A Disruptive Idea?

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

I had breakfast with one of the members this morning. We were talking about various topics but one phrase that caught my attention was “disruptive technology.” The internet is a “disruptive technology” because it changed the way we live. The iPod (which is celebrating it 5th year anniversary) is a “disruptive technology” – it has even changed the way record companies are selling their music.

Isn’t Christianity supposed to be a “disruptive” religion? Isn’t Christ a “disruptive” person? When was the last time we had a “disruptive idea?” An idea that changes the way we live and do things in life.

• Sticking around a place because of a church – truly disruptive
• Giving up our dreams for God’s dreams – very disruptive
• Choosing a job not because of the salary alone – disruptive
• Relinquishing comforts for something greater – extremely disruptive

We need more times of “disruptive-ness” in our lives in order for us to experience change. I love anything that has to do with transformation – sometimes the only way to experience transformation is to welcome “disruption” in our lives!

God at Work in Chicago

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Victories, Viewpoint

Yesterday, we had one of our largest attended Sunday Celebration since the inaugural service. The word is spreading and God is moving. We really sensed the Holy Spirit ministering to the people.

As we have been covering the “Kingdom Living” series, both in AA and Chicago, I am reminded again about the importance of Ac 3:19, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Too often, we don’t experience the “times of refreshing” because we forget the prerequisite – repentance!

We talked about how hypocrisy in our lives will exhaust the life out of us. It makes our lives hollow and lifeless. The cure for hypocrisy? Repentance and accountability.

God is bringing a sense of expectancy to our group for every gathering – we expect God to show up and He does… it doesn’t get any better than this.