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Everything Is Very Wrong With Everything, And We Know It
J.S. Park

Hello beloved wonderful friends!

This is the first part of a new sermon series called “Why You Christian?”  It explores the question of why anyone would ever want to be a Christian.

This first message is titled: Everything Is Very Wrong With Everything, And We Know It.

It’s about that Christianese church-word “sin,” and how we all secretly know something is very wrong and all the ways we try to make it right.

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Some things I talk about are: That moment when you wonder why you ever need to learn calculus or the quadratic equation, the very goofy Christianese words ‘sin’ and ‘wrath,’ that weird dark secret thing we do that no one wants to talk about, how the world tries to save itself through try-more moralism and top-my-feelings therapy, slapping someone in the pulpit, and that time I almost cheated on my fiancé with a Starbucks barista.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

As For Me: One of the Most Important Throwaway Phrases of Scripture
J.S. Park

jspark3000:

Hello beloved wonderful friends!

This is a message titled: As For Me: One of the Most Important Throwaway Phrases of Scripture.

I go over a repeated phrase we see in the Old Testament, "As for me."  It’s about becoming a countercultural force for the common good without judging others and without compromising ourselves.

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 Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

Kings, Kingdoms, and Servants: City Living Vs. Kingdom Wisdom
J.S. Park

In case you missed it, this one’s about the everyday conflict between a hostile fallen world and the gracious wisdom of God, and how to choose Him instead.

Be blessed! — J

jspark3000:

Hello beloved friends!

This is the third part of a sermon series called “The Names of God: Who We Are In Who He Is.”  

This message is titled: Kings, Kingdoms, and Servants: City Living Vs. Kingdom Wisdom.Stream above or download here!

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

Kings, Kingdoms, and Servants: City Living Vs. Kingdom Wisdom
J.S. Park

Hello beloved friends!

This is the third part of a sermon series called “The Names of God: Who We Are In Who He Is.”  

This message is titled: Kings, Kingdoms, and Servants: City Living Vs. Kingdom Wisdom.

It’s about what it means to live in the City of Man versus the Kingdom of God, and how to live in the everyday conflict between a broken hostile world and a wise loving God.

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Some things I talk about are: The secret second language when you overhear random conversations at Starbucks, how every movie and TV show about the zombie apocalypse reveals our human nature, Jesus’s first political platform speech turned disaster, the Gospel according to Stephen Colbert, and the most unforgettable episode of Jerry Springer.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

The Unexpected Friendship With The Maker of Everything
J.S. Park

In case you missed it, this is about what it means to be a friend of God and how crazy good that truth really is.

Be blessed! — J

jspark3000:

Hello beloved friends! This is the second part of a sermon series called “The Names of God: Who We Are In Who He Is.”  

This message is titled: The Unexpected Friendship With The Maker of Everything.

Stream above or download here!

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

Mar 8

The Prodigal Father And His Prodigal Kids
J.S. Park

jspark3000:

In case you missed it, this is the first part of a new series called “The Names of God.”  This one’s about the familiar story of the Prodigal Son and how it unlocks the entire human condition.  It’s also about how God is a Father who loves His kids and wants them to get along.

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Be blessed! — J

Mar 7

That one time one of my sermons went viral.

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May it bless you and love y’all.

— J.S.

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Mar 6

The Prodigal Father And His Prodigal Kids
J.S. Park

In case you missed it, this is the first part of a new series called “The Names of God.”  This one’s about the familiar story of the Prodigal Son and how it unlocks the entire human condition.  It’s also about how God is a Father who loves His kids and wants them to get along.

Be blessed! — J

jspark3000:

Hello beloved friends!

This is the first part of a sermon series called “The Names of God: Who We Are In Who He Is.”  This message is titled: The Prodigal Father And His Prodigal Kids.

Stream above or download here!

 Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

Mar 3

The Prodigal Father And His Prodigal Kids
J.S. Park

Hello beloved friends!

This is the first part of a sermon series called “The Names of God: Who We Are In Who He Is.”  Each week I’ll be going over the many names of God from the Bible and the significance of what it means for us.

This message is titled: The Prodigal Father And His Prodigal Kids.

It’s about the familiar Bible story of the two conflicted sons, which accurately describes and unlocks the entire human condition of how to relate to God and to others.

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Some things I talk about are: My dramatic shift from wild rebellious living to judgmental critical religion, how our God is an awesome dad in Heaven who enjoys His kids, that moment at 3am when you wonder how you ever got into this, the Only Two Types of People in the world divided right down the middle, and that time my dad pulled a Jedi and rescued my brother from drowning..

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

Any time I feel confused about the Gospel and the reality of God’s love, I watch this sermon again.  Which is at least once a month. 

The best thing Pastor Tim says here is that the Gospel is about “taking burdens off, never putting burdens on.”  Anything that does not cause us to sing the old Wesleyan hymn, “My chains fell off, my heart was free; I rose, went forth, and followed Thee” is not from the Gospel. 

Only religion adds burdens.  Only abstract doctrine uses forgiveness as permission to sin.  Even social justice can become enslaving when it’s used to validate our faith.  The real freedom is in knowing costly grace, that Jesus really does love us at an infinite cost to himself — and only this truth can freely compel us to Himself and to others.

Please take time to watch (there are a few glitches in the video, they pass quickly).  It’s worth the hour to invest. 

— J

The Unappreciated Ordinary Everyday Grind of Life
J.S. Park

Hello beloved friends!

This is the sixth part of a sermon series called “The Life of King David: From Stone-Slinger to Royal Sinner.”

The message is titled: The Unappreciated Ordinary Everyday Grind of Life.

It’s about remaining faithful and consistent to what you’ve been called, despite being unseen and unappreciated.

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Some things I talk about are: The last secret technique of a dying karate master on his deathbed, when a gigantic six-foot twelve-year-old jock protected me in sixth grade, how Barney the dinosaur saved my next door neighbors, how Chaos Theory and the butterfly effect reveals the tapestry of God’s Story in the world, and how a mean internet comment drove me to a slobbery broken down mess.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

An Honest Ugly Confrontation With Yourself
J.S. Park

Hello friends! In case you missed it, this is the fifth part of the series on the Life of David. About having a real confrontation with your own motives, motivations, and the lies we sell ourselves: and breaking free toward better.

Love y’all! — J

jspark3000:

Hello beloved friends!

This is the fifth part of a sermon series called “The Life of King David: From Stone-Slinger to Royal Sinner.” The message is titled: An Honest Ugly Confrontation With Yourself.

Stream above or download here!

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

An Honest Ugly Confrontation With Yourself
J.S. Park

Hello beloved friends!

This is the fifth part of a sermon series called “The Life of King David: From Stone-Slinger to Royal Sinner.”

The message is titled: An Honest Ugly Confrontation With Yourself.

It’s about having a hard honest look at yourself to break free of the blind spots that shackle us.

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Some things I talk about are: Getting stabbed without knowing it, exposing rigged carnival games, that one time I was cured by Cuban food, when a girl is convinced she really loves that guy, and creating a culture of slobbery honesty in church.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

Feb 3

Your Life Is Preaching A Message
J.S. Park

Hello beloved friends!

This is the fourth part of a sermon series called “The Life of King David: From Stone-Slinger to Royal Sinner.”

The message is titled: Your Life Is Preaching A Message.

It’s about how our small everyday decisions are preaching a bigger message, and how to consistently solidify a singular focus for all you do.

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Some things I talk about are: How a man with cancer will stay in touch with her daughter through her lunchbox, what you think of when you hear Steve Jobs, Adolf Hitler, and Superman, the best movie quote of all time from Gladiator, David’s bedtime stories with Solomon, and when someone seems like they’re succeeding without God.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

Everything Great In You Is God In You
J.S. Park

 

Hello beloved friends!

This is the first part of a sermon series called “The Life of King David: From Stone-Slinger to Royal Sinner.”

The message is titled: Everything Great In You Is God In You.

It’s about how God can take overlooked unseen no ones and make them into someones: to point to the one.

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Some things I talk about are: If you were to grade yourself on a scale of 1 to 100, how three judges at a beauty pageant can destroy the dreams of women, an awkward interview with the young King David, trying to show up your high school bullies at a talk show, and the beautiful sound of a really terrible praise team.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J