September 16, 2020 (Wed.)
Evangelists of the Early Church Who Moved the World
Acts 7:54~60 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep. (59~60)
♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #310 I Know Not Why God's Wondrous Grace (Unified Hymn #410)
[Message Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqsgR01rYQY&list=PLOCBKggOTU7yqOj4BUIgI_1Yx-MldYCO-&index=13
As you hold onto the God-given covenant of the Summit, there is something to prepare in advance. You must be equipped with “Summit Time,” “Summit Mindset,” “Summit Vessel,” and receive the answer of the church. By doing so, you’ll also receive the answer of a Summit in the workplace(Pre-Camp). At this time, the actual camp where the healing of your soul, your life, and your body will take place. Finally, everything becomes your covenant and vision; your God-given dream is fulfilled; and your masterpiece that restores God's image emerges(After-Camp, and C.V.D.I.P.). The members of the Early Church were witnesses of these answers. How did they change the world?
1. Accept Everything
At that time, Rome blocked the Gospel with its politics and laws(Acts 7:54~60). However, the members of the Early Church were not bound by darkness because they possessed spiritual answers and strength to accept everything. Furthermore, they even overcame the culture(Acts 8:4~8 and ideologies Acts 8:26~40) that had dominated Israel.
2. Yield Everything and Lose Everything
Those who found the things of God yielded everything(Acts 1:1~8 and 14). They experienced amazing answers at Mark’ s upper room and raised a man who was lame from birth(Acts 3:1~12). Because they possessed the only name that brought salvation(Acts 4:12), even death could not overcome them(Acts 7:1~60). Instead, they went into fields where nobody could go(Acts 8:4~8) and opened the door to world missions(Acts 11:19 and 13:1~4). Even though they had lost everything, they focused on “themselves whom God had made,” “their God-given things,” and their God-given fields.”
Among the members, Stephen was a disciple who lived a very short life. However, the works he left behind were eternal. The Antioch Church was established, Paul who stood in the forefront of persecuting and killing disciples was born again as an evangelist, and world missions began. Stephen stood as a witness who had held onto the covenant.
[Covenantal Prayer] Dear God, I want to accept and yield everything. Even if I lose everything, help me to hold onto the accurate covenant. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Core Training Message / May 2, 2020
Q. What Do You Already Possess?
You already possess everything. All you have to do is just enjoy them until the time schedule comes. It’s even better when problems come. Because when hardships occur, answers will surely follow. There is absolutely no reason to fear conflicts. You can just renew yourself.
Crises are opportunities. Many people say, “It’s because of the virus.” However, COVID-19 is also an opportunity.
The nation will get better. Others say that it will only get worse; however, that isn’t possible. Because you and others like you must do world evangelization.