We apologize that due to unfortunate circumstances we will be cancelling tomorrow’s online service. We will resume our Online Service as regularly scheduled next week. We encourage you to rewatch a previous Online Service as believe God never stops speaking to us, even through the same sermon! Thank you for your understanding and we will see you next week!
이번주 주일은 부득이한 사정으로 온라인 예배를 취소합니다. 다음주 주일부터는 온라인예배가 예정대로 재개되니 양해 부탁드립니다. 지난 온라인 예배 영상을 통해 들었던 같은 설교를 통해서도 하나님께서 우리에게 말씀하실 것을 믿습니다. 이해해 주셔서 감사합니다. 다음주에 뵙겠습니다!
Also, let us pray for the violent riots and looting that are happening all over the US. Let us pray for the protection of the innocent. Let us pray that people will act in "righteous anger" not fleshly bitterness. This is not a black vs. white thing but about people of all races and color standing together against racism and hate and fighting together for significant reforms.
I can only believe and be thankful that God led our church coming into January 2020 to focus on seeking His face and prayer because He has prepared us and wants us to seek His face and pray for such a time as this. (2 Chronicles 7:14; Matthew 6:33)
The following is the verse that was most quoted by the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
Amos 5:24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
- Pastor Jimmy Lee
Hello Joyful City,
Currently, there is a movement on social media called "Black Out Tuesday" where people are posting a picture of the color black to encourage people to pause and reflect on the state of the US, racial equality and the need for justice.
In like kind, we are posting this picture of the color black to encourage you to not only pause and reflect, but to please PAUSE AND PRAY as we love our neighbors by coming before our Almighty ABBA on their behalf. Let us pray:
- For our black brothers and sisters. For victims of racial injustice and hate. For their voices to be heard. For their vindication. For their healing. For their thirst for justice, equality, protection and safety to be quenched.
- For tremendous, significant change in the system and culture of the US and all around the world as it relates to fighting racial prejudice and hate.
- For freedom and justice fighters of all kinds, all races, and all backgrounds to rise up to do whatever we can to contribute to this new, rising, and much needed global movement.
- For our leaders to act justly, swiftly, by the hand and wisdom of God and in the Fear Of The Lord.
- For repentance and awakening of the oppressors and those who are deceived and/or unknowingly are acting/speaking counterproductively to the urgent need of justice, acknowledgement and change.
- For justice. For healing. For reconciliation. For redemption.
- For God's children to PRAY AND.
(Cont'd in next post)
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Hello Joyful City! Bless you on this first day of the month of June! Can you believe it's June already?
THE LORD BLESS YOU
Please know that we are praying for you today to set the tone for the rest of this month! We pray that it will be a great month full of grace, love, hope and breakthroughs! May you be closer to Jesus this month than last and be filled with His love like never before.
Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV) The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
민수기 6:24-26 (RNKSV) 24 ‘주님께서 당신들에게 복을 주시고, 당신들을 지켜 주시며,
25 주님께서 당신들을 밝은 얼굴로 대하시고, 당신들에게 은혜를 베푸시며,
26 주님께서 당신들을 고이 보시어서, 당신들에게 평화를 주시기를 빕니다.’
CALL TO PRAYER
We also call you on you to pray this month like never before! We've been hearing great testimonies of how people are spending more time with God through prayer thanks to our Sunday Messages on The Lord's Prayer! We hope the messages have been helping you too as well as challenging and inspiring you to pray since you are so important and ABBA Father has made your prayers powerful.
As never before in our lifetime, the world needs your words, your actions, and most of all, your prayers. The world needs you to "PRAY AND" like Jesus.
The reason is because YOU can speak to the King of Kings on behalf of all those around you and for all that you see happening in front of you...
Because The King is your ABBA Father and you are His beloved child...
When God’s children pray, ABBA Father answers!
The truth that God loves us can be everything we need in order to be happy, joyful, fulfilled and content right now. His love can satisfy the deepest hunger and fill the greatest voids in our lives. It is a matter of choosing God and surrendering our hearts and lives to His love.
Choose God over everything. Choose His kingdom over all.
에베소서 1:22-23 (RNKSV) 22 하나님께서는 만물을 그리스도의 발 아래 굴복시키시고, 그분을 만물 위에 교회의 머리로 삼으셨습니다. 23 교회는 그리스도의 몸이요, 만물 안에서 만물을 충만케 하시는 분의 충만함입니다.
Ephesians 1:22-23 (ESV) 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 2 3which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Living in God’s grace is to live in God’s kingdom! God's Kingdom is not about works of our flesh, but the work of Jesus. His work produces His fruit through us. By grace, know that you are loved, accepted, chosen, and forgiven by God. You have a great destiny and it is by God's grace!
로마서 14:17 하나님의 나라는 먹는 일과 마시는 일이 아니라, 성령 안에서 누리는 의와 평화와 기쁨입니다.
Romans 14:17 (ESV) For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 14:17 (TPT) For the kingdom of God is not a matter of rules about food and drink, but is in the realm of the Holy Spirit, filled with righteousness, peace, and joy.
It only takes a spark to get a fire a going and even a small fire that can consume an entire forest. A moment with God is like that spark. A moment with God can change everything.
A moment with God is so pleasing to God and His good pleasure can consume us to the point where: instead of being consumed with the things of this world, we are consumed by Him!
# TOMORROW OUR SERVICE WILL BE ONLINE ONLY
Our worship service (2/23) tomorrow will be ONLINE! Again, we will not be having service at Covenant Hall, but our service will be completely online this Sunday! We will be streaming for our Joyful City Church YOUTUBE channel!
# WHY WE ARE GOING ONLINE THIS SUNDAY
During these past couple of days the Corona19 Virus situation has heightened in general. In particular, there are reports that members of the 신천지 cult have been directed this weekend to attend other churches in order to spread the virus and offset focus on themselves as they’ve become the focal point of the recent spike of confirmed cases.
In an effort to not only put the safety and well-being of our members & children first, but also to help give everyone some peace of mind without the worry of exposure in a group setting this Sunday, we have decided to host our service this Sunday completely online.
As well, by doing our service online this Sunday, we are able to include members/families of our church who have recently been unable to come to services due to precaution.
We believe that despite all that is happening, God can meet us and speak to us wherever we are, and though we are not together physically, we are still together in one spirit as a church! Join us online with your family and friends this Sunday as we continue to seek first the kingdom of God with great expectation together!
You are God's one thing! God had everything, and yet having everything was not enough if He didn’t have you.
- Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- 로마서 5:8 그러나 우리가 아직 죄인이었을 때에, 그리스도께서 우리를 위하여 죽으셨습니다. 이리하여 하나님께서는 우리들에 대한 자기의 사랑을 실증하셨습니다.
What is your "one thing"?
PSALM 27:4 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
시편 27:4 주님, 나에게 단 하나의 소원이 있습니다. 나는 오직 그 하나만 구하겠습니다. 그것은 한평생 주님의 집에 살면서 주님의 자비로우신 모습을 보는 것과, 성전에서 주님과 의논하면서 살아가는 것입니다.
Listen to the sermon: https://bit.ly/37eJL9C
뉴질랜드 크라이스트처치를 위하여 함께 기도 부탁드립니다.
I'm very sad and upset to hear of the terrible events that took place in New Zealand. To all of our friends in New Zealand, we grieve with you that such a thing could happen in your country. But, I have found New Zealand to be quite beautiful, not only in landscape, but in the spirit of its people, which is why I know NZ will shine and overcome even in such dark times.
As Christians, such times as these are our opportunity to shine the light of Christ and show love and compassion towards our neighbors regardless of what religion they are. Jesus came and died for ALL to know that He is our Savior and Lord. The Bible says that it is God's kindness that leads to repentance (Romans 2:4). Therefore, it is right for us to do what we can to express and show the love of Christ in kindness in whatever form we are able.
With this in mind, I'd like to ask all of our Joyful City Church family to lift up in prayer the city of Christchurch and the great nation of New Zealand. Let us pray for healing and comfort. Let's pray for the Believers that are in New Zealand to be used by God mightily. As well, as a church, we have friends and former members of Joyful City in New Zealand. We thank God that they are safe and that these events didn't happen in their vicinity. But nonetheless, let us continue to pray for their safety and the safety of all their family and friends.
Pastor Jimmy Lee
We have just been informed that due to unforeseen delays in renovation we will not be able to have service at the new location this Sunday, March 3rd. Instead, we will hosting an online service at 1pm!
I wanted to share with you in some more detail about how and why we made this decision. Late last night (Thursday night) I was found out that the worship hall that we would be using for our Sunday Service will not be completed. The main thing is that they cannot put in the flooring by this Sunday. The floor as it is now creates a lot of dust when you walk on it. As well, there has been a lot of painting happening yesterday and today.
After I got the news last night, I started to pray about what we should do.
I then visited the new location today and drove around searching for options and talking to different people about the situation. But, after I had visited last night I had a headache and felt dizzy from the fumes, and then today after visiting again, I had the same thing happen.
So after prayer, talking with other leaders who are involved, and feeling that the dust and fumes are still too strong and having been affected by it myself, I believe it is in the best interest of everyone that we do not hold service this week in the new location.
Instead, we will be hosting another online service through YouTube at 1pm this Sunday!
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Also, we could really use your help in getting the word out! So please let all your friends and family know about this change!
Thank you very much,
Pastor Jimmy Lee
This is a friendly reminder that our special online service is tomorrow!
To join the service go to: youtube.com/joyfulcity.
Or, in your YouTube app find our channel by searching for “Joyful City Church."
We will start the stream early around 1055am and the service will officially start at 1100am at our normal service time!
See you there tomorrow!
안녕하세요, 조이풀 시티 여러분! 새해복 많이 받으세요!
당신의 새해가 멋진 한 해가 될 수 있도록 저희가 기도하고 있는 것 아시죠? 하나님께서 당신을 위해 2019년에 멋진 일들을 준비해 두셨다고 믿어요. 어떠한 상황에서도 “~보다 하나님은 위대하십니다.” 하나님은 그 어떤 것보다 가장 위대하십니다. 그리고 당신 편이에요!
이제 2018년을 떠나보내고 2019년에 하나님이 해주실 더 대단한 일들을 받아들일 차례입니다! 사랑합니다. 주님께서 당신에게 가장 좋은 것을 주실 것입니다!
- PJ목사님 & 자두사모님
Hey Joyful City! Happy New Year!
We want you to know we are praying for your new year to be awesome! We believe God has greater things for you in 2019! No matter what, “God is greater than...” He is greater than anything and everything and He is on your side!
It’s time to let go of 2018 and let God do greater things in your life in 2019! We love you and we are believing for God’s best for you!
- Pastor Jimmy & Jadu35
다가오는 저희의 특별한 ‘크리스마스 워십 선데이’에 간단한 드레스 코드가 있습니다! 드레스 코드는 빨강, 초록, 검정 그리고 흰색이고요, 이 색깔 중에서 어떤 색깔이든 골라 입으실 수 있습니다!
한가지 색이나 두가지 색, 또는 모든 색깔을 활용하셔서 자유롭게 입으셔도 됩니다! 캐주얼 하게 입으시거나 멋지게 차려 입으셔도 되니 여러분께서 원하시는 대로 드레스 코드의 색깔이 들어가게 입고 와 주세요! (PJ목사님께서는 아마도 올블랙으로 입고 오실거예요, 어떻게 생각하나요??)
크리스마스 워십 선데이는 12월 23일 주일입니다! 크리스마스 워십 선데이 엄청 기대됩니다! 너무 좋은 시간이 될것 같아요! 여러분 그날 봬요!
For our upcoming special “Christmas Worship Sunday’ we are going to have a simple dress code! The dress code will be to wear any of these colors: Red, Green, Black and White!
You can wear any combination of these colors! All one color, two colors, all four colors! Doesn’t matter! And you can dress casual or dress-up. Up to you! Just come dressed in these colors! (Our guess is that PJ will come all in black, what do you think?)
Our Christmas Worship Sunday is going to be on Sunday, Dec 23rd and there will be a Christmas Potluck Party afterwards! It’s gonna be awesome! See you there!
When we feel stuck waiting for something, there are many lies that can bombard us and shake us. Lies like: there’s something wrong with you, you’ve done something wrong, you are not doing enough, you are not enough, God has rejected you, God is ignoring you, God doesn’t love you, etc.
But if you believe in Jesus and find yourself waiting on God, there are greater truths to waiting that can set you free! The truth is that: the real reason you are waiting is...all because of Jesus. You are waiting because Jesus loves you, has chosen you, and has died and risen again for you. Ephesians says that we have been born again through faith in Christ to do “good works” that God has prepared in advanced for us. “Good works” means great destinies, plans, and blessings God has for you to walk and live in. It’s already ready!
So why the wait? The wait is for you. God is not keeping things from you, but keeping things for you. Everything you are going through is to prepare you for what you’ve been praying for! God uses the process of waiting to change you and get you ready to use the blessing and not be used by the blessing, to own the blessing and not be owned by the blessing, to master the blessing and not be mastered by it.
All because Jesus wants to be your first and only. He is jealous for your heart. God knows you can only ever find true, everlasting purpose and satisfaction in Him - because that’s how He made you - and so He to takes you through the process of waiting for what you want, to bring you to what you really need. He uses the process of waiting to awaken the deepest, truest desire of your soul, and that is Jesus! Not only does God give the blessing in the end, but we get the greatest blessing in the process, GOD HIMSELF.
Hey Joyful City! We enlisted the help of some "friends" to send you a Happy Chuseok! ("Friends", get it? Like, Kakao "Friends"? haha)
May your Chuseok be filled with all joy and gladness as you spend time with family, friends, or even just getting some alone time! We hope you know how much Jesus loves you and that His Presence is with you ALWAYS! May you be greatly blessed more and more as God moves you forward to the next level!
Believing God's best for you always,
Pastor Jimmy & Jadu35