David wrote "I shall not want" in Psalm 23. In reality, he had to go through scarcity in the life in wilderness. The how could he sing Psalm 23? It's because he learned to be content with what God has given him. Let us learn to be content with less.
2019/02/17 ~ 2019/03/10
David, who is introduced in the Bible as a man after God's own heart, sang that "The Lord is my Shepherd" in Psalm 23. What does it mean that God is a shepherd to us? We will learn how wonderful it is to be able to call God our shepherd.
Just Come Home
2018/12/09 ~ 2018/12/30
In Japan, Christmas has just become the season for couples. But is Christmas all about it? No way! Christmas is the message from God who loves us so much saying "Just Come Home".
2018/10/28 ~ 2018/12/02
When you read the Bible and learn about the identity in Christ, do you sometime say "BUT...", feeling that you are not worthy of it? In this series, we are going to learn about the new identity in Christ. Let us stop saying "BUT" and start living out the new identity in Christ.
The Bible continually teaches us to "be holy". Does it really mean that we should strive hard to become holy with our efforts just as many people think so? But it does not sound "good news" because it is impossible by our deeds to attain holiness based on God's standard.
For next 4 weeks, let us learn the biblical meaning and understanding of holiness.
Easter is a time to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. If Jesus not only died on the cross but also resurrected from death, what does the empty tomb mean to us? What is the value of it to our lives?
2018/01/07 ~ 2018/02/11
What are you hoping for this year to be like? You might be feeling hopeless because you still carry a heavy burden of failures and discouragements from last year. But here is the good news. God has a plan of restoration and hope for all of us. Let us start the new year with the hope that comes from God!
Church Planting Celebration
We are sending a team to plant a new church in Ashiya. It's kind of a bittersweet experience for us but we believe that God is going to do something great through this new church. Jesus always builds His church through breaking.
2017/11/26 - 2017/12/24
Many people know a lot about Jesus' birth. A big bright star and wise men. Angels and shepherds. A baby in a manger surrounded by animals. There are a lot of things that symbolize how Jesus came. But how many people know why He came? This Christmas, we would like to focus not so much on how He came, but why.
13 ~What is Jesus building?~
2017/11/05 - 2017/11/19
We are celebrating the 13th anniversary of our church this November. When Jesus said "I will build my church," what did He mean by that? What kind of church is He building? Let's learn together about the kind of church Jesus is building.
2017/06/25 - 2017/10/29
It's a message series through the book of 1 Corinthians in the New Testament. There are a lot of similarities between the people living in Corinth in the first century and us living today. The letter that Paul wrote about 2000 years ago will give us answers to the "core issues" that we have as we live in a modern society.
"Why Start a New Church?"
We are starting a new church early next year. But why do that? Mark Benton, the leader of this church planting, shares a message on the "Why" of church planting.
"Father's Day" message
Happy Father's Day!! We love all fathers and we want to encourage you to fulfill the father's job. In today's message, we learn about what it means to call our God "the Father" and how we can relate to Him.
2017/06/04 ~ 2017/06/11
One of the most frequently overlooked commandments of God. Once we take it seriously and apply it to our lives, it will not only bless us and enrich our lives but bless and inspire the lives of those who are around us. One Question: Are you a 39er?
Relevant Relationship by Pastor Ralph Moore
Jesus commanded His disciples to "go out and make disciples." And today, Jesus is telling us to do the same. Pastor Ralph shares how we can do this in practical ways.
The Bible tells us that the "marital relationship" represents the relationship God desires to have with us. Is your relationship with God like a beautiful marriage, or is it totally different? This series is a great opportunity for you to rethink your relationship with God!
Don't look back！ 2017 Easter Service
Easter is a time for new starts. No matter how terrible your past has been, there is a greater reality that Jesus has overcome for you. Jesus is risen and alive today. And He can give you a new start. Do you need a new start? Do you want to live a life in which you share with others how they can have a new start too?
2017/01/15 ~ 2017/02/12
Jesus taught His disciples to "burn your candles!" Jesus was "a man with burning passion." And He wants us to live with a burning passion. What was He so passionate about?
2017/01/01 ~ 2017/01/08
A new year has just started. What can we do in order to be led by God and to live under His protection throughout the year? Let's learn from Proverbs 3:5-6!
2016/12/18 ~ 2016/12/25
Everyone is searching for perfect love during the Christmas season. If you think "There's no such love out there for me," you are forgetting one thing. The first Christmas was for you. This is your Merry Christmas!
Who do you think I am?
2016/11/13 ~ 2016/12/11
The image of Jesus Christ in paintings is usually something like a gentle brother. But we should never forget that Jesus is God! Jesus is the God of love and at the same time He is the God whom we should fear. What does it mean to "fear God?"
A Longer Table
It's 12th Anniversary of Crossroad Church. We have valued "welcoming all people into God's family." What does it mean to be a welcoming church? Let's learn from this message the philosophy of Crossroad Church which is at the core of God's passion.
2016/09/04 ~ 2016/10/02
I had culture shock when I visited church. I sometimes thought 'Why do they do that?'"
Christ's church is a very unique place, and we have a very unique culture and traditions. "Baptism." "The Lord's Supper." "Offering." etc. What are they for and why have we practiced them for 2000 years?
2016/08/07 ~ 2016/08/14
God commands us to rest one day a week. Is this still important for us as busy people? Sure! It may feel strange to us, but in this commandment, we can find God's mercy, love, and kindness. Not only that, we’ll find ourselves living life at full throttle.
2016/05/22 ~ 2016/05/29
The mission of Crossroad Church is to "Welcome all people into God's family." Who exactly is "all people?" Am I included? What does it mean to be welcomed into God's family? Can I become a member of God's family?
What will happen when I die?
2016/03/08 ~ 2016/03/20
There are many people today who want to prepare for the end of their lives. The most important thing that we can do here on earth is to prepare for death itself and to be ready for life beyond the grave.