Exiled at Home: COVID-19 Quarantine

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.” – 1 Pet. 1:1-2

Look, I know this is weird. We are all feeling it. The last place we want to be on Sunday is at home. We love Christ’s bride. We love our church. But the church is more than a building; it’s the people.

Right now we are “exiled,” as it were. During this time, I stand with Peter and pray grace to you and peace be multiplied!

Yours in Christ,

– Pastor Patrick

Soli Deo Gloria!

Do Your Part: STAY INSIDE

Come, my people, enter your chambers,
And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past.” – Isa. 26:20

The Coronavirus is nothing compared to the Angel of Death appointed by God at the Passover, but the mandate is similar: stay inside for a time.

I am praying for you. I know these are unprecedented times and we are all in unknown territory.

Make the safest decision for your family.
Do not panic. Place your trust firmly in God for He is, was, and will always be in absolute and total control.

Please do your part: STAY INSIDE.

Men, Lead Your Family

Beloved, stay calm. God is sovereign. We do not live in fear, but are more than conquerors through Christ.

This Sunday will be unprecedented. I will not be there, but the door will be unlocked.

We are all doing our part to help our neighbor by (ironically) staying away from them.

In the meanwhile, I expect husbands and fathers to continue to lead their families.

Here is my plan for tomorrow’s Sabbath:

Everyone is to read 1 John 1.

Then have a discussion with your family. Throughout the week we will study together online.

Make the most of this opportunity to worship Jesus and praise God.

In a couple of weeks, we will be back to normal.

I am here for any need you may have.

Yours in Christ,

– Pastor Patrick

Soli Deo Gloria!

Be Wise In What Is Good, And Simple Concerning Evil

“For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.” – Rom. 16:19

Be wise in what is good; know that well, live it and teach it.

Be simple concerning evil; keep from it, expose it, and do not learn it.

Love good, hate evil. Do not contaminate yourself with wickedness – this is true liberty. This is real freedom.

Imagine a society that held to these two short, simple mandates. Imagine what that might look like.

Enriched In Everything By Him

“that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,” – 1 Cor. 1:5
Everything is enriched by Jesus.

Everything is improved, enhanced, upgraded, sweetened, and adorned by the Son of Man.

Without Him, everything is dulled, decreased, reduced, and lessened.

Do you know Him?