Devotional Message

Offering

One of the things we have been emphasizing as a church recently is that giving tithes and offering is an act of worship. While we cannot "pass the plate" in the traditional sense, we still encourage you to give as an act of worship and trust in our Sovereign God. 

Click here to learn more about online giving or simply click "Give Online" to sign up for online giving. 

Discussion Questions

-What idols has the coronavirus exposed in our world today? What has it exposed in your own heart?

  • -How can this forced “slow-down” be a catalyst to mature your relationship with Christ?
  • -What ways can this situation be used to speak with unbelievers about trusting Jesus?
  • -What can you do as a family to care for others during this time of pandemic?

Additional Resources

Here is a way to serve the community through gifts or service. Our church as already donated grocery gift cards!

https://communitythreadmn.org/covid-19-community-response/

Read C.S. Lewis “on living in an atomic age” and replace the references to bombs with coronavirus. What guidance does Lewis give the believer?

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/cs-lewis-coronavirus/

Read this short post from John Piper “Don’t waste your cancer” and substitute coronavirus for cancer. What guidance does this give us?

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/dont-waste-your-cancer


Lessons from Church History: 

Short article: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/4-lessons-church-history/ 

Long (but excellent) podcast: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/march-web-only/contagious-diseases-compassion-public-health-hospitals-hist.html


A little historical perspective. We had 3 major pandemics in the 20th century that will probably have a higher death toll than COVID will (2 of which happened in the last 80 years and you probably never heard of them).

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1968-pandemic.html