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Leadership Training / by John Hwang - 5 months

The Pastors School

CGN operates many Specialized Ministry Training Institutions around the world, which provide leadership development in specific fields of Christian ministry. One of those is the Pastors School, located on the campus of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. We are currently accepting ...

by John Hwang - about 1 year

Why Jesus Commands Us to Do the Impossible

I recently found myself reading Luke 9:10-17 again. It tells of when Jesus miraculously fed 5,000 men with five loaves of bread and two fish. There was probably more people present, when you add the women and kids, but Luke specifically noted the men who were there (maybe because food generally matters more to us men than to others). This was an awe-inspiring moment in the ministry of Jesus. It is one of ...

Gospel / by John Hwang - about 1 year

6 Reasons Why I Believe Jesus is God

There is much debate about who Jesus is. Some believe he was a good man or a great prophet. Others claim he was an angel or a god among other created gods. Still others say he was a legend, liar, or lunatic. The Bible, however, tells us that He is God. This means He is the second Person of the one, triune God; eternal and uncreated; holy, sovereign, and supreme; all-powerful, all knowing, and everywhere present at...

Christian Living / by John Hwang - about 1 year

5 Practical Ways to Battle Sin

Christians are free from sin’s rule, but not from its attempts to regain control. The battle that exists inside all of us, between sin and the new nature, will continue until we get to Heaven. This fact, however, is not a bleak one. The Bible tells us that Jesus rendered sin powerless at the cross. Being in Christ, we are not obligated to submit to sin’s dictates and desires. We can, by the Holy Spirit, make the r...

Discipleship / by John Hwang - about 1 year

5 Preaching Tips from the Apostle Paul

Preaching is the act of proclaiming God’s word to people. In evangelism, it announces God’s good news about Jesus and His salvation. In edification, it nourishes, encourages, and equips. Preaching is the Church’s responsibility and privilege. Homiletics is “the art of preaching.” The word “homiletics” comes from a Greek word that means, “to assemble together.” It aims to provide principles and methods for c...

by John Hwang - over 3 years

It's all about Jesus

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light” – John 1:6-8 Here, in these verses, we are introduced to John the Baptist. John was God’s messenger who announced the coming of God’s Messiah. The Old Testament prophets, Isaiah and Malachi, predicted h...

by John Hwang - over 4 years

Theological Continuationist Practical Cessationist

Theologically, we are Continuationists. We believe that all the Spiritual gifts mentioned in the New Testament still exist and operate among Spirit-filled Believers today. Practically, however, do we act like Cessationists? I recently taught at a Calvary Chapel Worship Leader’s Conference, and in the course of the evening God directed us into a sweet time of responsive worship. As we ministered to the Lo...