There’s a saying that goes along the lines of “just because we are alive does not mean we truly have life.” Life is so much more about breathing and our hearts beating. What does it mean to have life? How can one know?
The Gospel of John is vastly different than any of the other Gospels. Yet, the message is clear in that it is a proclamation of who Jesus is – the Son of God. It is through Jesus, that we may receive life. Just like how one goes to the car manual to understand our cars, we dig deep into the riches of the Bible to understand what it means to have life. Arguably, no other book in the Bible gives a clearer message than the Gospel of John. In John 20:31, the Apostle John writes, “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
January 7 – Cleaning House by Pastor Doug (John 2:13-25)
January 14 – Step Out Like Nicodemus by Guest Speaker Pastor Chris Chu (John 3)
January 21 – The Well From Within by Pastor Doug (John 4:1-26)
January 28 – Right in Front of Your Nose by Pastor Doug (John 5:1-9)
February 4 – Stay Hungry by Pastor Doug (John 6:25-35)
February 11 – Experience is Life by Pastor Doug (John 7:14-20)
February 18 – The Good Shepherd by Howard Ng (John 10:1-24)
February 25 – The Lazarus Effect by Pastor Doug (John 11:38-44)
March 4 – Living to Serve by Pastor Doug (John 13:1-17)
March 11 – Hearts Not Troubled by Pastor Doug (John 14:1-7)
March 18 – Friends of God by Pastor Doug (John 15:12-17)
March 25 – Kept in His Name by Guest Speaker Dr. Sean Ho (John 17:11-19)
April 1 – This Ain’t No Joke by Pastor Doug (John 20:24-31)
April 8 – The Aftermath by Pastor Doug (John 21:15-25)
April 15 – The Gospel is the Power Unto Your Salvation by Guest Speaker William Liu (Romans 1:16)
Prayer isn’t about speaking to the air but a real conversation.
“Pray” is a 5-part series focusing on different prayers in the Bible. What does it mean to pray? What is prayer for? Who do we pray to? Why do we end with “amen”? You may be familiar with the saying that “Prayer is the engine room to the church.” Since that is true, we need to pray in order for our lives and church to move in God’s direction. Though we follow a God who can do all things, our prayers often don’t reflect that. The hope of this series is to gain a deeper understanding of prayer and to help us pray more powerfully, passionately and consistently.
April 22 – Hello, It’s Me by Pastor Doug (Matthew 6:9)
April 29 – Does Prayer Change Anything? by Pastor Doug (Exodus 32:9-14)
May 6 – Making Requests by Pastor Doug (Philippians 4:6-7)
May 13 – Mary’s Song by Guest Speaker Rev. Keith Son (Luke 1:46-55)
May 20 – Power Pray by Pastor Doug (Ephesians 3:14-21)
What does it mean to be human? What separates us from any other living creature on this planet? According to ancient Israel, to be human is “to be made in the image of God.” Since we are made in the image of God, our view and understanding of God will greatly affect our understanding of ourselves as human beings. It could be argued, then, that as we move away from seeing ourselves as God’s image bearers, we will farther lose our identity. To move away as God’s image bearers is to dehumanize. Have you ever lost your job, had your application rejected or have your kids turn astray and felt entirely lost? As humans, we’re not defined by what we do, but who we are.
This 12-part series will explore who God made us to be. We’ll dig deeper into topics such as men and masculinity, women and femininity, singleness and marriage, and parenthood, then making a turn to further understand our emotions like joy, fear, sadness, anger, and disgust. As a church and a people of God, we need to know what makes us, us. Together, we will learn who God created us to be.
Our hope is for you to look at our church, humankind and our little blue planet differently and say, “This is who we are. This is us.”
May 27 – This Is Us Series Introduction by Pastor Doug (Genesis 1:26-27)
June 3 – Different From The Rest of Creation by Pastor Doug (Exodus 19:1-8)
June 10 – Treating Others As Image Bearers by Pastor Doug (Romans 15:1-7)
June 17 – Men & Masculinity by Guest Speaker Rev. Samuel Lee (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)
July 1 – Women and Femininity by Pastor Doug & Jessica On
July 15 – The Vision for Marriage by Pastor Doug (Romans 8:29)
July 22 – Thrive in Singleness by Howard Ng (1 Corinthian 7)
August 5 – God and Joy by Pastor Doug (Genesis 1:31, 2:16, 3:9-10)
August 19 – God and Sorrow by Pastor Doug (Ecclesiastes 7:3-4)
August 26 – God and Compassion & Ghana STM Sharing by Pastor Doug & Ghana STM Team (Psalm 135:14; Judges 2:18; Deuteronomy 32:36)
September 2 – God and Anger by Guest Speaker Pastor Chris Lam (Mark 3:1-6; Ephesians 4:26-27)
September 9 – God and Fear by Pastor Doug (Genesis 2:4; Malachi 3:6; Isaiah 41:10)
Everyone loves an invitation. Doesn’t matter what it is. It’s always nice to receive an invitation to a wedding, party, dinner, event, trip or to play golf. As people created in the image of God, we have been sent the greatest invitation – to be in communion and relationship with the Creator. Though we may have accepted this invitation, God also calls us to pass on the invite. As we’re being invited again and again to God’s house, we are called to invite others into His Kingdom and community too. We’re not meant to keep this Good News to ourselves, but to shout it from the mountaintops.
In this four-part series, we will sharpen our art of inviting through cultivating a missional heart, understanding community, living out our faith and learning from Jesus in how to invite.
You never know. Your friends and family could just be one invitation away from knowing Jesus. Our church could be one invite away from breaking through into our community.
September 16 – The Call to Go by Pastor Doug (Genesis 12:1-9)
September 23 – Understanding Community by Howard Ng (Acts 2:42-47)
September 30 – Live It Out by Pastor Doug (Exodus 3:7-15)
October 7 – Creating Opportunities by Pastor Doug (Luke 19:1-10)
At some point in our lives, we’ve probably felt what it’s like to not belong. Perhaps not outright rejection, but feeling left out and put to the side. Maybe it was at the playground. Maybe it was at dinner or a party. Maybe it was at school or your workplace. Maybe it’s even in your own family. You might even feel this way at church.
In this sermon series, we’re going to explore what it means to belong to a community of believers – the body of Christ. What has God designed the church to be? What are we meant to experience? How can we grow to be a community? Going through select passages in the Book of Acts, we’ll learn how to be the church that God yearns for us to be!
No matter what you’ve experienced, there is a place for you.
October 14 – A Place for You by Pastor Doug (Acts 1:1-11)
October 21 – A Place for Wonder by Pastor Doug (Acts 2:1-13)
October 28 – A Place for the Broken by Guest Speakers Brittni Arthur (Acts 3:1-10)
November 4 – A Place of Problems and Potential by Pastor Doug (Acts 6:1-7)
November 11 – A Place for Change by Howard Ng (Acts 9:1-19)
November 18 – A Place for Following Jesus by Pastor Doug (Acts 10:9-16)
November 25 – A Place for Safety by Guest Speaker Pastor Kimberley Lam (Acts 12)
December 2 – A Place for Authentic Christianity by Pastor Doug (Acts 15:1-11)
December 9 – A Place to Break Idols by Pastor Doug (Acts 17:11-34)
December 16 – A Place for God’s Sovereignty by Pastor Doug (Acts 27:27-44)
December 23 – Faith Begins with “C” by Pastor Doug (Hebrews 11:1-2)
December 30 – Becoming Influencers by Evelyn Mah (John 4:1-30)