Thursday, July 9, 2009
In South Carolina there is a church on every corner. You can easily find a small church or a Big Church. Some have under 50 members. Others have over 1000 members. What are our reasons for building a church? If you live in a rural area there may be 20 to 30 families in the vacinity that could be members. Therefore you need a small church. If you live in a big city you could anticipate having a large membership. Therefore you need a large church. I believe there are more reasons. I believe there are deeply rooted reasons. We can not see God. Even though He is everywhere we can not see Him. We love God and He lives within our heart. He abides within us. We are accustomed to " Show me and I will Believe " but that is not how God is with us. We are not allowed to see God now. Therefore we must have something that we can see with our own eyes. We build a BIG church. We must have beautiful stained glass windows. We must have the tallest Steeple. We need other buildings around the church. We need an education building. We must have more that enough Sunday School rooms. We need a kitchen. We need a dining room area. We must have huge meeting rooms. If we can not see God we want to see a BIG church. There was a man in the Bible who Simeon. It was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord Christ. You do not need a huge church to believe in God. You must accept Him as your Saviour and allow Him to live in your heart.
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