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"What can we offer to Jesus?"

글쓴이 : 관리자 날짜 : 2018-03-25 (일) 07:02 조회 : 204
작성일 : 2018.03.25
작성자 : Rev. K.L. Shin

Pastor’s Column by Rev. Kyung Lim Shin

            For the Bulletin of the KUMC of Metro Detroit

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

 

“What can we offer to Jesus?”

 

I remember watching this scene in a play many years ago, even though I forgot the title of the play. One prisoner, who had been a member of the Korean Mafia (organized crime), but had converted to Christianity while in jail, was trying to evangelize to another prisoner by saying, “Believe in Jesus Christ, like I do.” Then, the other prisoner replied, “Every morning I bow to the direction of my Big Boss, then kneel and ask, ‘Good morning, Big Brother, what do you want me to do today? Say the word, and it will be done.’ I have heard you greeting your Big Brother Jesus every morning, but the only thing you do is asking him to give you something. That is not the right way to wait upon your Big Brother.”

 

When we analyze our prayers, it is true that we only ask Him to give us something, so we may not be serving our Lord and Savior as attentively as the members of the Mafia serve their Big Boss. The Holy Week begins tomorrow, and I want all of us to focus on what we can offer to our Lord who had suffered so much in order to save us.

 

Jesus Christ had been torn for us, physically and spiritually. What should we tear away from us for Jesus? Shouldn’t we tear away our stubbornness, selfishness, greed, arrogance, and our hardened hearts?

 

Jesus Christ gave away everything for us, even His life. What should we give away for Him? Shouldn’t we give away money, job, position, business, honor, reputation, or pride? What are you holding onto and not offering to Him?

 

Starting tomorrow during this Holy Week, I hope all of us will offer our time to the Lord by coming out early in the morning to the altar for one week, by getting rid of our laziness. Not only offering our first hour of the day to the Lord, we should also offer our hearts and minds and our best efforts to Him.

 

All of our pastoral staff will certainly offer their best to the Lord and do their utmost for this week’s special early morning services. Rev. Se Jin Bae will deliver the sermons from Monday till Friday and Rev. Tae-Gyu Shin will lead the praises and Rev. Tae-Hong Kwon will deliver his sermon at the Good Friday noon service, and I will do my best to prepare for upcoming Saturday’s early morning service and Easter Sunday service at this church, while attending the early morning services during the week in Washington, D.C. And our pastors for English speaking ministries will also do their best during the Holy Week.

 

May all of us offer our prayers to the Lord, be enlightened by our prayers, and be restored by our prayers and repentances this week! After molded into the image of Jesus Christ, we hope to welcome the Easter morning victoriously, having the perspective of the Lamb of God!


   

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번호 작성일              제목 작성자
314 2018.06.10  One to One Discipleship Program Rev. Kyung Lim Shin
313 2018.06.10  일대일 양육 프로그램 신경림 목사
312 2018.06.03  우리교회 중등부 사역 (Kingdom Culture Ministry) 김혜진 전도사
311 2018.06.03  Our Junior High Youth Ministry (Kingdom Culture Ministry) Pastor Jane Kim
310 2018.05.27  The People of God Rev. Kyung Lim Shin
309 2018.05.27  하나님의 사람들 신경림 목사
308 2018.05.20  우리 학생들의 입교식과 순결서약식을 위한 훈련 과정 강슬기 목사
307 2018.05.20  Confirmation and Purity Class for our Youth Rev. David Kang
306 2018.05.13  Happy Mother's Day~~ Rev. K.L. Shin
305 2018.05.13  Happy Mother's Day~~ 신경림 목사
304 2018.05.06  "오늘 어린이 주일을 축하 합니다!" 송진강 목사
303 2018.05.06  Happy Children's Day! Rev. Jinny Song
302 2018.04.29  People are the only hope Rev. K.L. Shin
301 2018.04.29  사람만이 희망입니다 신경림 목사
300 2018.04.22  A lion does not need a refrigerator Rev. K.L. Shin
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