Southeast Region Retreat Closing and Sunday Service: the Parable of Kingdom of God
On March 1, southeast regional retreat from February 29-March 1 concluded with the Sunday and Closing Service based on Matthew 13: 24－33, 36－43. Pastor Thomas preached a sermon regarding the parable of the Kingdom of God.
The beautiful original Kingdom of God, the garden of Eden was lost because of the sin. Human beings become a combination of good and evil. God does not give up on the dream of the Kingdom of God. Even though there are a lot of evilness and wickedness in this world, but God will surely restore this world to the original world of joy and peace again.
Now even though we are small, weak and insufficient, but when we hold on the faith to plant ourselves like a kernel of wheat, there will be many grains come out. We are not looking at our shabby reality and fall into despair, but God is the one who is leading the whole history and whole world. God will surely grow us to the biggest tree in the garden.
When we actively affect the people in the world like light and salt, God will do amazing work through us just like how the yeast change 60 lbs of flour.
Atlanta and Nashville leaders and members all meditate deeply about the Kingdom of God practically. We are the ones who should participate in the running together for the Kingdom of God. May God bless southeast region more and more to be fruitful in 2020.