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Finally, says God to Solomon: My people need to turn from their wicked ways. Nevertheless, I believe that politics alone cannot fix what is wrong with our world. God is at work. We believed Him for it. It's not communism. Many Christians are familiar with the words that are found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 in which God says to Solomon: No. They were loving. God is assuring Solomon that everything he was asking for was well within God’s power and capability. Revelation, Chapter 3 and Verse 1 introduces us to the church at the Town of Sardis. Exhorting one another. Celebrating your unity. We ought to recommit ourselves right here to prayer because prayer is the recognition of a total dependence upon God. As long as I'm here and I'm sure as long as the elders that are here are here, Grace Church is gonna meet at the Lord's table. It's just been like a big cave here. Why? And it isn't really too shocking to us because we said we weren't gonna break ground until we had $750,000.00 and we set that for February 15. Somebody else might want to join me in standing before God and saying, “I’m sorry, Lord.” Part of what God wants us to do when we gather in this place is pray to Him with this whole range of prayers. Drop them in the middle of Los Angeles and let them be awesome, powerful as God's power is displayed, and full of love and you know something? Praying for one another. They didn't have any seminars or conferences or conventions or experts on the church or books to read. Now, listen to this. However, you can be sure that I will be calling on God fairly regularly about the upcoming election for President of the United States. Verse 14, the church at Pergamos. Everything else the history is added on and all the other stuff we do is just addendum. Acts 2:41-47. It is used in Luke 7 and Luke 8. So 120 right there. I will build My church and satan will not destroy it. Solomon urges God to enter into an agreement with Israel that when the people pray to God, whether to relieve a famine, or to give them victory in combat against an approaching enemy, or to grant them forgiveness from their sins against God and against one another, that God would grant their request. The building committee, in consecutive meetings passed the following resolutions: 1. If you have need and I have supply, here's my supply for your need. But God's power is nonetheless on display. 2- The new building is to be located on the site of the old one. Please contact the publisher to obtain copies of this resource. Their content was first of all they were a redeemed church. We've seen God answer prayer so many times. First we must humble ourselves in the presence of God and recognize that without God we can do nothing. Some people come to church to enjoy the music but not bend their lives to its message. However, in 2 Chronicles 7:14 God seems to be pushing back a little against Solomon’s proposal. When the content is right the character is right. I am not a perfect person, and I know better than anyone else where it is in my own life where the only thing God wants to hear come out of my mouth is a prayer of confession and contrition. And there are plenty of churches that are empty today because they wavered off of the blueprint you see. What happens when we finally do conform our lives to these four things that God has set forth in 2 Chronicles 7:14? Christ says, “On this rock, I will build my church.” God is building his church today. God can keep our enemies from having victory over us. There may be some of you here this morning. Look at the size of our church. In John 8:30 it says, "And many believed on His name but He said to them, 'If you continue in My word, then you are my real disciple.'" They are welcome. Three thousand more. Although our property was spacious, the Town zoning regulations limited us to just 28,500 square feet of finished space. To a God who deserves the praise of every lip in the world. It was loving. It could be all that believed are sort of together. However, even that wall is not an original part of Solomon’s temple; that wall was built when King Herod tried to rebuild the walls after one of the many times when conquering armies marched into Jerusalem and burned down the walls as a sign of their conquest. God is putting up the living stones. In the days of its splendid prime when the memory of Jesus was vivid and the gift of the Holy Spirit was new. The gates of hell is a metonym that speaks of satan and his angels. Should Jesus tarry. Dead men hoist the sails. This must be a fellowshipping church. The material in the old building is to be used in the new one. And it isn't because they're not faithful to God. Beloved, this is where it all begins. 1. You break the unity. And you know something? This is a guarantee. ... bricks that didn’t make it. We've seen God build a church of living stones energized by the strength of the Spirit of God and under girded by Christ Himself. They were happy because they loved each other. I need to have my sins forgiveness when I knowingly do what I know is unbecoming of a child of God. That guarantees us that 20, 40, 60, or 100 years from now Grace Church can still be here to the glory of God. To begin with, take your Bible and look with me at the 16th chapter of Matthew. Use this sermon outline and illustrations for an upcoming building dedication. He is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. For our opening thought. SermonAudio.com - Templepatrick Reformed Church It is a matter of great thankfulness to God that after many years of praying, waiting and planning, construction work on our new church building commenced on May 3rd 2016, and was completed in time for the first service on Lord's Day 30th April 2017. The actual thing they did. Let's look at this. I said, "My future goal is to glorify God." To begin with, before we built this building there were many plans. The same family. And then the church will not be being built Jesus' way. Then God will do as has been promised: God will forgive our sins and God will heal our land. But should we depart from His plan we forfeit the guarantee. "The Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." Only God can heal our land. I think that we've seen how God has blessed and how God has given Himself glory in the process of this building. We must put as much emphasis on prayer as we do on Bible study. As a church planter, I’ve functioned as the pastor, but the church decided this was an appropriate time to affirm their call to be their pastor. The hero of Israel. And so the initial fact of that church was that it was a redeemed church. Be a true part of His church." They were powerful. It's not they all threw everything in a pot and they dove it out equally. We must be as committed to prayer as we are to any other form of activity in this church. That's how many the first day of the first church. The service begins, and the minister starts to preach his sermon. To disable, click the icon. Hasn't He? Uncorrupted. That's the Lord's table. Today we dedicate this renovated sanctuary, and in doing so we recall the prayer uttered by Solomon upon the completion of his great temple in Jerusalem. The first time it was any way, shape or form like a church was when you arrived this morning. And so I only desire to do that which glorifies God each day of my life one day at a time and let God build His church His way. There are churches all through the history of the world. In its infancy. And we've seen that here at Grace. We all need to humble ourselves and realize what the songwriter meant when he said: Without God I could do nothing, A church that big's got lots of problems. In 38 it says repent, be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. The only two things that would be required for the prayers of the people to be answered would be for the people to enter into the temple, repent of their sins, and seek God’s forgiveness. Miak has promised last week, we are going to be sharing today about our major project for the church in 2012 – our Church Centre Building … 8. A pastor said to me one time - I think I mentioned this to you some months ago. 4- We shall continue to use the old building until the new one is completed. Of course, there are some things that we might not want to worry God about. And when the blueprint is right the guarantee is valid. Point No. Partnership. Incredibly strong. The temple was not simply a place where prayers were offered and answered. They say, "Everybody around here is so happy." It would have been the most majestic building that any Jewish person, and also that most foreign travelers had ever seen. And it won't be long until there will be a table right up here and we'll be sharing in communion. Verse 46. Until Jesus comes. I tried to assure him that God did not take sides in raffles and 50/50 contests. They knew the spirit of 1 Corinthians 1:10 that you think the same thing, feel the same thing, and speak the same thing. If we have the proper content, manifest the proper character, God will bring the proper consequence and this church will grow to the glory of God. They had amazingly few problems because they followed the blueprint. Unto the minister of the church in Sardis write these things sayeth He that hath the seven spirits of God and the seven stars and that is a reference to Christ as you will note in Chapter 1 if you check it. I need to be forgiven for my prejudices and my bigotries toward certain groups. Or else the inspector would come out and say, "This is not the building that the plan says. In fact, some folks stopped by during recent weeks and saw this and thought it was a big theatre. Women have to leave their own Baptist church home and seek ordination in other denominations because so many black Baptist churches will not recognize the right of God to call a woman into the ministry, wicked ways. Seal to our hearts your divine truth. The committee told the minister to take care of the flock and they would handle the details of church construction. What a man. In 1 Corinthians 14:37 Paul says, "If any man claims to be spiritual let him acknowledge that the things that I say are the commandments of God." The church with the right content manifests the right character. When modern travelers to Jerusalem see The Dome of the Rock they get some idea of what it would have been like to be in Jerusalem when the temple of Solomon was still standing. We sent you an email. We prayed. And then the blueprint is right. These two men raise the question, what kind of foundation are we building on? And so I say if Grace Church is to be here in 10, 20, 30, 50, 100 years still holding out the glory of God, it will be because we allowed Jesus to build His church His way. The socially distinguished church at Sardis with all of its programs, with all of its activity, with all of its work, with all of its labor, was dead. With the new church property under contract, a building committee was formed to design Harvest Time's new home. We worked. If that's true, you are the tare sown by the adversary among the wheat to confuse the issue. … What will this be in 10, 20, 30 years? No longer can it be said of that church the gates of hell shall not overpower it. In the earlier chapters of 2 Chronicles the description of the building process can be found. When I think back eight years ago we had 500 people. Nothing. Let's look at it. And we're so grateful to Him. Three thousand people believed. Now watch it. Main Campus [Main Campus] 305 E 21st St, Brooklyn, New York 11226 What is the blueprint we have to follow so Jesus can build His church His way and the gates of hell won't prevail? And these are the vital things. 1- We shall build a new building. 1. You say well what was the character of this church? That's my prayer. It was Jim and R.E. This is an absolute, 100 percent guarantee. In the New Testament, church means "people," not "buildings." And when we came in this morning, then it became a church to the glory of God. They were a church that taught the word of God. OFFERING. If Grace Church is to ever be able to make claim on the guarantee of Matthew 16 that satan can't stop us, it will be because we begin with the right content. They thought they could have the regenerate and the unregenerate. The familiar words of 2 Chronicles 7:14 occur as God’s response to Solomon’s prayer of dedication. The word angel can mean minister and it most likely refers to the pastor of the church. This has always been a commitment of Grace Church. Because God wants His church a redeemed community. If we come to church for any other reason than to be in the presence of God, and celebrate His goodness, and confess our own sins, then we have come to church for the wrong reason, wicked ways. And people, this is the blueprint. It had to be built according to the plan. Now that's the proper content. God can forgive us of all of our sins. It means reverence. Matthew 21:12 –17 My house shall be a house of prayer. Guest. Listen. And we'll give you the glory. I am glad to report to you today that there is nothing you can pray for and ask of God that God is unable to perform. So the church was awesome and the church was powerful. Brethren, those people were never going to build a new building! How is he building the church, and how can we get involved? There are, however, many other forms and types of prayer that we must practice if we are to participate in the purpose for which this church exists. It isn't simply believing. Don't get into vain genealogies and janglings and arguments. Billy Graham says that if up to 40 percent of their converts are real and follow through that's considered high. Free Access to Sermons on Church Building, Church Sermons, Illustrations on Church Building, and Preaching Slides on Church Building. We know that when you become a Christian the Spirit comes to live within you. Consider a paraphrase of the famous line from President Kennedy, who, in his 1961 inaugural address said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.” In the context of 2 Chronicles 7:14 we might say, “Ask not what you want God to do for you, but ask God what we can do for God and for the kingdom of God.” That is what should be going on when we gather in this place from week to week; seeking God’s face so we can know and o God’s will. There are four things that God will require of us as a precondition for hearing and answering our prayers. Stop there. And it's time we all experienced that with each other and shared it. All through the building of this building. In other words, I didn't own anything to the exclusion of you. I don't know if that can be put across any church really. It's whether you're committed to loving and sharing your life with others. 7. That church was built Jesus' way. But they can't. Loving one another. New 4-Week Series: Focus. And so many acts of strength and courage. All that believed. "They ate their food with gladness, singleness of heart, praising God.". Charming. They were going from home to home sharing communion. God has gone over and above here, hasn't He? Fellowship. Only God knows. You see, the only way that the church will ever have the guarantee that satan will not overpower it is when Christ builds it His way. It has a brilliant, gold colored dome that sparkles in the sun and can be seen from miles away in every direction. We need to know that God is not going to answer every prayer we utter just because we speak those words within the walls of this sanctuary. There was love there and it showed. And in days to come of beginning to realize what God has provided for us here. That church was a praying church. They had nothing. He said, "I mean what's your goal for the church?" He who went about healing people at random never asking for qualification of their theology. It is reserved for times when people's minds are struck with an awe that is based on something powerful, something divine, something beyond their ability to explain or to handle. They didn't have a Bible in terms of a New Testament. King David had wanted to build the temple to God’s glory when he was alive, but God would not allow David to build that religious structure because of David’s past sins, and most especially his sin with Bathsheba. Register. We all have the same Christ. | 4,021 views. And that's the way the church ought to grow. Satan will never stop it. SERMON – Building for the Glory of God: Nehemiah 3 ... the heavenly Jerusalem is seen as a picture of the Church. Upon leaving Ashland he was voted by his faculty colleagues to be Professor Emeritus. Verse 44. For some reason or another, they come out of the kiln misshapen or deformed. Verse 43. "They did eat their food with gladness and singleness of heart praising God and having favor with all the people. And we know that in Acts 1:5 Jesus promised that the Spirit was going to come. Imperfect is a tense. And I said, "My goal is to glorify God." And he does so in a simple way in the first chapter when he says, "You are the church that is in God and in the Lord Jesus Christ." And it's all predicated on whether or not it is built God's way with God's plans. Saying what's going on in that place. And realize that this morning we'll have over 5,000 here. God's design is for his people to fellowship. And so to begin with, the church must be redeemed. And the praying here is not individual prayer. The church should be happy. From 1987-2011 he was Senior Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church of Cleveland, Ohio. Everybody. A church is building more than a building; it is a holy place where spiritual warfare will occur. And say God is building more than buildings. There is one promise to which we can safely turn. It shocked the world. God is transforming young people. Rebuking one another. And He's the inspector who makes that judgment. I'd like to have that put right across the church. And it worked. So three times Balaam tried to curse Israel. We are to be committed to corporate prayer. A growing church. Dead men pull the oars. And I'll never forget it. As well as a Spirit empowered church. Another consequence of the right church living the right way is that that church will be a praising church. Sardis was an ecclesiastical corpse. There is a church right here in the valley, the founder of which has written a book called, Christ Versus Doctrineand in the book he makes the statement, "Doctrine is junk." Verse 42. And you really have never given your life to Jesus Christ. We need to humble ourselves every day in the presence of God. Therefore, the honor of overseeing the construction of the temple that would stand to the glory of God fell to King Solomon; David’s son and successor. We sacrificed. The second thing. Fellowship. Balaam was a prophet for hire. BREAKING OF GROUND. One day there was no church. go. 1, it was an awesome church. Before, during, and after the process make prayer a priority. Never change. God is bringing people out of drugs and alcohol and sin and bringing them to Christ. This church was a redeemed church. The church must be a redeemed community. You know, the word is fabasin the Greek. Blueprints. Accordingly, we have updated our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions in order to comply with GDPR. The end of Verse 47. I will build My church. They were awesome. Bruce W Speck who persuaded me to become a church planter in a military city in the south, which was not my plan prior to leaving seminary. I have no desire to build a church really. When Jesus builds a church, it is built of believing people. This building never really has been a church. There was teaching and there was learning. The word of God was not yet written. God has built this as He has been building us. When a church has the proper content, what is it like? Do you know what that means? Point two. The New Church Building Author Unknown: Follow Book & Flag: A rich man goes to his minister and says, "I want you and your wife to take a three-month trip to the Holy Land at my expense. Some things that I think we must look at. He was elected to be the 12th President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in 2011. Matthew, Chapter 16. They had 5,000 in Acts 4 and 20,000 two chapters later. And all God's people said Amen. without God I would fail. You could call this growth. That we would be the church that God built His way and the gates of hell would never prevail against it. You can't have fellowship. That wouldn't give us the opportunity to express love, would it? Don't ever, ever allow anybody to stand in this pulpit who is not committed to teaching the word of God. 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