Good is from God. “Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.” (3 John 11) I heard about a man who was unmarried. He had been traveling all around the country giving lectures…

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“It is My Life, Not a Job” “The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14) What is your name? Where are you from? How long have you been here? These questions are what most…

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“Have You Ever Ridden a Bike?”  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.  (Ephesians 3:20-21) About a…

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“So, What’s Your Status, Pastor?  While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying, they laid their hands on them and sent them off. (Acts 13:2-3) Last week, we had the…

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“The Gift of God” 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 the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to…

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A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Jung But if you had known what this means, “I desire mercy and not sacrifice”, you would not have condemned the guiltless. (Matthew 12:7) Daily, the news breaks my heart.  A one-year-old child is killed by gunfire in Pittsburgh, sleeping supposedly safe in his crib in his home.  In Atlanta, a shooting…

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“Living as United Methodist Christians” “I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is…

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“Living to Eat or Eating to Live?” “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)   Have you ever heard the ironic phrase that human beings either live to eat or eat to live. Which one best fits you?  If food is readily…

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“Is that You who is One of the Seven Thousand?” “Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” (1 Kings 19: 18) On the day before this past Christmas Eve, there was a snowstorm and it was very…

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“Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.” (Matthew 9:17) We have had a different holiday season from what we have had in the past. We used to…

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