Praise the Lord! He is risen indeed! May God bless you and give you a wonderful day being reminded of the powerful eternal life of Jesus.
The message I recorded for today is from Luke 24, Resurrection Proofs and Truths.
You may have noticed that we added facebook to our homepage. Katie makes a lot of nice verse cards that are posted weekly. You'll find those in the scroll box on our homepage.
One of our furlough responsabilities was to meet with BWM. Because of technology we are able to have that meeting tomorrow even though we are here. Please pray that God will give us a wondeful meeting with our mission board. It's always an encouragement to spend time with some of the men on Baptist World Mission board.
Kay Lee helped me yesterday to design a sign for a busy roadway near us. She has a machine that can cut our words. She made the stencils and I did the painting. Please pray that God will attract some online visitors through it.
Facebook is proving a good ministry platform for us during the virus. Please pray that God will work in the hearts of those that follow along. Our new add is generating some interest in our area and we are very pleased with that. Thank you for praying.
Here are the links to our uploads for our Thursday night service.
Well.... there isn't as much to share from isolation. God allowed me to help put out a couple hundred community flyers on Monday. Our local governement wanted to make people aware of where to go for help if they didn't have anyone else to assist them. I was going to help them out again today but found out that they had all been posted.
The Lord helped me get my next midweek service recorded today and it will be on our facebook page tomorrow. We're also going to start a Zoom church prayer meeting this evening. It will be fun to see everyone and to pray together. I think we'll also start a Sunday PM Zoom Bible study. We're currently recording Thursday evening and Sunday morning preaching services and two children's classes weekly.
I enjoyed a group online prayer time today with the missionary men in Ireland. They've started a weekly prayer time. God's given me some wonderful friendships with the men over there and it was a blessing to see everyone. Please pray for one younger missionary family who have all had a fever and still need to recover.
We appreciate your prayers for our online ministry. Please pray for visitors to attend our online services and for God's enablement in recording and sharing God's Word.
Praise God we can meet our church family online. That has been a great blessing and we hope an open door into some "visitors homes" within our communities.
Katie's Sunday School lesson is on facebook and ready to go. She's been going through the story leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection.
My message this morning was from Jeremiah 8-9, "When God Says 'Enough!'"
I get to do flyers again tomorrow. But, it's not my church flyer. I'm going to put out a flyer from the community giving emergency numbers to call. There is some concern that everyone in the community have access to the help they need in isolation.
Thank you for praying for our ministry during these interesting days. God's hand has been evident.
Here is a link to one more video. Logan played this tonight at 8:00 PM as people clapped and played bagpipes to honour our health care workers.
God has given us a good week. We have yet to hit a ministry slow down, but I anticipate a bit more time next week when I'm not doing flyers. We've put a few more videos online.
The first is a message I preached to the teens on Psalm 91 on Getting Victory Over Fear. I preached it at the end of last month as we saw the pandemic coming. I felt like the Lord wanted me to record it and share it online. Please pray that people in our community will listen in and hear the Gospel.
We decided to take out a facebook add with the recording I uploaded of our Wonderful Peace Trio. Please pray that God will help those with open hearts find it.
We appreciate your prayers very much.
Well, it was a short window for delivering the flyer. But, praise the Lord, just over 1,000 flyers were put out. I appreciate your prayers for God to work in the hearts of those who received them. I'm looking forward to ministry on the other side of this virus. We'll see how long until we are able to get back out with literature in our community.
We are getting ready to have church with our family. Last Sunday we watched Katie's SS lesson and my sermon in the morning. For our "Sunday night service" we watched Dr. Alton Beal preach a message. Dr. Beal is the president of Ambassador Baptist Bible College. My brother-in-law (Nate Metcalf) has been hired as the new Dean of Men there and we're excited about what God is doing at Ambassador. Please pray for Nate and Rachael's family as they get ready to move there in June, Lord willing.
The message God put on my heart for this Sunday is, "Living On the Verge of Victory" from Exodus 6. Moses has been called to lead the Children of Israel out of Egypt. It appears to be going very badly, but in reality victory was just around the corner. God encouraged Moses to believe he was on the verge of victory, by reminding him of three key truths. 1) Who God is. 2) What God has done. 3) What God will do.
If you would like to see Katie's SS lesson for this week on our church facebook page, Here is a link.
Please continue to pray for God's will and leading regarding our furlough plans. Thank you for your prayers.
PS. I uploaded a video of a trio, "Wonderful Peace" which we sang at our church a few weeks ago. Please share it on facebook if you are able. The message is just what our world needs right now.
The flyer arrived yesterday and I was able to start putting it out yesterday afternoon. I was also able to get out this morning. The Lord's helped me to get around 600 into mail slots so far. Please pray that people will turn their heart to fear God. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."
Although I'm not seeking to speak with people because of the social distancing and lockdown. I did have a divine appointment this morning for which I thank the Lord. I told this young mother about our facebook SS lessons and kids club lessons and she said that she would look for them online.
Please pray for our online ministry - Katie as she prepares these lessons and presents them. Myself as I prepare online messages. This event has great potential to awaken people's hearts including those who are saved. We appreciate your prayer for the hearts of those in our area.