Life is hard. The church is corrupt. The world is broken. Is it possible to be honest and share the gospel with integrity, when things are still so messy?
In this sermon, Daniel Sih, Bono and Eugene Peterson talk candidly about what it means to be honest and dishonest. We unpack the story of four lepers who save Samaria (2 Kings 7: 3-16), and rediscover what it means to share good news in a world that is broken and messy.
The parable of the sower (Matthew 13: 1-23) is one of Jesus most beloved parables. Jesus shares a story about a farmer who sows seed (the word of God) with interesting results. What does it mean to be a grower and a sower in today’s world of doubt, trouble, worry and wealth? What does it mean to share our lives, and our faith, when things get messy? What does it mean to stand firm in the gospel of grace in times of trouble?
The word “witness” is found regularly in the scriptures. Stephen was a witness. Peter was a witness. Paul was a witness. But what is a witness and what does it mean to share our testimony today?
In this sermon, Daniel Sih shares his own testimony and encourages us to share our stories with courage, in a hostile secular culture. It can be helpful to “let go” of unhelpful images of evangelism, and “take up” a gentler yet courageous posture as a witness!
Easter Sunday is a day to be thankful, as we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
It is hard to be thankful in our culture, which bombards us with negative marketing messages designed to make us critical of ourselves and others. In this space, what does it mean to be an Easter Sunday people everyday — to be deeply thankful, as a habit, from the inside-out?
In this message, Daniel Sih shares his own struggle with thankfulness. We learn from the sinful woman who anointed Jesus feet (Luke 7:36-50) to gain help along the way.
In the scriptures, Jesus shared a story about a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son (Luke 15:4-24).
In this sermon, Daniel Sih uses the concept of ‘lost and found’ to introduce a new series: “Thankful Witness — how to share good news with confidence and love.”
By sharing stories of friends who have been changed by the gospel, Daniel explains why the Good News is good news (in spite of how it is sometimes understood and expressed in our culture.) Our response, he suggests, must be to remember our own stories — to thank God for what He has done in our lives to move us from lost-ness to found-ness!