Prayer

July 23, 2010

July 11, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan,  Seoul Korea

Main Sermon:

We’re very happy all of you are here. Today, I’d like to talk with you about prayer, the practice of prayer.

First, let’s look at some of the world’s scriptures. We are going to look at I Thessalonians 5:17, representing Christianity—very short, but very powerful. Let’s read together: “Pray constantly.” Beautiful. It is very real—pray constantly, the idea of constant prayer—every day we can have a prayerful heart. From Islam: this is from the Koran, the 7th Surahic verse [007.055], “Call on your Lord with humility and in private.” Aju. From the Hindu tradition, these are the words of Gandhi; let’s read this together: “It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without heart.” Aju.

Now, we will dive into our first core scripture. This is from Matthew 6:56. We will begin our delving into [our topic for today] prayer. Let’s read together: “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners, to be seen by men. I tell you the truth; they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is unseen. Then your Father who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Aju. As you all know, these are the famous verses and chapters in Matthew where Jesus also talks about the Beatitudes; he talks about fasting and all different portions of the spiritual life—and he has this one section on prayer. (And this is also reflected in the gospel of Luke, where we see two mentions of this section on prayer.) Read the rest of this entry »


Rev. Hyung Jin Moon’s Sermon Report about trip to Brazil

July 20, 2010

July 4, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan,  Seoul Korea

Welcoming Remarks:

Yeon-ah nim:

Good afternoon, brothers and sisters! Welcome to the Headquarters of the Unification Church! It is really good to see you all. Yesterday the 120-days “True Parents Workshop” has ended. As True Parents gave us the textbooks of their words, let us all inherit their true words and their true love to all humanity. Aju!

Hyung-jin nim:

Good afternoon, brothers and sisters! Let us manifest the Principle first: Give and Receive Action – Four Position Foundation – May I inherit the True Love of God! Aju!

Today’s Cheon Seong Gyeong is 331. Father speaks: “God’s Love is stronger than the sun. When the sun rises in the morning, the buds of the plants turn towards the sun. Likewise God’s Love is the source of life, the source of our original mind and the core source of ideal elements.”

Brothers and sisters, these are such powerful words. We are reminded that God’s Love is like the sun. Everything grows and leans and reaches for that warmth and light.

We were in Brazil recently and we are so inspired and thankful for our incredible brothers and sisters in Brazil. They are really amazing brothers and sisters of faith. Through many different circumstances we are all leaning towards the light, the truth and the sun. I want to give a big round of encouragement to our brothers and sisters in Brazil who probably are joining us via internet. (Applause) We love you brothers and sisters!

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Special Sermon by Rev. Lee Jae-Seok – “Let us Establish True Parent’s Status”

July 9, 2010

June 27, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Video message by Hyung-jin nim:

Good afternoon brothers and sisters. We’re here at Incheon Airport. We’re heading to Brazil by True Parent’s request. We’ll be there for a couple of days but we’ll be back next week. This weekend we have Rev. Lee Jae-seok who will be speaking. He is one of the earliest members, one of the 36 couples, a real senior member here of the Korean Church and we’re very delighted that he’s able to speak to us all today, and really coming back to the centre which is True Parents. Brothers and sisters, we’ll be back next week but we’re praying for you all and we hope you all have a victorious week this week. We’ll see you next week brothers and sisters. Bye-bye.

Short Introduction of Rev Lee, Jae-Seok:

Joined in: 1956

36-Blessed Couple

Former President of the Korean Unification Church

Minister for about 10 years

Very active in Religious Interfaith Activities

Author of several books

Honorary Professor at Sun Moon University in the Dept of Theology

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Moving Towards the Light

July 5, 2010

June  20, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Welcoming Remarks

Yeon-ah nim:

Good afternoon, brothers and sisters.  Good afternoon.  Welcome to the headquarters of the Unification Church.  It is really, really great to see you all.  Today we sincerely hope and pray that, through this service, we can rejuvenate our daily life and we can return our praise and thanks to our Heavenly Father.  We know that we love True Parents with all our hearts and we truly, truly believe in them.  Aju.

Hyung-jin nim:

Good afternoon, everybody.  We have brothers and sisters from everywhere today.  We have many brothers and sisters from Japan, I believe.  Let’s give our brothers and sisters from Japan a very warm welcome.

We are practicing something now.  Usually it is said “Hallelujah” and then “Amen”.  “Hallelujah” basically means “Praise the Lord” and “Amen” means “truth” in Hebrew.  We have all learned a bit of Korean, and this is the Fatherland, so we have understood the word “Aju”.  “Aju” means “My Lord” in Chinese characters.  Instead of “Amen”, in the Unification Church, we say “Aju” because every time we hear something very powerful, then we proclaim and we lift up God.  When we do that, it does not matter what country we are from because this portion we can all understand – that we all say “Aju”.

Before then, we have been practicing saying “Na-e junim”, which basically explains what “Aju” means.  “Na-e junim” means my Lord or praising the Lord, and then we say “Aju” which means “My Lord”, lifting up God again.  So, even though we are from different countries, on that point, we can know, and we can all say and lift up God.  Let’s try that one time, “Na-e junim” (“Na-e ju nim”).  One more time, “Na-e junim” (”Na-e junim”).  That’s exactly the point.

Let’s start by manifesting the Principle: give and receive action; four position foundation; may I inherit the true love of God.  Aju.

Today, we read from the Cheon Seong Gyeong, page 604. Father says, “We know of the existence of the spirit world.  It is more certain than this world.  What kind of a world is it?  It is one in which everything is possible as long as it is acceptable in God’s plan.”

Brothers and sisters, we know the reality of the spirit world and we also know that the great spirits and the saints and sages of the past are looking down on True Parents, helping the providence, and also protecting our brothers and sisters all over the world.  Let’s give it up one time for all our brothers and sisters in the spirit world.

Today we want to meet a very special family.  Every week we have the chance to meet wonderful families, our Blessed families that are really living the life of faith; fighting the good fight of faith on the ground, in the real world; such wonderful people.  Today we are going to meet Miyajima-san and Jo-jipsa nim.  Let’s take a look at this video.

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