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Author Michael Cheuk

Michael Cheuk is a leadership coach and church consultant at MichaelKCheuk.com. He is a Baptist Center for Ethics / EthicsDaily.com board member, who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A Joyful Noise

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. June 1, 2014. Psalm 100 Ten or so years ago, we had a group of friends over for dinner.  After dinner, all of the children decided to form a marching band.  They rounded up toy instruments, kazoos, toy drums, spoons, — anything they could […] Read More

Loving Obedience

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. May 25, 2014. John 14:15-21 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” This is what Jesus said to his disciples in our Gospel lesson today.  It seems to me that in our current culture, the word “obedience” is not often associated with […] Read More

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. May 18, 2014. 1 Peter 2:2-10 Our New Testament lesson this morning is taken from 1 Peter and at the heart of our assigned passage is a reference to the Temple in Jerusalem.  Perched on top of Mount Zion, the Temple in Jerusalem loomed […] Read More

I Can See

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. May 4, 2014. Luke 24:13-35 Back in the mid 1990’s, there was a series of books called “Magic Eye” that had pages filled with patterns, and supposedly, if you relaxed your eyes and focused just right, you could see 3-D images popping out of […] Read More

The Joy of Easter

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. April 27, 2014. 1 Peter 1:3-9 What an Easter service we enjoyed last Sunday!  We baptized three, the handbells played, and the Sanctuary Choir sang three lovely anthems, from Christ the Lord is Risen Again to the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.  What joy […] Read More

Good Morning, Jesus!

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va.  April 2-, 2014. John 20:1-18 “Good Morning!”  Have you ever had someone say that to you while you were still deep in sleep?  I remember as a boy when my mom would have to repeatedly call out my name and shake me from my […] Read More

Rising Sign of Hope

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. April 6, 2014. John 11:1-45 This episode from the Gospel of John has often been called “The Raising of Lazarus.”  And yet, it is interesting that in the forty-five verses it takes to tell this story, only two verses are devoted to the actual […] Read More

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. March 30, 2014 John 9:1-41  Once upon a time, there was a man blind from birth.  From the moment he was born, his eyes were shut to the world.  No light.  No shadows.  No shapes.  Darkness was his constant companion.  When he was younger, […] Read More

Living Water

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. March 23, 2014. John 3:4:5-42  Water.  Alongside oxygen and food, water is one of the three things essential to sustain life.  The other day, I saw a Youtube video called “What if you stopped drinking water?”[1]  Here’s what I learned.  Did you know that […] Read More

A Saving Mystery

 A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. March16, 2014. John 3:1-17  My name is Nicodemus.  This morning, I want to share with you my story and my strange but memorable encounter with Jesus late one night.  But first, let me tell you about my credentials: First, I’m a member of the […] Read More