English Ministry of Inland Church

Shepherd’s Corner

Shepherd’s Corner – December 30, 2018

I think you will all agree with me that 2018 was a full and busy year. With the development of our fellowship hall after the wall was removed, the joining of the Indonesian Church in using our chapel, the acquisition of a used minivan, and the addition of more pastoral staff there is no doubt that God is living and active and…

Shepherd’s Corner – December 23, 2018

God is a promise keeper. God had promised a savior, the Messiah, and in His time, Jesus was born. The long awaited savior was born in Bethlehem just as it was prophesied. However, it wasn’t when, what, or how the people had expected. Israelites expected a political savior; and they probably expected it during their exile or even much earlier; and of…

Shepherd’s Corner – December 16, 2018

By God’s grace we have been growing. I’ve explained that the growth that is most important is spiritual maturity, but we’ve also been growing in numbers. Most of our numerical growth has been (but not limited to) our Y1. And I am thankful for our pastoral intern, Andrew Chang’s faithful service! But this also means that we need more man power to…

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…