Previous Sermons

We will archive all previous sermons that have been recorded on Zoom and link them on this page.

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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

December 26, 2020

Title: “Take Heed”

Based on Luke 12:13-21

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

December 19, 2020

Title: “Let It Be to Me”

From Luke 1:26-38

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

December 12, 2020

Title: “The Homeless God” – Part 4

A Series of Reflection on Haggai

From Haggai 2:20-23
I Will Build You A House: Homeless God, Bring Us Home

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

December 5, 2020

Title: “The Homeless God” – Part 3

A Series of Reflection on Haggai

From Haggai 2:10-19
(Be) Set Apart: Secular, Sacred and A/Saints

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

November 28, 2020

Title: “My Help Comes From the Lord”

From Psalm 121: 1 & 2

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

November 21, 2020

Title: “The Homeless God” – Part 2

A Series of Reflection on Haggai

Based on Haggai 2:1-9
(Presence in the Present: How to Connect the Past With the Future)

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

November 14, 2020

Title: “The Homeless God” – Part 1

A Series of Reflection on Haggai

Based on Haggai 1:1-15

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

November 7, 2020

Title: “In Loneliness” – Part 2

Based on Genesis 21

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

October 31, 2020

Title: “Parable of the Two Worshippers”

Based on Luke 8:9-14

By Pastor Ataru Nakagawa

October 24, 2020

Title: “In Loneliness” – Part 1

Based on Genesis 16

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

October 17, 2020

Title: “Unanswered – When God (Seemingly) Ignores Our Prayers”

Based on Daniel 10

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

October 10, 2020

Title: “Why God?” Part 5 – Faith in the Face of Utter Evil

Part 5 in a series investigating theodicy

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

October 3, 2020

Title: “Why God?” Part 4 – Faith in the Face of Utter Evil

Part 4 of a series investigating theodicy (Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character)

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

September 26, 2020

Title: “Why God?” Part 3A – Faith in the Face of Utter Evil

Part 3A in a series investigating theodicy (Inhabiting Humility [and living with open questions])

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

September 19, 2020

Title: “Why God?” Part 3 – Faith in the Face of Utter Evil

Part 3 in a series investigating theodicy (the Cosmic Conflict Framework)

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

September 12, 2020

Title: “Why God?” Part 2 – Faith in the Face of Utter Evil

Part 2 in a series investigating theodicy

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

September 5, 2020

Title: “Why God?” Part 1 – Faith in the Face of Utter Evil

Part 1 in a series investigating theodicy

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue

August 29, 2020

Title: “The Paradox of Blessings”

Based on Genesis 47:7-10

By Pastor Takuma Shinasue