The Sweetness of Being Known || Psalm 139:1-16

Psalm 139:1-16 1 You have searched me, Lord,  and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down;  you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue  you, Lord, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before,  and you lay your […]

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Day 44 Lenten Reflection || John 13:34

 John 13:34   34 “I give you a new commandment: Love each other.    Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other.   35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples,    when you love each other.”Jesus’ new commandment comes during John’s version of the Last Passover meal shared between Jesus and his disciples.  […]

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Lenten Reflection | Day 35 | Psalm 31:9-16

   Psalm 31:9-16  Common English Bible9 Have mercy on me, Lord, because I’m depressed.  My vision fails because of my grief,  as do my spirit and my body. 10 My life is consumed with sadness;  my years are consumed with groaning. Strength fails me because of my suffering;  my bones dry up. 11 I’m a joke to all my enemies,  still worse to my neighbors. […]

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Lenten Reflection | Day30: “Famished Worship”

 Galatians 5 13 You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love.  14 All the Law has been fulfilled in a single statement: Love your neighbor as yourself.   15 But if you bite and devour each other, be careful that you don’t get eaten up by each other!  Famished WorshipTurn your hunger towards God in the journey of the wilderness.  […]

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Lenten Reflection: Psalm 19 | Day 16 | March 01, 2018

 Psalm 19  1Heaven is declaring God’s glory;  the sky is proclaiming his handiwork. 2 One day gushes the news to the next,  and one night informs another what needs to be known. 3 Of course, there’s no speech, no words—  their voices can’t be heard— 4  but their sound extends throughout the world;  their words reach the ends of the earth.God has made a […]

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Preparing for Lent

by Dave SimFebruary 14th — which falls on Valentine’s Day in 2018 — is known in the Church calendar as Ash Wednesday.  Lent begins every year with Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday.  In total, Lent is the 40 (plus 6 Sundays) days before Easter, and is a time set aside for believers to take on  a posture of repentance, prayer, and fasting.  […]

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Resolved in 2018

Every year around this time people make New Year’s resolutions looking to turnaround some aspect of their life. The…Posted by David Jin Sim on Friday, December 29, 2017Follow Dave Sim on FacebookListen to sermons from Renew Church here

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Jesus’ Protest in the Temple

Pastor Dave Sim of Renew Church.

    Dave Sim with his kids.

From Dave Sim’s Facebook post “Jesus’ Protest in the Temple” dated 09/27/2017.

This Sunday’s lectionary Gospel text is timely given our country’s current context of protest and disdain for this protest, ie., NFL players/Trump. Jesus has just cleansed the temple and now occupies it in protest of the corruption/injustices rampant in the temple religious system.

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