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... Continue Reading →

“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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Perfect The Good Personality

Personality is not a thing formed over a night. As a person grows and lives, it gets formed. Environment affects it but not absolutely; Even in a same environment various persons of various personality appear. Family education works a lot to it but it either is not absolute; It is not so rare that even... Continue Reading →

The Job’s Question

Why God lets humans suffer for many things such as from financial poverty, sickness, depression, through loss of job, car accidents, diseases, to loss of beloved ones, even a child, starvations of people including helpless children, and wars and disasters that swept so many lives even including innocent children? We may coin it as the ‘Job’s... Continue Reading →

The Power of Love

However little it may be, in accomplishing a goal the person faces a lot of challenges and even crises. In this regard, accomplishing a goal also means overcoming the challenges and crises. What makes us be able to do that, who have great goals in life? Some people persuasively said and showed in their lives... Continue Reading →

What Makes Us Happy

People say, “We do not laugh because we are happy; we are happy because we laugh.” The point of the saying is the state of the mind of the person is significant for happiness. It is implied that, if the person has something in mind concerning about, it keeps him or her from laughing. In... Continue Reading →

How to Love?

Jesus said to his disciples: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34). It is the new commandment that the Son of God gave to Christians. The commandment of love is the fulfillment of the law... Continue Reading →

The Right Order for Love

This morning, God gave me a great enlightenment; I realized that my understanding was preposterous. I was still legalistic to this regard. I was thinking I would not be able to love some people for I have negative evaluation of them. I believed my negative evaluation of them hindered me from loving them. So, I... Continue Reading →

Obey the Gospel of Jesus !!!

These are the sermons, in English, on the gospel of Jesus. The first one is about what Jesus accomplished on the cross in regard to the sin of the sinners, which is the propitiation (redemption, atonement, and ransom), and the second one is about how to receive the propitiation to be saved, which is about... 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 →

Not Judge But Love!

We may have various opinions (Romans 14:1, 2 and 5). We may think they are truths. However, only God's will--love--prevails, and no human opinion. This is truth. Then why would we so serious about our opinions and judge others according to them and commit the sin of not-loving? There is no point to do so.... Continue Reading →

Faith Overcomes

Dear friend, I appreciate you told me what your concern is. I know just a little what it is to live in the US as an international student or worker. I have been both for a pretty extended time--9 years. Beside one's character, any international person who survives in the US society, whether it be... Continue Reading →

Does Intention Matter So?

Intention matters so. A work changes in result and value depending on it. A work done in an evil intention is itself evil and so is the result of it. What if the intention of reading and studying the Bible is not what God intended? Such reading and studying of the Bible, even though they... Continue Reading →

Leave the Result to the Lord

We have to do everything as if we do it to the Lord (Eph. 6:5-8). This has been mentioned by many preachers and commentators in the sense that we have to do everything faithfully out of sincere heart. It is an absolutely right and valuable lesson. It is a message of the passage from an... Continue Reading →

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