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Missions Project Asia 2012 Update 2

  It has been great spending some time with Pastor Andrew (HMCC-JKT) and Pastor Ben (HMCC-AUS) here in Indonesia. Pastor Jimmy (HMCC-CHI) will be coming in a few weeks. It is always a joy to reconnect with people who are partners in the ministry. They have been my Timothys in the ministry as I have seen them grow up to be great men of God. It is a great joy to see them excel in...

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Longing for Revival

  As all the HMCC churches are getting ready for the !gnite Conference, I have been praying that God would do something special in our time together. It is so exciting to have all our HMCC churches come together in unity to seek God’s heart. I can’t wait. It really will be like a family reunion! We will once again have the churches in Indonesia and Singapore join us on a live stream broadcast. Students...

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A Father’s Influence

  Photo from youwall.com       With every Father’s Day that rolls around, I am constantly reminded about the power of a father’s influence in a home. Whether it is a positive or negative influence, the father in the home affects their wife and their kids. This is a humbling thought as I am trying to make positive influences on my family. I may not get it right all the time, but I definitely...

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Awareness

  Awareness [uh-wair-nis]: the state of having or showing realization, perception, or knowledge of something. When we do not expose darkness with the light of Christ, then things go on as business as usual. The part of being aware of something requires some realization or knowledge and this can only come by people constantly exposing the darkness. Once something is brought to our awareness, then we have a choice to make. We can either choose...

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Mother’s Day 2012

  When I saw this video, I couldn’t help but to think about Christina and what an incredible mother she is to our kids. I am constantly amazed at her selflessness, sacrifice and servanthood. It always humbles me and inspires me to be a better father and husband. On this Mother’s Day, I want to recognize my beautiful wife for showing me that being a mom just might be one of the highest callings. Thank...

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Money CAN Buy Happiness

  Photo from power-of-giving.com       Yup, you read the title correctly. When I first heard this statement from Michael Norton, it caught my attention because everyone knows the famous adage, “money CAN’T buy happiness.” Michael Norton is a professor at the Harvard Business School and he gave a TED talk titled, “Money Can Buy Happiness.” Norton shares an interesting research that he conducted to show how money can buy happiness but the big...

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Attitudes Toward Money

  Photo from boston.com       In the last several months, I have been very blessed to see the generosity of our church members. There were specific needs within the church and people stepped up in their giving so that we can accomplish what God has called us to do. Whether it has been with their time, talents or treasures, people have been giving faithfully and fervently. Back in January (in the hype of...

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Last Words Sermon Series

  Photo by HMCC-AA Publications Team       As we look ahead to this weekend, I am looking forward our new Sunday Celebration series called, “Last Words.” With graduation service tonight and with the end of the school year approaching, this series will be appropriate for many of our members. But when you look at life in the bigger picture, you will realize that one day someone else will speak words for you in...

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The Proof of a Vision

  Photo from asianaccess.org       One day we will all die. I have learned that the sooner we accept this fact, the sooner we will be able to live our lives with purpose. Even though many of us might know our end destination, it is interesting to see how many people are not living their lives with a clear vision. Some people cannot even see what their lives will be like a year...

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African-American Churches

        Recently, I had an opportunity to speak at Canton Christian Fellowship, an African-American church lead by Pastor David Washington. He has an awesome church that is transforming lives. Pastor David also has a ministry that is even going beyond his local church. In the past, I had a handful of other opportunities to speak at various African-American churches and every single time, I came away with the same sentiment – I...

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2012 Easter Sunday Reflections

  Photo by Maila Kue       Even though it is the day after the Easter Celebration, I am still glowing from the blessings that God poured out to our church. We hit a lot of key markers at this Easter. We have seen the highest number of people attending an Easter Celebration in our 15 year history. We have seen the largest number of newcomers in any church gathering we have had in...

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Easter 2012 Promo

  You don’t want to miss our 2012 Easter Celebration this year! We are expecting great things from our Great God. HMCCers don’t forgot to intercede for, invest in and invite your friends and family members. If you need more information, check out hmcc.net    

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Church Hater?

  Photo from windows8update.com       Are you a church hater? It might not seem obvious at first, but there are a lot of preconceived notions that many of us hold about the church, which causes us to be in direct opposition to what the Bible teaches. Over the years, I had to address a lot of people regarding some of their faulty views about the church. I also had to talk with leaders...

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