Sunday Sermons


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.]

12.10.17 “Seeking Peace in Difficult Times” (Habakkuk 1:1-4) (20 min) In this Advent Season, we look to Jesus to bring us peace into our hearts and into our lives. We live in a situation that was similar to Habakkuk’s time and we ask, “where is God in all of this mess?” God’s response comforts us today.

12.03.17 – “Actively Waiting” (Luke 15:11-20) (9 min) An introduction to a series for Advent: “active waiting,” this communion sermon points to the father of the prodigal son as an example of one who waits actively during this Advent Season. Children’s message by Pastor Emily.

11.26.17 – “Doing Great Things for God” (2 Samuel 7:1-11) (26 min) After David rested from his kingdom building, he wanted to build a Temple for God. But God rejected it. And God scolded his servant Nathan for failing to represent God well. A lot of teaching here!

11.19.17 – “Benefits of Giving Thanks” (Luke 17:11-19) (25 min) In this Thanksgiving Sunday message, Pastor Jin looks at the healing of the 10 lepers and specifically, their reactions. What can we learn from the 9 as well as the on that returned?

11.12.17 – “Gospel of Grace: How Does the Gospel Transform Us?” (Romans 3:22b-25) (26 min) We know what the work is (the Great Commission), and we know the power of the Holy Spirit. But where comes our motivation? Pastor Jin looks at two erroneous methods before he turns to the right motivation: gratitude.

11.05.17 – “Gospel of Grace: What’s God’s Solution?” (Romans 3:22b-25) (17 min) In this shortened communion Sunday message, Pastor Jin asks, “Why did God have to provide a solution for our problem? Why did Jesus have to come?” Also a children’s message by Pastor Emily.

10.29.17 – “Gospel of Grace: What’s Our Problem? (Romans 3:22b-25) (29 min) The first of a three-part sermon on teaching the true Gospel. Pastor Jin uses the Romans text as the definitive passage on this subject where Paul begins with the definition of our problem that must be solved.

10.22.17 – “What Does God Want of Me?” (1Kings 19:11-18) (28 min) Returning from vacation, Pastor Jin shares an insight he gained from an encounter with a German couple. We like to call the shots on God, but God turns the table on Elijah, and challenges us to learn from this encounter.

10.15.17 – “In Our Journey Through Doubts” (Luke 24:13-32) (40 min) Pastor Emily looks at post-resurrection state of mind in the disciples and followers of Jesus before they encounter Jesus. She focuses on the story of the two on the road to Emmaus.

10.08.17 – “Taming the Tongue” (James 3:1-12) (33 min) Sermon by Giselle Aguila, Giselle bring her experience as a teacher to our text today to instruct us on how the tongue can be used for evil, but also for good.

10.01.17 – “Are You on God’s Side? (Joshua 5:13-15) (23 min) A shortened message on World Communion Sunday, Pastor Jin asks an important question. We always want God to be on our side and meet our needs and demands. However, God stops us to ask a serious question, “Are you on God’s side?” And what does that mean? Also a Children’s message on Dreams by Pastor Emily.

09.17.17 – “Passing Down Faith” (Judges 2:6-12) (28 min) In celebration of Move Up Sunday where our children move up to their new classes, the sermon challenges the people to pass down their faith to the next generation by 1) modeling faith, and 2) being intentional about passing down that faith.

09.03.17 – “Rejoicing in Jail” (Philippians 4:4-9) (20 min) In this shortened sermon, Pastor Jin turns to a famous verse, “Rejoice in the Lord always!” Followers of Jesus are called to live in joy. That is done by 1) not worrying about anything; 2) filling your mind with good thoughts; and 3) Filling your life with good actions.

08.27.17 – “Living the True Gospel” (Philippians 3:8-10) (30 min) Apostle Paul suffered much for being an apostle of Jesus Christ, both from outside the church, and surprisingly from inside the church. However, he never gave up or let up since he discovered the true gospel found in Jesus Christ’s suffering death.

08.20.17 – “Full Repentance, Not Partial” (Psalm 51:4) (26 min) In light of the open gathering of White Supremacists in our nation, Pastor Jin offers a biblical response. But first, he turns to David’s repentance in Psalm 51 and calls it a partial repentance and not a full one.

08.13.17 – “Living Worthy Lives” (Colossians 1:9-10) (26 min) This sermon introduces “How Now Shall I Live?” with an important foundation — Our new life reflects the high value of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. He is worth changing our life for, to going from living for ourselves, to living for God and others.

08.06.17 – “Privilege of Prayer” (Ephesians 6:18-20) (22 min) A new sermon series “How Now Shall I Live?” about living as a Christian based on Paul’s letters. Pastor Jin begins with a subject of prayer. Also a children’s message by Pastor Emily. And a testimonial by Andrew Chu.

07.30.17 – “Following God Successfully” (Numbers 9:15-23) (36 min) The final sermon on Numbers, Pastor Jin begins with a short summary of the past four sermons in this series before turning to the Tabernacle to ask, was it worth entering? And noted, people didn’t have to follow the pillar of cloud.

07.23.17 – “Praying Together” (2 Corinthians 1:8-11) (27 min) Apostle Paul wrote a difficult letter to the Corinthians in which he began with a well-deserved compliment – he thanked them for praying with him during his most difficult time. he felt their prayers and was blessed by them.

07.16.17 – “Touching Jesus” (Luke 8:40-48) (26 min) A break in the Numbers series, Pastor Jin turns to a well-known story of the woman who bled for 12 long years coming to Jesus to be healed. She came to touch, armed with faith. And Jesus made one request in return – testify to all.

07.09.17 – “At the Front of the Tabernacle” (Numbers 28-29) (27 min) Fourth sermon on the series on Numbers, Pastor Jin looks at the Altar of Sacrifice at the entrance of the Tabernacle and the extensive and costly requirement by God for those who come seeking audience with God.

07.02.17 – “Someone is Praying for You” (Deutoronomy 9:1-7, 18-20, 25-26) (23 min) Sermon on Communion Sunday, this shorter sermon looks at Moses’ last words to the stiff-necked Israelites. Why is God so good to them? Moses tells them that he’s the reason. He’s been praying for them.

06.25.17 – “Manna was Bland” (Numbers 11:4-121) (32 min) Third part on Numbers, we take a new look at the famous story of manna from heaven. The excitement is gone after 39 years of the same thing and, in truth, manna wasn’t very good. People and Moses complained against God.

06.18.17 – “Testing of the 12 Spy Leaders” (Numbers 13:1-2, 17-20, 25-31) (31 min) For something that should have taken a little mor than a year, it took the Israelites 40 years to finally arrive at the Promised Land. Why did it take them so long? Here’s the real story about the 12 Spy Leaders.

06.11.17 – “From Mouth of Donkey?” (Numbers 22:22-31) (30 min) Pastor Jin begins a loose series in the book of Numbers. He kicks off with a funny story of Balaam and his donkey. From it, three important points are addressed that speak vital truths for us today.

06.04.17 – “Holy Spirit and Philip” (Acts 8:29-35) (29 min) Pentecost Sunday sermon on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. By studying the story of Philip’s obedience to the Holy Spirit, we learn that the Spirit is always speaking to us, and he speaks to others as well. Also a children’s message by Pastor Emily.

05.21.17 – “Wonderful Ministry Together” (Ephesians 6:21-22) (31 min) Rev. Justin Choi guest speaker. Sharing from his heart after church planting for the last six years, Rev. Justin turns to an unfamiliar coworker of Paul, Tychicus and his faithful partnership with Paul.

05.14.17 – “A Missionary’s Reflection on the Feeding of the 5,000” (John 6:1-15) (27 min) Dr. Bob Shim, missionary to Thailand is our guest speaker. He looks at the oft-preached Jesus’ miracle of feeding the 5,000 to offer a missionary’s perspective. He also shares the latest stories from the field.

05.07.17 – “God’s Love for Us – Part II” (Hosea 11:1-12) (20 min) Sermon by Pastor Emily, as the first part of Hosea focuses on God’s relationship with his people as husband and wife, here, the image is father and child. What does it mean to be God’s child, and for God to be our Father?

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