Posts Tagged "Tweet"

[Column] Three Criteria for Godliness

[Column] Three Criteria for Godliness

Godliness is not formalism but a spiritual beauty emanating from the imitation of God’s holiness and righteousness. Our Lord rebuked the Jewish leaders for their false godliness and hypocrisy (Matthew 23:25). How can we discern genuine godliness? Apostle James provides three criteria for godliness: “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive...

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[Column] Forbearance Is the Way to Life

[Column] Forbearance Is the Way to Life

In the Church of Philippi, there arose discord between two women named Euodia and Syntyche. As a result, Paul addressed them by name and pleaded for their reconciliation (Philippians 4:2). He added, “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near” (Philippians 4:5). In other English translations, the word “forbearance” is used in place of “gentleness.” What is forbearance? It is...

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[Column] You are God’s Dream

[Column] You are God’s Dream

The world of faith is the world of visions and dreams. The most important element of the fourth dimensional spirituality is a dream. God is a dreamer and Jesus Christ was His very dream. God the Father dreamed that people would be saved, healed, and blessed through Jesus Christ and realized that dream. Now God’s dream is each and every one of us and He truly desires to realize His dream. Let us...

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[Column] You Have Been Made the Children of God

[Column] You Have Been Made the Children of God

The touching story of Hollywood actress Katherine Heigl adopting a Korean girl and even producing a music video featuring her daughter is rather well known.  Ms. Heigl even introduced herself recently as Seorin Kim, a Koreanization of her own name, on her facebook and twitter accounts. Adoption signifies change in status and quality of life. You and I have been adopted as the children of God...

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[Column] Cultivate Your Heart like Good Soil

[Column] Cultivate Your Heart like Good Soil

Using the parable of the sower, Jesus Christ tells us that seed is the Word of God and the field is the human heart (Matthew 13:1-23). He also teaches us that the Kingdom of God takes place within our hearts through this seed and that there are four fields on which the seed falls. The first field is the way side, where people constantly pass by and seeds cannot take root. Birds eventually come...

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[Column] Holy God

[Column] Holy God

It is said that you can tell people’s nationality by the question they ask when buying goods. Americans ask, “Is this most expensive?” Germans ask, “Is this most durable?” French people ask, “Is this the latest?” Koreans ask, “Is this real, not fake?” After all, what good are expensive price, durability, and trend if the product you purchased is a counterfeit? The same goes for the faithful....

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[Column] Enlarge Your Heart

[Column] Enlarge Your Heart

God tests the heart of those whom He uses as His instruments: “The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.” (Proverbs 17:3). How does He test the heart? By enlarging it to accommodate love, forgiveness, and tolerance. Apostle Paul urges us in 2 Corinthians 6:13, “As a fair exchange–I speak as to my children–open wide your hearts also.” Success and...

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[Column] Faith is Concentration

[Column] Faith is Concentration

What is faith? It is concentration. Faith is concentration on God and His Word (Romans 4:20). In the troubles and trials of life, we become distracted by our own thoughts and anxieties. However, when we behold our circumstances in the eyes of faith, we can see beyond our obstacles and remain composed and focused. Let us take David and Goliath for example. All the Israelites trembled before the...

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[Column] God of Jealousy

[Column] God of Jealousy

God has many names among which is jealousy: “Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”(Exodus 34:14). He described Himself as jealous God as He promulgated the first two Commandments against worshipping false gods and making idols (Exodus 20:3-5). Jealousy in this context is a holy and divine jealousy completely different from human envy. This emotion...

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