Steven A. Bush - August 25, 2013

Our Substance, Our Relevance

Our Substance, Our Relevance

With our church possessing its own building for the first time in twenty six years, we might wonder with anticipation what changes might be in store for us.  Will we somehow be viewed as a church with more substance because of a property deed attached to the ownership of some brick and mortar?  Will we now be considered more relevant since we no longer have to set up and tear down every Sunday in a borrowed facility?  Without quashing the excitement of having our own place, we must remain steadfast to who God has called us to be and what He has called us to do.  And what is that?  The vision of who God has called us to be is found in Matthew 22:37-38 where Jesus declares the Great Commandment: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind... And Love your neighbor as yourself."  And what then are we called to do as a church, with or without a building of our own?  In Matthew 28:17 Jesus gives us our Great Commission: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you...” In Mark 16:15: Jesus likewise says: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."  Perhaps it is fair to say that to be a church of substance we must continue to set our sights on being a family of believers who eagerly embrace the Great Commandment. To be a church of relevance we must be a people who faithfully carry out the Great Commission.  If we do that, then this new chapel facility should serve us well for many seasons to come.  May the Lord sustain us, by His grace, to do His will, accomplish His work, for the glory of His name, in this wonderful place He has generously provided!

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