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The World at Our Table – October 7, 2018

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Mark 14:22-26, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 When I was a Deacon of NYAC many years ago, I was preparing for Elder’s ordination. And one of the requirements was to write lengthy theological reflections. I had to answer to many difficult questions like: How has the practice of ministry affected your experience and understanding of God? What […]

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The Healing Ministry – Sept. 30, 2018

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James 5:13-20 Two weeks ago, hundreds of delegates, representing various areas of South Korea, visited Pyongyang and the three-day summit meetings were lively broadcasted. It was their third meeting between the two Korean leaders within a year. Unfortunately, none of this was broadcasted in our country but I could watch some video clips from Youtube […]

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Deepening Our Prayer – September 23, 2018

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Psalm 1:1-6 Everyone knows that working out physically is good for our health. It is my goal to go to LA Fitness twice a week, but last week, I could exercise only once. I went there yesterday around 2 o’clock and came back home around 8. Yes, I spent 6 hours there. Wow! Can you […]

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Blessing of Animals – Sept 16, 2018

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Genesis 1:20-31 Friends…, welcome! Welcome to every one of you today, no matter how young or old you are, no matter how many legs you have, or don’t have! We are here to celebrate our Rally Day today and we are also here to be a blessing for others by blessing our animal friends together! […]

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“Ephphatha! Be Opened!” – September 9, 2018

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Mark 7:24-37 In our Gospel lesson, the writer chose not to translate one Aramaic word, “EPHPHATHA” which means “Be opened.” Why do you think Mark did not translate this word? I think, this is Mark’s way of emphasizing this story, insuring that no one would ever miss it. We need to be reminded that these […]

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What Really Matters – September 2, 2018

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Mark 7:1-8, 21-23 We all know that there are good reasons for keeping our hands clean. With all the germs and diseases out there, we are all concerned about that. And that’s why the first thing all our preschool children do when they come in the morning is washing their hands. Knowing that we are […]

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“A Gas Station in the Desert” – August 26, 2018

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John 6:56-69 08/26/18 Good morning, again. It’s always good to be back to this pulpit after having a nice relaxing vacation. I had a great vacation and I hope you are having a great summer as well. We drove all the way to California and visited my parents, in-laws in LA, and also my brother […]

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Holy Shamoley – July 29, 2018

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Ephesians 3:14 – 21  When I served a church in Woodstock, NY, I learned about an expression, “Holy Shamoley!” from a church member. His name is Knud Hansen, a wonderful human-being, a very faithful servant of God. Along with his wife, Gladys, they were pillars of the church. They were also known as “Grandpa and […]

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Solitude, Silence and Sabbath – Jul 22, 2018

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Mark 6:30-34 Everyone needs a rest and we need to go to a secluded place once in a while.  As some of you know, we are planning a cross-country road trip during my vacation.  I hope this could be my “secluded place” that I need to go for a rest.  But, I am not sure…, […]

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Murder of a Prophet – July 15, 2018

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Mark 6:14-29 I wonder what was your first reaction when you heard our lesson today.  Weren’t you surprised to hear about John the Baptist in July?  (Because), we are used to contending with John the Baptist in Advent season.  Every December while we try to do our Christmas shopping, John holds forth, telling us to […]