9 Do You Know You’re The Temple?

August 27, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Corinthians 3:16-23

I Corinthians Series

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From considering the external construction of God’s church, Paul now interrogates the contents of the believers. Sin and pride can deceive us into propping ourselves as the arbiters of wisdom. However, God’s omniscience permeates our own facades and conjectures to reveal the fallibility of the human wisdom that we want to boast in. Sin and pride also cheat us out of the wisdom that God would give to us through His means. I Corinthians 3:16-23

6 Preaching Christ Crucified

August 6, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Corinthians 2:1-5

I Corinthians Series

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In Andrew Wong's sermon this week we’ll see Paul sharing his personal experience in preaching what the world considers foolish, in a way that’s considered weak. But though the message of “Christ crucified” may lack persuasiveness or popularity, it has its own power. The hope in this week’s sermon is that we would grow in our determination to be faithful to the message of “Christ crucified,” and that even in our own weakness, we would grow in our faith in and reliance upon the power of God. I Corinthians 2:1-5

3 Unified by Grace

July 16, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Corinthians 1:10-17

I Corinthians Series

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Paul continues his letter to the church in Corinthian with a plea for unity amidst a congregation full of sectarian schisms and political power plays. Of the many issues within the Corinthian church, it's significant that their divisiveness was the first to be addressed. When we focus on the good things of God's grace - including good men and teachers - we can lose sight of the greatest of God's graces, the person, and work of Jesus Christ. Through the humiliation of the cross, Christ's sacrificial love purchased peace for sinners with God and with one another. In this weeks sermon, we'll look at the context of the letter and the Corinthian culture to build principles on the primacy of peace that will help us apply Paul's exhortation to our own church body. I Corinthians 1:10-17

5 The Redeemed are the Esteemed of God

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June 25, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Peter 1:17-19

I Peter Series

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Because of Christ's blood, the redeemed of God are also the esteemed of God. When Christ's precious blood was shed for us, we were given value and worth. No longer are we to view or treat ourselves cheaply and no longer are we to live our lives aimlessly.When Christ's precious blood was shed for us, we were given a new bloodline. We were adopted into a new relationship with God as our Father. As His children we should desire to become like Him in holiness, and live for Him in obedience and reverence. In short, since Christ's precious blood was shed for us and He has been raised to glory, our faith and hope are in God.  In this final message in 1 Peter, the desire remains that your peace and grace would be multiplied to you as you cast you hope and faith upon the bloody riches of God's grace as contained in the good news of the Gospel. I Peter 1:17-19

4 Hope & Holiness

June 4, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: 1 Peter 1:13-16

I Peter Series

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This week Andrew Wong will continue in I Peter chapter one, as we look at the verses that form the hinge point of Peter’s letter. From teaching the way to new life through salvation, Peter now practically instructs us on how to live in a new way. We’ll look at both the method and application of this passage’s exhortation to be holy as He is holy. 1 Peter 1:13-16

3 Prophesied Glories

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April 30, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Peter 1:10-16

I Peter Series

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For centuries prior to Christ’s coming, God’s prophets foretold of a coming salvation. From Noah to Malachi, they searched intensely and looked forward to the time of God’s salvation. As Peter concludes his opening exposition on the glories of salvation, he recalls the faithful ministry of these prophets. It is to us that God’s glory has been revealed and it is now that His grace is extended through the preaching of the Gospel. Now is the time of salvation! Today is the day of salvation! Unlike the prophets of old, even things that angels have desired to look into have been revealed to us. But, like the prophets, we, too, need to gird up our minds and search for the promises of God’s grace and set our hopes fully upon the prophesied glories and grace to come. I Peter 1:10-16

2 The Finish Line of Faith

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March 19, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Peter 1:3-9

I Peter Series

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This week Andrew Wong will continue in the book of 1 Peter. The Apostle Peter writes so that, we would have a clearer vision and appreciation for the salvation towards those foreknown by the Father, ransomed by Christ, and strengthened by the Spirit. But now what Peter would have us see are things that are, as of yet, unseeable. Our current trials are apparent. Our treasures in heaven are transparent. And in between God’s glory can be invisible to us. So, the hope of this week’s sermon is that we would grow in our faith, because “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” That as the mercies of God towards us through Christ are revealed, we would open our eyes to see our treasure, our security, and our praise in the abundant riches of God’s mercy. I Peter 1:3-9

1 Grace & Peace of Elect Exiles

February 12, 2017

Andrew Wong

Text: I Peter 1:1-3

I Peter Series

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The book of I Peter preaches what the Gospel alone can produce in a human soul: a life-giving and life-transforming hope. A “living hope” so alive that life circumstances - and even death itself - cannot kill it. The beacon of our eternal hope shines before us, and its light not only guides our way, but also challenges us in the way we see ourselves, how we view the world, and in how we live our lives at every level of human interaction on this side of eternity. Before we dive in, we’ll set the context for the rest of the book by looking at the “envelope” of Peter’s letter. We will also look at how each member of the Trinity works together for our salvation, with the hope that our grace and peace would be multiplied to us. We conclude with practically applying this salvation - and the hope that it produces - to our lives. I Peter 1:1-3