06 January 2007

Yoido Church.JPG


DSC_0007.JPG
Originally uploaded by bobmendo.

Last night I preached at Yoido Full Gospel church in Seoul Korea. An amazing experience to see 3 levels of 10,000 people gathering (and exiting) almost at once. They listened intensely and prayed intensely. The dancers here were lovely. Everyone sat through the almost 2 hour service.

I preached on "Jesus in the Older Testament" and if you want to read the text, it's available on line here . Maybe we can get it entirely up on the audio section, but 'not yet.'

I'll also try to take some photos from the DVD.

7 comments:

a friend said...

Just so everyone clear on this. No matter what your background, no matter how far you stray from your roots... no matter what religion you convert to.... Once born a Jew ALWAYS a Jew. Convincing yourself otherwise won’t change your soul. It's unhealthy and destructive. The sooner you realize it the sooner the messiah - the true messiah will come. Don't be afraid, it's never too late to turn back and learn the Old Testament the true torah and clear your heart and mind. G-d is waiting for his dear children who have strayed - he will welcome you back with open arms... all you need to do is Want to return. If a person really wants to know the truth about true Judaism - contact an orthodox Rabbi ... you can try chabbad - they're great - really understanding and not judgmental. Good luck in finding your true path.

Batya said...

Just so everyone clear on this. No matter what your background, no matter how far you stray from your roots... no matter what religion you convert to.... Once born a Jew ALWAYS a Jew. Convincing yourself otherwise won’t change your soul. It's unhealthy and destructive. The sooner you realize it the sooner the messiah - the true messiah will come. Don't be afraid, it's never too late to turn back and learn the Old Testament the true torah and clear your heart and mind. G-d is waiting for his dear children who have strayed - he will welcome you back with open arms... all you need to do is Want to return. If a person really wants to know the truth about true Judaism - contact an orthodox Rabbi ... you can try chabbad - they're great - really understanding and not judgmental. Good luck in finding your true path.

Bob said...

It always amazes me that 'a friend' or 'anonymous' really care about me. They won't sign their name, but refer me on to another unnamed soul.

Isn't a friend who is true one who knows me and whom I know?

There's something seriously wrong with this anonymous friendship. I prefer honesty and not salesmanship. Thanks, but no thanks, 'friend'. I'll stick with Y'shua, whose name I know and whose love is eternal.

He is the True Messiah who died fcr our sins and rose from the dead. No rabbi ever did that. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.

Rabbi Eli Cohen said...

Hi Bob!

I don't usually comment on you blog and for good reason.

This is what you wrote about me without ever meeting me or even knowing anything about me.

And I quote from an e-mail someone forwarded from your yahoo group a while ago.

"> He invited me back to his unit for coffee. He is quite
> friendly. He said the Lubavitch have a synagogue at Redfern. He knows the Rabbi there. The services there are in Russian.
>

That rabbi has put great pressure on Russian Jews who consider and then come to faith in Jesus. He is hostile to anything outside his box of rabbinic Judaism and is to be avoided, or confronted, but not engaged in the sense of
'listening' to what he has to say."

I don't mind meeting you but not if that is what you are going to say about me without even meeting me.

BTW I wasn't the one who sent these previous posts.

I just check your web-site and blog from time to time and when people forward me e-mails from your yahoo groups I read them.

All the very best

Rabbi Eli Cohen

Sydney, Australia

Bob said...

Fascinating to me how many Jewish people are reading my blogs...and wanting to comment! Of course Eli and Batya and others are welcome to continue to consider Y'shua as our Messiah (He is Messiah, you know). They are welcome to try to separate me from the real issue which is not about us, but about Him.

But when the day is done, and people continue to try to sort out who is who and what is what, God will still be reaching out to the lost, both Jews and Gentiles, to bring them home to Him.

What awesome love the Father has shown in sending His Son, Y'shua, to die for us. Thanks God!

Chad said...

Bob,

I enjoyed the text of your message. I especially like your analogy of putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and putting the box top away. The picture is amazing ... I simply can't imagine addressing a crowd of 10,000. Blessings, brother!

Bob said...

Chad,
Wait till you see the DVD. What a great night it was.