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The Cost of Following Jesus

  In our generation, we have domesticated the Gospel. When Jesus challenged people to follow Him, He demanded their lives. There was a cost involved in following Him; but we have drifted away from Jesus’ initial call. This is the reason why when we hear the Gospel message in a clear and unadulterated way, it cuts to our hearts. We must preach the Gospel and lay out the cost in following Jesus. Then, we must...

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HMCC-AA 2013-2014 Theme

  Design by HMCC-AA Publications Team       Every September, as we start a new season of ministry, I would lay out the theme for the year. The purpose behind this is to help us, as a church to focus on what God is calling us to do for that particular year. It becomes our compass as we try to move towards the direction that God has revealed to us. In some seasons, the...

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Spoken Word of Transformation

  It is hard to believe that we have started our 18th year of our church this September. This time of the year always brings excitement to my heart because we get to reach out to a new crop of students. The vision of transformation never stops. For the last 18 years, we have seen people come to the University of Michigan with different issues; but by the time they graduate, they experience God’s grace...

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Update on Team Hoyt

  It is hard to believe that Dick and Rick Hoyt ran their first marathon in Boston back in 1981. Since then, they have ran in more than 1,000 races. They were going to end their career with the 2013 Boston Marathon, but in light of the Boston tragedy, they decided to run one more race in dedication to the people who were affected by the Boston bombing. What a powerful story!      

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Reminders from Asia Trip 2013

  Photo by Duncan P. Walker       Whenever I spend time in Asia, God reminds me of things that He is doing around the world. This past summer God reaffirmed a lot of things we are doing as a church in trying to reach the nations with the Gospel. The reminders that God reiterated to me are: 1) ONENESS. There is power in unity. It was huge blessing to see all our HMCC...

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7: Churches of Revelation

  Photo by HMCC-AA Publications Team       We are finishing off the summer months with our new sermon series called, “7: Churches of Revelation.” It is a good continuation from our “Bold” series on the minor prophets. The beautiful thing about the Bible is that it is “living;” therefore God’s Word is able to speak to us today. Even though, the seven letters in the Book of Revelation were written many years ago...

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2013 4th of July

  I’m so thankful for all the military men and women, who serve and continue to make sacrifices for their country so that ordinary people like us can enjoy our freedom on this 4th of July. I have watched this video at least 5 times and every time it has messed me up. There is something about being reunited with your loved ones that melts my heart. One day, our Heavenly Father will welcome us...

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Good Leadership

  If any of you have ever been in a leadership role, you will know that being a leader is not easy. In fact, one of the hardest parts of leadership is addressing issues that arise with the people you are leading. Lt. Gen. David Morrison, who is Australia’s Chief of Army, addressed his troops directly via video about an investigation regarding explicit e-mails about female staffers that were sent by officers and other soldiers....

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Father’s Day 2013

  Being a father is probably one of the hardest callings in the world. But once you embrace it, there is nothing more fulfilling. On this Father’s Day, I am thankful for the privilege of being a father to my three children. It is my prayer that I will continue to do my best to reflect Christ in all that I do, even though at times I fail. To all the fathers at HMCC, I...

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God Writes Love Stories

  In a world filled with superficial romances, it is refreshing to hear about a love story that is leaving people flabbergasted. Often times, when people try to find someone to spend the rest of their lives with, they fluctuate on the extremes. They either look for someone with “form” (looks, height, body shape, ethnicity, etc) or someone who will play the spouse “function” (meet their needs, companionship, have children, etc). We all want both...

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The Music of Our Lives

  This TEDS video inspired me. It reminded me of an important life lesson that I keep on forgetting in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of life. So often in life, we try to achieve lofty goals but in the process we lose our heart. Ji-Hae Park is an incredible violinist who had aspirations of becoming a world famous violinist; but in that pursuit she fell into a severe depression. What was...

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The Importance of Dads

  I am constantly reminded about the importance of the father-son relationship. Even though the son’s relationship with his mother is just as important, there is something unique about the father-son relationship. I have been trying to teach my boys about being a R.E.A.L. man. The acronym stands for: Reject passivity, Exemplify integrity, Accept responsibility, Lead courageously. A person can learn these principles from anyone, but when a son sees these traits modeled by their...

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Mother’s Day 2013

  Happy Mother’s Day, especially to Christina who has exemplified what it means to be a Proverbs 31 woman. The longer I observe what mothers go through, I more I realize that it is one of the most difficult roles a person can play. Too often, we don’t fully understand what mothers go through because we are not walking in their shoes. It is easy to take mothers for granted. But if we can look...

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