Taipei International Church

Taipei International Church

By Taipei International Church
Hello Welcome to TIC. Our vision is to be a multi-cultural church of extraordinary love, overflowing with joy and gratitude for the Gospel, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus who walk in the freedom that comes from being rooted and grounded in the love of Christ.
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The Mission Of The Church - Pastor Peter Palma
Our Mission Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus who walk in the freedom that comes from being rooted and grounded in the love of Christ, love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, love their neighbors as themselves, and share the Gospel with love and boldness. We are focused on helping members of Taipei International Church grow in these five areas: Worshiping It is our mission to give God greater and greater glory through our corporate worship and to help each person give their whole self more fully and freely as an act of joyful ​worship​ to God, in singing, serving, giving, and gratitude. Psalm 95:1-3​, Romans 12:1-2, Philippians 4:18, Hebrews 13:15, Psalm 69:30, Psalm 100:4 Connecting It is our mission to help each person at TIC be ​connected​ in relationships with each other as members of God’s family and in service as members of the Body of Christ. Galatians 6:10, Hebrews 2:11, Ephesians 4:15-16, 1 Thessalonians 4:10 Growing It is our mission to help each person at TIC ​grow​ in his or her knowledge of God’s love and in obedience to his commands. Ephesians 4:15-16, Colossians 1:3-6, ​2 Peter 1:3-11​, 2 Peter 3:18 Serving It is our mission to help each person to identify their spiritual gifts, equip them to use their gifts, and enable them to use their gifts by ensuring loving leadership and providing well organized ministries in which to ​serve​. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, Ephesians 4:12-16, Philippians 2:1-11 Going Evangelism It is our mission to equip each person at TIC to share the Gospel with love and boldness with family members, neighbors, co-workers and strangers. 1 Peter 3:15, Matthew 28:18-20
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June 24, 2020
By My Spirit - Pastor Peter Palma
Vision Statement We see a multi-cultural church of extraordinary love, overflowing with joy and gratitude for the Gospel, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ; and bringing glory to God as it impacts Taipei, Taiwan, and the world. The Church We See We see a church that is shining the light of Christ in Taipei, across Taiwan, and to the ends of the earth. We see a church that has prayer at its core and has powerful worship services where believers and unbelievers alike encounter the presence and power of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We see the Holy Spirit active in our midst as the lost are found, as broken hearts are healed, as broken families are restored, and broken bodies are healed. We see a church fully devoted to Christ full of courageous faith believing nothing is impossible with God. We see a church where every family member is rooted and grounded in the love of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve and minister. We see a church deeply committed to loving each other, growing together and meeting together regularly in our homes and other spaces. We see a church where every member is confident and passionate in telling others about Jesus. We see a church family constantly making room at the table for new family members. We see a church that cares deeply for Taipei and for the isolated, marginalized, poor, and oppressed. We see a church that rejoices to see the kingdom of God expand through evangelism, mercy ministry, and justice. We see a church that invests heavily in the next generation and pours passion and resources into discipling children and youth. We see a church that is committed to raising up leaders who will have great impact and influence in all spheres of society. We see a dynamic church that is overflowing with creative expression in media, music, and the arts in order to give God glory and proclaim the Gospel in new and increasingly more glorious ways. We see a church that is radically generous in helping others and sharing resources with other churches and ministries to see Gospel Renewal come to cities across this nation and the earth. We see a multi-cultural church of extraordinary love, overflowing with joy and gratitude. We see a church filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, and bringing glory to God. We see what Taipei International Church will become by God’s grace and by the power of His Holy Spirit. We see a church that impacts, Taipei, Taiwan, and the world.
49:03
June 16, 2020
Greater Glory - Pastor Peter Palma
In this sermon, Ps. Peter talks about the priority in our lives, although everything is swiped away, what is left in our lives? It is Jesus's love, we have to love Jesus, love one another, and pursuit God's Kingdom, Greater Glory is not only the building we have, not only the amount of people, but also is our heart to focus on Jesus.
44:50
June 10, 2020
Interview with Sam Storms
In this episode, Dr. Sam Storms shares about the importance of Scripture and spiritual gifts in the life of a believer. In 2008 Sam became Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sam serves as a member of the Council of The Gospel Coalition. Sam is a past President of the Evangelical Theological Society, and currently serves on its Executive Committee.  He has also served on the board of Desiring God with John Piper. He is the author of numerous books and articles. Sam also started the Convergence conference.  The mission of Convergence is to instruct and encourage individual believers and local churches to eagerly embrace the functional authority of the written text of Scripture and to experience the full range of miraculous spiritual gifts, all to the glory of God in Christ. His website is www.samstorms.org
53:04
June 9, 2020
Interview with Doris Brougham
Doris Brougham is the founder of Overseas Radio and Television and has been a missionary in Taiwan for nearly 70 years. In this episode she shares about her early days as a missionary and how God grew the ministry of ORTV to what it is today.  She also shares about how to get started when you have a burden on your heart and stories of God's faithfulness throughout the years.  This episode will be especially encouraging to your faith.
36:49
June 3, 2020
Your Kingdom Come - Pastor Peter Palma
In this sermon Pastor Peter teaches on what it means for God's kingdom to come to our church. The church is called to be a light to the world and demonstrate that love of Christ cross-culturally.  Love that is unified. Love that extends to our neighbors who are different from us. Love that extends to our enemies.
43:07
June 2, 2020
Interview with Tom Chui
Tom Chui is the founder and director of Inclusive Impact, a social enterprise that employs disabled men and women as corporate trainers in Hong Kong.  In this episode, Tom shares about how he transitioned from being a private banker to running his own business.  He shares about working with the ultra wealthy and how seeing their emptiness caused him to ask about meaning and purpose in his own life.   As his purpose and meaning became clear in light of his faith, he decided to make a change.  This episode will encourage you to think about your own purpose in life and inspire you to live with faith.
38:42
May 27, 2020
The Time Has Come - Pastor Peter Palma
Most of us will rather stay in the comfort zone, but as a church, as a ministry, as an apostle, God has his plan for us, and he is calling us to reach out the people in this world, although we might have fear and anxiety when leaving our comfort zone, but God is always with us, and he always gives us what we need, and is always beyond our expectation !!
49:25
May 26, 2020
Interview with Pastor Steve Dixon
Steve Dixon is the state pastor of Queensland, Australia for Hillsong Church.  He was a church planter in Europe and has worked extensively with churches in Asia.  In this episode he shares about the importance of the Church and how we can be the light of Christ in our community and in our families.
31:42
May 19, 2020
Give Thanks - Pastor Peter Palma
We should always give thanks to Jesus no matter our environment is good and bad, fear and anxiety always occupy our mind in our daily lives, but just like Paul said in the New testament, we should rejoice and praise to the Lord !!
42:16
May 19, 2020
Volunteer Leadership Lesson with Justin Lucero
Justin Lucero is a church planter in Osaka, Japan, has some suggestions and advices with the volunteers in the church, and also the characteristics and personality that he talks about of being a leader in God's Kingdom.
02:54
May 15, 2020
Rejoice Pray Give Thanks - Pastor Peter Palma
What are we waiting for ? For the COVID-19 to disappear ? Have a smooth and nice environment ?  Our financial will get better ? In the New Testament, Paul said we have to rejoice, even though we are in the world of anxiousness, fear, and despair, we need to build the faith coming from Jesus, and not just waiting for something.
42:18
May 12, 2020
Interview with Justin Lucero
Justin is a church planter in Osaka, Japan and in this episode he shares about his calling to be a missionary in Japan.  He also shares challenges he faced during the first year of church planting and how he has stood firm in faith and kept his heart from becoming bitter.
26:44
May 12, 2020
Interview with Paul Rapley : Part 2
Paul shares about how he deals with disappointment when someone doesn't get healed, how he approaches people on the street to share the Gospel, and gives encouragement for those who want to help others experience God.
20:21
May 5, 2020
God Won't Give You A Scorpion - Pastor Peter Palma
In this sermon episode, Pastor shares with how Jesus prays for us, and how do we pray in order to match Jesus's heart, Jesus is always there to pray for us, and we for sure have to pray for God's kingdom.
39:49
May 5, 2020
Interview with Paul Rapley: Part 1 - Healing On The Streets
Paul Rapley was healed of cancer when he was in college and as a result began to seek God to see other people receive healing.  In this interview, Paul talks about going years without seeing anyone he prayed for get healed, and what brought about the breakthrough in his prayers. He also shares about his experience praying for people on the street in Switzerland.
31:24
April 28, 2020
Check Your Heart - Pastor Peter Palma
In this sermon episode, Pastor Peter shares about four different types of soil that Jesus mentions in Mark 4, it's challenging and encouraging to remind us to have soft soil in order to let Jesus guide us, and be the master of our lives.
25:06
April 28, 2020
Volunteer Leadership Lessons: Pastor Daniel Brolin
In this episode Pastor Daniel shares about the qualities of a volunteer leader who breathes fresh air into the church.
09:59
April 23, 2020
Interview: Sweetness From The Crushing with Pastor Daniel Brolin
While serving as missionaries in Chechnya, Pastor Daniel Brolin and his wife Paulina were taken hostage by men who would later become ISIS.  They were held in a windowless basement for more than five months before being released.  Pastor Daniel shares how his faith in Jesus sustained him and allowed him to come out captivity stronger.  He shares lessons from that experience to help us as we go through COVID-19.
39:58
April 23, 2020
Worshipping Through COVID-19 - Pastor Peter Palma
Although we are in the COVID-19, we still need to be still, and focus on Jesus. Although we are in the storm right now, we have to learn to stand before Jesus, and take out all of our anxiety and fear in front of him.
39:51
April 21, 2020
Volunteer Leadership Lesson with Dr. Desmond Mao
In this episode, Dr. Desmond Mao shares about his experience in TIC and Singapore, although he as a busy work and life, he still insists on serving God and people, he proclaims that God will give us more when we are willing to serve.
08:08
April 16, 2020
Easter Week - The Lord has risen
The Lord has risen, Jesus has risen to the sky, and sit besides Father of God, he always prays for us, and be with us, Jesus knows our all difficulties, emotions, and affections. He is the savior and master of our lives.
34:43
April 14, 2020
Interview with Dr. Desmond Mao from Singapore
Realities of COVID-19 Dr. Desmond Mao is an emergency room physician in Singapore. In this interview he shares about his current experience in Singapore and how his faith is helping him lead during this health crisis. Dr. Mao attended and served at TIC in 2017 and 2018.
30:44
April 14, 2020
Volunteer Leadership Lessons With Rory Shiner
In this episode, Pastor Rory shares the top qualities he looks for in a trustworthy volunteer.
08:19
April 9, 2020
Pastor Rory Shiner. The Church Has Left The Building
In this Episode, Pastor Rory Shiner of Providence Church in Perth shares about what it means to be the church during COVID-19.  We discuss what it means to be the Church, why we need each other and how we can actively reach out to others during this time.
34:55
April 7, 2020
Looking For Fruit - Pastor Peter Palma
Looking for fruit, Jesus is looking for fruit and our heart to put him in the priority in our life. Money, relationship, career can be our God, but they will fade away one day, the most importantly is our heart on Jesus, during this time, we might not gather in person, but we can stay connected to Jesus and people, and pray for one another.
39:10
April 7, 2020
Leadership Lessons: The Top 3 Qualities Of A Great Volunteer Leader with Albert Isaac
In this episode, Pastor Albert shares three of the top qualities he believes are essential to leading in the church.  The great news is that everyone has the ability to develop these qualities.
13:03
April 3, 2020
Interview: Hope In Jesus During COVID-19 with Pastor Albert Isaac
In this episode, Pastor Peter interviews with Pastor Albert Isaac of World Harvest Church In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  At the time of this recording Malaysia was 10 days into lock down. Pastor Albert shares about how to stay hopeful in Jesus during COVID-19.
24:15
April 1, 2020
Wisdom Over Trials - Pastor Peter Palma
In this episode, Pastor Peter talks about how to get over the trials through the wisdom that is coming from God, not only the wisdom but also the light that God shines us, we also have to shine the people around us, and let them come to know Jesus.
39:43
April 1, 2020
Faith That Overcomes Fears - Pastor Peter Palma
Faith that overcomes fears, God allows all the disasters and adversities happen upon us, but he also gives us faith to overcome them, may God's words guide and lead us in our daily life.
40:03
March 31, 2020
Interview with Dr. David Shaw. Suffering.
In this episode we have a discussion with Dr. David Shaw professor of New Testament at Perth Bible College in Perth, Australia on the topic of suffering in First Peter.   Dr. Shaw discusses the audience of First Peter, the suffering they were going through, the perspective Peter had on suffering, and why we can be hopeful in suffering.
34:01
March 26, 2020
Interview with Dr. Jorum Mugari. Suffering, Bitterness, and God's Grace
In this Episode Pastor Peter discuss the book of Ruth with Dr. Jorum Mugari an Old Testament scholar and lecturer at the Theological College of Zimbabwe. In this episode we touch about suffering, bitterness, and God's grace.
41:58
March 24, 2020
RELEASE, IF YOU WANT IT - Pastor Peter Palma
Jesus loves us, and gives us strength, love, and will to decide things, and he also asks us to release the sins from our hearts, may God helps us with the sins that we can't hardly release and erase.
42:13
March 17, 2020
SPEAK WORDS OF LIFE - Pastor Peter Palma
It enables us to be more like Jesus, and our relationships, friendships, and affections will be different when we speak words of life, may God bless and remind us any moments whenever our temper and hatred are flowing out.
49:43
March 10, 2020
COMMIT EVERYTHING TO GOD - Pastor Peter Palma
Commit everything to God,  thus we can receive the love, strength, wisdom from him, and to serve more people
48:51
March 6, 2020
WALKING IN THE SPIRIT - Pastor Peter Palma
Walking in the spirit, be with God, and let God guide and protect you any moment.
47:58
March 6, 2020
Warfare - Pastor Peter Palma
Strength, encouragement, love, and wisdom from Jesus to fight against the demon, how we gonna do it ?
42:24
February 12, 2020
Interview with Claire (Kenya Mission)
Peter Palma had an interview with Claire about the recent missionary trip in Kenya, if you want to know more about Claire, and most importantly, how she met God and God did the miracles in this trip, you should listen to it !!
36:23
February 6, 2020
We Will Not Be Shaken - Pastor Peter Palma
Livestreamed Sermon of 2/2/2020. Psalm 46 (ESV)
46:43
February 4, 2020
Unity - Pastor Peter Palma
Sermon of 1/26/2020. Ephesians 4:1-6 (ESV)
47:32
January 31, 2020
Kenya Mission Testimony - Samuel Chang
From unbelief to faith. He was bitten by a scorpion and experienced healing himself through prayer. 
12:09
January 21, 2020
They Left Everything - Pastor Peter Palma
Sermon of 1/19/2020. Luke 5:1-11 (ESV)
35:56
January 21, 2020
A Defining Moment - Pastor Peter Palma
Reposting sermon of 12/8/2019 " 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV)
50:35
January 15, 2020
Testimony - Priscilla Phoon
How she broke free from the oppression of demons and her Kenya mission trip experience to cast out demons. 
06:24
January 14, 2020
Free - Pastor Peter Palma
Sermon of 1/12/2020. Luke 10:1-20 (ESV)
47:48
January 14, 2020
Light In The Darkness - Pastor Obet Awa-ao
Sermon of 1/5/2020. Hebrews 1:1-3 & Isaiah 9:2-6 (NKJV)
36:24
January 14, 2020
Power - Pastor Peter Palma
Sermon of 12/29/2019. Ephesians 3:14-21 (ESV)
37:37
January 14, 2020
Light In The Darkness - Pastor Peter Palma
Sermon of 12/15/2019. Luke 1:67-79 (ESV)
41:21
January 14, 2020
Freedom Sunday Testimony - Liz West
Estimated globally, there are 40.3 million in slavery today. Liz shared her experience working with International Justice Mission. And introducing "Freedom Sunday" which is to mobilize the global church to 1) See the problem of slavery, 2) Understand God's heart to end it, and 3) Join God in ending it. 
19:38
December 18, 2019
Who Is My Neighbor? - Pastor Peter Palma
33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” Luke 10:33-37 (ESV)
40:38
December 17, 2019
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told - Derek Chen
We had the honor to have Derek Chen to preach on December 1st, he and his wife Chantal Chen are missionaries to Papua New Guinea. They have been part of our congregation since March of this year. They are leaving in a couple of weeks back to the mission field, and we get to hear him talk about missions before they get back to Papua New Guinea. Today's scripture was Genesis 2:18, 21-24. 
44:05
December 10, 2019
In Christ Everything Changes - Pastor Peter Palma
The scripture is from Ephesians 2: 11-22 "18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, "
39:20
December 3, 2019
"Dead in sin, but God..." - Pastor Peter Palma
Ephesians 2:1-10 (ESV) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
36:45
November 20, 2019
Hope, Riches and Power - Pastor Peter Palma
Ephesians 1:15-23 (ESV) 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might
38:42
November 19, 2019
Chosen for the Praise of His Glory - Pastor Peter Palma
Ephesians 1:4–10 (ESV) " 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth."
38:52
November 6, 2019
Many Times More - Pastor Peter Palma
29 And he said to them,“Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Luke 18: 29-30 (ESV)
37:25
October 29, 2019
A Servant of Christ - Pastor Peter Palma
Acts 6:1-7; Acts 8:4-8  The power of God comes from His presence, and the presence of God is found in the place of service.
37:16
October 23, 2019
Interview with Jeff Chiu
This week’s guest is Jeff Chiu, who has just came back from his very first mission trip to Kenya with pastor Peter.  During this mission trip, Jeff experienced a number of amazing things. And he will share with you about what he saw, what he experienced, and how God used him to bring healings and blessings to numerous people in Kenya.  
32:45
October 22, 2019
Cheerful Giving - Pastor Obet Awa-ao
2 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ESV) 9 As it is written “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;     his righteousness endures forever.” 10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
35:54
October 16, 2019
Interview with Diane Thompson
We are so excited to have Diane Thompson with us in this episode to talk about her faith, and the outreach she’s engaged in with her church in Texas. She also talks about God’s generosity, His faithfulness, and lessons she has learned about giving. 
26:56
October 12, 2019
Your Heart Follows Your Treasure - Pastor Peter Palma
Luke 12:32-34 (ESV) 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
41:01
October 10, 2019
Your Life Is On Lease - Pastor Peter Palma
Luke 12:15 ESV And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
56:29
October 8, 2019
Interview with Sam Taveras
We are so excited that in this episode, Sam Taveras will share his story with us about how God saw what lay in store for him, and led him to his own business. 
24:02
September 29, 2019
Imitate Me - Pastor Clay Danner
In Christ, you have what it takes to carry God’s kingdom, and to bring people into His family right where you are.  Say yes to Him, and say this to others: Imitate me as I imitate Christ.  Pastor Clay Danner
38:22
September 27, 2019
Interview with Paul Thrush
This time, we had the privilege of having Paul Thrush with us, who has been the pillar of TIC welcome ministry, to share about his story, his faith, his involvement in the Welcome Team at TIC, and his recent cycling accident.
40:23
September 19, 2019
Interview with Derek and Chantal Part 2/2
In this episode, we will continue to talk about Derek and Chantal's experience in the mission field, the tribe they work with, and cancer. Show Notes The link to Chantal's blog: https://forhisgloryandourgood.home.blog The Chen’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chenook/ To sign up for the Chen’s quarterly email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bXlmi1
51:44
September 12, 2019
Living On A New Level - Pastor Peter Palma
In every season, in every circumstance, in every situation, God has given us the resources we need to rejoice in the Lord.   We can live a life of joy when we understand this truth. Pastor Peter Palma 
39:08
September 11, 2019
Pursue One Thing - Pastor Peter Palma
Are you chasing the right thing?  The one prize to chase is not the good things that we want, but Jesus himself. Pastor Peter Palma 
42:29
September 11, 2019
The Right Savior - Pastor Peter Palma
The good news of the Gospel is that we come to God on the basis of Christ's Righteousness not our own.  By losing our religious portfolio and taking hold of Christ we can enter into the freedom that God intends for us. Pastor Peter Palma
45:43
September 11, 2019
Interview with Derek and Chantal Chen Part 1/2
This episode will introduce you Derek and Chantal Chen.  They are an extraordinary couple that have committed their lives to expanding God's kingdom through tribal missions. In Part 1 Derek and Chantal share about how they came to faith, met each other, and how God began drawing them into missions. Show Notes The link to Chantal's blog: https://forhisgloryandourgood.home.blog The Chen’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chenook/ To sign up for the Chen’s quarterly email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bXlmi1
43:34
September 4, 2019