In times Like these…
We all are facing and unprecedented time in America that most of us have not seen in our lifetime. The reality is that we at war with COVID-19. In this warfare the very life and lifestyle we are accustomed is under attack. As Christians, were have to fight this was with wisdom and faith. The wisdom to do what is right in order to come out of this victoriously and the faith to know that God is in charge and control of all things. Those of us who believe this can live through these days with caution, not fear, wisdom, not anger, and faith with determination.
This really can be one of the Church’s most finest hour even though many Christians may identify with the Apostle Paul when he said; “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down…” Paul placed this statements between to book ends that remind us of the Hope, Deliverance & Victory, we have in Jesus Christ. Let’s read Second Corinthians chapter 4, verses 7-10 in context.
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
Regardless of the difficulty of the time in which we live and the frailty of our human condition, we carry the life force and strength of Jesus Christ with in us. That means our bodies, mind, soul and, spirit. This enables us, as it has done for brothers and sisters in Christ through the ages to live well with purpose and meaning through our particular time in history.
Let me offer two take always from COVID-19 for Christian and maybe you can think of more.
First, perhaps one of the good things that comes out of this difficult time is that like the early church we too are finding ways to do the work of the kingdom without the comforts and accommodations of the church building.
Second, if this is a foretaste of a time to come when the people of God will be persecuted for Christ sake, perhaps we can get a sense of how we will do when that time comes.
Let me close by asking you to read the scriptures that give you comfort during this time and and the hymn, song and poems that give you comfort and express your faith and confidence in God.
In His Service, Pastor Morrow
Jacob’s Well Schedule
The following is the weekly schedule at Jacobs well until further notice.
- We will feed to go bagged meals Saturday’s from 5:30 – 6:00 PM at 1st Methodist
- Our Saturday Night Worship Experience will take place via a conference at 7:00 PM
- We will share a weekly video program on Jacob’s Well Facebook page that will be available Sunday Morning. Last Week’s Message The Lord Being Our Helper
You can contact us at:
- At 901 424-1561
- Or via text message or messenger.
Here how to connect to our Saturday Night Experience @ 7:00 PM:
- Phone # (515) 606-9097
- Access # 912648
- Please start calling in at 5 – 10 minutes before.
- Please mute you phone at 7:00 PM
You can use the same phone number and access code to join us for our morning prayer and devotional Wednesdays at 6:30 AM
There are three ways you can donate to Jacob’s Well
1. Send a check to Jacob’s Well to: P.O. Box 111289, Memphis, TN 38111
2. Use PayPal
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