Saturday, June 7, 2008

No Small Churches

"For who has despised the day of small things? For these seven rejoice to see The plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. They are the eyes of the Lord, Which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.”" (Zechariah 4:10, NKJV)

In preparation for my Sunday sermon I came across this Zechariah 4:10. My purpose for going to this passage was because it is a cross reference on the sevenfold Holy Spirit as mentioned in Revelation 4. This text includes the line, ”who has despised the day of small things?” Zerubbabel had been working on restoring the Temple. This post exilic temple would pale in comparison to Solomon’s Temple. Zerubbabel was discouraged because of its lack of size and impressive beauty. God on the other hand was well pleased and told him not to despise small things.

This is a passage that is easier to read than believe for the many pastors who struggle to build a congregation to the glory of God. But the reality is that God has not called us to build an impressive facility or a church with a mass of humanity. He was called us to be faithful to the Word.

Everything God does is a big thing. There are no small churches. God is omnisciently watching and caring for the church, Jesus is in the process of building His church, and one day will gather His glorious church together.

As Jesus calls His church from every tribe an nation we will fully recognize that there are no small churches.

"And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation," (Revelation 5:9, NKJV)

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