Manahawkin United Methodist Church
Category: Pastor’s Sermons

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. …

Sermon: The Mad Man Read More »

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 …

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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 …

Sermon: The Good Soil Read More »

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 …

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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 …

Sermon: The Rocky Soil Read More »

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 …

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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 …

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Through the story of Prodigal Son, Pastor Choi points out 4 R’s in the Gospel of Christ. They are Rebellion, Realization, Repentance, and Restoration. For sermon copy, click here: https://manahawkinmethodist.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/The-4Rs-in-the-Gospel.-200614.pdf For audio sermon, click below:

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 …

Sermon: Go and Do the Same Read More »

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 …

Sermon: The Woman at the Well Read More »

Through the story of Enoch, Pastor Choi talks about the biblical longevity in Genesis 5 to be believed not to be analyzed. He also explains the meaning of walking with God. For Jindo Parting of the Sea, click here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfcq20sxFVw For …

Sermon: Walk with God Read More »

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. …

Sermon: Be Thankful and Rejoice Read More »

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 …

Sermon: Who Created Them All? Read More »

Today Pastor Choi points out three lessons from the Jairus’s story (Mark 5:21-24, 35-43). 1. Faith and fear are in an inverse relation. 2. The only good fear is the fear of the Lord. 3. Choose faith over fear. For …

Sermon: Stop Fearing. Keep on Believing. Read More »

Today Pastor Choi invites the audience to walk with Jesus. A woman with hemorrhage problem touched the fringe of Jesus’ garments and was instantly healed. To her, Jesus says, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and …

Sermon: Your Faith Matters Read More »

Today Pastor Choi talks about three elements of spiritual worship: God, our bodies (entire being), and holy and acceptable sacrifice to God. He expounds further that worship is to God alone, that in worship we surrender all to God and …

Sermon: Your Spiritual Worship Read More »

In today’s message, Pastor Choi shares the first Easter greetings of the Risen Christ: Peace be unto you. Receive the Holy Spirit. Forgive. As the Easter people, we have the Christ’s peace that the world cannot give or take away …

Sermon: The Easter Message of the Risen Christ Read More »

In his Good Friday message, Pastor Choi draws the comparison between two Passover stories: one in the book of Exodus and the other in the book of Matthew. In Exodus, the Passover lamb protects the people in the house with …

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Today Pastor Choi takes the congregation to Golgotha, the Place of the Skull. There, we witness everything about the gospel we believe in. The sinfulness of humanity, the sinless Savior who dies on the cross to pay the wages of …

Sermon: Cross-the Heart of the Gospel Read More »

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, …

Sermon: Concerning Negative Thinking Read More »

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 …

Sermon: Concerning Addiction Read More »

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 …

Sermon: Concerning Complaint Read More »

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: …

Sermon: Concerning Depression Read More »

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 …

Sermon: the Storm Read More »

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 …

Sermon: The Woman in the Temple Read More »

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 …

Sermon: The Leper Read More »

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 …

Sermon: We Have Found the Messiah! Read More »

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 …

Sermon: 2020-Walk with Jesus Read More »

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 …

Sermon: A Christmas Reflection 2019 Read More »

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 …

Sermon: The Magi Read More »

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 …

Sermon: The Shepherds Read More »

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 …

Sermon: the Angels Read More »

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. …

Sermon: In Everything Give Thanks Read More »

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 …

Sermon: Suffering Christians Read More »

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 …

Sermon: Concerning Silence Read More »

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 …

Sermon: On the Lord’s Supper Read More »

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 …

Sermon: God So Loves You Read More »

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 …

Sermon: We Are His Sheep Read More »

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 …

Sermon: What Does Jesus Call Sin? Read More »

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 …

Sermon: Something Is Missing Here! Read More »