God loves people. People are more important to God, than buildings and programs; so God wants us to use our buildings and programs to serve people and not the other way around. This is God’s house.
Acts 2:46 - "With one accord they continued to meet daily in the temple courts and to break bread from house to house, sharing their meals with gladness and sincerity of heart."
The people went from house to house, then met every day in the temple courts. They shared together and lived life together. It was the beginning of something that God was doing and Jesus established. Remember when Jesus overturned the money changer's tables? He said, “My house is a house of prayer!” Jesus explained what he expected in “His house.” What he wants is care for one another through prayer, healing and helping. Jesus wants us to love one another. The homeless and impoverished need a place of provision and shelter. Will you give so that we can help more? The orphan and widow need a house of security and safety. Will you consider fostering and adoption? The stranger and outcast need friends. Everyone is welcome in this house… and I mean everyone. Will you consider being trained to provide care or service in this house? We want this house to clearly be God’s house, so our buildings and our programs are for God’s people. We are this house and this house is God’s house.