8/28/11 – Jonathan Chute – “What Love Looks Like”
Sermon – What Love Looks Like
Romans 12: 9-21. In his letter to the Romans, Paul shares that we are saved by the grace of God, and he appeals to his readers on a practical basis, encouraging them to live out that grace in clear, hopeful and obvious ways.
Scripture – Romans 12: 9-21
8/21/11 – John Kwan – Sierra Service Project Youth Sharing
Sermon – Sierra Service Project Youth Sharing
Romans 12: 1-8. Divided by very different cultural traditions and histories, the Jews and the Gentiles, Christian and non-Christian alike find themselves living with an uneasy coexistence. Paul knows that this will not be solved overnight, but he believes that he can at least help them on their way.
Scripture – Romans 12: 1-8
8/14/11 – John Kwan – “Letter of the Law”
Sermon – Letter of the Law
Matthew 15: 10-28. Jesus has a debate with the Pharisees over ritual purity laws during which he encourages them to embrace the spirit in which these laws were given rather than remaining hard and fast with them.
Scripture – Matthew 15: 10-28
8/7/11 – Jonathan Chute – “Fear of Failure”
Sermon – Fear of Failure
Matthew 14: 22-33. Shortly after feeding the 5,000 Jesus sends the disciples by boat to the other side of the sea. Later he catches up with them, walking across the water. Peter steps out in faith to meet him, but then, in the face of the strong wind, he sinks into the water. Jesus reaches out to rescue him, and they join the others back in the boat. As the winds calm, the disciples wonder at the power they have just witnessed.
Scripture – Matthew 14: 22-33