Our Hope: Children

Sunday, October 14, 2018: Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 131, 1st Corinthians 14:20-25, Matthew 18:1-10: A little boy came home from Sunday school and told his mother that they had just learned a new song about a boy named Andy. His mother couldn’t understand what he meant until he sang the song. “Andy walks with me, Andy […]

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Christians and God’s Ministry

Sunday, October 7, 2018: Exodus 4:10-17, Psalm 121, Ephesians 5:1-14, Matthew 25:14-30: It has already been 3 months since I was appointed to Kilohana UMC this past July. I have been trying my best to get to know as many of our church members as possible. For those of you who I have not had […]

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Church and Mission

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Psalm 147, 1 Cor 1:1-7, Eph 5:22-30, Matthew 16:1-20 Once, Billy Graham told the amusing story of a fire which broke out in a small-town church. When the fire brigade, sirens wailing, arrived on the spot, the minister recognized one of the men. “Hello, there, Jim. I haven’t seen you in […]

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Testing Not Temptation

Sunday, September 23, 2018 Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 1, James 1:1-13, Matthew 4:1-11 The first census was held in the Bible. It appears in the Bible’s Old Testament Book of Numbers. In Numbers 1:2, Jehovah said to Moses, “Take a census of the whole Israel community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, […]

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Resurrection Women

Celebrating the United Methodist Women, Rev. Allison Mark-Schwiebert preaches on the courageous women that first looked into the empty tomb. Raised at Kilohana United Methodist Church, Rev. Allison reminds the many aunties she has at the church of their powerful shared story. Together we all hope to embody the courage, strength and love of resurrection […]

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Live the Story

Live the Story – Easter On the first Easter morning, the faithful women who gathered at the tomb were not ready to see the risen lord. They went to the tomb with their grief and their pain and they wondered “who will roll the stone away?” That stone represented their fear, pain and loss and […]

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Foolish Love – Palm Sunday

Many people like to view Jesus as an innocent victim of power and corruption, but what if we viewed his triumphal entry Jerusalem as an intentional choice to under go great suffering. Many scholars agree that Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, was just that, an intentional act. What does it mean for the love of God […]

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