5.27.2014

Prayers of the people 16

Jesus, you love us.
You know what we need.
You know we need you.
We need your faith.
We need the Holy Spirit.

So you gave us the Holy Spirit.
So, through the Holy Spirit we find the way of the truth.
Through the Holy Spirit, we learn to trust and believe and turn to you Jesus.

May we grasp and understand the language of the Holy Spirit.
Help us listen no matter how gently or softly the Holy Spirit speaks.
May we be quiet and pay attention and listen what the Holy Spirit speaks to us.
May we understand the Holy Spirit and make the Holy Spirit comfortable living among us.
Help us to learn how the Holy Spirit is speaking to us.
Remind us of what the Holy Spirit is saying today.

Jesus, may we learn to obey you daily.
May we understand you, Jesus, the Words of God.
May we love what you love!
May we love you and serve you.
We learn to give thanks in all situations.

Now we would like to pray for our family and friends and those who ask for our prayer and those who pray for us.

Jesus, believing you, we proclaim your faith:
They are new creation in you!
They are new creation in you.
Help them to experience your healings.
Help them to understand the meaning of your story.
Help them to think your thoughts.
Help them to love you and follow you.

Thank you for protecting our families and friends.
We also pray for all those remained in our heart.
Show yourself to them even now.
Help them to live in faith, instead of fear.
Give them healings, understandings, right knowledge for their lives.
May God’s love flow through our church to the world.

Now some of us are about to teach children and youths.
Thank you for guiding us and leading us.
Touch and heal us and our minds.
Fill us with the Holy Spirit so that we may speak what Holy Spirit want to speaks and live according to your good will.
Jesus, this is your school.
This school happens when you take over and teach.
Then we will see and be amazed what you are doing with us.

So, Jesus, please take over and teach through us, in us and among us.
Guide children and guard their minds.
Help them to love you.
Help them to find hope in you.
Help them to live like you.
May we all receive your grace.
May you receive all the glory and honors and praise, because you are accomplishing all the good works here.
Thank you.
We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

5.24.2014

Prayers of the people 15

Jesus, you were God in any way, shape, or form.
But you didn’t insist that the world should worship you.
Instead, you humbled yourself.
You chose to serve.
In order to serve, you became a human.
When you became a human, you continually humbled yourself.
Then you humbled yourself in obedience to God and died a criminal's death on a cross.

Then God the Father, you jumped at his humbleness.
You highly exalted Jesus.
You made Jesus the most important person in the universe.
You ordered that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

So, Jesus, we come to worship you Jesus here today.
Because we cannot live like you, even though we know of your humbleness.
We cannot even though we know you are inviting us to live like you.
There is no good in us to do so.
But if Jesus, you live in us and live your life through us, it is possible.
If your Holy Spirit lives in us and work miracles in us, we can live like you.
So, you have to dwell in us.
You are our strength and our energy for any good in life.
Otherwise, we are no good.
So, help us, empower us, and change us so that we may live the humble life of yours.

We also pray for our friends and family and all those who pray for us and ask for our prayer.
They need you, too, Jesus.
Draw near to you.
Strengthen all of us and guide all of us to be good and kind like you.
May we all want to be with you.
May we want to be like you.
May you do good work in us and through us.
May your Spirit transform us to be good and humble, as we worship you, Jesus who is God today.
In Jesus name, amen.

5.21.2014

Call to Worship 1

Jesus was God in any way, shape, or form.
But Jesus didn’t insist that the world should worship him.
Instead, he humbled himself.
He chose to serve.
In order to serve, he became a human.
When he became a human, he continually humbled himself.
Then he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal's death on a cross.

Then God jumped at this humbleness.
Then God highly exalted Jesus.
God made Jesus the most important person in the universe.
Then God ordered that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Now let us worship this Jesus who is God.

5.14.2014

Prayers of the people 14


Jesus, you gently and humbly encourage us to follow you.
You ask us to accept our holy calling.
You ask us to respond courageously, even risking our lives.
Because in this way, we may love you and follow you

Jesus, as a family, we want to follow you.
We want to know what your plan is for our family.
How are we supposed to follow you?
How are we supposed to participate in your ministry and life?
May we understand how we may serve you.

May we also try to reconcile and forgive.
May we bless each other from deep within.
May your Spirit sustain us and strengthen us to become more and more like you.
May we learn to love and suffer with you.

Following you, we also become part of your church.
In this bigger family, may we honor you remembering your words and hope.
Even in this family, may we also understand your plan for us.
Help us to be the church where your plan and will is done.
Inspire us to have your humble conviction.
Make us realize how you love us so that we may love the same.
Make us realize your constant love and be faithful to you.
May we share your love and follow you and give our lives to you.

Jesus, now we want to pray for our family and friends, all who ask for our prayers and who pray for us.
Give them peaceful healing.
Manifest yourself to them even now.
Touch and heal them.
Fill them with your love and your spirit.

May you also lead USA and two Koreas, Russia and Turkey so that we may experience in our nations.
May we also follow you as a nation and a people, knowing what you want from us.
Give us discernment to choose right things.
Be our president, Prime minister and leader.
May your kingdom, power and your glory be understood and know in this world.
In Jesus name.
Amen.


5.12.2014

Luke 13:10-17 (2)

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Jesus frees from the law of Sabbath
Reading: Luke 13:10-17
Additional readings: Romans 14:5-12
Props: Various signs

I would like to show you some signs.
Here is the first one.
If you see this sign, what do you need to do first?
Right, you need to stop first and then you need to look around to see whether other cars are coming.
Then you can pass through.
This sign can be seen a lot on the roads.

Now let’s see the next sign.
You see this sign at some shop.
Sometimes, they close their shop time to time.
So, when they are ready for business, they put out this sign to say that they are open and ready to receive customers.

Now let’s look at this sign.
What is this saying?
It asks not to park your car here.

Now in the time of Jesus, there was a strange sign.
They put out this sign because Jesus was healing many people on everyday.
Jesus heals people even on Saturday and Sunday.

But then there were some people who thought that God didn’t work on Saturday.
So, they asked Jesus not to heal people on Saturday.
But today Jesus was coming to their meeting places.
Jesus saw their sign that said:
“No Healing Ministry on Saturday and Sunday”

Then Jesus wanted to teach them that God works everyday.
God asks people to keep this day holy many, many years ago, because God wants people rest regularly and spend their day thinking of God.
God also asks them this because God wants to give them rest one day, the real rest in heaven.
But as for God, God can work whenever God gets chances.
So, Jesus can heal people on Saturday and Sunday when God wants to use him to heal people.

So, seeing this sign, Jesus entered into their meeting place.
(3) Then he saw a lady with a cane coming into their meeting place.
She couldn't walk straight.
She was bent over like this for eighteen years.

When Jesus saw the woman, he sensed that God wanted to heal her.
Then Jesus received the power to heal the lady.
(4) So, Jesus made her back straight.

But then those who put out the sign were really mad at Jesus.
They were like:
“Don’t you see the sign?
No healing here on Saturday and Sunday.
Can't you read Jesus?
This is Saturday.
And you just healed her.
Don’t do that.
Do that in other days!”

(3) But Jesus was like:
“God is working today.
You just saw God healing this lady.
God can heal people on Saturday.
Let God do what God wants.
God gives you freedom to obey God.
You need to rest regularly.”

Jesus understood that resting before God is important.
But obedience to God is more important.
God is upgrading their old thoughts.
Then Jesus is teaching them how to rest in God.

From now on, we can find rest in Jesus Christ.
This lady just found her rest in Jesus the Christ.
Since God healed her, she can rest properly.

Also Jesus is asking them to be more compassionate.
God is compassion.
So, they should be glad when God can show God’s compassion by helping people to find rest in Jesus.

Jesus is the Sabbath.
Jesus is the king of the Sabbath.
So, God wants to help people to rest on Saturday and Sunday in Jesus.
Then the Sabbath can be found in Jesus.
People can find rest in Jesus everyday.

So, Jesus is saying:
“You need to have a new sign.
It is supposed to say:
‘God can heal people everyday.’
Let God work to free people everyday.”

Jesus is freeing people from laws.
Jesus is freeing all people to find rest in God.
Jesus is freeing people from Sabbath laws so that they can truly have rest in God.
Jesus frees us from all the laws.
Now we really have only two laws: love God and love people.

You can still rest one day per week to be refreshed and recharged.
But it is not God’s requirement any more.
God is more interested in freeing people from these regulation and laws.

Let's pray:
God, help us to do your will everyday in the power of the Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

5.09.2014

Prayers of the people 3

Jesus, you ask us:
“Who do you say that I am?”

You are the one who loves us.
You are the one who prays in us and prays for us.
You are the one who asks us to walk in faith.
You are the one who thinks we can do all things in you.
You are the one who shows us the way of holiness and love.
You are the one who shows us a selfless love.
You are the one who dies for love.

So, receive you Jesus in our heart.
Help us to follow you.
Help us to obey you.
May you help us to live understanding who you are.
May you live through us.
May we give our life to you.
May we proclaim your life.
May we be the salt and light of the world.

Yes, we have never seen you.
But we love you.
May your faith, hope and expectation in us become the fulfillment of your joy.

Jesus, now we want to pray for our family and friends, all who ask for our prayers and who pray for us, whom we name before you now in silence.

Jesus, give them peaceful healing.
Manifest yourself to them even now.

And touch and heal us.
Fill us with your love and your spirit.
We pray this in your name.
Amen.