In the basement of America’s largest home, the Biltmore mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, you can see a model of the struc­ture. The model was completed first as a guide to build the home. In Barcelona, Spain, you can visit, the still unfinished Sagrada Familia Church. They have been working on it for fifty years. They will show you a model of what the building will look like when it is finished.

We all need patterns. The Bible gives us a model for building Christ’s church. You can find it in Hebrews 8:5. If we want our churches to be pleasing to God, we need to follow His model.