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The Temple Jesus Built

❖ Video ❖ Audio The Temple Jesus Built Mark 14:53-65 Mari Ikeda A. Becoming our own god and rejecting the true God (53-59) 53 They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together. 54 Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire. 55 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any. 56 Many testified falsely against him, but their statements…

Where is Your Fountain?

❖ Video ❖ Audio Where is Your Fountain? Psalm 87 Andy Nagahara 0 Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song. 1 He has set his foundation on the holy mountain; 2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are said of you, O city of God: <Selah> 4 “I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me– Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush — and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’” 5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said, “This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her.” 6 The LORD…

Finding Ourselves at the Scene of Jesus’ Arrest

❖ Video ❖ Audio Finding Ourselves at the Scene of Jesus’ Arrest Mark 14:43-52 Mari Ikeda 43 Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders. 44 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” 45 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him. 46 The men seized Jesus and arrested him. 47 Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck the servant of…

Seeking

❖ Video ❖ Audio Seeking Psalm 86 Andy Nagahara A. Seek God’s answer to our cry of distress (0-7) 0 A prayer of David. 1 Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2 Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you. 3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long. 4 Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you. 6 Hear my prayer,…

When God’s Plan Brings Suffering

❖ Video ❖ Audio When God’s Plan Brings Suffering Mark 14:32-42 Mari Ikeda 32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. 34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” 35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. 36 “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not…

I Will Listen to What God the LORD Will Say

❖ Video ❖ Audio I Will Listen to What God the LORD Will Say Psalm 85, 1 Thessalonians 5:7-10, Matthew 17:4-8 Andy Nagahara A. Owning sin as our problem (0-3) 0 For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. 1 You showed favor to your land, O LORD; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. 2 You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. <Selah>3 You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger. B. What would you like God to restore?(4-7, I Thessalonians 5:7-10) 4 Restore us again, O God our Savior, and put away your displeasure toward us.…

Endurance in Despair

❖ Video ❖ Audio Endurance in Despair Mark 14:27-31, 66-72 Mari Ikeda A. Jesus who knows our weakness (27-33) 27 “You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” 29 Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I will not.” 30 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “today—yes, tonight—before the rooster crows twice you yourself will disown me three times.” 31 But Peter insisted emphatically, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the others…

Blessed

❖ Video ❖ Audio Blessed Psalm 84, Matthew 5:3-11, 13:14-16 Andy Nagahara A. The blessing of being in God’s presence (0-4, Matt. 5:3-8) (0-4) For the director of music. According to <gittith.> Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young– a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your…

Mighty God Became Weak To Save Us

❖ Video ❖ Audio Mighty God Became Weak To Save Us Mark 14:12-25 Mari Ikeda A. Memories of the mighty God (12-17)(Regarding “Follow a man carrying a jar of water”) 12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 13 So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks:…

O God, Do Not Keep Silent

❖ Video ❖ Audio O God, Do Not Keep Silent Psalm 83 Andy Nagahara A. Is God silent? 1) When it feels like God is silent?(1) A song. A psalm of Asaph.  O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still.  2) Our refusal to listen (2-8, Genesis 10:14,15, 16:11, 19:37, 25:29-34Jeremiah 5:21, Acts7:57) See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads.  With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.  “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.”  With one mind they plot together; they…