January 2012

Keep Growing and Learning

  Not too long ago, I realized that I have logged in more than 25,000+ hours of sermon preparation and preaching within the last 20 years. On top of that, I have probably logged in more than 15,000+ hours of counseling sessions ever since HMCC of Ann Arbor got started in 1996. As I was doing the calculations, I had to pause for a second. It is a bit striking to realize that a big...

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Aurora Borealis

  One of my dreams is to experience the Aurora Borealis in person, either in Alaska, Norway or Finland. There is something fascinating about these “dancing lights.” It just reminds me of God’s incredible creativity when He created the world. It just leaves you in awe. Recently this year, on January 24th, there was a massive radiation storm which was produced from an intense solar flare that erupted from the sun. It unleashed a wave...

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True Test of Brokenness

  Photo from ransomfellowship.org       As some of you know, we are doing M’Cheyne’s One Year Bible Reading Plan. But many of you might not know who he is and what impact he made in history. Robert Murray M’Cheyne was born in 1813 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a pastor in the Church of Scotland starting from the young age of 22 until his death in 1843. It is humbling to know that...

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Learning from Failure

  Recently a TEDS video was forwarded to me by one of my pastor friends, Jim Ost who pastors a church in Texas. David Damberger, who is the founder of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) which is stationed in Calgary was the speaker. In the video, Damberger shares the experience about his previous work in Africa. But the clincher of this video was the lesson on publicly admitting failure in the development aid sector. He believed...

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2012 HMCC Revival Meeting

  Photo by HMCC-AA Documentation Team       It was a tremendous joy to host Pastor James and Faith Cha, as they spoke at our church’s congregational revival meeting this past weekend. Normally, we would have a retreat at this time, but we felt that God was calling us to have a revival meeting instead. The whole church came together to seek after God and it was a powerful time of experiencing God’s presence...

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One Desire Fast 2012

  Photo by HMCC Publications Team       We are excited to start our One Desire Fast. All the HMCC churches are coming together in Spirit and in unity to seek God’s heart. I believe that we are going to see some incredible fruits from our time of fasting. In this fast and throughout the whole year of 2012, we are going to focus in on 3 specific goals: 1) Read through the entire...

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Blueprint Series

  Photo by HMCC-AA Publications Team     We started a new series for our Access gathering this past Friday. It will be a semester-long series where we will cover some of the basics of the Old Testament and the New Testament. As the campus ministry executive team and I prayed about what to address in this season of ministry, we felt convicted that we had to help our college students have a strong biblical...

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2012 New Year

  Photo on wikipedia.org     With each and every passing year, I am constantly reminded of two things: God’s faithfulness for the past year and the realization that I am closer to my death (I know, a bit morbid, but it is reality – one day closer to seeing Jesus face-to-face). With these two things in mind, in the new year there are two things that I always try to do. First, I spend...

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