Lord Jesus is sovereign over His church! In His message to the
church in Philadelphia, He describes Himself as: "
who is Holy, who is true
who opens and no one will shut,
and who shuts and no one opens
" Revelation 3:7. He
has demonstrated His sovereignty over Maple Ridge as well.
remarkably short period of time His "opening and shutting"
resulted in the purchase of a 23,000 square foot church facility,
in addition to owning approximately nine acres of land (rather
than the old lot of approximately 7 acres). These nine acres
are located just across the road from our old property and is
even better suited for our future building plans. In addition
to all this we gained a quarter of a million dollars in cash!
To pull this off (in five months!), God brought together neighborhood
associations, the Governor of the State of Indiana, University
Trustees, our City Mayor, land developers, denominational officials,
and another local church.
current facility at 3504 Morehouse Road
February 7th, 2004, fifty thousand people picked up their morning
copy of the Journal & Courier newspaper and read
the front page headline article of what God had done for us.
Our "story" was literally for His glory.
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