Given all of the recommended precautions to avoid the spread of Covid-19, all “in person” meetings, gatherings, and Bible studies are suspended until further notice.
We’ll continue to livestream our Sunday morning services as long as we need to. And we will continue to share Christ-centered content via email and social media.
**Specifically be on the lookout for some helpful videos from our staff members** 👀
This are challenging times for all of us. The health concern is real, financial constraints are inevitable, and many are dealing with hard disappointments over many cancellations and postponements. Add to all of those things the fact that “social distancing” can be especially hard for people like us who love and value community! We miss being around each other, and that’s a good thing! And one day, hopefully very soon, we will be back to our fellowships that include handshaking, hugging, circling up for Bible study, praying with one another, and singing together. But until then, we’ll do our part to love others by doing everything we can to prevent the spread of this illness.
A few things for us as a church to bear in mind during this especially challenging time:
God is good. He has shown his faithfulness toward us in a million ways, but chiefly in that Jesus Christ died for our sins, that by faith in him we can be forgiven and have fellowship with him. He is good, and regardless of how circumstances may present, he is for us. (Romans 5:8)
God is in control — he is the sovereign Lord of heaven and earth and he is not surprised by any of this. He is not panicked. So while we can, and should be, cautious and sensible, we are not to be scared or panicked. Mainly because our God, who we know and trust is not panicking. (Psalm 2, Psalm 115:3)
People are created in the image of God—all people. And as we love God, we also love the people who bear his image. People disagree on how to best handle what is going on in our world right now. While we may not all agree, we as Christ followers can treat people with respect dignity and love, regardless of how we feel about their opinions. We want to help and serve God’s image bearers every way that we can. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8, Psalm 139)
We’re still a faith family, stay connected. Christians have many “one anothers” prescribed to them in Scripture. It can be a challenge to fulfill those when can’t meet, but we can, by God’s grace, try. Consider sending a personal text message to people in your church or and just say “Hey I miss you. Y’all doing ok? Can I pray for you or help you in any way?”
Jesus is everything. We have got to keep our eyes fixed on him and our confidence in him, and pour out our prayers to him. He is the reason for the hope that is us. He is our strength for today and our bright hope for tomorrow. Because of Jesus, no matter what happens we know that we are called, loved, and kept by God. Turn to Him, ESPECIALLY as He has revealed himself to us in His Word. (Colossians 1:15-20)
Many of us have a rare instance of extra discretionary time right now. Consider spending some time in the Word seeking Jesus. If you don’t know where to start, start with the gospel of John. Read it slowly, a paragraph at a time, meditate on the passage, pray, then ask, and journal the answer to these questions:
•What does this passage say about God?
•What does it say about man?
•What does it say about the relationship between God and man?
•And how do I apply it to my life?
Also, when studying John, pay special attention and note/journal the “I AM” statements found throughout the book!
Jesus is everything, so it’ll be time well spent!