The Spiritual Antibody, True Faith

Does faith grow? I’m sure it does. But why doesn’t my faith work like a vaccine to life difficulties even now? As a child got a vaccine, usually the antibody gets formed in his body and it fights against the germ of the disease. The antibody protects the child from it and at least worry…

The Difference in Spirit

Being holy is being different in terms of righteousness in God. As we evangelize non-believers, we are to be recognized as different as we are to be holy in Christ. What should it be, then, that makes us ultimately different from worldly people, religious or not? “Speaking the truth” (Eph. 4:15) is a significant part…

The Rule of Triangle

A Korean saying says, “Words in the day are heard by birds and words at night, by rats.” It points out, I think, that there is no secret in the world. This is a thing that we have to keep in mind in doing evangelism also. I coined this wisdom as the Rule of Triangle….

Evangelism by difference

As I began evangelism in Atlanta, many people tried to help me by suggesting their ideas for effective evangelism. Some of them were suggesting distributing flyers, brochures, or business cards; others, making programs and advertising them on media and internet. I am attempting most of them, to see what would work for me. However, the…

Doing the Will of God

2007 was my first year in Bible education in the United States. I heard a professor say that the “doing the will of my Father” in Matthew 7:21 is to be baptized in the mode of immersion, absolutely in the name of Jesus. It was kind of eye-opening teaching for me. I was so impressed…

To Be As Fruitful As Bees

Do you know how much pollens the honey bees in a hive carry per year? About 60 pounds! Then, how much value the honey bee makes per year by pollination? Billions of dollars! The honey bee is so fruitful. How can it be? Is there anything we may learn from them as Proverbs teaches some…

“I have no American friends.”

They know it who’ve evangelized a lot in cross-cultural and international settings: Americans have an advantage in evangelism toward people who are not Americans. Why is that so? Then, why am I in an American church? How can we boost evangelism fully using the advantage? The general American advantage comes from many things that they…

Receive Jesus! Yes, But How?

As we talk to people about conversion, it is not rare to hear the expression “I received Jesus.” It became a common expression in the religious world. ‘To receive Jesus’ is found, for instance, in John 1:11-12. So it must be right. Man has to receive Jesus to be saved and to become a child…

Impact

During lunch at home today, my elder son, David, said something inspiring to me regarding how to evangelize. He was in the marching band five years at the high school in Mississippi and was a tuba section leader for his junior year. Before he was selected as the section leader, he had been a loading…

Different Planes

Sometimes it is hard to explain something to others but still they understand it. Sometimes, however, it is impossible to offer explanations so that the listeners can understand. However well one may explain the thing, there are cases that the listener does not get it. It may be for various reasons. One may not have…

We feel the spirit

Man can deceive others. He does it well actually. By lies and pretensions, he can do it. But there is a thing that man cannot deceive. It is the spirit. Whatever man may do to disguise his spirit, his spirit is to be known to others eventually. It is like the tongue cannot hide the…

Difficult Doing-nothing

In some situations doing nothing is the hardest thing to ‘do’ and there are not a few such situations in our lives. Even in them, we usually do our math and devise some solutions. As they came in our head, they get bigger and bigger, and finally push us to do them. However, as they…