Posted: March 30, 2020
As we journey through these uncertain times of the Covid-19 crisis, may we do so together as a church family. May we continue to reach out and encourage one another daily. Even during these trying times, there are many opportunities to be reminded of God’s promises. So we wanted to share some of the inspiring posts that spoke to us recently. May you be much encouraged.
(https://www NULL.gty NULL.org/library/sermons-library/81-73/finding-security-in-a-troubled-world)Tim Gibson
Finding Security in a Troubled World: During this time of the coronavirus, the world is wondering what God is doing and why He is doing it. One of my favorite pastors, John MacArthur answered these questions in his Sunday sermon on March 29, 2020 (https://www NULL.gty NULL.org/library/sermons-library/81-73/finding-security-in-a-troubled-world). If you would like to hear clear and biblical answers to these questions, this sermon will truly equip you and edify your heart. In brief MacArthur goes back before the patriarchal period and examines what God tells Job when trouble came upon him unexpectedly. In short, our sovereign God is doing what He is doing according to His perfect will, for the good of His people and ultimately for His glory. Furthermore, God intends on using this trial in the life of the Church for the purpose of strengthening our faith, humbling us, weaning us from earthly things, calling us to a heavenly hope and much more. If you have time, please listen to this faithful pastor as He expounds God’s Word in this crucial time. I promise you, you will be blessed and you will be equipped to answer some of the very difficult questions people are asking in these uncertain days.
(https://vimeo NULL.com/402313838)Jeremy Harkins
“Faithful to the Finish” is a theme from the book of Jude. His powerful and loving words encourage believers to refute false teachings and hold fast to their assurance in Christ (Jude 1:17-25). This afternoon Heather and I recorded a song that was inspired by the book of Jude, “He Will Hold Me Fast (https://vimeo NULL.com/402313838),” by Matt Merker. We pray you will be blessed and encouraged by it!
Pastor of Discipleship
I would like to share a Puritan Prayer with you today. This one hit me as one that is very applicable for this season.
“Holy Lord, I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief, of failure to find Your mind in Your Word, of neglect to seek You in my daily life. My transgressions and short-comings present me with a list of accusations, but I bless You that they will not stand against me, for all have been laid on Christ. Go on to subdue my corruptions, and grant me grace to live above them. Let not the passions of the flesh nor lustings of the mind bring my spirit into subjection, but rule over me in liberty and power.”
As families or individuals, take some time this week to meditate on the truth that God is the great creator and sustainer. As individuals made in His image, we are creative by nature. Spend each day this week creating something new; a drawing or painting, poem or song, or maybe even a photograph. Be creative! Use Gen. 1:1-2:3 to guide each day’s art project. Consider sharing your creations via our Facebook or Instagram page!
- Day 1: light and dark
- Day 2: atmosphere/firmament
- Day 3: dry ground and plants
- Day 4: sun, moon, and stars
- Day 5: birds and sea animals
- Day 6: land animals and humans
- Day 7: the Sabbath of rest
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