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Get Your Feet Wet

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Joshua 1:1-3 (NIV)
1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide:
2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.
3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.
Getting Our Feet Wet Brings the Miracle

Joshua 3:5-8 (NIV)
5 Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”
6 Joshua said to the priests, “Take up the ark of the covenant and pass on ahead of the people.” So they took it up and went ahead of them.
7 And the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses.
8 Tell the priestswho carry the ark of the covenant: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.’”

12 Now then, choose twelve menfrom the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe.
13 And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.”

15 Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge,
16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
17 The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.

Getting Our Feet Wet Gets Us Closer to Jesus

Matthew 14:22-34 (NIV)
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.
23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,
24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him
36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

Getting Our Feet Wet Makes Us Righteous

John 13:4-9 (NIV)
4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

How Can I Get My Feet Wet?

Get a Dream and Starting Praying For it

Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Don’t Worry, Pray!

Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Stay Close To Jesus

1 John 1:9 (NIV)
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

We Are Called

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(Ephesians 1:3-4 NKJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (4) just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

My calling

(Isaiah 42:6 NKJV) I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles,

(called – OT – 800 times and NT – 225 times)

1.God chooses to choose people

a. A King: David’s story:

(1 Samuel 16:6-13 Voice) When they came, he noticed the eldest son, Eliab.
Samuel (to himself): Surely this is the one the Eternal One will anoint. Eternal One (to Samuel): (7) Take no notice of his looks or his height. He is not the one, for the Eternal One does not pay attention to what humans value. Humans only care about the external appearance, but the Eternal considers the inner character. (8) Jesse called his son Abinadab and brought him to Samuel. Samuel looked at him. Samuel: The Eternal has not chosen him either. (9) Then Jesse brought his son Shammah in front of Samuel. Samuel: The Eternal has not chosen him either. (10) Jesse walked seven of his sons in front of Samuel, and each time, Samuel refused them because the Eternal One had chosen none of them. Samuel (to Jesse): (11) Are all your sons here?
Jesse: All but the youngest. He is off keeping the sheep. Samuel: Send for him, and bring him here. We will not sit down until he arrives. (12) Jesse sent for the youngest son, David, and he came in front of Samuel. He was a handsome boy, with a healthy complexion and bright eyes. Eternal One: Rise and anoint him, because this is the one. (13) Then Samuel took the horn filled with olive oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Eternal fell strongly on David and remained from that day on. Samuel then left for Ramah.

b. A skilled artist: Bezalel’s story

(Exodus 31:1-5 Voice) Eternal One: (2) Look, I have a special calling upon one of the sons of Judah. His name is Bezalel (the son of Uri, son of Hur). (3) I have filled him with God’s Spirit, gifted him with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and skills with a variety of crafts. (4) He is an expert designer and works well with gold, silver, and bronze. (5) He is able to cut and set gems, work with wood, and skillfully perform any craft needed to help construct the congregation tent and its furnishings.

c.12 ordinary guys’ story

(Luke 6:13 NKJV) And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:

d. Our story:

(John 15:16 NIV) You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

(1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NET) Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. (27) But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. (28) God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, (29) so that no one can boast in his presence. (30) He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, (31) so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

2.Q&A: Why does God choose??? …He is God, that’s why!

(Romans 9:15-16 NIV) For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” (16) It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.

(Romans 9:20-21 NIV) But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?'” (21) Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

3.What should we do?

(Romans 12:1-2 NIV) Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (2) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

-Say yes to God’s call

-Change your thinking

-Know his Will and do it

Awesome Sunday!

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So good to be back at our regular venue!

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Message was I can do all things through Jesus!

It doesn’t mean that you can do everything what you want to do.

God call us to do something big and if you have passion and gifted that area, God gives you strength!

So let’s know God and his word more through journaling and also know your strengths and limitations!

 

So let’s join Dream Team and know your passionate area!

 

 

(Philippians 4:13) I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

 

 

 

See you next week!

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New Venue!

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We had a great trial at a potential new venue last week and God is really moving in our city right now!

 

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What is your season now?

Some people want to see breakthrough in your job, school or family.

Even if you are in tough situation, let’s rejoice and give thanks to the God because he is always with us and wants to help us!

Good thing that you can turn your thoughts into prayer!

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

 

 

 

Have a great week everyone!

 

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Best place!

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We had great Sunday in spite of the typhoon!

You can meet awesome welcome team if you come to the church!

 

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This Sunday message was 「House of pryer」

We can pray anytime, anywhere. It’s important thing that we pray with faith, we pray with Zeal and we believe God will do something big beyond our imagination.

Let’s keep praying and God will answer your prayer!

 

Habakkuk 1:5 (NIV)
5 “Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed.For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

 

 

 

Also if you have not joined a connect Group yet, have a look online to see if something interests you.

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See you next week at Church!

 

 

New Season!

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New Season in Lifehouse!

We will be launch new style groups from September which bible focus and community focus!

 

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Community focus group is about to connect more people and if you have passion and interested in any area, you can lead!!

We can connect more people, to God and to Dream Team through this connect group!

 

We sometimes afraid to start something new, but God wants to do new everyday.

So excited for this new season!

 

If you want to join a Connect Group or Dream Team, check the app here!

https://lifehousekanagawa.churchcenteronline.com/groups

 

 

See you on Sunday at church!

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Matsuri Sunday!

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August is almost over, but Church is always hot!

The last Sunday of August was Matsuri Sunday!

We enjoyed Takoyaki and Kids had fun games in kids church!

 

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This Sunday message was Mourning into Dancing.

 

Do you know why do we go through tough times?

 

Even we are in hard times, we can focus on the good, stay connected God and church and do something for someone else!

 

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‭‭James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

「Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.」

 

 

Have a great week everyone!

 

Summer Sunday Vol.1

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We had another awesome BBQ & Baptism at the beach last Saturday!

3 people were baptized! Congratulations!

If you want to get baptized at the beach, next month is the last chance! Don’t miss this opportunity!

 

 

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Every Sunday in August is Summer Sunday!!

The first week was Aloha Sunday!

It was so much fun with free pancakes and aloha music!

 

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Also Lifehouse conference is coming soon! 2 MORE DAYS!!

We gathered together from all over the world and you can experience powerful worship, so much encouragement  and uplifting message!!

If you would like to go but haven’t registered yet, you can register now!!

it’s not too late to come!

 

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Sign up here >>  www.mylifehouse.com/conference

 

 

 

 

 

Life changing!

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Have you ever experienced amazing life changing?

If you believe in God, Your life will change in a big way!

You are loved! You have a value! You can live your life with full of Joy!

 

You are Diamond!

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‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.

 

 

Also we have a event every Sunday in August, So come and join us! A lot of fun!

Next week is Aloha Sunday! Yay! See you next week!

 

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