Manahawkin United Methodist Church
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Sermon: Why Do You Break the Commandment of God?

Pastor Choi talks about breaking the commandment of God with human teachings and tradition.  In today’s story, he draws three lessons: beware of human tradition that invalidates the Word of God, do not worship in vain, and watch out what

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Sermon: Why Do You Test Me?

Today Pastor Choi talks about putting the Lord to the test: what constitutes testing of the Lord.  Not every act of asking for God’s sign is considered ‘putting the Lord to the test.’  The Scripture identifies three elements of testing

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Sermon: Why Do You Not Do What I Say?

Today Pastor Choi talks about the importance of obeying Jesus’ Word in the believer’s life.  Those who hear and do Jesus’ commands are like a wise builder who built a house on the rock; those who call Him Lord yet

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Sermon: Why Do You Call Me Good?

Pastor Choi talks about three approaches people take in terms of salvation and eternal life: human goodness, the Law, and Christ.  He explains how the first two approaches fail to bring us into God’s eternal presence.  He reiterates what God’s Word

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Sermon: Why Do You Not Analyze This Present Time?

Today Pastor Choi expounds Jesus’ command on discerning the present time (Kairos).   Kairos is God’s appointed time that demands God’s people to live a holy and godly life, spotless and blameless, for the day of Christ (2 Peter 3:11, 14).

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Sermon: Why Do You Judge Others?

Today Pastor Choi talks about the meaning of “not to judge” others.  They are stop being self-righteous, stop being judgmental, and stop condemning others like God.

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Sermon: Why Do You Doubt?

Today Pastor Choi talks about Jesus and Peter walking on the water.  Three lessons he points out in the story of Jesus: God’s in it, so is our faith, and fix your eyes on Jesus.

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Sermon: Why Do You Worry?

Pastor Choi today talks about the cure for anxiety.  First, he points out four characteristics of worries: useless, evil, stressful, and contagious.  Next, he identifies four ways to handle life’s worries: keep a heavenly perspective, have faith in God, stop

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Sermon: On Divine Anger

Today Pastor Choi expounds the Scriptures on divine anger.  In the Old Testament, God’s anger was ignited when people of God followed other gods, grumbled against God, and afflicted orphans, widows, and foreigners.  In the New Testament, Jesus also got angry

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Sermon: How to Control Anger

Today Pastor Choi concludes his series on anger.  He introduces four biblical ways to control anger: S.L.O.W.—Slow to anger, Let go and let God, Overcome evil with good, and Work it out (Reconcile).  

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Sermon: Angry at God?

Pastor Choi talks about anger at God.  Taking the example of Jonah, he explains how to handle our anger with God: Avoid bad theology.  Be humble before God in anger.  Choose to trust in God not own feelings.

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Sermon: What does this mean?

Acts 2:1-13 Substituting for Pastor Choi, John Parker delivers a sermon on Pentecost when everyone asked “What does this mean?” Pentecost is considered to be the day that the church was born. Ten days before, the apostles were with Jesus

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Sermon: Mary of Bethany

Today Pastor Choi talks about Mary of Bethany who poured the very expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet.  Three lessons to learn from Mary: a. Give all you have to Jesus.  b. Jesus remembers your love and acts of service and

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Sermon: With All Your Heart

Today Pastor Choi concludes his series on the heart: we are to love the LORD God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our might.  May God approve us like He did King David whose heart

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Sermon: the Lord’s Prayers—part 4 of 4

Today Pastor Choi concludes his sermon series on the prayers that Lord Jesus has actually said.  He focuses on the last word of the last sayings of Jesus: Father, into Your hands, I commit my spirit (Luke 23:46).

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Sermon: the Lord’s Prayers–Part 3 of 4

Pastor Choi talks about Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane the night before crucifixion.  He prayed on His knees, for God’s will to be done not His, and commanded His disciples to keep watch so as not to fall into temptation.

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Sermon: the Lord’s Prayers—Part 2 of 4

Today Pastor Choi continues his series on the Lord’s Prayers. He points out that Christ’s prayers were relational, personal, and grateful (full of gratitude).      

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Sermon: the Lord’s Prayers—part 1 of 4

Today Pastor Choi talks about three characteristics of Jesus’ prayer: intentional, habitual, and alone with God.  The sermon exhorts the congregation to cultivate the habit of spending time alone with God in prayer throughout the year.

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Sermon: Jesus: Risen or Stolen?

Pastor Choi invites the congregation to examine the biblical accounts on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  “Where has the body of Jesus gone?”  Two theories: one by the Christian community that He is risen indeed.  The other theory by the

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Sermon: Jesus the Servant King

Pastor Choi talks about Jesus the humble king who fulfilled the prophecies on Himself by entering Jerusalem riding on a donkey.  The servant King demonstrated that He came not to be served but to serve and give His life as

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Sermon: Lead Us Not into Temptation—the Lord’s Prayer part 6 of 6

Today Pastor Choi concludes his sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer.  He covers three areas of temptation: definition, nature, and ways to overcome temptations.

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Sermon: Forgive Us as We Forgive—the Lord’s Prayer part 5 of 6

Today Pastor Choi continues his series on the Lord’s Prayer: Forgiveness.  He explains the biblical understanding of forgiveness, expounds on the nature of forgiveness, and offers four practical reasons why we should forgive each other.

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Sermon: Give Us Our Daily Bread–the Lord’s Prayer Part 4 of 6

Pastor Choi talks about three characteristics of our “daily bread.”  First, it is our daily “necessities” not daily “luxuries” or “desires.”  Secondly, daily bread means daily trust in the Lord.  Thirdly, it also means our daily “bread of Heaven” the

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Sermon: Thy Kingdom Come—the Lord’s Prayer Part 3 of 6

Today Pastor Choi focuses on two sentences in the Lord’s Prayer: Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven.  He explains that we the believers in Christ are living in the times close to

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Sermon: Hallowed Be Thy Name–the Lord’s Prayer Part 2 of 6

Today Pastor Choi talks about the name of the Lord: The Lord commands everyone to revere, esteem, honor, fear and stand in awe before His name.  Why should we care about His name?  Because He does care about His name.

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Sermon: Our Father in Heaven—the Lord’s Prayer Part 1 of 6

For the next six Sundays, Pastor Choi is going to do a sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer.  Today, part 1 of 6, he focuses on the beginning sentence of the prayer: Our Father in heaven.  The sermon emphasizes on prayer as

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Sermon: How Did I Get Here and Show Me the Way to Go Home

Today we celebrated Sunday School Sunday.  All the Sunday School children and teachers participated in the worship services.  Pauline McShea the teacher preached a message on how we started our faith journey and where we are going.    

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Sermon: Watch Over Your Heart

Today Pastor Choi continues his sermon series on ‘heart’—part 2 of 3: how to take care of your heart.  After a brief recap of the last Sunday’s message, he points out three excellent ways to watch over the heart: 1.

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Sermon: What Is the Heart?

Today Pastor Choi talks about the human heart.  Pointing out that the human heart is a battle-ground between God and the devil who vie for our worship, devotion, and affection, Pastor Choi exhorts the people of God to take good

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Sermon: 2016–the Year of Prayer

Today Pastor Choi designates 2016 to be the Year of Prayer.  Beginning with the definition of prayer, he covers basic characteristics of prayer. He exhorts the people of God to call unto God throughout the year so that they may

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Sermon: Reflections on 2015

Today Pastor Choi takes a moment to reflect on the goal of 2015 for Manahawkin Congregation: the Year of Knowing Jesus.  Out of many lessons he learned through the year, he shares the following three: first, love the Lord with

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Sermon: Rejoice

Today Pastor Choi talks about true joy and where we can find it: in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Sharing stories of three believers in Christ who found true joy in the Lord, he exhorts the believers to do the same by fixing

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Sermon: How to Live W.E.L.L. in End Times

Today Pastor Choi continues his series on Jesus’ Second coming: how to live W.E.L.L. in end times.  He focuses on Watch and Pray, Encourage each other to assemble, Lay aside the deeds of darkness, and Love fervently.  Those who daily

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Sermon: Watch!

Today Pastor Choi talks about Christ’s second coming in three aspects: A. Why He comes again?  B. How will He come again? C. When is it going to be?  In conclusion, he reminds and exhorts the congregation that they must

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Sermon: The Old Man and the Horse

Today Pastor Choi talks about God’s will in Christ for all God’s children: be thankful in all circumstances.  He shares with the congregation three keys to thankfulness; thankfulness is a choice, thankfulness is a trust, thankfulness is an attitude of

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Sermon: Don’t Be a Fool

Today Pastor Choi urges the congregation not to be a fool in the sight of God.   He points out a three-fold error the rich fool made: fixing eyes on the life on earth only, setting his heart on the increase

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Sermon: Church and Suffering

Today Pastor Choi encourages God’s people to pray for the persecuted believers in Christ in the world.  He also urges the congregation to take up their own cross and follow Christ. He points out that Christ Himself suffered on behalf of humanity.

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Sermon: Life Worthy of God’s Calling

Today Pastor Choi talks about life worthy of God’s calling: God the Creator and the Sustainer of all creations has chosen us to be His adopted children before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4).  His choice was intentional and

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Sermon: Three Types of People

Today Pastor Choi talks about three types of spirituality: natural, carnal, and spiritual.  A ‘natural’ person doesn’t know Christ or have the Holy Spirit.  Her mind is blinded by the devil that she cannot see the light of the gospel

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Sermon: House of God

Today Pastor Choi talks about what Jesus did in the Temple: He chased out the merchants, He healed the blind and the lame, and He welcomed children.  So should we in today’s church make prayer as our priority in worship,

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Sermon: Cast Your Net!

Today Rev. Dr. Regina Hendrickson, guest speaker, speaks about “Cast Your Net!”  Pointing out that 64% of all households in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in NJ have no religious affiliation, she exhorts the congregation to go out and cast their nets

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Sermon: How to Know God’s Will. Part 3 of 3

Today Pastor Choi concludes his series on “How to Know God’s Will.”  There are five ways of knowing God’s will.  1. Circumstances (Open/Closed Doors).  2. Family/Friends/Pastors.  3. Peace in Heart.  4. Dreams/Visions/Signs.  5. Word of God.  He points out that

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Sermon: How to Know God’s Will? Part 2 of 3

Today Pastor Choi talks about three obstacles to knowing God’s will for us: a. Insisting on staying on comfort zones.  b. Refusing to acknowledge who Jesus is. c. Seeking one’s own glory, not God’s.   He concludes his sermon with John

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Sermon: Knowing God’s Will. Part 1 of 3

Pastor Choi talks about knowing God’s will today.  As part 1 of 3 series, he exposes four spiritual lies concerning knowing God’s will among God’s children: 1.You don’t have to know God’s will.  2. You don’t deserve to know God’s will.

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Sermon: Blessing of Children

Today Pastor Choi expounds on Jesus’ blessing of little children.  In the time of Jesus, children were not treated equally as adults.  Jesus changed that understanding and gave a fresh look on children as follows: 1) The Kingdom of God

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Sermon: Jesus’ Second Coming

Today Pastor Choi talks about the promise of Parousia (Jesus’ Second Coming).  He encourages the congregation to carefully examine Peter’s explanation of the delay of Parousia threefold: The Lord is faithful to keep His promise.  The Lord is patient to

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Sermon: Who Can Separate Us?

Today Pastor Choi concludes his sermon series on the adequacy of God.  Expounding on Paul’s assertion that nothing or no one in the universe can separate God’s elect from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior,

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Sermon: Who Will Accuse Us?

Today Pastor Choi speaks of God’s justifying grace in Christ.  We God’s elect are saved and justified in Christ’s merit by grace, not by our own.  Pastor Choi also urges the congregation never to believe Satan’s accusations, to remember Jesus

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Sermon: No Good Thing Is Withheld

Today Pastor Choi continues his series on God’s Adequacy as our sovereign Benefactor.  God provides us all things good with Christ.  All things ‘good’ are defined by God not by us.  All things good never means a plethora of possessions,

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Sermon: If God Is for Us

Today pastor Choi talks about God’s adequacy.  More specifically, he focuses on the truth that God is our sovereign Protector (Romans 8: 31).  He is bigger than any fears we may have, greater than any challenges we may face, and

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Sermon: Seek Justice

Today Pastor Choi talks about seeking justice.  Religion without a humble walk with God is nothing.  Worship rituals without repentant hearts are futile.  Prayers without justice go unanswered.  At the end of the sermon, he exhorts the congregation to start

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Sermon: Keys to Good Health

Today Pastor Choi talks about four keys to good health: T.O.P.C.  Trust in the Lord, Obey God’s commands, Pray, and Clean Thinking.  When we follow these keys faithfully, we will enjoy good health in our body and soul.     

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