The mixed responses to Jesus - from his birth to his death - seems like a series of random decisions. Little do we know that God works through our disconnected lives. Listen to this sermon by Pastor Christopher Chia and see that nothing happens by chance."
Pastor Chris uses the occasion of Preachers Edmund and Jeffrey's ordination to remind us what ministry/life is all about - that it is about God and us; God vs. Satan, and God and the fullness of what He wants to tell us and show us in Jesus Christ!
Come and hear the difference the resurrection of the Lord makes to Him, our understanding of Him and this world you and I live in! Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Matthew 27:57 to 28:20.
How far will you go when you are at your worst? As we come to the last days of Jesus' life, we see how far people will go to get rid of this threat to our self rule. But we also see from Jesus' death on the cross how far God will go to save and reconcile us to Himself. Pastor Chris Chia preaches from Matthew 26:57-27:56.
Jesus says that He will return. Are we living lives anticipating His return or lives assuming He won't return in our lifetime? Pastor Adrin Muñoz preaches from Matthew 24:36 to 25:13.
The religious leaders were confident that they were first in God's kingdom because of their piety and righteousness. Jesus, however, 'attacked' them because they failed to walk the talk so they were last in God's kingdom. The tax collectors, sinners and prostitutes were entering the kingdom because they repented in response to the messages of John the Baptist and Jesus. Thus the last became first. Pastor John Ting preaches from Matthew 21:28 to 22:14.
It's Family Service here at ARPC! Listen to a sermon from Matthew 20 – The Parable of the Vineyard Workers – given for both children and adults. Pastor Adrin Muñoz preaches.
How must kingdom people look like? What culture must they adopt? Pastor Chris Chia preaches from Matthew 18.
Come and hear the contrast between two kings - King Herod and King Jesus! See King Herod as a picture of the anti-God world and anti-God person, and King Jesus as a picture of God's good rule over us... and understand why people hate Jesus! Pastor Chris Chia preaches.
If Jesus is truly king and that He has ushered in His kingdom, why does His present rule look so powerless? The parables Jesus told in Matthew 13 will show us why. Pastor Adrin Muñoz preaches.
John the Baptists began to doubt Jesus was the Messiah despite earlier being so sure. This was because Jesus did not meet John's Messianic expectations. To people who are tempted to fall away because Jesus does not meet their expectations Jesus says, as he said to John, "Blessed is the man (and woman) who does not fall away on account of me." Then there is Jesus' gracious invitation to come to him to find rest, rest for our souls.
Jesus sends out the 12 disciples on their mission to the towns of Israel. The mission will be marked by rejection and persecution, and Jesus encourages his disciples with the providential care of God. The disciples’ mission in turn challenges us to the identity of Jesus and provides reflection for our discipleship as we follow Him.