July 3, 2022 – Worship

PEACE – (Luke 10:1-11)    I believe that for all of us this year – the year of 2022 – has been difficult and painful when we see the world. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, more than 4 months have passed. But we are still seeing many people – soldiers and civilians including […]

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June 26, 2022 – Worship

Pray and Never Give Up! – (Luke 18:1-8) There is a true story of a Welsh woman who lived in a remote valley in Wales. She went to a great deal of trouble and expense to have electrical power installed in her home. However, after a couple of months, the electric company noticed she didn’t […]

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June 19, 2022 – Worship

A Race Set before Us – (Philippians 3:7-17) In our passage for today, Apostle Paul compares a Christian life to a race that is set before us. Everyone partakes in that race, though they have a different race to run as they have a different call from God. Everyone follows Jesus in a different way. […]

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June 12, 2022 – Worship

Triune God – (Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15)     One day, St. Augustine was walking along the seashore while pondering the doctrine of the Trinity. He seemed to hear a voice saying, “Pick up one of the large sea shells there by the shore.” So he picked it up. Then the voice said, “Now pour the […]

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June 5, 2022 – Worship

Language of Love – (Acts 2:1-13) In my home church—Hackensack United Methodist Church in NJ—there is a custom on the Pentecost Sunday that some people among the congregation, who are from different countries, are invited to read Scripture reading from today’s text Acts 2—share a few verses in their native tongues. It’s been a good […]

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May 29, 2022 – Worship

The Kingdom of God – (Mark 1:14-15; Luke 14:15-24, 17:20-21)  The Kingdom of God is, indeed, central in the New Testament. One New Testament scholar says, “Ask any 100 New Testament scholars what was most central to Jesus’ message, and all 100 will answer: The kingdom of God.”  What is the kingdom of God? As […]

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May 22, 2022 – Worship

Being Born Again – (John 3:1-17)  One day, when I was in my college years, I was reading the newspaper in the library lobby. A guy whom I had never met before approached me and asked, “Hello, I have a couple of questions for you. Do you believe in Jesus?”    Well, assuming he was […]

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May 15, 2022 – Worship

What Is Faith? – (Matthew 14:22-33 / Hebrews 11:8-9, 17-19)        Three years ago I visited South Korea. During my visit, I had a chance to meet with two of my old friends—my college buddies. One of them was a long-time Christian, and the other friend was sort of a beginner in faith who had […]

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May 8, 2022 – Worship

Is God Real? – (Acts 17:24-28) “Is God real?” This is the central religious question in our modern culture. When I use this question as the title of today’s sermon, I do not mean the question about whether God exists or not. But it’s more about how we “see” God – how we think of […]

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May 1, 2022 – Worship

Beyond Doubt – (John 20:19-31)       Let me share with you my childhood memory of my dad who did a specific thing before he went to bed. It was sort of his daily routine that played out every night. It happened around midnight that I used to hear the familiar footsteps of my dad walking […]

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