First of All

Posted by Scott Lowther on

1 Tim 2:1-3 “First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior…”


Dear CBC Family,

It has been a very, and I mean very, busy week in trying to get ready to have a live service this Sunday evening. I am going to reiterate what is required for attending the service on Sunday night. Each person coming must wear a mask unless there is a medical reason that you cannot. I am asking each of you to “consider others better than ourselves” by evaluating and screening yourself and any member of your family that you are bringing. If you, or they, have any fever, sore throat, dry cough, unusual tiredness, loss of taste or smell, body aches, or any other unfamiliar symptoms then please do not attend. Upon arrival we are going to ask you to please maintain a safe distance between all the other attendees. You are free to bring a beach chair and anything you wish to drink.

This service is our beta test for future services so please bear with us as we strive to ensure your safety as well as spiritual health. We are in new territory so let’s work through this together. I will recap with Dr. Lon and some of the leaders and then take the next steps to reopen the church for the regular weekend services. Remember that there will be three going forward. Saturday night at 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 - 9:00 AM, which is for higher risk members, and 10:00 - 11:00 AM. There are limited in size so please visit our Facebook page and sign up for one or just call the office. There will not be youth or children’s ministry for several weeks until we are sure that it is safe to do so.

This weekend we will have a study in the book of Romans 7 for the regular service which will be taped and air Saturday afternoon by 5:00 PM. The live service on Sunday evening will have a different study from 1 Kings 8. I pray that they both will be a source of encouragement and strength for the days in which we live.

Lastly, may I encourage you all that as believers we should fix our attention on the things of the Lord and not get hung up on social media nonsense and conspiracy theories all around us. One day this wonder drug works the next day it doesn’t. One day someone says masks do no good and yet it has been proven time and time again that they do have a very positive effect and save lives. We are told every business should hurry and open and yet last week there were 900 new COVID cases in San Diego. Many states are setting one day records of new cases daily. The media is like a circus and nobody knows if anything reported is actually true. The country is falling prey to the lies that every person is a racist, or a looter, and the believer gets all caught up in it. Let’s remember who and who’s we are and what we are called to be and do. This world needs light and the only place it is coming from is the born-again believer who has been entrusted with the word of truth. Instead of slamming protestors, politicians, police of anyone else hear what God has called us to do “First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior…” (1 Tim 2:1-3).

Be safe dear one,

Pastor Scott

 

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