WHO is your provider? In these trying times, first we turn to the LORD in repentance and faith, then we turn to help our neighbors, to shine the light of Christ into every situation, because HE is our divine Provider.

THIS SUNDAY, as we’re unable to hold regular services, YOU can “worship with us” as in “church@home” as we explore Luke 9:10-17, God our Provider and “Jesus the Bread of Life”  – using our resources: sermon audio & handout etc – & VIDEO (no ‘log-in’ required)

  • Just click the link and go to the resource.  You can print out the bulletin and handout  to follow along with the sermon, and as a Bible study guide for daily Bible readings.
  • Email your prayer requests & praises to share with your church family e-letter.
    Fill out the neighbor-to-neighbor flyer to help our servant-leadership teams seek to assist personal needs of our congregation and community. Your Elders will also be calling to pray with you
  • Prayer & Fasting – we invite you to join a time of prayer & fasting during these days before Easter, asking that the Lord would heal our lives and heal our land. More info here and here.
  • Psalm 23 – The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

THIS WEEK
Develop a “together-apart-ner” to CONNECT with this week: share prayer requests, insights from the sermon or Bible study guide, or your  neighbor-to-neighbor outreach. ENCOURAGE one another in their family worship time, activities for kids, helpful resources etc. READ Scripture together, remotely, together-apart. PRAY for and with one another by phone, text, email or other technology. SHARE requests and praises with your church family and let pastor know if you need the latest contact info sheet for your church family.

Daily devotional here will follow the daily Bible readings and complement the sermon – use the sermon handout as a Bible study guide with this week’s daily readings. Another devotional at the same link takes you through the entire Bible in one year, in about 15 minutes per day. 

Daily Bible Reading – Engage~Word~Church~Community
3-29  Psalm 23:1-6 – wants
3-30  Luke 9:10-17 – 5,000
3-31  Exodus 16:1-36 – manna
4-01 
2 Kings 4:42-44 – eat
4-02  John 6:1-(71) – bread
4-03  1 Cor 11:17-34 – My
4-04  Psalm 119:25-32 – life

The Spirit of God works the Word of God so the people of God become like the Son of God
How will I be transformed, by God’s truth, in the Spirit’s power, as I trust & obey ?

 

Be strong in the LORD and in the strength of His might” – Ephesians 6:10
More spiritual resources HERE !

 

 

 

 

Probabilities or Providence? – from Christian Counseling Education Foundation
Anxiety, Waiting & Coronavirus – from Christian Counseling Education Foundation
Encouragement – from Kevin Kompelien at www.EFCA.org office
Prayer Guide – “Praying the Word over the coronavirus crisis”
Church at Home – Generosity – from The Bible Project
Living in Lockdown – tips from Italy via pastor Tim Challies
Ideas & Resources – for churches from Family Research Council

Pastors & President Trump – recording from FRC and several leaders
Free Digital Resources – from Crossway, including ESV Study Bibles, etc
RC Sproul & etc – Ligonier Ministries – all teaching now FREE online
Freedom in Christ – several free online resources from Neil Anderson
Open Doors – “Seven lessons on FEAR from persecuted believers”

Church at Home – Generosity – from The Bible Project
Free & Discounted Stuff for these Difficult Times – from pastor blogger Tim Challies
How to Keep learning & Growing in Challenging Times – from pastor blogger Tim Challies
Practice Christian Hospitality – especially during a virus crisis – Butterfield on crossway.org

INFORMATION FROM EXPERTS
Christian Experts on Coronovirus – from the Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
Candid Conversation about Coronavirus – and what YOU can do
Coronavirus – scientific & theological perspective from www.Creation.com
Crossway.org – “Christian Doctor’s Guide to the coronavirus – and more
Plagues in History – from Bill Federer & American Minute perspective
Is There Financial Hope? – from Crown Financial Ministries
Reaching the Most Unchurched Generation during Covid-19 – from Lifeway
9 Steps to Prepare for the Aftermath of Coronavirus – from Lifeway

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
Stay-at-home-Story-Time –  with Christian children’s author Sally Lloyd-Jones
Free Faith-Based Content for Kids & Parents Stuck at Home – various vendors

Never A Better Time for Family Prayer – Gospel Coalition
The Best Make-Your-Own Kid Recipes – from “Busy Kids Happy Mom”
100 Free Bible Coloring Pages – from Childrens Ministry Deals
Free Stuff for KIDS – from “Sermon4kids”
Family Life Today – “Home Isn’t Canceled” – resources for families
Focus On The Family – “talking with kids about coronavirus”
Kids at Home – free online resources from Lifeway

More Resources – on Riverside’s “resource” page on our website