Justin B. Fung

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Dealing with Lust and My Addiction

[Adapted from yesterday’s message at The District Church: “Lust.”] Yesterday, as part of our Seven Deadly Sins series, I preached on lust. When we drew lots for our preaching assignments for this series—and we actually did put names in a bowl—I knew I was fated as the one getting married this summer to get Lust—I mean, […]

How do I know my calling?

[Adapted from yesterday’s message at The District Church: “How Do I Know … My Calling?”] “How do I know?” is one of the most common questions that comes up in counseling, in prayer, in conversations. How do I know what God’s calling me to? How do I know if I’m supposed to be with this […]

Why Christmas is good news

[Adapted from yesterday’s message at The District Church, “Savior, Messiah, and Lord.”] I think Luke 2:10-12 captures the message of Christmas pretty perfectly: Do not be afraid, for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who […]

When Sex ≠ Knowing

Frederick Buechner, The Hungering Dark, 87-88: Our society is filled with people for whom the sexual relationship is one where body meets body but where person fails to meet person; where the immediate need for sexual gratification is satisfied but where the deeper need for companionship and understanding is left untouched. The result is that […]

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