Not Forsaking The House Of God
Take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Nehemiah please, the book of Nehemiah chapter ten and verse thirty nine, Nehemiah chapter ten, verse *thirty nine. I am speaking today on this subject, NOT FORSAKING THE HOUSE OF GOD. Not forsaking the house of God, Nehemiah eleven thirty nine. For the children of Israel and the children of Levis hall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary and the priests that minister, and the porters and the singers, and we will not forsake the house of our God." Just put a big star by that and we will not forsake the house of our God. Bellevue is celebrating seventy five years of history. I tell you the devil has not liked the fact that Bellevue Baptist Church has been here in midtown Memphis. I tell you that he would like if he could to remove this church. This church has been a thorn in his side. This church has been a blockade to his progress. This church has been against all that the devil is for, for seventy five years. And he would like to see this house of God forsaken. But all of the people of Bellevue Church, all of those of us who know the Lord, and all of those of us who love his church will say together, we will not forsake the house of thy God, we will not, we will not, we will not. I want to tell you that Jesus Christ loves the church. Jesus Christ died for the church. In the Old Testament the house of God was the temple. In the New Testament the house of God is the church. - Not the church building, the church, the people. In the Old Testament God had a temple for his people, in the New Testament, he has a people for his temple. And that people is called in First Timothy thee and verse fifteen, the house of God. We are the household of God and we will not forsake the house of God. Well, how are we going to see to it that Bellevue Church, glorious as she has been for seventy five years, ...
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