We believe it's the heart of God that His works in one generation will speak to the next (Psalm 145:4). We do what we do, and we build what we build, so that our children and children's children can inherit something that God is in. The Church was never meant to be built so that it only serves one generation. God's heart is that each generation will build upon the last and continue to strengthen and empower those that come behind us. Through that understanding, His Church in the earth will go from strength to strength and glory to glory.


All throughout the Bible we find the phrase "the house of the Lord". It's especially used by the Psalmist, King David, as he often wrote about his love for being in the place where God dwells. 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”

The word "house" reminds us that when we gather together in that place, there is someone waiting to meet us there. And that someone is Jesus. Similar to when you arrive a friends home for dinner or special gathering, you're confident that your friend will be there, ready to receive you and enjoy one another's company. So it is in God's house. He stands ready to receive us and minister to us as we gather together to worship Him in that special place. The phrase "the house of the Lord" also reminds us to have a posture of reverence, adoration, and worship as we gather together as believers under the name of Jesus.