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Shepherd’s Corner – May 19, 2019

 I hope that many of you will plan to join us next week for our Congregation Sunday BBQ. This is a good time for our 1st and 2nd service members to spend some casual time eating together and meeting each other. My hope is that collectively we will be able to encourage one another with the food and games and then for…

Shepherd’s Corner – May 12, 2019

Happy Mother’s day to the most cheerful givers we know on this side of heaven. Thank God for our moms. We all have moms to be thankful for, and let’s take the time to remember their sacrificial giving and love for us. But this isn’t to just celebrate human endeavor; but I believe this was in our lives because it’s there to…

Shepherd’s Corner – May 5, 2019

Our pastoral staff had a chance to attend the PCA EM Forum in Fullerton this past week. It was a great opportunity to meet and reconnect with other Korean American pastors who are serving God’s church. The event was sponsored by KALI (Korean American Leadership Initiative), which is a new group formed under the MNA (Missions to North America) of our denomination.…

Shepherd’s Corner – April 28, 2019

In reality, every Sunday is a celebration of Resurrection Sunday. Because if it weren’t for Christ’s resurrection we would have no hope and no reason to celebrate. I know it can get easy to get numb to a weekly routine/reminder, but I hope and pray that our meditation and reflection on how we are saved, how we are given new life, how…

Shepherd’s Corner – April 21, 2019

On this Resurrection Sunday, let us be reminded of the victory we have in Christ. As the Father raised the Son from the dead and the Spirit helps us to know and understand this truth, we can see that sin has been defeated. This is what gives us the confidence to fight the sin nature in us. Though it may often feel…

Shepherd’s Corner – April 14, 2019

Today is Palm Sunday. As we remember Jesus entering into Jerusalem many years ago and the crowds shouting “Hosanna to the Son of David!” and “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” I want to ask you, who’s king of your Sunday today? Is it your job? Your friends? Your family? Your success? Trust me, it’s not…

Shepherd’s Corner – March 17, 2019

As Inland Church transitions with it’s 5th Senior Pastor, I hope that you are praying for your church! This is a good reminder for our congregation that we ought to be regularly praying for our church and particularly its leaders. Please regularly pray for our session and pastoral staff. It is only by God’s grace that good decisions are made and that…

Shepherd’s Corner – March 31, 2019

Spring has arrived. This past winter was colder and wetter than usual. Though it may be unfamiliar to some, when the winter is cold and wet, it leads to a spring that’s in full bloom! This is an important thing to witness in order to be reminded of the cycle of life. Not everything and not every time in life is rosy…

It is a joy to be back with a new addition to our family. Thank you for all your prayers! Today won’t be the last time I’ll be preaching on spiritual adoption, but it’s particularly special because of our adoption now being finalized. I hope that you will join me in reflecting upon our own adoption through Christ by God the Father. It was an unconditional adoption; God didn’t wait for us to love him first, or to tidy ourselves up, or be remorseful for our sins first. Instead, Romans 5:8 tells us that while were still sinners, God demonstrated his love for us and Christ died for us. This is an incredible Gospel truth, and may our wonder and gratitude of this adoption never cease! And that adoption is sealed through the Holy Spirit. We are now family of God, through His grace! How marvelous is your Gospel salvation oh Lord. May we be a congregation that never forgets this and lives everyday in response to this love and grace. in Him, Daevid Yoon

Shepherd’s Corner – March 17, 2019

The brokenness of people is one that is made very apparent week after week. Whether it’s another relationship scandal, a domestic violence case, or just about anything else you see on the news, it’s a reminder that we still live in a broken and sinful world. But, the encouraging thing about the gospel is this: that we have hope despite all that…