Archive for August, 2010
Guest Speaker | Josh Carstensen | Selected Texts
This week’s sermon is a special address where our South Korea missionary, Josh Carstensen, shares an update and report of life on mission. In addition, Josh talks about cultural barriers for the gospel both in South Korea and here in San Diego with things such as individualism, consumerism, and authoritarianism. This sermon was originally preached on August 8th, 2010 at The Resolved Church in San Diego, CA.
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Building the city within our city…
by Sean Hutchinson
I have been really stirred by the words of Harold Best, inspired by the Word of God. Best is a musician, pastor, worship leader, and theologian and he writes both convicting and arousing words in his book Unceasing Worship.
I have no doubt that the deeper we go into the unseen things of faith, hope, and love, the more we will revel in the temporal stuff of life, the intertwining of divine and human handiwork, the sights and sounds of earth and art. Christians should be as delighted in the things of sight and sense as God is himself, when at the instant of every creational act, he declares goodness to be observable, enjoyable and usable. Of all people, Christians should have the best noses, the best eyes and ears, the most open joy, the widest sense of delight.”
Unfortunately, this has not always been the case for the art, music, media and creativity coming out of the Church (at least not in San Diego). Too long have we just scraped by trying to compete with our culture and making poor reflections of the good art, music, and media we have today, especially in San Diego. Christians should be amongst the greatest musicians, artists, creative hearts and minds for we know the Creator Himself. Our God is a God of wonder, majesty, and glory. The Psalmist declares, “You show me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy, in Your right hand are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11). Our lives are to reflect this truth. We are commanded to “sing the glory of His name, to make His praise glorious” (Psalm 66:2). Is the work of our hands, hearts, and minds glorious? Or does it pale in comparison with the “professionals.” The church should be producing the best graphic designers, film makers, songwriters, musicians, bands, poets, artists, construction workers, doctors, writers, etc…
Fall is a time when college kids return to school, new people move into town, and folks in general get interested in joining a church. On Sunday, Sept. 26th we’re going to have a Potluck Lunch after our morning worship service. This will be a great time to connect with one another and get to know some new people. For more information talk to Kathy Broersma or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Series | Matthew 17:14-27 | Pastor Duane Smets
This week is an exegetical sermon on Matthew 17:14-27 where we see a clashing of worlds between the divine Jesus who was just blazing in brilliant light and a world which doesn’t recognize or realize who he is. The stories and words of Jesus in this passage declare and demonstrate Jesus’ power of demons, death and denarii. This sermon was originally preached on August 1st, 2010 at The Resolved Church in San Diego, CA.