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Spirit of God Lift Me Up

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019


Sermon Description:

This sermon was given by Pastor Makoto Okura in Japanese and translated by Dr. Yuji Ishitsuka into English as part of our New Year's Sunday Joint Worship Service. The message title is "The Essentials for the Next Ten Years". The video can be watched by following the link below.

Click here to view a video recording of the service.

Date: Sunday, December 23, 2018


Series Description:

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Sermon Description:

Today, we will look at the promise of the Messiah, the fulfillment of that promise through Jesus' birth, and the blessing we receive through faith in Him. In a time of a lot of bad news, the promise of a Messiah was good news for the people. In the midst of gloom, here was a message that brought bright hope. In the midst of conflict, here was a message of peace. In the midst of injustice, here was the promise of a King that would rule with justice and righ...

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018


Series Description:

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Sermon Description:

A couple of Sundays ago, we explored how the Holy Spirit was actively at work in the key events in the Christmas narrative, particularly through John in Elizabeth and Jesus in Mary. This morning, we will see how the Holy Spirit was at work in the Messiah, who is Jesus, God’s Son. We will begin by reading a couple of Old Testament passages that are prophecies concerning the Messiah, and that specifically talk about the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Messiah...

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018


Series Description:

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Sermon Description:

When we think of Christmas, we obviously focus on Christ Jesus, for He is the focal point of Christmas. Christmas means to "worship Christ." This morning, as we think of Jesus Christ’s coming into the world, we will focus specifically on God’s love for us. Thus, we will look at John 3:16. Hopefully this is a familiar Bible verse to all of us. If it isn’t, don’t worry. We will look at it in detail together, for in this verse, we can see the full extent of Go...

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018


Series Description:

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Sermon Description:

Since we have been studying the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives in our Sunday worship services, you might have begun to notice more and more the mention of the Holy Spirit throughout Scripture. Today is the First Advent Sunday. So, as we get into this Advent Season leading up to Christmas Day, we will look at the work of the Holy Spirit as it relates to some key events in the Christmas narrative, and study Luke chapter 1 together.

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Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018


Series Description:

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Sermon Description:

Today, we want to look at the full blessings of the Holy Spirit. We want to consider the inward and outward manifestation of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives when we fully yield ourselves to Him. We will begin by looking at a couple of important things regarding our relationship with the Holy Spirit.

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Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018


Series Description:

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Sermon Description:

On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we will take the time to focus on not just the spirit of Thanksgiving but Spirit led thanksgiving. As we have been looking at the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives as Christians, this morning, we will look at the role of the Holy Spirit in leading us to thanksgiving in Christ.

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Click here to view the message PowerPoint.
Click here to view a video recording of the sermon.

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018


Series Description:

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Sermon Description:

Who do you talk with the most? Someone you see every day or someone you see occasionally? Who do you share what is most important to you with? Someone who you are close to or someone who barely knows you? Answering these questions is important in thinking about the topic of prayer. Prayer is not just a religious practice, but is our means of communicating with the Heavenly Father. Like a small child snuggles up to a dad or mom and talks with them, so is pr...

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018


Series Description:

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Sermon Description:

Power is something that people throughout the ages has sought after. In the realm of the natural and physical, the world that we can see and observe, we are amazed by the power of the wind caused by a hurricane or tornado, the power of the sun to produce energy, and even the power of an ant to lift things ten times its size. Powerful people, whether that power is fueled by one’s intellect, ability, finances, shear strength, speed, creativity, or even cunnin...

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018


Series Description:

God promised that He would give His Spirit to His people. Jesus reiterated this promise to His disciples, and encouraged them to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to be given to them. Because the Holy Spirit is so key to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, our new message series will be called 'Spirit of God Lift Me Up'. We will look at Scripture to learn more about the Holy Spirit’s powerful work throughout history and in the world today and in our lives.

Sermon Description:

Presence is so important, and this morning we are going to look at the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The Holy Spirit is given to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and the primary role of the Holy Spirit in our lives is to be our Helper. The greatest part of the Holy Spirit being present in us is that we are brought into the family of God; being born of the Spirit, we have a close relationship with God where we can relate to...

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