Note from Tim 2020-05-06

I will address this in the sermon this coming Sunday, but I believe that this great pause is an opportunity that we should seize for spiritual transformation, his kingdom coming, and particularly that we would increasingly become a people who are characterized by prayer. I am grateful for the faithfulness of so many of you in this way and our Prayer Partners ministry has been a great addition to what we are doing. Tomorrow (Thursday) is the National Day of Prayer (NDP) and we all know that if there was ever a time for the Christ-followers of this nation to rise up to pray, this is it. God’s Word, in 2 Chronicles 7:14, and many other places, guides us toward humbling ourselves, praying, seeking his face, and turning from wicked ways.
So I want to encourage you in two ways for this day of prayer. First, pray individually and as a family using the NDP “How to Pray for America” guide provided at this link. The list may be a bit overwhelming and so you might focus on one or two areas/concerns.
And then I also want to invite you to join us for a special Prayer Partners Zoom gathering at 8pm during which we will use this guide and seek his face together. Click this link to join us.
Thank you all for your care for one another and your faithfulness with prayers and giving! God is very much at work in and through our church family during this time. Our trial efforts at virtual Zoom fellowship and sermon discussions went very well this past Sunday. Plan to join us this coming Sunday.
And finally, even though we are restricted in our abilities to meaningfully connect with people, our love for neighbor and outreach can still flourish! Most of us are aware of the Organic Outreach One Degree Rule which encourages us to take one simple step today to increase our outreach temperature by one degree. I want to leave you with two blog articles below that provide some ideas for how to take a step, raise your outreach temperature, and make real progress toward loving your neighbor and sharing Jesus.
It’s all for his glory! I have great hope for what God is doing in and through us.
Pastor Tim