I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH...
It was a clarifying moment in the lives of the disciples when Jesus asked in Matthew 16, “Whom say ye that I am?” The time and society offered many answers to this question, but Jesus wanted to know what the disciples believed. Simon answered, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” This statement alone changed the course of human history, recognizing that our God is alive and has sent His Son into the world to save mankind. Jesus then announces in Matthew 16:18, “I will build my church.”
The privilege and responsibility is ours to be a member of the church that Jesus announced in Matthew 16:18. We, as a church, have seen God’s faithfulness proven over the course of our 22 years as Willow Park Baptist Church. It was by the leadership of God, that we faithfully stepped out to purchase the 82 acre parcel of land to continue our purpose and it was by the provision of God that we were able to pay it off, as well as give a record amount to global missions. Understanding we are “His church” and leaning on His guidance, we continue to move forward, asking God to lead us as we begin the development on our new property. More space is essential for our church to continue reaching individuals and families for Jesus Christ. I’m asking you to pray and seek God for the future of Willow Park Baptist Church.
I’m persuaded that this is a part of the “Eternal Mission” that God has called Willow Park Baptist Church to embrace at this time. We know that one day buildings will rot, replaced by a new heaven and new earth. Therefore, we are not just constructing a new campus, but we are rescuing lives, so that the world may know who Jesus is, “The Christ, the Son of the living God.”
-Pastor, Clark Bosher