“Beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.”Isaiah 60:13 ASV
It is an awesome task and a humbling privilege to build a house of worship to our God! He has provided the vision, the land, the laborers and all the materials needed to erect this building where His people will gather in love and unity to make His praise glorious!
The construction is advancing rapidly. We are grateful that God has provided safety and success in the process and pray that He will continue to protect everyone involved in this building project.
The exterior of the structure is almost at close-up phase. The roof is being put on and made watertight. Concrete floors have been poured and walls are being framed and drywalled. Stucco is going up on the exterior and excitement is mounting.
The sanctuary will have a seating capacity for 550 – 600 worshipers. Administrative offices, Sunday school rooms, a kitchen, and boardroom, will be amazing assets for all aspects of ministry.
This year will bring exciting opportunities to volunteer for landscaping, and for participating in the move from the old church building to the new.
We are grateful for all the prayers, encouragement, support and donations. We thank our God for every contribution, for the planners, designers, workers, overseers, and for everyone who in any way participates in the construction of this house of God.
There is only one reason this facility is being built: for the glory and honor of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. We know that the Church of Jesus Christ is not made up of steel and beams, but of living stones, the children He has redeemed, forgiven and saved. The church building is a sanctuary in which God’s Word is proclaimed, His people are nourished, encouraged, refreshed, edified, built up, trained and equipped to live, love and serve like Jesus. It is a sanctuary to draw apart from the hustle and bustle of the world into a quiet, reverential atmosphere, to hear the Holy Spirit speak, and to bond with the family of God.
To His disciples, Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you” Luke 17:21. And, what a kingdom it is! Think about this! The glorious kingdom of God is within YOU and ME! It is the kingdom of light and life, a kingdom built on the Solid Rock; it is the living, unshakable kingdom of God! As those anchored in this Rock, we throw out a lifeline to those who are in great darkness. To those without God, and without hope in the world we hold forth the living and active, life-giving, hope-breathing, Word of God in the local church, in our community, and via electronic communication, to all the world! The Word of God still changes hearts and lives. And by His Spirit, changed hearts and lives can still change nations through the message of the cross. There is no force in heaven or on earth that can stop His church. For Jesus Christ, the risen Lord and Head of the Church has said, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all” (1 Chronicles 29:11).
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