Manahawkin United Methodist Church
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Pastor Choi explains the best heart-care to prevent negative thinking. 1. Heart: the innermost seat of emotion, thoughts, will, and appetites. Heart is a battleground. Heart is an open bowl. 2. Three parties involved in thought process: self, the devil, …

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Pastor Choi leads the service online for Sunday, March 22, 2020. He defines addiction as “the yoke of slavery.” He also shares the recovery rates of treatments (Secular vs. Biblical). Finally, he points out that the Holy Spirit is the …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about chronic complaining. He presents scientific explanations on how complaining negatively affects our physical health.  Then, he expounds the Word of God on how chronic complaining is related to the thoughts we store up in our …

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Anger plays a big part in human lives. Depending on how we control and express our anger, it can affect many individuals and families either positively or negatively. Pastor Choi shows three different ways in which people handle their anger. …

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Today Pastor Choi explains the spiritual and biblical aspects of depression: 1. Depression is a spiritual oppression. 2. It is not God’s will for us to be in depression. 3. God offers three practical ways to prevent and overcome depression: …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about fear/anxiety. Where can we find the remedy for fear/anxiety? In Jesus. He points out three things through the story of storm in the Sea of Galilee. 1) No one is exempt from life’s troubles. God …

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Today Pastor Choi takes the congregation to Jericho where Jesus met Zaccheus the chief tax collector in the tree. Pastor Choi draws three lessons from the story of Zaccheus. First. salvation is a must for all. Next, it is urgent. …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about a woman who was caught in adultery. He points out that no one should condemn anyone else. Only God can. He also urges the congregation to beware of cheap grace (that is, grace offered at …

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Today Pastor Choi takes the congregation to Bethesda, the pool in Jerusalem. They witness Jesus healing a man with illness. Through the story, Pastor Choi points out two lessons: the mysteries of God, and sin may cause suffering.

In the story of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, Pastor Choi points out three lessons for God’s people: first, know what to say in prayer. Have mercy on me, Lord. Next, learn how to say a prayer: Do it persistently until …

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Today Pastor Choi invites the congregation to go on a road trip with Jesus. Following Him along the road, they encounter a certain man with leprosy who asks Jesus for healing which is granted on the spot. Three lessons: the …

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From today’s text, John 1:35-42, Pastor Choi presents three lessons from Andrew one of Jesus’ 12 disciples. First, Andrew led his brother Peter to Jesus the Messiah right after he himself found Him. Next, Andrew found the true identity of …

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Today Pastor Choi designates the year 2020 to be the year of Walk with Jesus. He explains the meaning of following Jesus and urges the people of God to discover who Jesus is and what He is like through the …

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Today Dan Webster presents various Christmas carols and stories behind them. He explains to the congregation some historical backgrounds of carols and biblical prophecies on Jesus the Messiah.

At Christmas eve service, Pastor Choi shares his life as a believer in Christ. He testifies that Christ has set him free from guilt and shame; from condemnation; from worries; and from anger and bitterness. He invites all to have …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about the magi who paid a visit to baby Jesus: who they were, how many wise men visited, their names, and so forth. At the end of the sermon, Pastor Choi draws two lessons: Worship Jesus …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about three lessons from the story of shepherds. First, they had a check-it-out attitude on the word of God spoken to them. Next, they found the baby Jesus after a careful search of Jesus. Finally, they …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about who and what angels are. They are heavenly spiritual beings created by God for the following purposes: 1. Messengers of God. 2. Worship/Praise God. 3. Minister to heirs of salvation. He also warns the believers …

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Today, as part 1 of 4 series on people around baby Jesus, Pastor Choi talks about Mary and Joseph. He focuses on two outstanding characteristics of Mary and Joseph: willingness and humility. He exhorts God’s children to say “So be …

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Tonight at Thanksgiving Eve Service, Pastor Choi shares true stories and testimonies of the believers in Christ whose thanksgiving transcends all circumstances, both good and bad. The service ends with Martin Rinkart’s hymn: Now Thank We All Our God.

Today Pastor Choi exhorts God’s people to be thankful (more than grateful) to the Lord in all circumstances, both good and bad. He encourages them to do three things: first, understand the true reason behind God’s command to be thankful. …

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Pastor Choi talks about godliness today: reality, myth, definition, benefits, and how to pursue it.

Today Pastor Choi expounds the biblical principles of giving based on Exodus 36:1-7. They are: 1. Giving is to the Lord and for His work. 2. Giving must be from the heart. 3. Give sufficiently for God’s work.

Today Pastor Choi exhorts the Church the body of Christ to show their solidarity and care for the believers who are being persecuted for the faith in Jesus Christ. Sharing the story of two Indonesian believers, he urges the congregation …

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Today Pastor Choi explains what God’s Word says about silence: human silence and divine silence. After sharing the seven findings on the subject, he explains more on the Lord’s silence. The LORD doesn’t tarry. He will break His silence in …

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Today, Pastor Choi talks about Christ’s followers being the salt and the light of the world. He warns the believers not to be “tasteless” salt and encourages them to be the light that brightens the corner where they are.

Today, Rev. Dr. Gina Hendrickson, the guest speaker, talks about the importance of being rooted in the Word of God and prayers for the fruitful life as disciple of Jesus Christ.

Today Pastor Choi reminds of God’s people why and what we do in each Communion: take, eat, and drink in remembrance of Christ’s death for the forgiveness of our sins.  He explains the biblical origin of the Lord’s Supper and …

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Today, Pastor Choi invites the people to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. Entering into the hearts of those who accept Him, Jesus will turn their lives upside down for eternal good. He shares the testimony of Nicky …

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Today Pastor Choi’s sermon (read by Sarah Choi) talks about the relationship between Jesus our Good Shepherd and us His sheep. After explaining three similarities between sheep and people, Pastor Choi expounds on Psalm 23 where King David calls the …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about Jesus being our Good Shepherd. He points out three qualities of Good Shepherd for God’s people: 1. On Behalf of 2. Ownership and Knowledge of the Flock 3. Protection. Indeed, Jesus is all for God’s …

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Today Pastor Choi, speaking about Jesus’ Second coming, presents four ways to live W.E.L.L in the end times: Watch and Pray, Encourage each other to assemble, Lay aside the deeds of darkness, and Love fervently.  Those who daily live by …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about one thing that Jesus calls a sin. That is, not to believe in the name of Jesus and not to believe in Him as Savior and Lord (John 16:9). The audience is encouraged to read …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about the necessity and urgency of reaching out to the lost (people who need the Lord and salvation) in two stories of Jesus (the lost sheep and the lost coin). God has called every believer in …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about three lessons from affliction. #1. Affliction is not a disaster but a corrective medicine. #2. Out of faithfulness, truth, and love, the Lord afflicts us. #3. The ultimate benefit of affliction is the return to …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about four biblical principles on pleasure for the believers to abide by (Ravi Zacharias): 1. Anything that refreshes us without diminishing or destroying our final goal in life is a legitimate pleasure. 2. Any pleasure that …

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Today the Teen Challenge in Philadelphia shared their testimonials of how God helped them to break the chains of addiction. Two parts are worth listening to. May the Lord speak to your heart through their stories.

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.

In today’s sermon by guest speaker John Parker we look at the first 6 verses of Psalm 71. This is an anonymous Psalm that many think was composed by David in his later years. David is facing murder, revolt, and …

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In today’s sermon by guest speaker John Parker, we take a close look at the story of the Good Samaritan. Some of the key questions are: Why is the attorney asking the question “What shall I do to inherit eternal …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about shalom in the land. He points out that it is the believer’s duty to pray for all people, especially for those in authority. He shares three examples in the Bible: King David, King Solomon, and …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about Jesus’ command on loving enemies. He points out to three reasons for obeying His command: for the credit before God, for the reward from God, and for being children of the Most High.

Today Pastor Choi talks about the fruit of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

Today Pastor Choi talks about being filled with the Spirit. He explains the meaning and signs of Holy Spirit filled life and how to be filled with God’s Spirit.

Today Pastor Choi talks about the sufficiency of Jesus the Messiah for the world today. He exhorts the congregation to try God’s solution for the world in all areas: in the problems of the world, nations, society, family, and individuals.

Today Pastor Choi talks about baptism of the Holy Spirit. It means that the Spirit of God descends upon the believers and use them in a mighty way. it is demonstrated in various gifts of the Holy Spirit listed in …

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Pastor Choi talks about the work of the Holy Spirit among Christ’s believers. He does two things for Christians: one to quicken the dead spirits before their conversion, two to lead the born again believers to live a life worthy …

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Today Pastor Choi talks about personality of the Spirit of God. Holy Spirit is not a thing but a divine being with intellect, emotion, and will. He is not our servant but we are His.

Today Pastor Choi talks about Shalom in the family. He explains how Shalom in the first family (Adam and Eve’s) was destroyed and urges the congregation to beware of the devil’s scheme. He ends the sermon with three action points: …

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Today Pastor Choi exhorts the parents and grandparents to keep their children in their daily prayers for their salvation in Christ. Pointing out that the eternal inheritance is reserved for those who are worthy to receive it through their faith …

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The scripture for this sermon comes from the Gospel of John, 20:19-31. In today’s sermon the disciples are hiding in a room three days after their Master was brutally beaten and killed. Then, Jesus appears to the disciples and offers …

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Today, based on John 20:1-23, Pastor Choi conveys the Easter message of the Risen Christ. They are: 1. Stop crying, for I am with you. 2. Peace be unto you. 3. Receive the Holy Spirit.