Having the Strength to Share

September 29, 2008

September 20, 2008, Chungpadong, Seoul, Korea

Whether we realize it or not, we are always sharing something with other people. But what we share, will determine what we get back in our lives. If we are negative, if we curse others, if we blame others and are jealous of others, then this is what we will receive. We will receive jealousy; we will receive revenge, etc. But if we wish for others to give us smiles, we have to first give others smiles. If we wish to receive help and encouragement, we must first give encouragement and help to others. If we wish to receive grace, we must in our lives show grace and give grace as a habit. If we wish to receive forgiveness, then we must also share forgiveness with those who need it. If we wish to receive health, we must also help those who are sick.

Welcome Remarks:

Yeon Ah Nim:

Good afternoon brothers and sisters.

It has already been two months since the helicopter miracle and we are truly grateful that True Parents’ health is now rapidly getting better. I believe right now they are on the way to go to the airport to go to Alaska to deal with World Mission, so during the service today I ask you to gather your hearts in prayer for their safe return to Korea.

We are always, always honored to have you here in this sanctuary so that we can worship together, we can pray together and we can have community together, and we cannot forget our UC members that are joining with us via internet, we are also welcoming you as well. Welcome brothers and welcome sisters.

Rev. Hyung Jin Nim:

Welcome brothers and sisters!

Today, I would like to share with you from Cheong Seong Gyung page 998. Father speaks about himself, he says, “Because I knew that God was such a lonely and isolated being, I have gone forth known that my mission until the day that I die was to fulfill even a portion of God’s will and desire, to expand a foundation in at least one field and gather together those who can live for the sake of God. It is because I was born as God’s son and because I felt myself responsible for establishing His will that I have persevered until now with love. Even though I was persecuted and even though I was beaten, I endured all these without taking revenge. Even as I fought my way forward, staggering or crawling on my belly, I always thought about how to set up this tradition and bequeath it to this world.”

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Brothers and sisters, when we hear those passages we can see the type
of determination that True Father had from the very beginning. When he
was going through all the persecution and difficulty, the tribulations,
the doubts, the fear, in the beginning, he had this kind of heart,
investing himself fully and being able then to bequeath the tradition
to this world. We stand upon that amazing foundation in this new age
of liberation. We stand upon that amazing foundation that our brothers
and sisters also walk (build) with True Parents.

Brothers and sisters, it is always so important that whenever we come
to service we remember and re-connect to that type of heart. It
really is the center of what has allowed our tradition to flourish, to
become this great in this short time.

Brothers and sisters, today, as we begin service, let’s remember we are
not only here to observe service but we’re here to participate in
prayer, in song, in meditation, in words, etc. Let us truly offer this
day for the sake of all beings, all people, everywhere, especially our
Blessed Central Families all around this world and let us return this
glory back to God and True Parents.

Once again, brothers and sisters, welcome and let’s start with that right perspective in our hearts.

Welcome once again.

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Shout to the lord

September 25, 2008

My Parents my Saviour,

Lord there is none like You

All of my days, I want to praise,

The wonders of Your mighty love

My comfort, my shelter,

Tower of refuge and strength,

Let every breath, all that I am,

Never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord,

All the earth let us sing,

Power and majesty praise to the King,

Mountains bow down and the seas will roar,

At the sound of Your name

I sing for joy at the work of Your hands,

Forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand,

Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

My Parents my Saviour,

Lord there is none like You

All of my days, I want to praise,

The wonders of Your mighty love

My comfort, my shelter,

Tower of refuge and strength,

Let every breath, all that I am,

Never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord,

All the earth let us sing,

Power and majesty praise to the King,

Mountains bow down and the seas will roar,

At the sound of Your name

I sing for joy at the work of Your hands,

Forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand,

Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

Shout to the Lord,

All the earth let us sing,

Power and majesty praise to the King,

Mountains bow down and the seas will roar,

At the sound of Your name

I sing for joy at the work of Your hands,

Forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand,

Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

Nothing compares to the promise I have in You


Returning to your safe Haven

September 23, 2008

September 13, 2008, HQ Church, Seoul, Korea

In order to live the blessed life we need to make use of the safe havens. We need to build communities that have safe havens. It’s one of the lessons that I wish we can learn today, that our community, our fellowship, the home that we live in, our children, our spouse, that these relationships give us the power to succeed, that they are able to give us the strength and courage that we need, the confidence, to become truly successful in our lives.

Welcoming Remarks

Yeon Ah Nim:

Good afternoon brothers and sisters!

Today we have a beautiful afternoon and I hope, that in this beautiful Chuseok Holiday you are having a wonderful time together with your family members, brothers and sisters and people around you. We are deeply honored to have you here in this sanctuary and for those who are joining via internet we are also welcoming you as well. Welcome brothers and welcome sisters.

Hyung Jin Nim:

Welcome brothers and sisters today. I want to share with you from Cheong Song Kyong, page 547. Father says here: “Among all the good things on this earth there is nothing more precious than connecting to your original heart.

We must keep in mind that those who experience your love will have
no regrets, even if they forget about all the things of this world”.

Father here is talking about the existence of human beings in the physical and spiritual world. He is reminding us of

How valuable we are in terms of God’s light, in terms of God’s
perspective. See, God has created us to be the medium between these two
worlds and that kind of position is such a profound position. And
Father here is telling us that connecting back to our original mind,
(to) the thing that speaks with God’s love, goodness, clarity, peace of
mind etc., that connecting back to that very important source is really
such an important task in our lives. Brothers and Sisters, we want to
welcome you to this Chuseok Holiday. It’s Chuseok – Harvest Holiday!
It’s very good to see you, I didn’t think you would make it today. But
it’s good to see you all today, it really is.

Remember, we invite you not only to see our service, to observe our
service, but let’s participate in the service. We are going to have
prayer and meditation, we are going to have singing and sharing as
well. So, let us be participants today and I want to welcome you once
again. Let’s have a really wonderful service and return it back to God
and True Parents.

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We've Come To Worship You

September 17, 2008

Lord, we’ve come to worship you,

We’ve come to lay down our lives

at your feet.

We’ve come to honor you

and offer you our praise. (x4)

So our hands go up

And our hearts go out and our voices rise with a glorious shout.

We’re delighted to sacrifice

Everything, everything, everything.

So our hands go up

And our hearts go out and our voices rise with a glorious shout.

We’re delighted to sacrifice

Everything,

To honor you and offer You

To honor you and offer You

To honor you and offer You a praise

Father receive our worship,

Father receive this offering.

Lord, we agree that you are worthy,

That’s why we give you everything. (4x)

That’s why we give you everything.

That’s why we give you everything.

That’s why we give you everything.

That’s why we give you, we give you everything.

We’re delighted to sacrifice everything


Just Let Me Say

September 17, 2008

Just let me say how much I love You

Let me speak of Your mercy and grace

Just let me live in a shadow of Your beauty

Let me see You face to face

And the earth will shake as Your Word goes forth

And the heavens will tremble and fall

But let me say how much I love You

Oh my Savior, my Lord and my God

Just let me hear Your finest whispers

As You gently call my name

And let me see Your power and Your glory

Let me feel Your spirit’s flame

Let me find You in the desert

Till this sand is holy ground

And I am found completely surrendered

To You my Lord and my God

And the depth of grace, the forgiveness found

To be called a child of God

Just makes me say how much I love You

Oh my Savior, my God and Parents

Just makes me say how much I love You

Oh my Savior, my God and Parents


Having Victory in our Relationships

September 16, 2008

September 6 2008, HQ Church, Chungpadong Seoul, Korea

You know, in order to live the blessed life it is so important to have victory, to be victorious, in our relationships. And too many people don’t pay attention to the relationships that they are in or the people that they surround themselves with, and wonder why they get stuck at a certain level of victory in their life.
The people around you will determine your level of blessing and can impact your destiny. One of the keys of living the blessed life is to make the right decisions in relationships and partnerships, and to be victorious in those relationships.

Welcoming words:

Yeon Ah Nim:

Good afternoon, brothers and sisters (“Good afternoon!”)
It is the first worship service of September and we are really blessed today to have a beautiful weather and great company with us. We are always honored to have you here in this sanctuary and for those who are joining with us via internet, we are welcoming you as well. Welcome brothers and welcome sisters.

Hyung Jin Nim:

Welcome brothers and sisters! You may notice something happened up on the front altar. We will continue to improve that. This is of course temporary but by next week it will be more complete.

Brothers and sisters, today we’re going to look at Cheon Seong Gyeong,
page 991, and here Father is talking about establishing heavenly life
through attendance. In section 2 Father says, “God is not a fantasy or
a conceptual God, nor is He an abstract God. With His leadership in our
daily life He is always with us as the master of our daily
circumstances. He does not just receive attendance but He’s living
together with us by sharing love.”

Father is in effect telling us that many times, walking in our life of
faith, we may feel like we’re alone. We may feel many times that there
is nobody around that understands us or supports us. But what he is
telling us is that God is always with us, walking with us, sharing our
circumstances, being with us through them. And He is helping us, trying
to reach in within, and to understand that we have the potential, the
strength, the character to be able to overcome circumstances, to be
able to thrive and to succeed despite our circumstances.

Here Father is really pointing us to understand that God is not an
abstract being in a different place, but here with us in our daily
lives, wishing for us, hoping for us, cheering us on, to try to be the
best that we can be.

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This is my Father's World

September 11, 2008

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears

All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise,

The morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise.

This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought

Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget

That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.

This is my Father’s world: why should my heart be sad?

The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!

God reigns; let the earth be glad!

This is my Father’s world: He shines in all that’s fair;

In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;

He speaks to me everywhere.

In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;

He speaks to me everywhere.