Go

connecting people to the gospel

Sermons from Chinese Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Order Chinese Congregational Church of Los Angeles Sermons By: Recent | Downloads | Amens

Seeking Refuge under the Wings of God: Grace and Humility not Wages and Rights

God is unfolding his good plan for good and His glory layer by layer. We see that God’s goodness comes to those who come to seek refuge under His wing. The goodness of God may not feel like you expect, look like what you expect, come in a way that you expect, or at a time that you expect, or in the amount that you expect. Although you might not understand or be able to perceive the goodness of God by yourself, God’s goodness surely comes to those who seek refuge under God’s wing in way that is far exceedingly better than they could ever conceive.

Amen

Amens

Lessons from Happenstance and Gleaning

When considering all that happens in life, the amazing truth that God is in sovereignly wise control of all those happenings is a great confidence. This confidence comes when we glory/make our boast/treasure/value God and being with Him as our greatest blessing. It reorients and puts into perspective every up and down of life, every twist and turn, and every trial. We also can learn much from God's command for the nation of Israel to not harvest to the very edges of their fields for themselves but to leave provision for the gleaners. With the money, abilities, spiritual gifts, time, and especially the mercy that has been given to us, are we harvesting these resources and blessings only for ourselves or are we making provisions for those in need around us, those in need of our time, our gifts, and God's mercy.

Amen

Amens

It just so happened....right?

Often times we are blinded by the circumstances of life, whether easy or hard, from seeing the goodness of God working in and through our lives. Often we are like Naomi as she is returning to Bethlehem and we are oblivious to the kind hand of God who has not only led us through the storm, but also has provided for our every need, though painful and bitter be the path. We find that God is the God of every happenstance and He is right in the middle of every circumstance of our life, even the most painful and most trying ones, working for the good of our lives, the lives of others in our lifetime and or other beyond our lifetime, and the good of which we are not even close to being smart enough to understand.

Amen

Amens

The Road Less Traveled: 3 paths of life in response to the sovereign goodness of God

God is absolutely in control and He is good in all His providences. It is not as big of a challenge to speak about difficult circumstances and affirm the sovereign goodness of God. It is extremely more difficult to consistently live according to that right theology. We see in Ruth 1:6-19a Orpah, Naomi, and Ruth's responses to God's dark providence. Orpah likes to be next to God but ultimately finds God not to be worth it anymore. Naomi, although she still holds on to her sovereign God, she finds that continuing to cling to God more and more bitter and distasteful. Ruth sees God as worth more than anything and anyone this world could offer to her. Yahweh is her God and His people are her people no matter what. Overlaying all of these responses is God's sovereign care over the individuals, the nation of Israel, and all peoples who would believe.

Amen

Amens

God has Done it.....AND....He is Sovereignly Good Part 2

In the first 5 verses of Ruth, the dark and painful circumstances descend upon Naomi and her family seemingly without mercy or kindness. Who is responsible? Why did these things happen? We find out from the book of Ruth that God, even in the midst of the darkest circumstances, is providentially planning, plotting, orchestrating and working out His good purposes for the good of individuals, the good of the nation of Israel, the eternal good of all peoples, and the exaltation of His Son, the Lord Jesus.

Amen

Amens

12345678910 ... 1213