Dear brothers and sisters,

Greetings in the Lord!

Sermon Recap

Last Sunday we envisioned a global courtroom in which all of humanity has been called to sit on jury. Every member of the jury must come to a decision about Jesus—a first century Jewish man who has claimed to be eternal God, to have taken on flesh, lived a sinless life, died for the sins of the world, and risen in victory. No trial has ever been more weighty or far-reachingfor the jury itself will be held accountable for reaching a right verdict, and the sentencing will be final and forever.

In support of Jesus’ astounding claim, John the Bapist is called to the stand as an eye-witness. His testimony? “Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). The witness is cross-examined, but he cannot be discredited. His reputation is above reproach; he is humble yet bold, and he is convinced that Jesus is the solution to the world’s problem of sin and death. The trial continues on year and after year, and each one of us will have to give a verdict. Not only so, but we who believe in Jesus will be called to take the stand as a witness. May our testimony be true, and our reputation marked by humility and boldness.

Members Meeting

Join us next Sunday (Aug. 27th) from 6 – 8:30 pm in the church auditorium for our quarterly Members Meeting. We will hear testimonies from various ministries, reflect on the transition to two gatherings, hear updates on the eldership proccess, and more! Come participate in prayer, ask questions, and give your vital feedback!

In Christ,

Phil Hoshiwara