Wake up Jesus with Prayer in Fath

Jesus Calms a StormMatthew 8:23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.”... Continue Reading →

What Must Be In The Golden Rule

易地思之 (Koreans say yuk-ji-sah-ji) is a very popular Korean saying in Chinese characters. Its origin is not clearly known but it is said that it may be a modification of a teaching of Confucius. The saying transliterates, ‘Put yourself in the other’s situation hypothetically and think about the situation from the other’s standpoint.’ As I... Continue Reading →

Is Telling A Truth Not Judging?

Is it not judging to tell a sinner a scripture against the person’s sin? So, for example, if someone tells a gay that homosexuality is a sin according to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, is it not a judgment that Jesus taught not to do in Matthew 7:1? Is the idea coincident with the teaching of Jesus?... Continue Reading →

The New System by Faith: Romans 10:6-8

Apostle Paul makes somewhat weird statements in this verses. “But the righteousness that is based on faith says, ‘Do not say …. ‘The word is near you in your mouth and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim)” (ESV). Why does he say that? What  is the specific point that... Continue Reading →

Human, the Holistic Creature

A Teaching of Matthew 12:33-37 Many say that human being is an organism. However, the statement does not reflect the true human being. Human being is not only physical and biological but also mental and further spiritual. So, it is more suitable and so more precise to say that human being is a holistic being—holistic... Continue Reading →

Who Is The Stronger?

Strength is regarded as power. When a person has strong body he is regarded to be powerful. So, many people crave for strength. It is not only since the superhero movies came up in Hollywoods, but it’s been since early human history. Ancient people even worshiped some gods because of their strength, such as Hercules... Continue Reading →

Get Behind Me, Satan! (Matt. 16:23)

In the Bible, apostle Peter is the first human being who confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah (Matt. 16:16). Peter seemed to have gotten great insight in the teachings of Jesus. To the confession, Jesus admired Peter greatly, even saying, that he would establish his church on the confession (16:18). However, actually, Peter... Continue Reading →

Religion or Love? (Mark 3:1-6)

On a Sabbath day, Jesus entered a synagogue. And he found a man with a withered hand. Jesus must have felt compassion for the man and felt like healing him. However, there was a problem, the Pharisees. He was coming from a controversy with them. They were too strict to understand the intention of God... Continue Reading →

Faith and Authority (Matt. 8:1-4)

At the Sermon on the Mount many people were astonished. Jesus did not teach them like Pharisees and scribes, but as one who had authority (Matt. 8:1-2).  One of those who recognized the authority of Jesus was a leper. He approached Jesus and knelt down before him and called him “Lord” (8:3). Kneeling down before... Continue Reading →

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