"Christ Lives In Us."
I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." - Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
This verse encapsulates one of the profound confessions of the Apostle Paul. His life underwent a radical transformation upon his encounter with Jesus Christ. For Paul, Jesus represented the tangible presence of God, and through Christ, humanity gains access to the divine. To Paul, Jesus was the ultimate expression of God's love. When God desired to manifest His love for humanity, He sent His only Son, Jesus. Christ is the living embodiment of a divine message, declaring, 'I am present, and you are of great significance. I deeply care for you.'
Through Jesus, God imparted essential lessons on kindness, forgiveness and generosity. Through the sacrificial offering of Jesus on the cross, God unveiled the profound depths of His love and the immeasurable worth of His grace. And with Jesus's triumphant resurrection, God achieved victory over the forces of evil, hatred, sin, and even death itself.
I extend to you an invitation to lead a life anchored in faith in Jesus, the Son of God. In Jesus, we discover boundless joy and enduring hope. Through Christ, our God has demonstrated that evil, hatred, sin, and death have been decisively overcome. This triumph stands as a testament to the unfathomable love and grace of God. In Jesus, the abode of God's love is found within each of us. When we contemplate the love displayed on the cross and the triumph of Christ's resurrection, we are encouraged to embrace this faith.
May Jesus live in us so that we live in God's love and grace always. Blessings, Pastor Cho
Pastor Kihun Choi
Walden U M C
Pastor at Walden United Methodist Church
Pastor at Bullville United Methodist Church
Pastor at Maybrook United Methodist Church
Graduate of Drew University with a Master of Divinity (M,Div) Degree