【Report of GBC worship in Kanagawa 】
November 18 Sunday
Open from 5:30
Worship from 5:45pm-7:30pm
The members of GBC Chiba,Saitama, Kanagawa
and also there were new people, kids and even babies attended
It was a total of 23 that joined the worship!!
This time the worship wats about “worship”
How your heart should be when worshiping God.
Please read the following message of Pastor RIE
and check your heart
❤️Message by Pastor RIE❤️
What is a worship for?
I often hear people say after attending worship services,
“ I was blessed today. It was a good worship service.”
People that are sick
attend worship services wanting to be healed.
People that are in difficult financial situations
want to be blessed by attending worship services.
Is that real worship?
That is a worship
wanting to receive from God
That is not worship
Because worship is a time
that we dedicate ourselves to God
A worship is not something that we attend
to gain something from God
that is not a way to get close to God
We seek God
To attend to solve problems
is not a worship
「And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.」
Hebrews 11:6 NIV
「Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.」
James 4:8 NIV
Sin, What is sin of this age?
It is not believing in Jesus
We expect to have problems solved saying
“ God please take care of our problems”
But that is not a worship
people become worried because they do not believe in Jesus
The sin in these days are
「That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.」
James 1:7-8 NIV
You worry about the problem
because you doubt in God
That is double-minded
that is why the problem is not solved
When you trust in God
and thank God all the time
and worship God
Whoever seeks God
will be rewarded
Do not seek for solving the problem
but come close to God and seek God
then the problem will be solved
What does God want us to do the most?
It is to have a heart of trust
「Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”」
John 4:23-24 NIV
Did you come to worship thinking
what shall I gain?
How shall I be blessed?
What knowledge shall I gain?
God seeks for people
that dedicate worship
What does it mean to dedicate?
It means for you ‘to bring’
Worship is not something
you attend ‘to take back’
But something you attend to dedicate to God
I once met a person that said
they don’t like to sing praises to God
That person had problems
and so that person was attending worship services
at all kinds of churches
to get the problem solved
But that will be doubt and not worship
and it will be double-minded
Everyone has problems
When we ask
“God, please solve the problem.
give us the answer.”
And attend worship services
「“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”」
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
‘Put your burden down and seek God’
It says to learn from me
When we put our burden down
and come in the presence of God
Opening up ourselves
Saying God I came to see you
come into the presence of God just as you are
and dedicate yourself
God fills us in everything
「He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.」
2 Chronicles 20:15 NIV
We say that we believe in Jesus
But are making the problem ‘our own battle’
By going to all kinds of churches
only to solve our problems
Will I be able to keep up with my job?
Will I be able to raise my family?
What will my future be?
Will I be healed?
Will I be able to pay my bills?
We are making all these problems
our own battle
We are to make all these problems
the battle of God
God will solve all our problems
so there is no need to be worried!
I entrust my worries to God!!
This battle is the Lords!!
By declaring this
We bring victory