A new work of God in San Diego's East Village

Sermons on Community

Matthew 22:15-22 from October 22, 2017

In our first service at the new location (1550 Market St), we are invited into Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisees and Herodians who try to ensnare him with a question about taxes.  We wander into the history of money, and we find that Jesus’ instruction to “give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God…

Matthew 18.21-35 from September 17, 2017

In the context of a discussion on sin in the church community, Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive – seven times?  Jesus’ reply and the following parable challenge us to forgive indefinitely.  We talk about the challenges of forgiveness and the calling that Jesus places on his disciples to forgive.

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 from July 30, 2017

We look at the parables of the mustard seed, the yeast, the buried treasure, the pearl of great worth, and the dragnet.  We focus on the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast, noticing their scrappiness and their need for “death” or “emptying” in order for growth.