At 5pm on the 10th of October, there was a Christian Leaders’ Meeting in the Performer’s Lounge located in the basement of the Civic Center Music Hall.
Pastor Frank Wiley was delighted and said, “Jesus has washed away our sins and made everyone here unite as one.”
“Missionary Shi Hyung Park first came to our church to tell us that he wanted to have a Christian Leaders’ Meeting. God allowed me to accept Missionary Park. The Word of Pastor Ock Soo Park today was marvelous. He said that Jesus Christ had died on the cross and shed his blood to wash away our sins and sanctify us. The Word of God that Pastor had preached today united us together. I am so thankful that I am righteous by Jesus Christ.”
Pastor Ock Soo Park expressed the relationship between us and God as the relationship between the ‘earth’ and ‘light’.
Pastor Thomas Marberry exclaimed, “I was inspired by the Word of Pastor Ock Soo Park!”
“More than anything, today, I was able to learn precisely about the organization called the IYF. I was inspired by the sermon that I heard today. He clearly said that I had become righteous, not according to my own actions but by the blood of Jesus Christ. I do not know much about the Christmas Cantata because it is my first time here, but I believe that it will be the world’s best performance because Gracias Choir is a world-class choir. I also look forward to it because I like music”
During the message in the Christmas Cantata, Pastor Ock Soo Park spoke about how our hearts had to connect to God.
“In the show, they say that they do not need 20 dollars nor an airplane, nor electricity, nor trains, but all they want is to spend the Christmas Cantata with their father. Likewise, God wants to connect our hearts to him. God is saying to us, “You are sanctified! You are holy! You are washed!” When we accept that heart, that is the moment when our hearts are connected as one with God. Even if someone says to me, ‘Hey, you are not righteous!’ if God says that I am righteous, then I am. Folks of Oklahoma City, we want to have this performance here once again, next year. When you accept God into your hearts, that is when the true Christmas enters your heart. Merry Christmas!”
Pastor Joseph, who said that the ‘Hallelujah’ of the third act was the best, said that the message of Jesus was delivered powerfully, and that Jesus had been born on this Earth for us. Pastor Joseph was disappointed that he could not be invited to the Christian Leader’s Meeting. He said, “Next year, I want to attend the Christian Leaders’ meeting as well.”
“Although humans’ actions may continue, as Jesus came to this land and past away for us, our own actions were finished. The first meaning of Christmas to me is his coming to this land and the second one is that he came for our souls”