Pastor Choi talks about being wise in the sight of the Lord. He reminds the congregation to beware three tragedies of “a believing fool.” They are unpreparedness for life, ignorance of Jesus, and self-deception. He urges everyone to be wise in God’s eyes.
Pastor Choi talks about faith in Christ’s historical resurrection connecting three stories of people whom Jesus has resurrected from the dead: Jairus’s daughter, young man in Nain, and Lazarus in Bethany. He urges the audience to unbind their faith in Christ’s resurrection today!
Pastor Choi explains two meanings of Jesus’ riding on a donkey on Palm Sunday. 1. God’s prophecies on the coming Messiah were fulfilled in Jesus. 2. Jesus was the humble king who served humanity by laying down His own life for them.
Through the story of woman who anointed Jesus with her precious perfume, Pastor Choi talks about three aspects of true worship. 1. We worship Jesus our Lord and Savior. To Him, nothing is too precious to give. 2. True worship can cause criticism. Focus only onto Jesus in worship. 3. True worship overflows to the world. We are a fragrance of Christ to God and to people.
Pastor Choi talks about anger at God (we all have moments of anger with God). He presents some unhealthy ways to express our anger toward God and ends his message with healthy ways to handle our anger with God.
Pastor Choi explains why we the believers in Christ ought to love our enemies, how to do it, and the reward thereof. He also encourages his congregation to turn their blacklist of enemies to a blessing-list and bless them every day.
Pastor Choi cautions his congregation to beware of the faulty understanding of God, that is, God is love, therefore, we must reject the God in the Old Testament who condemns and punishes the disobedient and the wicked. We must balance the God of love with the God of light and holiness.
Today Pastor Choi speaks about the Five Love Languages (Dr. Gary Chapman). Expounding on the five love languages such as Words of Affirmation, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch, he encourages his congregation to practice those love languages to build each other up in Christ.
Today Pastor Choi talks about spiritual “flu”—a spiritual condition that debilitates and paralyzes the believers in their walk with God. Symptoms are: not doing what we would like to do, doing the very thing we hate, feel powerless before temptations, feel miserable after spiritual defeat, enslaved to the power of sin, constant inner tug-of-war between good and evil, feel “nothing but evil present in me,” low or no self-esteem, and tortured by negative/destructive thoughts and feelings. He offers cures in Christ: emancipation on the cross, identity in Christ, and God’s promises of forgiveness through repentance.
Today Pastor Choi talks about the believer’s attitude toward challenges in life. The believers never run away from life’s challenges, but meet them head-on. They do not trust their own might but rely on God’s strength and power. Based on the story of Caleb and Joshua who entered the Promised Land, he urges the congregation to exercise and apply the believer’s attitude in the following three ways: Thank God daily for the situations they are in. Pray daily 5 minutes on their challenges. Memorize two verses and meditate on them daily: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 & Philippians 4:13.
Today Pastor Choi talks about five time-wasters. They are: being unforgiving, comparing with others, doubting, grumbling, and worrying. He encourages the audience to make the most of their time this year by forgiving, being content, trusting in the Lord, being thankful, and praying.
Today Pastor Choi continues his message on the Great Commission. To fulfill it, we need two things: the Holy Spirit and prayer. The Holy Spirit confirms our message with signs and wonders. And, His help comes from our devoted prayers.
Today, Pastor Choi talks about the Great Commission. First, it is for all believers, not just for a few chosen ones. Next, he recommends the viewer to adopt a new year’s goal: go and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Three action points for reaching out to those who need the Lord: adopt a country, adopt a non-believing family member and a non-believing friend. Pray for them and go to them with the gospel message.
Today Pastor Choi talks about God’s faithfulness. He urges his congregation to start 2021 with the assurance that the Lord is with them and that He is a faithful God whom they can trust and rely on throughout the year.
Pastor Choi points out that Jesus Christ is the greatest gift from God to humanity. In Jesus, all godly benefits are packed such as love, joy, peace, salvation, and eternal life. Pastor Choi urges the audience to accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord and claim those gifts from God in Jesus.
Today Pastor Choi draws three lessons from the Magi story: first, those who seek the Lord Jesus will find Him. Next, worship Jesus alone not Mary, the Mother of Jesus, or anybody else. Finally, worship precedes offerings.
Today Pastor Choi talks about the importance of holding onto God’s promise in times of confusion, frustration, and even hardship. Mary, the mother of Jesus, demonstrated such a godly example from the conception of her son to the death of her son on the cross.
Pastor Choi talks about the birth of John the Baptist. From the story of Zecariah and Elizabeth (parents of John), he draws three lessons for the believers. First, do not judge by the outside look. Next, wait for God’s time. Finally, align with God’s value system.
Pastor Choi points out that Christ was God’s solution to bring us back to God. After the Fall of Adam, our spirits were dead in sins and offenses. God made peace with us through the blood of the cross. The indwelling Christ works on us to restore the image of God in us to its original state, to its fullest and best capacity.
Being created in the image and likeness of God doesn’t mean physical resemblance between God and us. Rather, it means divine attributes were instilled in us such as conscience, reflection, love, creativity, and free will. It also means that God alone determines the worth of human soul. For each individual with divine attributes, God has a plan and purpose. No one is an accident.
Tonight, Pastor Choi shares three characteristics of thanksgiving. First, the law of sowing and reaping. The more thanks we sow in heart, the more thanks we reap later. Next, when you give thanks to the Lord, do it cheerfully, for the Lord loves the cheerful giver of thanks. Finally, when we keep sowing the seed of thanks, the Lord will make our life abundant for every good deed.
Pastor Choi talks about the importance of being thankful in all circumstances. Worship is the key to being thankful. He also urges the congregation not to miss the opportunity to express their gratitude to the Lord and to the benefactors by doing it right away rather than wait.
God claims that our body belongs to Him. For the following three reasons: He created us. He sustains us. He bought us for a price. We are not the owner of our body but the stewards who are called to take good care of the body. We are to use our heart, tongue, eyes, and hands to the glory of God.
Jesus commands us to store up treasures not on earth but in Heaven. Pastor Choi points out five heavenly treasures that we can store up in our heart starting today. They are, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, the fear of the Lord, good works, almsgiving and prayers.
Today Pastor Choi exhorts God’s people to remember the persecuted believers in Christ, to pray for them and support them. He points out that there are two sides of persecution. Either we ourselves or other believers in Christ go through persecution. When we ourselves undergo persecution, God wants us to show courage. When other believers go through persecution, God wants us to show solidarity.
Today, Pastor Choi talks about Queen Esther and how she saved her race from crisis. Through her lesson, he urges his congregation to join him in prayer and fasting on October 28 on behalf of our nation so that the Lord would forgive our sins and heal our land.
Today Pastor Choi tells the story of Jesus casting out a deaf and mute spirit from a boy. He points out two reasons why we lack such miracles among us as in the story: Our unbelief and the lack of prayer and fasting.
At a high mountain, Jesus was transfigured before His disciples and conversed with Elijah and Moses. Then, when a cloud formed and overshadowed them, a voice from Heaven said, “This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!” (Mark 9:7). Then, Moses and Elijah were no more and only Jesus alone was seen. From the text, Pastor Choi points out that Jesus trumps the Law and the Prophets.
Today Pastor Choi talks about the question of “Who am I?” He points out two approaches to answer the question: the world’s standards and those of God. In the world, what we do determines our identity (who we are). In Christ, who we are determines what we do. We are God’s. We belong to Christ.
Today Pastor Choi points out three qualities in the Roman Centurion who pleaded with Jesus for his beloved servant. He was a man of kindness, humility, and faith. He ended up impressing Jesus with his faith statement: “Just say the Word, Lord, and my servant will be healed” (Luke 7:7).
Jesus reminds us of the three prerequisites to enter into the Kingdom of God. They are 1. Be born again. 2. Be like a child. 3. Do the will of the Heavenly Father. When neglected, it may endanger our entry to God’s Kingdom
Today Pastor Choi talks about Heaven Preparation. He explains Christian beliefs on death and resurrection. He further explains two deaths and two resurrections listed in the Bible: First death, First Resurrection, Second Resurrection, and Second Death.
Today Pastor Choi concludes his sermon series on faith. He explains two more aspects of faith: Everyone’s faith is different. Faith never stays the same. He also adds three ways to nurture our faith: 1. Be rooted in God’s Word. 2. Surround yourself with the same minded believers. 3. Imitate the faith of leaders.
Today Pastor Choi talks about faith, not just any faith, but the Christian faith in Jesus Christ as the only way to salvation. He explains two aspects of faith: intellectual understanding and trust. Without such faith, it is impossible to please God.
Today Pastor Choi talks about Jesus’ encounter with a man in whom many unclean spirits dwelt. From the story, he points out three lessons: 1. Jesus went through all the troubles to save one troubled soul. 2. Money vs. Person. 3. Share with others what the Lord has done for you.
Today Pastor Choi points out three lessons from the story of woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with very costly perfume: 1. Once given to the Lord, everything becomes sacred, and nothing is a waste. 2. Our love and devotion to the Lord determine our gifts to Him. 3. The Lord first, neighbor next. Christ first, the poor next. Worship first, charity next.
Today Pastor Choi concludes his sermon series on the Parable of the Sower (part 4 of 4) where he points out three prerequisites to bear fruit in our walk with God: an honest and good heart, holding fast onto God’s Word, and perseverance. At the closing, Pastor Choi presents a “Good Soil Challenge” where he encourages the congregation to bear fruit with the seed of “Be Thankful in All Circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Today Pastor Choi talks about those whom Jesus calls “Among the Thorns” (part 3 of 4 on the Parable of the Sower series).
It is the heart condition where God’s Word is sown, yet due to other “Thorns” such as worries, the deceitfulness of riches, and sensual and self-indulgent pleasures, God’s Word is never brought to maturity.
Pastor Choi offers two strategies to be fruitful in the walk with Jesus. Guard your heart and weed out those “Thorns” on a regular basis.
Today Pastor Choi continues his sermon series on the parable of the sower (part 2 of 4). He identifies three devil’s strategy to tap eternal life out of believer’s life: temptation, affliction, and persecution. He also adds the importance of being rooted deep in God’s Word and Holy Spirit to lead a fruitful life in Christ.
Today Pastor Choi begins a sermon series on Jesus’ parable of the sower. As part 1 of 4, he talks about “those beside the road.” As soon as God’s Word is sown in their heart, the devil comes and snatches it away so that they may not believe and get saved.
Today Pastor Choi invites the audience to listen to Jesus’ dialogue with a group of Jews in John 8:31-47. The topic is “Who is your father?” Of course, Jesus talks about not biological father, but spiritual father. Either God in Heaven or the devil. To find out their spiritual father, Pastor Choi urges the audience to test their faith against three marks of children in relation to their father: 1. imitation 2. obedience 3. desire.
Today Pastor Choi speaks about the heart of the matter in racial justice in America. It is the change of the heart in each individual that would see and treat each other as themselves (the Golden Rule). That’s what Jesus talks about in the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Today Pastor Choi takes us to the well in Sychar, Samaria, where Jesus had a conversation with a Samaritan woman. Two lessons: First, Christ is for all, both Jews and Gentiles, for the righteous and the unrighteous. Next, Holy Spirit is for all believers who confess their faith in Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
Today Pastor Choi talks about God’s consistency, sovereignty, and generosity in salvation. When we start imposing our own wishful thinking/theology on salvation, we are bound to clash with God and His ways. We’d better conform our salvation perspectives to God’s.
Today Pastor Choi talks about creation vs. evolution. He shares his journey from evolution to creation that concludes that it is the Almighty God who created them all as He claims over 40 times in the Scripture. The basis of his conviction is two-fold: first, the integrity of God who cannot lie. Next, the Scripture cannot be annulled (John 10: 35).
On May 7, National Day of Prayer, Pastor Choi invites all Christians to join together in prayer on behalf of America. Humble yourself, Pray, Seek God’s face, Turn from evil ways, then God will hear, forgive our sins, and heal our land—2 Chronicles 7:14.