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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. if you're interested in earlier messages, please do not hesitate to contact the church office, because we have them all filed and we'd be happy to send you the mp3 file.

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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.  
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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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?
The N Commandments

The N Commandments

Jesus gave his followers a number of commandments—and many are in the form of “N”commandments – or ‘not’ commandments. Some of Jesus' most outlandish and otherworldly commandments are the ones where He is telling them to ‘not’—be afraid; or to worry; or to sin, or to judge.  Those statements must have seemed crazy or at best like religious ‘pie-in-the sky’ talk..  But when Jesus arose from the dead he changed things – and His resurrection power has the power to transform our lives.
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Judge Not, Do Judge!

Peter de Bos
Sunday 14 May 2017
In Matthew 7:1 Jesus tells us something that we all need to hear: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” Yet why is it that Christians – people who have miserably failed in living up to God’s standards yet have freely received God’s cleansing and forgiveness – so often struggle in not judging those around them?  Could it be that our hearts have never truly been broken over our own sin?  Could it be that we have failed to see that Jesus despised self-righteousness and pride the most?  But neither should we overlook sin. We need to be able to recognize sin for what it is. Any attempt to overlook or justify sin on any grounds is itself sinful. Judge not.  This command from Jesus has the power to change all your relationships. 
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Fear not

Quentin Pereira
Sunday 07 May 2017
As human beings we are plagued by fears of all sorts. It is at such times that we need to hear the reassuring words of our Lord that is oft repeated in the Bible - “Fear Not”, “Do not be afraid”, “Do not fear” - providing comfort, encouragement and hope. This Sunday we will reflect on seven themes of God’s goodness and love that can help us through our times of distress and fear.
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Sin not

William Wade
Sunday 30 April 2017
When a woman caught in the act of adultery is thrown before Jesus, not only the Pharisees, but a world watches on to see what Jesus would do. Will he condemn her? Will he let her just walk away from it as if nothing has happened? Will he pick up the first stone? His response to both the accusers and to the accused gives an insight into God's response to us when we sin. But how does this help us in our struggle with temptation?
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Do not worry

Jack LoMonaco
Sunday 23 April 2017
The future is uncertain and sometimes scary. This one truth can help you to live free of worry. When you’re tempted to borrow from tomorrow, look for a way to participate in what God is doing today. Begin your day declaring your trust in God. Before worry starts whispering in your ear, start trusting your heavenly Father who loves you. It is the greatest habit you can develop. Do not worry. What has worrying ever done for you?
Spring 2017

Spring 2017

In between series we often have one-off sermons. 
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His truth is marching on

William Wade
Sunday 16 April 2017
A person's last words are always laced with significance. Jesus' last words to his disciples were exactly that; they would be the catalyst to change the disciples' city, region, nation and their world. The resurrection and Jesus' subsequent commission set in motion a world-impacting movement that is still on the march today. As a church, we have a rich history of ordinary heroes making the truth that Jesus is alive known to a dying world. In fact, this Sunday, we will actually physically see that because this message continues to be told, lives are being changed all around us.
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From Bathany to Jerusalem

Quentin Pereira
Sunday 09 April 2017
This Sunday we’ll travel together with Jesus as he makes His journey from Bethany to Jerusalem for His last Passover. We will pause at three points along the way, observing the events that unfold and the reaction of the people to these events, before finally arriving in Jerusalem to enter the temple with Him. During this short trip we catch a glimpse of His zeal for God, His love for His people and who He really is… which may perhaps surprise us.
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The Holy art of Listening

Helma Aniceta
Sunday 26 March 2017
God is the best listener, and we are called to be like Him. Listening is an holy art, an expression of God’s love. But how can we listen well?
My heart for Crossroads

My heart for Crossroads

In this first of two talks around the theme of 'my heart for Crossroads', William will be looking at David taking on Goliath. This dramatic confrontation showed what David was willing to fight for, which leads into the topic for Sunday; A Leader Fights for His People.
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A leader builds his people

William Wade
Sunday 02 April 2017
This Sunday, William will deliver part two of sharing his heart for Crossroads. Taking David as an example once again, we will see that when we can inspire vision, provision and grace to a group of people, it can build them to become more than they thought they could ever be.
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A Leader Fights for His People

William Wade
Sunday 19 March 2017
In this first of two talks around the theme of 'my heart for Crossroads', William will be looking at David taking on Goliath. This dramatic confrontation showed what David was willing to fight for, which leads into the topic for Sunday; A Leader Fights for His People.
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