Diversity in the Body of Christ

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Various, Viewpoint

 
There is something very beautiful about blending in various styles of music together. Not only does it give a fresh flavor to the song, but it highlights the uniqueness of the different styles. I have always been a Gospel Choir lover. I still remember my first Gospel Choir concert that I attended when I was in college. It gave me goosebumps as they were singing songs with so much passion, rhythm and soul.

In many ways, it is similar in the Body of Christ. When people with different personalities, talents and gifts come together, beautiful music is created. When everyone is in sync, it glorifies God. I am praying that churches in a region or a city is able to understand this. No two churches are exactly alike. This is why we need to learn how to appreciate and honor different churches in our area.

When we are able to come together in unity, the world will be able to hear God’s melodies; and there is a good possibility that they might even like it.

This is one of my favorite U2 songs, but the song was elevated even higher with the Harlem Gospel Choir step into the picture.
 
 

LIBERTY Mission Update #5 – 3.2013

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Viewpoint, Visits

 
God always has a way of taking something that is familiar and giving it a fresh perspective. The Cambodian church that we visited on Sunday was singing the song, “I Can Sing of Your Love Forever.” I think I sang that song hundreds of times, but for some reason, when I heard it sung in Khmei and the people who have been rescued from sex slavery started to sing, it wrecked me.

It was at that moment, I realized (again) how a song is powerful not only because of the words and the music, but because of what it means to the person who is singing it. This is why worship is always a good indication of what is going on in a person’s heart.
 

Over the mountains and the sea
Your river runs with love for me
And I will open up my heart
And let the Healer set me free
I’m happy to be in the truth
And I will daily lift my hands
For I will always sing of
Of when Your love came down

I could sing of Your love forever
I could sing of Your love forever
I could sing of Your love forever
I could sing of Your love forever

Oh I feel like dancing
It’s foolishness I know
But when the world has seen the light
They will dance with joy
Like they’re dancing now

LIBERTY Mission Update #4 – 3.2013

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Viewpoint, Visits

 
We arrived safely in Phnom Penh on Thursday morning. Then we spend the afternoon walking around the city and observing everything that was happening around us. In the evening we did some investigative filming. It was truly eye-opening.

Then on Friday we spent the whole working with a ministry. It was a phenomenal place filled with incredible people. Even though it has only been 2 days in Cambodia, God is speaking powerfully to us. We are truly grateful and humbled by what we are seeing here.
 
 

LIBERTY Mission Update #3 – 3.2013

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Various, Visits

 

LIBERTY Mission Update #2 – 3.2013

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Viewpoint, Visits

 

LIBERTY Mission Update 1 – 3.2013

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

 
We are at the airport and waiting in the lounge to catch our flight. The team and I are excited to experience all that God has in store for us. I believe that this is the beginning of greater things for our LIBERTY Mission movement.

Please keep us in your prayers as we work with various organizations that are on the frontlines of the human slavery fight. I will be updating through the trip via Twitter and on this blog.