CONQUER COVID – A Bible Plan For Churches During COVID-19

CONQUER COVID – A Bible Plan For Churches During COVID-19

The COVID-19 scare shocked the world.  Our government’s response to it was unlike anything we have ever seen.  Who would have thought just a few months ago that our nation would lock down and the American way of life would change so dramatically?

The coronavirus shutdown halted the economy, put citizens on house arrest, and closed many churches.  The politician’s liberal leanings were unmasked as they prioritized liquor stores and abortion clinics above small businesses and churches.

The will of God doesn't change with circumstances. Current events did not come as a surprise to God.  He has equipped us for the task ahead. Click To Tweet

Churches have suffered.  

Most assemblies went three months without meeting in person.  Some churches had weeks with no offerings.  Since then, giving has diminished as Christians struggle financially. It may take time to build offerings back up for churches with many members out of work.  

Outreach ministries that take the Gospel to the lost halted.  Public soul winning, bus ministry, street preaching, nursing home, and prison ministries stopped.

Some churches are meeting again with restrictions.  Fed up with government overreach, some churches are meeting despite state restrictions.  Pastors are getting tickets, fines, jail threats, and court dates for holding church.  

Who would’ve thought this travesty could happen in America?  This unthinkable turn of events is shocking.

Churches all over America are struggling.  Faithful Christians are looking for leadership through this unprecedented trial.  God’s men must lead with wisdom, faith, compassion, confidence, and love.  We must rest upon the fundamentals of our faith and focus on the basics of Scriptural ministry.

The burning question is, “Where do churches go from here?”  How do we move forward?  As always, we find comfort, courage, and direction from God’s Word.

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Escape The Global Pandemic

Escape The Global Pandemic

There are frightful things on the horizon, my friend.  God has made a way of escape.  Will you accept it?

The coronavirus outbreak of 2020 changed the world.  It brought the dangers of viral infection to the forefront of our collective consciousness.  What was once a plot for sci-fi movies is now a reality.  A pandemic, like COVID-19, is the global outbreak of disease.  

It is terrifying that an undetectable virus can infect millions with devastating effects.  Most virus pandemics are the work of influenza (flu) viruses.  The most well-known pandemic in history was the Spanish flu of 1918.  That virus infected one-third of the world’s population, and an estimated 50 million people died worldwide.

Unfortunately, the worst is yet to come.  Jesus Christ foretold that the last days would include “pestilences.” A pestilence is a contagious epidemic disease of catastrophic proportions.

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A Wise Son Maketh A Glad Father – Proverbs 10:1 & 15:20

A Wise Son Maketh A Glad Father – Proverbs 10:1 & 15:20

Being a Father is a big job.  Having a wise child makes the job easier and more joyful.  Learn how to be a wise child and make your parents glad with this advice from the Bible.

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son maketh a glad father: But a foolish man despiseth his mother.

 

Dad’s are under a lot of pressure.  They are a husband to a wife.  They are called by God to be the spiritual leader.  They are tasked with providing for the needs of the Family. They are trusted to protect the family.  

Raising children is a tremendous blessing.  To have children is one of life’s special gifts.  To raise children is one of life’s most daunting tasks.

Rarely is a child wise enough to have compassion and empathy for his parents.

The word child in this message/article is used in the wide sense of the word.  Sometimes it speaks of age and other times of relation.

Being wise will make your earthly parents and your Heavenly Father glad.  Why would you want to live any other way? Click To Tweet

Often, when a child is old and has children of his own, he can truly appreciate his parents.  But why wait until we are old?  Set yourself apart from most of the world and value your parents today!

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Confidence In Soul Winning

Confidence In Soul Winning

Here are seven ways to have confidence in Soul Winning.

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The world needs Jesus. Learn how to share your faith confidently with these simple, but powerful tips.

Mark 16:15

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

God has given us the responsibility of reaching the world with the Gospel of Christ. What a commission! What stewardship!

However, the average Christian rarely speaks a word regarding Christ to sinners. This sad fact says more about the state of our nation and the condition of our churches than any poll or questionnaire ever could. If God’s people are not going after sinners, the lost have no hope of salvation!

Are you confident a confident soul winner? You can be. If you were the only hope of salvation for the people in your life, what would be there chances of going to Heaven?

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Each Christian should work to be skillful in the Word for the salvation of souls.  

If you are confident in anything in this life, make it the glorious work of bringing sinners to Christ.

Here are seven ways to have confidence in Soul Winning.

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Faith, Hope, Love

Faith, Hope, Love

Faith may waiver, hope may hang its head, and love may wax cold, but they can never be lost.  They are given at the new birth and they hold our hand through death. (more…)

We live in an ever-changing world.  Fads, philosophies, and people come and go but these three graces remain. They are the essence of the Christian life.  Learn how they can improve your life today.

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Our text is captivating.

The Apostle Paul, moved by the Holy Ghost, wrote a scathing letter to the Corinthian church.  Not only were they excusing appalling sin, but also they were fighting over the spiritual gifts. To cut through the confusion, God draws their attention to the significance of faith, hope, and love.

Faith, hope, and love are exalted as the trinity of Christian graces that rise above all others.  They abide when all else fails. 

Faith may waiver, hope may hang its head, and love may wax cold, but they can never be lost.  They are given at the new birth and they hold our hand through death. (more…)