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.]

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.

11.24.19 Thanksgiving Testimonial Worship (Philippians 4:6-7; 1Thessalonians 5:16-18). Listen to our Scripture Reading by Sam Pak and the four testimonies: Sun Kiel, Kristina Ahn, Jessica Lee & Corinna Jenkins. And listen to our choir’s anthem.

11.17.19 “Encounter: Zacchaeus” (Luke 19:1-10) (23 min). Pastor Emily shares from the youth sermon series on Encountering Jesus with a look at the story of Zacchaeus and his life changing encounter.

11.10.19 “Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego: Complete Trust” (Daniel 3:12-18) (24 min). Within the book about Daniel, we have a great faith story of his three friends. In it, they showed complete trust in their God. And listen to our choir’s anthem.

11.03.19 “You are Salt” (Matthew 5:13-16) (14 min). Communion shortened sermon. Pastor Jin looks at two important reasons why Jesus called us salt. And listen to our choir’s anthem.

10.27.19 “Two Hopes of Faith” (Hebrews 11:1, 29-38) (24 min). What is faith? And what are the two hopes that faith is linked with? Pastor Jin teaches about right faith and its two hopes.

10.20.19 “Martha and Mary Encounter Jesus (John 11:1-6, 22-35) (18 min). Martha and Mary were very different in their needs. And Jesus came to them and met them as they are. And listen to our choir’s anthem.

10.13.19 “God In Our Midst” (Habakkuk 3:17-19) (28 min). Habakkuk’s political world was similar to ours today. It was chaotic and messy and many people suffered. And so Habakkuk complained, “where are you God?” And God responded. God was already in their midst.

10.06.19 “Soldier, Athlete & Farmer” Part 2 (2Timothy 2:1-7) (12 min). Shortened World Communion Sunday sermon, the focus is on how we are called to serve God rather than the other way around. Children’s message by Pastor Emily here.

09.29.19 “Soldier, Athlete & Farmer” Part 1 (2Timothy 2:1-7) (26 min). First of two parts on Paul’s last words. We look at Paul’s life of unanswered prayers who continued to be full of joy and thanks. The link to the video mentioned in the sermon.

09.22.19 “King Josiah Broke the Mold” (2Kings 22:1-14) (28 min). Comparing and contrasting two kings of Judah, Jehoram and Josiah. Josiah had an evil grandfather and father, yet, he turned out to be one of the best kings! Also discovering the Bible changed his life! Listen to our choir sing!

09.15.19 “Living Lives Worthy of the Lord” (Colossians 1:9-14) (29 min). v.10 is the famous passage dealing with living worthy lives. However, how do you thank God (v.12) when life seems to be so unfair?

09.01.19 “When Problems Come Our Way” (2Chronicles 32:1-8) (26 min). King Hezekiah had a huge problem before him – the vicious and powerful Assyrians were coming to destroy his country. How did he react? Also children’s message by Pastor Emily on this Communion Sunday.

08.25.19 “The Keys to the Kingdom” (Matthew 16:13-20; Acts 14:26-28) (9 min). A partial sermon by Elder Gayle Griffin on what Jesus meant by offering to us the “keys of the kingdom of heaven.”

08.18.19 “Marks of a Christian: Living Like Jesus” (Romans 12:9-18) (28 min). Why did the Jewish religious leaders hate Jesus? They should have been on the same team! And if they were so wrong, then why do we copy their religiosity? What are the true marks of a Christian?

08.11.19 “Adopted God’s Children” (Romans 8:15-17, 31-39) (29 min). Pastor Jin compares the two terms used for salvation by Jesus and Paul. Jesus called it, “Born Again” but Paul called it, “Adoption.”

08.04.19 “Knowing What’s Valuable” (Luke 12:13-21) (14 min). Rev. Barbara Smith asks an important question: What’s most important — what you have, or to whom you belong? Also, children’s message on this Communion Sunday.

07.28.19 “Images of God’s Love (Hosea 11:1-4) (33 min). Chapter 11 of Hosea is a turning point to God’s decision. Before, God was set on moving on from Israel. He was no longer going to love her. However, he changes in mind in this chapter. Why?

07.21.19 “Gospel in Clay Jars” (2 Corinthians 4:3-7) (26 min). The phrase is, “we have this treasure in jars of clay” – the treasure is the gospel, and the jars of clay are the people who are tasked with proclaiming the valuable gospel.

07.14.19 “God Approved Worship” (Amos 4:4-5) (30 min). Pastor Jin adds to the definition of worship as he looks at the critical words God spoke to those who came to worship him. We want to worship God in a way that pleases him.

06.23.19 “How Do Christians Deal with Problems?” (Acts 16:6-10; 17:10-13) (32 min). We all have problems. However, we are different in the way we approach them. The secular world begins with the problem. We begin with God. And in prayer, we invite God to help us deal with it. It’s an important message on the reasons God gives us our problems.

06.16.19 “Standing Firm” (1Peter 5:6-11) (21 min). Missionary Grace Shim shares from her therapist perspective on an important message to those who suffer — stand firm! Also missions report by Bob & Grace Shim. Here’s the Cornerstone Video.

06.09.19 “Iron Sharpens Iron” (Proverbs 1:1-7; 27:17) (27 min). A teaching on the Book of Proverbs — it’s authors, it’s setting, and the themes that includes remembering God in our lives, and having good friends.

06.02.19 “Paul’s Surprising Conversion” (Acts 9:1-16) (22 min). Paul’s conversion story is exciting because we learn the extent of God’s love in saving a man who was filled with arrogance and hate. Jesus died for him as well.

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