37 episodes

Welcome to the Japanese Baptist Church (JBC) Podcast based in Seattle, Washington. Here you'll find sermons, conversations and reflections of all kinds relating to our community.

We want to help people connect their daily lives with loving God and loving their neighbor. Although we originally began as a Japanese-American community, we continue to diversify in the makeup of our ages, backgrounds and opinions. Followers of Christ, seekers, skeptics and beyond are all welcome!

As you listen with an open heart and mind to the Spirit, may God richly bless you!

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Welcome to the Japanese Baptist Church (JBC) Podcast based in Seattle, Washington. Here you'll find sermons, conversations and reflections of all kinds relating to our community.

We want to help people connect their daily lives with loving God and loving their neighbor. Although we originally began as a Japanese-American community, we continue to diversify in the makeup of our ages, backgrounds and opinions. Followers of Christ, seekers, skeptics and beyond are all welcome!

As you listen with an open heart and mind to the Spirit, may God richly bless you!

    Seeking the Blessing of the City

    Seeking the Blessing of the City

    Jeremiah 29:1-14

    This sermon reflects on the experience of exile amongst God's people and how it might relate to our challenges today. Whatever our difficult circumstance, we are called not to withdraw from the world but to love it and bless it. We apologize for the problems recently with the audio quality of the sermons. We are hoping to correct that soon.

    • 16 min
    Conversation with Rev. Lauren Ng

    Conversation with Rev. Lauren Ng

    Pastor Sam has a chat with Lauren Ng who works with the American Baptist Home Mission Society. They discuss innovation, leadership and adapting in this most unusual season of history.

    • 39 min
    Pursuing the Kingdom of God

    Pursuing the Kingdom of God

    Matthew 6:33



    This sermon reflects on the truth that God is calling us to pursue God's kingdom above all things. As we pursue God's kingdom first we discover that everything else begins to be understood in its proper place.

    • 16 min
    A Roadmap to Reconciliation

    A Roadmap to Reconciliation

    Matthew 18:15-20

    Rev. Dr. Patricia Hunter shares the message for Mount Zion Baptist, Seattle First Baptist and Japanese Baptist Church. Through the unique situation of all of our churches having online services, we were able to share this message with everyone on the same Sunday. Rev. Hunter gives us a thoughtful charge to join Christ in the ongoing work of reconciliation in our world.

    • 17 min
    The Discipline of Thanksgiving

    The Discipline of Thanksgiving

    Luke 17:11-19

    There is a way in which we can take for granted the Grace of God in our lives. This story of the healing of ten men reminds us that we are called to the spiritual discipline of thanksgiving and testimony.

    • 18 min
    On Old Glory and Christ's Glory

    On Old Glory and Christ's Glory

    Pastor Sam talks about the growing trend in current politics to involve Christian faith as a platform for justifying a political platform. Now more than ever, we must be vigilant and humble in listening to the Word and asking the Spirit to lead us in the way of God's kingdom.

    • 13 min

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