English Ministry of Inland Church

Shepherd’s Corner – December 9, 2018

As we have KM’s senior pastor candidate and our Y2 pastor candidate come and share God’s word today, I am thankful that we have men who have faithfully committed themselves to the work of God’s kingdom and church.  The call to the pastorate is not an easy one and definitely not a glamorous one (actually if you ever see a pastorate that’s…

Shepherd’s Corner – December 2, 2018

December is already upon us, which means Christmas is near and the year is almost over.  As we start this final month of the year, start the process of reflecting back on 2018.  They say that hindsight is 20/20, so you should be able to look back and see clearer why certain things happened or how you were led to where you…

Shepherd’s Corner – November 25, 2018

I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving.  I want to encourage everyone to remember that God’s blessings exists throughout the calendar year.  We are such forgetful beings that we need a holiday on the calendar to remind us to give thanks.  But may we not be such Christians.  May the faithfulness of God never bore us but instead be the firm foundation…

Shepherd’s Corner – November 18, 2018

On this Thanksgiving Sunday, let us celebrate as we witness baptism and infant baptism today!  It is always a great joy to see that God is active within our congregation. Let us surround these baptizees with our welcome and love and rejoice that our God is mighty to save.  And just as weddings are often a time for married couples to revisit…

Shepherd’s Corner – November 11, 2018

We thank our veterans today.  We thank them for serving our country, for protecting the values of the nation, and for fighting on our behalf.  Thank you for the years of your service and the effort and energy poured into the nation’s causes.  And I can’t help but point out that this act of thanking our veterans parallels our view of Christ’s…

Shepherd’s Corner – November 4, 2018

It’s now been 2 years since our congregation has been having communion every 1st Sunday of the month.  And what a joy it has been to bring this holy sacrament to you every month.  It is the solemn reminder of our need for Christ, but also the joyous reminder of our hope in Christ!  Let’s be reminded regularly and never forget.  So…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 21, 2018

After news headlines are done, our attention usually gets drawn to the next big thing.  But it is exactly during those times that we need to be praying more and looking to support more.  Palu is still in need of our prayers and support!  And since Missionary Matthew is still preparing for his Nov 1-5 trip; let’s continue to pray for him…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 14, 2018

From Missionary on Palu (GMIM stands for Gereja Masehi Injili di Minahasa, which means the Christian Evangelical Church in Manhasa): Update on Palu: I have met with GMIM Synod leader today to discuss about how we can help the victims of Palu and we’ve decided to go to Palu together on Nov. 1-5. It will take us 30 hours non-stop without a…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 7, 2018

The city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, island of the country of Indonesia, is in need of much prayer and support.  As you know a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami has left the region in shambles and so far over 1500 people dead.  In addition to that, on the northern part of the island, the Soputan volcano erupted…