Weekly Devotions

Why We Pray

By Pastor David M. Choi In his theological magnum opus, Karl Barth reminds us why we pray: “How can we understand [prayer] properly without perceiving at once that perhaps the very highest honour that God claims from man and man can pay Him is that man should seek and ask and accept at His hands, not just something, but everything he needs.”[1] What...Read More

Exceeding Righteousness

By Pastor David M. Choi For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. -Matthew 5:20 If you've been around the church for some time, you'll have noticed, whether from the pastor's preaching or from your small group bible studies, that the scribes and Pharisees are often...Read More

Tempted and Tried

By Pastor David M. Choi Read Matthew 4 Jesus was tempted by the Devil with three different offers. But the main offer, underlying all the other offers, was the offer to live independently from God. Satan was tempting Jesus to live only for Himself as he tried to isolate Jesus from the Father's will and plan. With great cunning and...Read More

On Lent

By Pastor David M. Choi Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! -Psalm 139:23-24 This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which officially launches us into the Lenten season. After Advent, Lent is the next major season of...Read More