The 2nd part of the introduction to the series "God, HIs Land, His People". We will be looking at 6 theses or foundational perspectives upon which the Old Testament prophets based their prophecies to the people of Israel. They help us understand how God sees His relationship to human communities, non-human life and the non-living creation. You can find the theses referred to in this sermon by clicking here.
Today we start our Winter 2021 sermon series looking at Old Testament themes: God in sacred relationship to His Land and His People. This is the first of two introductory sermons in which we lay the groundwork for our study. Today we read parts of Jeremiah 32. For more information on sources click here.
At the beginning of 2021 we read Hebrews 12:7-17 together, which speaks of God teaching, training and disciplining us. Our image should not be that of an angry father, but of Jesus Christ who came to be with us and show us the way. How can we follow HIm this coming year?
Tonight we follow the Magi as they follow the star, as told in Matthew 2. Their purpose was to worship the newborn King of the Jews.
Today we read Luke's version of the Christmas story in his Gospel. We focus on how the Light shines on all people, as part of God's work of reconciling all things to HImself, and how that gives us hope and a reason to live in dark times.
Dan Kim leads us in understanding how the Light of the World helps us through the darkest of times with verses from the Gospel of John.
This is the First Sunday of Advent, 2020. In these dark times we wait (again) with longing for the coming of the LIght of the world. Our Advent services will focus on that theme. Today Andy Kim leads us in reflections on Isaiah 60:1-3.
Today we conclude our series on Paul's letter to the Romans. We read the last verses, chapter 16:25-27. How were Iris and Nereus strengthened by this letter and Paul's gospel? How can we be strengthened in these days in which we need strengthening so much?