Coronavirus and The Church: What Should We Do?

The airwaves and newspapers are buzzing with information and opinions about COVID19. What should your church do about coronavirus? These Bible Truths will help you know.

coronavirus COVID19 and the Church

Viruses are scary. History is replete with examples of deadly plagues and sicknesses. No one wants to get sick. Everybody wants to protect their family.

When social distancing is promoted as our only hope, what should ministries do? Church is a social environment. Do we stop church for the foreseeable future? Should we hide in our houses in fear?

What is coronavirus? Is this a global pandemic that will kill untold millions? Or is it more like a stronger version of the common flu? With doctors and pundits on both sides of the equation, it’s hard to know what we can believe.

I don't know if #COVID19 is a bust or a harbinger of death. I do know that whatever it is God will get us through it. Click To Tweet

To make matters worse, the media today has an agenda. The media establishment prospers financially during crises. Their age-old adage is “If it bleeds, it leads.” That’s why we live in a day of constant “breaking news” and 24 hour-a-day stories that promote fear and anxiety. After all, you pay more attention to the news when you are worried about what is going on in the world.

Further, the media is polarized politically. Many people want the Trump administration to fail so badly that they seem giddy about the possibility of sickness, death, and financial pain. That’s sick.

Should you cancel church services? Should you postpone events? Should you cancel fellowships and meals?

These Biblical principles are good for any difficult situation.

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The Power of Prayer (with Bible Verses)

Prayer is powerful.  Here are 20 Bible truths that explain what prayer can do for you.

The power of prayer Bible verses

The power of prayer is the power of God. Our prayers move the heart and hand of God.

Since God is all-powerful, there is no limit as to what prayer can do.

Jeremiah 32:17  “Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:”

Jeremiah 33:3  “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

God is able to answer our prayers beyond our imagination!  His power exceeds our capacity to ask or think.

Ephesians 3:20  “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”

Christians are feeble in their own strength but become mighty when they pray.

William Cowper said, “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.”  No wonder our enemy works so hard to keep us from praying!

What can you accomplish through the power of prayer?  The Bible gives us many examples.

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Don’t Quit! Poem

Have you ever felt like quitting? We all have at times. This poem will encourage your heart to keep going.

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Don’t Quit! Poem

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

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4 Scheduled Times That Protect Your Marriage

What if there were four simple times you could add to your schedule that would protect your marriage and keep it healthy? Would you give it a try?

How To Protect Your Marriage

Proverbs 18:21 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.


1 Corinthians 15:33 

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Communication is the lifeblood of a marriage. When you can’t communicate, your relationship will deteriorate. The couple that doesn’t talk will at best be roommates and at worst separate.

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Therefore, it is imperative that you protect your marriage by maintaining your ability to talk.

Keep the lines of communication open. Together, you can work through any problem, overcome any obstacle, and defeat any foe.

Here are 4 Scheduled Times That Will Protect Your Marriage.

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Healthy Stewardship Habits

So you want to be a good Christian steward?  Learning this simple truth will make it a lot easier!

HEALTHY STEWARDSHIP HABITS LIST

I have posted several articles about the importance of stewardship in our lives.  Hopefully, by now you agree with the Biblical mandate to live as a good steward.

Desire doesn’t always equal discipline. Jesus taught us that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

How can we instill the principles of stewardship into our daily lives?

How do we overcome a lifetime of doing things our way and start consistently living like Jesus?

The answer may surprise you.

Habits.

Everyone has them.  Most people don’t give much thought to them, yet they are the secret to stability.  Your habits are making your life better or worse every day.

If you can learn to leverage the power of habit, you will find the consistency necessary to be a faithful disciple of Christ.

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