I woke up this morning and the first thing on my mind was our church, South Soddy Baptist. So many would have given up by now, but God won’t let me. What glory does God receive when a church closes its doors? Why would I want the enemy to pat his minions on their head for a job well done?
There are souls to be reached that other congregations can’t or haven’t. It’s not a competition, but it is most definitely a race! It’s a race to reach people with Christ before it’s too late! We don’t need fewer churches to accomplish the work, we need more! All hands on deck! It’s a race against the clock for the hearts and minds of Soddy Daisy, TN!
You may feel like God is wanting to use you, but you don’t know where. Pray about joining with us.
God may be speaking with you about giving to the Kingdom, but you want to know you’re generosity isn’t being wasted on mansions and million-dollar jets. Pray about supporting this ministry.
What can one little church do? Sometimes all you need are a pair of tweezers, not a team of doctors and an operating room. It’s really that simple. Small churches are the indispensable everyday tools God can use to “snatch out” the few.
But it’s those few for whom God sent His Son to die, just as much as for the many. The One who is worshiped in the “congregation” is also the Savior of the single “whosoever”: the one lost sheep, the one at the well, the one about to be stoned, the one in the chariot, the one in the tree, the one with the disease, the one who is waiting to see for the first time.
We are members of one Body, and when the whole body is healthy, all of us benefit. We are on the wall, doing the work, and we are sounding the trumpet (Neh. 4:20). We need your prayers and support.
5 responses to “The First Thing This Morning”
I know what it’s like to lose a church. I’ve lost quite a few, but my last church really got me… I just realize that the building isn’t the church but the people.
That is true: the church is not the building. However, I’m sure you will understand when I say this: The building is a visible representation of the Body that is the people in the community. When a church dies, it sends a message. But when dead bones live again, it sends a better message.
I completely understand! I remember a time when I needed someone to talk to and I drove around on a Sunday afternoon trying to find a church I could go to and every one of them were closed. And I thought to myself, only Sunday mornings?? Really?? It was hard when church doors were open only once a week, but how much more when churches are shutting down.
The last 3 church buildings we had, one, we couldn’t make the payments on, two, we found another place but the woman who owned it booted us out because she wanted a place to party and watch football on Sundays and the third place the man went up on rent and we couldn’t pay his price…
I pray y’all receive the blessings you need to continue!
Do you really have a red door and some roses?? A bit funny, but I have tried for so long to convince our church that what we really need here is a bright red or yellow door! They are gray, like our weather. It’s just depressing. I’d go paint them myself, but I think when the elders are not on board with it, they just call that vandalism.
Yep, they’re red 🙂