CJACC Sermons 2021

December 25, 2021

Title: “What Kind of Christmas?”

Based on Matthew 2:1-18

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue, interpreted by Maki

December 18, 2021

Title: “A Mysterious Light in the Heavens”

Based on Matthew 2:1-6, 9-12; Numbers 24:7; Ezra 7:8, 9

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa, interpreted by Mika

December 11, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 12

Based on 2 Corinthians 1:8-9; 4:1-6; Exodus 20:4-5; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:8; John 1:18; Acts 9:17-18

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

December 4, 2021

Title: “The Rhythm of Rest”

By Guest Speaker Elder John Cress

November 27, 2021

Title: “The Sabbath in Egypt”

Based on Exodus 5:1, 2, 4-7, 9; 20:8; Genesis 2:2-3

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

November 20, 2021

Title: “The Fruits of the Spirit”

Based on Romans 6:3-4; Acts 2:38; Galatians 5:22-23; Philippians 4:4; Psalm 47:1; Ephesians 2:14; Jeremiah 13:23

By Guest Speaker Pastor Dean Horinouchi, interpreted by Mika

November 13, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 12

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 12 – How Can I? – Hosea’s God and His Idolatrous Child

Based on Hosea 11:1-11; Exodus 4:22, 23; Matthew 2:14, 15

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

November 6, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 11

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 11 – Violation of the Inviolable: Jeremiah’s Temple Sermon

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

October 30, 2021

Title: “We Have This H.O.P.E.”

Based on Romans 8

By Pastor Dean Horinouchi (Guest Speaker)

October 23, 2021

Title: “Jesus Met Nathanael”

Based on John 1:45-51; Philippians 4:11-13; James 4:8-10

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

October 16, 2021

Title: “Prodigal Son”

Part 1 – The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Based on Luke 15:11-15

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue, interpreted by Mika

October 9, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 10

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 10 – Shut: Critique of Idolatry in Isaiah

Based on Isaiah 44: 6-22

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

September 25, 2021

Title: “You Never Walk Alone”

Based on Psalm 91:9-12; Luke 22:43; Psalm 34:5-8

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

September 18, 2021

Title: “The Found Coin”

The Parable of the 10 Coins

Based on Luke 15:1&2; 8-10

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue, interpreted by Maki

September 11, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 9

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 9 – God-Breaker / Broken Man of God: Elijah Facing the Baalites

Based on 1 Kings 18:17, 18; Deuteronomy 11:16, 17; 1 Kings 18:21, 26-30, 36-39; 1 Kings 19:3-6, 9-13

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

September 4, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 8

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 8 – Insecurity: Jeroboam and the Golden Calves

Based on 1 Kings 12:25-33; 1 Kings 11:38; Exodus 32:4; 1 Kings 13:1-10, 11-32, 33&34

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

August 28, 2021

Title: “Blessed are the Merciful”

Based on Matthew 5:7; Psalms 41:1,2; Exodus 34:6,7; Lamentations 3:22,23

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

August 21, 2021

Title: “The Found Sheep”

Based on John 20:21; Luke 15:1-7; Luke 14:33

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue, interpreted by Mika

August 14, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 7

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 7 – A Love Divided: Solomon, His Wives, and Idolatry

Based on 1 Kings 10:23, 24; Chapter 11:1-13; Chapter 3:1, 14, 23, 26

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

August 7, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 6

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 6 – The Third Commandment Idolatry: King Saul’s Presumption

Based on 1 Samuel 15:1, 2; Exodus 17:14; 1 Samuel 15:3, 7-30

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

July 31, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 5

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 5

Based on Judges 18:1-6, 9, 10, 18-20, 22-31; Judges 1:34

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

July 24, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 4

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 4

Based on Judges 17:1-13

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

July 17, 2021

Title: “Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness”

Based on Matthew 5:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

July 10, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 3

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 3 – In the Image of Calf: Another Look at the Golden Calf

Based on Exodus 32:7-9, 25, 26; Psalm 115:8; Exodus 34:28-30, 33-35; Habakkuk 3:4; Psalm 106:20

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

July 3, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 2

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 2

Based on Exodus 32:1-6, 15-24

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

June 26, 2021

Title: “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit”

Based on Matthew 5:1-3; Galatians 5:22, 23; Luke 18:11, 13; Revelation 3:17; Phillipians 4:19, 20

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

June 19, 2021

Title: “The People of God and the God(s) of People” – Part 1

Series on Idolatry, Worship, and Being Christian; Part 1 – For I Am Jealous

Based on Exodus 20:1-6

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

June 12, 2021

Title: “Let Baal Contend Against Him”

Based on Judges 6:1; 7:2; 8:21-35; Deuteronomy 17: 16, 17

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

June 5, 2021

Title: “Lord, Sanctify My Vendetta”

Based on Judges 6:12 & 35; 7:2-8:21

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

May 29, 2021

Title: “The 300: Trumpets, Torches, and Jars”

Based on Judges 6:32, 36-37; 7:1-22

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

May 22, 2021

Title: “God So Loved The World”

Based on John 3:16, Habakkuk 2:4, 1 John 4:12

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

May 15, 2021

Title: “Iconoclasts at Home”

Based on Judges 6:1, 14, 16, 24 – 32, 34, 35

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

May 8, 2021

Title: “With You”

Based on Judges 6:1, 11-24; Matthew 28:18-20

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

May 1, 2021

Title: “Put Away The Fleece”

Based on Judges 6:12, 14-17, 21, 22, 34-40; 7:9-11, 15

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

April 24, 2021

Title: “Search Me O God”

Based on Psalm 139:1-7, 9-18, 23 & 24; Proverbs 15:3; 1 John 3:20; Romans 11:33

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

April 10, 2021

Title: “Better Together?”

To (Not) Be a Good Listener’

Based on Genesis 1:27 & 31; 2:18 & 20; 3:6, 12 & 17

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

April 3, 2021

Title: “When God Disappears”

Based on Mark 15:43, Matthew 27:57, Luke 23:50-51, John 7:13, 9:22, 12:42-43, 19:38, 20:19, Deuteronomy 21:22-23

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

March 27, 2021

Title: “Our Father in Heaven”

Based on Matthew 6:9, John 14:1-3, Philippians 3:20, 21, Psalm 103:19, Malachi 3:10, Psalm 8:3, Romans 8:26, Ephesians 1:3-5 and Romans 8:14, 15

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

March 20, 2021

Title: “A Lie For Life?” Part 3

Part 3: Prophetic Concealment and (Un)Fitness for Truth

Based on 1 Samuel 10:1; 15:26; 16:1-4

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

March 13, 2021

Title: “A Lie For Life?” Part 2

Part 2: The Fear of Beauty and Splendor

Based on Exodus 1:8-21 and Matthew 10:28

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

March 6, 2021

Title: “A Lie For Life?” Part 1

Rahab’s Life-saving Lie and Israel’s Life-saving God

Based on Joshua 2:1-9, 11-14

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

February 27, 2021

Title: “Do Not Lose Heart” – The Parable of the Persistent Woman

Based on Luke 18:1-7, Colossians 4:2, 1 Peter 4:7, Ephesians 6:18

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

February 20, 2021

Title: “Living to Die, Dying to Live” – Part 5 – Dying to Live

Part 5 – Dying to Live (Memento Mori: Remember that you Die[d])

Based on Romans 6:1-11

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

February 13, 2021

Title: “Living to Die, Dying to Live” – Part 4 – Death of Christ

Part 4 – Death of Christ (Solidarity in Death and Beyond)

Based on Romans 5:6-9, 12, 14-21

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

February 6, 2021

Title: “Living to Die, Dying to Live” – Part 3 – Death of Oneself

Part 3 – Death of Oneself

Based on Genesis 5:1-5

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

January 30, 2021

Title: “Rend Your Heart”

Based on Genesis 4:1-5; Ecclesiastes 1:2; Hebrews 11:4; Psalm 51:17; Joel 2: 13

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

January 23, 2021

Title: “Living to Die, Dying to Live” – Part 2 – Death of Others

Part 2 – Death of Others (How to Love; How to Lose)

Based on Genesis 4:1, 2, 8, 16, 25 & 26

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

January 16, 2021

Title: “Living to Die, Dying to Live” Part 1 – Living To Die

Part 1 – Living To Die (Memento Mori)

Based on Psalm 89:48, Genesis 3: 4, 5, 7-13, 15-19, 21-24

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

January 9, 2021

Title: “Partake of the Scandal”

Based on John 6

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

January 2, 2021

Title: “(Un)Costly Discipleship”

Based on Luke 14:25-33 and Matthew 13:44-46

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue