Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We had a great celebration at Church Sunday. The occasion was for the final payment of our new church building. We have been in our current location since 2004. The plans for this building have been a long drawn out process. I believe that I've heard some of the elders of the church talk about fundraising for this starting on this as long as 30 years ago. Our old building was small and inaccessible to many people because of the three-story construction.
It served as a place of worship for many people, but our church membership was growing and parking was very limited.
We now have a fantastic building, but "The Church" is not a building, it is those people who worship God, and believe that He sent his son, Jesus to pay for our sins. I attend a Methodist Church building, but I am a member of God's nondenominational church. Our new building is awesome. We have plenty of space for now, with room to grow as needed.
This reminded me of something I read a while back.
A Pastor goes to the dentist for a set of false teeth. The first Sunday after he gets his new teeth, he talks for only eight minutes.The second Sunday, he talks for only ten minutes. The following Sunday, he talks for 2 hours and 48 minutes.
The congregation had to mob him to get him down from the pulpit and they asked him what happened.
The Pastor explains the first Sunday his gums hurt so bad he couldn't talk for more than 8 minutes. The second Sunday his gums hurt too much to talk for more than 10 minutes. But, the third Sunday, he put his wife's teeth in by mistake and he couldn't shut up...
Sorry ladies, no offense intended
Much love, Dennis