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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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The Church as a Family
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The Church as a Family

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 16 June 2019
From Ephesians 2:1-22

The church as the household of God, community, belonging, a new humanity, a community, the household of God, individuals united because they have been made alive in Christ, unity, reconciliation, belonging, one citizenship by people from diverse “countries” of origin.
Letter to an Urban Church

Letter to an Urban Church

            What we know about God and what we do for God have a way of getting broken apart in our lives. The moment the organic unity of belief and behavior is damaged in any way, we are incapable of living out the full humanity for which we were created.

            Paul’s letter to the Ephesians joins together what has been torn apart in our sin-wrecked world. He begins with an exuberant exploration of what Christians believe about God, and then, like a surgeon skillfully setting a compound fracture, “sets” this belief in God into our behavior before God so that the bones—belief and behavior—knit together and heal.

            Once our attention is called to it, we notice these fractures all over the place. There is hardly a bone in our bodies that has escaped injury, hardly a relationship in city or job, school or church, family or country, that isn’t out of joint or limping in pain. There is much work to be done.

            And so Paul goes to work. He ranges widely, from heaven to earth and back again, showing how Jesus, the Messiah, is eternally and tirelessly bringing everything and everyone together.

            He also shows us that in addition to having this work done in and for us, we are participantsin this most urgent work. Now that we know what is going on, that the energy of reconciliation is the dynamo at the heart of the universe, it is imperative that we join in vigorously and perseveringly, convinced that every detail in our lives contributes (or not) to what Paul describes as God’s plan worked out by Christ, “a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.”

Peterson, E. H. (2002). The Message: The Bible in contemporary language. Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress.
The Church as a Family
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The Church as a Family

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 16 June 2019
From Ephesians 2:1-22

The church as the household of God, community, belonging, a new humanity, a community, the household of God, individuals united because they have been made alive in Christ, unity, reconciliation, belonging, one citizenship by people from diverse “countries” of origin.
What's on my heart

What's on my heart

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Guilt and forgiveness – how to live life after Easter
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Guilt and forgiveness – how to live life after Easter

Helma Aniceta
Sunday 19 May 2019
This Sunday we will look at the story of Jesus from John 21:15-19, when he appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead. In our passage, Jesus asks Peter: “do you love me?”. What do we learn from both men about damaged relationships? How do we receive and extend forgiveness so new life can spring forth? This is a theme relevant for each life phase and situation. 
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. 
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