Thursday, December 30, 2010

Not for Sale Conference - Seoul, South Korea Jan 28-30, 2011

Not for Sale Conference with David Batstone

Onnuri Community Church (Seobinggo Campus)

Friday January 28 :: 7pm in Kyeong Chan Hall (5th Floor)

Saturday January 29 :: 7pm in Kyeong Chan Hall (5th Floor)

Sunday January 30 :: 11:30am in Dogok Campus (Main Auditorium)

Sunday January 30 :: 4:00pm in Seobinggo Campus (Main Sanctuary)


Help bring an end to human trafficking!

Join us we hear from David Batstone (author of the book Not for Sale). He'll be sharing about the current situation of modern day slavery and human trafficking and what we can do to help stop it.

Admission is FREE but we will be taking a love offering at the conference.

"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8

Speaker: David Batstone

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! May all the nations know the reason for this miraculous season. Praying for peace on earth.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Places to Give This Christmas

Onnuri English Ministry (OEM) is seeking to change how we give during Christmas. Instead of spending a lot of money on things we don't need to get gifts for people who don't need them, we'd love to see the Church begin giving generously to those in need. I would love to see a revolution in the Church today concerning the way we give and care for those in need - being Christ to them. Here are just a few places you can give this Christmas that will make a difference in the lives of many:

1. Not for Sale (A group dedicated to ending modern day slavery and human trafficking).  There are more than 30 million people who are enslaved today (most of them are young women and children). Help bring freedom to someone today.

2. Barnabas Trading in Partnership with World Vision. $10 will help give warm boots to a child in Mongolia while at the same time, help provide a job to someone in North Korea. A great way to help two countries in need and a great way to help get your children involved in helping the lives of other children around the world.

3. Voice of Martyrs (Serving the Persecuted Church). Giving to Voice of Martyrs will help bring much needed aid and support for believers who are undergoing great suffering and persecution for their faith.

4. Compassion International (Releasing children from poverty, in Jesus name). A well respected children's ministry serving the poor and helping to restore hopes, dreams and a brighter future for youth around the world.

5. Christian Alliance of Orphans. This ministry serves orphans and helps with adoption and foster care around the world. A more than worthy cause to invest into.   

Let's change how we give during the Christmas season and help bring about a change in the life of someone today. It's time for a revolution in the Church today and that revolution begins with you.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

OEM Staff Retreat 2010

Our very hard working staff had a great time at our staff retreat. I'm thankful for the wonderful team that God has placed in OEM :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just the Guys

Thankful for the partnership and friendship with the guys on our staff. From L to R [JC, me, Isaac, Mike and Hermann]

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Anniversary

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord." (Proverbs 18:22 ESV). Thankful for God's favor upon my life :) Happy Anniversary to my one and only :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Proverbs 17:17

Thanks Sam and Jodie for stopping by to visit today. The friendship and support you've offered to me over the years have meant so much. A friend in need is truly a friend indeed. Sam - you are a huge brother but a gentle child in your heart. Thanks for weeping for the times when I weep. Thanks for rejoicing the times that I rejoice. And thanks Sam and Jodie for always laughing at my jokes - you guys make me feel like I'm funny when I'm with you :) "A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity." (Proverbs 17:17)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Good News of Judgment Day (Revelation 15:1-8)

10th Anniversary of CGNTV

Congrats to CGNTV for celebrating 10 years of media ministry to the nations. Within 10 short years, CGNTV (Christian Global Network Television) has impacted millions of lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in over 150+ nations around the world.

Not only is it bringing the Gospel to unreached places of the world, it has also been a source of great strength and encouragement to missionaries and believers through its services and programming. With thanksgiving and prayer, knowing that greater things are yet to come!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Prayer Support. Life Support

"For the pastors and missionaries in your life, your prayer support is their life support. It's warfare. Pray for them daily :)"

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Holy Fire Mikey

One of our church members at OEM has a breakdancing ministry. Check out the video and be amazed.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

What Not to Say When Someone Is Grieving

An excellent article filled with wisdom. I wish everyone could read this article here.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Revelation Resources

As promised, here are some resources that I've been using to prepare for this series on Revelation that we've been going through on Sundays.

Revelation Studies
General Studies

Monday, July 05, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

10 Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles

For those in the Los Angeles area, I'd love to encourage you to attend and support the 10th Anniversary Gala of ARM (Advanced Research for Mayopathies) this coming Sunday June 27th at the Marriott Hotel in LAX.

This is to help fund the cure for HIBM (Hereditary Inclusion Body Mayopathy), which is a progressive and debilitating muscle wasting disorder caused by a gene defect. If effects those between the ages of 20-40 years old and typically leads to total disability within 10-15 years.

My friend Kam has this condition and I would be grateful for your prayers, giving and support to help fund a cure of this as soon as possible. Thanks so much.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Audio Books

I love books. I enjoy reading them, listening to them (and Lord willing some day writing them!). Though I had audio books on CD before (and even MP3), my interest in audio books increased much more after iTunes started selling them in their own format (M4B). A big reason for this increased interest was because of their "book mark" feature that let's me pick up where I left off in my listening. It was frustrating to listen to hours or chapters of a book, only to have to "figure out" on the CD or MP3 where I left off before.

Another site that also sells Christian audio books in the M4B format is What's awesome about this site is that they give away a free audio book per month (and often it's an excellent book - past books offered were: Desiring God by John Piper, Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards). And most books are available in three download formats (MP3, M4B and WMA). It's definitely worth getting, especially since it's free; and listening to great books while driving or commuting or traveling is a great way to redeem that time. Enjoy and happy listening!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

How Douglas Moo Would "Tweet" the Doctrine of Justification

NT scholar Douglas Moo's concise definition of the doctrine of justification:
The Bible pictures all human beings as defendants in a courtroom: a courtroom in which God is the judge and our sins constitute the evidence against us. The judge weighs the evidence and finds every single one of us guilty of sin and announces that we, therefore, must be condemned. The marvellous news of justification is that God has himself provided for us the means of escaping that condemnation: by responding to his gracious initiative in faith, we become joined with Christ, who died for us and was raised for us. We become joined to Christ, who takes on himself the penalty for our sin and covers us with the ‘righteousness’ that we need to reverse the verdict of condemnation and receive the verdict of ‘justified’, ‘right’ with God. And because we have been joined to Christ, the holy one, and have in that union received the gift of God’s powerful holy Spirit, we, who have been justified, also find our lives transformed so that we love God and neighbour.
 This was taken from Justin Taylor's blog.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I created a couple of new archive sites for memory verses (now in ESV: English Standard Version) and for sermons (with handouts and MP3 downloads).  The memory verses follow the Living Life Devotional texts chosen for each month. You can find them in the links below:

Memory Verses (ESV) here.

Sermons Archives here.

Monday, April 05, 2010

How He Loves Us

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
So Heaven meets earth like sloppy wet kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way ...

He love us ... O how He loves us ...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Good Friday Service

If you're in Seoul and would like to honor the death of Christ together with other English speaking believers, please join us for our annual joint English ministries Good Friday service this Friday at 7:30pm. This is sponsored by AIM (Association of International Ministries) of Korea and it will be held at Onnuri Community Church (at our Seobinggo campus) in the main sanctuary. For more information and directions, visit our website here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

ESV Bible Reading Podcasts

I made mention of a couple of podcasts in my sermon this past weekend and wanted to provide the links to those here. The first is called "ESV: Everyday in the Word" which follows the M'Cheyne Bible Reading Plan (the same as our Living Life devotional Bible reading plan). It goes through four Bible passages a day and at the end of the year, you would have read through the whole Old Testament once and the whole New Testament and book of Psalms twice.

The second podcast I mentioned is called "ESV: You've Got the Time". This divides the whole New Testament into 40 segments, with each segment approximately 30 minutes long. Through it, you can go through the whole New Testament in just 40 days! Give it a try. Both of these podcasts provide a great tool for Bible intake during devotions or daily commutes. Enjoy!

How Sermons Work

I found a free e-book recently on preaching called "How Sermons Work". It's by David P. Murray who is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. It provides a good concise overview of some of the basics of sermon prep that the young preacher might find very useful. I'm always on the look out for new preaching resources and wanted to pass this on to you as well.

Monday, March 22, 2010

OEM's New Website

Our church recently launched a new website! Check it out :) And you can join our Facebook page here. Let us know if you have any suggestions for our website. Thanks visiting and thanks for your support.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Great Opportunity to Bless Japan with the Gospel

My friend and brother Michael Oh will be preaching for both campuses of OEM next Sunday (March 21). He is president and founder of Christ Bible Seminary in Nagoya, Japan (and was also a speaker for a Desiring God Conference last year).  Several of our OEM members had the privilege of serving with him on a short-term mission trip last year and see first hand the evangelism and discipleship that is happening in that area.

Michael and his team have an awesome opportunity to bring the gospel to the heart of Nagoya through their seminary and church by purchasing a building in downtown Nagoya. We will be taking a love offering this Sunday at our services to help support this great opportunity in furthering the Gospel in Japan.

Please prayerfully come prepared this weekend to give generously to this Kingdom cause. If you are unable to attend our services this weekend, you can give here. Thank you in advance - for God loves a cheerful giver.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

OEM Yangjae is now OEM Dogok!

OEM Yangjae (our 11:30am Sunday morning service) has officially moved to Dogok. We will still be meeting at the same time for services and our afternoon service remains the same at Seobinggo. Please make note and visit soon. The adult services are in the main auditorium and the youth and childrens services are in building A.

Friday, February 05, 2010