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