Sermon from a Japanese Pastor

This past weekend, we had the blessing of hearing Pastor Masahiro Okita from Japan preach at all of our English-speaking services, via translation. One of the missionaries in Japan we support as a church works closely with Pastor Okita, and it was very cool to hear him share how God has been working in Japan since the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th, 2011. What was very interesting (and sobering) is how Pastor Okita described pre-earthquake Christianity in Japan: churches from different denominations and traditions did not work together much, and Japanese culture–including the Japanese church–was obsessed with success and material things. Take a half an hour to watch the sermon or listen to it during your workout, and hear how God used the earthquake and tsunami in Japan to unite the Church and open many doors for the Gospel:

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