2018年01月12日

The insurance that guarantees Peace

The year of 2018 has come. Many of us choose our new year’s resolution. Every year, I also do the same. “For this year, I will challenge this, learn that, or reduce certain kilograms of my body weight, etc.”

However, because we are human, we would never know what would happen tomorrow. It would be nice if everything goes well as we plan, yet for many times, things do not go as we hope for. There are hopes and dreams, yet we also have to be prepared for the worst situation. Losing a job, becoming ill, involved in tragedy, or in the worst case is death.

When something happened to you, your families and friends may help you. Yet, no one can take over to be you. Furthermore, no one can take over your responsibilities, at the very end. When something happens to you, who would you depend on? Will you try to cheer yourself up? But, don’t you feel some sort of insecurity?

I have my “insurance”, so I am peaceful. The insurance I am talking about is not something that you can purchase at any of those insurance companies. My insurance is the Bible. Or I can say it is the insurance in the name of Jesus Christ. If you receive this insurance, you could stay peaceful even whatever happens to you tomorrow. Why? Because, this insurance policy promises some guarantees. Here are some guarantees;

・ All those necessary things will be provided. (Matthew 6:33)
・ There is no temptation that you cannot bear. When you are tempted, you will be provided with the way out. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
・ Even under any anxieties, you will be provided with the peace of God. (Philippians 4:6-7)
・ Even under any difficulties, things will work for good. (Romans 8:28)
・ You will have eternal life, and will not be condemned. (John 5:24)

One wonderful point about this insurance is that there is no monthly insurance premium to pay. It is given to you for free of charge. There is no time-consuming application procedure, nor any renewal charges. Why don’t you take a second look at this insurance. I will guarantee you that you will have a wonderful year of 2018.

Youth Pastor Kenshiro Goto
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2018年01月06日

189回2018年1月のメッセージ「安心保証付きの保険」音声で聴く。

「安心保証付きの保険」

2018年を迎えました。お正月には、一年の計画を立てる人も多いと思います。私も毎年、立てています。「今年は○○に挑戦しよう。○○を学ぼう。体重を○kg減らそう」等です。

ただ、私たちは人間ですから、明日どうなるのかということは誰にも分かりません。物事が願い通りに進めばいいですが、大抵そうならないのが現実であり、お互いの知るところです。夢や希望を胸に抱きつつ、最悪の事態もどこかで想定しなければなりません。仕事を失う、病気にかかる、災害に巻き込まれる、最悪の場合は死…等です。

何か起こった時、家族や友だちは助けてくれるかもしれません。しかし、誰も「あなた」と代わることはできません。まして、最後の最後まで責任を取ることはできないのです。いざという時、あなたは誰を頼りに問題を乗り越えますか。自分を叱咤激励しますか。健康な時はそれで良いかもしれません。しかし、それではどこか心もとないと思われませんか。

私は「保険」に入っているので、安心です。保険と言っても、どこかの保険会社のものではありません。それは聖書という保険です。イエス・キリストという名の保険とも言えます。

この保険に加入されるなら、明日何が起こっても安心することができます。なぜでしょう?というのは、特典があるからです。以下に、そのごく一部を紹介しましょう。

・生活に必要な物は全て備えられ、与えられる(マタイ6:33)
・耐えられない試練はない。ピンチの時にも脱出の道が与えられる(Tコリント10:13)
・試練のただ中で、平安(揺るがない安心感)が与えられる(ピリピ4:6-7)
・どんな不幸に見舞われても、最終的にはそれが益となる(ローマ8:28)
・たとえ死んでも、天国に受け入れられ、永遠の命が与えられる(ヨハネ5:24)

この保険の素晴らしい特徴は、月々の料金が全くの無料ということです!面倒な手続きも、更新料も一切かかりません。あなたも保険を見直してみませんか…?2018年が間違いなく素晴らしい年になることを保証します。


伝道師 後藤献四郎 
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2017年12月02日

If there were no Christmas

Not because I am a pastor, but if there were no Christmas, the world would be much dimmer. There would be no Jingle Bells, no White Christmas, no singing of the Silent Night, or no Christmas presents. There would be no pretty illuminations, no Hallelujah Choirs, no parties, no Christmas cakes. It would be such a dim year ending. However, that is not the ultimate loss. The true loss is the loss of salvation given by Jesus Christ who is the hero of the Christmas;

1. We would lose the way of winning the victory over death, which is the greatest fear of mankind,
2. There would be no forgiveness at the Judgement Day by God after our death,
3. The absolute and true value of ourselves would not be provided by anyone,
4. There would be no relief from our fears or loneliness,
5. There would be no peace of mind during our time in troubles.

We would lose all those wonderful things Jesus Christ had done for us. So, when we think of it, we can see how important the salvation given through the birth of Christ was. And that salvation was even given us for free. Listen to the words of Christ,
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12, NIV)”

I pray for you that you would visit a church on one of Sundays in the month of December where Christmas is celebrated, and receive this wonderful joy for yourselves.

Senior Pastor Masao Nakanishi

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