Posts Tagged ‘Sam Wong’

Empathized to Empathize

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Message by Pastor Sam Wong

Text: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Recently I have found an interesting news on the National Geographic website, it is the story about a dolphin for adoption. Although adoption is a highly noble act, it normally doesn’t make it to the news, let alone on National Geographic. Well, this news was different, because it sounds just like a Disney movie. Lets watch a clip on National Geographic.

PlaySubscribe via iTunes

Midlife Crisis of a Church

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Message by Pastor Sam Wong

Text: Revelation 2:1-5; 18-20, 25; 3:14-17

Sermon Outline:
The Symptoms of Midlife Crisis
1. Love Forsaken: Becoming Desensitized (Ephesus 2:1-5)
• The good: the deeds, hard work, perseverance
• The bad: first love forsaken
• Resolution: Remember…Repent…do the things you did at first.

2. Stand Forfeited: Becoming Compromised (Thyatira 2:18-25)
• The good: deeds, love and faith, service and perseverance
• The bad: tolerated the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess
• Resolution: hold on to what you have

3. Use Lost: Becoming Complacent (Laodicea 3:14-17)
• The good: no mention
• The bad: Lukewarm, neither cold nor hot
• Resolution: be earnest, and repent

PlaySubscribe via iTunes

Our Living Hope

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Message by Pastor Sam Wong

Text: 1 Peter 1:3-7; 13-15; 4:1-2

Sermon Outline:

Hope: A Perplexing Virtue
1. The Nature of Hope
• Hope vs wish vs goal

2. The Meaning of Hope
• Not optimism, but perseverance

3. The Practice of Hope
• Seeing yourself differently
• Seeing the world differently

4. The Effect of Hope
• Free from lustful desires
• Transformed to be more attractive

PlaySubscribe via iTunes

Resurrection is the Answer

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Message by Pastor Sam Wong

Text: John 20:1-9

Sermon Outline:
One of the biggest mysteries in history: the rise of Christianity
Jesus’ message:
1. Not a new ideology
• Not to revolt against the Romans (Matthew 21:21; John 18:36)
• Not to deny Judaism (Matthew 5:17)

2. The core is Jesus Himself
• He is the Son of God (Matthew 16:16)
• Seeing Him is seeing the Father (John 14:9)
• He is life (John 1:4; 10:28; 14:6)

3. Resurrection is the only reasonable explanation (John 20:1-9)
• First group of witnesses were women
• Disciples’ first reaction: nonsense (Luke 24:11)
• John: saw and believed
• Disciples’ subsequent transformation (Acts 3:15)

PlaySubscribe via iTunes

The Greatest of These is Love

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Message by Pastor Sam Wong

Text: 1 John 4:9-12; 18-21

Sermon Outline:

Why is love the greatest?
1. The Nature of Love
-The most unnatural act
-Agape: To lay down the greatest sacrifice for the least deserved

2. The Implication of Love
-Why John only writes about loving brothers and sisters?
-Why those who hate their brothers are still in darkness?
-Ethics or Theology

3. The Practice of Love
-Perfect or complete

4. The Effect of Love
-Who loves who
-Who fears what

PlaySubscribe via iTunes