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Joy of the Season – December 16, 2018

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Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7 Today is the 3rd Sunday in Advent, and we just lit the candle of joy. If you noticed, the color of the candle for today is pink, and not purple like the other three. The theme for today is “joy.” Usually I bring a 6-page-long sermon on Sunday mornings, but today, […]

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CHRIST THE KING – November 25, 2018

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John 18:33-37 On the ecclesiastical calendar, today is Christ the King Sunday. It is the last Sunday of the liturgical year. The liturgical year is, of course, different from the secular calendar year. The liturgical year begins with Advent, the time we set aside for reflection about the coming of Christ. Advent is followed by […]

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Widow’s Mite – November 11, 2018

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Mark 12: 38-44 As we begin our stewardship campaign today, the lectionary text assigned for this Sunday is about a widow and her gift. How appropriate it is! When we planned our ministries at the Church Council meeting in September, no one knew about the text for today. Is it coincidence? Or, is it providence? […]

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“We Are Called to Be A Saint” – November 4, 2018

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Revelation 7:9-17; Matt. 5:1-12 I was a teacher at Ewha Girls’ High School before I came to study at Drew Theological School in 1989. Ewha was established by Mary Scranton who was among the first missionaries to Korea over 130 years ago. One day, I asked my students about how they thought of the Kingdom […]

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Bartimaeus: Son of Timaeus – October 28, 2018

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Mark 10:46-52 The lenses in my eye glasses have to be changed in about every two years, because my eyes continue to change as I get older. Even though they are progressive lenses, it is not easy to read small letters. That’s why I printed this sermon out with big letters. I think I must […]

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Gapjil vs. Service – October 21, 2018

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Mark 10:35-45 By looking at my sermon title this morning, you may wonder what gapjil is. We need to learn two Korean words: gap and eul. It is a general term used to indicate the order of priority. Its formal usage is in the legal arena. For example, in Korean legal documents, Gap is a term […]

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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 […]