June 2007

2007 AMI Revolution Update 3

Whenever all the messages from the various speakers flow together, it is an encouraging thing. It is as if the Holy Spirit takes the pieces together and puts it together like a puzzle. Pastor Matt from Journey Church of Atlanta spoke yesterday morning on the importance of the Church – the need for more of a corporate identity in Christianity was emphasized in light of our calling in 1 Peter 2:9-10. Then in the afternoon,...

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2007 AMI Revolution Update 2

Last night we had a great time of worship and we had a timely word delivered by Pastor Bruce from Remnant Westside. We were reminded to “take up our crosses” which should not be a negative thing, but it should remind us of our positional identity in Christ. Christ took our cross and therefore it reminds us of Christ’s love for us. The main thrust of the night was the challenge of learning to fall...

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2007 AMI Revolution Update 1

After some flight delays, I finally arrived in Philadelphia – the land of the “brotherly love.” The Michigan and Chicago guys have also arrived via the long 10-11 hour drive. They are probably really tired. Some of the other speakers and I went out to a Thai restaurant for dinner in the city and now we are in the Union drinking some Starbucks and chilling. One of the great things about these kinds of conferences...

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Picnic on the Porch

Today for dinner we wanted to have a make-shift picnic on the porch. As the weather was getting cooler due to the approaching thunderstorm, we thought it would be refreshing to have the gentle breeze blow on our faces (ok, well… it was more like me trying to convince my family). Finally, my persuasiveness won out and we grilled some Korean marinated beef and had a delicious cold noodle dish. As it started to drizzle,...

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2007 AMI Revolution – The Call

        There is just one day left before the start of the AMI Revolution conference. This year’s theme will be “The Call.” I am looking forward to sharing on the 2nd night. I will be talking about “The Transformative Call.” The Revolution Conference started back in 2005 as part of the intensive training for the students going on summer missions program in the AMI churches. But now it has developed into a...

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Bird Watching

Christina and I had our weekly date-day (we try to alternate from a date-night to a date-day). After breakfast, we decided to take a walk. I have always believed that “older” people took walks together – but then, I guess we are getting older… HA! As we were walking around our neighborhood we came across so many different types of birds. In fact, it was pretty fascinating. Now, I understand a little bit why one...

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Married Couples Putt-Putting

Once a month our married couple’s small group tries to do an activity together. This Tuesday we decided to go Putt-Putting. We paired up as couples and made a team of 4’s. It was fun, especially when we got a discount coupon for hitting a hole-in-one. For some reason our group had people who were feeling the hole-in-one anointing! I think everyone in our group got a hole-in-one. Yay! It was a blessing to see...

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A Trip to the Library

I realized that everything is getting automated. Today, our family made a trip out to the library to check out some books and DVD’s. To my pleasant surprise, there was a self-serve check out counter. We just had to scan our library card and then our library materials. It was quick and easy. For a person that is all about efficiency, I am glad that the library is moving in this direction. But I think...

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Knowing Ourselves

One of the biggest hindrances in doing the will of God is the inability to know ourselves in light of who God is and His grace in our lives. The more we know ourselves in sober judgment, the more we will learn to depend on God for everything. This is why I love John Newton’s quote, “I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not...

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Chillin’ with the Kim Family

Yesterday, we had the Executive Team over to our place for food and a time of fellowship. We grilled some fajitas and had other side dishes that awaken our taste buds. Some of the desserts that were brought over were excellent as well. Afterwards we played Guesstures – guys vs. gals! No comment on who won 🙂 Then the Executive Team decided to bless me with a belated birthday present. When I opened up the...

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Nothing New Under the Sun

The writer of Ecclesiastes said, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, ‘Look! This is something new?’ It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow”...

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Love for the Lost

This quote by Charles H. Spurgeon painted a great mental picture of how our concern and love for the lost should be: “If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” It is so easy to lose our heart for the lost. Statistics show that the longer we...

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2007 Breakaway Soccer Season

I am a little bummed about not being able to play this summer for HMCC’s Breakaway Soccer league. Since I will be out most of July, I will be missing this season. Over the years, I have seen this ministry grow in great ways. It has become more international in flavor and it has also been more missional. There are people who will never step into the four walls of the church, but they will...

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Working on the Schedules

Now with summer in full swing, Christina and I are trying to get a good schedule going for the whole Kim family. First, we worked on the kids’ schedules together. It is interesting to see how the parents and the children do not see eye to eye in terms of how long they can play video games 🙂 Without camps or summer school, we really have to be purposeful in how the kids spend their...

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