Pastor Mimi Kim challenges us to not compromise when it comes to honoring God. Non-believers could see God in the lives of Daniel and his friends. Let us therefore stand firm and remember who were are and whose we are.
Scripture: Daniel 1,3,6
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
Pastor Kyu Kim encourages us to venture past the shallow waters and to enter the deep waters of God’s Spirit that we may come alive, become fruitful, and flourish. It is only by surrendering in the deep waters that we can truly have God lead us. May there be none of me and all of God!
Scripture: John 7:37-39, Ezekiel 47:1-12
Pastor Mimi Kim stresses how unusual and radical it was for Jesus to spend so much time with the outcasts of the time. Jesus looked upon the Samaritan woman at the well with love rather than condemnation. Through an amazing transformation, she went from avoiding people to seeking them out to testify about Jesus. What is our response to Jesus’ love?
Scripture: John 4:4-42