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.

11.21.21 “Thanks Be to God!” (2 Corinthians 9:8-15) (29 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. We conclude our study into Apostle Paul, his life and ministry with a matter that was close to his heart, collection for the poor in Jerusalem.

11.14.21 “Treasure in Clay Jars” (2 Corinthians 4:1-7) (27 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. We return to 2 Corinthians and see Paul’s two-sided opposition. The focus is on gentile rejection of the Gospel. And what does it mean for us to be clay jars?

11.07.21 “Holy Spirit Guides Us” (Ezekiel 36:26-28; Romans 8:12-16) (20 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. The Jewish believers wanted the gentile believers to follow the Law of Moses. Paul pushed back – the Holy Spirit will teach them.

10.24.21 “Paul vs Jerusalem Church, II” (2 Corinthians 3:1-3; Acts 11:1-3) (37 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Jerusalem Church began as a totally Jewish group. However, through the work of the Holy Spirit, the gospel went out to the Samaritans and the Gentiles. Not all were happy with the development.

10.17.21 “Paul vs Jerusalem Church, I” (2 Corinthians 3:1-6) (30 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Apostle Paul didn’t have this ‘letter of recommendation’ from the Jerusalem Church because of a relational conflict. We learn much about God’s will and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the midst of that.

10.10.21 “Sweet Aroma of Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:12-16) (30 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Apostle Paul was filled with anxiety dealing with the Corinthian Church. It reminds us to turn to Jesus through the Holy Spirit, and to be an aroma of Christ for others in need.

09.26.21 “Gaining Christ in Our Lives” (Acts 9:1-9) (23 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. We turn to the conversion story of Apostle Paul and discover God who is far greater than we expect or imagine.

09.19.21 “Important Role of Leaders” (Ezra 9:5-9) (25 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. We returned to church beginning last Sunday (apologies for no recording last week), and we began a new sermon series on how to return to church rightly before God. Today, we look at Ezra’s leadership role.

09.05.21 “What God Wants Part 2” (John 4:34-38) (18 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our heavenly Father requires two things from his children — the first part was covered last week, and the second part this week.

08.29.21 “What God Wants Part 1” (Philippians 3:12-16) (27 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. As we conclude the sermon series on seeing the change to Old Testament through Jesus Christ, we ask, “What does God want from his children in Christ Jesus?” Part 1.

08.22.21 “The Silence of God” (Job 23:1-5, 8-9) (22 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. In the midst of life’s crises, when the world is in turmoil, we look to God for help, and we expect God to come through. But when God seems silent, what do we do?

08.15.21 “Jesus & New Covenant” (Matthew 26:17,26-29) (22 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Pastor Jin teaches the full Gospel of Jesus Christ and ends with Christ’s offer of salvation even unto Judas.

08.08.21 “New & Improved Great Commandment” (Luke 10:25-29) (22 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Jesus came and redefined what it means to love our neighbors. Pastor Jin returns to the Good Samaritan story.

08.01.21 “Good News for All” (Galatians 3:26-28) (22 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. The Old Testament celebrates the choosing of Israel over all the nations of the world, and then prioritizes men. However, Jesus came with a message of Good News for All.

07.25.21 “I Want More Blessing” (Luke 12:28-34) (29 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. The concept of divine blessing changed with the coming of Jesus Christ. This challenges the “prosperity gospel” teaching on God’s blessing.

07.18.21 “Adopted into God’s Family” (Ephesians 1:1-6) (24 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. After a three month sabbatical, Pastor Jin returns with insight into the similarity and difference between the Old Testament and New Testament and what that teaches about God and us.

04.04.21 Easter Sunday “Because He Lives” (Matthew 28:8-20) (12 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Because He Lives.” Easter Sunday offered us another exciting gift after the greatest gift of salvation. Christ is alive and will be with us always!

04.02.21 Good Friday “King of Kings” (Philippians 2:5-11) (14 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Via Dolorosa” and “Were You There?” The title of King follows Jesus to the cross. What does this mean for us?

03.28.21 Palm Sunday “Waving Palms to the King!” (Luke 19:35-41) (20 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Hosanna!” What does Palm Sunday teach us about Jesus’ identity leading up to the cross? Jesus is the Savior King!

3.21.21 “Life Lessons: Christ’s Return” (Matthew 25:14-23) (26 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Take My Life and Let It Be.” The Parable of Talents teaches us that Jesus will return. And that’s a great thing in light of the messiness of this world and our society.

3.14.21 “Life Lessons: Choosing Right Master (Luke 16:13-15) (23 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “The Only Name.” To people who loved money, Jesus commands us to choose God to be lord over our lives. So how do we go about doing this?

3.7.21 “Life Lessons: Forgiveness” (Matthew 18:21-35) (17 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Worthy Is the Lamb.” It’s not easy to forgive, but Jesus teaches us we must have the spirit of forgiveness. And his reason is different from that of the world.

2.28.21 Guest Speaker: Ed Park. Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Give Me Jesus.”

2.21.21 “Life Lessons: Prodigal Son” (Luke 15:11-24) (22 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “What Kind of Love is This?” Our Bible is God’s love letter to us and the parable of the Prodigal Son is another illustration of that.

2.14.21 “The Greatest Gift: True Love (Mark 8:31-38) (26 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Love One Another.” What does it mean to “carry your cross and follow me?” Didn’t Jesus take away our cross by dying on his cross?

2.7.21 “The Greatest Gift: Playing In Mud” (Matthew 9:9-13) (15 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio (recording began in the middle of worship). Our choir sings, “Just a Closer Walk.” Jesus came with a mission from the Father — to be the great physician to the hurting people.

1.31.21 “The Greatest Gift: Our Daily Bread (Mark 6:33-36, 41-44) (22 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “The Lord’s Prayer.” The miraculous feeding of 5,00 teaches us two things: 1) God provides fully, and 2) God provides daily.

1.24.21 “The Greatest Gift: Healing Love” (Mark 2:1-12) (25 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing).” Jesus corrects the teachings of the Jewish Leaders that encouraged the fearful God. Jesus came to reveal the God of Love of the Bible.

1.17.21 “The Greatest Gift: Demons Flee” (Mark 1:21-28) (20 min). Worship in Zoom: Video & Audio. Our choir sings, “Give it to Jesus.” The first display of power by Jesus was casting out an unclean spirit. That was after his defeat of Satan in a 40 day match. Jesus wants for us to be free of fear and worry.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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