Shalom 2021

God has been setting the stage for the church to be the witness in the Spirit’s power to the ends of the earth. Through the pandemic, unrest, distrust, violence, shortages, inflation, wars and rumors of wars, the world is yearning for “shalom.” 2021 began our preparation for becoming a church entrusted with the “authority of shalom” – and be the witness in the Spirit’s power. The core principle for this preparation is in the example of Jesus: coming to the place of authority through the road of the cross, through self-denial.

Shalom 2021 is the application of this example of Jesus by the following picture:

Faith is the fuel for the engine of Self-Denial that powers the vehicle of Authority.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Faith – the Fuel

  • December 27 – “Praises of Faith” – Pastor Joseph
  • January 3 – “The ‘If – Because – In Spite Of’ Faith” – Pastor Joseph
  • January 10 – “Four Great Declarations of Faith in Matthew – Part 1” – Pastor Joseph
  • January 17 – “Four Great Declarations of Faith in Matthew – Part 2” – Pastor Joseph
  • January 24 – “6 Keys of Faith for the Filling of the Holy Spirit” – Pastor Joseph

Self-Denial – the Engine

  • January 31 – “Kingdom Encounters of the Kairos Kind” – Pastor David
  • February 7 – “Purpose of Kingdom Encounters” – Pastor David
  • February 14 – “Preparing for Kingdom Encounters – the Soft-heart” – Pastor David
  • February 21 – “Preparing for Kingdom Encounters – Pictures of the Heart” – Pastor David
  • February 28 – “Preparing for Kingdom Encounters – Pictures of the Heart 2” – Pastor David
  • March 7 – “Preparing for Kingdom Encounters – Cultivating a Soft-heart” – Pastor David
  • March 14 – “Preparing for Kingdom Encounters – How We Will Change” – Pastor David
  • March 21 – “Preparing for Kingdom Encounters – Our Progress” – Pastor David
  • March 28 – “Soft-heart from the Mountainside 1 – To Learn, To Reconcile” – Pastor David
  • April 4 (Easter) – “The Road to Emmaus” – Pastor Li-Shang
  • April 11 – “Soft-heart from the Mountainside 2 – Respectful” – Pastor David
  • April 18 – “Soft-heart from the Mountainside 3 – To Please the Father” – Pastor David
  • April 25 – “Soft-heart from the Mountainside 4 – Generosity” – Pastor David
  • May 9 (Mother’s Day) – “Becoming the Right Person – The Life of David” – Pastor Li-Shang
  • May 16 – “Soft-heart from the Mountainside 5 – Authenticity” – Pastor David
  • May 23 – “Soft-heart from the Mountainside 6A – To Collaborate” – Pastor David
  • May 30 – “Soft-heart from the Mountainside 6B – To Collaborate” – Pastor David
  • June 13 – “Soft-heart from the Mountainside 7 – To be God’s Witness” – Pastor David

Authority – the Vehicle

  • May 2 – “What I Have I Give You” – Pastor Li-Shang
  • June 20 (Father’s Day) – “A Father’s Authority – the Soft-heart” – Pastor David
  • June 27 – “The Attitude of Gratitude” – Pastor Li-Shang
  • July 4 – “Praying for Authority – on a Day of Declaration for Authority” – Pastor David