Kingdom, Participate –  San Francisco

Text of sermon: Luke 10:1-11

How can I participate in the Kingdom here in San Francisco?

  1. Break your comfortable inertia – 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
  2. Vulnerably Bring Peace  – 4—

“Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals…” 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’
  3. Look for the people God has already prepared – Luke 10:5 says “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you.”
  4. Bring the kingdom of God near to them – Twice within Luke 10:9-11, the Scripture says “

The kingdom of God has come near to you.”

I’m 95% done with an article I wrote for a book called “Honor, Shame, and the Gospel” coming out this year on William Carey publishers. It expands each of these four points. The book will include articles from top missiologists in this field. (I am far from a “top author”, yet by God’s grace, I was asked to contribute). Email me at and I’ll send you the article.

Examples of bringing the Kingdom of God near:

Sharing love with San Francisco’s interfaith worshipping communities

Toasts led one atheist to say “That was the best Christian witness ever.” 

“Ministry to LGBTQ friends” (this link is for you ONLY and not to be forwarded without my permission. You’ll see a link asking for permission within that link.

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Much grace and peace to you,

Pastor Steve Hong