2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NASB77)
“ 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.”
We have come to the end of our 2-week closure. I have recommended to our leadership that we continue on the current path of having church remotely until at least the week after Easter. It is certainly not what I had hoped for but I do believe it is the right thing and the safe thing to do. One thing God has shown me during my quiet time this week is that God does not need our building to save people or to change lives! I want to encourage everyone to continue to pray for our invitation time every Sunday. The truth is, there may be people watching our service who would never attend our church. But they are hearing God’s Word and as we all know God’s Word changes lives! So PRAY! When it comes to prayer let’s all pray for our nation and national leaders. I am praying that God would have mercy on the world and stop this virus! We need to pray for the all families affected by the COVID-19. Pray for our medical workers, emergency workers and public service workers. Lastly I want you to know that we are doing everything we can to get online Sunday School lessons up and running. Keep your ear close to the ground for updates on this issue. I want to encourage everyone to check out our new Website www.centennialbaptist.org and to spread the news so others can get connected and stay connected with us. We hope to begin posting the sermons this coming week. I also want to remind everyone about our new online giving that is now available on our website. Hang in there and trust in the Lord during these uncertain times!