Jul
31

Remember Who You Are

    Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 (16) Introduction: “God, Creator of all things, give me first of all the grace to pray to you properly; then make me worthy of being heard; and, finally, deliver me… God, to withdraw from You is to fall. To turn to You is to rise up. To remain in […]

Jul
24

Gospel Supremacy

    Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 Introduction/ Background: Written by Paul for the church at Thessalonica (modern-day Greece) in 50-51 AD. Paul with Timothy and Silas planted a church in Philippi. They were imprisoned because of some conflicts with other Jewish leaders and Gentile hearers. After their escape, they arrived in Thessalonica and started another […]

Jul
10

Overcoming Complacency

    Text: Amos 6:1-7 Introduction: German Christian philosopher Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Christian martyr during the time of the holocaust. In his infamous work entitled The Cost of Discipleship he said, “Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace […]

Jul
03

Praising God through Giving

    Text: 1 Chronicles 29:1-20 Introduction: What fuels the Vision? Faith, Prayer, and Giving. Our main theme today is about giving, specifically, David’s model of generous giving. Remember that David was known as a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). Rightly to say, if there’s a person whom we ought to follow […]

Jun
27

The Good News in Philemon

    Text: Philemon Introduction: (vv. 1-3) Verse 1 – Philemon is authored by Paul during his imprisonment (see verse 9). verses 1-2 – to Philemon and family, but in verse 2 we can see that their church gathered not in a building, nor a parish church, but in a home—at Philemon’s home. The church […]

Jun
19

Biblical Virtues of Fatherhood: Love, Unity, and Wisdom

    Text: Ephesians 3:14-15 (Topical Exposition) Introduction: “For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father, from whom all fatherhood in heaven and on earth is named” (Eph. 3:14–15). Ray Ortlund, “We fathers play a role in our children’s second, supernatural birth by praying for them and raising them in the paths of […]

Jun
05

The Lord is Our Keeper

    Text: Psalm 121 (Download Sermon Powerpoint here) Outline: A. The Psalmist’s Background (121) B. The Psalmist’s Need (121:1) C. The Psalmist’s Helper (121:2) Main Points: I. The Lord Keeps by Strengthening us (121:3-4) II. The Lord Keeps by Sustaining us (121:5-6) III. The Lord Keeps by Saving us (121:7-8) Application: Look exclusively to […]

May
22

Jesus, the Love Personified: Pursuing Love of Christ

    Text: Ephesians 3:14-19 My goal today is to persuade each of us to stay in love with Christ. When you are in love, you do good things naturally out of love. Unmanipulated. Not coerced and not out of duty. Background: The Ephesian church had an ongoing conflict both within and outside its congregation. […]

May
15

Church as Koinonia

    Text: 1 John 1:3-6 To be a Christian is to have koinonia with God. I. Koinonia with Christ Communion with Christ and Union in Christ (Galatians 2:20). II. Koinonia with the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:13) Disregarding the guidance and leading of the Spirit and even not listening to it causes its grieving. […]

May
08

Faith Begins at Home: Biblical Portraits of a Mother

    Text: Ruth 1:6-18 Faith Begins at Home (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: God has seen the significance of mothers in the Bible. Many times, God would not only use men like Abraham, Moses, David, Matthew, and Paul to be part of the building of the kingdom of God on earth. God had used […]

May
01

All-Sufficient Grace of Christ

    Text: 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 All-Sufficient Grace of Christ (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Background: Paul wrote this letter in a more apologetic, argumentative, or lawyer-like tone addressing the false accusations against him by fake Christian leaders. Thorn in the flesh: (1) Paul’s inner psychological struggles; (2) Paul’s opponents, who continued to persecute him; (3) […]

Apr
24

Christ Has Risen; It is True

    Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Download Full Sermon Manuscript Download Introduction: In verses 1-11 we will see Paul review and defined the gospel he had delivered to them, then he defended the resurrection, then he showed us how the gospel of grace works in his own life. Outline: I. THE GOSPEL DELIEVERED, REVIEWED AND […]

Apr
17

Gospel and the Next Generation

    Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-7 Gospel and the Next Generation Background: Paul wrote this second letter to Timothy during his second imprisonment in Rome (AD 64–65). This letter is a call to be courageous and endurance amid opposition and suffering for the sake of the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:1-7, Paul expresses his affectionate greetings […]

Apr
10

Jesus, the Gospel, and the Resurrection

    Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Jesus, the Gospel, and the Resurrection (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Generally speaking, what we will consistently see is Paul’s appeal that 1) the Gospel should be central for them, the church, and 2) they should mature in their faith – this includes the pursuit of holiness in their […]

Apr
03

God’s Healing as Wholeness

    Text: John 5:1-15 God’s Healing as Wholeness (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Today, we will talk about healing, asking for help, and inviting God into the messiness of our lives. Background: “Bethesda” means house of mercy (v. 2). “Asthenéō” strictly refers to a condition of physical weakness. — Christ meets us in moments when […]

Mar
27

Presence: Fullness of Joy

    Text: 2 John 4-12 Presence: Fullness of Joy (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Background: The letter was written by Apostle John; wherein during that time, was the only living apostle. It was written for a specific church in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). There are two things that the letter emphasizes: first, he was commending […]

Mar
20

Renewed Day by Day

    Text: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Renewed Day by Day (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: The goal of being renewed day by day is to be more like Christ. The Greek term (anakainoo) in this passage same in Colossians 3:10 is in present participle (“is being renewed”) which implies continuation. In theological terms, this is […]

Mar
13

Facing Adversities in Christian Life

    Text: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:4; 3:17-19 Habakkuk’s Objections and Response on Pain and Suffering (Sermon Manuscript) Button Introduction: Pain is the ultimate teacher. (Roger Collier) C.S. Lewis said, “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told in Matthew ‘Blessed are they that mourn.’” Indeed, pain has been present […]

Mar
06

The Spirit-filled Congregation

    Text: Acts 1:6-14 The Spirit-filled Congregation (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Background: The book of Acts is the sequel to the Gospel of Luke. Luke was the author of both the Acts and Luke. He is a physician and closely works with Apostle Paul during his missionary journeys, struggles, and gospel proclamation (see 2 […]

Feb
20

Christ, Church, and the Nexus Generation

    Text: Psalm 78:1-8 Christ, Church, and the Nexus Generation (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Who is the author? Asaph. He is one of the Chief musicians during the reign of King David. He is part of the worship service if we will put that in today’s context. What is a Maskil? A wise […]

Feb
06

Post-Digital Fall: Redeeming the Digital Space (Part 2)

    Text: Revelation 21:1-8; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 Post-Digital Fall – Redeeming the Digital Space (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Continuation of Seven Deadly Digital Sins (Part 2) Digital Sin No.: 4 Cyber Monday Sales/ E-Shop (Gluttony, Greed) As much as many love these cyber sales, the other end of the strand of the rope is […]

Jan
30

The Digital Fall (Part 1) – Christian Living in the Post-Truth Age

    Text: John 8:31-47 The Digital Fall (Part 1) – Full Sermon Manuscript Download Part 1 of the Seven Deadly Digital Sins Introduction: have you ever encountered that today’s generation seems to be all-knowing or knows a lot of things? Even tidbits of any kind of subject. It is because of accessibility to information […]

Jan
23

God’s Eternal Word and Bible Apps

    Text: Hebrews 4:12 God’s Eternal Word and Bible Apps (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Why did someone want to get rid of the Bible? Because for some, it is a mere collection of literary works. They treat the Bible the same as history books, literature, or even like a tragic novel. Sadly, today, […]

Jan
16

God, Creation, and Technology

  Text: Genesis 1:26-28; Revelation 21:1-2, 22:3-4 God, Creation, and Technology: From the Garden of Eden to the City of Restored Eden (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: AI, VR, IOT, these are all thoughts towards utopia, idealism, and the pursuit of having a perfect world. However, these realities have been influential to the church ever […]

Jan
09

Jesus Christ Our Confidant

    Text: 2 Timothy 1:6-14 Jesus Christ Our Confidant (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: In today’s passage, Paul wrote this letter to Timothy while he was imprisoned in Rome. This imprisonment of Paul is quite different from the previous ones that he experienced. Why? Because this time, he was expecting to be executed—simply saying, […]

Jan
02

A Hopeful New Year 2022

    Text: 1 Peter 1:13 A Hopeful New Year 2022 (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Today is another year. New Year 2022. 2021 is done, and we are now venturing through this year. But New Years are not something mystical nor magical. We sometimes think that when 12AM arrives, all the challenges, trials, and […]

Dec
26

The Christ of Christmas

    Text: Hebrews 2:9-18 The Christ of Christmas Sermon Devotional (Full Manuscript) Download   Introduction: Without Christ, Christmas is just another secular holiday. The world seems to see Christmas solely for gift-giving, shared fellowship, family bonding, and romantic holidates. It is true that even Spurgeon encouraged Christians to celebrate more than celebrate less. However, […]

Dec
12

The Preexistence and Eternality of Jesus Christ

    Text: Colossians 1:15-17 The Preexistence of Jesus Christ (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: The keyword here is “prototokos” which literally translates as “born before”. Not because he is a created being; it clearly states that he was not created, but prototokos points to the thought that Jesus is eternal. He preexisted even before […]

Dec
05

The Significance of the Virgin Birth

    Text: Luke 1:26-38 The Significance of the Virgin Birth (Full Sermon Manuscript) Introduction: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. (The Apostles’ Creed) In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and […]

Nov
28

Giving Thanks is God’s Will

    Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Giving Thanks is God’s Will (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: What is the symbol for “thanksgiving”? A turkey. What if I tell you that a Christian person can be a symbol of thanksgiving, will you believe me? Well, it is difficult for us to say “yes” especially if you […]

Nov
21

The Lost Discipline of Family Worship

    Text: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and Psalm 101:1-8 The Lost Practice [Spiritual Discipline] of Family Worship (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: However, in Titus 2:6-8, we learned last month that discipleship is communal. That older people—the parents—should “6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 7 In everything set them an example by doing […]

Nov
14

God’s Impartiality: No Favoritism!

    Text: Ephesians 2:14-22 God’s Impartiality (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download The Problem: 13 You, my brothers, and sisters were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your […]

Nov
07

Grasping the Heart of Worship

    Text: Luke 18:9-14 Grasping the Heart of Worship (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: SEENZONED: “Seen full” means indifferent or ignoring our sins. Background: Pharisee – expert of the law (Torah), respected, faithful serves God seriously by going without food from sunrise to sunset on Mondays and Thursdays and by tithing all their possessions […]

Oct
31

Missions Made Possible

    Text: 3 John 1-8 Missions Made Possible (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download   Background: The letter is written by John dedicated to Gaius—who is an elder of an uncertain church. Probably, a church at Corinth or Ephesus, or another place. Again, since this is an epistle, this is designed to be read out loud […]

Oct
24

Valuing Our Gospel-Ministry Workers

    Titus 3:12-15 Valuing Our Gospel-Ministry Workers (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: In the entire book of Titus, Paul’s pastoral epistle for the church in Crete, the church there was expected to exemplify the correct characteristic of a Christian. In chapter 1, we saw that the church needs elders to set things in order. […]

Oct
10

A Life of Submission

    Text: Titus 3:1-11 A Life of Submission (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, all the kings horses & all the kings men couldn’t put Humpty together again. Main Idea: Titus 2:14, “who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness […]

Sep
26

The Revealed Hope

    Text: Titus 2:9-15 The Revealed Hope (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Background: The world of the early church during the first century was not a golden time full of abundance, resources, and economic rise. It was a time where ordinary people need to work hard, exert much effort and time just to put something […]

Sep
19

A Sound Christian Living

    Text: Titus 2:1-8 A Sound Christian Living (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Background: One of Paul’s main concerns was the false teachers teaching a different gospel. Either they are teaching a false doctrine or mixing their doctrine with their former mystical or traditional superstitions. Titus was assigned to Crete to oversee the churches in […]

Sep
12

Fulfilling the Unfinished Task

    Text: Titus 1:5-16 Fulfilling the Unfinished Task (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Background: Just by reading verse 4 of Titus chap 1, we can see that this letter was written for Titus by Apostle Paul (v1). Titus had been with Paul many times. First, during the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15; Gal. 1-2). Second, from […]

Aug
29

Selflessness, Self-Denial, and the Supremacy of Christ

    Text: Philippians 1:12-24 Selflessness, Self-Denial, and the Supremacy of Christ (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Endowment Effect or Psychological ownership is a theory that observes the sense of a person’s valuing his or her own possession. This theory has been traced since the time of the Ancient Philosopher Aristotle; he said, “For most […]

Aug
15

Freedom in Christ: True Liberation

    Text: John 8:31-38 Freedom in Christ: True Liberation (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Freedom today is reduced to a mere memorial. A term that can be easily mistaken with “independence,” “rights,” or to do something you want to do. This shallow view of freedom is a complacent perspective in living a life freed […]

Aug
01

Dissenters among the Age of #Trending

    Text: Matthew 5:43-48 Dissenters Among the Age of #Trending (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: In the 1600s, Baptists (especially the English Baptists in the late seventeenth century) is known for their dissenting spirit (not just for the sake of “to dissent”). Baptists fought for religious freedom amid denominational control and State religion. Baptists […]

Jul
18

Devote Yourselves to Prayer: The Gospel, Prayer, and Fasting

    Text: Colossians 4:2-4 Devote Yourselves to Prayer (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: I will be direct! Prayerlessness invades churches nowadays. Too much confidence in ourselves, extreme pragmatism, and indifference. “Prayerlessness is spiritual suicide.” Why do we ignore prayer, forgetting, or not prioritizing it? In fact, when Paul reminded the church about putting on […]

Jul
11

Church Deacons: Serving the Servants of God

    Text: Acts 6:1-7 Church Deacons: Serving the Servants of God (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Nowadays, serving is not seen as a noble task. Most of us, if not entitled, want to be served. We want others to do the sweeping of the floor, the washing of the dishes, the cleaning of the […]

Jul
04

Biblical Eldership: Elder-led Church, Plurality of Elders

    Text: Acts 14:21-28 Biblical Eldership (Full Sermon Manuscript Download) Download Introduction: Jonathan Griffiths said, “The office of eldership is given in Scripture to provide spiritual nurture and protection for the church. Elders are to shepherd the flock of Jesus Christ through the faithful ministry of the Word and are to lead by godly […]

Jun
27

#SpeakLIFE: A Covenant Heart

    Text: Genesis 17:9-14; Ezekiel 36:26-27 A Covenant Heart (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Human hearts are the core of our life. It is the essential part of the body as they say (you can read more about this on our bulletin program.) For today, we will learn the two realities of having a […]

Jun
20

Godly Portraits of Fatherhood

    Text: Genesis 35:28-29; John 14:8-11 Godly Portraits of Fatherhood (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Today, we will learn how God designed the calling of fatherhood through three father stories namely Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Why these people? Of course, because we have been exploring the book of Genesis for a month. Other than […]

Jun
06

Abrahamic Covenant: The Promised Seed

    Text: Galatians 3:7-16; Genesis 12, 15, 17 Abrahamic Covenant: The Promised Seed (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: Similarly, a seed reminds me of God’s promise to humanity. A promise of redemption and saving grace. This seed—this time an offspring—was already told as early as Genesis 3:15 with Adam and Eve. Then once again, […]

May
30

God Remembers His Covenant: A Promise of Life Preservation

    Text: Genesis 9:1-17 Noahic Covenant (Full Sermon Manuscript) Download Introduction: In understanding the Bible, the covenants are the bookmarks of the whole unity of the Scripture. Whenever we try to understand certain passages, only through the light of covenantal narratives, themes, or principles can shed deeper knowledge into it. Divine covenantal acts are […]