Sermons from May 2023
The Mission of Christ, Part 2
Colossians 4:5-6 Before He ascended to the Right Hand of God, Christ promised His disciples: “In a few days, you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. […] You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:5, 8). This promise was fulfilled ten days later — the fiftieth after Easter — on the day we now call Pentecost. Join us this Sunday as we commemorate the outpouring of the Spirit — and consider how the Spirit is empowering us to be Christ’s witnesses, too!
The Mission of Christ, Part 1
Colossians 4:3-4 Beloved Christian author Henri Nouwen observed that “most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships and have opted for power and control instead.” It is a commentary as accurate as it is unfortunate, one made even more tragic by its contrast with the leadership exercised by the Apostle Paul. Paul’s leadership was characterized by a relational vulnerability that invited those he led into his hopes, wants, and needs — but also into his ministry. Join us as we listen in on Paul’s conversation with the Colossian believers and consider how to support our own leaders. Eugene Kwon teaches, Hae-Rin Kwon hosts, and Ben and Lucinda King and Team lead us in worship.
The Awakened Christ
Colossians 4:2 What do you call a running sleepwalker? Fast asleep! Have you ever felt like you were running through your day spiritually fast asleep? Join us this Sunday as we hear the alarm bells ring in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians.
The Servants of Christ
Colossians 3:22-4:1 We have arrived at the final chapter of the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Colossians — and to our final series of sermons on this letter! Having explained how Christ’s Rule and Return changes the way we view ourselves, participate in the believing community, and relate to those closest to us, Paul turned his attention toward out witness to the world outside the Church. Join us this Sunday as we consider how Christ’s Rule and Return changes the way we engage with the world beginning with our workplaces.