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'Joy Together - A Gathering of those compelled by Christ'

글쓴이 : 관리자 날짜 : 2017-11-11 (토) 20:02 조회 : 36
작성일 : 2017.11.12
작성자 : Pastor Jane Kim

Pastor’s Column – by Pastor Jane Kim

            For the Bulletin of the KUMC of metro Detroit

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

 

‘Joy Together- A Gathering of those compelled by Christ’

 

Greetings!

 

Each year our church emphasizes gathering our neighbors, friends, co-workers, and even acquaintances to what we call “Joy Together”. This year, our youth will be hosting our day of fellowship and worship on November 17, for our annual Thanksgiving Potluck.

 

It’s a day we set aside each year with a mandate to bring people to our church. I never thought this was an easy task. In fact, I always had a little bit of anxiety every time we were asked to create an event to bring new people into our ministry. The anxiety came not because I was afraid of inviting a friend, but the anxiety came with the pressure of “what if they come and hate it” or “what if they come and they don’t experience Christ?” I’m sure many who have been challenged to bring people to church have had those thoughts cross their minds.

 

However, with these different pressures and burdens on my shoulder, I realized this is the feeling we must live with each day of our Christian lives. To live as a disciple of Christ we need to have this urgency and burden for our neighbors who don’t know Christ not only be brought to the physical church but to have an opportunity given to them to encounter Christ.

 

A very good friend of mine explained it in this way: Believers and non-believers come in three different groups. The first—those who are curious about Christ. The second—those who are convinced that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and the Third—those who are committed to Christ and Christianity.

 

As I serve in the Jr. High ministry, a lot of our students are eager to bring the third group of people. The committed. They say, “Pastor Jane, my friend who already goes church is the one who I’m going to ask to bring to our Joy Together Thanksgiving Potluck”. Yet when I ask them about their non-believer friends, they immediately respond with “They don’t believe, so I’m not going to ask”. It’s easy to ask someone who will say yes, but the real challenge comes to us for those who have yet the opportunity to encounter Christ.

 

As committed Christians, let’s have this urgency in ourselves to be like Jesus who left the 99 to always go after the one. Maybe that one is a friend, co-worker, or even relative who has never been asked because of our own disbelief. Like it says in Mark 9:24, “…I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”


   

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269 2017.12.10  "On the occasion of our General Assembly and Special Offering for Theological Seminaries" Rev. Jang
268 2017.12.10  "교인 총회와 특별 헌금 주일을 맞이하여" 장찬영 목사
267 2017.11.26  태국 선교 비젼 여행의 보고 드립니다 문미현 목사
266 2017.11.26  My vision trip to Thailand Rev. Moon
265 2017.11.19  추수감사절을 맞이하여 복음 전도로 감사의 마음을 표시 합시다! 강슬기 목사
264 2017.11.19  "Giving thanks through evangelism" Rev. Kang
263 2017.11.12  "그리스도의 부르심에 따라 'Joy Together' 잔치에 새 신자를 초대 합시다!" 김혜진 전도사
262 2017.11.12  'Joy Together - A Gathering of those compelled by Christ' Pastor Jane Kim
261 2017.11.05.  'Thankful for the 45th Anniversary of Our Church' Rev. Jang
260 2017.11.05.  '교회창립 45주년을 감사하며' 장찬영 목사
259 2017.10.29.  Celebrate the Hallelujah Night with us at church! Rev. Song
258 2017.10.29.  '할렐루야 밤 잔치' 에 초대 합니다. 송진강 목사
257 2017.10.22.  You are invited to a festival of God's Word! Rev. Shin
256 2017.10.22.  말씀 잔치로 초대 합니다. 신태규 목사
255 2017.10.15.  "Autumn 2017... Come and immerse yourself in praise songs" Rev. Kwon
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