I do hope you all are well. We are hopeful that we will be able to gather again soon. The Leadership Team and I are considering everything to make decisions that will best serve us all and ultimately honor the Lord. We are, like Proverbs, beginning with what it calls “Fear of the Lord,” which calls for greater trust in Him, surrender to His ways, and humility of understanding our need of Him. We will keep you posted.
This past Sunday, we looked at Proverbs 1:8-19. Within that section of scripture, we explored verse 17, For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird. The meaning is rather straight forward if a net is spread out in plain view of the bird, well any sensible bird will see it and avoid the trap. Easy to understand, but often not practiced. The sinners of Proverbs 1:8-19, did not avoid the net, though it was plain to see that their actions, desires, and motives were outside of God’s instructions and wisdom. The son in this text had the advantage of a father giving instructions, and a mother giving him teaching—which in the end is God’s instruction and teaching. They are giving their child God’s words, God’s wisdom, and it will make him/us wise to the nets that so easily entrap us. Take time this week and read some Proverbs to gain insight into the ways of sin and your heart tendencies towards easily being enticed.
- Disciple-Makers: We have two more weeks of Disciple-Makers. This Wednesday at 6:30 pm, we will discuss scripture and let God’s word encourage, convict, and mature us (link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/501936397).
- Sunday Gathering: At this point, you are very familiar with how Sunday works, so just let this be a reminder to be on Facebook at 10 am to participate in our virtual gathering. You can also view it from our webpage here.
- Needs: Please don’t hesitate to let us know about any needs that arise as a result of these uncertain times. God, in His sovereignty, has put us in a position to be able to help. If you experience a significant drop in income, you don’t have to bear that burden alone. Or, if you have a neighbor you’ve been reaching out to that you think we could help with, let us know.
Grace and Peace,