Posts from June 2019

142. Youth Ministry Talk

We are holding our very first “Youth Ministry Talk” on July 14th Sunday. For those who are wondering what it is, think of it as an information session for youth ministry. Youth Shepherds have come up with this great idea of inviting all those who might be interested in youth ministry and giving a talk about how it is is like serve in it. Youth ministry is not just youth shepherds’ ministry. They play a pivotal role but also require…

141. How To Boil Water Faster

As many of us know, water boils at 100℃. Interestingly, it does not boil even at 99.9℃. Unless water reaches its precise boiling point, it does not change “at all.” It remains a liquid, 100%. But the transformation into gas happens the moment it begins to boil. That is the fascinating fact about boiling point. I think Christian life is the same. Spiritual change happens through continuous spiritual discipline, serving, and learning. Unfortunately, many Christians stop just short of the…

140. Broken or Under Construction?

A couple of weeks ago, I was driving our kids to one of their friends’ birthday party. We were passing by a bunch of houses that were under construction. I am used to seeing them, so I didn’t think much about it. But our first daughter, Luyah saw the houses and asked, “Mommy, why is that house broken?” And Jennifer answered, “Luyah, it is not broken. It is under-construction, and it will be a brand new house soon.” What a…

139. Why I Guest-Speak And Also Don’t

From time to time, I get asked to guest speak. When I just started in ministry, I accepted almost every invitation because I assumed that every chance to speak God’s word was a privilege. And I still believe that. But recently I began to turn down most of the invitations. It is not because I no longer think of them as significant. There are primarily three reasons. First reason is I don’t consider myself a great speaker. I continually work…

138. Service Time Change

Starting from the first Sunday of July (7/7), our service time will change back to 12:30pm. The reason why we are implementing this starting from 7/7 is because that’s when grade 6 will be attending The Seed for the first time. Changing it then would also give our members enough time to prepare for the change. Our service time used to be 12:30pm. But when we started to rent the current building in 2016, there was another church worshipping right…