Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal

What do you think of when you hear that statement? Probably a nice looking front yard or a nice looking paint job on the house. When you’re trying to sell your house curb appeal adds value. It doesn’t matter how maintained the inside of the house is, if there is no curb appeal you will lose a lot of potential buyers.

Our church is adding on to the East side of our building and it will add much needed curb appeal. It will actually make our building look like a church building. We have a beautiful sanctuary but the outside of the building does not do it justice. The addition will certainly have practical value as well; it will provide much needed lobby space, Sunday school space and it will provide room for church dinners.

As I was running today I was thinking about the addition and the Lord reminded me that as a believer I too have a sanctuary, inside of me (1 Corinthians 6:19). It is the place the Holy Spirit resides (Galatians 4:6). But do I have curb appeal? Do I make it obvious that Christ is in me by my attitude and actions? Philippians 1:27 say’s, “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ…” the word conversation means more than talking with your mouth but it means communicating with your life. The verse is teaching us to have curb appeal. Do others see the love of Christ in your life? Do they see a holy life, a life above reproach. Do they see devotion to Christ? These all provide curb appeal!

Remember we are not selling the gospel we are trying to win people to the gospel of Christ. The next time you see a building with curb appeal ask yourself, Do I?

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