Author Archives: Mitch Kim

Faithful to His Promise (Luke 1:39–56)

Is blessing simply material? We sit down to a scrumptious meal in a warm home with wonderful people and declare, “We are so blessed.” But what if the meal isn’t great, the home is cold, and the people are…just okay? … Continue reading

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Undeserved Promise (Luke 1:26-38)

Christmas nativities are often sentimental, focusing on cooing babies and mooing cows in a picture perfect stable, but the first Christmas was actual far from picture perfect. Yet Christmas is more subversive than sentimental. The birth of a King in … Continue reading

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Waiting and Advent

Waiting is inefficient…and profoundly counter-cultural. Why get something tomorrow when we can get it today? One click on the computer can bring something to our doorstep in an hour. No need to fight for parking, wait in line, or even … Continue reading

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Doubt and Promise (Luke 1:5-25)

Advent is here! Once again we celebrate the story of God bringing about a monumental step forward in his grand rescue plan for humanity by sending his Son to become a man, Jesus. Everything was about to change! A new … Continue reading

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A Youth Pastor’s Manifesto for Thanksgiving

The bible commands us to be thankful, and not just once a year. I’m reminded of Psalm 107, that starts with, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For his steadfast love endures forever!” I’m a youth … Continue reading

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Sacrifice of Thanksgiving (Psalm 50:14–15)

This Sunday, we will open the mic to give you an opportunity to express your thankfulness to God for what He is doing. But what if you don’t know what to say? A few years ago, one of my girls … Continue reading

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Remembering

Memory makes a people. When I was a child I remember my father trotting out a thick book in Korean and saying with grave solemnity, “Boys, this is your family.” As the oldest son of an oldest son, my father … Continue reading

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