Pastor John Ting preaches from Luke 15:2-32.
Many Corinthian Christians were being wrongly influenced by a group of leaders/teachers fromJerusalem. They charged Paul with being weak and no true apostle. They pushed themselves forward as true apostles. They had taken on-board many Greek values and ended up preaching a Jesus and a Gospel different to the one proclaimed by Paul. Pastor John Ting preaches from 2 Corinthians 10.1–11.15 .
John Ting expounds the passage showing especially that generous giving is often a response to the experience of God's grace. He shares from his own journey at different stages of his life.
There is an interplay between weakness, suffering and the death of Jesus on the one hand and on the other hand triumph and the risen life of Jesus both strands working themselves out in a believer’s life. When we die we will receive our resurrection body. Pastor John Ting preaches from 2 Corinthians 4:7 to 5:10.
Jesus taught his disciples how not to pray and how to pray. Listen to this sermon by John Ting from Matthew 6:5-15.
In the face of increasing opposition and persecution initiated by the emperor Domitian, God gave a reassuring vision of himself and of Jesus Christ to John who in turn wrote down what he heard and saw and sent it to the seven churches assuring them that the Triune God was still in control in the midst of their troubles. Pastor John Ting preaches from Rev 1.
There is an upside and a downside to money. Money can be deceptive in terms of what is true gain, what is true value and where true security lies. Money is to be shared and enables people to be rich in good deeds. Pastor John Ting preaches.
Jesus divided opinion of him when he healed the man born blind. Pastor John takes up the issue of how we should respond when our understanding and application of Scripture or doctrine points in one direction whereas an event or happening points in another. We should be ready to rethink our present understanding and application of Scripture and also ready to reevaluate the event or happening. Pastor John preaches from John 9.
Jesus' journey to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Tabernacles was low key. This was deliberate and contrasted greatly with Jesus' journey for the Passover six months later where his journey and entry into Jerusalem was public and Triumphant. John explains the contrast. He also emphasizes it is only those who are ready and willing to do God's will who will know that Jesus' teaching is from God. Pastor John Ting preaches from John 7:25-52.
Out of Jesus' fullness we have received grace. So grace should be evident in our lives in terms of how we relate to God and men. Grace enables us to relate to and evaluate others the way God does. Pastor John Ting preaches.
Pastor John explains that he his concern with associating Christmas with Santa and Christmas trees is that they may mask, cover up the real meaning of Christmas. He then shares two events which helped him to experientially gain an insight into the real meaning of Christmas.
Pastor John Ting shares his journey from being an adherent of the social Gospel to his over-reaction to his present biblical position. He asks how the message of the prophets and especially Amos who strongly condemns the rich and powerful for their oppression and exploitation of the poor should impact us today at the personal church and government level. He ends by quoting from Jim Wallis' God's Politics which points out the Republican bias against the poor and toward the rich as unbiblical and sinful.
Amos pronounced God's coming judgment upon the northern Kingdom of Israel because the wealthy and powerful were oppressing and exploiting the poor and needy and because their religion was a religion without morality. Pastor John Ting preaches from Amos 1:3-2:6; 3:1-8.
Pastor John Ting concludes the Acts 13-28 sermon series by looking at four personal lessons from Acts 13-28. (1) The key role of the Holy Spirit in missions and ministry. (2) The deliberateness and proactive looking to the Lord in the appointing of leaders. (3) Encountering the demonic. (4) At heart Paul is a pastor/shepherd and an evangelist.