Home Church

The Words Of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Service and Education

It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Matthew 20: 26-28

Some of you may feel that you are Abel, and somebody else is Cain, even in your home church areas. But Abel must always suffer himself. You must serve others. In the Old Testament we see that the people of the Jewish nation, the Abel nation which was chosen, were the servants of servants to God. Father does not like to see anyone, leaders especially, thinking that he is Abel and trying to command other members. Father will never allow that. The typical Abel is Jesus, who lived to serve Cain. Then Cain could come back to Jesus and serve him. Jesus spent his whole life serving, even until his death.

Father Speaks to the Crusade
9.5.78, London

In your home church put into practice what you have been taught this morning. Don't worry about whether other people love you or not. If no one loves you, don't complain, but realize it is because your own love has not been sufficient. You must love more and give more service. God gave love first, He never asked to be loved first. No, God's way is to love first.

Restored Family
1.21.79, Belvedere

In order to be victorious in home church, should we then seek out the beautiful places, where everything smells sweet? Should we go to disco dances for our home church work? No, you must go the ugly, smelly places and make them beautiful and sweet-smelling. You must go to the suffering people and make them feel happy -- that is your home church work. If you do this kind of work, then you don't have to make an effort to elevate yourself; the people will try to push you into a beautiful, high place, even though you resist and say you want to stay in the low place.

Victory of Home Church (Midnight Address)
1.1.82, World Mission Center

When you are in your area trying to perform a service and you drop a dish and break it, the homeowner will not be angry because you are manifesting true love,

Victory of Home Church (Morning Address)
1.1.82, World Mission Center

Serve the 360 homes. Go there every day and serve. Then they will like you. Soon you can say, "The Unification Church has a very good and important message. Your son and daughter can learn so much, to help them to become better people. Would you like to come and listen?" If you have served them and they like you, then they will listen to you. They will come to trust you, and finally they will say: "All right, I will come one weekend and listen." Also, they will ask you, "What can I do in return?" Maybe they are thinking about money, but money is not important, of course, and they know that. So then you can say, "You can really help me by going to listen to a two-day workshop. Come for just one weekend, any weekend."

What is difficult about bringing everyone to two day workshop? The Japanese members don't even have to speak English. Just go there and serve the family for weeks, for days. You don't have to speak one word of Divine Principle. Just work and pray about them. Then they will say "What can I do for you?" At that point they will really want to do something for you. You can say "Please go to workshop, because it is good for you, especially for your children. You must go first to find out if it is good; then you can send your sons and daughters."

Father Speaks to the Crusade
9.5.78, London

The home church mission is done by people who take up the position of God as educators of mankind, teaching people how to love God and liberate mankind. If such people become champions of home church, the world shall be restored automatically and the Kingdom of Heaven established. This is the basic spirit and principle of home church. We are going to teach the world these things: one, liberation of God and secondly, love of mankind in the spirit of sacrifice. You must know clearly the logic of the ideology upon which we stand. We will sacrifice ourselves to educate the people and love them. If you do that then without question God will dwell with you and will lead your home church, working day by day with you. You won't be able to part from God for even one moment.

Do you love me? How much? Just as you love me now, when you teach mankind and give them God's love you will be loved by them in return. I want you to know that this has been the hope of God and hope of mankind, and we are here today to really fulfill that desire of theirs. We possess the greatest of all fortunes and the method to fulfill that dream and goal is home church. In doing this mission your Divine Principle book will be used so much that it will be like a rag.

I am telling you to be a teacher and one who loves. Truth and love are two key words. Why do you go to home church? There are two reasons. First you will educate the people, but after education what would you like to gain? The purpose of education is to awaken them and bring them to the heavenly side. Education will give them birth. Once they see the vision they are no longer in darkness.

Home Church and the Completion of the Kingdom of Heaven
1.1.79, World Mission Center

What do we do in a home church area? You have to supply your home church with the essential elements for their particular stage of growth, just as though they were in the mother's womb. The person who is already born spiritually has to be given much love. You have to be exemplary in showing this life to those who follow, and have confidence that if they follow you then one day they will go to the bosom of God's love. You have to be confident that you are doing as God does, supplying all the elements they need. I feel exactly the same toward you and your children.

Individual Course of Life
1.20.80, Belvedere

In the home church you will have to teach everything to the people. If someone is opposing the Unification Church, don't go to his house and try to get even. Keep a record of the untruthful things he says about you and teach everything you know, and if after hearing everything you have to teach he is still opposed, then go and fight him. He will be weak internally by that time and only need a little push. But after fighting, you must become friends with him. Otherwise, there is no sense in fighting.

Even though we may need to fight the communists, afterwards we have to tell them why communism is wrong so they can change their minds and have godly thinking. This is why we have Victory Over Communism theory. If Christians are against us, we must show them why they are wrong; this is why we have Divine Principle. We have a complete explanation based on the Bible to show them how they are mistaken. If they repent, it's fine; but if not then we need to make more effort to win them over. God first teaches people and shows them an example, then passes judgment. He always wants to teach still more, but He can't wait eternally if they won' t listen.

We cannot build heaven all by ourselves, but must teach other people so that they will understand and participate. We must do it first, and then with our experience we must teach them well before we can expect them to follow us. You have to be a good teacher and not rush them, or expect them to respond if you are unable to teach them very much. A person must like you first and then he will listen to what you have to say. Then he has to like what you tell him. Teaching people is not just a matter of talking. After they like you personally and like what you say to them, they must like you for your deeds. You have to make them like you in these three ways and then they will copy everything you say and do. That is how the heavenly kingdom will expand. We have to teach them by our personality, word and deed.

Eternal Happiness
2.25.79, Belvedere

In home church one of your important duties will be to teach Korean, at least a few words,

History of the Providence Through Restoration By Indemnity
2.10.81, World Mission Center

This is the only way you can win. This is the formula. No country can succeed apart from this formula. Korea, Japan, America, all need to use the same formula. If you make up your mind that you are going to be America's Mr. Eu and lecture 18 hours a day every day for three years and eight months, and if you fulfill that determination, then the entire spirit world will come down and help you create a spiritual atmosphere. The spirit world had to sympathize with Mr. Eu because he was working so hard. Angels would be sent to push people into coming to hear Mr. Eu, simply because he was working himself to death. Heaven had to sympathize with him. . . .

The first three seven-year courses are over. Now the momentous day has begun; we have started the second three seven-year courses. This is your era, your age. You will be the star. You must begin now. Father has gone through his three seven-year courses. You should feel that you can do a little better than the late President Eu, and that you can go forward further than Father.

5.19.80, World Mission Center