Sermons by Rev Kevin Kim

Sermons by Rev Kevin Kim

Jesus and John: Rival or Mentor

“Jesus and John: Rival or Mentor?”Reading: Matthew 3:1-17. Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim This Sunday, we are continuing the Summer Series 2023 (Edition #2). Kevin will continue to follow the set reading for this week from the Narrative lectionary. How did Jesus and John the Baptist relate to each other? Unlike the shepherds and the magi, John does not have a place in the Christmas creche or pageant. Matthew 3 begins by introducing us to John the Baptist. Matthew suggests that Read more

Forgiveness # 4 – Your Forgiveness Score

Forgiveness #4 – Your Forgiveness Score Reading: Psalm 103: 1 – 12Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Kevin will deliver his last sermon on the series of ‘forgiveness’. “The Bucket List” is a 2007 American buddy adventure comedy-drama film, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The main plot follows two terminally ill men on their road trip with a wish list of things to do before they “kick the bucket”. Two elderly men, blue-collar automotive mechanic Carter Chambers and billionaire Edward Cole Read more

Forgiveness # 3 – The Reach Model

Forgiveness #3 – The REACH Model Reading: Micah 7:18-19, 1 John 1:5-10Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim How do we forgive? Forgiveness using the REACH model – REACH (R – Recall, E – Empathize, A – Altruistic, C – Commitment & H – Hold)Holding onto old hurts or wounds does not lead us toward healing. It keeps us stuck in the feeling of the hurt, the story of the hurt, the belief about what this hurt means. Forgiveness is not about making Read more

Forgiveness #2 – What does the Bible say about forgiveness? # 2

Reading: Matthew 5:41-48, Psalm 23:1-3Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim This week, Kevin will continue to look at Matthew chapter 5. Starting with v 41 (go with them two miles), Kevin will explain what v 41 might mean to us in terms of ‘forgiveness’ and ‘Christian perfection’. Kevin will then relate the concept of ‘Love for Enemies’ in v 43-48 with the theme of ‘forgiveness’. This chapter asks the Christian to be perfect, and as the last measurement for Christian perfection, ‘love Read more

Forgiveness #1 – What does the Bible say about forgiveness #1

Reading: Matthew 5:38-42 & 48, 18:21-22Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Forgiveness #1 – What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Kevin is starting a new series of ‘forgiveness’ this Sunday. We read the concept of ‘forgive’ in the Bible many times. The word ‘forgive’ appears in the KJV (95 times), ESV (109) and CEV (206) respectively, but we would think a theme of ‘forgiveness’ can be found in many other verses like “Come now, let us settle the matter,’ says the Read more

Gifts of God #2 – Different Types of Gifts

Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 27-31 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim In this sermon Kevin explores how God has blessed us with different gifts – both natural and spiritual gifts – to be used to help others and further God’s mission and will encourage us to discover and use their gifts. Click here to download PowerPoint Slide PDF Sermon Text As we moving through second Sunday of ‘Gifts of God’ program, I invite you to think of ‘using our spiritual gifts for Read more

Small Things Matter 3 – Malachi

Reading: Malachi 3:1-4, 10-12, 4:1-3 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim The final book of the Old Testament, Malachi received its name from its author (Malachi 1:1). In Hebrew, the name comes from a word meaning “messenger,” which points to Malachi’s role as a prophet of the Lord, delivering God’s message to God’s people. Malachi came along at a time when the people were struggling to believe that God loved them (Malachi 1:2). The people focused on their unfortunate circumstances and refused Read more

Small Things Matter 2 – Habakkuk (Joy in God during times of crisis)

Reading: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4,14, 3:17-18 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Habakkuk may have written his book in the 7th century B.C., but he is asking some of the same questions the people in the pews are asking today. How can a good God allow evil? Why does God not seem to answer when I cry out to him? Habakkuk teaches us that we can reflect on the Lord’s past faithfulness to trust him with our futures, even when he doesn’t make Read more

Small Things Matter 1 – Philemon (The Brotherhood of all Believers)

Small Things Matter 1 – Philemon (The Brotherhood of all Believers) Reading: Philemon 1:1-25 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Kevin starts a new three-week series, ‘Small Things Matter’. Kevin invites the congregation to explore three small books of the Bible (Philemon, Habakkuk and Malachi) over the next three weeks. They are the books that might not be read from the readers often. Kevin hopes this series helps us to see there are many smaller unknown books that we need to learn Read more

Becoming a Keyperson – Helper’s High

Reading: Matthew 22: 34 – 40Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim “After introducing the concept of ‘Key Person’ on Sunday, 19 June, Kevin wants to continue to explore how and why we could become ‘Key Person’ to more people in our neighbourhood and community. Giving pushes aside the negative emotions, and clearly contributes to stress-induced psychological and physical illness. A concept “helper’s high” was introduced in 1988. A full 50 percent of helpers reported feeling “high” when they helped others, while 43 Read more