SJ

SJ

Sungwon "SJ" Jahng is a pastor preparing to plant a church in the Los Angeles area. Living in a time when so many souls are disconnected, he is passionate about connecting souls to God and other humans through communion with Christ. He is also blessed to be the husband of a beautiful wife, the father of three wonderful children.

Blessed are the Meek

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5 We are continuing on this journey together as we try to discover how to witness to our yet to believe friends. And the question is really how do…

Blessed are Those Who Mourn

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 This is now week 12 meeting as Ethos Communion Church. We are still in our soft launch stage, and trying to hone in on the vision that God…

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

Matthew5.3 ““Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Well, we just concluded a series on The Harvest from Matthew 9 which began shifting our gears as a church to prepare to bring in this…

The Work of Harvesting

Now, as we move forward as a church, I’ve come to realize that it’s very important that we don’t just try to plan out our church in a conceptual, cerebral, manner where we attempt to design a theoretically perfect church.…

Making Eye Contact with God

So there has been a lot on my heart and mind this week. Trying to figure out the direction for our church and also still lots to do after moving homes. And I don’t know, just a lot on my…

When Loss is Gain

It’s been well over a month since the funeral for my father-in-law. This is the sermon I preached that day. “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh,…

Heart of the Harvester

This is the sermon I preached yesterday (2024-04-28) for Ethos that follows last week’s sermon on the Huge Harvest. Praise the Lord, we are now nine weeks into soft-launching Ethos Communion Church! It is wonderful that we have made it…

Huge Harvest

“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” Matthew 9:37 Almost twenty years ago, in 2005, I received my call to ministry. I was in India, looking out at a landscape of green…

Children of God Without God

Well, another week has come and gone. It’s another week since we’ve planted the church. Another week since my Father-in-law died and has gone to be with the Lord. It’s another week since we have moved from Atwater Village to…

Ethos Communion Church Vision Matrix

If you didn’t know, baseball is one of my hobbies. To be more specific, developing my son into a baseball player is one of my hobbies. As we are on this journey of him becoming the best hitter and pitcher…