God’s love for us is not determined by what we ought to do but by who we are. We are His creation and He loves us with His everlasting love. He loves us so much that He sent His Son to redeem us. Our Heavenly Father’s love is not marked by what He can give us but who He is to us. His greatest sign of love is His presence with us everyday. Our response to this love is by delighting in His presence by listening to Him through His Word and talking to Him through prayer.
English Sermon (06/13/21) – Theology of Sexual Identity (Gen 1:26-28)
God’s perfect design of us includes our sexuality. He created males and females. Our hormones and genetics confirm God’s design. Contrary to the world’s definition, our sexuality is not different from our gender. Sex and gender are one and the same. While gender roles may be generalities based on social and cultural values, gender identity is absolute. Gender identity is not a preference or a choice. Rather it’s God’s perfect design for us. Our gender is hardwired into how God has made us. Any sexual behavior that is against God’s perfect order is considered a sin against God. But the good news is that the Gospel is good enough to save anyone, including those who struggle with sexual identity.
English Sermon (06/06/21) – Gospel (1Corinthians 15:1-4, Mark 1:15-17)
The Gospel is the backbone and the core of our Christian faith. Starting from Genesis, God foreshadowed the one-time sacrifice that Jesus would eventually make to cover our sin and shame. The Gospel contains four essential truth:
1. The kingdom is already at hand on earth
2. Christ is the Son of God who came on to this earth
3. Christ died for our sin on the cross and was buried
4. Christ was resurrected on the third day.
But the Gospel is not complete without calling people to respond to the Gospel. To receive the gospel, one must repent of sins, believe in the truth of the Gospel, and commit to following Jesus Christ as Lord.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we have been given a new identity in Christ and we are also called to be the ambassadors to share the Gospel and multiply disciples.
English Sermon (05/30/21) – 3 Circles: Brokenness (Genesis 3:1-19)
In this sermon, we will explore the second circle in our ‘3 Circles’ series which is “brokenness”. Even without looking into scripture, many of us have had at least a glimpse of what brokenness looks like in this world. When we turn on the news, we see brokenness in the form of homelessness, crimes, addiction, disease, cancer, human trafficking, etc. Brokenness is not a new issue and there is no one who is exempt from it because it is the result of sin. Genesis 3 is the beginning of when man separated from God and God’s perfect design, and the result has been passed on through generations. You see, we choose to depart from God’s design (sin) and that is what always leads to brokenness. That brokenness is also what helps us see our need for change. We try to fix brokenness through politics, inventions and technology – and while those things can be good, they are only temporary fixes. In the end, the only solution to heal our brokenness is the Gospel.
English Sermon (05/23/21) – 3 Circles: God’s Design (Genesis 1-2)
As we go through our 3 Circles series, we will start with the first circle, which is “God’s Design”. Genesis 1-2 are the first few chapters of the Bible and tell us how God perfectly created and designed this world. Out of all his creation, only one was created in his image and that was us, human beings (the first being Adam and Eve). God created us to love us and have a relationship with Him by being deeply involved with the design for every aspect of our lives. By his design we would experience God’s goodness and glorify him in that. Next sermon, we will discuss how that design was disrupted and how sin has corrupted God’s perfect plans for us.