Show your Appreciation to All Believers!

“Now if the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.16 And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’” (1Cor. 12:15-21).

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Gift SeriesJ.D. Kim
Do you want gifts or Jesus?

“Now if the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.16 And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’” (1Corinthians 12:15-21).

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Gift SeriesJ.D. Kim
Focus on the Giver not on the Gifts.

For the next few weeks, I would like to write about the way we should interpret the gifts, services, and works of the Holy Spirit in context of the unity of the fellowship of believers. As you are thinking about this, the elephant in the room is whether supporting the practice of the gifts of tongue and prophecy or not.

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Gift SeriesJ.D. Kim
Some Call it a Scam; We Declare it the Grace.

Last time, I suggested a fellowship of prayer to enrich the koinonia of believers, and you might have thought, “Well…Isn’t prayer too simple an answer?” Yes, fellowship of prayer is a very basic thing that we already know, but one thing that we still lack to apply in our lives.

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J.D. Kim
Feeling Stiffed? Get Some Therapies!

“But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.’ 24 Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward…But they did not listen to me or pay attention. They were stiff-necked and did more evil than their ancestors” (Jeremiah 7:23-24, 26).

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ReflectionJ.D. Kim
Suffering of the Almighty God

Why should suffering be an important matter for Christians? During the time when the gospel began to circulate around the world, most of Greeks had no conflict with the beliefs in the virgin birth of and incarnation of God in the flesh, because the Greek legends and mythologies also taught similar themes to their adherents. The Greek gods were portrayed as human beings and having intimate and even sexual relationship with human beings.

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TheologyJ.D. Kim