We truly praise the Lord for our facilities at Corinth Baptist Church, the greater portion of which is approaching 170 years old. As you might imagine, in the course of history, the old building has required repairs and updates. For example, during the 170 years, the church transitioned from oil lighting to electric. Recently, we have been upgrading our electrical panels and repairing and refinishing walls and floors in our classrooms and offices. As with any old construction, the tasks seem unending at times, but each project brings excitement as we make ready for the generations ahead.
Our construction reminds me often of another building project in which we are engaged. One of our stated purposes is to “edify” believers. This is a Bible word that means simply, to build up. The Word of God has much to say about our ministry of edification: “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. (Romans 14:19).” “Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. (Romans 15:2).” “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying… (Ephesians 4:29a).” “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
Corinth Baptist Church exists to glorify our Lord by preaching His gospel, and building lives that clearly reflect the character of Jesus Christ. God gave His Son, Jesus, to die for your sins because without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Jesus was buried, but rose up from the grave on the third day, and is alive today, in Heaven, at His Father’s right hand. Those who accept His forgiveness by faith will have everlasting life, while those who refuse will spend eternity in Hell. Jesus died to afford you the choice!
Once a person accepts God’s gift of forgiveness, the process of building begins. With the spiritual building materials and explicit instruction provided in the Word of God, believers are being built up into the character of Christ.
Would you come and build with us?