2016 Gracias Choir Easter Cantata Tour
“The performance is very beautiful!” “I kept on crying..! Thank you so much for coming.” After the Easter Cantata and message ended, each and every person left a comment as they left.
“How much is this book? What is it about?” One lady stood before books of Pastor Ock Soo Park and asked various questions for a while and at last bought The Forgiveness of Sins and Being Born Again.
Grace Reformed Church where the eighth Easter Cantata was held today is not big in scale but it was a beautiful church. Sunlight poured in from the windows on the high round arched ceiling. The Choir stood surrounding the audience and a more dimensional Cantata was seen by the rounded structure. The sound heard from around made it seem as if it were whispering to each and everyone’s ears.
The people’s attitude was also very serious. In such concentration, it seemed as though the people weren’t even breathing.
But most importantly, they were sincere before the Words. They accepted the Words deeply.
Pastor Bang Won Park preached the gospel through the Scriptures in Hebrews 9:11~12 and 1 Corinthians 6:10~11.
“Everyone, there are two different kinds of tabernacle in this world; the tabernacle on earth and the tabernacle in Heaven. Everything on this earth is controlled by time but the things in Heaven are eternal. Jesus did not come to this earth as a temporary sacrificial lamb. After Jesus died on the cross, our sins were eternally washed at the tabernacle in Heaven. That is why God tells us we are eternally righteous, whole, and holy.”
“I heard the Choir’s music for the first time in my life. The chorus, the singing, the music were all good but the best thing was the message. Jesus died on the cross to save all of us. No matter how much we sin, we can still go to eternal Heaven. Yes. I am absolutely sure that I will go to Heaven. This is because Jesus was resurrected on the third day. This is the truth.”
“It really brought me to tears. I was deeply touched by everything I had seen. I wish that the blessing of God will always be with them. The pastor explained the message very well. God gave us eternal redemption.” – Anette Willson
“I just found out that I was saved. I’m looking forward to an eternal life. I don’t know about anybody else but I’m sure! I will be going to heaven!” – Shenea
“The concert was amazing. On each side of me were my wife and a sister and, they both shed tears because the story really touched us. Their voices were very beautiful and their Cantata work was outstanding. I really look forward to the theater performance on the 27th of March.
This is the first time to meet with the Choir or the New York Church. I was able to invite the Choir after receiving one flyer and I am so glad of the fact that we invited the Choir! I was also able to show my son the story of Jesus in 3D.
I was greatly inspired while listening to the message. Many Christians still live in condemnation because they don’t know the Words that the Pastor spoke about today. We have gained freedom inside Christ and the reason why Jesus said it is finished is because it is really finished. Our sins ended at the cross and now we live by through Christ. Eternally! Many more Christians need to hear this. I talked with the pastors and I want to be there at the bible seminars and others events in the future. It is the Word of God!” -Grace Reformed Head Pastor, Douglas Banks
There will be an Easter Cantata tomorrow in two churches in Manhattan. Tomorrow is hopeful as we imagine the many people God will have prepared.