1 Peter 2:2-3 “Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
Dear CBC Family,
It’s Thursday morning and the days and weeks just seem to blend together. I pray that you and your families are safe and holding up well during these difficult times. The consistent positive is that there are huge opportunities to discuss things that are eternally significant almost every day. All we need to do is be sensitive to those around us and let the Lord lead.
I had a good conversation with someone the other day about masks as they were so against them. Let me be clear, I don’t like them but there is zero doubt they are helpful in stopping the spread. If you look at the countries that were opposed to mask wearing or got on it late (Spain, Italy and the US) they did substantially worse than countries like South Korea and others that wore them from the beginning. After the person gave me a mini sermon on how unhealthy a mask was I asked for back up of their data. Well, they didn’t have any so I told them I would show them that one of their premises was wrong by using an oximeter. I took my body O2 (oxygen) and it registered at 98 which is normal. I then wore a mask and kept it on for an hour both sitting and walking around. I then took my oxygen again and, guess what, it was still 98. Athletes actually train with masks that reduce oxygen flow to build up their endurance and breathing abilities. Why do I mention this? It ties with the sermon for this weekend.
This weekend, both in the recorded and live service Sunday evening, we will continue in studying the way sin deceives through our desires. This is one of the most important things for a believer to understand so that they can not only guard their hearts but also not be unaware of Satan’s schemes. One thing I mentioned Sunday night that I did not say on the recorded message was that the Bible says in 1 Peter 2:2-3 “Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” I said that the test to see if we have a deceitful desire is to ask ourselves if we can say, and actually mean with all our hearts, that the Lord is good. Do you see how longing for the word stems from the conviction that the Lord is good? Also, the deceiving desire will attack that idea that God is good. We have so much to learn and glean here.
There have been several people who are looking to help out around the church which I appreciate so much. We have lot of things to do including getting ready to move the offices so if you want to help please contact Pam as she has a list of things we are working on.
Please know that we love each of you and are daily praying for you and your families. We will get through this together.
Blessings to you my friends,