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  Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 37 mins 16 secs    
Passage: Luke 17:11-18    
  Series Sunday Sermon
  Description: Gratitude and ingratitude determine the direction of a relationship.

Every one of us have people who have helped us to get where we are.

As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn and the hair of his head shall be uncovered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry "Unclean! Unclean!" He shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection, he is unclean. He shall live alone, his dwelling shall be outside the camp. Leviticus 13:45-46

1. Unexpressed gratitude communicates
2. Unexpressed gratitude can feel like rejection.
3. Unexpressed gratitude may indicate pride.
We have a debt of gratitude which needs to be expressed to be paid off.

Question: Who have you been taking for granted? Who needs to hear from you?
Make a list of things to be thankful for. When we write it down it becomes meaningful. Express your thanks by writing thank you notes and sending them to people.
  Date: Sunday, November 05, 2017       Teacher: Josh Carman     Duration: 39 mins 19 secs    
Passage: 1 Timothy 4:1-8    
  Series Sunday Sermon
  Description: Change is inevitable part of life.
Paul's final instructions to Timothy:
* Preach
* Be ready
* Convince
* Rebuke
The opposition Paul encounters:
* People no longer want to tolerate sound doctrine.
* They will multiply teachers for themselves.
Overcoming the opposition:
* Exercise self-control
* Endure hardship
Paul's life circumstances:
* He is being poured out and will be ready to be killed for the sake of the Gospel.
* He has finished well.
* He is confident as to where he'll be going.
Four ways to be ready:
* We must be ready to share the reason for the hope that we have.
* We must be ready to serve.
* We need to be building relationships.
* We need to be ready to repent.
  Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 41 mins 31 secs    
Passage: 1 Samuel 17    
  Series Transformed!
  Description: We have a God given ability to dream about and plan for the future. This is something that animals likely do not have. We can also look back to the past and learn and grow from the memories that we have. Today, we will talk about things that prevent us from facing the future confidently.

1 Samuel 17 tells us the story of David and Goliath. Reference the book by Malcolm Gladwell on this subject. Goliath issues his challenge to Israel and only David replies to it. We know tht an experience slinger could kill a man from 200 feet away. It is also apparent that Goliath had some sort of health issues. He moved slowly and seemed to have poor vision. Goliath may have had a disease called gigantism due to a tumor on his pituitary gland. This tumor grows and presses on their optic nerve. Giants are not always what they seem.
David was a son of Jesse that God had anointed to be the new king. There was a delay between being anointed and when he became the king. What we can learn from this story.

Giants that you will face:

1. Delay. David's family held him back. Jesse had eight sons, David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father's sheep at Bethlehem. God has a plan for our lives but others may have a different plan for you which may involve a delay.

2. Discouragement. Goliath created a climate of fear. On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. It is easy to become discouraged today. We should surround ourselves with positive people who encourage us. Be an encourager as well. David didn't focus on the giant, instead he looked at what God could do.

3. Disapproval. Critics may stand to the side and not want you to succeed. They may question your motives. Even David's own brother, Eliab, questioned him. He called him conceited, wicked, and just morbidly curious. Following God may involve stepping out of comfort zone and dealing with changes. People may be threatened by this. We only need God's approval, we serve an audience of one.

4. Doubt. So called experts may doubt your ability. Saul questioned David's ability to fight Goliath. He told him you don't have what it takes. Remember that God enables those who he calls.

Defeating the giants:

1. Remember how God has helped me in the past. David remembered that the Lord had rescued him from the paw of the lion and the bear. As a result he was confident that God would rescue him from the hand of this Philistine. Keep a gratitude journal as a tool for this.
2. Use the tools God has given me now. Don't wait for "something" to happen. Perfect circumstances rarely happen. Let God equip you as needed. David refused Saul's tunic and stayed with the weapons and clothing he was familiar with.
3. Ignore the dreambusters. David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
4. Expect God to help me for his glory. David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty... This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands... and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands.
  Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 39 mins 11 secs    
  Series Transformed!
  Description: What not to do with money
1. Don't waste it.
Luke 16:1
2. Don't love it.
Luke 16:13
3. Don't trust it for security.
Luke 16:3
Proverbs 23:5
Counter-cultural truths about money
1. It all belongs to God.
Luke 16:1
2. My use of money is a test.
* It shows what I love most.
Matthew 6:19-21
* It shows what I trust.
Proverbs 11:28
* It shows if God can trust me.
Luke 16:11
3. Money is a tool to be used for God's purposes.
Luke 16:9
* Look ahead. Luke 16:3
* Make a plan. Luke 16:4
* Act quickly. Luke 16:5
4. I should use my affluence for lasting significance.
Luke 16:9
5. If I am faithful with little, God will trust me with more.
Luke 16:10
Matthew 25:29
6. I direct the orientation of my heart by directing the orientation of my money.
Matthew 6:19-21
  Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 40 mins 44 secs    
Passage: Genesis 3:6-0    
  Series Transformed!
  Description: Fears that ruin relationships: Study Genesis 3 to see the creation of man and woman. Eve was created from Adam's side. The serpent tempted Eve with the lie. After they ate the fruit, they were ashamed and tried to cover their nakedness. They were afraid. This was the beginning of troubled relationships and the curse due to disobedience. Life was going to become much more difficult.

1. Fear of exposure makes me distant. This causes me to draw back.Some of us have the impostor syndrome where we are afraid that our deepest secrets may become known. Transformation begins when we are honest with ourselves.
Phase 1: Shame ... they realized they were naked...They had a deep inner sense of unworthiness.
Phase 2: Covering up... so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. People use many ways to cover up their true selves.
3. Distance... and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. We keep people away from us.

2. Fear of disapproval makes me defensive. Adam accuses Eve of causing the transgression. When we feel threatened, we tend to deflect the blame. We don't take responsibility.

3. Fear of losing control makes me insecure.

THE SOLUTION:
Live in God's love. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. 1 John 4:18.
God's perfect love puts fear into the proper perspective.

Learning to live in God's love:
1. Surrender my heart to God. Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statues and to keep His commandments, as a this day. 1 Kings 8:61.
Invite God into our lives and relationships. Set aside a part of each day to be alone with God.

2. Remember the way God loves me.
I am completely accepted. Titus 3:7 ...having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
I am unconditionally loved. Isaiah 54:10 ...my unfailing love for you will not be shaken... His love cannot be lost, it cannot be earned or destroyed. This love is based on the character of God. God demonstrated his love for us by dying for us while we were still sinners.
I am totally forgiven through Jesus Christ. Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
I am extremely valuable. 1 Corinthians 7:23 You were bought at a price...God loved me so much, he valued me so much that he sacrificed his son for me. Value is determined by what someone is willing to pay for it. God paid a high price for me. God now owns me.

3. Offer that same love to others.John 13:34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. Express love in the same way that Jesus loved us.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise go God. Romans 15:7. Let the overflow of God's love overflow into the lives of others.

When you don't know what to do, do what love requires you to do. -- Andy Stanley.

  Date: Sunday, October 08, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 41 mins 55 secs    
  Series Transformed!
  Description: The most important (command) is this: Mark 12:29-30
Understanding My Emotions
* God has emotions .
* My ability to feel is a gift from God .
Genesis 1:26
* Avoid Extremes
Emotionalism: My feelings are of utmost importance .
Stoicism: My feelings are not important .
* The Book of Psalms expresses the range of human emotion.
Why I Must Learn to Manage My Emotions
1. Because my feelings are often unreliable .
Proverbs 14:12
2. Because I don't want to be manipulated .
Proverbs 25:28
1 Peter 5:8
3. Because I want to succeed in life.
Proverbs 5:23
How to Manage an Unwanted Feeling
1. Name it.
Ask: What am I really feeling?
My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught. Psalm 55:2
2. Challenge it.
Ask:
What is the real reason I am feeling this?
Is it true?
Is this helping me or hurting me?
Psalm 139:23-24
3. Tame it.
* Sometimes you need to change what you are feeling.
Philippians 2:5
* Sometimes you need to channel what you are feeling.
Application
1. Each day ask God to fill me with his Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23
2. Each day, ask God to help me manage my mouth.
Psalm 19:14
  Date: Sunday, October 01, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 44 mins 4 secs    
  Series Transformed!
  Description:
Romans 12:2
"Minds have ideas, images, beliefs, patterns of inference. There are "feelings" in response to those ideas. What you think about -- what occupies your mind -- governs much of your feelings." -- Dallas Willard
1. Because my thoughts control my life!
Proverbs 4:3
2. Because my mind is the battleground for sin.
Romans 7:22-23
1. Because it's the key to peace and happiness!
Three Daily Choices for a Healthy Mind
1. I must feed my mind with truth.
Matthew 4:4
When? Throughout the day.
Psalm 119:147
Psalm 119:97
Psalm 63:6
2. I must free my mind from destructive thoughts.
Romans 8:5
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
How tempation Works
James 1:14-15
Step1: Desire
Step 2: Doubt -- "Did God really say ...?"
Step 3: Deception --
Believing a lie of Satan
Step 4: Disobedience & Defeat
3. I must focus my mind on the right things.
* Jesus
Hebrews 12:3
* Others
Philippians 2:4
Hebrews 10:24
* Eternity
Colossians 3:2
1 Corinthians 2:9
What might a Joyful Mind be?
* When you no longer need to compare yourself with others.
* When you can live in contentment with whatever the moment offers.
* When your mind does not need to create self-justifying story lines.
* When your mind can accept yourself as you are, warts and all.
* When your mind fills in the gaps with "the benefit of the doubt" for both friend and enemy.
* When your mind can admit it was wrong and change.
* When your mind can find God in all things.
-- Richard Rohr
  Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 39 mins 34 secs    
Passage: Psalms 23    
  Series Transformed!
  Description: Second topic of our Transformed series. Linking our physical health to our spiritual health. Specifically health as it relates to stress. Today, there are many causes of stress. We have a lot of things to worry about. We are in a constant state of hurry - information at our fingertips makes us always on. Our lives are crowded - we have urbanized. Too many options and choices. We are pressured to make the right ones. Loss of privacy. People are rude. Fear for the future makes us stressed.

How to deal with constant stress. What does Psalm 23 teach us about stress?:
1. Look to God to meet all our needs. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. We don't look to anything but God because He cannot be taken away from us. Rest in his abundance.
2. Obey God's instruction about rest. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters... God made us with a need to sleep and rest. Even God rested. In order to rest, we must trust God. The number one enemy of transformation is exhaustion. Most of us are sleep deprived. Recreation = RE Creation.
3. Recharge my soul with beauty. He refreshes my soul... Ugliness leads to stress, beauty inspires and encourages. Art and beauty are evidence against evolution - they have nothing to do with survival. God enjoys beauty so he made nature beautiful. So, get outside everyday. Start your day with God. Put beauty around you.
4. Go to God for guidance. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake...
5. Trust God in the dark valleys. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. There will be dark valleys, we can grieve when we are in them but we need not fear. God provides comfort in these times.
6. Let God be my defender. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Let God defend you. Psalm 18:1-2 God is my rock! Jesus was not defensive.
7. Expect God to finish what he starts in me. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
  Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 40 mins 24 secs    
Passage: Luke 15    
  Series Transformed!
  Description:
1. Get fed up with my life.
Luke 15:14-17
Jeremiah 29:13
2. Own up to my sin.
Luke 15:17-18b
Isaiah 59:2
Isaiah 1:18
3. Offer up myself.
Luke 15:12
Luke 15:19
Romans 12:1
4. Lift up my praise.
Luke 15:23
Psalm 68:4
Psalm 13:6

2 Corinthians 5:17

Signs of an Emotionally Mature Christian
1. You anchor your life in the love of Jesus. You enjoy communion with Him in all areas of your life: work, recreation, church and parenting.
2. You break the power of the past. You can identify how issues from your family of origin (e.g. character flaws, ways of coping with pain) impact your current relationships and decisions.
3. You listen to your anger, sadness and fear. You take the necessary time to experience and process these "difficult" emotions. Thus you are able to express anger, hurt, and sadness in ways that lead to growth in others and yourself.
4. You slow down for Sabbath. You regularly set aside a twenty-four hour period in which you stop your work and practice Sabbath - setting a healthy limit around your paid and unpaid work.
5. You recognize your brokenness and vulnerability. People experience you as approachable, gentle, open, and transparent. This is evidenced by the way you receive criticism without becoming defensive.
6. You receive limits as a gift. You have a realistic sense of your emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual capacities.
7. You engage in conflict maturely. You don't avoid difficult conversations and are able to repair relationships (as much as it is possible) when they have been ruptured.
8. You refuse to judge the spiritual journeys of others. You are careful to take the "log" out of your own eye first - knowing you have huge blind spots - before removing the speck in another person's eye.
9. You make loving others well a number one priority.You take the time to master learning new ways of relating as a Christ-follower. For example, you learn to speak clearly, honestly, and respectfully, and how to enter other people's world by listening deeply - without having to fix, change, or save them.
From What are the signs of an Emotionally Mature Christian? by Peter Scazzero.
  Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 35 mins 12 secs    
Passage: 2 Corinthians 3:18    
  Series Transformed!
  Description: Introduction to our 50 days of transformation that start on 9/17/2017

And we... are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord... 2 Corinthians 3:18. We see that transformation is a continuing process. We are moving through different stages of development and maturity.

How does this process work?
1. Transformation requires learning the truth. John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. We are maturing through learning the truth. We are no longer infants, swayed by whatever we hear. We speak the truth in love instead. Our faith is solidly based on what is true. This process works when we are in God's word every day. We will start this pattern by daily Bible study for 50 days.
2. Transformation requires new thinking. We will be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Changed attitudes lead to changed ways of thinking. Transformation does NOT occur by willpower alone. Willpower in the moment of crisis does not work.
3. Transformation requires cleaning house. With regard to our former way of life we put off our old self. Hebrews 12:1 tells us to throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entagles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Why is getting rid of bad habits so difficults?
Because I've had them a long time.
Because I identify with them.
Because they have a payoff.
Because Satan fights it.

4. Transformation requires honest community. We need other people to help us. We can't obey God's command in isolation because his commands require relationships. The people who stay in a church are those who have ties to the community. Be connected.

Please join us in our small group series on Transformation.

 


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