A Response of Worship

One of the guiding principles in this difficult season is that we want to launch ministries and programs that are sustainable long after this current plague has passed over us. This is partly because, after this plague is in the past, we will most certainly have future plagues as we see the Day of the Lord approaching. This is to remind us that there will always be needs among us and the church is to remain present in the needs of the people. Therefore, we are using this season of great need to streamline and create ministries that are effective now and will be effective once this season is in our rearview mirror. Everything we do is worship, and we are always worshiping – it is just a quest

A Response to Ageism

Ageism, Darwinism, Initiative, and Access I have heard some disturbing news over the past couple of weeks. It seems that there is a strong undercurrent of ageism that is permeating various responses to the plague sweeping the global community. Much of this ageism is driven by Darwinism and a general lack of concern for those who are immunocompromised. I would love to say that this has no place in the Church community, but I have read or heard disturbing comments that must be addressed from a Biblical perspective. Ageism is defined as forming prejudicial constructs based upon a person’s age. This is the act of judging someone based upon their age rather than the content of their character. Da

A Response to a Plague

Last week, I posted a response to the fear that is gripping our country. Several weeks ago, I preached a sermon from the book of Joel about COVID-19 as a wake-up call to us to consider the lostness of mankind. At that time, I called us to a season of fasting and prayer as we sought the face of God. What has changed? At the end of last week we made the decision to keep gathering together because we were well below the number set by the CDC for safe gathering. However, as the plague continues to creep into our cities, neighborhoods, and homes like a swarm of locusts; we have come to the difficult conclusion that we will primarily stream our services and move our gatherings to online formats. L

A Response to the Fear of Disease

A missionary once told me, “Sick Happens!” Yes, it does. We believe in the healing work of Jesus in our bodies. Sometimes this healing is proactive and preventative, and other times, it is reactive and restorative. We believe that the prayer offered in faith by those in right-standing with God, will make the sick person well. However, we do not believe that God’s timing is always the same as our timing. Neither do we believe that God is subject to our agenda, but we are to be subject to His agenda and purpose. Just as faith is necessary to appropriate salvation and redemption, so faith is also necessary for the gifts of healing offered through Jesus’ sacrifice. Every time I open my newsfeed,

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