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Catalyst 2.0 Prayer Guide : I Love It (and So Should You) by Larry Gregory

I Love It!  (And So Should You!)    

by Larry Gregory  

Ezra 5:11:  We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago.  

I like to tell people that when you have a building the age and condition of the building that houses Second Baptist Church, you don’t “Maintain it,” you “Love it.” And when I say “Love it,” what I mean by that is, what we do goes far beyond normal maintenance. We are the caretakers and this is the house of the Lord. This building does not belong to you or me, it belongs to God. That sets the priority!  

Construction began on the main part of our building in 1922. It is fast approaching its century birthday and those who have gone before us have done a tremendous job caring for our building. It is our job to make sure that this facility is passed along to future generations, not in the same condition as it was passed to us, but in better condition. Now it’s our turn to care for it and what an honor it is.    

People come into our building for different reasons. First and foremost to Worship. That is what it is all about. But our church building serves other uses, as well. Young families come for Second Friends Preschool and MOPS. Many attend Sunday School and Wednesday evening activities. The Liberty community uses our building to cast ballots in elections and you might even see the Sons of the American Revolution meeting here.   

The Catalyst approach to our budget brings a new comfort level to knowing we have the resources to make all of this happen. Whether it is a simple door handle that needs repair or something major as rehabbing the Porte Cochère, your Catalyst dollars make all the difference.  

 I “Love it.”     

Our building provides spaces for worship, Bible Study, Fellowship, Missions, Education, and Care.  And it has been for years.  Do you hear the voices of those that have gone before us?
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