What a season. And it isn’t over. We began this weekly blog to provide weekly encouragement and resources for equipping you in your faith during this time of “staying-at-home.” We were created in community [Genesis 1:26 ” Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…] for community. And encouraged to not give up meeting together [Hebrews 10:25]. And we haven’t.
We have not given up meeting together. Small groups, discipleship groups, prayer groups, staff and board meetings have all continued meeting online. You have not given up encouraging one another. We have shared notes of encouragement to the neighbors around our physical address [8283 Pfeiffer Farms]. We have and continue to pray for them and you as you seek ways to be a neighbor. We trust God to continue to move and protect. Our territory has enlarged [the prayer of Jabez: “And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, ‘Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain. ‘ So God granted him what he requested.”] by moving our format online… for such a time as this [Esther 4:13-14]! What more does God have in store?
Our pace for this blog is changing to a monthly format. We will continue to evaluate how we can provide encouragement and resources for equipping in this format. If you have suggestions or feedback, we welcome it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Now take a few minutes to read, be encouraged and equipped.
FAITH: The Shepherd’s Voice by Sheryl Idema
FINANCES: Stimulus Check – Save or Invest in Career Training? and Quaranclean Your Budget
FREEDOM to WORSHIP: Meditative Music by JD Dulinsky
FRONTLINE & BEYOND: Catch up with Lily Ortega, one of the missionaries that FBC financially supports, as Jeremy Clark from GMI visits with her over a video call.