John-Michael Becker

Soccer Camp 2016 – Sweet Unity Among the Boys

On August 8 – 10, 2016, Jerusalem Ministry held our 9th annual soccer camp for 3rd – 6th grade boys from different children’s homes in Seoul. We had a total of 40 boys participate from eight different orphanages. They were divided into four teams: Manchester United (red), Manchester City (navy), Barcelona (yellow), and Real Madrid (white). Each team…

What Will Heaven Be Like?

I just finished reading the book of Revelation and decided to reread the sermon I gave a few years ago, “Longing for Heaven.” I get so excited thinking and dreaming of heaven. It’s going to be mind blowing! If you have a low view of heaven or haven’t thought of heaven much, I want to encourage you to read…

Seasons of Deeper Healing

This past year there have been a number of people I’ve been counseling through deeper healing. They are all Christians who have been walking with God for some time and have become respected leaders in our church. For some of them their ability to worship God was suddenly hindered and they found themselves suddenly frustrated…

Biking Tips for Ride Against Traffick Participants

Please look through this blog post for a brief sharing of my experience, a basic training regimen for riders, and needs and suggestions for our riders… I joined Ride Against Traffick (www.ratk.org) in 2014 (5 days across Korea) and in 2015 (4 days). I had almost zero biking experience before the first ride. I stopped…

A Teachable Heart

Recently during a trip to America I decided to read the book, “Boys Among Men” by Jonathan Abrams, which is about high school basketball players who jumped straight to the NBA. There were many success stories like Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James. And there were also many disaster stories of kids who flamed out,…

A Desire for Family (stories of my kids)

Yesterday while driving into the children’s home I noticed a young woman walking and holding hands with little Hyo, one of our 1st grade boys. Hyo had the biggest smile on his face and waved at me. Later during dinner I asked Hyo who she was and he beamed at me and said, “My mom.”…

Healing a Hardened Heart

Becoming jaded, distant, frustrated, or apathetic towards God (or towards someone you love) can be signs of a heart that is growing hard. In marriage counseling, a hardened heart can cause things like becoming critical, feeling contempt, stonewalling (being unresponsive), or flooding (losing control of emotions and becoming overwhelmed by them). Marriage counselors warn that…

Rest for Korea

This is a sermon about the hurried culture of Korea and why Korea is so restless. Koreans work ridiculous hours, study ridiculous hours, get little sleep, and Korean youth were ranked the least happy among youth according to a survey given in 30 countries. The hurried culture here is no joke and needs to be dealt…

How Do You Know He/She is the One?

At what point while dating a person will you know that he or she is the person you’re meant to marry? Every couple is different and I’ve known some that felt they knew within weeks of meeting each other and I’ve known others that needed much more time. Personally, I believe within a year a couple should…

Love Is Patient

The internet dictionary’s definition of love is: “an intense feeling or deep affection” and “to feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).” Love is a “feeling” and is connected to romance and sex. How shallow! By that definition, love is momentary, comes and goes, and is inherently selfish. When most people watch movies or…

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