These are my sermon notes from a message spoken on May 6th, 2012 at Munakata Christian Center, Japan.
The label “Prayer Warrior” is derived from the idea that a person with a heart for Intercessory Prayer stands on the front lines of spiritual warfare (it is not listed in scripture as a spiritual gift, but some people are more inclined to prayer than others . . . briefly discuss) Intercessory prayer is somewhat overlooked in the Church because it is seldom utilized in public. However, without these precious praying people, many visible ministry accomplishments would probably not be successful.
If you were to Google image search "Cultural Revolution," you would find image after image of China's "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution," otherwise known as the Cultural Revolution, started by communist Mao Tse Tung, Chairman of the China Communist Party in 1966. Its goal was to enforce socialism in the country by removing capitalist, traditional and cultural elements from Chinese society, and to impose Maoist orthodoxy within the Party.
Idol worship and the presence of idols in the Japanese home, workplace and landscape are part of everyday life. A [tooltip content="literally 'Buddha altar'" url="" ]butsudan[/tooltip] is a shrine commonly found in temples and homes in Japanese Buddhist cultures.
Viking! As you all know, they were the Scandinavian seafarers, attacking ships and foreign shores in their dragon boats from the 8th to the 11th century. If not taken by surprise, in Japan "Viking" is an "all-you-can-eat" style restaurant, and this denomation has been in use for over 50 years. But why on earth are all-you-can-eat style restaurants called "Viking" in Japan?