
Baptism is a big step in someone’s faith journey and we want to help you take that journey by helping you understand what baptism is, giving you a resource to work through on your own, and explaining Crosspoint’s baptism process.
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Winter Retreat 2022

Mar. 4-6, 2022
Winter Retreat provides students an opportunity to get away from the pressures of everyday life, have fun with friends and their Crosspoint Students leaders, and re-center themselves on God. A retreat is also a great opportunity for students to help their friends connect to people at Crosspoint and hear about God’s great love for them.
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Professional Tutoring Volunteers

OASD is working with The OASIS Project to offer free professional tutoring to under-served children. They are currently seeking volunteers for this crucial service.
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Food Pantry

We have a food pantry available to anyone in need. Throughout the year we rely on donations to keep this well stocked and ready to those seeking help. If you're looking for a simple and practical way to help others and have an impact in our community, this is a great place to start.
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Giving
Giving online is simple and secure. Whether you’d like to give a single gift, or schedule ongoing giving, you can do it all here.
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Message

What's the Difference? - Joy

Mac McCarthy
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23
Rejoice always
1 Thessalonians 5:16

What is Joy?

Joy is not the same thing as happiness.

Joy is a settled contentment that comes from God.

Bottom Line

The God of Joy is always present to you with joy.

"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."
— Henri Nouwen

How do we become joyful?

We need to take an indirect route to joy.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
John 15:9-11
"Joy is a response to having been united with what we love."
— Thomas Aquinas
"Joy is the foundational response to a God who creates in love."
— Geoff Holsclaw
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:35-39

How do we multiply joy together?

When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
Luke 2:57-58

Action Steps

  1. Pray this prayer every morning this week (and throughout this series):
    Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more. Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you. Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
  2. Create some space to reflect on one or all of the following questions:
    • Where are you tempted to fake joy with a smile?
    • How is Jesus inviting you to experience his love in your life?
    • How is God inviting you to share your joy with others?
    • How is God inviting you to share in the joy of others?
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