Pastors’ Prayer Gathering

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values

The pastors and I spent some time praying together today. We have our staff meetings on Friday’s but we came to the conclusion that it is hard to cover everything without compromising on something. One thing that we have not done enough of is to pray for one another. Therefore, we agreed to meet every Thursday to fast and pray for one another and the church.

It was encouraging to have each pastor come in the middle for prayer. We laid our hands on one another and prayed for God’s anointing on our lives.

My spirit was uplifted because I was thinking to myself – who else would understand what I, as a pastor go through on a daily basis, except these other pastors? There is something about being in the trenches together.

Love Stories Series

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

 
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If there is any topic that I end up counseling people the most on as a pastor is the topic of opposite-sex relationships. Many of us want a relationship that will lead to marriage and last for the long haul. But it is not so easy.

If there is an issue where people are struggling with brokenness it is most likely tied into this area of opposite-sex relationships. All the hurts, discouragements, and frustrations hinder us from really growing and experiencing God.

Opposite-sex relationships have always been problematic and even awkward for Christians. We end up going to the two extremes – either we approach relationships in a manner similar to the world or we over-spiritualize everything that it becomes unrealistic.

Is there another way to approach this whole thing?

The bible has a lot to say about relationships.

I am excited to share this series with HMCC of Chicago. It is my prayer that through this series two things will happen:

1) People will approach relationships in a manner that is different from the world. We need to (have to). How else with the message of the Gospel have credibility?

 

2) People will eventually get married and fullfill their destiny together with their spouse.

 
 

Hope to see all of you for this 2-part series.

Dilemma of the Century

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

The last time my Chicago Bears have been to the Super Bowl was in 1986. I still remember it as if it was yesterday. How can we forget the personalities of “The Fridge” and Jim McMahon? Also, the classic music video they made called, The Superbowl Shuffle (click here to watch). Guess what? Christina had the whole song memorized… this is when I knew she was the one for me… haha!

So… with all this history and passion for the Chicago Bears, the conflict occurs this Sunday at 5:05PM. Our HMCC of Chicago Sunday Celebration starts at 5:05PM CST and the Super Bowl starts at 5:25PM CST.

Hmm… a 20 minute service?