Church Building

What good is a church building?



When Christ entered Jerusalem on a donkey (Luke 19) the whole crowd of disciples began to shout joyfully to God. Some opponents said, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” Even stones are His tools. Our church building is an good example.

Our cornerstone date 1887 cries out that Boiseans turned from scaring folks off from Christ by denominational divisiveness to letting the simple good news wins them, to have no creed but Christ and no book but the Bible, to uphold unity where scripture clearly speaks, liberty where there was room for opinions and in all things charity, that is competent care of others. 1910 marks when that stone was laid.

Our stalwart pillars and solid Romanesque arches cry out that 1 Timothy 3:15 calls the “church of the living God the pillar and support of the truth.”

The natural cooling of our century of shade trees cry out that (Mark 4:30-32) the kingdom of God grows so that many can find shade in it.

Our windows in over four stories of stained glass cry out that Christ said (Matthew 5:16), “Let our light shine before men that they may glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Our bathrooms cry out that scripture (James 4:8) says, “Cleanse your hands, you sinners”. And of earthly glories (Philippians 3:8): “I count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ.”

Our kitchen cries out that those in Christ were often (Acts 2:46) taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.

Our handicapped lift cries out that God declared (Micah 4:6), “In that day I will assemble the lame and gather the outcasts.”

Our children’s rooms cry out that Christ says (Matthew 18:5), “whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me.”

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