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

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Under his wings
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Under his wings

Hilary Porrit
Sunday 12 May 2019
Join us as we read in the Old Testament book of Ruth the story of Naomi – a story of broken dreams, bitterness at God, a slow and painful rebuilding of a different kind of family, and ultimately a place in Jesus’ own family tree. Psalm 91:4: The LORD will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
What's on my heart

What's on my heart

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Under his wings
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Under his wings

Hilary Porrit
Sunday 12 May 2019
Join us as we read in the Old Testament book of Ruth the story of Naomi – a story of broken dreams, bitterness at God, a slow and painful rebuilding of a different kind of family, and ultimately a place in Jesus’ own family tree. Psalm 91:4: The LORD will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
 Resurrection faith
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Resurrection faith

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 05 May 2019
This Sunday at church we look at resurrection faith from 1 Corinthians 15:12-19. We explore the significance of Jesus’ resurrection for today and our everyday lives and reflect on how resurrection faith leads to a hopeful life.
True Identity: Closer Who He Really Is

True Identity: Closer Who He Really Is

We are continuing our series on identity. Series on True Identity: Closer Who He Really Is, will help us focus our attention in the lead up to Easter on the question: Who is Jesus? Who is this person, who died as the King of the Jews and whom God resurrected from the dead.
The Risen Jesus
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The Risen Jesus

Bob Phillips
Sunday 28 April 2019
This Sunday we are focusing on Luke 24. The Risen Jesus is revealed through the whole of the Scriptures and He took the time before He went to back to His home in heaven to help people to understand the meaning of His death and resurrection in light of God’s big story.
Can you handle the Truth?
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Can you handle the Truth?

Peter de Bos
Sunday 14 April 2019
This Sunday we continue our series, "True Identity: Who He Really Is", by looking at John 14:1-14 where Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Life and the Truth”.
The Good Shepherd
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The Good Shepherd

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 07 April 2019
This month we celebrate Jesus conquering sin and death through His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection to glory! This Sunday we continue our series, "True Identity: Who He Really Is", by looking at how Jesus is the Good Shepherd. This week's passage is John 10:1-20 in which Jesus says: “I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep.” 
I am the light of the world
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I am the light of the world

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 31 March 2019
This Sunday we continue our series, "True Identity: Who He Really Is", and look at how the Holy Spirit is making us into his image. This week's passage is John 8:12-20 in which Jesus says: “I am the light of the world”.
Jesus as Bread of Life
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Jesus as Bread of Life

Andrew Perriman
Sunday 24 March 2019
This Sunday we continue our series, "True Identity: Who He Really Is", and look at how the Holy Spirit is making us into his image. This week's passage is John 6:22-40 (Jesus: I am the bread of life).
What if you put prayer first?
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What if you put prayer first?

Justus Heyman
Sunday 17 March 2019
Be inspired by Justin Heyman's life transformation as he began to spend the first part of each day with God.
Faced with silence
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Faced with silence

Hilary Porrit
Sunday 10 March 2019
This week marked the beginning of Lent. Christians have traditionally spent the 40 days before Easter seeking God, sometimes making space to be still before Him by giving up some of the distractions of everyday life. Jesus withdrew from the crowds at his baptism to the wilderness for 40 days, where he was faced with silence, solitude, hunger and temptation. Today we read Matthew 4:1-11 to continue our series asking who is Jesus, why did he need to go through this time of testing, and how might we follow in his footsteps during Lent this year?
Beloved Son
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Beloved Son

Allen Baatsen
Sunday 03 March 2019
Our attention this week focuses on Matthew 3:13–17, when Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Join us as we explore what these verses mean for our own lives.
 
True Identity: Who He Really Is
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True Identity: Who He Really Is

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 24 February 2019
This Sunday, we are starting a new series, True Identity: Who He Really Is.  As we come to understand who He is, we, in turn, come to a deeper appreciation of our own Christian identity. Join us as we explore Mark 4:35-41 when Jesus calms a storm.
 
True Identity:  Closer to Who I Really Am

True Identity: Closer to Who I Really Am

True Identity: Closer to Who I Really Am
In this series the speakers have chosen a biblical passage that has helped them defined their own identity and unpacking the richness of it for us. 
Our Identity as Unique individuals, Known by God and Our Role as His Image Bearers
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Our Identity as Unique individuals, Known by God and Our Role as His Image Bearers

Bob Phillips
Sunday 17 February 2019
On Sunday the 17th of February, as part of our series on our ‘True Identity,’ we looked at Psalm 139, and looked at both the personal implications of the LORD’s intimate searching of our hearts and His presence in our lives, and at the broader implications, for each person, for all of humanity, of our role as persons created in God’s image...and for the sense in which the request to “lead me in the way everlasting” echos with Jesus, the Way.
Eternity
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Eternity

Hilary Porrit
Sunday 10 February 2019
Philippians 3:20 Our citizenship is in heaven.
In an international community like Crossroads, we often introduce ourselves by sharing where we come from. The Bible teaches us that we can also know where we are going, and this can be an equally important part of our identity. As we come to the end of our series on exploring our identity, we will look forward together this Sunday to our hope of eternal life, and how this can shape who we are.

 
Story of the Samaritan
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Story of the Samaritan

Peter de Bos
Sunday 03 February 2019
Closer to Who I really Am 
Distracted and Discipled
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Distracted and Discipled

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 27 January 2019

From Luke 10:38-42 and the story of Mary and Martha, we see identity being formed not only by what we do in life, but in relationship to Jesus.
Orphans versus Son and Daughters
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Orphans versus Son and Daughters

Bob Phillips
Sunday 20 January 2019
Our core identity is rooted in having a Father who loves us. 



 
True Identity
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True Identity

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 13 January 2019
A look at transforming of our identity, resisting letting the identity measures of the culture around us define us. Romans 12:1-2
Jacob
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Jacob

Maurice Lubbers
Sunday 06 January 2019
True identity. Closer to who I really am.
 
At the start of this series we look at Jacob wrestling God at the river Jabbok. All his life Jacob has struggled with people to get things the way he thinks God promised to him. It takes him until he is very old that he finally understands he was struggling God all along. And the closer he gets to God, the more he can let go control of his blessings.
 
The Unexpected Gift

The Unexpected Gift

For a long period, from the end of the Old Testament to the beginning of the New, God appears to be silent. The Jews continued to live faithful lives, but maybe stopped expecting the living God to intervene in their lives. Then, after this period of waiting, the gospels all begin with extraordinary stories of God breaking in to the lives of individuals with a message of hope.
Then, his messages were carried by angels. Today, do we expect God to still have a message for us? For our world? Advent is a time of waiting, of anticipation, of hope- not just as we look forward to celebration the coming of Jesus as a baby in Bethlehem, but as we look beyond that to his coming again as King, to the fulfilment of all the promises, of a new heaven and a new earth at the end of time.
Story of Magi
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Story of Magi

Sarah Hamel-Brown
Sunday 30 December 2018
This Sunday we are looking into the story of the Magi. In popular culture we often encounter three kings but as we read the passage we will discover that there were no three and there are no kings except for one.
Shepherds' story
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Shepherds' story

Peter de Bos
Sunday 23 December 2018
This Sunday we conclude our “Special Delivery” advent series on the theme of God breaking into history and sending special messengers and messages to people in preparation for the birth of Jesus. The birth of Jesus –  Immanuel, God with us –  is truly good news and was accompanied by not one angel but a heavenly host giving glory to God. During Sunday’s talk, we will look at how the shepherds received this message of hope, of excitement, of praise, of good news to the world.
Story of Joseph
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Story of Joseph

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 16 December 2018
This Sunday we continue our “Special Delivery” advent series on the theme of God breaking into history and sending special messengers and messages to people in preparation for the birth of Jesus. We will explore together the story of Joseph – his encounter with an angel of the Lord led to a different course of action than what he had planned. Are we willing to consider that there could be another way of seeing things? Are we open to God changing our plans? 
Dear Mary
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Dear Mary

Bob Phillips
Sunday 09 December 2018
Today we look at the story of Mary and how God chooses to work out His plan through ordinary human beings like us
Waiting Expectantly
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Waiting Expectantly

Hilary Porrit
Sunday 02 December 2018
The message that Gabriel brought to Zechariah, and the message that his son Johan was to bring to the people of Israel, was the message to get ready! Be prepared! God is at work! This is still the message of Advent: wait expectantly, because God is at work. 
Closer

Closer

As we head into September and a new season and series, we are focusing on moving closer to Jesus, closer to each other and, together, closer to the people in our world. 
Humility
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Humility

Maurice Lubbers
Sunday 25 November 2018
This Sunday, we conclude our three-week focus on themes derived from the “one another” verses in the New Testament. Following talks on unity and love, we will look at humility this Sunday 
Love one another
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Love one another

Bob Phillips
Sunday 18 November 2018
This Sunday, as part of our “Closer” theme, we continue a three-week focus on themes derived from the “one another” verses in the New Testament (verses like accept one another, love one another, forgive one another, etc.). One third of the 59 verses could be clustered around the theme of unity (which was the theme of last week’s sermon), one third are variations on an admonition to love one another (love being this week’s theme), 15% have to do with humility (for next week) and there is an array of additional instructions. (Click here and here to learn more.)
Unity: Closer to one another
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Unity: Closer to one another

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 11 November 2018
This Sunday, as a continuation of the “Closer” theme, we start a three-week focus on themes derived from the “one another” verses in the New Testament (verses like accept one another, love one another, forgive one another, etc.). One third of the 59 verses could be clustered around the theme of unity, one third are variations on an admonition to love one another, 15% have to do with humility and there is an array of additional instructions.
 
Join us this Sunday as we explore the theme of unity from the “one another” verses, focusing on John 17.
For inforgraphics of one another verses please visit the link:
https://overviewbible.com/one-another-infographic/
Story of Moses
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Story of Moses

Paul Smith
Sunday 04 November 2018
We will be continuing our Closer series and will be looking at the story of Moses and the burning bush. Our message will focus on Exodus 3:1-8 and Exodus 4:1-2. 
Who was close to Jesus, and what can we learn from their stories about closeness to Him?
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Who was close to Jesus, and what can we learn from their stories about closeness to Him?

Hillary Porrit
Sunday 28 October 2018
This Sunday, we will look at drawing closer to Jesus by reviewing the gospel accounts of the life of Jesus and asking ourselves: “Who was close to Jesus, and what can we learn from their stories about closeness to Him?” A key text for this week’s talk is Hebrews 10:19 & 22: “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus.....let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”
 
The Kingdom Manifesto
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The Kingdom Manifesto

Kevin Johnson
Sunday 21 October 2018
This Sunday, former Crossroads pastor Kevin Johnson will give part two of his message called The Kingdom Manifesto, based on Matthew 5-7 (the Sermon on the Mount). Join us as we explore Jesus' vision for the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
 The Kingdom Manifesto
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The Kingdom Manifesto

Kevin Johnson
Sunday 14 October 2018
This Sunday, former Crossroads pastor Kevin Johnson will share the first of a two-part message called The Kingdom Manifesto.  This sermon, and next week's, will be based on Matthew 5-7 and what is called The Sermon on the Mount.  Join us as we explore Jesus' vision for the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
What brings you closer to Jesus?
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What brings you closer to Jesus?

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 07 October 2018
As Jesus walked on earth, he was always closely surrounded by a lot of people. Everybody wanted to be with Him and around Him. But there is a woman who was not supposed to be there. She has been unclean for 12 years. She was unclean and she made everything and everybody she touched unclean. She was unclean in the religious sense of the word. This meant she was far from anything that had to do with religion. She is unnamed and unrelated to anyone else in the story, except for Jesus. She suffers anonymously and alone. Yet, in her desperation, she takes a small step that no one sees. But her act of faith does not go unnoticed by Jesus. Jesus heals her, and she is made clean again. Being close to Jesus means being close to those who suffer, who are alone and marginalized. 

--from Luke 8:42b-48
Seek Justice - Freedom Sunday
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Seek Justice - Freedom Sunday

Peter de Bos
Sunday 30 September 2018
This Sunday we will be joining International Justice Mission to fight slavery worldwide. International Justice Mission is a Christian human rights organisation that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.
Knowing Jesus Intimately Matters
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Knowing Jesus Intimately Matters

Al Dijk
Sunday 23 September 2018
This week, in steps towards moving closer to Jesus, we will continue to look at Philippians 3:7-11 and a vision for how to invest in this vibrant, growing relationship over a lifetime.
Knowing Jesus Closer
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Knowing Jesus Closer

Al Dijk
Sunday 16 September 2018
This week, in steps towards moving closer to Jesus, we will look at Philippians 3:7-11. Investing consistently in your relationship with Jesus, to know Him more intimately and deeply, is vital to lifelong vibrant spiritual growth. What might that look like in my everyday life over a lifetime? And why does this matter so much anyway?
God-powered for demolishing strongholds
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God-powered for demolishing strongholds

Bob Phillips
Sunday 09 September 2018
Sometimes, in order to move closer to Jesus, to each other, and to others in our lives, we have to identify and remove obstacles, not only cultural barriers in the outer world, but also spiritual 'strongholds' in our inner lives. In 2 Corinthians 10:2-6, Paul encourages us that the gospel is 'God-powered for demolishing strongholds'.
Coming Closer: Serving as Signs and Symbols
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Coming Closer: Serving as Signs and Symbols

Bob Phillips
Sunday 02 September 2018
In our new season and series we are focusing on moving closer to Jesus, closer to each other and, together, closer to the people in our world.
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