We recently came to the end of the story of Joseph and his family. But as we begin the Gospel of John, we’re really just continuing to follow the bigger story of God’s redemptive work. Here are some questions to help you prepare for this series on the Gospel of John while also responding to last Sunday’s message on John 1:1-9. Read the rest of this entry »

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As the story of Joseph and his family comes to an end, Joseph’s brothers still doubt that he has forgiven them. They’re scared to death that he will make them pay for the horrible experiences they put him through. All this brings Joseph to tears as he reminds his brothers that his experiences are ultimately not about them! They are about the Lord!

The Lord has ordained his steps; the Lord has used him to rescue the lives of countless people; and the Lord has displayed his love toward him through all of it. In fact, he has come to know God  more deeply and intimately than he ever would have otherwise.

So, as Joseph’s life comes to an end, it’s fitting that he uses his final words to once again remind his family of God’s presence, power, and faithfulness to his people.

Here are some questions to help you respond to this past Sunday’s message. Read the rest of this entry »

This past Sunday, Pastor Won Kwak shared a faithful, convicting message with our church from Luke 14:1-24. In it he addressed issues ranging from our propensity to gravitate toward people who are like us or have something to offer us, to the importance of believing that our God is able to save and heal anyone — even folks about whom we’re losing hope.

Here are some questions to help you respond to the message. Read the rest of this entry »