Pastor Mimi Kim asks: what are you doing to be a unifying force in the church? God’s word teaches how spiritual maturity and unity are crucial for the healthy church.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16
Pastor Kyu Kim highlights how the gospel prospered in the early church that honored God, handled issues rightly, and accomodated the ministries of the Spirit. Rather than allowing dissension to fester, the early church elected leaders that pleased both God and man. This is a great example of how we should treat problems as invitations to know, love, and honor God.
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7
Pastor Kyu Kim stresses that Christians must have a different world view. While the world embraces the prosperity gospel, Christians embrace the privilege of suffering for the sake of Christ. The right expectation is critical. Being a Christian is not always easy, but it always leads to glory.
Scripture: Acts 5:17-42
Pastor Kyu Kim studies how the early church feared God and valued purity of the heart. The example of Ananias and Sapphira demonstrated how God values the motives and detests corruption and hypocrisy. And as the church continued to honor God in every way, the gospel spread all the more and multitudes came to believe.
Scripture: Acts 4:36-5:11
Pastor Kyu Kim points out the Trinity in the boldness of Peter in today’s scripture passage. How is it that God used the man who thrice denied Jesus to perform a noteworthy miracle? And how is it that Peter is able to stand before those who killed Jesus and not back down in the face of serious threats?
Scripture: Acts 4:5-31