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.

Since we can’t be together in person, let us seek out fellowship with one another thru social media. Stay in contact with each other. Pray with one another. Encourage each other as we walk this path during these strange and difficult times we’re in.

And along those lines, please join us this Sunday Morning at 10 AM (via Livestream) for the next part of the series we’re doing—for such a time as this: “Life’s Essential Ingredients-Part 2.”

Also, I hope you’re reading, “They Found the Secret”. If not, please read Chapter 6: “Charles Grandison Finney: The Powerful Life.” I have read this chapter numerous times in the past but found it ‘new’ and very encouraging as I read it again a few days ago. So please check it out.

That’s it for now. I love you all and am asking God for a fresh outpouring of His Holy Spirit upon all of us for whatever He has in mind for our lives going forward.

In our precious Savior’s name,

Pastor Phil