of Fish Creek
...exists to develop Christ-centered disciples with the passion, commitment,
and knowledge to impact the world for the cause of Jesus Christ.
Community Church Family…
Fox News headline on March 18: “World in Peril”
...Humanly-speaking: “Absolutely!” …as we see the numbers continuing to rise
...God-speaking: “I’m in control!"
In light of this… “How then shall we live?”
As followers of Jesus... In my opinion, the question should not be “Should we be afraid?” (and hibernate) or “Should we not be afraid?” (and continue meeting each week). Rather, I believe the question should be, “How can we use God-given wisdom in moving forward at Community Church?” God never promises that followers of Jesus will never get sick, or that they will never contract Coronavirus. What He does promise is to give wisdom in each and every situation. We also see the example of Jesus, in Luke 4, when Jesus says, “don’t put the Lord your God to the test” (by acting unwisely and taking Scripture out of context).
As citizens of the United States... On Tuesday, March 17, Governor Tony Evers announced he is directing the Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an order prohibiting gatherings of 10 people or more to slow the spread of COVID-19. This, in addition to what President Trump said earlier on Tuesday, advising the same thing.
A few verses from Romans 12 - Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good.
…in other words, until we are told to do something “against God,” we obey…as we also do in paying taxes every year.
As followers of Jesus at Community Church... Due to…
- the information above from Governor Evers and President Trump
- the positive example we can set in our community by obeying the law, using caution
- there are “more than 10” who get together when the doors are open at 9420 Cottage Row
- our vacation-destination-location with guests who continue coming from down south
- the ability through technology to stay connected, encouraged, learning, growing
- many who normally attend who are at increased risk (autoimmune, age, etc)
…we are suspending all regular meetings/services through April 6
This would include Sunday, March 29 and Sunday, April 5
Leading up to April 6, we will be evaluating “where to from here?” …especially in light of the fact that Easter is April 12.
Over these next few weeks:
1* Through text/email/phone…let’s stay in touch with one another! This is going to be important… And…reach out to people who maybe you don’t normally contact as much.
(Toward the top of our website ccfishcreek.org there is a button that says DIRECTORY)
2* Messages will be posted on our website… you can click on new messages (see below) at ANY time throughout the week, INCLUDING on Sunday morning at 9:30am.
ccfishcreek.org…and then scroll down to where you see the brown and white trees
3* We will also be posting (on website) shorter Video Blurbs (see below) mid-week for encouragement…
4* We encourage you to make extra use of the RightNow Media resource! …thousands of resources for adults, kids… studies, videos, series. This is a FREE resource to you!
Don’t have access yet? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you signed up immediately!
Through what we say and through how we live, may we live out II Timothy 1:7 - “...for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
In the book of Proverbs, God speaks repeatedly to those who are “prudent” and wise …and He also speaks to those who are (in God’s words) “fools."
Praying…trusting…depending on Jesus…