Good Evening. Our church service was canceled today, however we were blessed with an opportunity to watch online services. The Coronavirus has caused major changes to our everyday lives.
This morning our pastor said that the last time something like this happened was the Bubonic Plague or “Black Death”. At that time, there were so many deaths that people looked in the bible for guidance. They found the best way to stop an outbreak was to quarantine sick people.
As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.
–Leviticus 13:46 (NIV)
God has given us the bible for guidance on how to live our lives. We just need to open it and read it.
Our pastor gave us verses to help us through this time of uncertainty. We need to remember that God is in charge. We can use this time for God’s good works. God can turn anything around for his good.
God the Help of Those Who Seek Him
A Song of Ascents.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
–Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV)
Whenever I am afraid,
I will trust in You.
In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust;
I will not fear.
What can flesh do to me?
–Psalm 56:3-4 (NKJV)
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust in the Lord forever,
For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.
–Isaiah 26:3-4 (NKJV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
–Proverbs 3:5 (NKJV)
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
–Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
–Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)
God the Refuge of His People and Conqueror of the Nations
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth.
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the [b]midst of the sea;
–Psalm 46:1-2 (NKJV)
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
–Psalm 91:2 (NKJV)
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
–Psalm 91:4 (NKJV)
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
–Psalm 91:9-11 (NKJV)
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
–Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
–2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
–Romans 5:3-5 (NKJV)
Today’s Church Service At Cornerstone Chapel Leesburg
Infectious Faith with Pastor Gary Hamrick