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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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Emmanuel – The God in the Manger

  Preacher Craig Perry opened his sermon with the following video, Santa vs. Jesus, produced by “Speak Life” Ministries in the UK. Take a look then listen to Craig’s sermon, which focussed on Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25. Both of these texts use the word “Emmanuel” which Craig opened up for the congregation in this…

Blue Christmas Meditation

  Annually, Crossroads hosts an afternoon service called the “Blue Christmas” service, which is intended for those who are sad, grieving, anxious or otherwise “out of sorts” during the Christmas season. This year’s service was held on the afternoon of December 11. Here’s the reflection Rev. Cari shared after five Scripture texts were shared and…

Are You the One?

  Rev. Cari’s sermon for the third Sunday in Advent was on the Gospel lesson for the day – Matthew 11:2-11 – a less-often focussed on text about John the Baptist.   In the sermon, she references the work of John Dominic Crossan, a biblical scholar whose material on violence in the Bible a small…

Cultivating a Hopeful Imagination

  The sermon for the second Sunday in Advent was in response to both Romans 15:4-13, and the state of the world in the week leading up to the day it was preached. Rev. Cari didn’t quite have the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other (as theologian Karl Barth encouraged preachers…

The Heart-Song of Faith

  On this Reign of Christ Sunday, Rev. Cari preached on Colossians 1:11-20, which includes an early hymn to Christ. She asked the congregation to identify their own “heart-song” – a song deep and wide enough to hold their whole life and faith. Later in the service, little James was baptized, so you’ll hear references…

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!