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28 Sep: A Spirit Filled Community

There’s a lot of biting and devouring going on these days. Turmoil and strife seem to overrun the news headlines. Add a pandemic into the mix and it feels like this cocktail of anxiety is the choice drink that many are imbibing. Chaos has a way of bringing out the worst in us, especially when the threat of resources drying up hits close to home. Self-preservation is often our first instinct when any sort of peril comes our way and Cain’s dispiriting retort of “…am I my brother’s keeper” seems to be the sign of the times. It’s a chilling question to ask ourselves and it’s a question that threads through much of scripture.

man and woman holding hands on street

23 Feb: Stay Engaged

As the world continues to worry about the spread of the COVID-19 virus among other existing worries such as climate change, government corruption, economic stability, etc. the Bible tells us – commands us – to focus on Truth that is beyond what we see. Rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances. We worry because of what is unknown to us and the lack of control we have against potential harm and too often we forget about our God to whom nothing is unknown.

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07 Oct: Gospel Hospitality

I just returned back to Seoul from attending class in Los Angeles. A few days before I left Seoul for LA, my initial housing arrangements fell through. I couldn’t find a hotel or air bnb that was close enough for me to use. In a last minute scramble (during which I had one of those ‘God help me out!’ prayers), I was able to get connected to a fellow Jubilee member’s extended family who lived near my school’s campus. I had never met this family, and there was little reason for them to offer my hospitality. I would have been happy with a couch to crash on.