Updated: Nov 16, 2022
The 2022 Bible Seminar by Pastor Ock Soo Park was held from the 7th to the 10th at Jamsil Gymnasium in Seoul. Pastor Ock Soo Park, who witnessed the “new covenant” in Jerusalem, the holy land of Israel, preached the gospel to thousands of people who filled the Jamsil Gymnasium last October.
Pastor Ock Soo Park preached the gospel to thousands of Jews and Christians at the Gracias Choir's Peace Concert held in Israel's capital Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from October 18 to 20. Pastor Park conveyed the heart of God who wants to deliver the Jews from their sins with the words “I will establish a new covenant” recorded in Jeremiah 31 of the Old Testament. Meanwhile, Pastor Park is receiving attention as the most influential evangelist by conducting broadcasting missionary activities for the whole world during the pandemic.
The members of the Good News Incheon Church went on a gospel tour by inviting many people to the 'Rev. Ock Soo Park Bible Seminar' held in Seoul. In the deepening autumn, the participants agree that it is a blessed time to listen to the word of truth with people who they share their hearts with. The members of Incheon Church say that they are ‘happy’ when they travel by bus with family, friends, and acquaintances, watch the autumn leaves stretching along the Garosu-gil, and share stories with each other. In addition, many people from multicultural, Russian-speaking countries and silver teams were invited to the Bible Seminar and participated in the gospel tour by bus.
Pastor Ock Soo Park talked about the heart of God contained in the Bible. He also shared the words of the 'new covenant', which he vigorously proclaimed in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. The attendees applauded and shouted “Amen” in front of God’s word of “justification” for us and the grace that God has worked greatly through the mission work.
Shin Kwang-soo, 72, said, “It is a heart-warming event. Listening to the music of the Gracias Choir makes you feel like you are in Heaven. I put things in my heart that I didn't feel in life. I thought I could live a good life, but I had to believe in Jesus, who forgave all my sins. I talked about Jesus in words, but I never believed Him. Now I am righteous because Jesus forgave all my sins and made it all possible.”
The multicultural team prepared a special time after the Bible Seminar. They visited the KBS broadcasting station with the foreigners who participated. In addition, it was possible to experience the beautiful autumn of Korea by taking a walk in Yeouido Park.
Sister Young-sook Jang of the multicultural team said, “I took a bus with 90 foreigners to attend a Bible seminar, and also toured Seoul. I preached the gospel on the bus going back and forth all three days, and most people raised their hands saying that they no longer had sin. It is good to share the gospel with many people because there is a Bible seminar. It is thrilling to see the person who you invited hear the word and raise their hand saying that they have been saved. The Bible seminar is a gift God has given us.”
Tommy (Philippines) said, “Autumn in Korea is very beautiful. I took a lot of pretty pictures in the gym park. The KBS broadcasting station experience was also interesting, and I was able to experience realistically how famous Korean dramas are produced. When I listened to the Bible seminar, there was a professional interpreter, so I understood it well. I want to participate again at the next opportunity.”
Ki Yeon-hee (China) said, “I was so happy and my stress was relieved. I listened to the Gracias Choir for the first time today, and it was amazing. It was ecstatic to have such a beautiful chorus. The pastor's words entered my heart, and I was cleansed by the blood of Jesus. When they asked the person who was saved to raise his hand, he raised his hand. There wasn't a single hesitation. Thank you to the teachers who invited me here.”
Mr. Timurusuh (Mongolia) said, “It has been 10 years since I came to Korea, but I was so busy that I didn’t have time to look around. I came to the Bible seminar at the invitation of a teacher I knew, and I was really surprised. I didn't know it was such a big event, and the performance of the Gracias Choir and Pastor Park's words were the best. I want to be a part of the Good News Mission in the future. Thank you for inviting me,”
The Silver Team also prepared a happy autumn trip with the Bible Seminar. From early in the morning, the seniors who wanted to attend the Bible seminar arrived one after another to catch the bus. About 150 elderly people attended the Bible Seminar and listened to the Word, and it was overflowing with people who were convinced of salvation. They admired the music of the Gracias Choir, saying, “I have never seen such beautiful music in my life.” In the afternoon, the silver team visited Namsan Hanok Village, Ahn Jung-geun Memorial Hall, and Yangjae Citizen's Forest. Participants participated happily in all the programs with childlike expressions.
Byeon Sook (83, Mansu-dong) said, “It was frustrating to stay at home, so I thought about going somewhere. I was overjoyed when I heard Pastor Park say that through the blood of Jesus my sins were all forgiven. He said that God made me, who was sinful, holy and perfect. I believe that I have become as holy as God. Meeting my teacher at Silver University is the greatest blessing of my life,”
Joo-Young Ha (67, Seoul) said, “The lunchbox that we ate while enjoying the autumn scenery is so delicious. It's better to be with good people. I attended summer camps and attended Bible seminars, and found common ground that Jesus forgave all the sins of the world. My sins were included in it, so I was cleansed by the blood of Jesus. I thank God for guiding me,”
Even for the Russian-speaking participants, visited the National Museum of Korea and made beautiful memories with the words. On the bus, they talked to each other about the words they heard at the Bible seminar.
Kim Min-ja said, “I really liked the Gracias Choir’s praise today. Pastor Park said that Jesus took away all our sins. The pastor shouted so loudly in the gymnasium, but I wanted to shout that I am also righteous. These words came into me today. I want to live the rest of my life for the gospel.”
Park Soon-ja said, “Today is the best day. From morning to evening, everything was perfect, from praise, sermon, packed lunches, and museum visits. I can't believe how they prepared this event for us. Thank you for inviting me. What I heard today changed my heart. I am no longer a sinner, but a perfect righteous person forever. I am very grateful to God,”
The gospel of Good News Mission is changing the world of Christianity. The words of the ‘new covenant’ accurately guided people who cannot come to God because of their sins and deeds. We look forward to the happy life that people who are saved through the Bible Seminar will lead. After the Bible Seminar, Good News Incheon Church plans to share with many people and spread God's great grace by planning various events by ministry.