Key verse Philippians 4:8
34th Anniversary of Osaka International Church. The role of Pastoral Assistants is explained based on Biblical references and in light of the ministry and organization of OIC.
As Christians we need to know who we are in Christ. This truth strengthens us and reassures us. Then from that position we reach out in love to those around us.
Jesus shared nuggets of gold for his followers in the last part of the Sermon on the Plain. The greatest of which is to build our spiritual house on him and his teaching.
While the Missouri farmer prepares his soil before he plants, the sower that Jesus talked about sowed his seed in all types of soil. We are the soil and we allow the Lord to change our lives; to take out the stones, thorns and hard places.
If following Jesus Christ is our number one priority, we will reach more and more people in Osaka and beyond.
It is good to work hard to serve God and our neighbor. But first, we need to sit at the feet of Jesus and learn the ways of love.
When you face the Goliaths in your life, remember that the battle is the Lord’s.
This year, let’s open the eyes of our hearts wide to see Jesus and to let His light in.
As the new year begins, let us continue to check our spiritual health in all areas.
When you die, you can’t take it with you, but you can send it on ahead.
The way of humility is to abandon pride, personal ambition, and self-centered living and to commit ourselves completely to serving the Lord and loving others. Let’s choose the way of humility and become bold in loving our neighbor and in serving God and His Kingdom.
Be wise managers of what you have in order to prepare eternal dwellings.
As we follow Jesus and trust in Him, we become like Him and the image of God becomes more visible in our lives.
By the power and leading of the Holy Spirit, let’s choose to be holy, because God is holy, not just in words, but in our whole lifestyle. When we do this, then people will see; and they will want to join in and praise God with us.
Whatever the spiritual stage you are in, make it your goal to imitate Christ and lead others to do the same.
Having a daily quiet time with God is essential to your spiritual growth.
We are God’s first fruits by His choosing, even though we are not worthy. If we truly realize that, then we would want to give thanks, love, and obey Him in response.