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December 31, 2019 (Tue )

The Mustard Seed Movement

Matthew 13:31~32 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #293 Jesus Comes with Power to Gladden (#414 in the previous version)

[Message Video] https://youtu.be/5E9WpqP-rfU



The people of the world are unaware that they are captured by Satan, demons, and darkness. Israel, too, was colonized by Rome and faced severe hardships. At that time, Jesus spoke about a parable regarding Heaven. Jesus said, “Although your faith may seem as a small mustard seed, it will grow to become a great tree.” That is the covenant given to you. Likewise, the hardships that come to God’s children are time schedules to receive great blessings. If so, what covenant must you hold onto?

1. The Assurance of the Gospel of Heaven
Jesus surely spoke of the Gospel of Heaven. He said, “You may seem small, but through the power of the Gospel, you will certainly bear great fruits.” In other words, those who have life will be able to carry out the life movement. Even now, Satan deceives people by using his twelve strategies. However, there is no reason for God’s children to waver because He is with them. No one is capable of blocking the Gospel of life.

2. The Power of the Gospel of Heaven
The power of the Gospel can spread to the entire mass by just one person. This does not call for arrogance but the reason for thanksgiving. In each age of crises that befell Israel, God called each Remnant and carried out world evangelism. Although it may seem as if there are no answers right before you, do not be discouraged by your current state. God is capable of saving the nation and your entire family line through just one person, you.

3. Life Movement
The Gospel of heaven can widely spread to the life movement even with the smallest works. The cupbearer introduced Joseph to Pharaoh. Elder Jethro took in Moses as his son-in-law. Rahab even hid the three spies. Esther revealed Haman’s evil plot of wiping out the Jewish population to the king. Although their works may seem trivial, it ultimately has great worth and value because this was done for the life movement. Thus, it is okay even if your existence may seem as small as a mustard seed. Because life is in you, the life movement will arise throughout the entire world through you.

[Prayer of the Evangelist] Dear God, I give you thanks for allowing me to realize the Gospel of heaven. Although I possess a small faith, may the life movement arise and may this life be relayed to the entire world.

Immanuel Church Sunday Worship 1st Service / August 18, 2019

[Bible Reading] Genesis 26

[Gospel Memory Verse] Acts 13:48
And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.