What A Time
It has been three weeks this past Sunday since we have come together as a church. What began as a two-week shutdown now looks as though will last at least several more weeks. We fought hard to be able to continue meeting by cleaning most everything we touch between services, using personal communion packs, and deliberately altering our usual Sunday morning greeting time. We chose not to meet that first Sunday only after our local officials made the proper decision not to. It was very tough to announce that we would not be coming together. Fox Creek has a long history of never failing to meet on the Lord's day.
The leadership team has always spent most of its time focusing on the preaching and teaching of God's word as we come together, making sure all believers have the opportunity to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. God’s word, fellowship and encouragement have always been the desire of our numerous gatherings on Sunday and throughout the week.
We have never had to prepare for not being able to meet. But trust that we have been busy these past few weeks trying to meet this challenge and preparing for what lies ahead.
We quickly began taping Joe’s sermons. We now have Joe’s Sunday night Bible study on the Life of Christ showing on Wednesday night. Tim and Micah have not missed a lesson by offering their lessons to the children and youth online. We continue to offer daily devotions from Our Daily Bread which can be emailed directly to you. Church news is available on the church website, www.foxcreekchristian.com. Tim, Micah and Missy have been in the office working the same hours as usual.
Psalms 46:10 says “Be still and know that I am God.” There are lessons to learn from all of this. Romans 8:28 reminds us “And we know that God causes all things to works together for good....” These past few days - with spring coming on strong - remind us that God is in control and as a His children, His grace never fails. We all have laid awake at nights, worrying how long that last roll of toilet paper would last, but honestly we believe we all still have our homes, our food and water to drink - plenty. Those who are ill or in need are by no means forgotten as our prayers go up daily. But if our world must go through this, we of all people, are by far the best prepared.
This past Sunday - the day our Lord rode into Jerusalem - was the beginning of His final week on earth. We want to encourage us all to take a minute each day and retrace the events of that last week leading up to our Lord's death and resurrection. We may not be together now, but a day is coming soon when we will be together with our Lord and one another forever. What a day! What a hope! What a promise!
See you soon!
Leadership team of Fox Creek Christian Church
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