Sunday Sermons

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Please click on the below links to listen to Pastor Jin’s previous sermons.

[Pastor Jin makes extensive use of PowerPoint slides during his preaching – maps, images, photos, etc. which may not translate well when simply listening to the message.]

06.28.20 “Iron Men of Faith: Bartimaeus Defeated Discouragement” (Mark 10:46-52) (29 min). The healing of blind Bartimaeus teaches us the greater truth about the New Covenant given us to through Jesus Christ. Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our choir sing, “O Gentle Savior.”

06.21.20 “Iron Men of Faith: Jacob Wrestled with God for Family Blessing” (Genesis 32:22-31) (26 min). Father’s Day Sunday, Jacob was selfish but then he got married and had children. Now, as a husband and father, he sought a greater blessing by God, and he wrestled him for it. Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our choir with children sing “Good Good Father.”

06.14.20 “Iron Men of Faith: Josiah Broke the Generational Chain” (2 Kings 22:1-11) (22 min). Young kind Josiah has much to teach us about boldness. However, he learned it from spiritual leaders around him. It’s a challenge to help raise our children in faith. Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our choir sing “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone).”

06.07.20 “Iron Men of Faith: Barnabas Protected & Encouraged” (Acts 15:36-41) (12 min). It’s a special Homecoming Sunday at Bethany with Communion. Barnabas represents Bethany in our encouraging, family atmosphere. Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our choir sing “Lord, I Lift Up Your Name on High.” Special: Dan Koh’s Elder Prayer Video, Youth & Adults Praise & Video: “What Bethany Means to Me.”

05.31.20 “Iron Men of Faith: Peter Fought Off Failure” (Luke 24:1-12) (22 min). We begin a new sermon series with Peter. His failure was without excuse. However, he was bold to restore his relationship with Jesus through repentance. Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our choir sing “Trust in You.”

05.24.20 “Wonder Women of Faith: Mary” (John 12:1-8) (26 min). This sermon concludes an important series on truly wonder women of faith. Perhaps Mary that washed the feet of Jesus highlights the value of women in God’s eyes. Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our choir sing “I Give My Life.”

05.17.20 “Wonder Women of Faith: Deborah” (Judges 4:4-6, 14-16) (30 min). Women as pastors and elders? Is Deborah an exception, or was she simply exceptional? Pastor Jin teaching on the topic of women in leadership. Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our choir sing “The Prayer.”

05.10.20 “Wonder Women of Faith: Canaanite Woman” (Matthew 15:21-28) (24 min). The Canaanite Woman’s boldness before Jesus, and Jesus’ plan to expose the loveless attitude of his disciples, and us. It’s all there! Happy Mother’s Day! Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our children & adult choir sing “Thank You Mom & Thank You Lord.”

And our Mother’s Day Project is here on INSTAGRAM/EPICHAIKUS.

05.03.20 “Wonder Women of Faith: Esther (Esther 4:9-16) (16 min). It’s Esther’s turn to shine out as a woman of faith. It’s a rags-to-riches story of a woman blessed by God. And the same God challenges her to use her blessing to be his method for providing relief and deliverance. Watch our Zoom Worship video. And see our choir sing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

04.26.20 “Wonder Women of Faith: Ruth” (Ruth 1:7-10,14-17) (22 min). We turn to Ruth and Naomi to discover some amazing and faithful women in the Bible. Naomi’s faith and Ruth’s character are extraordinary! Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And we launched our virtual choir with a song, “My Savior’s Love.”

04.19.20 “Wonder Women of Faith: Rahab” (Joshua 2:8-11) (21 min). We begin a new series this week with a story of Rahab. Why did God send the two spies anyway? And see Rahab speak truth into the frightened spies! Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio.

04.12.20 Easter Sunday “Fear on Easter Sunday? No Way!” (Mark 16:1-8) (16 min). Christ! He is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen! Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our Easter Egg Decorating entries.

04.10.20 Good Friday “Cross Our Hearts: Cross is Salvation” (John 19:16-18, 28-30) (12 min). You can watch our Zoom worship video & audio.

04.05.20 Palm Sunday “Cross Our Hearts: Cross is Celebration” (Matthew 21:1-11) (15 min). Zoom worship! You can watch our full worship in video.

03.29.20 “Cross Our Hearts: Cross is Suffering” (Luke 9:23-26; 23:26) (16 min). During this shutdown, we worshiped via Zoom. You can watch our full worship in video or listen in audio.

03.08.20 “Childlike Faith: Children Grow” (Luke 2:41-52) (15 min). A practical message about growing in our faith lives by setting proper priorities. A challenge to work on faith together as families. Also, Children’s Sermon by Steve, Choir Anthem & Praise Team.

03.01.20 “Childlike Faith: Children Receive Dreams” (Genesis 37:5-11) (11 min). Communion Sunday short sermon on God’s desire to give us his plans for our future. Also, Children’s Sermon by Giselle, Dr. Lisa’s Missions Report, Choir Anthem & Praise Team.

02.23.20 “Childlike Faith: Children Defeat Goliaths” (1Samuel 17:32-37) (24 min). Taking a fresh look at King Saul and his fear of Goliath, Pastor Jin challenges us to approach facing Goliath in our lives like David, by looking at the Almighty God on our side. Listen to I Am Not Alone by our choir.

02.16.20 “Childlike Faith: Children Hear God’s Voice” (1Samuel 3;1, 4-10) (17 min). Keith Chu preaching. Sermon delves into the story of boy Samuel who heard God’s voice during a time when adults weren’t able to listen to God.

02.09.20 “Childlike Faith: Children Receive Welcome” (Mark 10:13-16) (16 min). The children arrive as Jesus was busy taking care of adults needs. The disciples stopped them. But Jesus welcomed them. Listen to There is Joy in My Heart by our choir & our praise time.

02.02.20 “Miraculous! Jesus! The Greatest Miracle” (John 11:1-6) (18 min). Raising Lazarus from the dead proved to all that Jesus was indeed the divine Son of God. But in the midst of this miracle, there was pain & unanswered prayer. Children’s Sermon by Giselle. And listen to On Eagle’s Wings by our choir & our praise time.

01.26.20 “Miraculous! Jesus! Walking on Water is Nothing” (John 6:15-21) (18 min). The disciples are alone in the rough waters, full of fear. Then Jesus appears to them with the most comforting words, “It is I. Do not be afraid.” We need to hear those words as we live in these times. Listen to “You Raise Me Up” by our choir & our praise time.

01.19.20 “Miraculous! Jesus! Jesus is More than Food” (John 6:1-15) (12 min). Jesus produced food for the hungry 5,000 with enough to gather up. People wanted Jesus for themselves, but Jesus came with a greater plan.

01.12.20 “Miraculous! Jesus! Seeking Healing in the Wrong Places” (John 5:1-9a) (14 min). The Bethesda Pool was falsely rumored to possess healing properties and it deceived many. Jesus entered the scene and turned people’s hopes from the pool to himself who alone possessed the divine power to heal and restore.

01.05.20 “Miraculous! Jesus! Wine for All!” (John 2:1-11) (10 min). We begin 2020 with a new sermon series on the miracles of Jesus in John. In Jesus, we have God’s blessing! And our choir anthem.

12.29.19 “Our Vision for 2020” (John 13:33-35) (29 min). What is Bethany vision for 2020? How will we better form our faith all seven days of the week in 2020? And our choir anthem.

12.24.19 “Old Christmas Story” (Luke 1:1-20) (23 min). Sermon preached on Christmas Eve Service at Bethany. Pastor Jin recounts the first Christmas story.

12.22.19 “LOVE: God’s Love in Jesus Christ” (Matthew 2:7-12) (12 min). There are deceptive loves of the world and our own selfish loves. But our God showed us true, perfect love in Jesus Christ. Scripture reading by Abigail Yun. Also, children sermon by Emily, and our choir anthem.

12.15.19 “JOY: Shepherds Burst Out in Praise” (Luke 2:15-20) (25 min). Everyone in this story is bursting out in joy – shepherds, angels & Mary. Christmas is about joy. Also listen to our choir’s anthem & Messiah from the pageant. Also added: Michael DelForno & Ellen Pak sings Hallelujah at the pageant.

12.08.19 “PEACE: Shepherds Receive Greater Peace” (Luke 2:8-15) (20 min). Taking lead from the Advent Candles, Pastor Jin looks at how Jesus brought divine peace into a world without peace. And listen to our choir’s anthem.

12.01.19 “HOPE: Waiting for Fulfillment (Luke 2:1-7) (9 min). Shortened Communion Sermon about how Advent Season must begin with a sense of Divine Hope. And listen to our choir’s anthem.

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