March 2012

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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A Dream Come True

      There are times when we long for something so badly that it hurts. If you talk to any die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, they will tell you about their longing to see the Cubs win a world championship. The last time they won a championship was back in 1908 – a 103 year drought, which by the way is the longest for any MLB team. It would be a dream come true if...

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2012 Global Access Retreat

  Photo by Zhi-Jun Loh       It is hard to believe that little over 10 years ago a handful of people gathered together to talk about the possibility of starting an international ministry at our church. Back in 2001, we started to notice that God was bringing many international students to our ministry. Honestly, even to this day, I really don’t know why they started coming out. I definitely spoke to fast during...

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Invite Me In

  Photo on thexroads.org       We are about 4 weeks away from Easter. Usually for churches, Christmas and Easter are big moments in a church’s calendar. In particular, for us here at HMCC, Easter is our biggest Sunday Celebration gathering every year. Due to the fact that we are on a college campus, we don’t have as many people come out to our Christmas Sunday Celebration compared to our Easter Sunday Celebration. Therefore,...

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Drifting Away

  As a pastor, it is always hard to see one of your members “drifting” away. There is this tension of wanting to help them and just letting them go. But how can you help someone when they do not want help or see the need for help? How can you just let them go and watch them fall deeper into sin and experience the unnecessary heartache and pain of sin? Regardless of whether you...

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Lessons from Peyton Manning’s Release

  Photo on inquisitr.com       The Indianapolis Colts ended up releasing Peyton Manning as their quarterback today. To those of you who are not familiar with the story, Manning was the Colts’ franchise quarterback. He was selected as the overall number one pick in the 1998 NFL draft. He had a brilliant career with the Colts. Manning will definitely be ranked as one of the all-time best quarterbacks in the NFL. But in...

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Asia Medical Missions 2012 Update 3

  The trip out to Jogja and Gungan Village was a great experience, especially because we had 3 of the HMCC churches working together. The importance of meeting the physical needs of people was reinforced as I saw our medical team open up the hearts of the people through their medical care. This is definitely something we want to do again in other missions projects. I am thankful for every person on the team. They...

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