Please join us for in-person worship this Sunday, August 29 at 10:00 am! The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE!
Last Sunday, we were treated with the sumptuous feast of Marina Thomas’ piano solo by the French composer, Claude Debussy, accompanied by the visuals of oil paintings of the 19th century French Impressionist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This Sunday we eagerly await another stellar performance by Marina’s interpretation of “Barcarolle” by the Russian composer, Tchaikovsky. Imagine yourself in the front row seats at the Carnegie Hall.
Special Music: Barcarolle by P. Tchaikovsky Marina Thomas
Message: Our Mission: Part 1) “What Is the Kingdom of God
that Jesus Proclaimed?” Rev. John Song
Tipping the world toward love by following the
Way of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
The Message from Pastor John this Sunday is exploring the meaning of “Kingdom of God” that Jesus proclaimed in his first sermon after being baptized by John and spending 40 days in the desert overcoming Satan’s temptations. The New Testament Greek words for the Kingdom of God is “Basileia tou Theoú” (Βασιλεία του Θεού). “Basileia” is an Ancient Greek word meaning “royal palace”. Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom of Heaven and is used interchangeably in the N.T. and by Jesus.
Kingdom of God is not a physical place or geographical location that you need to get to like the Promised Land in the Exodus story of the Old Testament nor a utopian place you have to find like Shangri-La in the 1933 fictional British novel by James Hilton. Then what is this “Kingdom of God” that Jesus proclaimed? Find out on Sunday.