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Why Church? (Pt 2)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 • January 13, 2019 • David Goh

The gathered church unites people of differing personalities and gifts and differing strengths and weaknesses through the power of God’s love. We are intended to be a sign and a healing power to a world whose very existence is threatened by division, hate, conflict and war. Yet, in church we do hurt each other. What’s the process by which we can heal ourselves and our relationships? In the gathered church we learn the love of Christ that transforms the world, united in grace with those unlike us, and forgiving the wounds that are part of any close human relationship. Join us as Pastor David continues our sermon series "Why Church?". We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Why Church? (Pt 1)

Sunday, January 6, 2019 • January 6, 2019 • David Goh

Why church? Why did Jesus create the Church? Isn’t my connection with God something I find in my own way? Isn’t the church full of hypocrites and leaders after our money? Churches are divided from each other and seem to spread division and even hate into our society. Churches promise more than they deliver. Is the church relevant anymore for my life and the times I live in? This week we begin by exploring what shapes our belief system, what at our core we hold to be true. Our belief system (whether we put it into words or not) influences the way we see ourselves and others, the choices and decisions we make, and our fears and hopes. What is influencing the most influential thing that influences you? The church is to be a learning community where we explore life questions through the Scriptures, and where we in turn let Scripture question us. Join us as Pastor David begins our new sermon series "Why Church?". We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Be Transformed

Sunday, December 30, 2018 • December 30, 2018 • Tod Eenigenburg

What does it mean to be truly transformed? How can we pursue real transformation? As we look ahead to 2019 be certain that God is going to continue to invite us into transformation. Transformation goes well beyond simple behavior modification or New Year’s resolutions. It means God is making us new. In this sermon we will take a closer look at what it means to be transformed and how we let God do his life changing work in each of us. We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Hope

Sunday, December 23, 2018 • December 23, 2018 • David Goh

The coming of the Savior fills us with true hope. We can work so hard for what in reality are false hopes. There is so much we cannot avoid, we cannot control, we cannot predict. But the God of hope fills us with all joy and peace as we trust in him! Join us as Pastor David wraps up our Christmas series with Hope! We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Joy

Sunday, December 16, 2018 • December 16, 2018 • Timothy Berry

The angels of God announced at the birth of Jesus a message of “Good news of great joy!” The gospel of Luke tells us that this message was for all the people! The gospel is not meant to be a blessing to Christians only, but the entire world. Jesus was anointed with the oil of gladness and was able to use an eternal state of joy to bring God’s kingdom through his ministry even through hardship, trials and ultimately is death on the cross. In this holiday season the Lord wants to impart a new grace of joy regardless of our circumstances! The Gospel is always good news of great joy! Join us as Pastor Timothy continues our Christmas series. We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Peace

Sunday, December 9, 2018 • December 9, 2018 • Timothy Berry

When Jesus showed up on planet earth, the host of heaven declared that his birth would bring a new rule and reign. This kingdom would bring many blessings, challenges, promises, and hardships. Heaven specifically chose to communicate that one of the primary attributes that is now coming to earth is the presence of God who dwells with us to bring peace (Luke 2:14). Jesus is described elsewhere as the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) and that His kingdom consists of righteousness, peace and joy (Romans 14:7). As we enter this holiday season and celebrate the birth of our Savior, let us not forget our inheritance and the blessing of God's indwelling presence in our lives which includes the power of Heavenly Peace. Let's let the peace of God govern our hearts in Christ Jesus. Join us as Pastor Timothy begins our Christmas series. We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Ditch Digging Faith

Sunday, December 2, 2018 • December 2, 2018 • David Goh

God will call us to take first steps in faith and obedience towards a future only He can complete. If we only commit to what we know we have the personal capacity to complete, we will never try anything new, expand our territory, or experience miracles, because all these aren’t based on the certainty of past success, but on faith in God’s character and promises. If it is going to last, everything we build in our lives or as a church must start with a foundation of faith, not human talent, ability or natural resources. That is why God will call us at the beginning to take steps of faith at the start of anything significant in our lives. Risk, uncertainty and the unknown are actually an important part of a sure foundation! Join us as Pastor David shares the Word. We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Sisters and Brothers: Embracing True Identity Part 3

Sunday, November 25, 2018 • November 25, 2018 • David Goh

God is calling us to live in the authority we share with Jesus, so injustice and sickness are expelled from our land, and the threats to the next generation are overcome. As the brothers and sisters of Jesus, we have been made co-heirs of his authority. However, this position as kings and queens in God’s kingdom is not so we can serve ourselves and lord it over others. God’s authority is given us to serve the most hurting and heal the most broken. We need the authority of a king, the humility of a slave, and the heart of Jesus. Join us as Pastor David continues our sermon series. We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Special Evening Service: Annie Byrne

Sunday, November 18, 2018 • November 18, 2018 • Annie Byrne

Guest Speaker: Annie Byrne

Sunday, November 18, 2018 • November 18, 2018 • Annie Byrne

Sisters and Brothers: Embracing True Identity Part 2

Sunday, November 11, 2018 • November 11, 2018 • Timothy Berry

We are continuing our series on Sisters and Brothers: Embracing True Identity. Since Jesus is our older brother and God is our Father, being a brother to Jesus and a son/daughter to the Father makes us now part of a royal bloodline. Much of the Christian life is learning how to identify ourselves with an amazing upgrade to blessings! With an upgrade of being a royal family member comes with a higher standard of honor in our thinking, speech and conduct among God’s family. Let’s learn to honor our King, honor our fellow royal heirs, and honor God’s lost family by upgrading our lifestyle to match our older brother, Jesus. Join us as Pastor Timothy continues our sermon series. We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Sisters and Brothers: Embracing True Identity Part 1

Sunday, November 4, 2018 • November 4, 2018 • David Goh

We are starting a new series at the Garden, Sisters and Brothers: Embracing True Identity. So much of our joyfulness in life and confidence in God’s assignments depends on which thoughts we embrace. This week, we will look at how Jesus is not ashamed to call us his brothers and sisters in the presence of angels, declares that he trusts us, and releases us from the worst of fears. Let’s learn to agree with his voice, and stop listening to the voices of negativity, rejection and anxiety. Join us as Pastor David begins a new sermon series. We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Guest Speaker: Marc Dupont

Sunday, October 28, 2018 • October 28, 2018 • Marc Dupont

Marc is the founder of Mantle of Praise Ministries, Inc., a ministry concerned with revival and restoring a prophetic edge to the whole body of Christ. Marc is a dear friend to the Garden and is a well-known prophet who shares the heart of God nationally and internationally.

Worship First: Face to Face

Sunday, October 21, 2018 • October 21, 2018 • David Goh

As we draw our study on King David’s Tabernacle to a close, we will share together an alternating word and worship experience. As we prioritize worship first, we discover like King David that God chooses to dwell with us so we can have a growing face to face relationship with Him! We will look at the biblical invitation that shows God’s heart for us, and then move into times of worship to experience the loving face of our Savior and our Bridegroom.

Worship First: The Anointing of Community

Sunday, October 14, 2018 • October 14, 2018 • David Goh

Those who seek to host God’s presence (Psalm 132) must also dwell together in unity (Psalm 133). Unity is as the priestly anointing oil, and the mountain snowpack that recharges the river of God’s presence. “The measuring stick for success in a worship team…is how much family is being produced.” It’s not how well we sing the songs we sing, but the community we live together, that causes others to respond to God’s invitation to eternal life. Join us as Pastor David continues our sermon series Worship First: The Anointing of Community. We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Worship First: Then His Gifts

Sunday, October 7, 2018 • October 7, 2018 • Timothy Berry

After King David blessed God, he emerged from the tabernacle and gave blessings to the people of Israel. In the same way, when the wise men worshipped Jesus first, then the gifts were opened. As we host God’s glorious presence, bowing our hearts to honor Him, His generosity releases to us the blessings of provision, healing and wisdom. “My God will supply all your needs out of his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” If we desire a greater release of spiritual gifts, wisdom from above, or supernatural resources, worship first! Join us as Pastor Timothy continues our sermon series Worship First: Then His Gifts. We pray the Lord encounters and blesses you through this message!

Worship First: Creativity Follows

Sunday, September 30, 2018 • September 30, 2018 • David Goh

Worship at King David’s Tabernacle created new songs, new instruments, and new styles of music. It brought together both the skill of prepared musicians, and the spontaneity of prophetic inspiration. As we believe for the fulfillment of God’s promise to restore worship as in King David’s time, if we worship first, creativity will follow: creativity in our expressions of worship, and a creativity in our personal journey of faith. Join us as Pastor David continues our sermon series Worship First: Creativity Follows. We pray the Lord encounters you and blesses you through this message!

Worship First: At the Throne of Grace

Sunday, September 23, 2018 • September 23, 2018 • David Goh

After setting up the worship center around God’s manifested presence, King David abused his power as he forced himself upon a woman and then murdered her husband. Why did his story in Scripture not simply end at this point? Faced with the consequence of his action, he went to the Tabernacle of God’s presence and bowed in worship. Every leader fails - whether in personal weakness, in relationships, in decisions and direction - but worship at the throne of grace is the first step to recovery. God’s presence is not hosted by perfect people, but by imperfect people who have learned to worship on the road to restoration. Join us as Pastor David continues our sermon series Worship First: At the Throne of Grace. We pray the Lord encounters you and blesses you through this message!

Worship First: The Protocol of Sacrifice

Sunday, September 16, 2018 • September 16, 2018 • David Goh

King David discovered that sincerity and joyful celebration were not enough. He learned from the failure of his first attempt to bring up the Ark of God’s presence that there is a divine protocol for true worship: sacrifice. In the second attempt, the Ark was brought up by the holy priests, and atoning sacrifice made. This made David’s worship even more joyful as he spun and danced before the Lord. The sacrifice of Jesus has made a joyful way of grace for us to engage the very presence of God, but honoring it must always be central to our expression of worship. Join us as Pastor David continues our sermon series, Worship First: The Protocol of Sacrifice. We pray the Lord encounters you and blesses you through this message!

Worship First: King David's Tabernacle

Sunday, September 9, 2018 • September 9, 2018 • David Goh

Focused: Vision Flourishes in the Soil of Shalom

Sunday, February 4, 2018 • February 4, 2018 • David Goh

Jesus taught us that we desire 30%, 60% or 100% productivity, it is as important to tend the soil as it is to tend the plant. We must fight the distractions of anxiety, treating finances as a god, and the draw of other interests (Mark 4:18-19). Vision flourishes in the soil of shalom - the God-connected life where peace, well-being, calm, prosperity and security provide a place for vision to grow and thrive.

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