On Friday, September 2 at 6:00 PM the message "The Kingdom of God is As If a Man Should Cast Seed Into the Ground" was given by Minister Christine Lee at Gratia Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. The message was taken from Mark 4:26-32 and Luke 2:52.
This parable says the believer should have the faith of a son. The kingdom the Lord will eventually bring to earth will be perfect, but for now the kingdom of God only resides within Christians. It is their goal to spread the gospel to as many as possible so they too can carry it.
Christine noted the kingdom will be like the created world. The greatest sins that made it fall were arrogance and jealousy. Followers should bear their cross daily and cast out the seed of the gospel in faith as they go. The Lord will not let that Word return void, but will cause it to grow and bear fruit.
Prayer was given to know God's purpose for each member present, for Sioux Falls to have a breakthrough, and for the Sunday service to be especially blessed and anointed.