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Jesus Brings Overflow In Any Step Of Life! イエスは人生のどのステップでも溢れるほど満たす!


March 17th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


(John 6:1-14 ERV)

Later, Jesus went across Lake Galilee (also known as Lake Tiberias). (2) A great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he did in healing the sick. (3) Jesus went up on the side of the hill and sat there with his followers. (4) It was almost the time for the Jewish Passover festival. (5) Jesus looked up and saw a crowd of people coming toward him. He said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough bread for all these people to eat?” (6) He asked Philip this question to test him. Jesus already knew what he planned to do. (7) Philip answered, “We would all have to work a month to buy enough bread for each person here to have only a little piece!” (8) Another follower there was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. Andrew said, (9) “Here is a boy with five loaves of barley bread and two little fish. But that is not enough for so many people.” (10) Jesus said, “Tell everyone to sit down.” This was a place with a lot of grass, and about 5000 men sat down there. (11) Jesus took the loaves of bread and gave thanks for them. Then he gave them to the people who were waiting to eat. He did the same with the fish. He gave them as much as they wanted. (12) They all had plenty to eat. When they finished, Jesus said to his followers, “Gather the pieces of fish and bread that were not eaten. Don’t waste anything.” (13) So they gathered up the pieces that were left. The people had started eating with only five loaves of barley bread. But the followers filled twelve large baskets with the pieces of food that were left. (14) The people saw this miraculous sign that Jesus did and said, “He must be the Prophet who is coming into the world.”

(ヨハネ 6:1-14 ALIVE訳)

その後、イエスはテベリヤ湖とも呼ばれるガリラヤ湖の向こう岸に向かった――(2)あとには大ぜいの群衆がついてきた。イエスが人知を超えた力で病人を治すのを見たからだ。(3)よっこらしょっと! イエスは丘の上に登り、仲間たちとそこに腰を下ろした。(4)ユダヤ人の過越祭間近だった――(5)イエスが顔をあげると、そこには自分のもとに集まってくるたくさんの人たち――「なあピリポ、これ全員に食べさせるだけのパンをどこで買おうか?」(6)もっとも、これはピリポを試しただけで、どうするかは、もうとっくに決めていた。(7)「こ、こんなに大ぜいじゃ、俺たち全員の月給を足したとしてもパンくず1つしかあげられやしないぞッ!!」(8)すると、使徒の1人であるシモン・ペテロの弟、アンデレが口をはさんだ――(9)「この子が、大麦のパンを5つと魚を2匹持っているが、こんなに大ぜいじゃ、焼け石に水か?」(10)「みんなを座らせてきてくれ!」 「あ、ああ・・・」 群衆の数は男だけでも5000人はいた。 「さぁ、座ってください」 使徒たちの指示に従った人たちは皆、芝生の斜面にどしどし腰をおろした。 (11)ガサっ―― そこで、イエスはパンを取り、神に感謝の祈りをささげてから、みんなに配った。また魚も同様に。みんなほしいだけ食べさせた。(12)――ぷはー無理!もー食べらんない!!! 「さあ、少しもむだにしないよう、あまったパンと魚を集めてくるんだ」(13)言われた通りに余った食べ物を集める仲間たち―― 食べ始めた時には、5つのパンと2匹の魚しかなかったはずが、余った食べ物を集めると、12個のかごがいっぱいになったではないか・・・(14)「あの方こそ、この世に来ると告げられた預言者に違いない!」―― 【聖書:申命記18:15-19より引用】 イエスの行ったキセキを見た人は口々に言った!


The Crowd – You thought Jesus just has “some good teaching”? Jesus brings Overflow!
群衆 ー イエスはただ、「いい教え」を持ってると思ってた?イエスは溢れるほど満たす!

John 7:37-38

37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”


37 さて、祭りの終わりの大いなる日に、イエスは立って、大声で言われた。「だれでも渇いているなら、わたしのもとに来て飲みなさい。38 わたしを信じる者は、聖書が言っているとおりに、その人の心の奥底から、生ける水の川が流れ出るようになる。」


The disciples – You thought of giving up? Jesus brings Overflow!
弟子 ー 諦めるところだった?イエスは溢れるほど満たす!

Deuteronomy 31:8

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.




The boy – You thought what you have is not good enough? Jesus brings Overflow!
男の子 ー 十分じゃないと思った?イエスは溢れるほど満たす!

Malachi 3:10

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.




Ephesians 3:16-21

16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
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, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


16 どうか父が、その栄光の豊かさに従い、御霊により、力をもって、あなたがたの内なる人を強くしてくださいますように。17 こうしてキリストが、あなたがたの信仰によって、あなたがたの心のうちに住んでいてくださいますように。また、愛に根ざし、愛に基礎を置いているあなたがたが、18 すべての聖徒とともに、その広さ、長さ、高さ、深さがどれほどであるかを理解する力を持つようになり、19 人知をはるかに越えたキリストの愛を知ることができますように。こうして、神ご自身の満ち満ちたさまにまで、あなたがたが満たされますように。
20 どうか、私たちのうちに働く力によって、私たちの願うところ、思うところのすべてを越えて豊かに施すことのできる方に、21 教会により、またキリスト・イエスにより、栄光が、世々にわたって、とこしえまでありますように。アーメン。

Overflowing Healing 溢れ出る癒し


March 10th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


(ヨハネ 5:1-9 JCB)

そのあと、ユダヤ人の特別な祭りに参加するためにイエスは神殿の都みやこエルサレムへ向かった――(2)神殿の都エルサレムの<羊門>の近くには池があった。 屋根つきの5つの廊下に囲まれたその池はアラム語でベテスダと呼ばれていた――【またの名をベツサイダ。エルサレムにある神殿の北側に位置する池】(3-4)盲人、足の不自由な人、手足の麻痺した人など、たくさんの病人が池のそばの廊下に横たわっていた―― 【彼らは、水面が揺れ動くのを待っていた。というのは時おり、池に現れる天使が水をかき回すことがあり、その時、最初に池に入った者の病が治ったからだ】(5)そこには、38年間も病で歩けないでいた男もいた。(6)横たわる彼の姿を見たイエスは、長い間どんなに苦しんできたかが見てとれた。「よくなりたいか?」(7)「せっかく水が動いても、水に入れるよう誰もおいらに手を貸してくれないんだ。何とかして入ろうとしている間に、いつもほかの人が先に入っちゃうしね」(8)「立ちあがれ!その敷物を持って歩け!」(9)イエスがそういうと、男の病気が治ったではないか! 男は自分の敷物を持って歩き始めたのだ・・・ これは休日に起きたことだった。

(John 5:1-9 NLT)

Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. (2) Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. (3) Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. (5) One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. (6) When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” (7) “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.” (8) Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” (9) Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the Sabbath


Jesus Knows What You’re Going Through イエスはあなたの状況をわかってくれている

(マタイ 6:8 JCB)


(Matthew 6:8 NLT)

Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!


Would You Like To Get Well? What Area Do You Need Overflow? 「よくなりたいか?」 溢れ出る必要があるエリアは?

All Access 全てのアクセス権

(エペソ 2:18 ALIVE訳)


(Ephesians 2:18 NLT)

Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.


Just Come And Drink ただ来て飲むだけ

I Love Marriage!


February 10th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


Song of Solomon 雅歌

Where is it? どこ?

-In the middle of the Bible 聖書のド真ん中

What is it about? どんなことについて?

-Married love and sexuality 夫婦の愛とセックスについて

Who is it for? 誰のため?


1. Married people結婚している人のため

It teaches: 教えていること


a. Romance = prioritizing relationship ロマンス = 関係を優先におく

(Song of Solomon 1:2 NIV)

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.

(雅歌1:2 JCB)



b. Attraction and sexuality 魅力とセックス

(Song of Solomon 4:1,7 NIV)

How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead. (7) You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.

(雅歌4:1,7 JCB)


(Song of Solomon 5:10 NIV)

My beloved is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand.

(雅歌5:10 JCB)



c. Great friends help 良き友だちは助ける

(Song of Solomon 1:4b NIV)

We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine.
(雅歌1:4b JCB)私たちは幸せでいっぱいです。あなたの愛はぶどう酒にもまさります。


2. Single people シングルの人のため

It teaches: 教えていること


a. A vision for the future. (and avoidance of other models) 将来へのビジョン (ほかの模範は回避する)

(Song of Solomon 3:5 NIV)

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.

(雅歌3:5 JCB)



b. Great friends help良き友だちは助ける

(Song of Solomon 1:4b NIV)

We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine.

(雅歌1:4b JCB)



3. Both married and single – God’s Love is our foundation for a great marriage 結婚している人もシングルも – 神の愛こそが結婚の素晴らしい土台

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (6) Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (7) It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (8) Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

(1コリント13:4-8 JCB)


A New Wave Is Coming! 新しい波がやって来る!


January 27th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns



「また、新しいぶどう酒を古い皮袋に入れる人がいるでしょうか。そんなことをしたら、古い皮袋は新しいぶどう酒の圧力で張り裂け、ぶどう酒もこぼれてしまいます。 新しいぶどう酒は、新しい皮袋に入れるものです。 こうも言えます。だれでも古いぶどう酒を飲んだあとで、新しいぶどう酒を口にしたいとは思わないでしょう。『古い物は良い』と言われるとおりです。」

(Luke 5:37-39 NLT)

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. (38) New wine must be stored in new wineskins. (39) But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.”


1. 新しいワインってどういうこと?What Is New Wine?

(イザヤ 55:8-9)

わたしの計画はあなたがたの考える計画とは違い、わたしの思いはあなたがたの思いと同じではない。天が地より高いように、わたしの道はあなたがたの道より高く、わたしの思いはあなたがたの思いより高い。 ‬‬‬‬‬‬

(Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT)

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. (9) For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.


2. 失敗を恐れず、挑戦していこう!Challenge New Things!



(John 3:16-17 NLT)

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (17) God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.


3. 手放して、新しいものを掴もう! Let Go And Grab New Things!


わたしは新しいことをしようとしている。 いや、すでに手をつけた。あなたがたの目には見えないか。 わたしの民が故国へ戻るために、荒野に道を造り、 彼らの飲み水として荒野に川を開く。

(Isaiah 43:19 NLT)

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

決して失わないで! Don’t Lose It!


January 13th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Jordan Perry


(ルカ10:38-42 JCB)

エルサレムへの旅の途中で、イエスはある村に立ち寄られました。マルタという女が、喜んで一行を家に迎えました。(39)マルタにはマリヤという妹がいました。マリヤはイエスのそばに座り込んで、その話にじっと聞き入っていました。 (40)一方マルタはというと、てんてこ舞いの忙しさで、「どんなおもてなしをしようかしら。あれがいいかしら、それとも……」と、気が落ち着きません。とうとう彼女は、イエスのところへ来て、文句を言いました。「先生。私が目が回るほど忙しい思いをしているのに、妹ときたら、何もしないで座っているだけなんです。少しは手伝いをするように、おっしゃってください。」 (41)しかし主は、マルタに言われました。「マルタ。あなたは、あまりにも多くのことに気を遣いすぎているようです。 (42)でも、どうしても必要なことはただ一つだけです。マリヤはそれを見つけたのです。彼女からそれを取り上げてはいけません。」

(Luke 10:38-42 NLT)

As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. (39) Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. (40) But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” (41) But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! (42) There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”


1. 最初の喜びを失わないで! Don’t Lose Your Joy!

(詩篇100:2 JCB)

喜びをもって主に仕え、 喜びの歌を歌いつつ、神の御前に進み出なさい。

(Psalm 100:2 NKJV)

Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.


2. 平安を失わないで! Don’t Lose Your Peace!

(エペソ6:16 )


(Ephesians 6:16 NLT)

In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.


3. どうしても必要なことはただ一つ All You Need Is This One Thing

(ローマ14:17-18 JCB)


(Romans 14:17-18 NLT)

For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (18) If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.

Living for Eternity 永遠のために生きる


January 6th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


(Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV)

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

(伝道の書 3:11 JCB)



(Luke 23:39-43 NIV)

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” (40) But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? (41) We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” (42) Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” (43) Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

(ルカ 23:39-43 JCB)

イエスの横で十字架につけられていた犯罪人の一人が、「あんたはメシヤなんだってなあ。だったら、自分とおれたちを救ってもよさそうなもんだ。どうなんだ」とののしりました。 (40-41)しかし、もう一人の犯罪人は、それをたしなめました。「この期に及んで、まだ神を恐れないのか! おれたちは悪事を働いたんだから、報いを受けるのはあたりまえだ。だが、このお方は悪いことは何もしなかったのだ。」(42)そして、イエスにこう頼みました。「イエス様。御国に入る時、どうぞ私を思い出してください。」(43)イエスはお答えになりました。「あなたは今日、わたしといっしょにパラダイス(天国)に入ります。


Heaven Is Real 天国は本当にある


(Revelation 21:4 NIV)

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

(黙示録 21:4 ALIVE訳)



(Matthew 16:27 NIV)

For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

(マタイ 16:27 ALIVE訳)



So How Do I Live Today? 今どのように生きればいいの?


1. What Did You Do For Jesus? あなたはイエスのために何をした?


(Matthew 7:21-23 NIV)

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (22) Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ (23) Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

(マタイ 7:21-23 ALIVE訳)

俺を“王”と呼ぶのなら誰でも、神の王国キングダムに入れるかといったら、そうではない。天の父の心を受け継ぐものだけだ。(22)終わりの日、たくさんの人が俺を、我が王と呼ぶ。 『あなたの名によって、神のことばを語り、悪魔を追っ払い、キセキを起こした』と。(23) そんな彼らに俺はこう答える。 『帰れ!過ちを犯し続けた人間なんて俺は知らん!』」


2. What Did You Do With What You Had? 与えられたものをどのように使った?


(2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV)

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

(2 コリント 5:10 ALIVE訳)



(2 Corinthians 9:11 NIV)

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

(2 コリント 9:11 ALIVE訳)



3. There Is More To This Life Than This Life この世の人生以上の人生がある


(2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV)

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

(2 コリント 4:18 ALIVE訳)



(Romans 6:23 NIV)

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(ローマ 6:23 ALIVE訳)


Psalm 77 – The Journey Of “Remembering Well” 詩篇77 – “上手く思い起こす”旅


December 30th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


Psalm 77 詩篇77

“I remember” 3 times. 思い起こすと3回言っている
Shows a journey. 旅路を伝えている
A new way of seeing as God sees. 神様が見ているように見る新しい見方


1. The tough times タフな時

(Psalm 77:1-3 NKJV)

I cried out to God with my voice— To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me. (2) In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; My hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; My soul refused to be comforted. (3) I remembered God, and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah

(詩篇 77:1-3 JCB)



-Elijah. Can it get any worse? エリヤ。これ以上最悪になることある?


(1 King 19:9-13 NKJV)

And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (10) So he said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.” (11) Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; (12) and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. (13) So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

(1 列王記 19:9-13 JCB)



“Tough times never last, but tough people do!” タフな状況は長続きしない、タフな人はずっと続く


2. My response in the tough times = Songs in the night. タフな時の対応の仕方=タフな時の歌

(Psalm 77:3-9 NKJV)

I remembered God, and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah (4) You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. (5) I have considered the days of old, The years of ancient times. (6) I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search. (7) Will the Lord cast off forever? And will He be favorable no more? (8) Has His mercy ceased forever? Has His promise failed forevermore? (9) Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies? Selah

(詩篇 77:3-9)



Paul and Silas パウロとシラス


(Acts 16:25 NKJV)

But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

(使徒 16:25 新改訳)


Remember the whole context. The whole puzzle, not the single piece.


3. The Response of faith to a Good and Powerful God 素晴らしくてパワフルな神様への信仰の応答

(Psalm 77:10-15 NKJV)

And I said, “This is my anguish; But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.” (11) I will remember the works of the Lord; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. (12) I will also meditate on all Your work, And talk of Your deeds. (13) Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary; Who is so great a God as our God? (14) You are the God who does wonders; You have declared Your strength among the peoples. (15) You have with Your arm redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

(詩篇 77:10-15 新改訳)

そのとき私は言った。「私の弱いのはいと高き方の右の手が変わったことによる。」(11)私は、主のみわざを思い起こそう。まことに、昔からのあなたの奇しいわざを思い起こそう。(12)私は、あなたのなさったすべてのことに思いを巡らし、あなたのみわざを、静かに考えよう。(13)神よ。あなたの道は聖です。神のように大いなる神が、ほかにありましょうか。(14)あなたは奇しいわざを行なわれる神、国々の民の中に御力を現わされる方です。 (15)あなたは御腕をもって、ご自分の民、ヤコブとヨセフの子らを贖われました。セラ


(Psalm 31:15a NIV)

My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies,

(詩篇 31:15 新改訳)



(Psalm 31:15 MSG)

Hour by hour I place my days in your hand, safe from the hands out to get me.

(詩篇 31:15 JCB)



4. At all parts of their journey – The confession of faith: “The Lord is my shepherd” 全ての旅路の中で – 信仰の告白 – 主は私の羊飼い

(Psalm 77:16-20 NKJV)

The waters saw You, O God; The waters saw You, they were afraid; The depths also trembled. (17) The clouds poured out water; The skies sent out a sound; Your arrows also flashed about. (18) The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook. (19) Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, And Your footsteps were not known. (20) You led Your people like a flock By the hand of Moses and Aaron.

(詩篇 77:16-20 新改訳)



-“The Lord is my shepherd” 主は私の羊飼い


(Psalm 23:1 NKJV)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

(詩篇 23:1 新改訳)


Experience Christmas: More Than I Expected クリスマスを想像以上に体験する


December 23rd, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


On the first Christmas they were expecting a King.

The King Expected someone to over throw him – and tried to Kill Him.


Matthew 2:3-6 NIV

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.
“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

マタイの福音書 2:4-6 JCB

“大王はさっそくユダヤ人の宗教的指導者たちを召集し、「預言者どもは、メシヤ(救い主)がどこで生まれると告げているのか」と尋ねました。 彼らは答えました。 「ユダヤのベツレヘムです。 預言者ミカがこう書いております。 『小さな町ベツレヘムよ。 おまえはユダヤの中でも決して ただのつまらない町ではない。 おまえから偉大な支配者が出て、 わたしの国民イスラエルを 治めるようになるからだ。』」”


Who came? A Baby… in a small town in a poor family born in a manger.


Matthew 1:18

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.

マタイの福音書 1:18 JC

“イエス・キリストの誕生は次のとおりです。 母マリヤはヨセフと婚約していました。 ところが、結婚する前に、聖霊によってみごもったのです。”


Matthew 1:20-21

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

マタイの福音書 1:20-21 JCB

“ヨセフがこのことで悩んでいた時、御使いが夢に現われて言いました。 「ダビデの子孫ヨセフよ。 ためらわないで、マリヤと結婚しなさい。 マリヤは聖霊様によってみごもったのです。 彼女は男の子を産みます。 その子をイエス(救い主)と名づけなさい。 この方こそ、ご自分を信じる人々を、罪から救ってくださるからです。”


JESUS is more than you ever expected


Romans 5:5

And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

ローマ人への手紙 5:5 JCB

“そうなった時、どんなことが起ころうと失望落胆せず、また、万事が益であるとわかります。 それは、神様がどんなに深く愛していてくださるか、わかるからです。 私たちは、そのあたたかい愛を全身で感じています。 それは、神様が聖霊様を与えてくださり、その聖霊様が私たちの心に、神様の愛を満たしてくださっているからです。”


This year – What are you expecting?
今年 – あなたは何を期待してる?


Romans 10:9 NIV

[9] If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

ローマ人への手紙 10:9 JCB


The Beauty Of The Christmas Story クリスマスストーリーの美しさ


December 16th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


(Matthew 1:18-23NIV)

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. (19) Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. (20) But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. (21) She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (22) All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: (23) “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

(マタイ 1:18-23 JCB)



1. Christmas – A Beautiful Story クリスマス – 美しいストーリー

-wonderful promise of the Saviour 救世主の素晴らしい約束

-wonderful people and family (and surprise guests from close and afar) 素晴らしい人たちと家族

(Psalm 68:6 NIV)

God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

(詩篇 68:6 JCB)


-wonderful purpose 素晴らしい目的


2. Christmas – A powerful story クリスマス – パワフルなストーリー

-virgin birth 処女から誕生

-the angel 天使

-the dreams 夢

-the star 星


3. Christmas – A story of hope クリスマス – 希望のストーリー

-name “Jesus” 「イエス」という名前

-“Saviour” – to rescue us and make us safe – {in many languages} 救世主 – 救ってくれる、安全にする

-“Immanuel” – ‘God with us’ 「インマヌエル」神が共にいる

For This One Person We Would Have Come! たった1人でもその人のために来てくれる!


December 9th, 2018
Lifehouse Sapporo 11AM Service
Speaker: Pastor Johannes Berns


1. Only 1/10 came back. But for that one, he would have come.


(Luke 17:11 NIV)

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.

(ルカ 17:11 ALIVE訳)



(Luke 17:15-19 NIV)

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. (16) He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. (17) Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? (18) Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” (19) Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

(ルカ 17:15-19 JCB)



-all 10 healed, but only 1 thankful, worshipping. -Imagine 1/10 in Japan = 13 million new believers!


2. God is seeking worshippers (one-by-one … including you and me)


(John 4:23 NIV)

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

(ヨハネ 4:23 ALIVE訳)



(Ephesians 1:4-5 NIV)

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love (5) he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

(エペソ 1:4-5 ALIVE訳)



(John 6:65 NIV)

He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”

(ヨハネ 6:65 JCB)



3. So… what do we need to know about inviting? じゃあ… 招待することについて知るべきこと

1.We’ll never know who will respond – “Don’t know, Never will”
誰が応答するかはわからない – 「今もこれからもわからない」

– Seems random ランダムのよう

2.Wipe off the dust – and keep inviting ホコリを振り落とす – 招待し続ける

3.Stay thankful that God called you! 神様が呼んでくれていることに感謝する