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Sermons

 

Most weeks, our worship leader offers a 15–20 minute sermon based on the Scripture texts for the day.

Our regular preacher is pretty versatile. She’ll tell stories, pull together different ideas, lead a meditation, give the congregation an “assignment” to talk about in twos or threes, show a slide show or video, or sometimes even sing to the congregation. The sermon functions to deepen our reflection on the Scripture themes of the day, and often leaves us with a challenge or a question.
 
Scripture texts are outlined in the Revised Common Lectionary.

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The Bible Tells Me So

  Rev. Cari preaches on both the vision of Isaiah 65:17-25 and also the words of Jesus in Luke 21:5-19. Holding the promise of the “kin-dom” (or traditionally, “kingdom”) of God in the midst of the empires of this world is the call to the church. What resources does our tradition offer us to engage…

My Journey From Hate to Hope

  Guest preacher Julio Cochoy shares his message of peace and hope with Crossroads’ congregation. He begins with the story of his childhood in traditional Mayan culture in the mountains of Guatemala, and the strong family connections of his early life. His awareness of the war and violence of his country breaks into his story…

I Will Dine at Your House Today

  Rev. Cari preached this sermon days after her trip to S. Korea ended, and speaks a little bit about the hospitality she enjoyed as part of the delegation from BC Conference to the Gyeonggi South Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea. Just listening, you’ll miss the effect of the photo…

Are You Charismatic?

  VST Theology Student, Craig Perry, preaches on Joel 2:23-32 to begin the 2016 Stewardship campaign. He challenges us to consider good stewardship of our Spiritual Gifts as we are called to be spirit-filled and spirit-led church. Craig asks Crossroads, “Are you Charismatic?” as we think about the gifts we have been given by God.  

Branding is Different

  This sermon on Jeremiah 31:27-34 was preached by Rev. Cari on a baptism Sunday… you’ll hear references to little Brayden, who entered into the Christian community of all times and places on this day!  

Introduction to Thanksgiving Testimony

  In this very short clip from Thanksgiving Sunday, Rev. Cari “sets up” those who will offer testimony to the congregation that day. She does so by opening up the text for the day, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, which has just been recited by “Moses,” a member of the congregation in full costume! Please go to the…

God’s Vision: The Large Print Edition

  This sermon based on Habakkuk 1:1-4 and 2:1-4 by Rev. Cari put the Crossroads congregation to work (near the end of it) discerning the places of clear call in our own vision statement, and the places where we are still challenged by the vision God has placed before us.  

Recognizing the Stranger

  Guest preacher the Rev. Nancy Talbot preaching on the occasion of Crossroads’ celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry, on the text of Luke 24:13-35, the story of the disciples’ journey on the road to Emmaus.   The audio clip begins with Nancy reading her text for the day, then moves to the youth choir…

Getting Lost

  This short sermon on our all ages “Welcome Home” Sunday is an invitation to the congregation to practice “getting lost” in order to be ready to learn something new, and to be found again by the Good Shepherd, the Householder of the universe. The text was Luke 15:1-10.  

The Gap

With this sermon, we return to the Revised Common Lectionary. Rev. Cari is preaching on Luke 14:25-33 – a “hard” word of Jesus about “picking up the cross and following” him.