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Moving Forward Together

by Jed Brown
short-coated black dog sitting

We all come to the coronavirus situation with preconceived notions of what is best; ideas and political leanings established in the past, by our upbringing, experiences, jobs and training, etc. And not all of our notions will agree with one another’s. Thus we have sought from the beginning to keep one finger on God’s “preconceived […]

What’s “Essential”

by Jed Brown
chief standing near body of water

In order to effect the lockdown, many governments have categorized types of works as either “essential” or “non-essential”. This is because most governments, for a variety of reasons, have not quarantined only those who are ill or exposed, but everyone. This differs from the historic and Scriptural versions of quarantine (Lev. 13:45-46; 14:33-53). But my point […]

A Call to Fast and Pray, This Saturday, April 4

by Jed Brown

You can print out a PDF of this page by clicking here: Day of Fasting and Prayer 14  Consecrate a fast;  call a solemn assembly.  Gather the elders  and all the inhabitants of the land  to the house of the Lord your God,  and cry out to the Lord. (Joel 1:14) 16 “And when you fast, […]

Fighting Anxiety in Pandemic

by Jed Brown

I have said, since I arrived here, that the “main thing” is threefold: Word, prayer and fellowship. This is because they are means to God’s sovereignly-appointed and happily-given grace, His gifts. They are the way God gives us Himself, in His Son, by His Spirit, until we see Him face to face.  And now, one […]

Coronavirus and the Sovereignty of God

by Jed Brown

In times like this, the most healthy, sanity-inducing thing we can do is revisit the basic doctrines of our faith. One such doctrine is the sovereignty of God. We love Isaiah 40:29-31: 29  He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30  Even youths shall faint and […]

Holding Dueling Truths

by Jed Brown

One of Christianity’s requirements, and one of its gifts to the world, is the ability to hold two seemingly irreconcilable truths at the same time. For instance, we hold that God is sovereign, and man is culpable, for his actions. The word for this is antinomy. The greatest antinomy is Jesus, who was both all God and […]

On Technology and Church

by Jed Brown

On Tuesday we initiated a flurry of technological stop-gaps to the problem of not being able to gather right now. The role of technology in the church, however, deserves further reflection. First, let me say, I don’t like not meeting together. Nor do I like technological substitutes for face-to-face contact. Not one bit. Because that’s just what […]

Together in the Chaos

by Van Fleetwood

A word from an Elder… Chaos is described as disorder or disarray.  Well, here we are in CHAOS. Our church is in a time of not able to “gather together.”  To the church it means a lot. Not seeing one another face to face or “in person fellowship.”  We are encouraged to spend time together […]

Don’t Waste Your Coronavirus Isolation

by Jed Brown

Our greatest danger right now is wasting our isolation, by stewing in fear and numbing ourselves in streams of entertainment. God causes all things to be for our good, but that doesn’t just happen automatically. We need to act to ensure we don’t waste our isolation. Two passages come to mind; first 1 Cor. 7:5: 5 Do […]

Government Coronavirus Directives and Individual Liberty

by Jed Brown

I affirm that the decision maker for health decisions is the individual. We have freedom to make our own health decisions.  However, there are limits to that freedom. For instance, if sin is involved, as with abortion.* Furthermore, we need to think clearly about how the Bible usually talks about the exercise of our freedom […]