복음의 진수를 담은 윤석전 목사의 대표 저서 <그리스도의 좋은 군사> 영문판! You, called as soldier of Christ, have a proper qualification of a good soldier!
You cannot be a good soldier even if you have an excellent strategy for battle.
If you retreat and yield, in this battle you are already lost.
There should be no retreat in living spiritual life and the life of faith.
This is a battle whether my soul and souls of whom we are in charge, live or die forever.
연세중앙교회 새신자 양육 프로그램
<우리가족 교육 프로그램 [신앙기초편]> 영문판 출시!
“왜 예수를 믿어야 합니까? 왜 예배를 드려야 하나요?”
새신자에게 꼭 필요한 8가지 주제를 이해하기 쉽게 정리했습니다. 성경을 근거로 친절하게 설명하여 외국인 전도와 양육에 유용하게 활용할 수 있습니다. 프롤로그 | PROLOGUE
As the church grows, we need an education system to enforce the spiritual life of church members. It is dangerous to teach the Bible in a secular manner. Some leaders at the church teach what they think about Jesus, which has nothing to do with the Bible, and their teachings are not based upon it either. This kind of teaching method might be welcomed outside the church, but not inside the church.
The ages change but the Word of God never changes. We should meet Jesus, whom the Bible talks about and teach church members about Jesus in the way that the apostles, the disciples, and the people in the early church taught to make healthy disciples (Matt.28:18~20). We need to have the heart and life of Jesus in reading the Bible, and then we can teach the church people what Jesus wants. We don’t know the taste of a food until we try it. In the same way, to be a right teacher, we should first experience who Jesus is in the Bible. Before we teach about prayer, we need to experience the answers to our prayers. Even if we deliver a good knowledge to students, nothing will happen if they don’t accept it. A good teacher knows how to make them study harder. The same thing is applied to our spiritual life. Not only teaching but also experiencing the Words of God is needed as a teacher before training others in the church.
If you read this study book, we will learn what my church teaches. This study material is designed particularly for the new comer and new believer to be equipped with appropriate knowledge about Jesus and to encourage their spiritual life to grow as well as to help lay workers to be prepared well with the Bible. We referred to my old sermons spoken at ‘Volunteer Evangelism School’ and another which was spoken at many Bible school, and about twenty books of mine were reviewed to publish this bible study book. This is eight week long program, and it includes the basics of our faith, along with the Bible references. The Bible translation, which is the ‘Korean Gae-Yuk-Han-Geul Edition’ was used for this publication. Bible verses are also written within this book for the readers’ better understanding.
When the Bible is not supposed to be studied, but to be experienced, and it will contribute to our spiritual growth with the help of the Holy Spirit. According to the book of John 14:26, it says, “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you”. With this study material, I hope everyone in our church to be bound into ‘A stronger community’.
I thank the Education Department and Yonsei press of my church for their diligent work. To Him be all the Glory and thanks both now and forever! Amen!
Senior Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Yonsei Central Baptist Church
직분의 참된 의미를 전해주는 윤석전 목사의 대표 저서
『주님처럼 섬기겠습니다』 영문판!
Expecting Leaders to Serve as Christ Did
Anyone serving in a leadership position at our church including the senior pastor, is required to wear a badge on their chest that reads, “I shall serve like You, Lord” Even if it means serving one person, we serve and evangelize to them with love. We take good care of those we evangelize to and help settle them down in the church. To our congregation, we encourage for earnest love towards one another so as to fulfill the Lord’s purpose. They are expected to engrave the deeds fulfilled by Christ on their chests and to put to practice what He did as they carry out their leadership.
When a church does not revive, it’s not because there are no new comers to the church, but rather, I believe it’s because those new members have not been taken care of. There is nothing more precious than serving people; to serve is to save lives. Thus every pastor and leaderis required to serve others like Christ, our exemplary model of servanthood. “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave―just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matt. 20:26-28). Jesus served the human race to His death on the Cross. As a result of that death, all mankind received remission of sins saved from eternal punishment in hell.
Jesus Christ, with His very own flesh and blood, served us with His passionate death on the Cross. It was a generous act of love impossible for any man on earth to execute. Generations may come and go, but this great truth will remain unchanged for it’s the greatest kind of leadership of all times a servant leadership. And only those who can kneel in awe before this amazing servanthood of love are considered true Christians. Therefore to serve with this very same heart of Jesus is the mission of a Christian. Don’t forget that saving lives starts from you and that all leaders must bear the exact same mindset Christ had when he served us.
However, many leaders of the church today have sadly forgotten about Christ’s servanthood. In fact, being in an authoritative position has disillusioned them into thinking that they can be lord over people the very reason a church will never revive. We have seen numerous cases where hard working lay people change, as soon as they become ordained deacons, deaconesses, and elders enjoying their position at the head of the congregation. Many pastors have suffered because of these kinds of leaders at their church. So to solve this on going church issue we started a leadership seminar at Hindolsan Retreat Center. Twice a year, once in the summer and in the winter, we have held a leadership seminar to teach leaders what the Bible says about leadership and attitude. Through the seminar, we have worked on transforming these leaders into servants for their churchand congregation. It’s now our 34th seminar already this year, and so far, we have seen many transformed leaders dedicated to their share of work. This has all been the work of God and I hope to continue to see the grace of God’s work. I give all thanks and glory to God.
Furthermore, I am grateful for being able to collaborate all these years’ worth of leadership sermons into this book and to have it published so that this special message can reach out to more people. I hope that many will read this book, “I shall serve like You, Jesus” and become transformed into the very leaders God desires. But remember, just as there is a great reward for those who fulfill their duties, there will also be great judgment for those who do not. Therefore, as mentioned in this book, being in leadership is not easy for it is involves under going the hardships of Jesus. It’s a narrow road that can only been dured when you lower yourself. Without this commitment of faith, the Word of God will only become a burden to you. But because God gave to believers the Holy Spirit, we can fulfill our duties with the inspiration, wisdom, and spiritual gifts the Spirit gives us. Thus, when we try our best to obey the Word of God in full faith, He will make history happen without limitations. He will mold us to become like Him and fill us with the love of the Lord so that we can serve the church and the congregation.
Each time a book gets published, I amalways cautious hoping that it willnot give out a boastful impression. But my only confession is that I am the Lord’s futile servant whose only desire is to be used by Him. So I give all glory and praise to God who has led us through the entire process of this book until its final publication. Hallelujah!
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Yonsei Central Baptist Church
Why does the Church not have authority and power in these modern days?
It is because they do not accept the word of God as it is. We should acknowledge the absolute authority of the King to let God work in us, and be spiritual victors who see the outcome of faith everyday. Accept Jesus as your eternal King !
연세말씀사 베스트셀러 『절대적 기도생활』 영문판!
First of all, you need to realize that you can't live without the help of God.
Prayer is absolutely crucial to your life, but unfortunately people don't know this.
When God looks at us, we are a helpless people who can't live without prayer is the prescription and solution of God, who wants to solve our problems through it.▒ PROLOGUE
To those who ask me, “What is the most important thing in our faith life?”, I will boldly say that my answer is prayer. Prayer life is crucial and absolute to all Christians. Our Lord said, “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” (John 14:14) There is no greater blessing than prayer life because God risked His honour in answering our prayers.
Therefore most of all we should start with prayer before whatever we do. We should solve with prayer all the problems like family, job, business matter and health issue. When we experience God who answers our prayer, we will restore our first love and we will become full of joy in salvation. When you pray, you will be able to cast out the devil, Satan, and the evil spirit in the name of Jesus and the healing ministry will accompany your prayer.
When your soul becomes alive again with your prayer, there will be abundant joy in the service and you will serve the church with more thanks and gladness and you will have more passion of evangelism in saving the souls.
A big tree will dry out to death if it is not supplied with constant nutrients from its root. Just as when the tree draws the food from its root, it will produce its leaves and fruits, your success in faith life will be completely dependent on prayer.
The early church made a great revival in church growth with their prayer and so did my church. We should recognize the prayer life as a blessing and our inheritance we already received so that we need to be determined not to fail in it.
Through our prayer life, we should enjoy the answers to our prayers and we should believe that our Lord will do answer prayers.
This book, “Absolute Prayer Life”, was my first book and was published in 1996 and it became the best seller among my fifty books. When I see this book sold fast, I thought that people really desire to pray for a successful life in their faith.
This book was revised for the reader’s convenience in understanding prayer life as well as its design. I urge the readers to feel more necessity in the prayer and to have a successful prayer life through this book.
Seok-Jeon Yoon, Senior Pastor
Yonsei Central Baptist Church