Sunday, June 16, 2013

As the Children of God

June 6, 2013 Sermon Summary

Mathew 5:9

Now, I want to focus on the verse “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”When we confess and believe that Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of our sins, we become children of God. Do you remember?That’s why we have to be peacemakers because we are the children of God. Today, I believe that we have special mission here at Beppu International Baptist Church.Currently, there are conflicts and terrors occurring everywhere all around the world. There are many people who suffer from poverty.I think it can be the first step to make peace, if, with merciful and meek hearts we can build relationships together with people from other countries.Breaking the walls, building bridges and peacemaking are indeed the things that the world is looking for today. Here, we are like this, having a wonderful relationship with each other. We have been given an environment where we can send many people all over the world to spread the gospel from this church. In The Tower of Babel, God judged humans’ pride and haughtiness therefore God scattered people to different countries by confusing their language. However, with gospel as the common “language”, God is using us to make and realize peace. Are you following this calling, everyone?  Deacon Tetsuaki Endo