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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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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
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.
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.
Risk takers for God

Risk takers for God

As we read the Bible story, we encounter people willing to put at risk all that they hold dear to respond to the call of God and to join him in the unfolding of his redemption story. Whether behind the scenes or in the limelight, these risk-takers have chosen a life that involves both challenges beyond their natural ability, lives of great sacrifice, as well as lives of deep meaning—the deepest, most ultimate adventure! Starting now, and throughout the summer, we will explore together the lives of people like you and me who accepted God's challenge and, by God's grace, made a difference in the unfolding story of the coming of the Kingdom of God. 
  
 
David and the risk of success
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David and the risk of success

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 26 August 2018
David is one the towering figures of the Scriptures dubbed as 'a man after God own heart' and the king 'par excellence' in the history of Israel. David's life is marked by risk taking. In this sermon we look at a well-known chapter in David’s life when he took a risk and it all blew up in his face (2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-2). The psychologist, Adam Grant, writes that people who are entrepreneurs and risk-averse tend to be more successful over the long run. Theologically it is interesting to see what happens when a risk you take does not work out. Where do you go from there? How does your faith make sense of failure? 
Except for These Chains: Paul's Risky Business
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Except for These Chains: Paul's Risky Business

Scott Curley
Sunday 19 August 2018
The Apostle Paul took a lot of risks to bring the gospel far and wide. What drove him to take such extraordinary risks? This Sunday we will explore Paul's risky business, what was behind it, and the impact that it has on our lives today.
Risktakers from the book of Daniel
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Risktakers from the book of Daniel

Teun van der Leer
Sunday 12 August 2018
Our speaker today is Rev. Teun van der Leer from Houten, rector of the Dutch Baptist Seminary at VU-University in Amsterdam.
This time we will be looking at Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from Chapter 3 of the Book of Daniel; three Hebrew men thrown into a fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, when they refuse to bow down to the king’s image. These risk-takers for God did not conform to the ‘majority vote’ of the time, but held firm to their commitment to serve only God, even if He would not rescue them.  
 
No-risktaker Jonah
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No-risktaker Jonah

Maurice Lubbers
Sunday 05 August 2018
Famous risk taker Jonah is not the bravest of this summer’s series of Biblical risktakers. God’s new assigment does not fit Jonah's own plan for the future, which leads to a stormy relationship between them. The Bible’s famous and 2700 year old account of a man trying to be not available for God’s purpose hopefully inspires us to rethink our own availability for God’s calling.
Esther - the Risktaker
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Esther - the Risktaker

Caroline Zwart-Candelaria
Sunday 29 July 2018
This Sunday as part of our continued series on ‘Risk takers for God’, we will look at what taking a risk for God really means; faith in action. We'll also highlight what a great example Esther was in not allowing fear to paralyze her when faced with an impossible decision.
Story of Rahab
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Story of Rahab

Caroline Zwart-Candelaria
Sunday 22 July 2018
This Sunday as part of our continued series on ‘Risk takers for God’, we will look at Rahab. She believed the stories she heard about God and trusted that He indeed was who He said He was and went for it! Her remarkable and inspiring faith not only saved her own life but those close to her as well. 
Story of Moses
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Story of Moses

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 15 July 2018
Risk Takers - Moses (Exodus 2:11-15 and 3:7-11) 
Moses as an Egyptian prince took big risk and it blew up in his face. He had to flee and became a virtually insignificant person (VIP). It took forty years for Moses to arrive at a place in life, when he was ready to become God's friend and a prophet like no other. 
After forty years God took a risk and called Moses to be His instrument of liberation. God not only took a risk on Moses but also he took a risk on Israel and allowed them to become 'his people'. God's ultimate risk is the risk he took in Christ. 
It is the risk of God's love on display in Christ. He took that risk even though it cost Him everything. Now that's what lovers do: they take the risk of love.
Zacchaeus - spirit of a risk taker?
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Zacchaeus - spirit of a risk taker?

Peter de Bos
Sunday 08 July 2018
"Zacchaeus was a wee little man, a wee little man was he ...."Many people have learned that song in Sunday school. We might be tempted to think, therefore, that this is a story "for children only." Nothing could be further from the truth. The story of Zacchaeus is one of the most important stories for children and adults in the entire Gospel of Luke. We owe Luke a great debt. as in his Gospel we read what the mission of Jesus was all about, and in turn what the mission of the church is all about. A great story about  the Grace of God and therefor a great start of our summer party! 
Only when you've nothing left to loose you're ready to take the greatest risks
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Only when you've nothing left to loose you're ready to take the greatest risks

Marcus Fritsch
Sunday 24 June 2018
The next risk taker in our series is Peter.
Text:  Mt 14:22-33 
The Story of Noah
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The Story of Noah

Andrew Perriman
Sunday 10 June 2018
Our guest speaker, theologian Andrew Perriman, opened our new series on ‘Risk-Takers’ by taking us deep into Genesis, the goodness of Creation, but the distortions of the Fall, and how God, grieved by the violence and wickedness of humans, called Noah to take a risk, build a boat (complete with ‘flood-lights’!), called him to be His agent for rescuing life human and animal on earth. Andrew unpacked how ancient Israel, in re-telling this judgment story, interpreted it differently than the surrounding polytheistic cultures with their fickle, soap-opera deities; the one true God is merciful, the God of a new creation, a covenant sign, a rainbow, to promise ‘never again’... and this God, then, and later, in a ‘new covenant’ of grace, through Jesus, in being willing to use imperfect people...like Moses, like us... is the real ‘Risk-Taker’ hero of the story!
One off Sermon

One off Sermon

One off sermons from various speakers
Home
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Home

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 03 June 2018
As we all long for a place of belonging and are searching for it, Szaszi Bene tells about his journey and discovery of what home is, what home means. 
When Jesus arrives late
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When Jesus arrives late

Peter de Bos
Sunday 13 May 2018
This Sunday we will look at the story of Lazarus from John 11:1-46, “When Jesus arrives late”. Consider how you would have felt to be Lazarus’ sister or one of his friends, including Jesus. This isn’t simply a story in a book, but is a true story of real people who dealt with death and grief, just as you and I do. 
 
Called to be the community of God

Called to be the community of God

As we look into the book of 1 Peter in this sermon series, we see that God desires for us as his people to live in community. We will discover that the community of God is called to be a community of hope, of grace, of servants and of humble warriors. Ultimately, we rejoice in the fact that God in the midst of his community is the enabling factor in becoming what we are called to be.
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Reasons of the Heart

Bob Phillips
Sunday 27 May 2018
This Sunday we’ll be continuing our series on 1 Peter and will be looking at 1 Peter 3:8-16, centering on verses 3:14-16 about not living in fear, but in hope; a hope that we are prepared to share with others.
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Shepherds and undershepherds

Caroline Zwart-Candelaria
Sunday 06 May 2018
Continuing in the series Called to be God's Community, we are encouraged by Peter to view our care for other believers in the same way a shepherd sees his care for his sheep. Whether you're an elder in a church or a Small Group leader or a Sunday School teacher - there are many lessons we can learn by looking at the Good Shepherd. Peter tells the shepherds to lead joyfully, the sheep to follow willingly and for all the clothe themselves with humility towards each other. 
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Called to be the Community of God

Kevin Johnson
Sunday 29 April 2018
In this section of the series on Called to be God's Community, we focus on Peter's words urging the believers to live as free people, while also choosing willingly to live as slaves for God by serving in complee humility. 1 Peter 2:13-25
Called to be Holy
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Called to be Holy

Quentin Pereira
Sunday 22 April 2018
To endure suffering and come out victorious, we need to have our minds set on God's interests, yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit and adopt a heavenly perspective.

Key Verse: 1 Peter 1:13
 
God of this City
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God of this City

Aaron Boyd
Tuesday 17 April 2018
Listen to our guest speaker Aaron Boyd sharing the story of his song "God of this city" and be encouraged!
A Community of Hope
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A Community of Hope

William wade
Sunday 08 April 2018
As the community of God, we are a community which holds on to hope. The reason we have hope is due to the power of God's promises, the reality of faith and the hope of Heaven
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