Church doesn't have to be a place where you get lost in the crowd. At FBC Westhoff (First Baptist Church) you'll find a congregation that always has room for one more; a place where the Bible is preached with conviction, and where the love of God is tangibly expressed beginning with our welcome of every visitor. Come and grow with us through the various discipleship and fellowship opportunities offered throughout the year. We are a small church full of loving hearts, here for you.
We have come together today to re-dedicate the sanctuary of this church to the Lord. We have rebuilt a church for God, but by the dedication we give it to God; not only that but we are asking something of God as we dedicate it – we are asking Him to consecrate it; in other words to set it apart, to sanctify and to make it holy.
But the building isn’t the church.
The church is the living body of Christ, each soul bought (1 Cor. 6:20) by the precious blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19) and animated by His indwelling Holy Spirit. So it carries that as we come dedicating the “church” while we intend that dedication to apply to the structure the Lord God intends that to apply to us. Thus we are asking Him to re-consecrate us to the plans and purposes He has for our lives and for this church.
Concerning our consecration a Christian leader named Witness Lee shared five points in his book titled “The Experience of Life” they are as follows:
It’s easy to dedicate a place to God but today we are being called to more.,,today we are called to dedicate ourselves.
Click to listen to last Sunday's message titled "Consecrate Us."