LIVING IN COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN A COVID WORLD
JEFF KIMES, EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Hebrews 10: 23-25 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
To say it has been hard to live in community together the past nine months is an understatement. As followers of Christ we are called to worship together, fellowship together, and study together, but it has been challenging the last nine months. We all have had to change how we minister and worship together, and some great things have come out of the adjustments we have made.
We have elevated our online presence to minister better to those who cannot get out and worship in person. We have volunteers calling and checking on members, and delivering study material to those who don’t feel safe getting out. There are Sunday School and Bible study options being Zoomed, so our members and people from literally around the world can participate in studying God’s word. We have been able to extend our reach beyond the walls of this building to reach people in our community and meet their needs. The Lord has provided for His church in so many ways. It is amazing to see His hand at work.
Only the Lord knows when this pandemic will end. Until then, continue to seek the Lord, gather together when you feel it is safe for you and your family, and remember your hope lies not in the things of this world but in your Savior Jesus Christ.
Let’s all try to put in to practice Hebrews 10:24 Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, and live in community together wherever the Lord has you.