The service of PMPPKN (Indonesian Christian Student and Youth Fellowship) was held again on Friday, November 13, 2020. It was a live-streaming service that was aired through Facebook and Instagram. The Word of God was delivered by Hery Prasetyo and Leonardo, taken from 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 and Matthew 8: 5-13.
1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 (NKJV) “ Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
God made our bodies and our hearts to be His temple, even He wants to live in us. In the pandemic situation like this, we have to stay at home, learn from home, and even we cannot meet our loved ones. Maybe you already feel bored, but don’t be sad because we are actually never alone because God Himself lives in us.
It is a gift for us, the Lord wants to live in us. Oftentimes, we feel unworthy, but God still wants to dwell in us, and He wants to forgive our sins. So there is no reason for us to feel alone. God can be our friend, even He can be the closest friend for us. We are never alone because He lives inside of us.
The service proceeded by Leonardo. He preached the Word of God from Matthew 8: 5-13 (NKJV) “Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.”And his servant was healed that same hour.
A centurion from Capernaum (an officer of a high rank and position) came to Jesus humbly asking for the healing of his servant. This centurion knew that he was talking to the Lord and he knew that Jesus had power to heal sicknesses. This centurion said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof.But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.” He indeed had such a great faith that Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”
He really had faith that if only Jesus spoke a word, his servant would surely be healed. Verse 13 says, “Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.”Let us have faith in Jesus, just like this centurion. Leonardo prayed for those who were sick and closed the service in prayer.