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.]

You can also read some of his Bible Study thoughts.

1.10.21 “The Greatest Gift: Calling All Disciples” (Mark 1:14-20) (18 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Go Ye Therefore.” Before calling his first disciples, Jesus laid out his vision, “Repent and Believe.” Addressing the riot at Capitol Building.

1.3.21 “The Greatest Gift: Baptism Jesus’ and Ours” (Matthew 3:13-17) (16 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “I’m Redeemed.” First Communion Worship of 2021, we learn how Jesus’ baptism validated Jesus and John the Baptist, and instructed us as we enter into the new year.

12.27.20 “The Greatest Gift: Savior is Born!” (Luke 2:8-12) (19 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our Choir sings, “My Savior’s Love.” Jesus came to us to vanquish the enemies of God’s people. It’s just that the enemies are inside of us, not outside.

12.24.20 Christmas Eve Pageant & Worship. Our Pageant video are here: 1) Performances, 2) Pageant Play, 3) All-Bethany Choir.

12.20.20 “The Greatest Gift: Love Triumphs Over Fear” (Luke 2:15-20) (22 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “First Noel.” It’s surprising to find that God didn’t share his plan in detail with Mary and Joseph. He called them to God’s work, but he didn’t tell them what to expect. God requires us to ponder them in our hearts.

12.13.20 “The Greatest Gift: What’s Jesus Doing in a Barn?” (Luke 2:1-7) (18 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Star of Advent.” There are two shocking truths to the Son of God’s coming into our world. The first is that the Son of God became one of us. And second? What’s Jesus being born in a barn?

12.06.20 “The Greatest Gift: Bow Down Before the King” (Matthew 2:1-11) (15 min). Communion Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Heavenly Star.” It’s the familiar story of the wise men from the east versus King Herod. One did it right and the other failed. Shall we be wise or foolish?

11.29.20 “The Greatest Gift: God Became Man?! Why?” (Philippians 2:1-8) (20 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “For God So Loved the World.” We begin Advent with the image of Jesus, the Son of God, emptying himself completely and being one of us. Why? It was love, humbly expressed.

11.22.20 Thanksgiving Testimonial Sunday “Stranger Stores: Jesus Did It!” (Luke 17:11-19) (36 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Simple Thanks.” On this Thanksgiving Sunday we are blessed with the testimonies of the following: Noah Yoon, Jessica Lee, Keith Chu, John Franciosi and Peter & Ellen Pak.

11.15.20 “Stranger Stories: God Made a Way” (Exodus 14:13-21) (19 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Blessings.” Worship of Lament. We come before God with opened hearts of grief and worry during this shutdown and invite God to minister to us. We learn from the Hebrews stuck between the angry Egyptians and the Red Sea.

11.08.20 “Stranger Stories: Enemy at the Gate” (2 Chronicles 32:1-23) (20 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Way Maker.” It’s the first Sunday after a contentious election. What is God’s Word for us? The angry Assyrians at the Jerusalem gate remind us to trust in God alone.

11.01.20 “Stranger Stories: I Woke Up Like This” (Judges 16:4-6, 15-22) (28 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Your Grace is Enough” and new end song “Benediction.” Pastor Keion preaches on the story of Samson and Delilah, Samson’s life and his death.

10.25.20 “Stranger Stories: Three Old Men” (Exodus 17:8-16) (21 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Be Still” and new end song, “Benediction.” When the enemy attacks, it’s up to the three old men, Moses, Aaron and Hur to seek God for help.

10.18.20 “Stranger Stories: Baby Moses Rescued” (Exodus 1:22-2:19) (19 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Shout to the Lord” and Jodie & Ellen plays to, “As the Deer.” The story of the birth of Moses is both tragic and delightful. Human evil is overcome by God’s goodness and power.

10.11.20 “Stranger Stories: Story of Lot and Sodom” (Genesis 19:1-11) (21 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Give Me Jesus.” We launch a new sermon series focusing on God’s love found through these stranger stories in the Bible. We turn to Lot and Sodom first.

10.04.20 “Parables in Luke: Invitation to a GREAT Dinner” (Luke 14:15-24) (22 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Remember Me.” A concluding summary of this series as well as the invitation to something GREAT. Reject all the excuses and accept the grace and joy and love!

09.27.20 “Parables in Luke: Christian Party is Different” (Luke 14:7-14) (21 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “No Greater Gift.” Returning to the series on Parables of Jesus, we find Jesus at a dinner banquet and he is about to teach them, and us, more truths that convict.

09.20.20 “Don’t Be Afraid” (Mark 4:35-41) (20 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “On Eagle’s Wings.” Our new youth pastor, Keion Jackson shared God’s Word with a challenge of hope, that our Lord Jesus is with us and on top of it all.

09.13.20 “Standing at the Crossroads” (Jeremiah 6:16) (25 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Give Thanks.” We have special guest speakers, Bob & Grace Shim speaking from their hearts about the latest life changes as they stood at the crossroad. They stood, looked, asked and walked with Jesus.

09.06.20 “Parables in Luke: We Love Jesus! Yes We Do!” (Luke 7:36-50) (13 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Standing in the Light of Love.” Communion sermon focusing on the act of the sinful woman who barged into a dinner gathering to weep at Jesus’ feet. It was an expression of great gratitude.

08.30.20 “Parables in Luke: Look at the Size of My Barn!” & “Living on a Rock” (Luke 12:13-21; 6:46-49) (16 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.” Two short sermons are given highlighting the manner in which we live our Christian lives. We are commanded to live generously and in obedience to God’s Word.

08.23.20 “Parables in Luke: Who Me Worry? (Luke 12:22-32; 13:18-21) (21 min). Worship in Zoom & Audio. Our choir sings, “Be Thou My Vision.” Two short sermons on giving our worries to our God who is more than able to take care of them. God’s got this!

08.16.20 “Parables in Luke: ASK Your Father” (Luke 11:5-13) (22 min). Worship in Zoom & Audio. Our choir sings, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” There are really two types of prayers: silent & audible prayers. We pray in silence to center ourselves to God, and we pray audibly to pray for needs. We ask, search, and knock.

08.09.20 “Parables in Luke: Repentant & Persistent Prayer” (Luke 18:1-14) (26 min). Worship in Zoom & Audio. Our choir sings, “Seek Ye First.” After the first main section of this series, Pastor Jin turns to the second section on prayer. Pray to repent and pray persistently.

08.02.20 “Parables in Luke: And Who is My Neighbor?” (Luke 10:25-37) (31 min). Worship in Zoom & Audio. See our choir sing, “Let Us Break Bread Together.” Guest Speaker, Dr. Alex Jun looks at the Good Samaritan in light of the race and discrimination issues facing our nation today. Watch the short Q&A held after worship.

07.26.20 “Parables in Luke: Joyful Service” (Luke 19:11-27) (27 min). Worship in Zoom & Audio. See our choir sing, “Thrive.” The Parable of the Minas speaks about God’s equal love for all, his gift to us in the Holy Spirit, and our call to serve with joy.

07.19.20 “Parables in Luke: New Wine for All” (Luke 5:36-39; 8:4-8) (26 min). Worship in Zoom & Audio. See our choir sing, “Change My Heart, O God.” Three parables are connected: New Wine, New Garment & Sower scattering the Seed. What’s the connection?

07.12.20 “Parables in Luke: The Gospel’s Narrow Door” (Luke 13:22-30) (24 min). Worship in Zoom & audio. See our choir sing, “Only by Grace” & “God Be With You.” We begin a new series with a basic teaching about Salvation. But it’s not so basic!

07.05.20 “Iron Men of Faith: Jonathan Rejected His Privilege” (1Samuel 18:1-9) (21 min). Worship in Zoom & audio. See our choir sing, “I Surrender All” & “God Be With You.” Communion Sunday shortened sermon focusing on Jonathan’s desire to pursue God’s will and his work rather than his own agenda.

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

06.21.20 “Iron Men of Faith: Jacob Wrestled with God for Family Blessing” (Genesis 32:22-31) (26 min). Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our choir with children sing “Good Good Father.” 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.

06.14.20 “Iron Men of Faith: Josiah Broke the Generational Chain” (2 Kings 22:1-11) (22 min). Watch our Zoom Worship video & audio. And see our choir sing “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone).” 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.

06.07.20 “Iron Men of Faith: Barnabas Protected & Encouraged” (Acts 15:36-41) (12 min). 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.” It’s a special Homecoming Sunday at Bethany with Communion. Barnabas represents Bethany in our encouraging, family atmosphere.

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