Greetings in the victorious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I trust God you are well and trusting and rejoicing in our Lord Jesus today, even in the midst of a sobering series of events as our nation responds to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
The church leaders met this morning and actually wanted to try to hold our services and at the same time offer a livestream option at our website and on YouTube for those who decide not to come. However, a decision to move our services exclusively to online streaming has been made.
The Sunday service will be streamed online at 11.00am from the website at www.ccmworldwide.com. Go to watch live and join the live stream. You can also click here to watch it live on the website. You can also go on YouTube. You type ccmworldwide and join the livestream on you tube.
Brethren, Christians should never be motivated by fear, not when we serve the Lord God Almighty. (2 Timothy 1:7) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Secondly, let us exercise "wisdom.” (Proverbs 2:6) For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
There is a crucial difference between fear and prudence, and in this case love for our neighbors compels us to join our nation’s extraordinary efforts to minimize contact between people in order to slow the spread of this virus.
So don’t be afraid or fearful, brethren.
Read God’s Word - meditate on Psalm 91. cover yourself with the blood of Jesus, take holy communion daily. Remember God’s promises, help those who are needy, and TRUST in God. He is sovereign over all, and he loves you dearly.
Additionally, we encourage everyone to take certain steps to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses, including:
-Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
–Using hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available;
-Skip handshakes and hugs for the time being in favor of a friendly smile;
-Not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
-Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
-Staying home if you are sick;
-Covering your cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue;
-Disinfecting objects and surfaces regularly. If you or someone in your family tests positive for the virus, please let us know so we can find ways to help, pray and take any necessary precautions.
-Pray for opportunities to show and tell the love of God to those with whom you speak.
-Pray for mercy and healing for the sick,
-Pray for strength and protection for medical staff,
-Pray for insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
Shalom and Stay Healthy.