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The Magnitude of Worship
Series: Building A Place of Worship
Michael A. Romero
In the last few weeks through the labor of love provided to God's house we have seen some things change. Through a motivated and enthusiastic building and maintenance committee we have seen a wonderful transformation of our sanctuary and foyer in just a short period of time.
Today I want to talk to you about the importance that a place of worship plays in the overall worship of our Holy God.
You see, all the way from ancient biblical history until now the place of worship has been acknowledged as a place where people can come and meet God. No one would argue that this is not God's house. Yes, it is made of brick and mortar and we, the body of Christ are figuratively called the temple of God.
However, a place of worship plays a key role in our ability to corporately worship the Lord our God and do business on behalf of the kingdom. A building is not to be in place of the church but should represent the churches view of their God.
I found some interesting facts about the Temple that Solomon and the people had built for the Lord.
Listen to this,
"As an interesting bit of information this was what the temple of Solomon cost:
• The talents of gold, silver, and brass, expended and used in the construction of the temple, amounted to an estimated $34,399, 112,500. (Billion) The jewels reckoned to have exceeded that amount, may be estimated as, or at least equal to it.
• The vessels of silver consecrated to the uses of the temple were equal to $2,446, 720,000;
• the vessels of gold, $2,726, 481,015;
• the silk vestments of the priests, $50,000;
• the purple vestments of the singers, $1,000,000;
• trumpets, $1,000,000;
• other musical instruments, $2,000,000.
• Ten thousand men were engaged in hewing timber on Lebanon, 70,000 were bearers of burdens, 20,900 men were overseers, all of whom were employed seven years. Solomon b ...
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