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Is The Coronavirus Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?

As a pastor, one of the questions I have been getting lately is—do I think this Coronavirus is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy? And depending on which Christian pastor, Bible teacher, or biblical scholar you talk to the answer is a resounding—MAYBE!
 
Some take a less ambiguous and more definitive approach to the subject—for example:
 
I read an article this morning with the title: “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are ACTIVE”
 
The article went on—
Bible scholars have sensationally claimed the end of the world could be upon us as they believe the Four Horsemen, who bring about death, war, famine and disease before the return of Jesus Christ in the holy book—have all been released.”
 
So, what about it—is the Coronavirus pandemic a fulfillment of Bible prophecy, and have we entered into chapter 6 of the Book of Revelation?


Pastor’s Update | “He Is Risen” 4-14-20

Two days ago, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single greatest event in the history of the world and the cornerstone of the Christian faith.
 
It is so foundational to Christianity that anyone who denies the physical, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ—cannot be a genuine Christian. Without the resurrection there is no Christian faith, no salvation—and no hope for man.
 
As Paul the Apostle said, “If Christ is not risen, then our preaching is useless, your faith is meaningless, we are still in our sins, those who have died believing in Christ are lost and we are of all men the most pathetic. We might as well eat, drink, be merry and then die—for there is nothing more to life than this.”
 
However, Paul went on to say, “But now Christ is risen from the dead and is the first fruits from the grave of those who have died believing in Jesus.”
 


Church Update | 4-2-20 AM

Good morning Church Family,

I pray you are all well and using this time to catch up on some household projects and some of your reading.
 
Of course, reading the Word is first on the list, but then the two books we have suggested so far this year (The Found the Secret and Pilgrim’s Progress) would greatly enhance your walk with God as well.
 
I just wanted to let you know that this Friday at 7pm I will be hosting a Zoom meeting for the entire church. I will be sending out an email blast today inviting all of you to attend along with some basic instructions how to use Zoom (it’s very easy!).
 
This will be a time to share your hearts, your concerns, and prayer requests. Thru this meeting I’m hoping we can bear each other’s burdens, encourage one another and pray for each other.
 
Next week our Wednesday Livestream will be cancelled because we are going to livestream our Good Friday Service on April 10th at 7 PM and conclude with communion (you’ll obviously have to have your own elements). Easter Sunday Service will be livestreamed on April 12th at 10 AM.
 
Please keep these upcoming services in your prayers as the Lord has been laying on people’s hearts (many unbelievers and other Christians that don’t regularly attend our church) to tune in and listen to our livestream services.
 
What the devil intended for evil (COVED-19), God is using for good to spread His Word to many who wouldn’t normally step foot in church to listen to the teaching of His Word!
 


Church Update | 3-27-20 AM

Good morning beloved,

I trust the Lord gave you all a blessed night’s sleep.

I talked to some pastor’s yesterday who said that some in their churches were really struggling with this “shelter in place” quarantine. I realize that this has not been an easy time for many believers in Jesus. We can approach this time in one of two ways—either we can ‘hate’ it or ‘embrace’ it.

Remember, we are admonished in Scripture—“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

I came across a quote this morning that I thought might help you to ‘embrace’ this time:

“While in quarantine:

  • Isaac Newton discovered gravity.
  • Paul wrote part of the New Testament.
  • John Bunyan created Pilgrim’s Progress.
  • Luther translated the Bible into German.
  • John penned the Book of Revelation.

We are stewards of the time God has given us. Let us make the most of it!”

Of course, as Christians, our pilgrimage in life towards the “Celestial City” becomes so much more enjoyable when we seek out the fellowship of other believers. In my reading of “Pilgrim’s Progress“, Christian has just caught up with Faithful, who together are now encouraging and strengthening each other in their journey toward the Celestial City.

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Church Update 3-24-20 PM

Good Afternoon Church Family,

I watched the President’s briefing today and it looks like he wants the country back open for business and people working again by Easter—which is good news.

That means we have another 2 ½ weeks of “sheltering in place” ahead of us.

That said, I thank the Lord that we were able to livestream our last Sunday service and plan on livestreaming this Wednesday night’s Bible study as well.

Please join us at 7 pm as we will be continuing our study in the Book of Jude.

Also, I would like to resume the small groups next week using ‘Zoom’ which will allow all the small groups to meet and interact with one another thru the webcam on their home computers.

I will be in contact with Mike Nuxoll who will be contacting all the group leaders in the next day or two to set things up.

I know that for some of you “cabin fever” is taking its toll—which makes it even more important that we ‘come together’ remotely thru the avenue of social media.

I know it’s not the same as being with each other face to face, but it’s better than no fellowship with each other at all—

“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)

Love you all and see you soon!

Pastor Phil



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