June 20, 2024

Great Commission - Morning Devotion on June 6, 2024

The Great Commission

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Matthew 28:18-20

Even at the cost of sacrificing his Son, God wanted to save the world... And God lifted up Christianity for the same purpose -- to save the world. The Bible says in John 3:16, "God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." Remember, the world is God's goal. And just as Jesus willingly gave his life so that the world might live, God wants all Christians to be willing to give themselves for the salvation of the world. However, today Christians of the world are not even close to realizing this heart of God.

God seeks to build one family of man. Therefore, the family, church, and nation that God desires transcend all barriers of race and nationality. The people who are a unified blending of all colors of skin, and who transcend race and nationality are most beautiful in the sight of God and most pleasing to him.

God's Hope for America
June 1, 1976

Jesus walked a doleful, lonesome, and painful path for 33 years of his life on earth. After his ascension until today, for 2,000 years, he has also been walking a path of sorrow and loneliness. Yet Jesus has not walked this path for his own sake. He voluntarily walked the path of suffering for the sake of fallen humankind, to restore fallen human beings back to God...

Jesus voluntarily led the life of a wayfarer to find true sons and daughters of God and to establish true life and love among a people who did not welcome him. Ever since his resurrection and ascension, he has been seeking us with the same heart. To put it another way Jesus has not been living in glory or freedom with a joyful heart, but even at this moment he is in great anguish because he sympathizes with the pitiful people of this earth who are suffering hunger and thirst internally and externally. He worries about the believers who are groping to find the path of life. On behalf of the believers who are imprisoned, he is in prison. Please understand the situation of Jesus, who is not in the position to rejoice with God, even though he has left this earth and dwells in the heavenly kingdom.

The Lord Is My Good Shepherd
March 24, 1977

Father of love! I had thought that Jesus came to the earth for the sake of finding me alone, but that was not all; I had thought that he came for the sake of my family, but that was not all; I had thought that he came for the sake of the chosen people of Israel, but that was not all. Neither did he come for the sake of any one denomination. We now understand that at the same time that Jesus was the hope of the created world, he came representing its entire value.

Father, what are our minds like today compared to the mind of Jesus, who had the mission to restore everything? Let us not be people who say, "I will die clinging to my family." Let us not become people who say, "I will die clinging to my people, my nation, and my world."

We earnestly desire, beloved Father, to become people who are able to live risking our lives for the problems of life and death throughout heaven and earth. That is to say, even if I live, I represent heaven and earth, and even if I die, I die representing heaven and earth.

Today, if there remain cries of lamentation among the things of creation, we earnestly pray, Father, that you let us be able to give Jesus and you rest by eliminating them. Work together with us, Father, and allow us to go forward together with you, in order to resolve all historical enmity and to receive the comfort of that resolution.

Earnestly hoping that you will grant us the power to become true filial sons and filial daughters who can praise heaven while digesting every difficulty, we pray all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.

March 23, 1958

June 18, 2024

Sunday Service on June 16, 2024

Triangle Family Church Sunday Service on June 16, 2024

Musical Offering


The sermon discusses the profound experience of William Shatner in space, the importance of understanding life and death, the truth about Satan's defeat, and the ultimate goal of becoming true parents. Key Insights

  • Understanding life and death is crucial for fulfilling our purpose on Earth and in the spiritual world.
  • William Shatner's space journey highlights the vastness of the universe and the fragility of Earth.
  • Defeating Satan and understanding the truth is essential for spiritual growth and fulfilling our potential.
  • Becoming true parents is the ultimate goal, reflecting God's love and creating a world of goodness.

Sunday School: Bible study - God’s Purpose For Esther

June 13, 2024

Weekly Update on June 13, 2024

Join us this Sunday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. for our weekly worship service.  John Pace is giving a message titled Understanding Life and Death.  Mr. Asada is teaching a Sunday school Bible lesson about Esther and finding God's purpose.  Please bring a dish to share for potluck lunch.

We are having a yoga class, led by Samuel, on Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. for all ages.  Stay after for board games.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one. 

we will celebrate the anniversary of the 2075 couples Blessing on Monday, July 1 5pm at the home of Mark and Anne Nilson.  

President Demien Dunkley is coming to TFC on July 13 - 14, as part of the Pure Water tour.  On Saturday at 10:00 a.m. he will meet with second gen and young members to talk about the 2025 Blessing, True Mother's role in the Providence and the initiative to find young leadership, followed by Q+A.  After lunch there will an afternoon session. On Sunday, July 14, he will join our picnic at Jordan Lake, starting at noon.  Help us to mobilize our young people and young families to welcome President Dunkley.  

We will celebrate National Parents Day on Saturday, July 20, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at TFC. There will be volleyball, games for the kids, face painting, crafts, picnic dinner and inspired musicians and speakers.  Contact Sharon Pace for more info or to volunteer to serve.  Please consider nominating a deserving family you know as Parents of the Year.  Visit this website for more info: https://parentsday.com/

Dr. Achille is looking for 50 Matching Supporters to help prepare for the 2025 Blessing in Korea.  Contact your local pastor for more information.   

Hyo Jeong Internation Foundation for Environmental Peace is sponsoring an Environmental Summit, Rejuvenating Our Ecosystems, on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Register to call 410-800-3743. 

Create A Life You Love is a great way to introduce your guests to Divine Principle, Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:30, facilitated by Henri Schauffler.  Register here

Statewide ACLC outreach meetings are the first and third Mondays at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting is to be decided. Here is the link to join the meeting.

Please join us for Morning Devotion from Monday to Friday at 6:00 a.m.
Here is the link.

We will join Dr. Achille and Capitol Family Church on the weekend.
Here is the link.  Passcode: 2027

Please feel free at any time to use the Cheon Shim Won (Prayer Room) at TFC to pray or meditate.  

June 12, 2024

Creation - Morning Devotion on June 12, 2024

Chapter One - Creation

"And let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the each. And it was so…"
Genesis 1:1.5

In The Beginning

Genesis 1.1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the fine of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.

God created the world solely for the purpose of true love. We have to bear in our minds at all times that the first reason God created the universe was for the sake of true love itself. We observe that, whether it be animal kingdom or plant kingdom or even the mineral kingdom, everything in creation is in pairs. Everything was created centering on the idea of love.

Blessing and Resurrection
March 31. 1991

Before God created man and the universe, He was all alone, with no one to care for except Himself However, the very Instant that God initiated creation, His full concept of life emerged. God now lives for His counterpart -- not for Himself.

What is creation? Creation means nothing more than the Creator, God, projecting Himself into a substantial form. He made Himself incarnate symbolically in the universe, and He made Himself incarnate directly in man. When the spirit takes form, this is creation. God invested Himself in the creation. God's investment of energy is the creation.

God invested all of Himself in His creation. He did not reserve even one ounce of energy. Creation was His total labor, His total effort of giving all of Himself. When God put His entire heart and soul into the creation of His object, He was investing 100 percent of Himself. Only in this way could He create His second self, the visible God.

God's Hope .for Man
October 20, 1973

Genesis 1:3 And God said, "Let their be light"; and there was light.

Genesis 4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

Genesis 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

The only thing that Almighty God needs is love. In order to attain that love, He requires an object. Thus He created the object of true love. Think about how serious God was when He created man and woman. Was He just entertaining Himself by creating, like enjoying a hobby? No, God was creating people who would become equal partners with Him in true love. Would that urge of God to share His love be less than or stronger than men and women yearning for each other?

It is even stronger. In human society, men have sometimes challenged one another to duels to the death in order to obtain the love of a woman. Think about how much more serious is God's determination.

God is the root of all love; that root is therefore most dedicated and serious. In common Christian understanding, God simply said one day "Let there be light," and snap! It happened while God lay back and rested. Then He said. "Let the oceans arise," and so on, and the rest of creation happened without much ado. But God invested every ounce of His great energy -- every hit of Himself was poured into the act of creating this universe.

Children's' Day 1988 hum the Viewpoint of the Providence
November 8, 1988

Day always follows the night, and even though no one really loves the darkness of night they can still look beyond that darkness to the new day coning. Hope overcomes the darkness.

Were you born in despair and darkness, or were you born with hope, a goal and a purpose? Of course, a new baby would have no idea how and why he was born, but the family's friends and relatives surround that baby with their hope. The baby's father and mother feel hope through their child, and his whole family hopes that some day he will become a good and fulfilled person.

This is why the birth of a child is an event of joy and celebration. If people feel that way about the birth of a new child, then God would certainly feel the same When Adam and Eve were created; they were surrounded by the utmost hope and joy. All the things of creation gave their entire attention to them, including God, looking forward to the day of their accomplishment.

God is infinite in ideal and capacity, and the more broadly God thinks, the more hope He bestows upon His son and daughter. If a parent's vision is big, then certainly his expectation of his child is also big. God's hope in Adam was certainly infinite. Such hope is not fleeting; the expectation grows larger with time.

When God created Adam and Eve, this universe was filled with hope and all things of creation were celebrating in joy, knowing that their master was finally born. Adam and Eve were the focal point of hope for heaven and God and all things of creation, the very personification of hope.

After truly becoming the masters of the creation and fulfilling that goal and expectation as true children of God, what would they do? The day of their accomplishment would be the first time God could really have joy. That would be the first time He could say He was happy When God can announce that He is happy, it will not mark just His happiness but human happiness and the elation of all things of creation. If you had joy would you like to keep it just to yourself or would you like to share it with friends and relatives? Joy wants to he celebrated because joy belongs to all.

Everyone wants to have hope, but does harboring hope in itself automatically engender joy? The significant thing is this -- when you have hope and want to accomplish something, you don't feel joy first, but pain and suffering. Merely attempting to accomplish that hope is not going to bring joy to anyone. If all you had to do was sit down and wait for hope to become a reality, life would be very easy.

The greater the hope or sunshine, the greater are the obstacles or darkness to overcome. You think of sunshine as being bright because you already recognize the darkness. Because of darkness you can appreciate brightness.

All Things Depend on Us
January 8, 1978

Genesis 1:6 And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."

Genesis 7 And God made the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so.

Genesis 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning,
a second day.

According to the Genesis account of the creation of the universe, amidst the primordial state of chaos, void and darkness, God created light. God next separated the waters under the firmament from the waters above the firmament. He then divided the land from the ocean; created plants, fish, birds and mammals; and finally made humankind. All of this took a period of six "days." From this account, we can surmise that the process of creating the universe took some period of time represented by six days.

The process of creation recorded in the Bible bears some resemblance to the theory of the origin and formation of the universe as described by modern science. According to modern science, the universe began as expanding plasma. Out of the chaos and void of space, the heavenly bodies formed and gave light.

As the molten earth cooled, volcanic eruptions filled the sky with a firmament of water. The land rose and the water fell as rain, creating the continents and oceans. Next, the lower plants and animals came into being. Then came fish, birds, mammals, and finally humankind, in that order. The age of the earth is calculated to be several billion years. Considering that the account of the creation of the universe recorded in the Bible thousands of years ago nearly coincides with the findings of modern scientific research, we are reassured that this biblical record must be a revelation from God.

The universe did not suddenly spring forth complete, without regard to the flow of time In fact, its origin and development took an enormous length of time. Therefore, the biblical period of six days for the completion of the universe is not to be reckoned by the number of literal sunrises and sunsets. It symbolizes six ordered periods of time in the creation process.

Exposition of the Divine Principle
Part I, Chapter 1, Section 5

Genesis 1:9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear" And it was so.

Genesis 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

It is awesome to see what the earth can do. The earth is the source of thousands of different miracles -- trees, flowers, fruits and all manner of infinite beauty. A seed may have the hidden potential for making red flowers, but a seed alone means nothing; it must he supported by the earth. The earth is the source of wonder and beauty, but the spectacular things which spring from this earth must have some source of Infinite energy where all the wonders and beauty of life originate. That source is certainly God.

Our Family in the Light of the Dispensation
March 6, 1977

As you know, only one third of the surface of the globe is land; two thirds are ocean. Therefore, without knowing the ocean, we can never have dominion over the entire globe. It is just incredible to think that the ocean is not dead, that it is alive and moving; not only moving by itself, but moving in conjunction with the land masses and the solar system's sun and moon. It's so amazing to comprehend the beauties and wonders that are hidden within the ocean. More than anything else in all of God's creation, the ocean is most sensitive to all the movements of the universe and the weather.

Once you understand the sensitivity of the ocean, have dialogue with it, and cope with it, you'll understand the most intricate of God's creations. By doing so, you can understand about land masses in no time. The ocean is not only sensitive, but is also very changeable. Therefore, to know how to cope with this changeable situation provides us the best understanding of ourselves and nature. In order for us to mold our God-centered character, we must know how to deal with the ocean, how to become subject over it, and how to have dominion over God-given creation.

Leaders' Conference
June 17, 1983

Genesis 1:11 And God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth." And it was so.

Genesis 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.

When you eat your food, you should think, "I eat for the purpose of consummating love -- unique, absolute, unchanging, and eternal love." Those who eat with that kind of attitude will never have stomach problems or indigestion because everything they eat will cooperate with their body. But if you do not have that attitude, food will have a protest demonstration against you when it gets into your stomach!

Look at the universe from this point of view Look at the trees, the flowers, birds, the ocean and everything from the point of view of the love of God. When you go on a picnic, you can lean against a giant tree and say, "You have been waiting for me, haven't you?" The tree will giggle, "I have been waiting for you to lean against me for so long! I love you!" That tree has wanted to receive unique, absolute, unchanging and eternal love from you. As a representative of that love, you will be loved and appreciated by all the things of nature, including the mountains and the ocean.

The Ideal World of Adam
June 1, 1982

Let There Be Light

Genesis 1:14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years,

Genesis 15 and let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so.

We can ask whether God wanted to see a day of sorrow or day of happiness when He created heaven and earth, and the answer obviously is that God wanted to see a day of joy. As you read Genesis you will se that God finished each day's creation by saying it was good. On the final day God created man, and then He said it was very good. God's saying it was good means that it was in a realm beyond the realm of sorrow.

Creation was initiated in joy, and God created in joy. Indeed, God has been looking forward to the day of His fulfillment in joy, eager to see His creation grow in joy and be consummated in joy.

Sorrow and Tears
March I, 1978

In the Western way of life, you write horizontally from left to right, but in the Orient we write vertically, as though from heaven to earth. The two different directions must meet. Have you ever thought about why you write from left to right instead of right to left? Since the left represents darkness, it is as though you are going from the darkness on the left to the light on the right. God is the origin of light and He represents the upper portion, so the Oriental way of writing from top to bottom represents light coming down to the darkness.

Left represents the West and right represents East where the sun rises. In every way these two different ways of writing symbolize the meeting of light and darkness. Once you reach the East you return to the West, completing a circle. Also, light comes down from God to mankind, and then mankind returns the glory to God. This give and take makes a big circle.

Mainstream of the Dispensation of God
November 19, 1978

Genesis 1:20 And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens."

Genesis 1:21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:22 And God blessed them. saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let the fowl multiply on the earth."

The mineral, plant and animal kingdoms all have the goal of reaching their center, which is the point of human true love. They want to be involved in that. All creation is formed in the pair system for the purpose of the fulfillment of love. Each being yearns to reach a higher and higher level of true love. Since human true love is closer to God, all other creatures want to be part of the human body even willing to be eaten for that purpose.

Among the ocean creatures, the whale is the largest and closest to the human race. They are mammals, giving birth to live babies. The smallest creatures are eaten by larger fish, which in turn are eaten by larger fish, all the way up to the whale which takes everything into its gigantic mouth. Within the animal kingdom, insects and worms are consumed by little birds. Small birds are eaten by larger creatures. When those creatures are eaten by human beings, the cells of the birds are eaten, too.

In this manner, the minuscule organism on the bottom of the sea can ultimately become a part of the cells and body of a man or woman. Those creatures welcome the opportunity to become part of a human cell because they can thereby become recipients of true love. Suppose a tiny creature from the ocean bottom becomes a part of your flesh. It can say proudly, "Look at me. Now I'm a human cell!"

When you look at all the things of creation, including the trees, grasses, flowers, birds and animals, think about the fact that they yearn to come closer to the love of God by way of human beings. You must be the mediator between them and God.

Wake up America!
June 12, 1988

Genesis 1:23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

Genesis 1:24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.- And it was so.

Genesis 1:25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the cattle according to their kinds, and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

June 10, 2024

Sunday Service on June 9, 2024

Triangle Family Church Sunday Service on June 9, 2024

Musical Offering


The sermon discusses the movie "Fly Away Home" and its themes of finding one's true home and facing inner struggles. The speaker reflects on the concept of imprinting and emphasizes the importance of inner transformation. The sermon also touches on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the need for authenticity in one's relationship with God. Key Insights

  • The concept of imprinting in the movie highlights the instinctual behavior of attachment and the need for guidance and mentorship.
  • The father's role in building an airplane for the geese represents the responsibility of True Parents in guiding humanity towards their Heavenly Parent.
  • The struggle to understand and internalize the message of finding our true home reflects the challenges and obstacles faced by fallen humanity.
  • Jesus Christ's teachings emphasize the importance of inner transformation and sincerity in our relationship with God.
  • The dream of meeting Jesus reveals the depth of his suffering and the need for individuals to face their own inner struggles.
  • Hyo Jin Nim's music is seen as a raw and powerful expression of his love for God and the struggle for authenticity.
  • The sermon concludes with a call for authenticity and genuine transformation in our journey towards our true home with our Heavenly Parent.

Sunday School:  a moral lesson about strength in unity from the story "Stone Soup"

  • Stone Soup: The story of Stone Soup teaches the value of sharing and community through a soldier's clever plan to make soup with a stone
  • Villager Unity: The villagers' unity and contributions turned a simple stone soup into a feast for all, fostering a spirit of cooperation
  • Lesson Learned: The villagers learned the importance of sharing and never went hungry again, symbolized by the soldier's gift of the stone
  • Craft Activity: The story is complemented by a craft activity, encouraging creativity with making a clay bowl

June 07, 2024

Resurrection, Ascension And Pentecost - Morning Devotion on June 3, 2024

Resurrection, Ascension And Pentecost

After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

Acts 1:3-5

Jesus resurrected after he passed away on the cross. After his resurrection, he worked on the earth for forty days before he went back to the spirit world. Similarly, the fact that Jesus passed away and then resurrected, and after that ascended again, symbolically demonstrates God's work of creation.

Jesus Christ Will Come and Go for the Sake of Heaven and Earth
May 26, 1956

John the Baptist, who was in the position of Cain, should have cooperated with Jesus, who was in the position of Abel. Cooperating together, they should have located the Mother, the bride of Jesus. Then Jesus would have been the Father and his bride the Mother. When these two wedded in divine love, they could have given birth to children who would have been Jesus' sons.

Even though Jesus lost his body on the physical level, he could resurrect on the spiritual level to save mankind. Even on the spiritual level, he had to go through a certain course of indemnity in order to save mankind. After the resurrection, Jesus was placed in the position of father and in the position of Abel. There was no one in the position of Cain and that's why he looked for Peter, James, and John. By their becoming entirely one with Jesus, at the cost of their lives and at the cost of everything else, the road could be paved on the spiritual level -- the road of salvation. From then on they would sacrifice themselves, their lives, for the cause of Jesus. With that foundation established, they could meet their mother, the Holy Spirit. This is what happened at the Pentecost.

The True Path of Restoration
January 11, 1972

Upon Jesus' crucifixion, his eleven remaining disciples were demoralized and scattered. After his resurrection, however, Jesus gathered them in one place and commenced a new phase of the providence: the restoration of the spiritual Canaan. The disciples chose Matthias to replace Judas Iscariot and fill the vacancy among the twelve. By believing in Jesus and following him at the cost of their lives, they laid the spiritual foundation of substance and the spiritual foundation for the Messiah. Upon this foundation, Jesus ascended from the position of the spiritual mission-bearer for John the Baptist to the position of the spiritual Messiah and sent the Holy Spirit. Thereupon, Jesus and the Holy Spirit became the spiritual True Parents and began the work of giving rebirth. Ever since the descent of the Holy Spirit at the Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4), the resurrected Jesus as the spiritual True Father and the Holy Spirit as the spiritual True Mother have worked in oneness to grant spiritual rebirth by spiritually engrafting believers with themselves. This is the work of spiritual salvation, which established the realm of resurrection inviolable by Satan...

The resurrected Jesus is the spiritual fulfillment of the Temple... The most holy place and the holy place, representing the spirit and flesh of Jesus, were fulfilled as spiritual realities through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The ideal of the mercy seat has been realized through the works of salvation given by Jesus and the Holy Spirit, enabling God to appear in their works and impart His word. On the mercy seat, where God's word is proclaimed, the cherubim that had blocked our path since the Fall were parted, opening our way to enter the Ark of the Covenant and receive Jesus, the Tree of Life. There we can partake of the manna provided by God and witness the greatness of God's power that once caused Aaron's staff to bud. (Hebrews 9:4-5)

Exposition of the Divine Principle
Moses and Jesus

Weekly Update on June 6, 2024

June 6 (62nd anniversary)
Please celebrate at home with your family.

Join us this Sunday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. for our weekly worship service.  Carol Anne Nilson is giving the message.  Mr. Asada is teaching a Sunday school character education lesson titled Stone Soup.  Please bring a dish to share for potluck lunch.

President Dunkley is coming to the Triangle.  On Saturday, July 13, he wants to speak to our young people about faith, leadership and the 2025 Blessing in Korea. There will be opportunity to ask questions.  On Sunday, July 14, he will join our picnic at Jordan Lake, starting at noon.  Help us to mobilize our young people and young families to welcome President Dunkley.  

We will celebrate National Parents Day on Saturday, July 20, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at TFC. There will be volleyball, games for the kids, face painting, crafts, picnic dinner and inspired musicians and speakers.  Contact Sharon Pace for more info or to volunteer to serve.  Please consider nominating a deserving family you know as Parents of the Year.  Visit this website for more info: 

The 24th anniversary of ACLC and 20th anniversary of Women In Ministry will take place on June 10 and 11 at Rev. Mark Abernathy's church, Connect Point Family Church, in Snellville, Ga.  Here is the link to register: https://hsa.regfox.com/24th-aclc-national-anniversary-peace-starts-with-me 

Hyo Jeong Internation Foundation for Environmental Peace is sponsoring an Environmental Summit, Rejuvenating Our Ecosystems, on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Register to call 410-800-3743. 

Create A Life You Love is a great way to introduce your guests to Divine Principle, Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:30, facilitated by Henri Schauffler.  Register here

Statewide ACLC outreach meetings are the first and third Mondays at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting is to be decided. Here is the link to join the meeting.

Please join us for Morning Devotion from Monday to Friday at 6:00 a.m.
Here is the link.

We will join Dr. Achille and Capitol Family Church on the weekend.
Here is the link.  Passcode: 2027

Please feel free at any time to use the Cheon Shim Won (Prayer Room) at TFC to pray or meditate.  

May 31, 2024

Jesus Appears to the Disciples - Morning Devotion on May 29, 2024

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they' saw him, and worshiped him; but some doubted.

Matthew 28:16-17

Even after his death, Jesus was concerned about the disciples who had scattered, and even during the three days in the tomb he was determined to protect them for eternity. Consequently he went to the shores of Galilee after his resurrection and searched for them.

We might wonder from a humanistic perspective today how he could treat them like that when they had no sense of responsibility Although they had betrayed him when they faced difficulty right after the resurrection, he went to Galilee and started to fulfill his responsibility The character of Jesus, who raised them up to be unchanging disciples even when he was going over the hill of death, is an admirable character we should learn from today.

That is not all. We should understand that in addition to his disciples at that time, he was taking responsibility for the countless saints who came after him, and for us, 2,000 years later. The history of restoration is the history of the whole. Because God's will is saving the whole, Jesus has taken responsibility for the whole of humanity.

Jesus Christ, the Pride of God
May 16, 1956

What is the resurrection of Jesus? It is not merely the issue of whether his body rose out of the tomb. That is but a small part. The most significant aspect is the resurrection of Jesus' heavenly principle and his God-centered love.

God and the Building of the Kingdom of God
April 17, 1977

Jesus' resurrection was the first representation of the glory of heaven and the glory of victory won in the fight with Satan in the 4,000-year history Because Jesus had demonstrated the standard of victory on the spiritual and substantial level, God raised the deceased Jesus to unfold another dispensation. Through the crucifixion, Jesus took on the responsibility for the 4,000-year history of the dispensation and the responsibility of the ancestors. Representing the glory of heaven, he ascended to heaven. This is what the resurrection and ascension are about. Similarly, Jesus came with the purpose to show substantially the internal glory of God on the earth. In other words, he came to demonstrate fully the glory of God. The complete glory combines the internal and external glory. This is the mission that Jesus came to fulfill.

Like Jesus, Let Us Return the Glory of Resurrection to God
May 27, 1956

Satan exercised his maximum power to crucify Jesus, there-by attaining the goal he had sought throughout the 4,000-year course of history On the other hand, by delivering Jesus to Satan, God set up as compensation the condition to save sinful humanity. How did God achieve this? Because Satan had already exercised his maximum power in killing Jesus, according to the principle of restoration through indemnity, God was entitled to exercise his maximum power. While Satan uses his power to kill, God uses his power to bring the dead to life. As compensation for Satan's exercise of his maximum power in killing Jesus, God exercised his maximum power and resurrected Jesus. God thus opened the way for all humanity to be engrafted with the resurrected Jesus and thereby receive salvation and rebirth.

Exposition of the Divine Principle
Moses and Jesus

Mary Cries Out To Jesus - Morning Devotion on May 28, 2024

Mary Cries Out To Jesus

"They have taken my Lord away;" she said, "and I don't know where they have put him." At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. "Woman," he said, "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?"

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him." Jesus said to her; "Mary." She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher).

Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father: Go instead to my brothers and tell them, I am returning to my Father and your Father; to my God and our God."

John 20:12-17

When Mary Magdalene went to look for Jesus right after his resurrection, Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father." (John 20:17) Nevertheless, Jesus appeared before Mary Magdalene because she had the heart that could console him. Similarly, only when you comprehend the ideal and will of heavenly principle transcending yourselves will Jesus manifest himself to your comprehending heart. If you listen to the words of God and can convey them on his behalf, the Lord will come toward you even if you do not ask him. You should understand that the Lord is motioning with his arms spread out for you to come. God also is doing that.

Let Us Be the Ones Jesus Wants
February 17, 1957

Now we are facing Jesus with the cross standing in between. Someone should resolve the grief and suffering caused by the cross; it is we of today who should do it. Without resolving it, we cannot graft onto Jesus and call him our Bridegroom. This is the reason when Mary Magdalene called out, "Oh Lord!" right after the resurrection, Jesus stopped her. For the simple reason, although Mary wanted to begin life in the kingdom of heaven from the day she met the Lord, life in the kingdom was prohibited for 2,000 years. We should understand this grief from the background of the cross, and we who have faith should bring the solution.

Jesus Is Searching for Us in This Way
May 20, 1956

Resurrection - Morning Devotion on May 27, 2024

The Resurrection

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies."

John 11:25

Appearance to Mary Magdalene

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. Now I have told you."

Matthew 28:1-7

Jesus was a true man because he perfectly lived the life of God. He was a walking God. There was no separation between God and Jesus, and because no one can destroy God no one can destroy Jesus Christ. The crucifixion was not his destruction; God manifested the power of resurrection so that the world could see that Jesus was never destroyed.

God's Will and Christmas
December 25, 1976

When Jesus was resurrected, there was not even one disciple who stood guard next to his tomb. Only enemies, the Roman soldiers, were guarding the place. How could this be! Today there are many instances wherein Christianity is not guarding the tomb of Jesus. Enemies, like the Roman soldiers, are guarding it. Is there no group on earth who can encircle the Roman soldiers and long to attend the tomb of Jesus? Even though there were no such people then, among us, the believers, there should emerge many such people.

Who are the ones who could meet the resurrected Jesus? Those who let Jesus die, those who abandoned Jesus and scattered everywhere to wander according to their will could not meet Jesus. After his death, who was the person who went in search for Jesus without eating for three days? Who was groping in darkness not knowing where his body was? The disciples of Jesus should have become this kind of people more than anyone else. However, the three disciples that Jesus loved the most, Peter, James, and John, all returned home. The ones who met Jesus first were the women who searched for Jesus' tomb before dawn. They were Mary Magdalene; Mary the mother of James; and Salome.

They were longing for Jesus, who had been executed as a traitor. Shedding tears for three days and unable to bear it any longer, they came searching for him. They were the first ones to meet the resurrected Jesus. This shows in what direction and how the believers of the last days should act.

We should understand that now is the last days when we should go in desperate search for the tomb of Jesus. The women who were desperately searching for the tomb met the resurrected Lord in place of the Israelite people, who should have met the resurrected Lord first. Today when the resurrected Lord comes on the world level, the ones who can meet the Lord first are those who do not sleep and rest in spite of their desire, which shed tears for heaven while wandering through the mountains and hills with an unsettled heart that cannot be expressed.

If you transcend your life and live a life of anxiety, unrest, and lack of sleep for the sake of the lives of your people and humanity, then the Lord of glory who is coming to this world again will surely come after you. You will be entitled to the glory of receiving the Lord when you are not even aware of it. You have to understand that such a time is approaching.

Let Us Become People Who Participate in the Glory of the Lord
June 16, 1957