インターナショナル祭りとジェラルド先生! International festival and Pastor Gerard!

日曜日オーストラリアのパースから特別ゲスト、ジェラルド キーハン牧師がきてくれました!! 4月にルークといったグローバルハートチャーチの主任牧師。→過去の記事

Last Sunday, we had Pastor Gerard Keehan from Perth, Australia as our guest speaker!! He is the senior Pastor of Globalheart church, the church and Luke and I visited in April. -> Post about Globalheart Church 

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He spoke 3 times, for Kingdom Builders in the morning and 12:00, 14:00 service and they were all awesome.

I’ll briefly share what he shared for Kingdom Builders 

Main scripture: Genesis 13:9-18




これって凄いこと! 相手に最初に場所を選ばせて、自分は残りの方を選ぶ。ロトは最も良い地を選んでいった。

This is the story about Abraham and his nephew, Lot.

Until this point they were travelling together but as their possessions were so great, they were not able to stay together. So Abraham decides to live separately.

Then Abraham takes Lot to a higher place and says to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.” 

Wow, Abraham was really courageous! He let Lot choose the good land first and then he took the other one. Of course, Lot took the better land.

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でも、アブラハムには神様が共にいた。 甥を優先させたアブラハムに神様はこういった。


But God was with Abraham. God said to Abraham,

“Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”




Pastor Gerard said, “Blessing not on the geographical place.  It’s on the leader.”

What you will do brings God’s favor.

God says “If  you are a Christian, wherever you are you will be blessed because I have put you there.” 

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でもちゃんと見えている人がいた。 街が完成する前に、街が見えていた。




The point is not what is there, but it’s “what you see.” 

Some of the most exciting places in the world, for example, Las Vegas etc. had NOTHING at the beginning. It was a desert.

But some body saw something. They saw before others what can be built.

What do you see in your city?

In Osaka, what do you see?

Get higher and spend some time with God. Get into God’s word and ask God to speak to you. And suddenly you will begin to see something.

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The second point he shared about is “tolerance for failure.”

Keep going!!!

When Jesus died on the cross it looked like a failure.

But it wasn’t a failure because He rose from death 3 days later and He conquered death!

What looked like failure was a historically significant event.

Don’t jump to conclusion when things seems like a failure.

Every failure has a seed to success!!

Pastor Gerard got his job by going to the interview more than 5 times.  He was rejected over and over because he had no qualification for that position but he just didn’t give up! In the end, the employer said to him, “you are very persistent. You are suited for this job.” And he got his job!!






The word enthusiasm comes from two Greek words, en theous “in God”

When you spend time with God, you will be excited!

Edison use to say “I’m one step away from my success”

Failure is not final until you make it final.

So don’t give up!!

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That’s all. I just briefly summarised his message but I was super encouraged!!!

ジェラルド先生ありがとう!!!! また大阪に家族ときてほしいです☆
Thank you Pastor Gerard for coming!!! We would love to have you over again to Osaka with your family 🙂 

If you are reading this blog,  why don’t you take a step forward and come to church ?

「教会ってちょっと敷居高いからなぁ~」とか「宗教ってちょっと怖いから…」とか「俺そういうの興味ないから」って思ってる人も とりあえず一回来てみてください。食わず嫌いせずに♪とりあえず一回。詳しく聞きたかったら気軽にメールください!!
If you are feeling self-conscious about visiting church or thinking “I’m scared of religion” or “I’m not interested at all…” Please come at least once! Don’t reject without even having tried it. Just once for a start! If you want to know more about it please email to us. Looking forward to see you all !!


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