Manmin News 4 Testimonies No. 164 December 20, 2009 Manmin News during every Daniel Prayer only on God. Making a positive to one million won (about 1,000 Meeting. When he praised God confession of faith, he faithfully US dollars). This was all the result playing the guitar, he felt like he attended the Daniel Prayer of walking in the right path and was in heaven. The designated Meetings. keeping Dr. Jaerock Lee’s advice seats for the performers near the “It didn’t matter if God blessed in mind. front also became very precious me or not. I considered my And he was also faithful with to him. As he prayed with all his God-given duty as all the more other God-given duties in the heart and strength, his faith grew precious, and relied only on God.” church as well. When he received No. 164 December 20, 2009 Fifteen Years of Playing the The Extraordinary Miracles That Occurred through Guitar Was a Blessing to Me Paul’s Handkerchief Continues Even Today! Elder Changsu Yoon (Senior Board Director, Seoul Central Insurance of Shinhan Life) stronger. This helped him to easily It was only by the grace of financial blessings from God, he overcome the trials that he faced God that he could ful¿ll his God- joyfully planted mission offerings from time to time. given duties without wavering and construction offerings. Then Tw o y e a r s a f t e r h e b e g a n for the last 15 years. After seeing God blessed him to be able to give playing the guitar for the church, his faith and deeds, God blessed two million won (about 2,000 US his restaurant made a big profit. him with a new workplace. He dollars) as monthly tithes and he He expanded his business, but began to work as an insurance was promoted to Senior Board he soon had to shut down his planner for an insurance company. Director of the Seoul Central restaurant during the Korean Being an introvert by nature, Insurance of Shinhan Life. financial crisis of 1997. He only he wasn’t very eloquent. But This year he was blessed to had a f ew hundred thousand from the very beginning, he had be ordained as an elder. As he won (a couple hundred dollars high sales figures. Thanks to an began to change, his family also in US currency) in hand. But he unchanging life of prayer, he was came to be evangelized. “All Pastor Taesik Gil is praying for the spiritual revival in Pakistan and for the healing of diseases with the handkerchief at the handkerchief meeting held in Lahore, Pakistan offered all of them as construction always filled with the Spirit, and of this was by the grace of the Around 8:45 p.m., a man is hand. She was Deaconess Junghee offering. He often felt weary and one day, he even made a profit Lord and the teachings and love Last December 4, the mission team and Mirpur Khas at the request disease. At the handkerchief meeting Manmin members also receive prayer who cannot receive Dr. Jaerock walking toward the front of the Park. She introduced Manmin exhausted in his heart. However, of ten million won. The amount of the shepherd.” He confesses, to Pakistan including the Speaker of Pakistani members. When the held in Lahore, about 14 thousand on their handkerchiefs and are using Lee’s prayer directly. Manmin sanctuary of Manmin Central Central Church to him. Standing despite his difficult situation, he of monthly tithes increased “From now on, as an elder, I wish Pastor Taeshik Gil ministering Speaker, Pastor Taesik Gil prayed people attended to receive prayer. them for the sick or in emergencies. members are gaining spiritual faith Church. Those who attend the at the dead-end of his life, he didn’t depend on the world, but from 3 hundred thousand won to love church even more, and at the Daejeon Manmin Church with the handkerchief, a paralytic In September of 1999, since Until today, many pastors have led after experiencing the power of the Daniel Prayer Meetings every wanted to rely on God. He wanted diligently ful¿lled his duty at the to 4 hundred thousand ones, to 5 run passionately toward New in South Korea came back after who came carried on a chair stood Pastor Gil led a healing meeting handkerchief meetings in countries handkerchief prayer. The works of night can always see him here, to hear the gospel she told him. Daniel Prayer Meeting relying hundred thousand won, and ¿nally Jerusalem.” leading several pastor’s seminars and up and walked, and those who had in Pakistan with the handkerchief such as the USA, Russia, Germany, power through the handkerchief that exactly at the same time every The message of Dr. Jaerock Lee handkerchief meetings for 19 days. pains throughout their whole body, upon which Dr. Jaerock Lee prayed, Peru, Kenya, DR Congo, India, give us God’s answer, blessings, day. He is Elder Changsu Yoon, was strong enough to transform Pakistan has been suffering from chest, and shoulder, and problems in the handkerchief meetings have the Philippines, Mongolia, China, solutions to problems, and healing of who has been playing the guitar his life. Day by day, he began to terrorist attacks from armed groups the stomach, kidney, esophagus, and continued to be held in Pakistan. In Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and diseases will continue. And, we will for 15 years during Daniel Prayer Meetings. ¿nd the meaning of life. Whenever he could, he bought sermon tapes “I Couldn’t Hear I experienced a miracle. I could clearly hear people since the government forces attacked Taliban’s stronghold located in the liver were healed. Also, there were people who received healing from 1999, when Pastor Gil prayed with the handkerchief after delivering the more. These meetings are being held at the request of domestic or experience these miracles according to how much we show deeds of faith W h e n E l d e r Yo o n w a s a at the book store and listened to talking! It was so astonishing. teenager, he wandered quite a bit because of his family problems. them, and after work, he came straight to church and prayed. His But I Can Hear Well Now” At the medical check-up at the hospital, my right ear north-west border area in the middle of last October. Particularly, shopping districts in major cities, and military asthma and women’s diseases. There was another member who testified to the recovery of eyesight. At the message, amazing things happened; demons left, the mute came to speak, overseas branch church members before we receive the prayer. the blind came to see, and arthritis He went ventured out into the hand stopped trembling, and he Senior Deaconess Yeonjung Go (1-7 Parish, 3-2 Women’s Mission) was 20(dB), and normal! I world at an early age and made was cured of his alcoholism. He praise God, who doesn’t even and police facilities have often been targets for terrorists. However, the handkerchief meeting held in Mirpur Khas, a member named Saerenas, was healed. The Bible records that when handkerchiefs or aprons were Let Us Know! all kinds of efforts to survive. even quit smoking. “What, what’s happening to protected by God. As I looked remember our transgressions as mission team held pastor’s seminars who was listening to the message carried from the apostle Paul’s body But even though he worked very By the recommendation of my ear?” back at myself, I was reminded far as the east is from the west, and handkerchief meetings in Lahore, for an hour via cell phone in a place Your Information Can Manmin News covers news to the sick, diseases were healed and hard in his workplace, he couldn’t President Boknim Lee (Manmin On the morning of August of this past: I remember feeling when we repent with all our Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Karachi, Gojra 1,000km away was healed of heart evil spirits went out (Acts 19:11-12). Become an Article! happening in all corners ¿nd the true meaning of life. As a Prayer Center), he started playing 26, 2009, my ear was ringing uncomf ortable when I was hearts. of the church. The newspaper’s duty is to serve church members music lover, he always carried a the guitar during Daniel Prayer and I couldn’t hear well. I demoted to sub-district leader, as a guide to facilitate their church life, and to stay close to them. guitar by his side for comfort. But Meetings in 1995. At that time, thought it would be OK the after becoming district leader, I Anyone who has newsworthy information that can be shared with even that didn’t ¿ll the void in his he was running a restaurant next day, but it didn’t get better. complained rather than rejoicing the Manmin community can contact Manmin News. The staff at heart. specializing in breaded cutlet. He After an examination at the in all circumstances, and I also Manmin News will try their best to cover the story. Manmin News “How should I live?” could make ends meet only when otolaryngology, I was diagnosed repented for the time I had an is always with you! The only pleasure he had in his he worked until late at night. But with sudden hearing difficulty abortion before I met Christ, life was drinking after work. Most because of his God-given duty, he of the right ear. The doctor when I didn’t know any better. At 11 a.m. on December 7, the was aimed at building a new sense of Mrs. Hwasuk Chang, head of the Guides to Presenting an Article of his paycheck was spent on began to close his restaurant early. recommended that I visit a Last August 28, I went to Festival for the Unity of the Young family and society. In the ¿rst part of Ilsan Branch of Love-sharing Welfare and the Elderly was held at the Jung- the program, Rev. Dr. Esther Chung, Center, made a progress report. And What Information to Provide drinking. Since he felt his duty before God bigger hospital. Senior Pastor Dr. Jaerock Lee gu Assembly Hall under the auspice Former President of Seoul Women’s during the third part of the event, - Recruiting announcements from missions or organizations “At that time, I drank strong was more precious than anything “Why is this happening to before Friday all-night of the Love-sharing Welfare Center University and Vice Chairperson there was a dance performance by of the church (including branch churches) alcohol every day for 10 years. else, he did not hesitate to do. me? What if I can’t hear for the service and received - Events held by departments or missions of the church Finally, I became an alcoholic. My Sometimes Elder Yoon felt rest of my life?” his prayer. He prayed, and with the support of the Elderly of the United Holiness Church of Arts Dance Team, a special praise (including branch churches) face turned dark and my hands overwhelmingly tired and thought, I had an assurance that I “Father, please forgive People’s Association of Jung-gu Jesus Christ gave a message which by the Sound of Light Chorus, and a - Touching stories or testimonies of your own, or of members trembled.” “I wish I could take a rest today.” would be healed if I repented this daughter of her Office of Seoul. Our church made stressed, “Let us not limit ourselves performance of Korean folk medley who you know well He had already become a wretch But every time he changed his and received prayer. I tried to sins and transgressions a special cooperation in this event. according to our age; with a heart by the Saerem Korean Traditional - Broadcasting or report of Manmin-related news covered by the at a young age. In 1994, when he mind by thinking, “No, I must find the area of my life that and quickly heal her!” Hosted by Mr. Jong-geun Wang, and mind of youth, let us rather try to Performance Team, the three of local media, press, the Internet, and or other broadcasting companies was totally exhausted with his life, not!” Then he experienced God prevented me from being fully The following morning, former anchor for KBS (Korean become more positive and share our which belong to Performing Arts How to Provide the Information someone handed out a hopeful filling him with the Holy Spirit Broadcasting System), this event love with others in society.” During Committee of Manmin Central - Let us know who, what, when, where, and how something happened. the second part Church. 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Dr. Esther Chung (second row in the middle) is preaching at the Festival www.manmintv.org www.manminseminary.org www.wcdn.org urimbook.net for the Unity of the Young and the Elderly, the Performing Arts Team t h e o p e n i n g Second Women’s United Mission of performing, and leaders of the Second United Women’s Mission ushering. remarks, and our church ushered the event. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: email@example.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: email@example.com 2 Word of Life No. 164 December 20, 2009 Manmin News 3 Good News No. 164 December 20, 2009 Manmin News Worship is the act of praising God and giving Him glory. Worship is a time of or whispering with the person sitting next to you, or worrying about your family or Five Convenient Ways to Listening having a heart of gratitude and love and showing respect to the God who creates and cultivates man. When we worship God in spirit and truth, we can restore the lost Spiritual Worship work while the sermon is being preached, then that is also an act of disrespect before God as well. Being drowsy or sleeping during worship time falls under the same to the Senior Pastor’s Sermons image of God and our will prosper, which “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship category. For those who want to hear a speci¿c sermon again, or those who missed a sermon 1 is accompanied with a blessing where in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). everything else in our lives prospers as 3) We should never participate in because they couldn’t attend the service, we introduce ¿ve ways to listen to the Senior Pastor Dr. Jaerock Lee’s sermons. well and we are in good health. So exactly worship after drinking or smoking. We hope that all Manmin members can bear abundant fruit both in spirit and in Àesh through the Word of God. how do we give “spiritual worship”? God will not reprimand a new believer because he isn’t able to quit drinking or smoking right away. However, one must ARS (Automated Response System) on the Phone never participate in worship after drinking Beginning on September 4, the English-speaking people all serving in the military. And or smoking. Even when we go to meet 1994, the ARS was installed for over the world, and the prayer many Manmin members listen If you look at Genesis 4:3-5, God the President, we would never meet him You can listen to Dr. Jaerock Lee’s 3-minute sermons and church members to hear sermons for the sick, 3-minute sermon and to sermons through the ARS and accepted Abel’s blood sacrifice of the while red in the face from drinking, would receive his prayers via phone. and receive prayer anytime and day-starting prayer are always receive strength before starting first-born lamb and oil, but He did not we? Then we should all the more worship For Korean service, anywhere. This service was available for everyone who needs a new day. Many have used accept Cain’s sacrifice of crops from the the almighty God without partaking in you can call 82-2-830-5320 and connect to day-starting prayer (Ex. 10), available by the thanksgiving it (1-770-554-5679). this system to receive prayer field. God did not discriminate the two drinking or smoking. prayer for driving (Ex. 20), 3-minute sermon (Ex. 30), prayer for the sick offering of Elder Ilgon Cho who The amount of calls to the after sudden disasters such as (Ex. 40), day-closing prayer (Ex. 70), and to praising song (Ex. 50 or 60). offerings because of the different types was thankful for the healing of ARS is increasing every year. car accidents and burns, and of the offering. God did not accept Cain’s 4) We should refrain from deterring For English service, his daughter’s chronic tympanitis. The number of calls that come experienced the works of God. offering because God does not accept the worship atmosphere. in the United States and Canada, you can call 8779-MANMIN (626646) Senior Pastor Dr. Jaerock Lee At that time, the ARS was through the ARS averages about The system also serves as a ¿rst offering that is offered in the wrong way, If a baby cries or a child is very noisy in toll-free or 770-554-5679, and in other countries you can call 1-770- epoch-breaking technology and a 700 per day. The prayer for the aid kit in the home for those who 554-5679. While calling for English service, press 1 for 3-minute sermon, or that is offered according to man’s own during worship, and we leave them popular communication system. sick is the most popular, followed experience high blood pressure, press 2 for prayer for the sick, and press 3 for the day-starting prayer. thoughts, methods, or ways. up to worship God once on Sundays. with our actions and material offerings. alone, then we are hindering the worship. Even today, it is still a helpful by day-staring prayer, and the cerebral hemorrhage, fractures, For the prayer for the sick, in the French and Chinese service, you can On the contrary, when you offer up Coming to church for Sunday worship is So someone who worships in spirit and Therefore this is an act of disrespect and convenient system that 3-minute sermon. The 3-minute cold, stomach disorders, fever, call 82-2-830-5320 and press 42 or 43 respectively. (French and Chinese to God spiritual worship—the kind of a continuation of our life of worshipping truth will not behave in a rude or impolite toward God. It is the same case if we allows people to listen to Senior sermon is giving much grace to and sudden pains, because they services will begin from 2010). worship that God is pleased with—He God; therefore we must act according manner before God during worship. And chew gum or get up and walk out during Pastor’s sermons and receive his members living in rural, secluded can receive prayer via phone How to use the service will not only accept the worship, but to God’s Word on a daily basis and then I will share with you several things to worship. Even if someone doesn’t believe prayer at any time they need it. villages where internet access at any time. Also, there are 1. Pick up your phone and dial 1-770-554-5679. He will bless you, and even answer the come out to worship God with faith. take caution in order to give true, spiritual in God and joins in the worship, he or she I n 19 9 4 , t h e A R S s y s t e m is unavailable, and to members overflowing testimonies from 2. After the dial tone, you will hear instructions. desires of your heart. When David’s son, That is why Romans 12:1 says, worship before God. should respectfully show his etiquette in began with 8 lines, but due to members who received prayer 3. Press the number of service you want, following the instructions. 2 3 Solomon, became king, he had his people “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the the least. Wearing a hat or t-shirt, workout an increase of members’ use, in through the ARS before taking gather together, and offered a thousand mercies of God, to present your bodies 1) Yo u m u s t n e v e r b e l a t e f o r attire, or slippers to worship is a form 2003, the lines were increased exams or making business burnt offerings before God. This pleased a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to worship. of being discourteous to God, so if at all to 12, thanks to the offering contracts and experienced God’s God’s heart, and He answered Solomon God, which is your spiritual service of Worship is an act of acknowledging possible, we should dress formally for Downloading Sermons Video and Text Files made by the members of the help. Through the ARS, anyone by giving him not only knowledge and worship.” So we must strive with all our God’s spiritual authority, even though we worship. However, there are exceptional If you visit the Men’s Mission who were born in can use this sermon and prayer through MP3 Files wisdom that he had asked for, but also hearts and minds to live a life that reÀects cannot see God with our eyes. Therefore cases where people need to come to church’s website and 1970. As of 2009, 20 lines have service whenever and wherever At our church’s website riches and honor he had not asked for so our love for God on a daily basis. This is when we act according to His laws church straight from work, or they are in a click “WORD OF been installed (Narae Internet they need it. (www.manmin.org), you that there was no one like Solomon before, what pleases God. and regulations, we are showing our circumstance where they must wear a hat, LIFE” on the menu bar, Ltd), which means 20 people can download sermons and none like him after (1 Kings 3:3~15; 2 acknowledgment in our hearts. So being so we must not judge anyone in cases like you can view a plethora of sermons can connect to the system at into MP3 files. You can Chronicles 1:1~13). late for worship—for no matter what these. and the text as well. The sermons the same time. And in case of download sermons preached during Worship is an expression of how much reason—is being disrespectful toward So when we humbly try to keep these from Sunday morning services, an emergency during a time of of¿cial worship services, devotional we love God, so depending on how God. Worship time is a time we promised things in mind as we worship God in services, and revival meetings. Sunday evening services, and Friday high call volume, the church sincerely and earnestly we prepare for “Worshiping in spirit” means to worship to come before God, so we should arrive spirit and in truth, God will bless us with Yo u c a n a l s o d o w n l o a d t h e m e All-night services are updated on established another line (82-2- worship, how zealously we desire to hear God from the center of our hearts while in time to calm and prepare our hearts for His answers and blessings. With the fire sermons, and lecture sermons, and a weekly basis. So you can listen 152, exchange 3200, 7000) God’s word, and with how much love we taking in the words of the 66 books of worship with prayer. pillar of the Holy Spirit, and angels and weekly Bible verses. The sermons to and read the new sermons so that members who praise Him, the aroma of our worship is the Bible as nourishment for the heart, heavenly hosts, God will watch over us are updated every week so you can during the week. In addition, the need the “prayer for the different, and this determines the measure with guidance and fullness of the Holy 2) During worship, we should strive and bless us to be prosperous in whatever listen to new sermons each week. video and text files for the weekly sick” can receive it at any of how much God accepts our worship. Spirit. “Worshipping in truth” means to focus on listening to the Word of we do for the rest of the week. Especially, the 194 lectures on sermons are updated in 6 different time. In addition, in 2006, When we have a sincere heart for worship, to worship God first with the correct God. the book of Job recently became l a n g u a g e s; E n g l i s h , J a p a n e s e , the same ARS service was our actions will reflect that sincerity. understanding of God, and out of our The person standing on God’s holy available for downloading. In Chinese (simplified, traditional), installed in the United States for God is not pleased when someone lives love for Him, to worship Him sincerely altar to deliver God’s Word is like a guide To read this sermon in more detail, visit addition, you can also download Dr. French, Spanish and Russian. The Monday through Saturday according to his with all of our hearts and bodies with that leads His sheep toward Heaven. So our website (www. manmin. org) and click Jaerock Lee’s prayers; day-starting church website in different languages own will and ways, and then just shows joy and thanksgiving, prayer and praise, daydreaming, or gazing at other things, on “sermon.” prayer, prayer for the sick, prayer for are: www.manmin.org/english, driving, and day-closing prayer. And ja panese, chinese(simplif ied), A Testimony of the Grace Received Through the ARS you can download English sermons Tchinese(traditional), french, spanish, The New Manmin Calendar for the Year 2010 Has Arrived! at www.manmintv.org/mp3/en/mp3. russian. And for English service, you asp. “ARS (Automated Response System) Was My Channel can watch various sermons in VOD at www.manmintv.org/EN/Preach/ On Sunday, December 13, new Sermon. calendars for the year 2010 began to of Dialogue with God During My Military Service.” 5 be distributed to members through 4 parish leaders and guidance pastors. Two years ago, I joined the Marine Corps and was assigned to a base in Establishing GCN- The size of the new calendar is Manmin TV Baeknyeong Island. Leading a military life in the north-end island on the West 38cm x 57cm, with 13 pages. The Purchasing Cassette Sea of South Korea was very demanding. So listening to the 3-minute sermons Receiver or IPTV new calendar captures pictures of gave me much comfort and strength. I wasn’t allowed to carry an audio cassette Tapes, MP3 Files and CDs major church events so members (Internet Protocol player, so I listened to sermons through the ARS. I listened to the messages every can remember the grace of God Television) week, and held onto them in my mind, and through this, I was able to overcome A t t h e c h u r c h ’s during the previous year. Brother Seungchul Song the demanding military life I had to lead. bookstore, you can buy It takes more than 5 hours to get from Baeknyeong Island to Incheon (city next to Seoul) by ship. So we sermon series such as the Yo u c a n a l s o w a t c h couldn’t even go on vacation when the weather condition was bad. This is about experience I had on the day “Message of the Cross”, sermon programs Manmin News I was able to go home for vacation. On the day I was supposed to go on vacation, I was on a night shift until the “Measure of Faith”, and the through satellite TV by installing the The Confession of Faith 2 a.m., and a strong-wind warning was announced. I received prayer through the ARS and fell asleep with lectures on the book of Revelation GCN-Manmin TV receiver or IPTV. Published by Manmin Central Church a comfortable heart. The following morning, the weather was unbelievably ¿ne so I could go on vacation on cassette tapes or MP3 ¿les. Each Through IPTV you can watch various 1. Manmin Central Church believes that the Bible is God-breathed Word that Christ, His Second Advent, the Millennium, and the eternal heaven. 235-3 Guro-3dong, Guro-gu, Seoul, Korea (postal code 152-848) as scheduled. Like this, I was able to overcome dif¿culties with faith by receiving prayer through the ARS. week, the bookstore prepares new TV programs on the internet. With a is perfect and flawless. 5. Members of Manmin Central Church confess their faith through “The 2. Manmin Central Church believes in the unity and the work of God the Apostles’ Creed” each time they come together and believe in its content Tel: 82-2-818-7047 Fax: 82-2-818-7048 And whenever I received prayer through the ARS, everything always fell into its rightful place. I was sermons on cassette, and they are simple use of the remote control, you Trinity: God the Holy Father, God the Holy Son, and God the Holy Spirit. verbatim. http://www.manmin.org/english thankful that I could listen to sermons and receive prayer through the ARS, even though I couldn’t listen to also available on CDs upon your cannot only watch GCN-Manmin 3. Manmin Central Church believes that we are forgiven of our sins only by “[God] Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things.”(Acts 17:25) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ. “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven the sermons and receive the Senior Pastor’s prayers ¿rsthand. I was discharged from military service last order. For English sermon, you can TV live, but also enjoy the VODs of Publisher: Dr. Jaerock Lee 4. Manmin Central Church believes in the resurrection and ascension of Jesus that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”(Acts 4:12) July. The experiences I had in the military gave me stronger faith, so I am now able to lead a more earnest order the bookstore to make CDs of previously broadcast programs at any Managing Editor: Geumsun Vin life of faith. MP3 ¿les. time you want.