May 21, 2020 (Thu.)
The Missionary Who Defeats the Forces of Darkness – an Innate Condition
Genesis 3:4~5 │ But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #384 All the Way My Savior Leads Me (Unified Hymn #434)
From a young age, you must strive to be deeply rooted in the Gospel because your incorrect imprints, roots, and nature can destroy your entire life. Imprints, roots, and nature influence people because these qualities are innately passed down from their ancestors into their family line. How must you raise the posterity who will become future missionaries and overcome the darkness in the field and church?
1. The Time Schedule of Experiencing the Gospel
Explaining the Gospel using visual aids is beneficial for children who are illiterate. This method helps because it assists them interpret situations through the Gospel. You must make this opportunity to experience the Gospel on a deeper level as you do forum with children’s parents and ministers. The key is to have a time schedule to experience Christ(Gospel) who is the unique answer to man’s fundamental problem of Genesis 3.
2. Make Your Weaknesses into Your Platform and Your Strengths into Your Lever
Everyone has weaknesses and strengths. If you make your spiritual problems; weaknesses; and scars(trauma) as your platform, even your weaknesses will become blessings. Although they may be small, if you’re able to improve and expand your talents to be used for world evangelization, how greater and worthier of a life can you have?
Today is the last opportunity for the next generation and yourself to experience the Gospel because today may be the time schedule when delaying is no longer an option. If today is an eternal opportunity to continue God’s grace for your lifetime, you shouldn’t make any other choice than choosing the Gospel.
[Covenantal Prayer] Dear God, please guide me to live as a missionary who triumphs over the darkness of myself and the posterity. In Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen.
Pre-School / Kindergarten Parents, Teachers, and Ministers’ Retreat, Lecture 1 / January 3, 2020
[Deep Questions] Q. What Do You See?
“I lost my eyesight merely six weeks after being born.
It was my fate for this to happen. I continued living my life being unable to see. However,
I didn’t have any resentment.
I was rather thankful for my disability.”
Someone asked her a question.
“Fanny, don’t you want to see?”
She replied just the way she had always replied.
“Well...the positive of being blind is that the very first face I’ll get to see is Jesus’.”
Among the 10,000 hymns she had written throughout her lifetime, twenty-three of them were incorporated in the Bible as part of the hymnal. Today is the time to engrave Fanny Crosby’s confessions in your heart.