A Big Platform

March 24, 2012 by Paul Chappell

The spiritual, political, cultural, and economic landscape at this point in American history is unfriendly toward forward momentum for God.

Yet I believe that the greatest works of God are accomplished during the most limited times humanly speaking. In fact, some of the most financially intense projects recorded in Scripture took place during lean times.

  • The wilderness tabernacle was constructed by laid-off brick layers.
  • The second Temple was constructed by refugees.
  • The first century church was funded by poverty-stricken Christians.

The economic insecurity, political instability, cultural turmoil, and spiritual upheaval of today makes a very large platform for God to be magnified! When significant works of God happen against this backdrop, the glory obviously goes to God.

This Sunday, our church is preparing to give a special offering for our Elevate & Magnify building expansion. As you can see in the picture above, some of the steel has already been erected—a testimony to God’s provision through His people. Please pray with us that as we give this Sunday Christ will indeed be elevated and magnified as He enables us to give by His grace.

Perhaps God is prompting you to launch forward in a work of faith for Him. And perhaps the current landscape of today has discouraged you. Remember, when great works of God are accomplished in difficult times, God gets the glory.

“We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). Faith recognizes that obstacles only raise the platform for the display of God’s power.


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