Our church has unanimously approved the plan to raise $15,000 to match a $12,000 donation already in hand for the purpose of constructing and installing a new 8’ X 10” church sign and message board by which the gospel of Christ Jesus will be proclaimed every day to people passing by on Mundy Mill Road. This sign will be the only one of its kind all the way from the Blackshear Place crossing to McEver Road. Yes, there are business signs, bank signs, even church signs along this corridor, but ours will be the only Gospel sign for people to see and read the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Bible says of Jesus, when He first began His ministry in Galilee, “Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.” (Matthew 4:23)
The gospel does its own promotion. Its faithful proclamation will lead to what the Bible says, “Large crowds followed Him from Galilee and the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.” (Matthew 4:25)
Trusting in the power of the gospel will lead to people hearing, growing numbers following, and people receiving the gospel by which they will be saved. Grace church is trusting in the power of the gospel to do its work in the lives of people who will be regularly informed with its truth.
The title of our campaign to raise the necessary funds will be known as
capital campaign. Last Sunday, $1,100 was received in donations toward the goal. This Sunday, we will call the church to prayer and ask you to contribute to the fulfillment of the plan. Prayer is the key. We do not want God to endorse what we have done apart from the movement of the Holy Spirit to make it happen. We have been praying and talking about this gospel sign for 9 years.
- God has given us over these years a permanent property that belongs to our church on which the sign will be placed.
- God has led our church to raise over $150,000 to match funds contributed by Mr. Jim Walters to pay for renovations to our buildings.
- We have reduced the overall debt we owe to $300,000 when a recent appraisal shows that our location and buildings are worth well over a million dollars.
God has been leading us, blessing us, and giving us sufficient evidence of His mighty hand at work among us. We can accomplish this worthy goal, not because we are financially well off, but because the evidence proves that the mighty hand of God is with us.
I look forward to all that God is going to do as we trust Him and the power of His gospel. Jesus said, “If I be lifted up, I will draw all men to myself” (John 12:32). Putting this gospel sign in front of our property is a means to lift up Jesus Christ. His powerful name will be shown to people passing by every day. There is power in His name. The truth of the gospel will be broadcast continually in large letters, illuminated by sharp and distinct lighting. This sign will be a bold testimony of our faith in the Bible and its revelation about Jesus through the gospel. It will reveal that we believe what the Bible says, and God will receive glory through its daily messages.