Feb 05 2017 Sermon by Pastor John Park

Today’s sermon was so impressive to me. These days I’ve closed my eyes and ears to God but this message was clearly saying something, so I’d like to write it down to engrave into my brain.

Romans 12:1-2

1. Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of Gods mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship.
그러므로 형제들아 내가 하나님의 모든 자비하심으로 너희를 권하노니 너희 몸을 하나님이 기뻐하시는 거룩한 산 제물로 드리라 이는 너희가 드릴 영적 예배니라
2. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.
너희는 이 세대를 본받지 말고 오직 마음을 새롭게 함으로 변화를 받아 하나님의 선하시고 기뻐하시고 온전하신 뜻이 무엇인지 분별하도록 하라

I had not think more about the theme of the year in our church, ‘Renewal’. I thought it is for form’s sake when new year comes. However, today I recognised the true meaning of it.

Last year theme was ‘Rest’. Rest and Renewal is different, as charging the battery and changing to a new battery is different. The pastor thankfully made really good analogy to help us understand.

So ‘Renewal’ means we should totally change our mindset, like we update our OS from window 98 to window XP to ….windows 8.

It is not about avoiding world.but
Pursuits. Transform. Love to do what we ought to do… Love holiness. Sanctification of ourselves.

Not just dipping myself to the truth,
But we should pickle, marinate, submerge our minds into holiness.

Because sin offering, is already done by Jesus,
Now we need thanks offering.
You are holy, so live what you are. We are all holy.

Prayer is the greatest expression of our dependence to God.

This transformation cannot be done by our own will, but by the ministry of holy spirit.

Be meek. 
Be hungry.
Psalm  139:23-24.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts!
24 And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting!





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