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Missed a Sunday message and like to hear it back? This is the place where you can find all Sunday semons from Crossroads dating back to the summer of 2013.

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Glory in a Manger

Maurice Lubbers
Sunday 10 December 2017
At Christmas we see God's glory displayed in the face of Christ. In order to understand how we can experience God's glory not just at Christmas, but all year long, we look at the story of the shepherds to find out how and where God has chosen to meet with us. 
An Awe Filled Christmas

An Awe Filled Christmas

Christmas is a time of year which means many things to many people. At Crossroads, it means that God so loved the world that he gave us his Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. This Christmas, our theme is about the awe, wonder, glory and power of God. We are trusting that it will truly be an 'Awe-Filled Christmas'.
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Glory in a Manger

Maurice Lubbers
Sunday 10 December 2017
At Christmas we see God's glory displayed in the face of Christ. In order to understand how we can experience God's glory not just at Christmas, but all year long, we look at the story of the shepherds to find out how and where God has chosen to meet with us. 
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An Awe Filled Name

William Wade
Sunday 03 December 2017
There is something about the name of Jesus.
Here, Gabriel's message to Mary unveils the mission of Jesus to the
world: to save people from sin and from hell. The challenge for us as a church is to let people know, especially in this season of Christmas, about our salvation found in Jesus alone.
 
November sermons Crossroads

November sermons Crossroads

The last 3 Sunday's of November are not part of a series. From December 3rd, our Christmas series will start. 
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Travelling or Wandering?

Paul Reid
Sunday 26 November 2017
Paul and his wife Priscilla started Christian Fellowship Church in their living room with around 8 people. It is now the second-largest church in Ireland. Paul was the lead pastor at the church for over 20 years and has recently handed it over in order to concentrate on an itinerant ministry.
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Break camp and advance

William Wade
Sunday 12 November 2017
Due to a technical error, this sermon is not available. 
Real Faith in the Real World

Real Faith in the Real World

The book of James was written by Jesus’ half-brother around AD 45-50. It was written primarily to Jews dispersed beyond Jerusalem and has a heavy focus on making the link between faith and living out that faith in practical/spiritual everyday life. This book has been called the ‘Proverbs of the New Testament’ and as such, displays a lot of wisdom on how to live as a follower of Jesus in the real world. As we journey through this book together, we will see many relevant applications on how to live out our own faith in 21st Century The Hague.
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Prayer Warriors & the Search and Rescue Team

Caroline Zwart-Candelaria
Sunday 05 November 2017
Our sincere apologies for the inconveniences, but there is no recording of the sermon. 
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Taming the ears

Maurice Lubbers
Sunday 29 October 2017
James 3: 1-12

James warns the first churches for anyone wanting to compromise on the message of the Gospel. Living in 21st century Post-Christian The Hague, we, like James' church are also challenged to protect our focus on the 'real faith' in a society filled with different truths, messages and interests. 
 
 
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I didn't quit

William Wade
Sunday 22 October 2017
James 5:7-12
We are tempted to view our life in Western Europe as a right and not as a gift. The first readers of James' letter lived their lives with eternity very close; either through the persecution they faced or the expectation of Jesus' return. They were encouraged to follow the example of the prophets, who kept faithful to God, even though tested. 
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A Faith that is Humble

Peter de Bos
Sunday 15 October 2017
In chapter 4 James talks about worldly conflicts, friendship with the world, grace and humility. These verses are punched on us like a boxer punching his opponent, one after the other. The way James' letter works is that he is saying that those who have experienced grace, those who have experienced mercy, those who understand God give more grace, become an expert not in the weaknesses of their brothers but in the strengths of their brothers. That’s humility! To lift up other people to care for one and another. To love people, all people. 

James is saying that where we walk in true wisdom and understand the Grace of God, quarrels and fights and judgements begin to be less and less obvious. Can you imagine what would happen in our community if we would just build each other up, and would encourage each other in what God is doing in people’s lives? 
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A Faith that is Wise

Quentin Pereira
Sunday 08 October 2017
While it is important to have wisdom, it is even more important to behave wisely. James shows us how we can distinguish between worldly and godly wisdom, demonstrate the characteristics of wise behaviour and bear fruit as a result of living wisely.
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Step up to the Plate (Ministry Fair)

William Wade
Sunday 01 October 2017
We often hear many churches stating that they are an 'all members in ministry' type of church. But how realistic is that claim? Crossroads claims this status, and today's shorter sermon calls on the church to 'step up to the plate' and truly become a church where every member has a role to play in the life and ministry of Crossroads.
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Mercy over Judgement

William Wade
Sunday 24 September 2017
In a world where judgements are made about our weight, our looks, our job and our education, as well as many other areas of life, how are we to maintain a healthy balance of treating others with mercy in spite of these judgements? James tells his hearers to show no partiality in dealing with others, and calls us to remember that 'mercy triumphs over judgement'.
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Living out the Word of Truth

Charlie Allmon
Sunday 17 September 2017

The Bible tells us in the book of Hebrews that “the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” James echoes these thoughts as he strongly tells the early church that God’s Word is meant for action and life transformation. Come and join us this Sunday as we explore why James was so passionate about this topic and how it is just as relevant and vital for the followers of Christ today.
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A faith that is tested

William Wade
Sunday 10 September 2017
Trials are often seen as a judgement or punishment from God. However, they can often provide the means to seeing God in a new way and turning out to be a powerful testimony for others. In the first chapter of James' letter, he encourages us to even see trials as a joy.
Fruitful Living

Fruitful Living

Summertime is harvest time, so what does it mean to bear spiritual fruit?  What does the spirit-filled life look like?  These are all questions that we will be considering as we look at the 9 fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. Each week we’ll look at one of the 9 fruit and discover how one can cultivate these fruit as one learns to live, walk, and be controlled by the Spirit. Join us for this Summer in the Spirit in which God’s character is being revealed in us. 
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Joy

Jack LoMonaco
Sunday 03 September 2017
What is the source of true joy? Does it differ from happiness? What types of things block the flow of joy in our lives and what types of things act as catalysts? Join us as we explore these questions along with some of the ways God has given us to increase and maintain joy in our lives….no matter what our personal circumstances look like.
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Gentleness

William Wade
Sunday 27 August 2017
Gentleness has often been equated with weakness. How does this link in with the call to be 'strong in the Lord and in the power of his might'? Does anyone truly remember what an act of gentleness did to a situation or a person? This message reveals that it takes great strength to truly display gentleness.
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Self Control

Caroline Zwart-Candelaria
Sunday 20 August 2017
When we think of self control, we often think of discipline, keeping lists, being strict with ourselves to achieve a set goal. I have good and bad news for you - the bad news is that you will not get there with the attitude of "trying just a little bit harder".  But the good news is oh so good (!): a life surrendered to God is under construction by none other than the Spirit of the Most high Himself to transform you from the inside out. Success guaranteed when we don't stand in the way. But it's a slow process of ripening through the many seasons we face in life.  
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Goodness

William Wade
Sunday 13 August 2017
As C.S. Lewis suggested in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, God is 'not safe, but he is good'. The Bible is full of references to God being good. So it is not surprising that one of the fruit of God's Spirit is goodness. But what does that look like for us today, and how can we display the goodness of God to those around us? By looking at one of Jesus' parables, we will see that although God's level of goodness is beyond our own strength, with God's Spirit at work in us, we can display levels of goodness that go beyond what we think we are capable of.
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Faithfulness

Maurice Lubbers
Sunday 06 August 2017
The Bible is full of assurances of God's faithfulness, and of many stories of famous Bible characters showing their faithfulness to God, like Abraham, Daniel or Joseph. For most of us, however, In the midst of busy lives and many things happening, remaining faithful all the time can be a challenge. Fortunately, by giving us the fruit of the spirit, God helps us on our way when it comes to faithfulness. This week we explore how faith and faithfulness as a gift of God helps us build a stronger relationship with Him. 
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Peace

William Wade
Sunday 30 July 2017
When the coming Messiah was prophesied by Isaiah to be the 'Prince of Peace', it led many to believe that Jesus, recognized by many in his day as the prophesied Messiah, would bring political and social peace not only to Israel, but to the world. Yet Jesus did not bring world peace. He did not even bring regional peace. So how can he be called the 'Prince of Peace'? And moving on from this, what has Jesus' role concerning peace got to do with us as Christians living in 21st century The Hague and displaying the fruit of peace in our lives? This coming Sunday we will see that a dramatic encounter between Jesus and the powers of darkness reveals his role as truly being the Prince of Peace.
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Love

William Wade
Sunday 09 July 2017
As we begin the series on the fruit of the Spirit this week, we kick it off with the first in the list from Galatians 5:22-23 - love. Love plays such a huge part in the biblical narrative that we may have become over-used to the word, and can almost skip over what it means to be truly loved by God and also to love as he has called us to love. One thing that we need to remember as we look at this particular fruit of the Spirit is that we are not to 'work ourselves up' or 'strive harder' in order to love as God loves. It is a fruit of the Spirit, not  all of our great efforts.
Romans: Finding Freedom

Romans: Finding Freedom

In the book of Romans, God points you to the path of freedom. You'll find forgiveness for all moral failures, a new future where all things are made right, and the joy of living in community with God's people. In Romans, you will walk the road of freedom that will set you truly free!
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Living in Community

Quentin Pereira
Sunday 25 June 2017
Living together with others from diverse backgrounds can lead to tensions, judgmental attitudes and sometimes even contempt. In Chapter 14 of Romans Paul teaches us how to live in harmony and unity, while still maintaining our own convictions. We are free to be ourselves, and extend this freedom to others without compromising our own principles. We strive for unity instead of uniformity, consideration instead of condemnation, and do not let our differences divide us. 
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Freedom to give up the fight

William Wade
Sunday 18 June 2017
As we move into the 8th chapter of Romans, we see Paul cross the line from his own struggles in chapter 7, into the blessings which come from trusting in Jesus in chapter 8. This chapter is full of triumph, culminating in the powerful statement that 'we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.' This leaves us with a challenge in our own lives: what kind of Christians do we want to be, will we remain stuck in the struggles of Romans chapter 7, or cross over into the triumph of Romans chapter 8?
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Free at last!

Peter de Bos
Sunday 11 June 2017
Romans 6 speaks of the tension between sin and grace. Grace is more powerful than sin, but are we to sin so that we can have more grace? How is it that we can choose to walk away from a life of sin, yet we can still fall back into it? These are some of the questions Paul asks in this chapter of Romans. Yet, out of all these questions comes a truth that has the power to set a person free, and it all revolves around how we view ourselves, and more importantly, how we view Jesus Christ.
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Freedom for the Nations

William Wade
Sunday 04 June 2017
In Romans chapter 4, Paul brings Abraham onto the stage and speaks about how righteousness (a right relationship with God) is linked with raw faith. He also reminds the Roman Christians that Abraham is not only the 'father of us all', but is also the 'father of many nations'. Why is Paul bringing Abraham onto the scene and how does that affect not only the 1st century Roman believers, but those of us living in postmodern western Europe today?
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Four words to Freedom

William Wade
Sunday 28 May 2017
When Paul wrote his letter to the Christians in Rome, he did so in order to not only educate them on their new-found faith, but also to ground them in a theology that would strengthen them no matter what kind of challenges would come. Living in first-century Rome was not easy, unless you were completely sold on the dream of the Roman empire. Holding on in faith to a crucified and risen Saviour meant that you needed to be convinced that your truth was greater than the truth of Roman culture. Paul, in Romans chapter three, shares how understanding the transforming power of salvation, even in the midst of the great city of Rome, really can set, and keep, a person free.
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An urgent message to the world

Andrew Perriman
Sunday 21 May 2017
There is a clear path to freedom in Paul’s letter to the Romans—a way of forgiveness, restoration, hope, and new life in the community of God’s people. But as we begin this new series, we first take a few steps back to survey the wider landscape. What was going on in Paul’s world? What was God up to? And why does that hope of freedom still matter today?
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