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Who is the Pharisee?

A sermon preached at Kowloon Union Church on Sunday 23 October 2016,  the twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, by Rune Nielsen. The scripture readings that day were Joel 2:23-32; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14.


I used to work for a small congregation in the United States, and as we had a small budget, we had no church janitor to clean the space we rented and no deacon. So, we relied on volunteers a lot. Every Sunday in the bulletin we would list a thank you to the volunteers who helped at the church that week. We had different categories in the list, such as “cleaning the sanctuary” and next to each task would be the name of the volunteer. Well, there was one woman in the congregation who volunteered quite often, and her name would be listed five times in the thank yous under different categories for five different things she’d volunteered for. But when my church started printing shorter bulletins to save paper, we didn’t have the space to list every category of volunteering. So, instead we just listed a simple “Thank you to the following people who volunteered this week:” And each volunteer’s name was shown once in the list. For the woman who had volunteered five times a week that meant her name was shown once, the same as the other volunteers. Well, after this happened, she stopped volunteering altogether.

But what does this example have to do with today’s gospel lesson? When we look at today’s gospel reading, we hear about the self-righteous Pharisee who praised himself when praying to God. It’s a simple message, isn’t it? We can feel good knowing that we do not pray the self-centered way the Pharisee does; end of story, we’ve got the lesson covered, right?
            …Wrong! When we compare ourselves to the Pharisee and judge our actions as better than his, we are in fact becoming the Pharisee. The Pharisee prayed “God, I thank you that I am not like other people.” Like the woman at my old church who was so pleased with her competitive volunteering, the Pharisee thinks his good deeds make him better than other people. We don’t want to be like the Pharisee, but in looking down on him for his faults we elevate ourselves to the same stuck-up position. Yes, it is true that the Pharisee is wrong in saying the self-absorbed things he does, but to judge another is not our job, but God’s. Let’s view our critique of the Pharisee as self-criticism, knowing that we are sinners too and that we are prone to the same wicked tendencies.
           
So, how many of you are more likely to do something if you know you will be thanked for it? … Okay, how many of you are more likely to do something if you know you will be complimented for it? And, how many of you are aware that those are not good reasons for doing something good?
           
In the parable, the Pharisee is standing in the ‘center stage’ of the Temple; scripture says he was “standing by himself,” perhaps an indicator that he viewed himself as someone deserving a place of honor. We can imagine him as the worshipper who pushes ahead of the rest of the congregation to reach the spot closest to the altar. He wants attention, like the woman at my old congregation who volunteered five times a week for the sake of seeing her name printed five times in the bulletin. He wanted thank yous and compliments.
           
How many of you think that doing more work deserves more appreciation? Yes, me too. And the Pharisee in Jesus’ parable seemed to agree with us. And it is wonderful if you are able to do a lot of volunteering. But when we help others because we want more appreciation, when we make doing good deeds a competition between people, we are not really serving God. Already you can see that we are like the Pharisee in Jesus’ parable. This story was written for people like us.
           
I once heard a wise phrase: “ethics is what you do when no one else is looking.” If the Pharisee didn’t have an audience for his prayers, would he still have done the good deeds he did?
           
How many of you have ever been eating at a fast food place, and you see dirty tables, and you think—well, those employees need to do a better job of cleaning the tables? I have. How many of you have ever been in a long line at the bank and thought to yourself—the bankers need to do better to get the line moving faster? I have. But again this is yet another way that we are like the Pharisee in Jesus’ parable. He thinks about what other people have failed to do.
           
But now let’s turn our attention to the tax collector for a moment. In Jesus’ context, tax collectors were absolutely despised by the rest of society. Many of them would demand that people hand over more money than the amount they were supposed to collect, and from that extra money they made themselves wealthy. But the specific tax collector in Jesus’ story begins to regret doing those bad things. Unlike the Pharisee, the tax collector thinks about the wrong he’s done. I can imagine him seeing a dirty table at a restaurant and he’s thinking “I’ve done just as bad, and probably much worse, at my own job.”  We can imagine that in his shame the tax collector stood in the back of the temple, far from the altar--but he was not far from God.
           
God listens to all people equally. Doing more good deeds does not give you a spiritual megaphone, a louder voice heard by God’s ears. But both the tax collector and the Pharisee were sinners. From an earthly standpoint, the tax collector was more of a sinner than the Pharisee, for his sins had very visible consequences. He had been extorting money. Because he made himself wealthy, other people were poor. Yet what makes this story’s tax collector more sympathetic than the Pharisee? He feels distressed about his sins. On the other hand, the Pharisee thinks he has done nothing wrong. In his mind, he has followed the law perfectly.
           
But actually the Pharisee did break a law. The First Commandment says “You shall have no other gods before me.” God is perfect, not us; the Pharisee, thinking he is perfect, puts himself in the place of God; idolatry doesn’t only come in forms of object worship and the worship of other people. The Pharisee thinks of himself as the judge, as the one who determines who is saved and who is not. He does not see into the heart of the tax collector as God does, and he judges the tax collector as unworthy of God’s attention.
           
For some Christians there is a misconception that someone else must be going to hell in order for them to go to heaven. It’s a false idea of the hierarchy of believers. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that my spiritual identity is based on being categorized as one of the good people, one of the faithful—because that means that there must be a group of losers by comparison.

If you are nice to someone, do you think they should like you more than another person who is mean to them? Do you expect them to be nicer to you than they are to the mean person? Yes, that is also my assumption and the opinion of the Pharisee. Though we see this pattern with people, we cannot say this is true of God. God loves us all, no matter how much we have sinned. We face a misconception that God can love some people more than others, as thought by the Pharisee. But really the reward for doing work for God is strengthening your relationship with God, not getting more of God’s love than other people.
           
God’s love cannot be earned—it is unconditional.
           
The tax collector does not rely on himself, but on God, falling on God’s grace. Yet the Pharisee focuses on what he has given to God, expecting repayment in the form of praise from God or perhaps a ticket to heaven. Conversely, the tax collector admits his lack of giving, admits his failures, and receives God’s mercy. 
           
The Pharisee follows an attitude we see in our society today- we live in a social system of ‘work harder, go faster, be better, be more elite’—but if that is how we think spiritually, we miss the point of spirituality. Instead with God’s grace, we can say to God, “Here I am, a sinner, do what you can with me. When I fail, I will lean on you and allow you to guide me back to your path for me.”
           
After receiving God’s mercy, what will the tax collector do? He will likely turn his life around and be an agent of mercy to others. His humility and gratefulness for God’s mercy will inspire him to do good things. I have talked about the Pharisee being the ‘bad example’ of this story, but as I said in the beginning, as soon as we look down on him and categorize him as lower than us, we show the traits in him that we do not like. Both the Pharisee and the tax collector are loved by God, made in God’s image. They both have lessons to learn.
           

So, when the Pharisee makes his way back from the Temple, will he pass by the tax collector and be humbled? Will he see himself in the one he considered lowly and undeserving? Will we do the same? And what about us after we do good deeds? Will we remember the self-centered prayer of the Pharisee and resist the temptation to measure our worth by our good deeds? 

# posted by Heddy Ha : Sunday, October 23, 2016

 

“Persistence”

A sermon preached at Kowloon Union Church on Sunday 16 October 2016,  the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, by Timothy Chan. The scripture readings that day were Jeremiah 31:27–34; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1–8.


Good morning brothers and sisters, I have a mixed feeling to share the message to you this morning. As I look at the scriptures, I was like, God you really need to help me. After reading these three passages, one word came into my mind, which is Persistence. We all know it is something good, a virtue. However, it is the most difficult virtue for me to attain. Persistence does not only mean doing something for a long period of time, if this is the case, it will be easy for me, because I can sit in front of my laptop and play computer game for a whole day! This morning, the passages we read is talking about the persistence to pray, the persistence to live for God, and being God’s people and Christ follower persistently. Let us pray before we go into the scripture.

Faithful God, may You teach us the lesson of persistence. May You inspire us and give us strength to be persistent on the things we should do as a Christ follower. And May the word of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you. Amen.

When we look at the gospel reading today, Jesus was telling them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. There were two characters in the story. One is a bad judge, who fears not God and respects no one. Jesus called him the unjust judge. The other one is a widow. Widow is a very vulnerable group in the Jewish tradition. Since they have no right to inherit the land of their husband and they have very limited civil right. In a society where only men can voice out for women, widows have no way to present any case if they have been mistreated. Throughout the Old Testament, we have seen widows being victimized and exploited. This widow is actually taking a huge step, voicing out for herself, and hoping that this unjust judge would listen to her plea and grant her justice. It seems like a mission impossible. However, the ending of this parable is surprising. The cold judge granted her justice, because he does not want to hear her voice anymore! This is obviously not a very good reason. However, the widow has finally got the justice she had been asking for.

By telling this parable Jesus is not saying God is actually a bad judge that he only answers your prayer because he doesn’t want to hear your voice anymore. The parable is suggesting “If a hard hearted judge can be moved to act, how much more will your God be willing and eager to help the children of God?” How much more! Most of the time, we are hesitated to pray or to ask for help. I am not sure how many of you have similar thought as me. “Oh these things are too minor! Don’t bother God with these”, or “God’s will is always higher than mine, why do I even have to pray?” It seems theologically sound, but, for me, it is only an excuse to cover up our doubt. We are suspicious of prayer, we have no faith that God would listen to our prayer, so we give up praying to God. We might think that the prayer is never going to be answered, so we stopped praying. We might think that our prayer request is sooo insignificant, that we think God would not care!

However, this passage leads us to reflect on our prayer life. What do we usually ask for and pray for? Look at the widow in the story, she is praying for justice. She asks for justice from a judge! Jesus says in the parable “Will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them” Prayer is not a list of requests, a job, a car, a house, a partner, but a way to cry out for justice. We have to be persistent in seeking justice! How many of you have given up on doing something good or something right when you face pressure or difficulties? Persistence is not just doing something continually, but, according the oxford dictionary Persistence is: The fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. In spite of difficulty or opposition. In many countries nowadays, if you criticize the government, you will be killed, jailed, and maybe disappeared! Sometimes speaking the truth and seeking justice would bring you a lot of problems. For people who have been mistreated or victimized, it is very often that they would choose to be silent and give in to injustice. Being persistent requires you and me to speak out loud and to believe that God is a good judge! Just like the widow, even though the judge is bad, she keeps on pushing and finally she received the justice she asked for.

It is sad for me to read a recent report about sexual harassment in church setting in Hong Kong. This survey is conducted by the Hong Kong Christian Council, and they collected data through questionnaire, asking people’s opinion and experience about this issue. Among the 304 people who finished the questionnaire. 10% of them reported that they had experienced different degree of sexual harassment in church, and what makes me sad is, only 3 of them have reported to the ministers and deacons in the church. Some of you might think, well, we shouldn’t talk about this in church. However, the passage we read today suggests the other way, the widow keeps pushing until she is granted the justice! Widow as the very vulnerable group in the society, we could imagine that this widow had maybe experienced sexual assault too! When we choose to be silent over injustice, it actually shows green light to the evildoers. Do not be afraid to bring your case before God. Our God is just and righteous! Even if you have been praying for so long, but you still have not seen any progress of your situation, the bible is telling us, never to lose heart.

Being persistent also requires us to cope with disappointment. I have No idea how many times the widow in this parable has been rejected, and how long she had been crying out to the judge! but she never gives up. Being a Christian doesn’t exclude you from disappointment and bad things. Instead of blaming God or giving up, we may learn how to pray, and be persistent during hardship, and not to lose heart even when there seems no hope. This parable challenges us to reflect our spiritual life, our theology on prayer, and our relationship with God, and help us to grow as a Christian and to live according to the teaching of God.

In the book of second Timothy, the writer reminds Timothy to “Proclaim the message, be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.”  For Timothy, his mission or his calling is to be a minister and church leader in Ephesus. Therefore, his mission is to lead the church and teach the people about the Good news of God! Well, you may say it’s not me, O Lord, not everyone is called, or wants to be a church leader. However, we all have different goals and dreams to achieve, and we have different ways to glorify God and live out a life as a Christian. The message of this letter is not only for those who work in church or mission field, but for everyone who carry their cross and follow Jesus, and for everyone who is saved through faith in Christ Jesus.

In verse 16-17 it says, All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that EVERYONE who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work. So be persistent on doing good works too! NO matter the time is favorable or unfavorable. Sometimes I heard from my friend saying to me, I will do the offering when I have extra, what do you by extra? or when I have done a big deal, what do you mean by a big deal? then I would donate to the church, well, you know donation and offering are two different concepts, by offering, we offer what God has entrusted to us, so that we are involved in the good works carried out by the church. A few weeks ago, we have a bible study in our refugee fellowship, and we talked about good work and helping others. They have countless testimonies to share! Even their situation in Hong Kong are so tough and needy, they are still trying to help each other, or even they told us how they helped the elderlies in HK, and homeless people on the street, buying them food and water!

I was so touched when they were sharing these testimonies with us, even their life is soo insufficient, they still choose to live a life of care and mercy. They may say “we are refugee, what do u want from us!” but they choose to be persistent in living out a life of a Christian, to share what they have with others, and bring people to know God, and encourage those who are in despair. Even they are not a church leader, but they are doing what exactly the bible is telling us to do. It is not about whether we are having a good time or not, but it is about what decision we make, whether to do good or not.

So, what is good? How can we be sure we are doing something right? It can be a very philosophical and theological question right? The passage we read today in the second Timothy is really helping us to understand what the bible means in our Christian life, and what does it mean to do good work. ~~ While a lot of people are using scripture as a weapon to judge and condemn people. This passage is telling us the scripture is useful for training in righteousness, so that we, believers may be proficient and equipped for every good work. Some are using the bible to justify hatred, discrimination, wars and injustice. However, the writer urges us to be sober and put up a sound doctrine!

It is easy for us to say “The bible says this this this and that that that”, it is easy to read the bible literally, or I should say it is a temptation for us to understand the bible literally. To be sober means, we have to be aware of the context of the text and passage we read. It is easy to condemn people with one or two verses, but the book urges us to be sober, to think, to meditate, to study, and most importantly, read it through the context of others. Different people from different cultures would have different inspiration from the same passage. Kowloon Union Church hosts bible study every Thursday night and I was there this week. Rune has led us to read the bible with Manga style, a comic style! It’s a brand new experience for me! Actually different understanding of the bible would only enrich our understanding of faith and spiritual life, rather than leading to conflicts and division. It is not our different understanding leads to division, but our pride, and prejudice lead us to hatred and exclusion.

You can imagine, in the early church, there are tons of different doctrines! You can imagine a church with so many different experience and theologies in Ephesus, and it is also true that the early church always experience conflicts within the congregation. More than that, the early church faced many persecutions from the roman empire. That’s why the writer of this letter encouraged us, //endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully. // There are times, doing good works, being a Christian, would lead you to suffering and even more difficulties than it was. If you proclaim Jesus as your savior in certain countries, you are risking your life to do that. Recently we have a few Christian families coming from the middle east and Africa seeking asylum in Hong Kong, coming to our church. Many of them are converted Christians, from Islam. They lost everything, and risked their life coming to Hong Kong, and one time, I heard a mother teaching her children about God, and teaching her children to believe in Jesus. Even when this family still had nowhere to live, the mother is already volunteering, to cook for other refugees! For me this mother might not be a church leader, but she demonstrates what it means to carry out the ministry fully, whether the time is favorable or unfavorable.

In Hong Kong, living out our faith might cost us a lot too right? I am not sure about your case, but this morning, is a good opportunity for us to reflect, what does it mean to be God’s people. Or else, we would never know why we have to be persistent, let it be to pray, to seek justice and peace, to care and share, or to live out a life glorifying God.

So Why? Why do we have to do all these? I shared before the sermon that it is very difficult for me, to be persistent. One of the reasons is that, why do I have to? What is the purpose of all these sufferings because I choose to do something good? I might not have a perfect answer for you this morning. However, we might be able to understand more through the passage we read in the book of Jeremiah. The Israelites turned their back to God again and again. And yet God would never give up on them. God has rescued them many times from their enemies, but then the Israelites were too quickly to forget what God has done for them, and they worship other gods and follow the evil ways. Brothers and sisters, the reason to persist can be very simple. Because God loves us. We can stop for a second and think about how much God has done in our life. And we, sometime OR most of the time, like those Israelites in the bible. We forget what the Lord has done for us, then we started to lose heart, lose faith, and get lost in the midst of sufferings and disappointments.

In Jeremiah chapter 31:33, the Lord says “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Being a Christian is a relationship with God. Christianity is not just a philosophy, or stacks of teaching, e.g. to love another, and do good things, so on and on. Our Christian Faith is more than rules and regulations, dos and don’ts. Our faith is a relationship between God and us and the creation. Our faith is about How Jesus Christ suffers with us and reconciles the creation with God. Our faith is about how the Holy spirit is always with us, no matter we forget about it or not. God loves us persistently, how many times we have run away, turn our back, but God is always there for us. Today we might be asking why we have to be persistent. But one thing we have missed, is to realize God is loving us persistently, so that we can repay him in every little thing we do. We love because he first loved us. Amen.

# posted by Heddy Ha : Sunday, October 16, 2016

 

“A life of gratitude”

A sermon preached at Kowloon Union Church on Sunday 9 October 2016, the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, by the Rev. Phyllis Wong. The scripture readings that day were Psalm 111; Luke 17:11-16


Introduction
The United Nations’ Security Council just announced they had agreed to nominate António Guterres to be the next General Secretary to replace Ban Ki-moon. Antonio Guterres described what he felt at that moment of nomination was one of gratitude and humility.

This Sunday I would like to share a message about gratitude, with the insights taken from the lectionary readings today - Psalm 111 and Luke 17:11-16.

What is gratitude and what is a life of gratitude – why and how?

The straight forward understanding of gratitude is being thankful for what we have and what we are and should never be taken for granted.

How do we understand ‘gratitude’ from the bible?

Psalm 111 is a poem of praise

The psalmist praised the Lord for God’s wonderful work – the psalmist gave thanks to the Lord for the salvation of the Israelites from bondage. The praise expressed was also for God’s covenant and his faithfulness to his people. God provided food to those who feared him. This beautiful poem retells not only the wonderful work of God to the Israelites. It communicates God’s will, love and care to all people and to the whole creation. God is merciful, faithful and righteous.

The psalm reaffirms to us once again the redeeming power of the Lord. The works of God not only bring benefit and salvation to Israel. The Lord who is the God of history has been participating in the world that he created. The Psalm reminds us that God is love, life and liberty. God is forever with his people and the creation. This is the very foundation of our praise to God and our gratitude to God in all times and in all places. 

A life of gratitude requires a decision of believers 
In the Psalm of praise 111:2- “Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.” (Psalm 111:2)

Psalm 111:10 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever. ”

Being grateful to God is more than saying thank you. A life of gratitude in praise and thanksgiving requires a decision of the believers to know God, turn to the Lord and walk with him in our life. The message of praise and thanksgiving to Israel in Psalm echoes in the gospel story of the Samaritan leper and his encounter with Jesus.

Let me now turn to speak about the gospel story of the ten lepers whom Jesus healed and only one Samaritan returned to him praising God and thanking him for his healing.

A little bit of background for you about lepers and Samaritans: lepers are culturally isolated people because they suffer from a kind of contagious disease, most commentary referred to it as a skin disease (see 5:12-16), Samaritans were disliked by Jews for their religious defection and race impurity, for they are half-breeds (see 9:51-56), they not 100 % Jews.
There were 10 lepers and they went as a group to ask for Jesus’ healing. Theysought mercy from Jesus collectively. They said to Jesus, “Master, have pity on us”.
It is interesting to see that only one leper who is a Samaritan returned and praised with loud praise. It shows his excitement and great joy. He must be very thankful for being cured by Jesus.
Jesus raised a question ‘It is only the foreigner who returned. Where are the rest of the lepers who have been healed? Why don’t they come too?’
This leper who was culturally isolated because of his disease and religiously rejected because of his race, was courageous to walk by himself. He took a different path from the rest of the lepers.

According to Jewish religious laws and traditions, lepers need to go to the priests and show them they were healed according to the Law. This Samaritan leper did not go to get this affirmation and endorsement from the religious authority. Symbolically it tells us this person is no longer enslaved by the Law. He is free!

The Samaritan leper led a different life after being healed. He was filled by the spirit of gratitude to praise God. The leper was no longer enslaved by his illness and stigmatization. He broke his isolation from the community by coming to the public praising the Lord with a loud voice. He broke his isolation from individuals by coming to Jesus, prostrating himself at Jesus’ feet.  

The gratitude of the Samaritan leper revealed his faith to God’s work. He exclaimed to his restoration of life and expressed his appreciation towards God and life through what Jesus did.

From the Samaritan leper, we realize how gratitude brings to people freedom. A life of gratitude is a manifestation of a person’s faith.

The remarkable statement by Jesus, “Rise and go, your faith has made you well.” “Your faith has made you well” is a powerful proclamation. It tells us that a life of gratitude to seek God, to praise God, to turn to Christ is an important aspect of faith.

The leper who returned to Christ gives us a pointer - a life of gratitude requires believers to walk in a new path of life, let the old self pass away, be courageous to break the chains that have kept us like prisoners.

The author of Luke, in sharing the story of the Samaritan leper, intended to call the believers for a decision – to live a life of gratitude and faith, that is to seek God, to praise God, to turn to Christ. By doing it, by practicing the faith of gratitude, we are saved.


A life of gratitude brings joy – personal and communal

Psalm 111:1 – Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

The declaration of ‘I’ invites all members of the community to join the psalmist in giving praise; it is a community hymn.

Thanksgiving and a life of gratitude are relevant both to a person and to a community.

When we praise God and give thanks for his almighty and love, we know that a life of gratitude is to share God’s goodness as we are all God’s children. A life of gratitude leads us to love each other. We love because God first love us.

The Psalm of Praise reminds us and challenges the church community to nurture the life of gratitude and practice it amongst us. Every Sunday we gather together to give honour and praises to God in our worship. Every time we worship, we humble ourselves, to worship God in spirit and in true. A life of gratitude requires of us to love and give thanks to each other in our church fellowship, in our family, in our work and study settings. Let us not take things for granted.  Let us not take others’ support for granted. On the contrary, we learn to appreciate one another and give thanks to people who have been with us, supporting us in good times and bad times. The more gratitude we have inside us and shown in our life, the happier we are and more joy generated within the community we are living in.

To live a life of gratitude leads me to remember Rev Kwok, our former Senior Minister of Kowloon Union Church. He was my supervisor and mentor who I learnt a lot from him. I have deep respect to him and his  faith in God. He was diagnosed with cancer last May. In midst of his illness, he keeps a positive manner in life and does whatever he can to treat his illness and keep his body strong. He continues to swim on a regular basis. Even though he suffers from chronical illness and easier gets tired, he continues to serve within his capacity. He continues to join the Monday Prayer Gathering. This is a prayer gathering he initiated to gather Christians to pray for Hong Kong and her people when the Umbrella Movement was coming to end in December 2014. He also continues to mentor young pastors of local churches and writing letters to encourage his family, friends and sisters and brothers in Christ. All these pastoral letters were compiled into a book namely ‘Pastoral Letter in Sickness’. Yesterday this new book was launched in our  fellowship hall.. In good health and illness Rev Kwok lives well and serves the Lord with joy, hope and peace. Yesterday he shared in the book launch a life of gratitude make a person happy and joyful. He learns and does his best to give thanks in all circumstances.  He has set a very good example for us to learn.

Gratitude is not just an act of giving thanks to God by words or by action such as giving offering of thanksgiving. Gratitude is a matter of faith – knowing and believing that God is the source of life and love, God will be with us and take care of us no matter what.

Sisters and brothers,
Praise the Lord!
Let our life be praise.
Let our life be gratitude.
Let our life be love to honor God forever and ever.

Amen 

# posted by Heddy Ha : Sunday, October 09, 2016

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