The Gospel of Mark Series | Ch. 10: 35-45 | Pastor Joey Zorina
In this episode, we learn about James and John who want to be in a place of authority. Many people struggle with servanthood because we come into relationships thinking: "What can I get out of this?" So where can we get the power to serve selflessly?
2 Corinthians 4: 7--18 | Pastor Joey Zorina | Stand Alone Sermon
As Jars of clay we are fragile, vulnerabe and prone to break easily. But Paul says we have this treasure in jars of clay. How do the things that we treasure shape or even break us? How can we respond to sufferings for our own good, the good of others and the glory of God?
Father's Day 2019 | Pastor Joey Zorina | Genesis 27: 1--20
In Gen. 32, God asked Jacob for the 2nd time: "What is your real name?" Jacob could no longer hide. He repented of the false identity he had created for himself. And God gave him a new identity and made a great nation out of him.
The Gospel of Mark Series | Pastor Joey Zorina | Mark 9: 14--29
"Prayer is hard is because it is a gospel identity issue. We struggle with our sonship, this is why prayer is hard. In this story, a needy father brought a needy son to Jesus. In the gospel story, the perfect Father gives us His perfect Son.”
The Gospel of Mark Series | ch. 9: 1-13 | Pastor Joey Zorina.
"The transfigured King of Glory received the disfiguration we deserved in order that the ugliness of our sin might be beautified in God's eyes. Learn more from this sermon from Mark 9: 1-13 on The Glory of The Radiant King."
Gospel of Mark Series | Pastor Joey Zorina | Mark 8: 27--38
"Many modern people think that if they follow Jesus they will lose their freedom. The whole message you hear everywhere is about finding your true self, not denying self. But Jesus says follow Me and you’ll find your true self.”
Gospel of Mark Series | Pastor Joey Zorina | Mark 8: 11--21
Today, many people think that if they obey God, they'll miss out. They still think that God is a demanding taskmaster, and not a gracious God. This is the biggest lie Satan has thrown around since the Garden of Eden.
Gospel of Mark Series | Pastor Joey Zorina | Mark 8: 1--10.
Many people think that in order to come to Jesus they must be good enough to receive His blessings. But Jesus simply says: "Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!"
The Gospel of Mark Series | Mark 7: 31--37 | Pastor Joey Zorina
The famous classical composer Beethoven began to suffer from hearing loss around 1801. At one point he had to be turned around to see the applause of the audience, because he could not hear the applause. For years he had lived for the applause of people, which only comes after the performance. So by 1802, Beethoven became very depressed and wanted to commit suicide. In the Gospel, however, we hear the Father's applause before the performance--because of Jesus.
"In the society around you, people find their identity and self-worth in what they do, or will do, or how they feel. They say: “I am what I do. I am what I accomplish. I am what I feel.” But Paul says, “By the grace of God I am what I am.” The Gospel says: “You are who you are based on what Christ has done for you.” A changed life is a miracle performed by Christ through the power of His resurrection."
The Gospel of Mark Series | Pastor Joey Zorina | Mark 7: 24--30.
In God's family, individualistic people now have a new identity and family where you learn to put the interest of others ahead of your individual interests. And as an Asian you can finally be free from the fear of being rejected by your traditional family, because you are now a beloved child of the Most High King.
The Gospel of Mark Series ch. 7: 1-13 | Pastor Joey Zorina
For the 3rd time in Mark's gospel, Jesus attracts the religious pharisees. How does a proper view of God's law lead to a right view of ourselves? How does it shape our understanding of the gospel of grace?
The Gospel of Mark Series | Pastor Joey Zorina | Mark 6:45-56 |
The point of the multiplication of the bread and walking on water was that: Jesus is greater than Moses who came to be The Bread of Life in the wilderness, in the sea of Galilee, and ultimately on the cross.
Pastor Joey Zorina | Mark 6: 14-29 | Gospel of Mark Series | 2019/ 03/ 10
John The Baptist paid the price for truth and holiness in the court of king Herod. Jesus, the greater and true King, paid the ultimate price for law-breakers in the court of Pilate. How can we prepare to suffer for righteousness sake too?