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  Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018       Teacher: Craig Matsuda     Duration: 35 mins 28 secs    
Passage: Micah 6:8    
  Series Guest Speaker
  Description: If God answers the prayer you've been praying, would it change anyone else's world but your own?
Micah 6:8
How to be different as a Christian in this world:
* Act justly
Deuteronomy 6:5-7
* Love mercy
Matthew 22:37-39
James 2:1
* Walk humbly with God
Jeremiah 29:11-13
  Date: Sunday, January 07, 2018       Teacher: Roger Lee     Duration: 34 mins 29 secs    
Passage: Colossians 1:9-12    
  Series Guest Speaker
  Description: Roger described a time that he went to run through a forest pathway which was lined with guidepoints. He wanted to read these descriptions so he decided to slow down and read each one. In so doing, he experienced the beautiful forest just as the planners had intended.

How do we receive all that God intends for us?:

1. Keep learning all our lives. Paul prayed that we would grow in the knowledge of God. Real growth and knowledge is hard to achieve. So hard that we may want to avoid it. Growth can be uncomfortable and disturbing as our old concepts and perceptions are changed. Don't fear disruption. Paul prayed that we would be humble enough to learn new things.

2. Live a life worthy of the Lord and please HIM in every way. Please God, not ourselves. He calls us to die to ourselves so we can live to God. We die to our dreams and desires so God can replace them with something better. His plans are always better than what we can come up with.

3. Prayer is the conduit through which God changes us. Praying impossible and life changing things into being is a part of Christian life. So Pray! We are called to change things around us through prayer.
  Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017       Teacher: David Uchizono     Duration: 40 mins 34 secs    
Passage: Psalms 126    
  Series Guest Speaker
  Date: Sunday, December 24, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 34 mins 24 secs    
  Series Sunday Sermon
  Description: What was the long awaited Messiah expected to be like? He was expected to be a king.

What type of "saving" did Jesus come to bring? Jesus came to save people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

What does it mean to be saved from your sins? You are saved from the penalty of sin AND the power of sin. This means that sin is no longer your master. Go now and leave your life of sin (John 8:11).
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.

What is the gift of Christmas? You may have forgiveness and freedom from sin. We have been brought over from death to life. In Christ, we can offer our whole bodies as instruments of righteousness.

The gift of Christmas is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. We can have a relationship with God because of Jesus' gift to us. John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Christmas is God's invitation to all of us to live under grace rather than law.
  Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 31 mins 12 secs    
  Series Sunday Sermon
  Description: John 1:14
When God Dwells Among Us ...
1. Authentic community develops.
1 Peter 2:4
Community: to know and be known, to love and be loved, to serve and be served, to celebrate and be celebrated.
2. God's excellencies are proclaimed.
1 Peter 2:9-10
3. Ministry is released among God's people.
1 Peter 4:8
Are you experiencing authentic community? What practical step can you take to grow in community?
In what areas (school, family, work, neighborhood) can you proclaim the excellencies of God?
Are you released for ministry among God's people? In what ways are you engaged in ministry?
  Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 34 mins 46 secs    
  Series Sunday Sermon
  Description: Guests you may entertain this Christmas:

1. Disappointed people. e.g. Zechariah and Elizabeth. Matthew 1:7 "" ...they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years." This couple was barren. God sent an angel to Zechariah to say they would have a child. The angel caused him to be silent because he expressed doubt.

Holidays can remind us of broken relationships and loss. This can lead to depression.

2. Stressed people. e.g. Mary and Joseph. Matthew 1:19 "Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly." Mary found out that she was pregnant prior to her marriage. This would have caused a lot of stress. She had to travel to her hometown.

3. Unsafe people. e.g. Herod Matthew 2:13 "...an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, "Get up," he said. "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." Herod sought to harm Mary, Joseph, and Jesus.

4. Different people. e.g. the magi. Matthew 2:7-11.

5. Embarrassing people. e.g. the shepherds. Luke 2:16 "So the shepherds hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger."

Gifts to give your guests:

John 1:14 "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." Jesus was full of both grace and truth.

1. Give grace. There is no one in our lives that does not need this. Follow Jesus' example and give grace to the people in our life. Grace is unmerited favor. It means to give something that has not been earned. The truth is that each of of us is different and not perfect. This means that there will be a gap with each and every person we meet. Choose to fill that gap with grace. Give people the benefit of a doubt. Choose to believe the best in others.

2. Give truth. Grace without truth is not enough for us to grow. We need both. Mature people can speak the truth in love. It is hard to speak the truth when the truth is difficult to hear. If we really love someone then we need to try and speak the truth in a constructive manner. Consider sharing the true reason for Christmas at your family gatherings.

3. Give time. Jesus did this for us. Unhurried time is precious - spending it with others shows that we value them.

We are not grace, truth, and time factories. These attributes don't come from us. They are gifts that we first receive from God. We need to connect and receive them from God first in order to share them with others. A practical definition of love is to will the good for the other person. That is what Jesus did for us.
  Date: Sunday, December 03, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 27 mins 28 secs    
Passage: Luke 2:17    
  Description: Luke 2:17
Q. What is the good news?
A. Life in the Kingdom of God is accessible now to all who trust Jesus and follow him.
Luke 2:10-11
Q. Where is your true home?
A. God desires for you to be home in him, and God wants to be at home in you.
John 14:23
Revelation 3:20
Q. Who is qualified to "spread the word?"
A. You are.
  Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 37 mins 59 secs    
Passage: 1 Kings 3:5-14    
  Series Sunday Sermon
  Description: On average we make 70 conscious decisions each day. And we are the product of those decisions. They make up who we are. Proverbs 19:3 - People ruin their lives by their own foolishness. As Christians, we have resources so we don't have to decide on our own.

James 1:5 says "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." Solomon asked God for wisdom. He acknowledged his weakness and inability. God granted him wisdom and the success that went along with it. Wise people lead healthy lives and make good choices. Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Steps to making great decisions:

1. Pray. Ask God for wisdom.God wants to impart His wisdom. God's will is for you to become a loving, generous, and wise person. This is not a specific path in life. Many decisions in life don't come with a single right answer. There is nothing in this world that can prevent God from growing you into a wise and mature person.

2. Pray. Ask for the right frame of mind. Don't make important decisions late at night. Wait until you are well rested. Philippians 4:7 - And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

3. Consider the long-term consequences. Proverbs 19:2 - Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes. Look for someone of great character that you want to spend the rest of your life with.

4. Get wise counsel. Acknowledge that you don't have all you need to make decisions. Proverbs 12:15 - The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. We all have weak areas where we need outside advice.

5. Put your decision into action and trust God. 2 Timothy 1:7 - For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline. It is always possible to make a bad decision. Don't let the fear of that prevent you from making decisions and acting on them. Better to be a "satisfier" than a "maximizer". People who are always searching from the absolute right decision are more successful but tend to be less happy. It's OK to live with "good enough".

  Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 27 mins 43 secs    
Passage: 2 Timothy 4:6-18    
  Series 2 Timothy
  Description: What race are you running?
1 Corinthians 9:25
Are you going to finish well?
2 Timothy 4:7
Who is running the race with you?
Hebrews 12:1
  Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017       Teacher: Kevin Hayashida     Duration: 37 mins 16 secs    
Passage: Luke 17:11-18    
  Series Sunday Sermon
  Description: Gratitude and ingratitude determine the direction of a relationship.

Every one of us have people who have helped us to get where we are.

As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn and the hair of his head shall be uncovered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry "Unclean! Unclean!" He shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection, he is unclean. He shall live alone, his dwelling shall be outside the camp. Leviticus 13:45-46

1. Unexpressed gratitude communicates
2. Unexpressed gratitude can feel like rejection.
3. Unexpressed gratitude may indicate pride.
We have a debt of gratitude which needs to be expressed to be paid off.

Question: Who have you been taking for granted? Who needs to hear from you?
Make a list of things to be thankful for. When we write it down it becomes meaningful. Express your thanks by writing thank you notes and sending them to people.

 


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