BERITA ICCC INDONESIA 2010 Edisi MEI Untuk kalangan sendiri
BERITA INTERN UNTUK ANGGOTA DAN KOMUNIKASI BAGI KALANGAN DUNIA BISNIS DAN PROFESI KRISTEN
ICCC ADALAH MIMBAR DIMANA PESAN KRISTUS BAGI KITA DI ZAMAN INI DIJABARKAN, DIBAGIKAN DAN DINYATAKAN TERHADAP DUNIA BISNIS
NATIONAL BOARD Spiritual Counselor Pdm. Bunan Djambek National President Benjamin B. Juwono Vice Presidents: Admin/Secretary Tonny Soetjoadi
Finance/Treasurer: ManimbulL. Sitorus
Membership/Mentoring/ Network Simon Aditan
Teaching / Training Eliezer H. Hardjo Johanis S. Najoan Ridwan Naftali
Business Development/ Micro-Enterprise Kristanta Dewara Rudolf A.S. Sinaga Johny Rempas Michael Albinus Agus Susanto Markus Christianto
Intercessors Eddy S. Kristiawan Mohan U. Vasandani (Mrs.) Suzanna Suadi (Mrs.) Josephine S. Sitorus (Ms.) Hermina M. Usmany Paul Tapilatu
Kantor National ICCC Indonesia:
Website: www.iccc-indonesia.com Pertokoan Pulo Mas Blok B I / 8, Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan. Jakarta 13260 Telp (021) 4890211, fax: (021) 4722274. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saudara-saudara dalam Tuhan Yesus Kristus Selamat berjumpa kembali di Berita ICCC Indonesia, Edisi Mei 2010. Saya percaya Bapa kita yang penuh kasih dan rahmat, senantiasa memelihara kita sekeluarga. Dalam edisi kali ini, kita melihat peran ICCC dalam mengajar orang- orang percaya agar menjadi orang yang berbeda di dunia kerja melalui pelajaran TWL. Menjadi orang yang berbeda bukan karena penampilan luarnya (outward ,melainkan berbeda karena penampilan dalamnya(inward). ICCC disebut sebagai ”kamar dagang Kristen” harus berbeda dengan kamar dagang duniawi yang dipacu oleh egoisme untuk mengejar uang semata. Kita memang harus berbeda dengan kamar dagang duniawi, karena kita memiliki roh yang lain. Kita kembali diingatkan Roma 12:2 ” don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. ” Dalam pengajaran TWL di GBI Basilea Kelapa Gading, seorang pria mempersoalkan kenapa justru banyak orang Kristen berperilaku buruk dan diexpose secara luas di media masa. Menurut saya inti persoalannya adalah masih banyak orang orang percaya yang masih memilih mempertahankan pikiran lama yang memuaskan daging. Memutuskan untuk memperbaharui pikiran kita dengan pikiran Kristus adalah sebuah proses transformasi. Di sinilah peran ICCC dibutuhkan ditengah-tengah kebingungan besar dalam mencari kebenaran dan kejujuran di negeri ini. Pada bulan Mei ini kita memperingati Hari Kebangkitan Nasional. Dapatkah kita melihat peran ICCC-Indonesia dalam kebangkitan bangsa dari keterpurukan moral ? Bangsa ini sungguh menantikan sosok sosok yang mampu berjalan dalam kebenaran di dunia bisnis, politik, ekonomi dan lain-lain. Peluang orang percaya sungguh besar, karena orang percaya memiliki modal yang sangat besar untuk menjadi saksi bagi dunia yaitu kuasa kebangkitan Kristus yang kita terima dalam Yesus Kristus. Kuasa kebangkitan itulah yang memberi kita kekuatan atas kuasa dosa, sehingga kita menjadi orang-orang yang merdeka dari belenggu dosa. Dalam konteks marketplace, kuasa kebangkitan Kristus-lah yang memampukan kita menjadi pebisnis dan profesional yang berintegritas tinggi, jujur dan dapat dipercaya. Kuasa itulah yang memampukan kita berfokus pada tujuan hidup kita memuliakan Bapa dan tidak tunduk kepada kuasa mammon yang menguasai dunia marketplace. Marilah kita menjadi pebisnis yang menjadi the living sacrifice bagi Tuhan, mampu membedakan kehendak Bapa kita, untuk berperan dalam kebangkitan negeri yang kita cintai. Tuhan Yesus memberkati. Benjamin Bambang Juwono National President ICCC INDONESIA www.iccc-indonesia.com
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LAPORAN KEGIATAN ICCC INDONESIA
TWL DI GBI BASILIA KELAPA GADING
Benjamin B. Juwono yang juga sebagai National President ICCC Indonesia memulai TWL Seminar dengan topik “Money Matters” pada tanggal 8 April 2010
ICCC Indonesia mendapat kesempatan untuk sharing program Transformed Working Life (TWL) seminar bagi para pelaku bisnis, profesional dan kaum muda di GBI Basilia Kelapa Gading selama bulan April 2010 mulai pkl. 19.00 dengan jadwal sebagai berikut:
8 April 2010: Money Matters - Benjamin B. Juwono 15 April 2010: Strategic Stewarship – Eliezer H. Hardjo 22 April 2010: Bulding Business on the Rock – Johanis S. Najoan 29 April 2010: A Key to Abundant Life – Simon Aditan
Hadir setiap kalinya antara 30 – 60 peserta yang mengikuti dengan antusias dan banyak hal yang ditanyakan pada waktu sesi tanya jawab Selain NB yang membawakan topic seminar juga hadir pada sesi terakhir beberapa NB a.l. Bunan Djambek, Tonny Soetjoadi, Rudolf A.S. Sinaga dengan isterinya Josephine S. Sitorus dan juga Arion Hutagalung.
Kemudian dilanjutkan oleh Eliezer H. Hardjo, V.P. Teaching dengan topic “Strategic Stewardship” pada tanggal 15 April 2010
Pimpinan Jemaat, Rev. Andry S. Montolalu bersama dengan pengurus lainnya dengan setia mendampingi di setiap sesi. Dibawah ini laporan pandangan mata melalui lensa camera: Johanis S. Najoan, member of Teaching Domain ICCC Indonesia membawakan topik”Building the Business on the Rock” pada tanggal 22 April 2010
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Welcome New Member 1. Ms. Hermina Magdalena Usmany 2. Mr. Paulus Tapilatu 3. Mr. Markus Christianto
Simon Aditan, V.P. Membership/Mentoring/Networking yang juga member of Teaching Domain menyampaikan topik “A Key to Abundant Life” sebagai closing session pada tanggal 29 April 2010
Happy 26th Wedding Anniversary Dalam kesempatan National Board Meeting tanggal 27 April 2010 yang lalu, kami bersama sempat meyelipkan acara untuk memperingati Ulang Tahun Perkawinan dua orang anggota National Board: Rudolf A.S. Sinaga dan Josephine S. Sitorus yang merayakan Ulang Tahun perkawinan mereka yang ke 26. Hadir menyaksikan dua anak perempuan Emma dan Sara beserta kedua suami mereka. Kiranya Tuhan melimpahi mereka beserta anak-anak menantu dan cucu dengan berkat Mazmur 128, penuh damai sejahtera dan sukacita dalam kelimpahan.
Nampak peserta yang hadir dari sisi kiri dan sisi kanan panggung
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Bagi anda yang akan memperpanjang kartu keanggotaan anda untuk tahun 2010 agar segera menghubungi Simon Aditan V.P. Membership melalui HP: 0816974647 atau email (email@example.com)
Annual Membership Fee untuk tahun 2010 mengikuti peraturan International dalam kategori Developing Nation menjadi Rp. 600.000 dimana US$ 50 dikirim ke Kantor Pusat di Swedia sebagai syarat dan kewajiban International Membership Membership Fee dapat ditransfer ke rekening ICCC Indonesia atau FORUKIN dibawah ini, dan mengirimkan bukti transfernya dengan fax ke alamat yang tercantum paling bawah dari setiap halaman Newsletter ini: Rekening Bank: LIPPO BANK Cabang Senen - Jakarta No. 716-30-00309-2 a/n : Forum Komunikasi Usahawan Kristen Indonesia (FORUKIN).
KONTAK BISNIS 1. Surya Delapan Mas Tonny Soetjoadi – Director Offices: 1. HWI Lindeteves 4th Floor, Block B No. 7 Jalan Hayam Wuruk Jakarta (Barat) 11180 – INDONESIA Phone: 062 (21) 6259625 Fax: 062 (21) 6259561 2. Taman Berdikari Santosa Block M No. 16 Jalan Pemuda Jakarta (Timur) 13220 – INDONESIA Phone: 062 (21) 4712821 & 91282388 Fax: 062 (21) 4718293 Line of Business: Distribution of Chladianpast Corrugated Roof & Flat sheet for Jakarta Metro & Outer Java and International market
Business Opportunity: Looking for bona-fide Sub-distributors all-over Indonesia as well as outside of Indonesia, preferably having vast networks & experiences in distribution of building materials. Serious inquiry can be directed to Tonny Soetjoadi, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: +62811193202
2. HeavenSpring Consulting & Agencies Co. Eliezer Hernawan Hardjo CM Jalan Pegangsaan Indah Barat B I / 8 Pondok Gading Utama Jakarta 14250 – INDONESIA Phone: 062 (21) 4521141 Fax: 062 (21) 4533070 Mobile: (062) 815-13203415 E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Partners: 1. Institute of Certified Professional Managers – James Madison University, VA, USA 2. Corporate Turnaround Center Pte. Ltd., Singapore Line of Business: Business & Management Consulting (Seminar, Training & Consulting) Bagi member yang berminat untuk dicantumkan dalam kolom ini (free of charge) dimohon untuk meng-update data dan mengirim ke e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org seperti contoh diatas Nama Perusahaan Person in Charge dan Contact person Alamat lengkap termasuk no. telepon/fax dan email Line of business Specific products yang ingin ditawarkan (dengan foto kalau ada – yang di-compressed)
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TESTIMONY & WISDOM
What Is Money?
God is not opposed to riches. In fact, He is the originator of financial blessings (1 Samuel 2:7; Proverbs 10:22) and reminds us that personal diligence can also lead to wealth (Proverbs 10:4). When we have more money than we need for normal expenses, we are wise to save some for later use. The Bible speaks well of the saver, noting that the ant wisely stores up food for the winter (Proverbs 6:6-11). It speaks favourably of someone who would provide for his children and grandchildren: "A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous" (Proverbs 13:22). Spiritual traps to avoid
People hold widely divergent views about money. Some view it as the root of all evil and believe that poverty brings one closer to God. Others accept the health-and-wealth gospel: that Christians are almost automatically destined to become financially successful if not fabulously wealthy. Those who hold either of these contradictory ideas think it comes directly from the Bible. Is money good or evil? To lay a foundation for managing one's finances, we must begin by considering what money is and whether it is proper for Christians to accumulate wealth. Wealth and the Bible The first time the Bible mentions someone with a lot of money, it speaks of a righteous man, Abraham, who "was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold" (Genesis 13:2). Later we find God promising that through this man's descendants all nations of the earth would be blessed (Genesis 18:18; 22:18; 26:4). Abraham was wealthy, but he was also "the father of all those who believe" (Romans 4:11).
These positive examples, however, do not give the whole picture. The follower of God who wants to make money but continue to follow God must avoid certain spiritual traps. It becomes easy, as a person accumulates worldly goods, to view money—rather than God—as a source of protection and stability (Proverbs 18:11). The apostle Paul talked about money and temptation: ". . . Those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows" (1 Timothy 6:910). It is from these words that some people get the idea that the Bible teaches that money is the root of all evil. However, Paul wrote something considerably different: that "the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." Money itself is not an evil, but elevating money and material wealth to a greater priority than it is properly due is a great spiritual trap. In this passage Paul elaborates on the perspective toward wealth that Jesus Christ had given many years earlier.
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In speaking of a Christian's proper priorities (Matthew 6:24-33), Jesus said, "You cannot serve God and mammon" (verse 24). The English mammon is translated here from a similar Aramaic word that means riches, especially riches that turn one's attention away from God. While recognizing that people have physical needs, Christ emphasized that our priority must always be God. Jesus taught that we must "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added . . ." (verse 33). Paul's comments to Timothy teach us not to make money a god or to allow it to come between us and God. Money is simply a tool that can be used for either good or bad. The key lies in our attitude. Paul adds this advice to the wealthy: "Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life" (1 Timothy 6:17-19, emphasis added throughout). Can we seek wealth and eternal life? On another occasion, a young man asked Jesus Christ what one must do to inherit eternal life. After Jesus told him he must keep God's commandments, the man responded that he had kept them from his youth (Mark 10:17-20). "Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, 'One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.' But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. "Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, 'How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!' And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, 'Children, how hard it is for those who trust in
riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God'" (verses 21-25). (See also "The Eye of a Needle" ) Notice the disciples' reaction when they heard Jesus' comments about how difficult it was for a rich man to enter the kingdom: ". . . They were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, 'Who then can be saved?' But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible'" (verses 26-27). Eternal life is a gift given to those who humbly seek God (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10). Everyone, whether rich or poor, must rely on God's mercy for eternal life. A lesson in priorities Jesus explained that eternal life is a spiritual issue of paramount importance. The wealth of the man was not intrinsically wrong. But his misplaced prioritiesâ€”his improper attachment to material wealthâ€”was. Christ perceived that the man was more interested in his money than God. Indeed, the young man was despondent over Christ's words "and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions" (Mark 10:22). God has revealed in His Word, the Bible, all essential knowledge that humans need to come into harmony with His ways in both spiritual and physical matters. God has given His people specific instructions for supporting the poor (Deuteronomy 14:28-29; 15:1-2; 26:12-14). His Word even gives instructions for how His people should provide financially for annual religious observances (Deuteronomy12:17-18; 14:2227). Jesus took the lesson of spiritual and financial priorities a step further. "Then Peter began to say to Him, 'See, we have left all and followed You.' So Jesus answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My BERITA ICCC INDONESIA â€“ MEI 2010
sake and the gospel's, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life'" (verses 28-30). Here, Jesus promises physical and spiritual rewards for putting Him first. So He clearly is not against prosperity— provided we don't make it the greatest priority in our lives. Keeping priorities straight can be quite a challenge for people who have been blessed with material goods. The rich must not glory in their riches (Jeremiah 9:23). We must remember Christ's instruction regarding our priorities: ". . . Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:20-21). People are prejudiced People can be prejudiced about money. Sometimes the wealthy despise the poor, and sometimes the poor despise the rich. Jesus did not hold such biases. He ate with tax collectors and sinners, was called their friend (Matthew 9:10; 11:19) and ministered to the poor (Matthew 11:5). Yet He showed no partiality and could also be found with the rich (Matthew 27:57; Luke 19:1-10). A wealthy man so admired Jesus that he buried Him in his unused family tomb (Matthew 27:57-60). Jesus Christ died for all of humanity, regardless of anyone's social or financial standing. The Scriptures we have just reviewed show that money is neutral—neither good nor bad. Our attitude toward it, however, is important. Money tests our allegiance; it makes apparent whether we are committed to God or to our possessions. At best, money is a tool we use for important purposes.
Hardness of Heart - A Roadblock to Receiving from God By Andrew Wommack I used to think people with hard hearts were God haters or, at the least, people in rebellion to Him. That’s what I used to think, until the day the Lord told me I had a hard heart. While flying to a meeting, I was reading about the instance when Jesus came walking to His disciples on the water, recorded in Mark 6:45-52. They were in a terrible storm. After nine hours they were still only halfway across the Sea of Galilee, normally a two-hour trip. They were in trouble and fighting for their lives. Yet here came Jesus walking on top of the very thing that was trying to kill them. He was totally in control. This impacted me so much that I put my Bible down and just stared out the window. There was a solid layer of clouds beneath us, and in my imagination, I thought about what it would be like to see Jesus walking on the clouds beside the plane. That’s not any more impossible than Jesus walking on the water! I was just awestruck as I considered this. I continued reading in Mark 6:51 and saw that the disciples had a similar reaction. The scripture says, “They were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.” That’s exactly the way I felt. I thought to myself that anyone who really thought about the magnitude of this miracle should feel the same way. We should be shocked and amazed at the miraculous power of God. Then I read the next verse. Mark 6:52 says “For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.” It was just like someone slapped me in the face. For the first time, I realized that being shocked, amazed, or surprised at a miracle was an indication of a hard heart. WOW! Or, another way of saying it is, relating to the natural more than the supernatural is an indication of a hard heart. By that definition, my heart was hard. BERITA ICCC INDONESIA – MEI 2010
This set me on a three-and-a-half-year journey seeking the Lord. I wanted to know what a hard heart really was, what caused it, and how to cure it. This has turned out to be one of the most important things the Lord has ever shown me. The dictionary defines hardened as cold, insensitive, unfeeling, and unyielding. If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll have to agree that there are certain areas of your life where you have a hard heart toward God. God made us so that we can harden our hearts and literally shut out unwanted influences. It was meant to be a positive thing, but because we haven’t understood this, what God meant for good has actually worked against us. One of the best examples of hardheartedness is found in the book of Exodus where Pharaoh refused to let the children of Israel leave the land of Egypt as God had commanded. There are fifteen times in Exodus where the Scriptures mention Pharaoh’s heart being hardened. This is the only explanation as to why Pharaoh persisted in resisting God when it was so evident that he was no match for God’s power. A hardened heart dulls a person’s ability to perceive and understand. It is the equivalent of spiritual retardation. In Mark 8:15, Jesus spoke to His disciples about the characteristics of a hard heart. He said in Mark 8:17-18, “And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither undestand? have ye your heart yet hardened? Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?” In these verses, Jesus gives us symptoms that are descriptive of a hard heart: (1) not being able to perceive, (2) not being able to understand, (3) not being able to see, (4) not being able to hear, and (5) not being able to remember. These are all speaking of inabilities in the spiritual realm. A hard heart is characterized by an inability to perceive spiritual things. This describes a person who just doesn’t have an aptitude for spiritual things. Others seem to perceive things that a person with a hard heart can’t. A hard heart will also keep a person from understanding the few
things they can perceive. They might see what the Lord is trying to show them, but they can’t get a hold of it in a way that they can apply it to their life. When a person is hardhearted toward God, it’s like they are spiritually blind and deaf; they just can’t see spiritual truth or hear the Lord speak to them. And they can’t remember. That last one is a major indication of the condition of their heart. People often express to me that they just don’t have the ability to remember Scripture the way I do. They imply that I must have a photographic memory. But these same people can tell me who won the Super Bowl last year or last decade, the Major League batting averages of all the famous baseball players, or the names of all the actors in a movie. I’ve watched some of those Super Bowl games, but I don’t remember the details. It’s not because my mind doesn’t work; it’s just a matter of the heart. I remember Scripture because that’s where my heart is. I don’t remember sports or entertainment trivia, because my heart isn’t into that. It’s all a matter of the heart. Here are some of the major things I’ve learned that determine the sensitivity of your heart. First, whatever you consider, your heart becomes softened toward. Conversely, whatever you fail to consider, your heart becomes hardened to. That’s what Mark 6:52 reveals. Again, that verse says, “For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.” The word, consider means, “to study, ponder, deliberate, examine, or think upon.” The scriptural term that would relate to “consider” would be the word “meditate.” Or we could substitute the word “focus” for “consider.” So, the disciples’ hearts were hard, since they didn’t “consider” the miracle of Jesus feeding the five thousand. It wasn’t sin that caused the disciples’ hearts to be hard; it was them focusing on things other than the miracle Jesus had just performed. They weren’t looking at pornographic magazines or fighting or lying; they were occupied with trying to save their lives in the midst of the storm. That wasn’t sin.
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If you took me sailing, I would want you to have some carnal knowledge about sailing. If I ride with you in a car, I don’t want you to drive by faith; I want you to have your eyes open and your brain working. That’s not wrong. But, if we get into a situation where our carnal knowledge and abilities won’t save our lives, I would like you to be able to go beyond the natural and draw on the ability of the supernatural. We can’t just be limited to the natural realm. This is what was wrong with the disciples. They had just witnessed Jesus taking five small loaves of bread and two small fish and feeding an entire multitude of at least 15,000 people. What an awesome miracle. If they had kept their minds stayed on that miracle, they wouldn’t have been shocked or surprised to see Jesus walking on the water.
profound. Most people don’t operate that way. This article has only scratched the surface of these truths that the Lord has shown me about how to soften our hearts toward God. You really need to get the entire teaching to reap the full benefit of these truths. It’s important because one of the ways to soften your heart toward God is by just sitting and soaking in the truth. It’s not enough to just hear truth; we need to absorb it. (Kirimkan kutipan, artikel, kata-kata mutiara atau kisah pengalaman anda yang dapat memperkuat iman pembaca Newsletter ini kepada TUHAN baik itu berupa pengalaman pribadi maupun orang lain dengan ciri utama bisnis dan rohani)
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And notice that Mark 6:45 makes special mention of the fact that Jesus “constrained” His disciples to get into the boat and go to the other side. That means He had to compel them. They didn’t want to go, but Jesus made them do it. Therefore, they didn’t get into this situation because of some mistake on their part; they were under direct orders from the Master. That means Jesus was responsible for what happened to them. If they had been thinking spiritually instead of naturally, they would have known that Jesus would take care of them. Instead of being surprised to see Jesus walking on the water, they would have expected it.
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Likewise, if we were not so dominated by considering the natural, we would not be surprised by the supernatural. We should expect to see the miraculous power of God manifest in our lives all the time. But the truth is, our hearts have become hardened toward God and His supernatural power because of our failure to stay focused on spiritual things.
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One of the benefits of understanding what causes hardheartedness is that you can reverse this process and use it to become hardened against the devil. That is absolutely true.
ICCC Indonesia melakukan berbagai kegiatan dan pelayanan baik terhadap anggota, maupun terhadap dunia bisnis khususnya dalam lingkungan Kristiani.
In my book and audio album Hardness of Heart, I go on to explain that you cannot be tempted with something you can’t think. You can’t go anywhere in your actions that you haven’t already gone in your mind. So, control your thoughts and you can control your actions. That’s simple but
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VISI, MISI DAN TUJUAN ICCC International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) lahir dari kepatuhan terhadap visi yang diberikan selama kurun waktu enam tahun kepada seorang usahawan Swedia J. Gunnar Olson, yang diteguhkan dengan nubuatan dan terbukanya pintu kesempatan disekitarnya yang sebelumnya tertutup. ICCC merupakan panggilan yang serius dan menantang bagi pengusaha Kristen untuk mengenali jaman yang sedang kita masuki dan dengan terang dari pengenalan itu memasuki dimensi iman yang baru yang disediakan bagi mereka yang …” takut akan TUHAN … berbicara satu sama lain … dan menghormati namaNya.” (Maleakhi 3: 16) Visi ini memanggil para pengusaha dan kaum profesi di seluruh dunia yang terbeban untuk saling berhubungan, bertukar pendapat, memperdagang-kan barang dan menyediakan jasa, saling mendukung dan menguatkan secara rohani dan materi. Berdasarkan eksistensi dari visi itu sendiri memproklamirkan otoritas Kristus yang mutlak diseluruh dunia. Pada intinya ICCC adalah kehendak TUHAN untuk memperluas tali kasih-Nya, melalui gerejaNya, didalam dunia usaha. Hal ini menuntut para pelaku bisnis mencari terlebih dahulu KerajaanNya dan segala Kebenaran-Nya.
Panggilan ICCC: “Mereka akan menjadi milik kesayanganKu sendiri, firman TUHAN semesta Alam pada hari yang Kusiapkan. Aku akan mengasihi mereka sama seperti seseorang menyayangi anaknya yang melayani dia. Maka kamu akan melihat kembali perbedaan antara orang benar dan orang fasik, antara orang yang beribadah kepada TUHAN dan orang yang tidak beribadah kepada-Nya.” (Maleakhi 3: 17-18)
KEYAKINAN IMAN ICCC:
Satu-satunya TUHAN pencipta segala sesuatu dalam kesatuan Trinitas: Bapa, Anak, dan Roh Kudus.
Keilahian TUHAN Yesus Kristus. Kelahiran-Nya dari rahim seorang Perawan. Karya penebusan dosa manusia melalui kematian-Nya diatas kayu salib. Kebangkitan-Nya. Hak otoriatas diri-Nya atas dunia dan Kedatangan-Nya yang kedua kali dalam Kuasa dan Kemuliaan-Nya.
Alkitab, sepenuhnya sebagai Firman TUHAN yang memberikan inspirasi dan berbagai peraturan bagi kehidupan yang dilandasi iman.
Keselamatan pribadi orang berdosa dan kebutuhannya untuk mengalami proses regenerasi melalui karya Roh Kudus dalam menuju menjadikannya sebagai manusia yang dikehendaki oleh TUHAN, seutuhnya.
Urapan tersedia bagi mereka yang dengan mata melihat dan telinga mendengar panggilan jaman. Sebagaimana halnya Raja Daud yang menerima urapan untuk menjadi raja, jauh sebelum dia menjadi Raja, yang keadaan pada saat urapan diberikan sama sekali tidak mungkin bagi Daud untuk menjadi Raja, demikianlah ICCC memanggil para pengusaha Kristen sebelum peristiwanya terjadi untuk mengalami kebebasan masuk ke dalam dimensi baru, dimana sasaran, strategi dan perencanaan bersama-sma diwujudnyatakan sesuai dengan iman di dalam Kristus. ICCC mencanangkan panggilan itu sejalan dengan rencana TUHAN bagi jaman ini sebagai kunci memperoleh berkat dan pertumbuhan dan agar dapat bangkit berkemenangan diatas gelombang ombak yang mengancam.
Transformed Working Life (TWL) adalah Pelatihan resmi dari Kantor Internasional bagi anggota ICCC dalam memperlengkapi anggota dengan pengetahuan dan pemahaman latar belakang, tujuan dan penerapan prinsip-prinsip Kerajaan TUHAN bagi dunia bisnis dan profesi. BERITA ICCC INDONESIA – MEI 2010
TWL diperuntukkan bagi anggota dan dapat diikuti secara cuma-cuma, namun terbuka juga bagi siapa saja yang berminat untuk mengikutinya.
diselenggarakan dalam bahasa Indonesia dan dilengkapi dengan buku panduannya, yang telah diterjemahkan kedalam Bahasa Indonesia juga, sehingga para peserta betul-betul akan memperoleh manfaâ€™at yang besar dan mengalami transformasi dalam kehidupan pribadi maupun bisnisnya. TWL difasilitasi oleh anggota National Board yang terlatih dan dikoordinir oleh V.P. Teaching: Eliezer H. Hardjo bersama dengan Teaching Team: Johanis S. Najoan dan Ridwan Naftali
"so that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. " (Galatians 3:14) God's blessings include forgiveness, acceptance, friendship with God, righteousness, the Holy Spirit, prosperity, supply, healing, deliverance, fruitfulness, long life, favor with men, joy, peace, love, nobility of character, capacity and heart to give, spiritual gifts, wisdom, faith, hope, protection from danger and evil and even favor with men. God wants you to enjoy all of these. It is his will for your life! All you need is to learn the Fear of the Lord, and how to believe God, and you will have these in increasing measure. I want to prove this to you! According to Galatians 3:14, Jesus did what it took for us to have the potential to enjoy the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus, in which every blessing worth having can be found. What it took was his death on the cross in our place. These blessings were costly for Jesus to obtain and so we should take an interest in what it is that Jesus got for us and make sure we receive the benefits.
Get Blessed! Posted February 3rd, 2007 by Michael
"... knowing that you were called for this purpose, that you may inherit a blessing. " (1 Peter 3:9) It is really important to God that YOU inherit a blessing! Its not something to be ashamed of or to apologize for. On the contrary, it is central to God's purpose for your life! The Scriptures declare it, and so when you as one of God's people are blessed, then God Himself is glorified. God wants you to be blessed, even in ways you have never known before. We can get more of an idea of God's purpose when we consider one of the main reasons Jesus died on the cross and suffered for us. It was:
So what is this blessing of Abraham? Abraham was a rich man, with a beautiful wife and lots of servants. He was victorious in battle and lived a long life. But Abraham enjoyed greater blessings than these. Abraham had an ETERNAL future with God, even though he sometimes did the wrong thing -BECAUSE he was made right with God. And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called a friend of God. (James 2:23) The greatest blessing Abraham received was being a friend of God, which he could be because he was made righteous. As a friend of God, Abraham would truly hear the words of God, and sometimes God would appear to him. God would show him things He was going to do, even beforehand - like He did in BERITA ICCC INDONESIA â€“ MEI 2010
the matter of Sodom and Gomorrah, and in the matter of the coming of Isaac. Jesus even taught that Abraham saw the days of Jesus in a vision. Being a friend of God is a choice blessing, and we can have it because of what Jesus has done for us. Thank God. The righteousness which counts with God is the righteousness of His own perfect Son, Jesus Christ. Without this righteousness, you won't make it, no matter what good things you do. On this site is information which if applied will enable you to get the curses broken off your life and enter into every one of God's blessings. Even though Jesus has payed for these things, you will only get them if you do your part. Our prayer life, our confession of God's Word, and our obedience to His voice in the things He reveals are all very important. We need to learn obedience even sometimes through the things we suffer. Nevertheless God's purpose is not primarily that we suffer, but rather, that we become like Christ and inherit all blessings together with Christ. The sufferings are just temporary, and necessary things we must pass through in order for God to get the desired result. God gave so many blessings to Abraham, and these blessings can be yours, if you meet the conditions. God wants you to meet the conditions so that you can be blessed! He will help you to qualify, if you are willing.
Terimakasih anda telah meluangkan waktu membaca Berita ICCC Indonesia ini dan silahkan mem-forward-nya ke rekan bisnis anda agar memperoleh berkat rohani yang sama. Redaksi
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