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Besides your own, what are some other good podcasts?

Hey my friend, that’s really very kind of you to say.  I’m always so critical of my own preaching and I’m so much more comfortable writing.  My podcast is here, or is tagged on my blog here, and also on iTunes here.  Would be absolutely grateful if anyone left a review or star-rating on iTunes!

I currently listen to:

- Francis Chan. He’s been preaching at Reality Church in San Francisco.  I get scared to listen to him because he’s always so convicting and real, but that’s exactly why I love him.  Look up his recent message “20th Anniversary” from Cornerstone Simi Valley.

- Timothy Keller.  Rich, vibrant, intellectually satisfying preaching.  Look up his recent trip to Belhaven and also “On The Mountain.”

- Andy Stanley.  I know some say he’s “lite” or “diet faith,” but he has such a great practicality in his teaching.  I was really blessed by his two recent series, “Ask It” and “Right In The Eye.”

For my favorite sermons of all time, read here.  These were formative in my spiritual journey.

For the dangers of becoming a sermon junkie, read here.

And if you haven’t yet, go purchase The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis.  It’s a book of his best sermons.

Fellow bloggers: Please make suggestions!

— J.S.

Gideon The Unworthy: God Has Given You Worth Apart From What You Think About You
J.S. Park

Hello lovely wonderful friends!

This is the fifth part of a sermon series called "Snapshots: The Men & Women of the Bible.”  It explores how the people in the Bible were just as fallen as you and me, and how God worked through them.

This message is titled: Gideon The Unworthy: God Has Given You Worth Apart From What You Think About You.

It’s about finding the gifts and greatness in you by the grace of God, and liberating ourselves from all the discouragement we’ve ever faced.

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Some things I talk about are: Outlandish auction bids for celebrity-owned items including Justin Bieber’s hair, my brother the totally unsuspecting MMA jujitsu fighter, the anxious fear of small-town gossip when you try to step it up, tough advice for my future daughter, how the church ought to be like a bunch of cheerleaders, my first pre-marriage counseling, and the words that you’ve secretly wanted to hear your whole life.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

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Jul 8

Mary Magdalene: The First Most Least Qualified Christian
J.S. Park

Hello lovely wonderful friends!

This is the fourth part of a sermon series called "Snapshots: The Men & Women of the Bible.”  It explores how the people in the Bible were just as fallen as you and me, and how God worked through them.

This message is titled: Mary Magdalene: The First Most Least Qualified Christian

It’s about freeing ourselves from the categorical prison of quick judgments and embracing the thoughtful approach of grace.

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Some things I talk about are: My 72 hours inside a mental institution, the two opposite and equally false judgments we make about everyone in the room, that moment when you imitate the guy you don’t like with the crazy evil villain voice, if the Gospel of Jesus were re-written as an Epic Greek Myth with rippling muscles, and loving enough to find those cockroaches in your friend’s bed.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

How I Met My Savior: Zacchaeus and Jesus and The Labels That Squeeze Us
J.S. Park

Hello lovely wonderful friends!

This is the third part of a sermon series called "Snapshots: The Men & Women of the Bible.”  It explores how the people in the Bible were just as fallen as you and me, and how God worked through them.

This message is titled: How I Met My Savior: Zacchaeus and Jesus and The Labels That Squeeze Us.

It’s about breaking free of the labels that enslave us and truly grabbing God’s reckless calling for our lives.

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Some things I talk about are: The Permanent Time-Stamped Label when you grow up in the same town long enough, your reaction when a five year old calls himself stupid, that time I got the embarrassing price check for hemorrhoid cream on the intercom, treating a prostitute like a lady for one night, eating pasta so good that it ruins all pasta, and pushing back the flurry of voices to grab God’s one true calling for you.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

The Power To Edit Your Own Life
J.S. Park

Hello beloved wonderful friends!

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

This message is titled: The Power To Edit Your Own Life.

It’s about the choice to change the story of your life and where you are heading: and it begins with confronting yourself in candid honesty.

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Some things I talk about are: That moment in the movie when the hero is down to nothing but-then-wow-comeback, the sudden epiphany when the villain’s henchman turns against him, that time my friend typed out my angry text messages and read them to me, those random heart-punching face-to-face encounters where you walk away different than before, and going to the movies with Jesus.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

Over The Drama, Under A Mission
J.S. Park

Hello beloved wonderful friends!

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

This message is titled: Over The Drama, Under A Mission.

It’s about looking above all the petty conflicts and everyday drama to a bigger purpose, and how we were made for way more.

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Some things I talk about are: That time I overheard a woman catching her boyfriend with another woman (and I giggled like crazy), when soldiers in battle care more about the Kardashians than their commander, how the first Christians had to fight lions and horses, the futility of trying to hook up my cheap beat-up Toyota Corolla, and how a men’s cologne tells me about the God-given purpose of our existence.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

May 8

The Perfectly Balanced Love That Does Not Compromise Truth
J.S. Park

jspark3000:

Hello beloved wonderful friends!

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

This message is titled: The Perfectly Balanced Love That Does Not Compromise Truth.

It’s about how we approach others of different beliefs and lifestyles, and how we can love them like Jesus without holding back on truth.

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Some things I talk about are: The injection that “cures gay people,” the constant tug of war between being gracious and being truthful, the outrage at your friend who is being used by a friend but can’t see it, having the cool relaxed mom and the strict scary dad, dealing with a friend who’s obsessed with crazy pseudo-romantic longings, the red-faced preachers who hate homosexuals, how Jesus perfectly balanced love without compromise, and a phone call with my gay friend.

Be blessed and love y’all!

— J

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.

Stream above or download here!

 

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.

You can download it here too.

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